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About The Metta Center


The Metta Center

Massage & Yoga

a healing community for the whole you

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About The Metta Center


The Metta Center

Massage & Yoga

a healing community for the whole you

The Metta Center began in 2009 to serve as a massage center for authentic therapeutic massage geared towards treating your unique symptoms and challenges. The therapist spends the time to listen, inquire and discuss your needs and customize a treatment plan to support your healing. In 2012, the Metta Center co-created a center called the Wellness Center, a shared cooperative space for yoga, pilates, acupuncture and a likeminded massage therapy practice. In October 2018, the Metta Center massage therapy team along with yoga classes expanded into a sister center of the Wellness Center at 8998 Fern Park Drive, Burke, VA 22015.

At our new location, the metta center is offering even more services to support your health and wellness. The new center has 2 floors with a new larger yoga studio on the lower level and the massage treatment rooms on the main floor. We offer more yoga classes, meditation, life coaching and semi-private (including TRX sessions) and private personal training. In the future we plan to offer meditation classes, more classes (such as yoga for dudes, kids yoga, tai-chi, Qigong..etc). If those classes or services seem appealing to you or if you would like to suggest a particular type of yoga, please email us and we will see what we can do! Stay tuned for new additions. Find us on Facebook or signup for our newsletter for the most current news. 

CLASS ONLINE SIGN-UP IMPROVEMENTS

You can now signup for weekly classes and pay online! This should make this an easier process for you to support you getting on the mat on a regular basis! Click here for a step-by-step guide, with screenshots of each step. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback to improve the process.

Metta

The name, the Metta Center, comes from "Metta" a concept that expresses a compassionate state of mind and is usually translated as "loving kindness." Cultivation of metta is an essential motivator and important guide in technique that encourages the creation of an environment that is open to healing and effective in reducing stress. Although results are a major goal at the Metta Center, the intention of treating each client with kindness and acceptance is first and foremost.

Mission

We facilitate true, authentic pro-active healing for clients of all backgrounds utilizing a customized therapeutic approach that is based on listening, and supporting each client in the ways they need to be supported.  We facilitate each client's unique self-healing process by helping them discover and deepen their connection to their body, mind, and spirit.  Throughout all our days, we seek to lead by example, taking good care of ourselves before we attempt to care for others.

Vision

We will facilitate the creation of a thriving community of people, both clients and care providers, who care for one another, and help each another learn and grow in good health and robust spirit.  This happy, healthy community will have a ripple effect in the region releasing an ocean of metta (lovingkindness) and compassion that will improve our relationships, both with ourselves and with all others.

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Therapeutic Massage

We aim to truly customize your massage experience at the Metta Center by gathering a thorough health history, in depth conversation regarding your goals and hopes and a customized massage intended to cater to you and your needs.

We offer a range of massage therapy sessions, including Custom Massage (Swedish/Deep Tissue), Thai Massage, Prenatal/Postnatal massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki and Aromatherapy. Click below to read more about our services. 

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Small Group Yoga Classes
Semi Private Training

We offer small customized Yoga classes, Personal Training and semi-private training to support you and your practice. Our studio holds a maximum of 14 people in a class, which offers you personalized support from your instructor.

The current classes that we offer are Yoga Basics, Chair Yoga, Easing into Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga, All Levels Yoga, Stretch & De-Stress Yoga and monthly Restorative Yoga. Our semi-private training focuses on balance, posture or headache relief. Click here to see which training we are currently offering. Click below to read more about your classes and register. 

Metta

The name, the Metta Center, comes from "Metta" a concept that expresses a compassionate state of mind and is usually translated as "loving kindness." Cultivation of metta is an essential motivator and important guide in technique that encourages the creation of an environment that is open to healing and effective in reducing stress. Although results are a major goal at the Metta Center, the intention of treating each client with kindness and acceptance is first and foremost.

Metta is another option, another way to respond, to people, situations, events, oneself. It is something practical to develop and mobilize for the war within one’s mind. Too often our minds are flooded by impatience, frustration, and judgment, or even worse, sadness, anger, ill will, hatred, rage. Metta is often the only protection against these roots of suffering, and it is so much more: A haven of hope, good medicine, a reminder to be lovingly mindful, and a blessing.

At the Metta Center, we strive to encourage metta within ourselves and towards each other in our space of authentic healing. 

Contact Us


Contact us

Contact Us


Contact us

We look forward to working with you. Find us on Facebook, call us at 703-679-8251, send us an email or sign up for the Metta Newsletter to receive discounts, news and updates! We will not pass your information onto any 3rd party sites. Enter your birthday to receive a little gift from the Metta Center on your special day. Thank you.

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Directions and Parking


Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking


Directions and Parking

The Metta Center is just 20 minutes from Washington DC, Old Town Alexandria and Tyson's Corner.  The address is 8998 Fern Park Drive, Burke, VA 22015.

It is located in the Burke Professional Center just off of Rolling Road and Braddock Road. 

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From 495: Take the Braddock West exit and proceed on Braddock for 2 miles.  Turn left onto Rolling Road. Immediately on your right you will see the Burke Professional Center. Turn right into the 2nd street/entrance Fern Park Drive. Follow the road as it curves to the left. We are the 5th door on the right hand side.

Coming from Springfield: Take Rolling Rd west until you pass Burke Lake Road. Take a left on Fern Park and follow the road as it curves to the left. We are the 5th door on the right hand side.

There is plenty of free parking available in the parking lot right in front of the office. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Policies


Policies

Policies


Policies

At the Metta Center we do understand that unforeseen situations arise in everyone's life. In our commitment to provide an outstanding massage and yoga experience for all our clients we have adopted the following polices. 

