New Moon was opened in 1996 by Holly Dunbar, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Herbalist, and Certified Aromatherapist. Our practice offers a range of effective massage and bodywork techniques, facials and herbal medicine consultations.
Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist & Certified Aromatherapist
The owner and founder of New Moon, Holly is a 1995 graduate of Baltimore School of Massage, and a 2000 graduate of East West Herb School. Holly has also completed a certification course in Aromatherapy, and advanced studies in orthopedic massage. She is a professional member of the American Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), and the American Herbalists Guild. Holly’s eclectic approach to bodywork may combine deep tissue, myofascial release, aromatherapy, acupressure, and hot stone massage to achieve desired results for clients.
Holly is also a professional herbalist who works with clients on a variety of conditions. She completed studies in Chinese and Western Herbalism at the East West Herb School in Santa Cruz, CA and completed a 300 hour mentorship with herbalist Michael Tierra, L.Ac., OMD. She has also completed aromatherapy certifications with Light and Bryan Miller, and Aromahead Institute, as well as many other trainings throughout the country. Holly has taught classes at Civista Women’s Health Center, Retreat and Learn, and The Good Medicine Confluence, as well as many workshops in the local community.
The New Moon aromatherapy product line is a creation of Holly’s that brings the best of her knowledge of Herbalism and Aromatherapy, combined with a belief in the healing power of natural ingredients.
Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician
Melanie has been a practicing, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002, and Licensed Esthetician since 2014. She is a graduate of Baltimore School of Massage, receiving training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release; and Chesapeake School of Esthetics, where she studied skincare. She is a professional member of ABMP and ASCP, massage and skincare organizations. Her advanced studies include Relexology, hot stone, and Rejuvenating Facelift Massage. She has prior experience working in chiropractic offices, private practice, a medical day spa, and massage clinics. Melanie uses a combination of therapeutic techniques to best suit the massage client, and each facial session is customized for optimal results.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Shayna is a graduate of the College of Southern Maryland Massage Therapy program, where she earned her associate’s degree of Applied Science in Massage Therapy. Since graduating, Shayna has been seeing many clients at Massage Envy in Waldorf, and also at Pilates Plus Wellness Center in Upper Marlboro. Shayna is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and myofascial release, and she has a particular affinity for myofascial techniques. She will be pursuing studies in reflexology and pre-natal massage as well this year, and is building a strong clientele here at New Moon!
Registered Massage Practitioner
Marcia Renne has been practicing Massage Therapy for nine years since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage. Following graduation, she continued advanced training in various massage techniques, procuring the following certifications: Certified Medical Massage Therapist, certified practitioner of Neil Asher Technique for release of frozen shoulder, certified Lymphatic Drainage Plus practitioner, certified Lypossage practitioner, a certified Colon Hydrotherapist, and a diploma in myoskeletal alignment.
In addition to these modalities, Marcia also offers Swedish and deep tissue massage, kinesiotaping, cupping, hot stone, prenatal, and reflexology.
Marcia is also a financial literacy counselor and believes that finances and health go hand in hand and that one cannot have one without the other. Marcia hails from the island of Trinidad and is delighted to offer her true passion and love for massage and bodywork in the United States.
Licensed Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner
Sylvia graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2000 and joined New Moon for the first time in 2002. She took a professional break for motherhood and came back to the practice in 2015. Her sessions seek an integrated balance of multiple modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, myofascial release, and upon consent, energy work. Sylvia trained at the Synthesis Center of St. Mary’s to achieve her Level 2 Reiki status and has completed coursework in Healing Touch and Craniosacral Therapy. She is a professional member of ABMP and a professor of massage therapy at the College of Southern Maryland.
Kye is a graduate of Chesapeake School of Esthetics, a 600-hour professional program in skincare and makeup artistry. She is a professional member of Associated Skincare Professionals. Prior to joining New Moon, she enjoyed building a successful home-based practice. Kye provides a thorough facial that delivers glowing results, in a session that is very relaxing as well.
Registered Massage Practitioner
Avery is a graduate of The Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, a 600-hour professional program where she received training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Clinical Massage techniques. She is a professional member of ABMP. Prior to joining New Moon, Avery was a therapist at the Silver Moon Spa in Leonardtown, MD. Avery believes in the healing power of massage to improve all aspects of health- mind, body, and spirit and is looking forward to developing a strong clientele at New Moon.