Meet Our Therapists

Yulanda Tappin

Massage Therapist

Hello and namaste! My name is Yulanda Tappin and I’m a licensed massage therapist for the DC area. My specialties includes swedish, deep tissue, cupping, reflexology, sports massage and scalp work. I am also a certified personal trainer and Stretchologist which helps me with my knowledge in body mechanics. I’m all about consistency, and I love making my space more calming and relaxing for my clients. My goal is to help reduce tension, stress, and pain, and to improve flexibility and movement. I am also Vegan, love cats and working out!

Michelle Beach

Massage Therapist

I believe massage is a work of art and helps the mind, body and soul. My special techniques I love to use are Trigger Points, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, reflexology and more. I am a Certified Stretch Technician so you may book an entire Assisted Passive Stretching session with me as an alternative to massage if you wish. When I’m massaging it’s built off of energies and healing with blessed hands. When I’m not massaging or stretching people, I’m spending time with my lovely 3 children. I come from a huge family of 12 siblings so I bring that domestic warmth to the studio with me! I also love sports and play Basketball, Volleyball and Softball.

Nicole Nelson

Massage Therapist

Hi, My name is Nicole Nelson. I am a graduate of Cortiva Institute and
currently licensed in DC and MD.I am extremely passionate about helping my clients relax, ease stress and feel better about themselves. My massage specialties are Prenatal, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Chair Massage,Deep Tissue and Stretch Therapy. Through these modalities, I strive to provide a Therapeutic Massage. When I’m not practicing Massage, I like to practice self care, travel and spend time with my family.

Samantha Pazos

Yoga Instructor

Come introduce yourself to our new yoga instructor Samantha. The greatest take away from her classes are mindfulness and the importance of making space for the good by releasing the unwanted. She’s an expert in proper alignment and loves aiding those who add yoga to other forms of exercise, beginners to the practice, and runners. She revels in the flow of intuitive desires and serves her students with the space to find their unique guide by moving through the bodies ranges of motion and guiding a practice for self love. Her goal is to spread high frequencies through each class with the desire that energy spreads across the community. Personally, she loves meeting new people, writing, hiking, dancing and exploring the city of DC! @samm_theyogi

Coupling a Yin yoga class, meditation/breath work session, or a Vinyasa practice with a massage is the best form of self care.

We’re always HIRING new therapists, if you’re interested in joining Lunar Massage please email [email protected].