Daniel Parrish, Acupuncturist
Daniel Parrish is a licenced acupuncturist and has been practicing Chinese medicine in Leesburg, Virginia, since 2000. He chose to pursue a career in healing modalities because of his lifelong fascination with the connection between mind and body. With a belief that the body is its own best healer, acupuncture has been his way to integrate philosophy and healing into action.
Daniel graduated in 1998 with a masters degree in acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH; then known as Traditional Acupuncture Institute). He decided to further his studies and in 2004 earned his certificate in Chinese herbology from MUIH. Daniel founded The Acupuncture Healing Arts Center in 2000 and was chosen as Loudoun’s Favorite Acupuncturist for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by LoudounNow readers and the Loudoun County community.
Daniel also has a strong passion for teaching and joined the faculty of MUIH in 2004. He is part of the Chinese Herbal Program faculty and runs the university’s student clinic for the program. Daniel also serves as a student mentor during the students’ clinical practicum.
Daniel resides in Lovettsville, Virginia, with his wife, Kari, two daughters, Felice and Serena, two Shelties, Ginger and Finn, cat, Myrh, and a dozen chickens. With his family deeply rooted in music and the arts, he and his wife love attending concerts and supporting their daughters’ musical and artistic talents. When he is not treating or teaching, he enjoys performing with his daughters at Purcellville’s Main Street Theater Productions, spending time with his wife, playing soccer, or relaxing with a Netflix marathon.
Gianina Vega, Massage Therapist
Gianina is a licensed massage therapist who joined Loudoun Family Wellness in 2017. She utilizes an array of massage modalities, which include Swedish, stone (hot & cold) massage, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and neuromuscular therapy.
Gianina graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute, in 2014. During that time she volunteered at marathons and festivals where she earned over 100 extra hours of hands on massage therapy. She went on to further her training by becoming a medical massage practitioner.
Gianinia resides in Sterling, VA with her parents, younger sibling, and her adorable pit-boxer mix dog, Muyal. During her free time she enjoys relaxing at home watching movies especially documentaries.