Melissa Hernandez
Certified Orofacial Myology Specialist, Cranial Therapist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, LMT #2679

I absolutely love to help my clients with pain management. I've been practicing manual therapy for over 27 years, and I utilize Orofacial Myology, Cranial Therapy and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy to target complex pain issues by charting pain patterns, and conducting various orthopedic & functional tests to evaluate dysfunctional movement patterns. I work together with my clients by integrating effective clinical sessions with at-home daily exercises, and incorporating corrective posture and movement techniques in order to reduce, manage and/or eliminate pain. 

Orofacial Myology is an interactive, effective and fun approach that addresses problems such as TMD, crooked teeth, mouth breathing, nail biting, thumb sucking, speech difficulties, and hair pulling. The process always begins with a thorough one-hour Initial Assessment, and involves 8 to 12 follow up visits. Each visit includes measurements to track progress, and new exercises are given to advance the therapy. Sometimes referrals to other health professionals for tongue tie, allergy testing and tonsil problems are required. After the 8 week program, a complete re-assessment is conducted before graduating from the program! Sometimes people will require further work, depending on the severity of their case, and on their compliance.

Cranial therapy is a gentle, yet extremely effective approach, assessing and treating the hydraulic cranial-sacral system, which generates our cranial rhythmic impulse. Each suture between the bones of this cranial-facial-cervical-sacral system has a unique articulation and physiologic motion. Restoration of the natural motion within this system allows the body to return to a profound sense of well-being. As a result, there can be a reduction and/or elimination in headaches, migraines, neck pain, jaw pain, sinus issues, low back pain, SI joint pain & more!

I take appointments Tuesday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30pm.  My cell phone is 505-306-4403, if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

Patricia Ivey
Licensed Esthetician

Hello, I'm Patricia and I am a European trained licensed Esthetician. I graduated from the first German government approved esthetician school in 1981 at Wiesbaden, Germany.

I knew that I wanted to be an esthetician since I was sixteen after I picked my mother up at the local spa. 

Before I started esthetician school, I worked at a hospital for one year to do an internship for physical therapy and medical massage.  I knew then for certain that I enjoy pampering people especially with skincare, massage and facials with effective results!

Since my husband was in the military, I worked at resorts and spas in Germany, Wyoming, Louisiana and in 1994-1997 here in Albuquerque.  I always enjoyed to have a wonderful relationship with my clientele and it was always difficult for me to leave.   Now that my husband has retired from the military, we decided to move back to Albuquerque to stay for good!

During my 28 years of experience, I acquired a lot of new skincare methods.  My European massage technique and touch is something I always have been complimented on.

If you in need to unwind and relax with one of our professional facial treatments, I'll be very happy to pamper you!

My cell phone is 505-504-2597.  Call to schedule a free consultation & skin analysis, so that we can customize your individualized skin care treatments.  I look forward to meeting you!

Paul May
Myofascial Therapist, Massage Therapist

Hello! I am Paul May, a licensed massage and Myofascial therapist.  In 2003, I graduated from the Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have spent several years as a chiropractic assistant as well as a personal massage therapist.

I believe that our bodies are trying to tell us where the problem areas are, and I incorporate a deeper listening to the language and mechanics of the body, to bring relief to tense problem areas throughout the body. 
My one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which I use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy as well as other modalities such as Swedish and Deep Tissue. This highly specialized combination helps promote proper body mechanics and movement, through the enhancement of strength and flexibility.   
Trauma, such as a fall, or whiplash from an automobile accident cause changes in the body, and can greatly influence the functioning of our body, producing intense pain or restriction of motion, which can also affect our flexibility and stability, and are a key factor in our ability to withstand stress and strain. As a Myofasical therapist, I treat this injured soft tissue using Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy techniques to help alleviate pain and restore a greater range of motion.     

I believe that knowledge truly is power, and it is important that you know yourself, literally.  I will share my observations, ask questions, and assign simple stretches and exercises to help you maintain what WE gain—a stronger, more flexible, and pain free YOU! 

Call at 505-385-8742 to schedule your appointment.


Carolyn Genet-Martin
Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist & Licensed Massage Therapist

Carolyn Genet Martin, BA, LMT, CMTPT, NKT3, National Board Certified,  AMTA member    

"Body awareness is essential for the ongoing evolution of self care"

Prior health issues during college opened the door to my interest in learning to heal the body.  Teaching skiing 1991-2011 in Taos, NM added the movement and athletic/ kinesthetic awareness.

