Let me introduce RaJa' Collins. She loves what she does!
RaJa has been massaging since 2005. She was led to massage after reaching a point in her life; where some others may have been before, she hated her job. RaJa grew up in P.G. County Maryland and after high school, attended Prince Georges Community College for approximately two years, but struggled to find what she wanted to do in life. It was then that she discovered the gift of massage therapy.
RaJa graduated from Heritage Institute, Fall Church, Virginia in May of 2005. During her education at Heritage, she did an internship at a salon and spa and continued to work there for the next five years. RaJa and Jennifer met there and she later went on to work for Serendipity Wellness Studio where she feels like this is her home. Since RaJa has been a massage therapist, she has continued to take continuing education courses in the field, most recently is Prenatal and Ashiatsu Massage. I have volunteered chair massage at a Health fair for Government agency and also to a Reston Campaign office for our renewed elected President Obama.
Massage Therapy has been life changing to RaJa. Everyday she gets up and gets to do the job she loves! She gets incredible fulfillment out of massage career and loves to know that she can make a big or small enhancement to someone else's life and wellbeing.
Through her massages, RaJa prides herself in being thorough and doing her best to work the troubled areas. She specializes in deep work and is great at pin pointing the tight spots. RaJa trys to master the art in balancing between the right amount of pressure so that clients see and feel the difference in their bodies.
services Raja performs:
custom therapeutic massage couples massage pregnancy massage lava shell massage aromatouch therapy
Read what Serendipity clients say about Raja:
"I had a wonderful massage with Raja on Oct. 24, 2015. The environment at Serendipity is very calming and welcoming. Lots of nice touches during the massage, like heating pad on the back, hot wet towels on the feet, hot pack under the neck, and hot wet towels over the face at various times. Raja was wonderful. She provided the amount of pressure I requested and gave special attention to my problem areas. I left feeling wonderfully relaxed and refreshed. I highly recommend both Serendipity and Raja." -- Brian R
"Raja is a phenomenal masseuse! During my massage, I started to feel so much better. I have had many massages at other spas but none left me feeling this good because of serious problem areas. I am so pleased that I was able to get immediate relief! My trainer at the fitness center had been suggesting that I get massages but I kept putting it off because of inconsistent and sometimes disappointing experiences at Massage Envy in Burke. I was so worried that it would be almost too painful because I'm so pressure-sensitive. Raja listened and knew exactly how to get me better. I did not suffer (my fear). The heat was wonderful! My legs felt so light afterwards, buoyant ..... a great sensation! Yes, I did schedule another massage." - Ruth A.
"I was thrilled with today's massage. I believe this was my 2nd, or maybe 3rd, massage with Raja. She's terrific! I would have booked an appt sooner but she isn't as available as much as some of the other therapists (on the days I was available). I appreciated the many nice touches that I didn't experience in my previous massage (scented cloth under the head pillow, hot towels for my feet, eye pad, etc.) Looking forward to my next massage already." -- Cathy M
"I had a 2 hour massage from Raja. It is the best I can remember—over many years—in many places. As I get older the “therapeutic” aspect is more important. Today was therapeutic, restorative and a wonderful interlude. Raja is very talented, pleasant and professional. I will recommend her to others. Thanks" -- Tom F
"My wife and I had super massages to ring in the new year. My wife had Raja and I had Regina; another first class experience at Serendipity!
Thanks." --Joe W
"Raja is amazing! I have gone to Serendipity spa a few times now and Raja give wonderful massages. Not only is her technique good but her personality warming and soothing. The Spa is clean and calming. They do not seem to be in a rush to get you in and out. Booking online is easy and there is no pressure to buy anything before you get out the door." -- Susan F.
"I have to say that I am extremly picky when it comes to my massages (after living in Asia for 5 years). However, when I book, it's usually for two hours with Raja. Poor gal, I really give her a work out. But Raja never disappoints, and I never feel rushed through my appointment." -- Y.E.
"I really enjoyed my session with Raja. She was very nice and took the time to understand my needs. She took her time to break up some stubborn tense muscles in my neck/shoulder. I also enjoyed the extra touches such as the hot towel on my back and face - that was an extra surprise which was much appreciated. I will definitely be back to see her and recommend friends/family. Thanks" -- Shaheen A.
