Martha Nicholson LMP, CST, CAEH

About Me

Lasting change: more presence, more soul.

A healthy, flexible, connected body moves easily and works well. It helps us stay centered and adaptable in the face of life’s challenges. Truthfully, most of us walk around with all kinds of physical and emotional adaptations in our system that still function reasonably well when things aren’t overly stressful.

However, when injuries and life challenges get loaded on top of our normal compensations, bodies get bogged down. They stop accessing their internal resources easily and often need help to boost their inherent drive towards health.

The good news is that bodies are incredibly intelligent and responsive. And yours will know innately how, with help, to get back to what it really feels like to be YOU. With a highly attuned blend of Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation, I’ll help reboot your system’s inner brilliance and put you back on the path to thriving.

Targeted Benefits:

Using deep skill and intuition I help people heal. There are three contexts in which I specialize: TMJ, sensitive systems, and persistent pain from trauma.

TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is associated with pain and dysfunction in the jaw/chewing muscles. Symptoms include pain, restricted movement, and a decreased in quality of life. In our technology-driven world, much of our stress accumulates in our necks & shoulders -- and particularly fiercely at the base of our skulls and in our jaws. CranioSacral Therapy & Myofascial Release are an effective and lasting way of relieving pain and tension in this musculature which is often overlooked in dental work or traditional massage.

Sensitive systems

A sensitive system can look like being overly aware of everything around you - people’s thoughts, feelings, reactions. When you are sensitive, it can be hard to know what is true for you given the sheer volume of input you receive. I can help you navigate and understand how your system works, as well as decode and appreciate the language your body speaks. Open doors to the guidance, wisdom, and truth that are deeply rooted in your body.

Persistent pain from trauma

Persistent pain and lasting discomfort can dramatically affect a person's quality of life. Persistent pain can leave you feeling frustrated, alone and hopeless. And, the longer this goes on, the more likely you are to develop patterns of numbness and detachment in order to cope. With gentle assistive touch, I help reawaken and soothe shut off or overactive parts of the nervous system. Bringing the various parts of the body and nervous system back into communication and cooperation allows you to move out of being stuck in pain and into moving with more ease and kindness.

I help you get back to the free, strong, adaptive body you deserve.


My Skills

CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymph Drainage, Neuromeningeal Manipulation, - International Association of Healthcare Practitioners 1999-present
Transpersonal Somatic Therapy Training, Energensis Institute 2014
Mind/Body Healing & the Evolution of Consciousness 2010-present
Intraoral Massage Endorsement: State of WA - 2009
Certified Inner Focus Advanced Energy Healer - 2004
Upledger Institute Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist - 2004
Inner Focus Advanced Energy Healing Training - 2000-2003
Advanced SOMA training, 2000
Certified SOMA Neuromuscular Integration Practitioner - 1996
Certified Somassage Practitioner - 1996
Licensed Massage Practitioner, State of WA - 1996

Professional Associations / Memberships

International Alliance of Healthcare Professionals