Graduated from the Scherer Institute (currently the Santa Fe School of Massage) up in Taos, NM in 1996, have been in practice ever since.  Maintained national certification my entire career (NCBTMB) and recently obtained National Board Certification.

I have collaborated continuously over the years with chiropractors, other body workers, and doctors of Oriental Medicine in both Taos and Albuquerque to help create a supportive environment for optimal healing.  I am passionate about helping my patients manage their pain, and teach folks what I have learned.

I tend to use multiple modalities during treatment; NKT is a terrific assessment tool, which helps pinpoint and localize pain and dysfunction.

Myofascial trigger point with muscular movement can then be utilized to free up muscle and fascia, including scars.

 Aromatherapy adds another dimension to the healing process.  I enjoy using therapeutic grade essential oils, as well as several of the Ayurvedic products from Banyan Botanicals locally made here in Albuquerque, just to name a few.

Homework is a great way for the patient to continue their journey after treatment sessions.  I am always happy to recommend it, as well as referral to other alternative practitioners if deemed necessary.  There is a great community of health care professionals in the area.

I love to read, learn, study, and find the latest science and techniques to add to treatment protocol.

-2011 became a nationally certified Myofascial trigger point therapist (CMTPT)

-2011 completed a 40 hour internship with David Lang, head of manual therapies, at the UNM Center For Life, a Complimentary Alternative Medical center.

-In 2015, I began studying NKT, and am now Level 3 Certified

-have taken several classes with Upledger Institute in both Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Please call or text for an appointment.  I work most Saturdays (575)770-1907

Bhanu Joy Harrison

Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW, SEP, LMT, is a UCLA- Trained Mindfulness Facilitator and Affiliate MAPs Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).  

I offer classes and workshops  on mindfulness meditation, including UCLA's well researched "Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living I" (MAPsI).  In addition, I design workshops and classes  on mindful living and ethics and body awareness tools for bodyworkers and counselors.  I am also a licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Albuquerque, NM focusing on body centered and mindful approaches to trauma resolution and self regulation.

Mindfulness has been a part of my life almost all my life!  I lived a contemplative life for eight years in the 1970's at the Kripalu Center for Holistic Health which, along with my family's alternative interests,  influenced the direction of my life towards awareness and mindful living.  Over the years, I have continued to practice mindfulness and participated in many personal and professional growth retreats.  

I incorporate mindfulness and holistic health skills into my somatic psychotherapy practice focusing on trauma resolution and joyful living
 and completed a year long training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center to become a UCLA Trained Mindfulness Facilitator. In addition, I  hold New Mexico licenses as a Clinical Social Worker (C-05529), Registered Massage Therapy Instructor (I-64), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT#105) and certifications as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and EMDR Therapist.  

I have been an instructor at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics since 1985 and currently teach Professional Ethics, Body-Centered Emotional Support Skills and Women's Issues.  I am approved as a continuing education provider by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


I look forward to offering you a range of classes and personalized workshops that fit your needs as an individual or organization!

Victoria Magown

I love giving people their lives back so they can enjoy doing their special activities and sports without pain. I have been working with patients/clients to resolve their pain issues for 34 years and am still passionate about it. 

I have advertised in the Truly Alive (formerly Living Naturally) magazine from 1999 to 2017 with articles about Myofascial Therapy treatment. You can find all the past articles in the archives at and Truly Alive.

I love learning and staying up-to-date on the cutting edge and enjoy sharing my new knowledge with patients and colleagues alike. The Myofascial Realignment Treatment I do now is a culmination of all I have learned over the last 34 years. 

After taking your history and evaluating your restricted Range of Motion, we develop a treatment plan together so you know what to expect. Not like the “old days”, treatment is within your tolerance using Manual Therapy, Massager, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, MicroLight 830 Cold Lasers and LED.

Your pain and restricted Range of Motion will melt away and you will feel pain relief after the first treatment. I look forward to treating you.

You can find out where your pain is coming from and which muscles and Trigger Points are causing the pain at

I will be in ABQ, NM January 23, 2018 to February 16, 2018.

You can email, text or call me to schedule.

Victoria L Magown

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