Kristin Martelli, LMT, BCTMB, CPMT
Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist via The Liddle Kidz Foundation
Professional Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Kristin Martelli attended The Massage Academy of the Poconos in 2005 and graduated with honors from Allied Medical and Technical Institute in the Massage Therapy program the same year. Currently, Kristin is a lifelong student of the Science of Massage Institute, a research and teaching institute led by Dr Ross Turchaninov, dedicated to elevating the massage profession and making it a valued part of integrated medicine.
In addition to being licensed, Kristin is also Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and also certified in Pediatric Massage. Kristin also has experience working with special need populations including but not limited to autism, cerebral palsy, sensory integration disorders, etc.
Kristin uses evidence based practices to guide her but also intuitively integrates various techniques in her massage session to bring about the most beneficial, and therapeutic results. If there is a challenging case presented, Kristin has the benefit of consulting with Dr Ross or any of her other medical massage colleagues for assistance if she is unable to find the answers in the large SOMI database.
In other words, each session is catered to the individual needs of the client and will vary from person to person and also from session to session. Some of the techniques would include but are not limited to: myofascial release, deep tissue, medical massage, energy therapy, NMT, acupressure, and aromatherapy. Kristin offers clinical massage therapy appointments focusing on pain, functional outcomes, and stress management.
Other highlights of Kristin's career in massage therapy include:
Provided many lectures/demonstrations to the community on the benefits of
massage. Highlights include: Benefits of Massage for COPD patients at the John
Heinz Institute, Massage as an Alternative to Opioids for Pain at a symposium
held by TCMC, Intro to Massage for medical students at TCMC, Intro to Massage and Wellness Services for nursing students at Penn State
Experience as an instructor, clinic coordinator, and acting director in the massage therapy department at Mc Cann
Strong advocate for the Massage Therapy profession in the local community and beyond
Partnered with Advocacy Alliance in 2007 to research the effects of massage for schizophrenia