Matrix Fitness Club’s senior Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Director, Group Fitness Instructor and Healing Arts Practitioner, Luz Milagros Arpino, has added to her skill set a license in massage therapy.
Her intensive study at the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy included modalities such as Swedish (relaxation massage), neuromuscular, myofascial release, deep tissue, and sports massage. Her desire to learn massage was fueled by watching people in the gym whose soft tissues were locked in less than optimal placement due to unconscious habits, overtraining and improper body mechanics.
Luz uses a holistic approach to massage. Her massage includes a combination of techniques. Upon addressing the tissues on initial assessment, she uses her knowledge and intuition to decide the best approach for the client.
“I address the whole person and the whole body. Clients are more than just their trigger points and adhesions. I like to create a feeling of symbiotic integration with the areas that are hypertonic or in spasm, with the parts of the body that are well. My teachers taught me that deep tissue need not be painful. I allow the tissues invite me in.”