Massage Therapist Catherine Andrea Martinez
Therapeutic Massage is available at the Y beginning Nov. 1 through a partnership with Massage by Catherine Andrea.
Owner Catherine Andrea Martinez, LMT 8264, will be offering massages out of the White Rock Y location and at the Y Express in downtown Los Alamos.
“While many think of massage as a luxury, it can be a life-changing, empowering and useful means of correction, and a preventative intervention in regards to muscular dysfunction,” Martinez said. “Poor posture, incorrect body mechanics in repetitive movement and strange sleeping positions can all contribute to daily pain people experience.”
By relaxing and receiving massage, we remember our body and can leave our thoughts and worries for the session, she said, adding that regular bodywork can be very empowering in helping us live more embodied. Massage lets us reduce stress levels and trains us to be more present in all the moments of our lives.
“Massage is a useful tool in health maintenance, and pain reduction or coping,” Martinez said. “But if you have any serious health conditions, always consult with your primary care physician before receiving any bodywork.”
Martinez grew up in Los Alamos and has been a Y member for many years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Health. She studied massage in California and at The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe.
Whether a massage is for relaxation, stress or pain reduction, postural improvement, health maintenance, or to compliment one’s exercise routines, Martinez is happy to work on each person’s unique physical and functional goals.
Her work includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Technique, Myofasical Release Technique, Homeopathy of the Spine and Reiki. She can also utilize, posture and gait assessment and range of motion assessment for clients wanting to reduce and discover pain patterns.
As needed and desired by clients, she incorporates the use of hot stones in her sessions. She individualizes each session to meet needs and functional goals of each client.
Schedule November appointments by calling Martinez at 505.920.4212. Massages will be available by appointment Wednesday through Friday at the White Rock Y, 106 Longview Dr; and Saturday and Sunday at the Y Express, 140 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
Y members must bring their membership card to the first appointment. New clients should arrive 10 minutes early to complete the client intake form. For more information, visit http://www.massagebycatherineandrea.com.