Our Team

At Yulli Therapeutic Healing Center, our team represents the best in therapeutic massage and healing professionals. While we’re proud of our many certifications, we’re also dedicated to consistently engaging in continuing education to increase our knowledge of various massage modalities. For instance, in 2019, our therapists traveled to Costa Rica to become certified in oncology massage and better serve an emerging need for members of our community. We’re honored to serve you.

Yully Ludena

Yully Ludena is a nationally certified massage therapist with certifications in medical, advanced sport, TMJ, and lymphatic drainage massage and specialties in deep tissue and trigger point therapy. She leads the Yulli Therapeutic team, facilitating a culture of joy, and helping her patients incorporate massage to improve their lifestyle and overall health. From carrying her massage table to her clients’ homes in 2008 to opening a brand new studio in McLean in 2020—and every step along the way—Yully has grown a devoted book of clients who are drawn to her for her healing touch and contagious optimism.

Team Members

Susie Hoo

Susie Hoo is a graduate of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, certified in oncology massage, and skilled in craniosacral therapy. Heavily influenced by the power of Eastern medicine modalities, such as cupping and Gua Sha, she is passionate about releasing pain and getting the body in balance through improved circulation and blood flow. After suffering from migraines for many years, Susie experienced firsthand the release and relief that results from deep tendon and muscle work. Susie is motivated by her clients and is engaged in continuous learning to improve and expand her healing techniques.

Neung (Thanida) Ampai

Thanida is a nationally certified massage therapist and health wellness expert.  She maintains certifications in Thai, Balinese, Swedish, Sports, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue and other forms of massage.  She values promoting the ancient skills of traditional Thai massage and has deep expertise in combining stretching, physical manipulation, and rhythmic compression using her hands, elbows and feet to open the energy flow and release deep seated tension.  Her goal is to promote an improved sense of well being and flexibility.

Rick Villaneuva

Rick specializes in Neuromuscular therapy, applying alternating levels of concentrated pressure to address muscle spasms. With a wealth of experience and training, he brings precision and expertise to his practice. Rick’s approach involves using fingers, knuckles, or elbow to apply consistent pressure for ten to thirty seconds, offering targeted relief and promoting muscle relaxation. Beyond Neuromuscular therapy, he is skilled in various techniques, ensuring clients receive effective treatments tailored to their unique needs. With Rick’s expertise, clients can expect a rejuvenating experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Joseph Ramos

Joseph went to National Massage Therapy Institute(NMTI) in 2014. He has been working in a gym environment alongside athletes for the past 6 yrs. As a former athlete himself, he has experienced multiple injuries and learned from his experiences. He hopes to educate his clients on how to be more aware of their past injuries and overall basic body maintenance such as  strength training, stretching and posture for a better quality of life. He can provide specific treatment plans based on his clients’ needs, goals, and activities to improve and maintain overall performance. He specializes in sports massage, trigger point therapy, medical and rehab.  

Elberelt Batmunkh​

Indulge in ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with our new skilled massage therapist, Elberelt. With expertise in Thai massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, and more, Elberelt is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional wellness experience.

Elberelt is committed to continuous learning and growth, and he regularly attends workshops, seminars, and conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in his field.

Nacira Woodard

Nacira Woodard is a certified practitioner in the Usui Method of Reiki a hands on, energetic, healing modality and obtained her instruction and certification at the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage (NVSTM). After being a recipient of Reiki for several years, she felt led to train and share the wonderful gift of Reiki with others as a practitioner. Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”), a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy,” is a gentle but powerful method of natural healing and deep relaxation. Nacira likes to explore ways to maintain a balanced lifestyle and looks forward to helping others incorporate Reiki into their self-care routine.

Lydia Mabika

Lydia, a seasoned massage therapist, brings over 15 years of expertise to her role at Yulli Therapeutic Healing Center. Specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and Sports massage, she excels in crafting personalized and rejuvenating experiences. Lydia’s intuitive touch and attention to detail create a stress-free environment where clients can unwind and embark on a journey of relaxation. As a valued member of the Yulli team, her commitment to excellence and genuine passion for wellness make her an indispensable asset in the realm of therapeutic massage.

Ray De La Cruz

Ray De La Cruz is a licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with a background in physical therapy and personal training. Graduating from NOVA Training Center and Hiwassee College, his journey started in physical therapy and evolved into a certified personal trainer (CPT).

With a foundation in both physical therapy and personal training, Ray brings a unique perspective to enhance his clients’ quality of life. Empowering them to overcome health concerns, he guides clients toward newfound vitality by addressing discomfort and conquering challenges. As a former college athlete, injury prevention is a priority for Ray, and he supports clients dealing with various injuries and stressors. Collaborate with Ray for improved well-being and a revitalized outlook on life.

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