Martina graduated from Utopia Academy’s 3000 hour Registered Massage Therapy Program in Vancouver, BC. Her graduating case study, which focused on the use of myofascial release therapy to decrease the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, was awarded second place by the Massage Therapists’ Association of BC in the summer 2012 competition.
Prior to massage therapy Martina enjoyed an active lifestyle in Whistler snowboarding, hiking, dirt biking, and pursing a love of the outdoors. With these activities came injuries and thus began her own journey of therapy involving massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and the practice of yoga. Martina is grateful for these experiences and understands first hand how a joint effort between therapist and client, as well as an integrated approach to therapy, can achieve long lasting results.
Within her practice, techniques used include relaxing swedish massage, myofascial release, GTO release, trigger point therapy, passive and active stretching, and patient education. Her treatment approach is tailored to the individual, using light to deep pressure depending upon the preference and needs of the client.
Martina is constantly improving her knowledge base and looks forward to continuing her studies. A life-long interest in health and a belief in the body’s ability to heal itself keeps her enthusiastic in helping you achieve your health and wellness goal.