Meghan Caterino, Certified Medical Massage Therapist
Meghan graduated from Blue Heron Academy in Lansing in the spring of 2010. She is certified in Medical Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Swedish, and Fertility Massage. She has also obtained training and certification from ATMAT in giving Mayan Abdominal Massage. Meghan has a driven passion to help women (and men) achieve physical, hormonal and spiritual balance to facilitate the body in healing itself. She is constantly pursuing new learning opportunities to provide the utmost care.
A note from Meghan, “When I was 12, I had Guillain-Barre syndrome. This is an auto-immune disease that attacks the nerves, resulting in paralysis. After much physical therapy and work, I attained functionality and eventually, a (mostly) full recovery. Because of this experience, I intimately understand the impact of structural issues on an individuals well-being. I deal with the consequences of the disease everyday of my life, but I have found ways to live a full, healthy life. This was not an easy path and I often encountered people (especially doctors) telling me I needed to accept the status quo. I didn’t agree and started my own journey investigating alternative therapies, such as massage and acupuncture. After pursing a BA in Anthropology (medical) from Michigan State, I found that I wanted to do more than just study how people took care of themselves. I wanted to help others find the tools to help themselves. I struggled with finding the right answer. I wanted to find a path that would leave me intellectually challenged and still contribute to people’s everyday well-being. The answer was massage.
This struggle was intensified when I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility. This was one of darkest periods of my life, but it clarified my desire to help others achieve balance to attain better health. I found the fertility treatments offered to me through conventional routes to be very hard on my body, soul and overall well-being, but continued down this path until the birth of my first child. I wanted more children, but I was unwilling to use the same methods. I read an article in a magazine about Mayan Abdominal Massage. I went to a training session, performed the massage on myself for 2 months and was pregnant by the third month. I knew this was something I must learn more about. I spent the next year investigating and learning fertility treatments, including Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage. It became my dream to provide a space for woman and men to find support, fertility counseling, and holistic treatments to achieve balance in life.”