Booking your Appointment:

We offer a convenient user-friendly online booking system available 24 hours a day by clicking here for massage therapy, clicking here for life coaching or clicking here for classes by calling 703-679-8251 during office hours. 

Arrival to the Office:

Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early so as to allow ample time to fill out paperwork (new clients), have a glass of tea and prepare for your session. All sessions have a specific start time and arriving early allows for a relaxed and unhurried experience. 

24-Hour Cancellation Policy:

We understand that changes arise throughout your life and will honor cancellations made with more than 24 hours notice. If you must cancel your massage with less than 24 hours, you will be charged a $45 late cancellation fee. If you don't show/don't call to your scheduled appointment, you will be charged for the entire session.

Inclement Weather Policy:

You will be contacted if we have to cancel your appointment due to inclement weather. In the case of cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice due to inclement weather the cancellation fee will be waived. For updates on weather conditions, visit our facebook page

Privacy and Confidentiality:

Privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times. Records are kept secure and safe. Clients are draped with a sheet at all times during the session. Only the parts of the body being worked on are exposed. Sessions are non-sexual therapeutic massages. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. 

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Essential Oils


Essential Oils

Essential Oils


Essential Oils

Essential Oils are aromatic, volatile fluids extracted from plants, roots, flowers, trees and fruits. They provide numerous therapeutic benefits for the body including decreasing stress, purifying the air, decreasing inflammation, combating free radicals in the body (antioxidants), and detoxifying the body. They can stimulate and fortify your immune system to fight off colds. Some are antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or anti-microbial.

Essential Oils may be applied topically with massage oil/creme during your massage session. Please inform your therapist of any allergies to essential oils before your session.

Specials


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Specials


specials

Massage Series

Buy 5 massages and get the 6th free! That’s a $85 savings for a 60 Minute Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage. For a 90 Minute Thai Massage, that’s a $130 savings. Sessions may be used only by immediate family members. 

Referral 20% discount

For each new massage client you refer, you’ll receive 20% off your next massage. For each new yoga student that you refer, you will receive points on your account to redeem 20% off on your yoga class purchase. When your referral comes in for their session, have them mention your name in their intake form and you will receive an email with details on how to redeem your discount. 

Birthday Gift

We like to celebrate you by offering you an extra 15 minutes for free onto your massage and 1 free yoga class during your birthday month! If you sign up for our newsletter, and enter your birthday, you will receive a birthday email two weeks before your special day with directions on how to schedule your special birthday massage. If you receive our newsletters but aren't sure whether we have your birthday on file, drop us an email with your birthday (year not required) so we can verify.  

*Discounts may not be combined*

Metta Center Reviews


Metta Center Reviews

Metta Center Reviews


Metta Center Reviews

"I did many prenatal yoga sessions here with Leah and they were fabulous! I plan to go back for postnatal sessions as well. I also had one prenatal and one postnatal massage at The Metta Center. I highly recommend their services for tired mommas and mommas-to-be. Instructors and masseuses are respectful, great listeners, and tuned in to pregnant clients’ specific needs."

– Jessica K.

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"Great family owned business and down to earth. My entire household is treated at the Metta Center and will be for a long time."

– M.B.


I had massages by Leah and Amy, but never had a male massage so thought I would try David. Glad I did. David performed more of an athletic massage focusing on tight muscles and gave lots of helpful advice. He was spot on. I highly recommend you try all 3 therapists and see what you like the best as they all bring something different to the table.

- K.S.


"I have found all of the therapists and wellness coaches here to be wonderful! I have had massages with Amy and Leah & yoga and TRX workouts with Alicia. All of the classes and services offered are perfect for those looking for relaxation or to address health problems. I would not go anywhere else for a massage! I highly recommend the Metta Center."

- Cindy B.


“I felt so much better as soon as I got up off of the massage table. I truly enjoyed the experience and am looking forward to the next one.”

- Elaine L.


“Its a cute place with an amazing service every time. I get biweekly neck/head massages and I leave feeling great.”

- Navdeep A.


“I've been to the Metta Center twice for a massage and each time left feeling rejuvenated. I look forward to my next visit.”

- Linda C.


“I love everything about this place. From the moment you walk in the door and greeted with such a beautiful, relaxing ambiance, to the actual massage itself. The massage is one of the best I've ever received. I keep coming back and telling everyone about this place!”

- Meredith G.


“I have a chronic illness that often leaves me in head-to-toe pain. A massage here almost always gives me free range of motion with little pain, within 24 hours after the session. Worth every penny.”

- Lynn F.


“I have visited the Metta Center 3 times now and each visit is more relaxing, more satisfying. I have had 3 massages, each very different from one another, and found Leah and David to be wonderful! The Metta Center is an oasis in our frenetic world. Do visit if you are able!”

- K.B.


My first time getting a Thai massage. Very different from other types of massage. Leah was wonderful and let me know exactly what she was doing. The combination of stretching and pressure is quite unique and really therapeutic. Tranquil atmosphere. I'll definitely be back!

- Cheryl B.


Wow! The Metta Center is great! -- My wife and friends have been telling me for years the benefits of massage therapy. Being stubborn I listened politely and ignored the advice. Stress has finally caught up with me, so I decided to do something about it. I am so glad I did. They have created a perfect environment...serene and comfortable. After just one session, my stress levels have drastically been reduced! I will definitely be back, and it looks like my goal of becoming more balanced will happen. Many thanks The Metta Center!

- Brian B.


My husband and I took a couples instruction session with Leah today and it was amazing.  First and foremost, it felt wonderful.  The massage was one the best I've had in the DC area.  The class was structured so we could learn professional massage techniques and practice on our partners.  Leah was highly professional, excellent at explaining and demonstrating the techniques, and very knowledgeable.   I would highly recommend Leah and the Metta Center.

- Kari H.