Our Founder: Vasilica Aura Abrams
Hello! I become a registered massage practitioner in Romania in 2006 and in 2011 a massage instructor in the industry. In 2017, I became a Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner in U.S.A.
As a young girl growing up in Romania, I was raised by my parents who were proud and hard-working blue-collar people. They taught my sister and I many core life values, such as: honesty, integrity and reverance to God. They also taught us about the importance of family love and togetherness which blossomed into strong ties for our simple and humble family.
My grandmother (RIP), lived and worked on farm land in the Romanian countryside under extreme and harsh conditions. She will always be my HERO! From her experience, I learned the valuable lessons of the importance of having a strong work ethic, perseverance and,most importantly, cherishing family.
During my childhood I never thought that I would move to America, get married and live in one of the most prosperous communities in the United States.
I feel privileged because my job is also my passion, my talent and my gift. All of my wonderful clients ask the same question: How did you decide to pursue massage? Massage has been a part of my family for generations. My grandmother used to have cups for cupping. My father used to massage all of us and I started giving massages as a child. In my early teens one of my friends had terrible PMS pain. To help reduce her pain I gave her a caring massage and she felt so much better. In fact, after a few minutes she said the pain was gone. Afterwards, she told me that I should help other people in pain. The seed was planted! I will always be grateful for my friend advice (Dana) at only 13 years of age! My goal is to provide my clients with the best service possible.
Our Team : Emily Counsellor
Greetings! I began my massage therapy journey after graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2011. Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings (including fitness retreats and boutique spas) as I pursued my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in psychology. During my time working in spa and wellness settings I have become well versed in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, and have also become a certified Reiki practitioner. I understand the value that rest, recovery, and rehabilitation have on living a happy, healthy lifestyle.
I always have two goals in mind when customizing client treatment plans: to do no harm and contribute to the improvement and wellbeing of those in need. Although it remains an allied health field, I believe that massage therapy can greatly impact an individual's physical and emotional wellbeing. Whether you are coming in to tend to a "knot" in your back or simply to snag a moment of peace for yourself, my aim is to provide you with an exceptional service that leaves you feeling more at ease. It is an honor to join the Aura Massage team - I look forward to meeting you!