Awaken is a wellness studio in Charlottesville + Richmond, VA that exists to help you feel nurtured, balanced, educated and restored. We believe in the power of body awareness, breath, and touch. Massage is a sacred practice that will provide a natural means of healing for your whole body wellness.



Ryan Greene / Owner

Certified Massage Therapist + Thai + Reiki Master Teacher

Awaken: Charlottesville + Richmond

Ryan has a passion for your personal wellness. He works with every client to initiate their natural healing systems by blending massage with Reiki energy work. Ryan also teaches Reiki Certification classes Energy workshops. Most recently he works with New York Broadway performers including Hamilton, Aladdin, In the Heights, Wicked, RENT, and more.   

He loves nothing more than to provide custom massage sessions to meet your individual needs for pain relief, deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, medical recovery, sports performance, pregnancy massage, or energy imbalances. Ryan works to provide each client with a safe space to be restored in a therapeutic setting.


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Carter Waite

Certified Massage Therapist

Awaken: Charlottesville

Carter practices a holistic approach to massage, building a course of treatment that works best with each individual's lifestyle and needs. She will work with each client to discover how their work life, stress, posture, and hobbies have affected their body, and created areas of tension, soreness, or weak spots in the muscle. Carter specializes in several different modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports massage. She is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life through massage by reducing pain and stress, and by creating a deep feeling of relaxation fostered by trust and compassionate touch that extends beyond the treatment room. 

Carter has been practicing massage for five years. She graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. She is a Charlottesville native who loves singing, her two cats George and Felix, good whiskey, a great book, and spending time with friends.



Jessica Gallahan

Certified Massage Therapist + Reiki Master

Awaken: Charlottesville

Jessica has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years. She is a Reiki Master, Pilates Teacher, and certified in Ayurvedic Massage and cupping, and a Registered Respiratory therapist with a background in holistic bodywork. She loves working with multiple types of pain patterns and injuries as they have led her to practice a style of integrated bodywork. Jessica has committed her practice and life to helping people in their healing process; bridging the gap between body, mind, and spirit.


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