Marta Martinez was born in Nicaragua. At the age of eight, Marta fled to Costa Rica during the Civil war with her family, seeking refuge before arriving in the United States to study at the age of 18. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and is currently studying the Chinese language. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vermont College, pursued her pre-med studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed her extensive massage therapy schooling at the Body Therapy Institute. Marta’s advanced training includes the study of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles and medicinal Chinese herbs completed at the New England School of Acupuncture, where she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine. Upon graduation, Marta received the Life Long Learning Leadership Award, given to the most outstanding graduate.
Marta attended the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China under the tutelage of scholars Greta Young Die and Dr. Huang Huang. She has been a student of the Balanced Method taught by Dr. Richard Tan spanning a decade. At present, she is fortunate to be a Tai Chi student of Wolf Lowenthal of the Long River Tai Chi School. Additionally, Marta has been studying with Sharon Weizenbaum of the White Pine Institute since the year 2000. Currently, Marta is a participant in Sharon’s Graduate Mentorship Program.
Marta is a licensed acupuncturist by the board of registration in medicine in the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She lectures on the subject of acupuncture, healing and medicinal herbs. She has been a guest speaker at Bay Path College, Smith College, Yale University, multiple hospital facilities and other health care groups. Marta founded Stay in Touch Center in 1996. The Center is predicated, in part, on observations Marta made years ago as she pursued her training and began her practice.
I believe that integrative forms of medicine help people avoid chronic illness, reduce the severity of their ailments, preserve their health and maintain an overall sense of well being.