About Our Team
- » Generalist Practitioners
- » Advanced Practitioners
- » Dan Bradley, LMT
- » Ellie Conrad, LMT, RYT
- » Angela Jacobs, LMT
- » Kenneth Lewis, LMT
- » Master Practitioners
- » Nicole Maisel, LMT
- » Administration and Operations
Generalist practitioners have been in practice for 1-3 years, with at least 650 hours of professional training and more than 500 table hours.
Advanced practitioners have been in practice 3-10 years, with 1000+ training hours and 1500+ table hours. In addition, advanced practitioners hold advanced certification in at least one specialty area.
Dan Bradley, LMT
Dan Bradley (He/Him; DCLMT#0542) works with physically-active adults to maximize their performance & reduce injury in & around training for athletic events. “I have been trained in & focus on sports massage & active release technique. I help my clients enhance their athletic performance through sports massage techniques that include deep tissue work, fascial stretch therapy & active release technique. By integrating these modalities, I’m able to help my clients excel by minimizing acute & chronic injury and promoting faster recovery." From cyclists to runners, swimmers, ballers, & everything in between, Dan is our in-house sports therapist.
Training and Education: A 2003 graduate of Washington D.C.'s Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), Dan earned his Level One Certification in Fascial Stretch Therapy from the Stretch to Win Institute in Tempe, Arizona. Dan’s areas of expertise include:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- Active Release Technique (Full Body Certified)
- Fascial Release Therapy
Work Experience: Dan's breadth & depth of knowledge in bodywork is reflected in the wide range of settings where he has worked as a massage therapist: medical locales including chiropractic & dental offices; day spa settings & private practice for general pain management & stress relief. As an expert in the field of sports massage, Dan has brought his magic hands to the 2009 U.S. Track and Field Championships, the 2013 U.S. Masters Swimming Championships, the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Track & Field Trials in Oregon, & most recently at the 2016 Capitol Hill Volleyball Tournament. When not at The Well, you can catch Dan at Skyline Wellness in Arlington, Virginia.
What our clients are saying about Dan:
"Get your stretch on. If you want to get ready for any major physical or endurance event, Dan is your man. I tried Active Isolated Stretching for my first time in prep for a long running performance contract & it was just what I needed. Dan is super knowledgeable. Trainer to the stars. Thanks, Dan!"
"Dan is great. I've seen Dan twice now and both times were terrific. He has a great knowledge of anatomy and his experience with athletes and sports-related injuries was invaluable, even for some issues caused by more sedentary activities (like being hunched over a computer too often). He has a gentle manner that made the massage very relaxing but therapeutic at the same time. I'd definitely recommend him to others."
Availability: Dan sees clients at The Well on Saturdays (3pm-9pm), and Tuesdays (3pm-9pm).
Ellie Conrad, LMT, RYT
Ellie Conrad (She/Her; DCLMT #2503) strives to create a calming environment in which clients can release deep-seated tension and awaken feeling revitalized. "As a practitioner, I believe I am a conduit of healing and maintaining health." As a massage therapist, Ellie is client-focused, crafting each session specifically to a client's needs at any given moment. Throughout her rigorous education in massage therapy, she has been continuously drawn to modalities that promote relaxation and provide support for the mind, body, and spirit.
Education and Training: Ellie graduated from the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in April, 2019 and is licensed in Washington, DC. She also holds a BFA in Textile Design & Art History from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ellie received her Yoga Instructor certification in 2015 from Integral Yoga Institute Hatha Teacher Training.
Work Experience: Before becoming a massage therapist, Ellie worked in textiles, sales, & visual merchandising. As a yoga instructor, Ellie has taught in a variety of settings from private sessions and yoga studios to corporate settings & community organizations in Asheville, NC as well as Philadelphia, PA.
- Deep Tissue,
- Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
What our clients are saying about Ellie:
"An Excellent Massage with Ellie. Ellie’s careful and soothing massage was just what I needed after a very active and stressful week. I appreciated her attentions very much. Ellie was able to focus on just the right areas. She helped center me before the weekend. Thanks Ellie!"
"Highly Skilled Massage by Ellie. I was really happy with the massage I got from Ellie. She's got a great understanding of anatomy and is highly responsive to feedback. Ellie's got a wonderful soothing energy, I felt very relaxed and renewed after our session. I will absolutely schedule with her again."
Availability: Ellie sees clients at The Well on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (9am-3pm).
Angela Jacobs, LMT
Angela (She/Her; DCLMT #0508) has a passion for being of service to others & a love of alternative health care through touch. Even after 16 years of practice, these aspects of the profession renew Angela's commitment to her clients' wellness through massage therapy. With careful listening & keen observations, Angela deftly applies various holistic techniques to help each client achieve balance. "Each individual presents their own set of challenges -- whether it's chronic pain, old injuries or traumas, or balancing the 'ups & downs' of daily life," Angela notes. "Massage therapy allows the body to reset & recover, bringing a sense of peace & wellbeing." For Angela, massage therapy is a tool of compassion & service.
Training and Education: Angela is a 2002 graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute. Prior to her career in massage therapy, Angela earned an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from New York University. In addition to private practice, has worked at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, NAVA Health & Vitality, & the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where she worked for 14 years, building a loyal clientele base.
- Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage
- Prenatal & Postpartum Massage
- Sports Massage
- Hot Stone Therapy
- Fragile Populations: oncology, geriatric, hospice, high risk obstetric
What our clients are saying about Angela:
"Prenatal massage. I had an amazing massage with Angela. She was so caring and supportive. She did an outstanding job working on my achy back and neck muscles. The overall atmosphere at the Well is very calm and inclusive. I would highly recommend Angela, and I will definitely be back throughout my pregnancy, as well as afterward for many future massages.
"Magical. After my first experience with Angela, I knew I would be her returning client. I felt like I was with an old friend, completely cared for, and energetically charged. I highly recommend everyone I know to come to The Well to see Angela."
Availability: You can find Angela at The Well Wednesdays (3pm-9pm) and Saturdays (3pm-9pm).
Kenneth Lewis, LMT
Ken (He/Him; DCLMT #2428) is excited to be part of a wellness center that values integrative therapies to improve the quality of life for its clients. A recent arrival to DC, Ken brings a personal passion for yoga & more than seven years of massage therapy training & professional practice. He has significant experience helping serious athletes & office workers to address chronic pain & repetitive stress injuries.
Ken has worked extensively with triathletes, distance runners, & other athletes in managing pain & boosting performance. He skillfully applies different techniques adjusted for the athlete's sport & goals. While in massage school, Ken developed a keen interest in Thai Massage both because of its holistic approach to bodywork (a recognition that stretching & activating muscles is therapeutically useful) & because "Thai massage feels so good to receive!"
Training and Education:
As an undergrad, Ken double-majored in Natural Sciences & Humanities. In 2011, he graduated from the renowned Massage Therapy program at East West College of the Healing Arts, an 800-hour program in Portland, Oregon. Ken has completed additional training with East West College in Chiang Mai (Thai Massage), Thailand, the Chicago School of Thai Massage, & Zen Shiatsu Chicago (Trigger Point). Ken's specialties include:
- Swedish & Deep Tissue
- Sports Massage
- Thai Massage
What our clients are saying about Ken:
"Ken the Magician. I was in agony and called to schedule a "first available" appointment for my screaming back pain. Luckily, Ken was available. We had never worked together, but I was suitably impressed with his command and compassion for what was likely the root cause of my pain. I know it will take patience and work on my part, Ken took the time throughout the massage to explain muscular connections and cautions. Plus, after the massage, he sent me home with tips for stretching and exercise.
"Excellent Thai massage. As an athlete, I find that Thai massage improves my movement in a more immediate way than deep tissue. Ken’s style is very intuitive and effective. I would highly recommend to all my athlete friends!"
Availability: Ken sees clients at The Well on from 3pm to 9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Master practitioners have been in practice over 10 years, with 2000+ hours of professional training and 3000+ table hours. They are also nationally certified and have advanced certification in at least two specialty areas.
Nicole Maisel, LMT
For over 10 years Nicole (She/Her; DCLMT#0833) has enjoyed building and serving her clients in the health and bodywork field. "I've been aware from a very young age that I wanted a career that was of service to people. In massage, there's always something more to learn and always something new to discover. Massage therapy allows me to add value to my clients and my community. My clients are happy to get one-on-one focus and support from my many years of honoring my craft. "
Training and Education: Following her 2005 graduation from the Ben Benjamin Muscular Therapy Institute (now Cortiva Institute) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nicole deepened her training in sports massage, injury recovery, myofascial release, structural integration, and neuromuscular therapy. Mirroring her own personal path to parenthood, Nicole has found new horizons through fertility, prenatal and postpartum massage and, most recently, childbirth education using self-hypnosis to help clients achieve their desired birth outcomes. Nicole also earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in dance and movement from Curry College is Milton, Massachusetts.
- Active Isolated Stretching
- SEVA Acupressure System
- CranioSacral Therapy with the Upleger Institute
- Fertility Massage with Claire Miller
- Prenatal & Postpartum Massage with Kate Jordan
- Blissborn Childbirth Education
- Holistic Healthcare
- Oncology Massage
Work Experience: Nicole has a deep commitment to her practice and keeping current on recent developments through continuing education. She has built a fulfilling career working in some of the DC region's premier wellness centers, including Still Point Wellness Spa, Washington Institute of Natural Medicine, Pulling Down the Moon, Ohana Wellness, and Foundation Fitness, among others.
What our clients are saying about Nicole:
"Third trimester relief. Nicole was so attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. She listened to my needs and her massage gave me so much relief from the pain I'd been feeling in my hips and pelvis. She even gave me some other useful tips for things I could do at home! And she didn't judge me for falling asleep on the table. What a wonderful and vital service to help me in my last weeks of pregnancy."
"Total R&R. I had a wonderful experience at The Well. I saw Nicole for a combination of myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, which is exactly what I was looking for. I used to really enjoy traditional deep tissue massages, but found more recently that the 'pressure' didn't help me to relax and let go of emotional and physical tension I was carrying around. With myofascial and craniosacral therapies, the work is still deep in the tissue, but when I leave I feel relaxed, open, and at peace. Great!"
Availability: Nicole sees clients on Tuesdays (3pm-9pm) and Sundays (10am-3pm).
Administration and Operations
Our amazing support staff come from all areas of expertise and walks of life. Meet the friendly folks from the front desk and learn how they can help you get the most from your bodywork experience at The Well.