Therapeutic massage from Stephanie Martinez has improved my health and well-being dramatically over the past 7 months during which I have been her patient. Before undergoing Stephanie’s care, I woke up with a multitude of aches and pains all over my body, especially in my spine, back, neck, and shoulders. My pain added to my significant depression and made it even harder for me to get out of bed in the morning. Every day choosing to move was a struggle. I knew moving would help me in so many ways, but even thinking about moving was so challenging.
I started seeing Stephanie at the recommendation of my chiropractor, and right away Stephanie worked with me to develop a plan to prioritize my areas of concern. Stephanie did not pressure me into this – after one appointment, I could tell she had superior skills and I definitely wanted to come back and see her again. Previous to meeting with Stephanie, I had lots of massages in salon/spas & massage boutiques, and Stephanie is a TRUE massage therapist. I think she has magical fingers.
She knows just where to work on my body and can even find areas of tension I didn’t know with which I needed help. I feel amazing after every session. I know there are things other to talk about like my range of motion (which I know has improved), and my lung expansion (I can breathe deeper now), and probably what is most important to me are two other things. First, my level of daily pain has significantly decreased. I don’t lie in bed each morning asking and re-asking my husband please to rub my back, neck, and shoulders so I can just get out of bed. Second, using massage therapy in conjunction with my medication and therapist, my anxiety and depression are decreasing.
I can highly recommend the work of Stephanie Martinez to anybody who is looking for a caring, extremely talented, therapeutic massage therapist. She is wonderful!