Biographies

Shari’ Parks, LMT, BCTMB
Owner

shari'Shari’ is the owner of Aaduri Healing Arts, as of May 1, 2015. Read her greeting here!

Shari’ is a graduate of BSOM (Baltimore School of Massage / Steiner Education Group) and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She is MD Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and Board Certified in Bodywork and Massage Therapy (BCTMB).  In her massage practice, she specializes in sports massage, deep tissue massage, and reflexology.  She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and is able to provide a customized session for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. Her goal as a massage therapist is to assist and invite clients in actively participating in their own health.

During her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, taking dance classes, yoga, training and competing in endurance sports such as marathons and triathlons. She has completed five marathons, several sprint triathlons and one Olympic distance triathlon and two Half Ironman triathlons. One day she plans to train and compete in a Full Ironman Triathlon.

 

Ellen Khadeer, LMT, NCTMB

Ellen is a graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing Massage for more than 10 years. She holds the belief that one should take care of mind body spirit before taking care of others. Ellen is passionate about massage therapy and believes that massage creates a balance of mind, body  and spirit. She works relieving the body of tension and stress.

Ellen prefers to create a custom massage using a variety of modalities including swedish, deep tissue, myo-fascial release, lypossage and hot/cold stones.  She works the entire body and is sure to work any specific areas of concern with a 360 degree mentality (working all around the entire area), as everything in the body is connected.

Ellen is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She received her training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. As a Health Coach, Ellen will help you gain an awareness of how your body reacts to the foods you eat, otherwise known as food awareness.  It is through food awareness that you can then make decisions that will be conducive to improving  your health.

Linda Garner, LMT, NCTMB

Linda graduated for the Community College of Baltimore at Essex with an AAS degree in Massage Therapy. She is both Nationally Certified and Licensed by the State of Maryland to practice massage therapy. Linda specializes in Swedish Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage.

Linda has worked on several clients, in conjunction with their own pain management program, who have a history of chronic back pain. Linda has achieved successful results in reducing their symptoms of pain. Three of those clients now only use massage to manage their pain! Linda is very excited about the opportunity to work in a holistic environment, helping clients realize the benefits of massage therapy and assisting them in realizing their potential for maximum health.

Vanessa Purnell, LMT, NCTMB

Vanessa is a graduate of the Holistic Massage Therapy Institute, licensed to practice Massage Therapy in Maryland, and is a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Vanessa is committed to the idea that massage should be a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body. Vanessa believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get the best results possible.

Christina Reitemeyer

xtina-reiki-bio-webChristina is a Usui & Tibetan Reiki Master practitioner. She previously practiced energy work and intuitive Reiki in the Hudson Valley area of New York before moving to Baltimore and receiving her Master level certification. Her natural healing work incorporates various modalities such as aura diagnostics, breath work, and chakra alignment.

Christina believes that all bodies deserve a safe, judgement-free space to receive energy healing. She incorporates this belief into her Reiki practice and is dedicated to creating accessibility and awareness around alternative medicine services. She applies Reiki for self-care and believes in the power of Reiki to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing for others.

Anica C. Ellis

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Anica C- Ellis is an Esthetician; a graduate from Steiner Institute of Esthetics/Baltimore School of Massage. She has been working as a Freelance Makeup Artist for 10+ years and wanted to be able to treat the skin instead of just camouflaging it. 

Anica has built her business StillMe….EvenBetter: first as a makeup artist and now including esthetics on the basis of  “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” StillMe is about investing in yourself and taking time to become the best version of you without sacrificing being comfortable in your skin.  That means there is no one size fits all recipe for your wellness including your skin health.  She will tailor your treatment plan to fit you because we are all individually uniquely Be-YOU-ti-ful.  She currently is working with products from the Elemis and Bliss product lines. From the cleansers to the exfoliators, to the masks and other specialty products both product lines rely on the science of natural care. They are based in fruit and natural enzymes such as the papaya and pineapple extracts used in several of the products in the Elemis line and the ever present Vitamin C and E in the Bliss formulas. She believes in educating herself and her clients about the ingredients that are in the products that are being offered and partnering to find the things that fit a healthy lifestyle choice.