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Megan Martin,LMT

Primary Service
  • Massage Therapy
Areas of Interest

Deep tissue therapy, somatic therapy, postural and gait analysis, manual lymph therapy, prenatal massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, traditional Swedish relaxation massage

Biography

Philosophy of care
I want my clients to understand that massage therapy is a team effort. We work together to resolve the "issues in their tissues." I teach them stretches to help prolong the effects of the massage, and we discuss proper posture, sleep position and daily routines that will contribute to a better quality of life.

Why Megan went into massage therapy
When I was in junior high, I had a friend that participated in rodeos. Her sport caused her a lot of shoulder pain. She'd come over crying and beg me to "do something!" I learned from her feedback what kind of pressure felt good. I practiced on friends throughout high school and college. It was when I lost my contract running the coffee shop at LSC that I discovered the Workforce Development Center (WDC). They had a program to pay for "dislocated workers" to return to school and start a new career. I was familiar with the massage therapy program at LSC from the blissful massage students who frequented the coffee shop. The massage program fit the requirements set by the WDC. When one door closes, another one opens!

Favorite advice to give patients
Stand up straight! Slide your shoulder blades down your back, as though sticking them in your back pockets. Pretend you have the "Bat Signal" on your sternum - tilt that beacon up to the sky. Keep your head up on top of your neck, where it belongs. Tilt your eyes downward, not your head.

Hometown
My younger years were spent living with my grandparents in Pine City, MN. I have lived all around the country, but Duluth is where my heart resides. The lake always beckons my return.

Hobbies
I am the neighborhood crazy-chicken-lady. I have a variety of beautiful birds that bring joy to the neighborhood, especially the children. I also have a toilet-trained cat and an Olde English Bulldogge. Hobbies include knitting and crafts, which I teach at the Duluth Folk School. I am an avid gardener. My home is filled with a jungle's worth of plants. I have a front yard garden and am working on transforming my backyard into an orchard. I'm dreaming of an edible landscape.

Awards
I ran my own practice, Body of Water Street, for two years. I was nominated for Best of the Best both years.

Additional information
I am a certified yoga teacher, having completed 200 hours of study in the jungle of Costa Rica at the Hari-om yoga school in 2014. I also completed Reiki level 1 and 2 from the Wisdom Center for Change in Superior, WI in 2019.