Blaise Martin CMT: Why I Massage
My passion for massage therapy began shortly after high school in South Dakota. Judi Severson, my first weekly client, was severely afflicted with M.S. The benefits she received gave me immense fulfillment and the rewarding relationship we established altered my career path. My subsequent massage experience in spas, health clubs, hospitals, hospices, yoga studios, chiropractic offices, sporting events, and on-site corporate events has taken me around the world. During a year on the Island of Cyprus I had the opportunity to create a spa within a luxury hotel. I love what I do. When I'm not massaging I'm probably traveling, continuing my education, out with my dog, Coco, or dusting off my fiddle for a rusty version of Old Joe Clark.
Massage Therapy Education
I began my studies in South Dakota with a Granny named Alice Smith. Alice had been practicing for over 50 years and had a wealth of experience from which to teach. In 1992 I received a 150 hour certificate in Scientific Swedish Massage, which included my membership into the American Massage Therapy Association. I later attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Through their comprehensive, 1000-hour certification program I gained extensive knowledge in physiology and human anatomy. Here my training focused on Shiatsu, Swedish, Myofascial and Neuromuscular modalities.
I believe the most beneficial massage is achieved through a personal connection and communication. A comfortable environment is also essential in creating an optimal massage experience. In addition to massage for relaxation and stress relief I offer many kinds of therapeutic massage. I completed an internship in a hospital-based massage program becoming familiar with a variety of diseases and pathologies including: M.S., chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, R.A. and more. I have extensive experience with injuries involving whiplash, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, ACL and most soft tissue dysfunction.