Martina Kowalke LMT

A licensed massage therapist who works with each individual to develop the right treatment plan.

Martina Kowalke LMT

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Connective Tissue work
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Reiki
  • Passive stretching
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST)
  • Prenatal Massage

License WA # MA60381693

               TX # MT132535 

Certification

  • 1997: Franz Behr Institute of Sports & Swedish Massage – Czech Republic.
  • Anthem College: Specialized training in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, geriatric & pregnancy massage – Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  • 2012: Phoenix School of Holistic Health & Massage – Houston Texas.
  • Stretch To Win™ Institute: Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) level 1 – Arizona.

History

Former Aesthetician and  more than 20 years of experience in Massage Therapy, Martina has worked with athletes, pregnant women, post-surgical clients, physically disabled, elderly clients and the terminally ill.

Throughout her childhood, Martina spend summer holidays at her vacation home, far from town. Family and neighbors went to the local medicine woman to treat all their various ailments. During her childhood summers, Martina learned herbal remedies that have a tradition dating back thousands of years. She currently uses her knowledge of homemade oils and salves for specific clients and treatments. Visit her remedies blog to see the latest herbal solutions, using local herbs for healing salves.

Martina has an amazing talent! There are few people that you can go to for a massage that can just find your trouble spots. She us one if those people!! She has tremendous knowledge of the body and muscle groups, and she listens and feels how your body responds. Annie M.

North Bend, WA

5.0 star rating 6/30/2016
I have been seeing Martina for over 2 years for help with muscle, joint and tendon pain associated with arthritis and chronic tendonitis. Martina has done an amazing job of minimizing pain and allowing me to live a normal lifestyle. She has exceptional knowledge of muscles, tendons and human anatomy in general, and a unique treatment combination of fascial stretching therapy and Swedish massage. I highly recommend Martina to anyone with ongoing pain issues.

Kyle G.

North Bend, WA

Martina is one of the best massage therapists I been to, and I’ve been to a few.  
In the last couple years I had given up on help.  I had been in a very bad car accident when I was young, which resulted in a broken femur.  A broken femur, which didn’t heal correctly and had to be re-broken.  I’ve also had 2 knees surgeries from torn meniscus issues on the same leg.  All that being said… I have babied my legs for a long time, not wanting to deal with pain, and in turn my flexibility has gotten very bad.  This lack of flexibility is not a good thing.
Martina uses a stretching technique therapy that is AMAZING.  With this therapy I have gone from barely able to bend and reach my mid-thigh with my fingertips, to reaching my knees, to now reaching my past my shins!  And the goal now is to touch my toes, with her help I will get there!  
I’d also like to mention that I drive to see her from Seattle once a week.  Yes… she is that fab and worth the drive.  Her massage room is very clean, the decor is calming, and the aroma of her essential oils are soothing.  Very spa like and tranquil.
I recommend her highly!
Thank you Martina, you are my hero. Petra D.

Seattle, WA

6/2/2016

Martina is a highly educated individual that is kind and has a magical touch. She really knows what she is doing. She listens to you, responds to your needs. The area is quiet, soothing and smells heavenly. Everyone that I have met that uses Martina, recommends trying all of the techniques she uses which it seems she knows quite a few. I’m looking forward to trying more. I love that as a person she is always educating herself and is so in touch with things around her.

Beth H. North Bend, WA

  

You know that practitioner that you don’t have to tell anything and she finds your trouble spots? I have about 6 and she found them all. I didn’t give her any clues.

Clint W.

Seattle, WA

I have occasionally had a mix of strong tension headaches and migraine before, but a couple of months ago – owning to both mental and physical stress – it just didn’t stop. The muscle tension in my neck and shoulders became so strong that I had trouble turning my head. My usual response, a self prescribed XXL dose of Ibuprofen (2×1,200mg/day) did not help much. My wife convinced me to setup an appointment with Martina. (She has been a client for a while.) I was rather skeptical. I have tried massage therapy before and the relief was minor and temporary. Whatever Martina did differently, it worked! The pain subsided quite a bit over the next few hours and I was rid of my headaches the next morning. As Martina had warned me, my muscles were rather sore for a couple of days, but that was minor inconvenience by comparison. I have come back every other week since. Not so much for treatment, but because it is incredibly relaxing and just makes me feel better. Especially after a bad work week or a longer bike ride. Definitely recommended!

Philipp H.

North Bend, WA

5.0 star rating 6/28/2016
I have had Martina work on my tired old body for a couple of years now. I would show up aching with pain in my back and shoulders from lifting heavy boxes of food from my volunteer job and when I left I always felt 100% better.
Not only does she do a great job with the massage therapy but she is a wonderful person with a great sense of humor.
I recently moved out of the Snoqualmie valley and already miss being able to walk across the street for my appointments.
I highly recommend Martina and wish her the best in her new business.

Ron S. Sahuarita, A

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