Martha has practiced in Ohio and Tennessee, she is the founder of Uplift Bodyworks llc, just outside of Chattanooga, TN. Martha began her health career with a certification in Massage Therapy in 2003 from Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg, OH and later obtained a degree in Physical Therapy Assisting in 2012 from the Professional Skills Institute in Toledo, Ohio.
Martha discovered cupping while researching techniques, in the hopes of marrying massage therapy and physical therapy. Martha first met Anita J. Shannon in 2013 while taking her first cupping course. The encounter changed the way she thought about the body, and ultimately altered the trajectory of her career and life. Martha has years of clinical cupping experience and is very knowledgeable in the application of various techniques and cupping equipment. Martha is eager to further the development of cupping as a therapeutic modality and has a passion for teaching and assisting therapists in both massage therapy and physical therapy to provide the best evidence-based techniques to benefit their patients.