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We know you eat right. You're always moving. You try to get enough sleep. But sometimes​ that's not enough to keep your body feeling 100%—that's where massage therapy comes in.

We will tailor every single massage session to address what’s bothering you. And leave you feeling better, more stable, and ready to take on whatever comes next. 

At The Vital Body, we believe taking care of your body is essential to leading a happy and healthy life. Whether you're an office warrior, a yogi or a tri-athlete with a competitive nature, massage therapy can keep your body moving the way it was designed. 

Our focus is also keeping you safe and healthy. Read our COVID-19 guidelines. 

Meet the team

Michael Nicotra
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Michael Nicotra is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) located in Alexandria, Virginia with over 20 years experience. His practice combines a variety of massage techniquesincluding Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, sports, rehabilitation and clinical therapiesto address specific needs and injuries.

When he's not working out knots:

He's hitting the Virginia trails on his road bike or lacing up his running shoes to train for his next road race.


Milagros A. Cardenas Araujo

Milagros A. Cardenas Araujo is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Virginia and DC with a Physical Therapy degree from her home country, Venezuela. With over 6 years of experience in the field she is very passionate about helping people heal while educating and empowering them to feel healthy and strong.


Her practice consists of a variety of massage techniques and treatments following a clinical perspective, such as prenatal and postpartum, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports, Swedish, and Kinesio-Taping. 

In her leisure:

Milah enjoys playing golf, practicing Pilates, experimenting in the kitchen, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and dog.


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