The Therapist

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imageMelissa Martinie, LMT

Melissa earned her Certificate in Therapeutic Massage from the Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College (PTMC) in 1997. 

Course work included:  swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, sports, lymphatic, geriatric, and chinese massage modalities, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and psychology of massage. Melissa also holds a Bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Illinois.

Melissa has over 1500 hours of massage therapy education and 12 years of experience teaching yoga and Pilates. She is one of 7 teachers certified to teach Aston®  for Yoga, is a member and volunteer for the American Massage Therapy Association-DC Chapter.  Melissa regularly participates in continuing education and attends national research and professional events to keep up to date on new developments.

She has practiced in Chiropractic offices, hotel/resort settings, client's homes and offices, care facilities, small group practices, at sport events, for charities and in private practice.  Her client base ranges from young adults to mature adults of ALL abilities - athletes to desk jockeys, relaxation to rehabilitative massage. 

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Melissa works to get to know her clients, their lifestyles and habits, to help them make informed choices about their environment and activities that can help them support and improve their wellbeing.  

Melissa takes great care in choosing the products and supplies she uses in her practice. After nearly 20 years of practice, she has found Sacred Earth vegan massage cream to be her favorite!  She also found the Tesla of massage tables 5 years ago and brought a Comfort Craft Table into the practice.  You will notice the difference!