My name is Lionel Martin and I have been the proprietor of Integrated Bodywork Therapies since 1998.
I have gratitude to all my clients who have helped me to get me to this point, and believed in my ability to help them enough to allow me to pursue my passion for a living.
I have an insatiable appetite to understand the body, and it's how's and why's. I have taken numerous courses around the world, too many to count. Some techniques remain staples, others have gone by the wayside and get dusted off now and then.
I have been facinated with the bodies ability function well despite the physical , environmental, and emotional stressors it endures on a daily basis. A quote I took to heart early on was" the body was not made to be healthy but to survive". Different DNA, different life experiences, different diet, and differnt injuries, different surgeries, different postural habits and different activities all combine to make each person a unique canvas with which to work.
How is a one size approach going to fit the entire populace? Is that lower back pain really coming from the lower back? Or could it be coming from your feet? Knees? Hip? Neck? Or Kidney? Or even mental stress?
It takes a multi pronged approach to unlock each individuals mysteries as everyone is different. I have spent countless hours upon hours practicing and refining my techniques.
Finding out that which works for me and what does not.
Hopefully the beneficiary of this quest are the counless people with acute/chronic discomfort.
Hopefully you won't have to see me, but if you do you will get 100% effort.
See you around the bend !