BERNADETTE E. MITCHELL, BA, LMT, MMP, BCMT
Bernadette is the founder and owner of BES Natural Solutions. She is a proud honor graduate from Ashford University and the Baltimore School of Massage/Steiner Education Group and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Bernadette has a special gift and interest in working with the elderly, people who have been injured or have other health disparities, in addition to businesses and other organizations. This stems from her early days of providing massage to her mother and grandmother.
My mother had lupus and would be in such great pain. There were many days that I would massage her ever so gently. She said I should do this for a living and that I was "laying hands on her." I would always remark, why would I want to do that since I was a legal assistant/paralegal for many years.
Grandma Mary and I had a bond that no other family member shared. We had the power of touch. After having a number of strokes, diabetes, amputation of both legs above the knee, Grandma Mary could no longer speak as she used to. I would visit them both every week and would massage and comb their hair. Grandma Mary did not have much to say, but she would ask to have her legs and her feet "rubbed." With no knowledge of "phantom leg pain," I would rub her legs and feet, and she indicated how she felt really good and would sometimes fall asleep. While I thought it was strange at first, I would ask her every time if she wanted me to rub her feet. While I was not raised by my mother or grandmother I thought I did not have that much of a connection until the day she died. I realized at that time that I would not be able to "rub" her head, legs, and feet. The one connection I learned is that we did have the power of touch and that bond was now broken.
After a major layoff at my firm, while I did not get laid off - I realized that I needed a Plan B. I enrolled in the Baltimore School of Massage in Linthicum, Maryland, and worked diligently to learn and achieve the highest honors. From that journey, I am honored and have received great benefit that my Plan B became Plan A!
I furthered my education and graduated Cum Laude from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary and Alternative Health. In our current society, people desire more than pharmaceuticals. My craft as a massage therapist helps to provide that care and comfort in addition to being an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church Ministries.
While we provide traditional massage and bodywork services, we specialize in orthopedic/medical massage for pain and dysfunction. Prior the pandemic, I provided care and treatment at Future Care Lochearn, Manor Care Health Services-Woodbridge Valley, Augsburg Lutheran Home & Village and am currently credentialed to provide care and treatment through various medical providers and insurers.
Licenses and Certifications:
AARON MICHAEL DEMPSEY, RMP
Aaron is a graduate of The Fortis Institute in Towson, Maryland and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). He is interested in sports medicine and is enthusiastic about the healing aspect of massage therapy while maintaining high ethical standards and a commitment to providing five-star quality care. I hope to help clients achieve and surpass their treatment goals by utilizing my skills to assist you in achieving peace of both mind and body.
Licenses and Certifications:
|• Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED (Adult/Child/Infant)|
|• Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)||• State of Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner|
|Additional training includes: Sports massage, Russian Sports massage, myofascial release, reflexology, shiatsu, trigger point therapy, reflexology, Introduction to Cranial Sacral, prenatal massage, shiatsu and acupressure.|
Zahirah Abdul-Aziz, Esthetician
Zahirah Is a 4.0 esthetics graduate of The Fortis Institute in Towson Maryland. She is a State of Maryland Licensed committed to providing quality services. Zahirah’s focal point is to encourage and promote clients focus on their self care through skin care and to help them maintain a healthy skin regimen and routine. Zahirah is motivated and dedicated as a skin care specialist and fully qualified to personally analyze your skin in order to customize and personalize a facial targeting your individual skin type and/or conditions. ”I look forward to making you glow !!"