Tanya Colucci, M.S, LMT, NASM-CPT, CES, PES
“Surviving cancer and all of the medical results of the treatments incurred can be a miracle in itself. Finding someone who can make the unfortunate side effects become manageable or even disappear is just frosting on the cake. Tanya Colucci has taught me how to listen to my own body and therefore I am healing in more ways than I could ever imagine!
After surgery & radiation therapy of the neck I was left with an extremely stiff neck due to scar tissue & loss of lymph nodes. The results were migraine headaches (which are now gone) and a stiff neck which remains a work in progress but is substantially better and continues to heal.
Tanya is a wonderful therapist who works with you to become a more knowledgeable self-healer. When I feel a headache coming on, I now know tricks and exercises to ward them off. This is HUGE! My radiation oncologist was amazed at my progress and the softening of my neck. I cannot say enough about the professionalism & knowledge of Tanya and the myofascial release therapy process. Learning to self- heal your body is a tool that I will continue to use for the remainder of my life. You owe it to yourself to try myofascial release therapy & with Tanya Colucci you are in the most capable hands.”
– Colleen Trudeau
“My husband and I have had twice weekly “partner” training sessions with Tanya for a year and a half. Although our strengths (and weaknesses!) vary greatly, Tanya keeps each of us working steadily for the entire one hour session. Yes, we could go to a gym but would we know what to do? She varies our workouts as we concentrate on increasing our strength, balance and flexibility. Tanya moves us forward without injury. I have a strong family history of osteoporosis and was headed there myself but weight training has actually improved my bone density. For us, having a knowledgeable trainer is a must. If our bodies dictate, sometimes Tanya includes a bit of yoga, Pilates or meditation. Recently we have each availed ourselves of Tanya’s skill at myofacial release, a great compliment to hard workouts. We both wholeheartedly recommend Tanya to anyone, of any age, in search of an upbeat, expert professional trainer or myofacial release therapist.”
“I am new to MFR work, but after only 2 sessions with Tanya, I’ve already noticed a distinct improvement in flexibility, range of motion and a significant ease of discomfort in my shoulder and neck. After trying massage, chiropractic and energy work with mixed results, I am finding this work to be really powerful and effective. This work is really deep and the results seem to be long-lasting. I highly recommend MFR work to anyone looking for pain relief and more ‘freedom’ in their physical structure. I really like Tanya’s thorough and holistic approach, and look forward to more sessions in the future. I especially appreciate the customized ‘homework’ she gives me between sessions to help me progress.”
-Dr. Marie Rodriguez
“I’ve been working out with Tanya for over one year now and the results, both physical and mental, have been uplifting. I’m not a sports person and need a good motivation to be consistent in my workout. Tanya has been the source of such motivation, as she combines competence, professionalism, an array of skills and is sensitive to my personal needs. Depending on my energy level as I enter the facility, she will tailor the session accordingly, using not only workout resources per se but also meditation, and sometimes throws in a few minutes of MFR. I’m grateful that our paths have crossed.”
“I basically had given up hope that my weird left hip/hamstring issue was just a part of who I was. I’d live with it as if it was a part of me, unchangeable and uniquely my own. Seeing Tanya has sparked hope for me, that maybe this long standing injury could be healed. Not only does she make me feel really comfortable and relaxed while I’m on the table and off, but it’s so clear to me that she really truly cares about helping me to heal and be my best.”
-Rebecca Bly, 31, Wellness Coach
“What I love about Tanya is her holistic approach to healing. She sees much more than just the physical bodies of her clients; she is curious about all the experiences we have — physical, emotional, and psychological — and the obstacles they can create along the healing path. Tanya is also extremely knowledgeable about the human body and always seems to know exactly where I hold my tension. Because of Tanya I have greater body awareness and self-love, and for that I am very grateful.”
“Tanya’s integrated approach to training completely changed the way I think about working out. Her sessions are challenging and fun, and by the time it’s over you know that every muscle group has had a chance to get involved! As a frequent traveler, one of the most important elements of Tanya’s expertise are her hotel friendly workouts. I no longer worry about finding an hour to run in between business meetings – Tanya’s created specialized programs that get me the same results in half the time. And, it’s paid off – I’ve gone from a consistent 10 minute miler to an easy 8:45 pace. I can’t wait to run my next marathon and brag about the results.”
