Kim is passionate about helping clients connect to their body, mind and spirit’s inherent desire for healing and wellness. She believes that everyone’s health journey is unique and her multi-pronged approach combines the stress relieving powers of massage, decongestive lymph work coupled with functional lab testing to identify areas of metabolic imbalance and individualized coaching to restore vitality.

She first discovered the healing power of massage 12 years ago when as a young, working mother living in the Caribbean, she faced among other things crushing fatigue, pain, sleep issues, brain fog, panic attacks and an autoimmune condition.  Her healing led her on a journey of exploration in energy healing, Five Element traditional Chinese learning, meditation, yoga, various massage modalities, a functional health approach.  Also she gained an understanding that not all healing can be addressed through standard western allopathy.

Since that time, Kim has devoted her efforts to develop listening hands and learning about restoring vibrant health.  She is a 2018 graduate of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Program and of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage and completed the Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) at the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2019.   As an FDN health coach, massage and lymph therapist, student of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodywork, and Healing Prayer, she brings to her work a passion for healing with listening stillness, peaceful island vibes and a desire to have you feeling your best.

She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners.



Kim's schedule is typically:

Tuesdays: *Bodywork sessions: Morning through early-afternoon; *Coaching/counseling: Evening (held virtually)

Thursdays and Fridays: Morning through early-afternoon

Saturdays and Sundays: Mid-afternoon and evening


****Please note, if you're seeing Kim for counseling/coaching, please check your email prior to your appointment for appointment information as these appointments are held VIRTUALLY.
Call the front desk with any questions at 703-522-7637.

***Schedule subject to change (i.e scheduled time off, holidays, office closures, etc)

"I have had a fantastic experience working with Kim Derrick, who does lymphatic drainage and therapeutic massage. She has been very helpful at both soothing my back pain and giving me tips on holistic health. I feel more energetic and better all around. Kim goes the extra mile to check in on me and offer moral support. I’m very glad that my doctor referred me to the Teal Center and that fate led me to Kim."

- A Current Client