Hideaway Massage Staff

Chelsea Watson CMT

Chelsea specializes in deep tissue and trigger Point therapy to alleviate pain but also provides a nice, soothing Swedish massage when the main goal is relaxation. Chelsea’s empathy for others plays a huge part in understanding her client’s needs and finds nothing more rewarding than providing the relief they are seeking. Chelsea is licensed by the VA Board of Nursing.

Brittany Shanklin

CMT & Life Coach

Brittany is a Board Certified Massage Therapist who specializes in neuromuscular therapy, and recovery from injuries, surgeries, and postural imbalances. Brittany is also licensed by the Board of Nursing.

Brittany is gifted intuitive healer and energy healer, an Usui Reiki Master who both teaches and offers sessions, and a meditation teacher. She offers healing sessions as well as spiritual coaching for those who seek to heal from past traumas and replace their ego-mind with Spirit-mindfulness to deepen their connection to themselves and Universe.

As a Life Coach, Brittany guides people in overcoming unconscious blocks by exploring the darker parts of the self through shadow work and accountability coaching.
Talia Bozonie, CMT

Born in Sterling Virginia, Talia has returned home after living in Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a near perfect GPA from Florida College of Natural Health and has since enjoyed practicing massage for over 12 years. Talia’s extensive experience combines with her desire to help people feel better through a focus on relaxation and stress management.

Talia believes massage creates an opportunity to connect with people in truly special way. Talia is licensed by the VA Board of Nursing and holds the highest of bodywork credential by being Nationally Certified by the NCBTMB.

Jill Handford CMT

Having practiced massage for over 16 years, Jill’s extensive experience gives her the ability to provide pain relief caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, cancer, bone disease and thoracic outlet syndrome. Jill’s wide range of specialties also include Hot Stone, Prenatal, Reflexology, and Swedish Massage.

Derek Verrilli CMT

Derek specializes in Deep tissue, Swedish Massage and Trigger point release.

Having graduated in the top 5% of his class, Derek applies his vast knowledge of human anatomy and muscular function when working with his clients to deliver a customized and effective treatment. Derek is completely fascinated with the human form and has been sketching from medical illustrations since the age of ten. Prior to becoming a therapist, he worked as a chef for almost twenty years and knows first hand what the effects of stress, both physical and mental, have on the body. Derek has a great passion for massage and finds it extremely rewarding when a person leaves feeling better and happier than when they arrived. In addition to cooking and drawing, Derek enjoys spending his free time with his fiancee and 2 children. Derek is Licensed by the VA Board of Nursing.

 Melinda Woodard CMT 

Melinda’s lifelong desire to help people was finally realized when she became a Massage Therapist in 2011.

“I take great pride in providing the best possible massage therapy experience to each and every client, finding out as much as possible about your specific needs, then focusing on the areas where it is needed most and providing relief from nagging pains and injuries. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than to ease both body and mind through the healing power of touch, leaving each and every client feeling relieved, relaxed, and revived.”

Melinda’s broad knowledge of Massage includes training and certifications in Prenatal , Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular, Myofascial & Cranio-Sacral Massage, PTSD, Reflexology Healing Energy and Touch,  Aromatherapy and CPR/First Aid. Melinda is licensed by the VA Board of Nursing.

Jeff Burden CMT

With a BA in Exercise and Sports Science, Certifications in Strength, Conditioning, CPR & First Aid, experience in coaching athletes & instructing students in various fitness modalities ranging from Sports Performance, Yoga, Weightlifting and Kettle Bell…Jeff is the massage therapist to see if you are seeking pain relief.  His massage sessions include a muscle assessment, followed by a deep tissue massage that also include stretching and resistance techniques.  In addition to deep tissue, Jeff enjoys the balance that comes with providing relaxing massages too! Jeff is Nationally Certified by the Board for Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork, and licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Allison T. Shorb CMT

I opened Hideaway Massage in Leesburg, VA to fulfill my vision of a personal, professional and affordable place where you can slip away from the stress, noise and demands of everyday life…even for a short while. I envision Hideaway Massage to be a destination for stress and pain relief that tailors each treatment to the individual and their situation.

As different as we all are, everyone needs some time just for themselves. Each client I work with has a unique story to tell and vibrant energy to exchange. I love what I do and welcome the opportunity to help you find your harmonious balance at Hideaway. I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist and licensed by the Board of Nursing.