Yumna is a true healer and has been a wonderful practitioner for me. By doing a series of treatments she was able to find various issues and work on each one very thoroughly. I really appreciated her level of detail and the way she combined different techniques to create tailored treatments. My primary issue was neck stiffness and tension that would crop up occasionally and was very debilitating. After doing a series of treatments, I have not had any incidence of the pain returning. I have already recommended her services to several people. Thank you Yumna!
Yumna Kaluf not only understands massage therapy but she teaches her clients how to improve their bodies. She often instructs me on a new movement to relieve a tight muscle. She listens to your concerns and adjusts her treatment to incorporate what you need at that particular session. I see her regularly and have benefited from her talented hands and healing touch.
I don't consider seeing Yumna to be a luxury, but rather a very rewarding necessity (and, okay, also a treat). I greatly appreciate her care, attention, thoughtfulness, and expertise. Her concern is for the whole mind /body. I'd recommend her without qualification.
I've been very particular in selecting my massage therapist over the past 30 years. After moving to my current residence a little over six years ago, I visited dozens of massage therapists before having the pleasure of recently meeting Yumna. She is absolutely terrific! Yumna listens (really listens) to what I'm looking for and then proceeds to give an unbelievable massage. Yumna has a unique gift in sensing how my body is reacting to the therapy and adjusting the routine without me saying anything. The only thing that disappoints me is when my session is over... I wish it could go another 90 minutes! Needless to say, I have always gone away feeling *** MUCH *** better, both physically and mentally.
Senior Software Manager
My massage with Yumna is the shortest hour of my week. She creates a warm inviting nook in our office, alight with candles, relaxing music, and woody scents. I start to relax the moment I walk in, and by the time the session is over I'm completely unstressed and limp. She is so empathetic that sometimes I think of something I would like and within a few moments, Yumna has started it without my having to say a word. I treasure my sessions with her.
I've been receiving massages from Yumna Kaluf for almost a year now and I totally love it. I'm an avid cyclist and I can feel how much faster my legs recover from a hard weekend of riding after I visit her practice. She is not only good in finding my sore areas and making them feel much better but she is also a very nice person, and a great listener who will modify her initial massage plan after hearing my specific complaints of the day.
Cat 1 bike racer
Approximately two years ago, I had the good fortune of having Yumna as a massage therapist at the Potomac Massage Institute's graduate clinic where she was working at the time.
I had a right shoulder problem and asked Yumna if she would give extra attention to that area. Yumna suggested, at the end of the session, that I see a doctor because she thought that the problem needed more specialized attention. I followed up on her advice and did see an Orthopedic Specialist. I learned that my problem was a rotator cuff injury which required physical therapy for four months to rehabilitate. I have since resumed seeing Yumna regularly at her private practice for massage. Yumna is very professional and ethical. Her office is very accessible via mass transit and public parking is ample.
I am delighted that her service is available. "Monthly massages by Yumna" is my motto; good for the body and the mind!
A satisfied Senior Citizen Piano Teacher
I've been seeing Yumna for over 18 months now, and have been very pleased with the results. I was suffering from osteoarthritis in my right hip when I started to see her, and then had a total hip replacement operation last fall. Through it all, Yumna tailored her massages to my physical situation each week, always seeking to provide relief from the chronic pain I was experiencing. She even brought a portable massage table to my home to keep up our practice while I was recovering from my surgery!
Yumna has also been helpful in providing suggestions for other professional resources, such as the myofascial release therapist I have been seeing for deeper work on my hip and thigh muscles. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring, experienced massage therapist.
Yumna Kaluf is the best massage therapist I have had since major surgery seventeen years ago. She has the healing hands that have addressed stress, soreness (from biking and skiing), travel and other assorted activities. She listens very attentively to my concerns before we decide upon a course of action. She makes the massage a serene, peaceful and relaxing experience. The ambience of the treatment room, the soft music playing in the background, the fragrant aroma and her soothing Caribbean accent contribute to the experience. Makes you tingle from head to toe! Wonderful!!
Yumna knows how to integrate advanced massage techniques with her wonderful intuition.
Yumna's work is truly healing. She has a way of finding and unwinding the most "stuck" places - known or unknown to me. Her blend of techniques always leaves me feeling relaxed and able to move with much more comfort and ease. I am so very grateful for her work.
someone who spends far too much time in front of a computer each week
Yumna has wonderful healing hands, a very caring manner, and is very intuitive. She almost always knows what I may need even when I can't articulate it myself. After a massage--I can't classify her style, but I know she has learned a number of modalities--I always leave feeling much more at ease and oh so relaxed. I highly recommend Yumna!
From my very first session with Yumna, I have felt at ease and very appreciative of her healing talent. She is always professional, but also warm and personable, and always kind. Every massage is a new adventure; she tailors each session to my current needs. When I arrive for an appointment, she asks me questions about what is going on with me, and what I would like to work on. Sometimes I have an idea, but usually I leave the answer up to her (often because I am guilty of being too busy to be aware). She has an uncanny ability to home in on the areas that need healing and to use a variety of techniques that relax and soothe (and stretch!) the tired, overworked, stressed person I am between massages. Her generous spirit only adds to the physical, spiritual, and emotional healing I experience. After my massage, some of the immediate benefits I notice are that I am relaxed, calm, and happy, and I breathe more deeply and use better posture while at my computer.
I have always believed in the healing powers of massage therapy, and have come to believe that on an even deeper level now that I am working with Yumna. I recommend her and her wonderful healing touch without reservation. Just don't try to take MY time slot! :-)
Yumna is an important part of my well-being plan. Her fine sensitivity for people's souls and holistic approach make her a unique force in her field. Her magic hands operate miracles and help me release stress and be a better person.
Yumna is a wonderful massage therapist! I initially began seeing her as abit of a treat to myself and have continued seeing her throughout my pregnancy. Early in my pregnancy, I called her with a specific complaint, and she was able to see me the same day. I have since not hadany recurring pain. I see her regularly and not only enjoy our sessionsbut know that my body and soul are healthier because of them. I appreciate her healing touch, her keen ear and her great abilities. Thank you, Yumna!