A graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C., Cherrie Martineau is a nationally board certified massage therapist (BCTMB) who has worked on over 10,000 clients in her career . She is also a Reiki Master/Energy worker and uses this to infuse her work with gentle and effective energy healing.  Cherrie has received attunements for Kundalini Reiki, Gold Reiki, and Chrystalline Rainbow Reiki as well as Pranic Healing and several other energy healing techniques that she uses in her work. She considers massage a gift and enjoys playing a part in your experience with it. She believes each session is unique to the individual and draws from her expertise and training to give you a customized session, be it a full-body massage or focused work for a particular problem area. Her goal in her boutique practice is to offer excellence through skilled and transformative touch and to work with clients who are seeking a highly gifted and intuitive bodyworker.  Originally born in the Caribbean, Cherrie grew up in Maryland; since 2004 she has enjoyed exploring and living in sunny San Diego. When she's not working, Cherrie loves traveling, reading, doing yoga, meditation and personal development activities for both spiritual and professional growth. Her latest massage, Soul Essence, was created by her to offer clients an Etheric Weaver® Treatment blessed by His Holiness Buddha Maitreya.  Because Cherrie is a natural mystic, she saw the need for clients to be able to release things on a soul level without the need for them to do anything or to think about it. After using this healing tool herself, she could see how this would help many people and chose to offer this as a focused session to help give clients the maximum benefit for their time. The Etheric weaver works as a transmitter and receiver that aligns to the atomic energy level, the magnetic field and all resonating factors, and it is all done telepathically through the Etheric field. Hence the use of this Etheric Weaver brings unity by blessing the Etheric field.  To learn more about this healing tool and to read testimonials, visit  Cherrie also loves working with crystals and she offers treatments that allow her to create a healing session for those seeking crystal therapy healing.

Cherrie is excited about her organic skincare line, Haimalatta's BotanicalsR, which is available now on the products tab. Her signature scent for massage is Enchanted Rose, which is a beautiful and sweet floral scent designed to bring balance and harmony to all her clients. She is a big fan of all natural skin care and worked closely with a formulator to create this luxury organic skincare line.  These beautiful and sensual products are chemical and toxin free, which leaves skin healthy and skin cells properly nourished. Cherrie has worked with many top of the line salon and spa products and chose to focus on creating an all natural line to complement her massage work, which promotes the release of toxins from the body and overall health and well-being.  


What is the most important reason for insisting on an BCTMB certified professional? You are. Because whether you're visiting a massage therapist or bodyworker for relaxation, rehabilitation or rejuvenation, you deserve to be treated by a practitioner who is both skilled and knowledgeable. And that's what the NCBTMB credential stands for - a commitment to excellence.  Cherrie Martineau has been NCBTMB certified since 2003 and believes in professional excellence.

To become nationally certified, practitioners must demonstrate mastery of core skills and knowledge, pass an NCBTMB standardized exam, uphold the organization's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and take part in continued education.

Today, there are 87,000 nationally certified practitioners throughout the country - and you can find them in physician offices, private practices, spas, rehab facilities, health clubs and hospitals.

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