"I've been going to Serendipity for over a year now and I'm surprised it took me this long to write a review. This place is amazing and my husband and I do our best to come in and see Raja once a month. She is the BEST and getting a massage with her is truly a treat! She's so sweet, professional and makes you feel so comfortable!! She always does an such an amazing job!!! Thank you Raja!!! -- Christina
"I got a prenatal massage here with Raja, and it was fantastic. The studio is lovely and they make you feel so relaxed. I've had a lot of low back pain throughout my pregnancy, and Raja was able to work all the knots out in my low back and hips. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. The reviews on this place are definitely correct. If you're looking for a good massage in the area, come to Serendipity! I ended up buying a package deal. Definitely worth it!" -- Kelly
"Raja always does an outstanding job, she never disappoints and I always leave feeling so refreshed! Thank you so much!" --Christina
"I had a terrific massage with Raja. I've had massages at Red Door Salon, Massage Envy and other high-end resorts, and yesterday's was the best I've ever had. It was extraordinarily soothing and relaxing, and I thought her technique was wonderful. The heated towels and peppermint wrap for my eyes was an extra-special touch. I was very, very pleased. I appreciated the option to book online. Also found the massage room very welcoming and relaxing. All in all, I was more than satisfied with my first experience at Serendipity. Looking forward to my next massage already." -- Cathy M.
"I was in town visiting my daughter and was in desperate need of a massage. We checked online to find a place and found Serendipity had lots of great reviews. I gave them a call and was able to get a same day appointment. I saw Raja. She was very welcoming and asked a lot of questions about what I needed. She did a great job of helping to relieve the neck and shoulder tension I was experiencing. The studio itself was cozy and inviting. I arrived a little early, as was requested of me. When I arrived I was greeted by Raja and was offered water and tea upon my arrival and asked to fill out some paperwork. I was taken back to the room within a few minutes. We had a little conversation and then I received a very thorough and enjoyable massage. Thank you Raja! I will definitely be returning on my next visit to Fairfax. So glad I found Serendipity Wellness." --Madeline F.
"Raja Collins did a fantastic job with my pregnancy massage. She was very nice and pleasant." -- Lovey T.
"I was very happy with Raja. Spent time with her prior to the massage so she could evaluate the problem areas I have and the level of pressure I expected. She did a wonderful job to use that information during the massage. The pressure was great and she really concentrated on the areas I wanted; mostly my left shoulder. I will be coming to Raja again soon and will probably sign up for a membership to see her regularly. Thanks for the help." -- John C.
"Raja gave me one the best massages I've ever had! Kudos!"-- Lauren M.
"Raja has excellent hands. My only wish was that the room would have been a little warmer upon arrival. Once under the blankets on the heated table, it was great. I will be recommending Raja and Serendipity to others. Thank you." --Paula
"My fiance really liked his therapist Raja, she did a great job doing more of a deep tissue massage on his back." --Lynde
"I wish I had discovered this place earlier considering it's down the street from my place. I had an awesome experience at Serendipity - I saw Raja and she did an amazing job at getting all the knots out of my back and knot. She really knew what she was doing. The studio is located in these old office buildings that do not like that appealing from the outside, but once inside you'll find this tranquil space. I love how the massage table is heated. Prices are not too bad. I'll definitely go back" -- Ceee C
"Raja was amazing. she really concentrated on the areas that were bothering me and seemed to be very in tune with my body and what i needed to feel better." -- Meisha
"I've had two prenatal massages with Raja, and she is amazing! The spa itself is low-key, just in an office park, but it's close to home and clean, so it works for me. The price is affordable, much more so than Red Door, and it's a great value. I plan to go back and get another prenatal massage or two before baby comes--it really helps with tension, stress, and my poor sore hips! Go to Serendipity for maintenance spa visits, not for a luxurious resort-like getaway. I recommend it! The one star off is simply for the low-key atmosphere. It feels very clean, safe, and legit." --Susan F
"Your business and your staff are amazing. I have had the pleasure of visiting Raja Collins several times and I fully intend to return as frequent as I am able. Thank you very much for your dedication and professionalism toward your trade. Your services bring great relief to the everyday stresses of my life. I look forward to every visit and Leave satisfied and destressed each time. --Tarek
"Raja is the best. I have been suffering from lower back pain and she has made it disappear. I shall return!!" --Sylvia
"Raja was wonderful! She was friendly, comforting, and GREAT at prenatal massage. I left feeling loose and relaxed. Thank you!!" --Tricia
"Raja was an excellent therapist - she listenined to my needs, and gave a very relaxing and wonderful massage. I will definitely make an appointment with her again." --Jennifer R
"Raja was so attentive and did a great job. I had a great massage and even fell asleep on the table. She focused on the areas I mentioned and really helped relieve the tension in my back. The massage and essential oils really helped the cold that was stuck in my chest. I feel 100% better today than I did yesterday. Thank you! p.s. I told a friend today to contact the spa for massage when she asked for a good place." --Melissa M