– Jill B.
“I have been working with Tanya for about 4 months since I was hit by a car while riding my bike to yoga. My regular Kaiser PT was not working for me, as I had 10 broken bones healing inside, and I needed someone who understood what had happened to the fascia inside me and who could work on my body with total focus and concentration. A friend told me about the myofascial work of John Barnes and recommended Tanya. I am so grateful that Tanya has entered my life! The first moment I met Tanya I was delighted with her smiling countenance and centered presence. She always answers my questions thoughtfully and explains any technical issue relating to my body in a thorough, understandable manner. But most importantly, she knows how to simply look at me and know what areas of my body need attention that day! She has the gift of a true healer; that is, she is able to work with my body, mind and heart and help me to heal myself. She’s my wonderful, skilled coach and cheerleader who both helps me directly with her strong hands and who always points me in new directions where I can continue our shared work together on my own with a wide variety of self-healing techniques. Thank you Tanya for all the constant love and care that you pour into my healing process and my entire being!”
“But Wednesday may have been the breakthrough. My pain is (really) gone. I stand up straight. I did a yoga practice today pain free. The fascia must have been wrapped in a nerve or something. The relief was almost immediate after your elbow release. The work isn’t done, but I have such gratitude for being pain free. I can always remember this pain having been with me. Even into childhood. My practice today was probably the best yoga I’ve ever done. Thank you, Tanya C.”
“I have been working with Tanya for about 3 months to address my chronic pain issues related to arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and recent injuries. I have experienced relief from pain very quickly along with increased energy. I thought I would need minor surgery and additional medications for my injuries and pain but I have been in less pain with fewer interventions. I am learning about the root causes of my pain and how to take care of myself physically and mentally so that I have longer periods without pain. Tanya doesn’t just take you through the physical motions of relieving pain but helps you view whatever pain issues you’re having holistically. She is a true partner for those of us who have been on long pain filled journeys.”
– Lorena B
“I have been going to Tanya Colucci for Myofascial Release and other treatments since February 2013, and have learned from her and benefitted from her treatments in the months since then that I have been having treatments with her. During this time, I have noticed a total absence of debilitating migraines for the first time in decades, a much greater understanding of how scar tissue from previous operations has affected my body, and improvements in my posture and generally in my body awareness, for which I am very grateful.”
Degree, Certifications & Continuing Education:
- M.S. Health Promotion Management from American University (2004)B.S. Exercise Science, Slippery Rock University (2000)
- Potomac Massage Training Institute (Graduated 2011)
- John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist: Fascial Pelvis, Cervical-Thoracic, Myofascial Release Course L I & L2, Unwinding, Women’s Health, Rebounding, Quantum Leap, Equine (250+ hours of live workshop learning with John F. Barnes)
- Way of the Shaman Foundation for Shamanic Studies: Shamanic Journeying, Shamanic Extraction Healing, Shamanism Dying & Beyond, Power, & Healing, Soul Retrieval (April 2019)
- Gillespie Cranialsacral Fascial Therapy for Children & Adults- July 2016
- Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral Visceral Manipulation Level 1-November 2014
- Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage Level 1 April 2013
- Certified Reiki Master (completed 2009)-Mikao Usui Tradition
- 200-hour YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Certified
- Currently enrolled in the 600-hour Himalayan Tradition of Raja Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training & Self-Study
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- NASM-Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach L1
- TRX Suspension Trainer Course
- The American Academy of Health & Fitness (AAHF)-Senior Fit Certification
- American Heart Association-Heart Saver Plus CPR & AED
- Schwinn Cycling Instructor Certified
As a primary focus of my practice, I employ a manual therapy approach in which I locate restrictions in your myofascial system, gently releasing them to improve function, minimize pain, and restore an optimal life experience.
The body is not only nourished by food, water and air but also by our unique “Life Force Energy” that flows through and around it. I use numerous techniques to achieve an end result of health, wellness and personal optimization.