The Body Type Spectrum & Why it Matters

by Leah Barr, Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner Remember that 5 minute middle school science lesson— the one where you learned about the three body types: Ectomorph (the slight frame), mesomorph (the moderate frame), and endomorph (the larger, stockier frame)?  While we may be taught a vague notion of different body types […]


Q&A with Leah Barr, CAS

January 10, 2016 3:01 pm / Ayurveda, massage, meditation, Nutrition, shaw, Washington DC, yoga / no comments

What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine? I have always been passionate about the connection between food and health, both physical and mental.  After years of exploration and experimentation, I decided to study Ayurveda because of the potency and specificity of the application of just the right food and medicine […]


Frustration with Online Booking?

November 9, 2015 6:06 pm / Uncategorized / no comments

We had some feedback about having to enter your information every time you book an appointment online, and we figured out some settings to make your life easier from here on out! Please select the book now button and log onto your account. Select the “account” hyperlink and enter the […]


Q&A with Ashley Greenfield, LMT

October 20, 2015 1:31 pm / Blog, Community, massage, prenatal, Reiki / no comments

What inspired you to become a massage therapist? I started with energy work, Reiki, in Quantico.  I met a lot of military families and discovered touch is a key component to healing.  Especially the women who were staying at home taking care of their families needed a hug or touch […]


Sleep Compositions

October 15, 2015 12:30 pm / Blog, meditation, Washington DC, yoga therapy / no comments

The famous composer Max Richter has written and recorded a lovely composition for sleeping, napping, and listening to on your own music device during your Pekoe treatments. The work is called Sleep and is 8 hours long, and there is a 1 hour version (From Sleep) of select tracks available […]


Let off Some Steam

October 8, 2015 4:31 pm / Nutrition, pain, shaw, Washington DC / no comments

  Now is time to get excited. Holy moly, Pekoe has a STEAM SHOWER!! I had been interested in building a sauna or steam room since we moved to Shaw. We had this really shoddy bathroom downstairs where the vanity wasn’t even attached to the wall, the toilet rocked on […]


As the Dust Settles

September 13, 2015 3:27 pm / Blog, Community, Washington DC / no comments

For the past year Pekoe has been slowly undergoing renovation, and we’ve finally reached the end of our Great Streets Grant work. It’s been a roller coaster ride but now we get to put everything back in place, dust ourselves off, and enjoy the rewards of all our hard work. […]


Let Us Help With Repetitive Stress

August 19, 2015 9:07 am / acupuncture, massage, Nutrition, Reiki, shaw, Washington DC / no comments

Do any of you remember the Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times? It’s the story of a factory worker who is forced to test a new piece of equipment (essentially the conveyor belt,) and since he spends all his time doing the same thing over and over and over again, he […]


Postnatal Services at Pekoe

August 18, 2015 10:43 pm / acupuncture, massage, postpartum, prenatal, Washington DC / no comments

Here’s what we know about childbirth: It hurts. We can say that with some certainty, as many of your practitioners here at Pekoe have given birth. Some of us have done so on more than one occasion. Yes, it’s amazing. Yes, you are loaded with hormones that initially distract you […]


Working on Seasonal Affective Disorder Starts Now

August 18, 2015 10:35 pm / acupuncture, massage, shaw, Washington DC / no comments

Yes, it’s summer. Yes, it’s hot. Yes, the sun doesn’t go down until 8:00 PM. Yes, the birds are singing and the mosquitos are buzzing and the Nationals are playing and it’s as humid as all get out. So why would you start worrying about the winter right now? To […]