Amy is the owner of Heartline Wellness Center, and a national certified practitioner with over 13 years experience as a massage therapist. Originally trained in environmental science at Rutgers University, she spent 8 years in the hazardous waste consulting business. She realized the dream of a more fulfilling career when she moved to New Mexico to attend Crystal Mountain Massage School in 1997. Amy’s practice focuses on swedish, neuromuscular therapy (NMT), orthopedic massage, deep tissue, sports, aromatherapy, and pregnancy massage. Amy also blends elements of reflexology, polarity, and myofascial release into her treatments when appropriate. She brings a tremendous amount of love and compassion to her work and is honored to be in this profession. Custom blended aromatherapy massage is available at no extra charge using 100% pure essential oils. Organic and natural massage oil and cream are used in the treatments. She has taken continuing education in Neuromuscular Therapy with Judith Delany and Paul St. John, medical massage for cervical strain, Repetitive Use Injury Therapy™ with Micheal Young, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques™ with Erik Dalton, sports massage with Samuel Blechman, and deep tissue massage. Other advanced training includes orthopedic massage and Active Isolated Stretching with Ben Benjamin, forearm, wrist & elbow massage with Ralph Stephens, and Neurostructural Integration Technique. In 2010, Amy studied Aston Kinetics with longtime movement teacher Judith Aston in the class Aston Bodyworks I. Most recently, Amy has taken continuing education in myofascial release at UNM School of Medicine. Amy has many years experience in treating personal injury (car accident) cases, and has worked closely with chiropractors in the community.
After working with pregnant women for many years, Amy felt it was time for some advanced training. She completed Kate Jordan’s Bodywork for the Childbearing Year in October 2003. As a certified pregnancy massage therapist, Amy has increased her knowledge and skills to effectively treat the common muscular dysfunctions of the pregnant woman’s body. Depending on the client’s anatomy and personal requests, pregnancy massage is performed sidelying, semi-reclining with a support wedge, and/or in the Prego Pillow™.
Amy is a member of the Albuquerque Birth Network, and gives presentations on pregnancy massage. Amy has been involved with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), serving on the New Mexico chapter’s board from 2003-2005, and former chair of the Internal Communications Committee. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), currently serving as 2nd Vice President of the NM Chapter. Amy also holds a National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB). Amy’s other passions include natural health and nutrition, music, cooking, cycling, and yoga.
Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, myofascial, sports, pregnancy, aromatherapy massage, stretching:
Prices include essential oils, hot/cold therapy, topical pain relievers, magnesium therapy; and are subject to tax. Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Cases accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Monday 12 noon to 7 pm*
Tuesday 9 am to 5:30 pm*
Wednesday 7:30 am to 2 pm*
Thursday 10 am to 5:30 pm*
Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm*
Dr. Lindsay Meade, DOM License #NM966
Dr. Lindsay Meade received her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College. She began her interest in the medical field as a phlebotomist, received a certification as an EMT Basic, and worked as a dental assistant. In 2001 she began her career in massage therapy. She received her massage and Natural Therapy Specialist Certificate from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. In 2002 she became interested in Acupuncture and after four years received her Masters. She also participated in an internship in Vietnam. There she worked in a hospital that used acupuncture and herbs to treat patients with severe to moderate conditions. Dr. Meade believes that healthcare starts with a good patient to doctor relationship. It is important that a good relationship is established due to the fact that healing is a journey. Her practice focuses on pain and facial rejuvenation. If you have any questions about acupuncture please give Acuquerque a call.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine:
Initial Visit - $140.00 Return Visits - $70.00
Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Mexico, and United Health Care are accepted.
Facial rejuvenation: $120.00 twice a week for five weeks, this includes treatment and skin care.
Craniosacral Therapy: 45 mins-$50
Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays by appointment
Email Lindsay for an appointment, or call 505.681.8756 (mobile) or 505.255.2203 x1 (office).
Carolyn Genet Martin - Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, LMT #2513
Carolyn has resided in Taos since 1989. Her own journey of self-awareness and healing inspired her to attend the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in 1995. Further studies with the Upledger Institute in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage have enhanced her intuitive bodywork. In addition to the lighter modalities, Carolyn is adept at utilizing deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy to address underlying conditions, patterns, and pain. She is in ongoing training with Dr. Lucy Whyte Ferguson, DC and Victoria Magown, CMTPT both of who are renowned for pain management, and are students of Dr Janet Travell. In June of 2011 Carolyn was nationally certified as a Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist.
Carolyn’s work as a ski instructor at Taos Ski Valley since 1991 has helped her to be sensitive to the needs of the athlete. She was chosen as one of the nation’s top 100 ski instructors of the 2003 ski season by Ski Magazine. Her BA in Spanish has aided her throughout all her career fields. As a complete believer in integrative holistic health care; Carolyn is passionate about helping others by sharing useful resources, self-care techniques, and nutritional awareness. She feels blessed to have lived in Taos with two intertwined career choices that both inspire and support her. She now hopes to expand her practice and learning experiences into the Albuquerque area.
Swedish, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Cranio-Sacral, Lymph Drainage
Prices includes use of essential oils, magnesium therapy, cold laser therapy and tax.
Saturday by appointment (expanded hours to come!)
Call (575) 770-1907 or email Carolyn for an appointment.
Kirk Sugars, LMT #6331
505.255.2203 x2 or 505.514.5339
Kirk Sugars has been practicing massage therapy in Albuquerque since 2009. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kirk has lived in Albuquerque since 1992. After a 15-year career managing information technology for a regional bank he decided to make a major shift to allow more time for his many passions: chess, music, philosophy, Tai Chi Chuan, among others. He entered Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage in 2008.
While Kirk's style of massage therapy is integrative and intuitive, clients often comment on the precision with which he addresses specific muscles and complaints. Working with the client to develop a treatment plan that addresses their goals and assures their comfort, each session will be unique. Primary modalities are "deep" Swedish, Neuromuscular Technique (to address trigger points and knots), deep tissue work to mobilize fascia and restore natural "at rest" positioning of soft tissues. Some clients come to Kirk specifically for work on their feet. "While I rely on doctors to make diagnoses, I am surprised at how often symptoms that present as carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, sciatica or peripheral neuropathy can be alleviated by addressing soft tissue impairment of the free movement of nerves and muscles," Kirk says. "My skill with 'energy' flow -- particularly Tai Chi and Chi Kung, as well as Reiki -- infuses all my work with warmth." Kirk has been a professional member of The American Massage Therapy Association since 2009.
Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Cranial/Sacral, Reiki:
For simplicity, all fees include tax and "tip." He is happy to discuss concerns and goals prior to the first appointment.
Monday to Friday afternoon/evening by appointment
Saturday & Sundays by appointment