MOBILITY. STRENGTH. FUNCTION. RELIEF

EMPOWERING BODIES WELLNESS

Personalized training, performance-driven brain training, fascial stretch therapy, & craniosacral therapy in Tempe

RE-WRITE YOUR WELL-BEING STORY

At Empowering Bodies Wellness, our unwavering mission is to inspire and empower individuals to lead forward, optimizing performance, and maximizing overall well-being. We offer a comprehensive range of services and teachings specialized to each person individually. By integrating the latest advancements in holistic wellness, we offer personalized training, performance-driven brain training, fascial stretch therapy, and craniosacral therapy. These services serve as pathways to learning forward, unlocking your untapped potential, and achieving peak well-being. 

Kathy Martinez, CPT, CFSS III | Mike Yuhaniak, LMT, CFSS III

Certified Level 3

Step 1:
Find The Root Cause of Pain

We perform a full-body assessment so we can pinpoint the areas of concern

Step 2:
Fix Your Problem Areas

We create a custom program that addresses your pains, restrictions & restores balance to your body

Step 3:
Improved Performance

Improve your physical performance helping you move better, run faster, lift heavier, & boost endurance

Benefits of FST

How Does Fascia Stretch Therapy (FST) work?

Laura Paulus
Laura Paulus
2022-09-03
I was diagnosed with Bells Palsey in the fall of 2021 and was in severe pain to the point that I was not sleeping, nothing I tried would provide long term relief. Mike was recommended to me and I must admit, I was a sceptic and really doubted that he could make much of a difference, but was willing to try anything. On my very FIRST visit Mike was able to alleviate the pain and I am continuing to improve on a daily basis. The best thing about Mike is his dedication to your healing, his joy in discovering new techniques, and his ability to teach you to apply them to your daily life and help restore your health. I can't thank Mike enough, he has changed my life!
Alexander LeBlanc
Alexander LeBlanc
2022-07-28
A profoundly healing, life-changing experience! For years, I suffered from chronic pain. Even though massages provided some short-term relief, they did not seem to help after that. My intuition told me that I needed something else, and by grace, I found Empowering Bodies. My eternal gratitude goes out to Mike for reaching out to me. I feel safe and supported knowing I can reach out for what I need moving forward in my healing journey. Mike is a beautiful reflection of the divine masculine. He is calm, compassionate, insightful, and accepting. It was clear to him what my body needed to get out of pain and to release energy blocked in my body. Anyone coming across Empowering Bodies, this is the place. A sanctuary awaits you at Empowering Bodys. Namaste ❤️
Kirsten B.
Kirsten B.
2022-07-26
Mike and Kathy are such a fabulous team! Mike has helped my-over-20-years of lower chronic back pain melt away and strengthen my core muscles! Both of them have also stretched my teenagers - they always ask to come back! Kathy is amazing with my elderly father who doesn’t talk or do much anymore. After his session it’s like someone has pressed the power button and he moves faster and talks all the way home! They teach and explain as they stretch and I always look forward to my sessions. Thank you for all you do and the help you’ve given me, when all the other therapists and dr’s have failed!
Patricia Young
Patricia Young
2022-07-08
My husband & I have been strength training with Kathy for over 10 years. We've also received stretch and massage (from Mike). Both are exceptionally trained and knowledgeable about our individual needs. They work together to provide the most caring, skilled and professional services to help you be the best you can be. At 66 & 72, we're strong, flexible and confident due to their assistance. We look forward to a healthy future.
Kathy McAvoy
Kathy McAvoy
2021-05-04
Mike offers healing that connects Mind/Body/Soul, and now more than ever this kind of service is needed. The connection between Health and mind/body/soul is usually missing from traditional Western medicine. Yet it is very real, and if this year of pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that our soul and our physical manifestations of illness and disease are deeply connected. Mike is the only healer I’ve ever met who is able to provide a pathway for integrating this kind of healing. I honestly don’t know where I’d be right now without his services. He has gotten me through two devastating events: the sudden and unexpected death of my husband, and my own heart attack from stress. And all of this was during the pandemic! Mike is the real deal. Do yourself a favor and trust him to facilitate wellness and healing for whatever did-ease languishes within you.
Eileen Colleran
Eileen Colleran
2021-04-09
Have you paid for a gym membership and never or rarely used it? I did for years, knowing I needed to work out but unable to motivate myself. Then I found Kathy. Not only does she offer accountability, but makes working out fun so I actually want to go. She has taught me some very important skills that have not only strengthened my body but helped in my day to day activities. As a senior, some things get harder to do such as getting up off the ground. But it is important to be able to do that. Kathy helped me work on it so now I can get up by myself without reaching for an arm or piece of furniture. She has also shown me how to pick up cases of water and heavy dog food bags without hurting myself. It has changed my world!! I had never heard of fascial stretch therapy (FST) before but having chronic low back problems, I thought I would give it a try. What I didn’t know was how much FST would help other parts of my body as well. I have been getting FST from Kathy every 2 weeks for a number of years and it has made a big impact on my day to day life. Besides helping with my lower back, FST has helped with neck issues I have from sitting in front of the computer and doing data entry for long periods of time and loosened tight leg joints. I had also broken my elbow as a teenager and never did regain full flexibility and movement. But with FST, I found that my elbow became more mobile helping me a lot with typing and other activities that require movement of the elbow area. FST is much more than just a relaxing time (which it definitely is), it is a healing time and helps to keep me healthy and active.
Tiffany Viterbo
Tiffany Viterbo
2021-04-09
At the time of my first appointment with Mike I was probably at the lowest health point in my life. I was fainting nearly 5 times a week, and had seen nearly every specialist only for them to all tell me there was nothing wrong. I had even ventured to see a naturopath, and had no relief from fainting. My first session was about 6 months ago and I have not fainted since. I cannot put into words how much this healing journey has helped me. I feel like a new person, physically and mentally. Since my journey started I have graduated school, started my career, and gotten married. I don’t believe any of these would have been possible without Mike. I recommend Mike to anyone and everyone. If you’re struggling with anything physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually, Mike will help jumpstart your healing process!
Phyllis Nelson
Phyllis Nelson
2021-04-04
Kathy is such a gifted healer. I very much enjoyed the attention to detail when adjusting various parts of my body and stretching based on what’s needed And in a way that actually made me feel amazing not only when I was finished but the whole week plus. I highly recommend and will definitely be returning!
Bob Hunnicutt
Bob Hunnicutt
2021-04-02
I have been working with Kathy for almost three years receiving fascial stretch therapy. During that time, she helped me recover from the ravages of a liver transplant, relieved the pain and restrictions of a degenerating right knee, and most recently helped me transition from a real knee to a artificial one. She is professional, focused, caring, and sincerely interested in me as a person and as a client. I have recommended her to several of my friends after they hear my stories of "fascial stretching", seen the improvement in my golf game, general outlook, and sleeping. She is a friend and a trusted advisor as well as an angel sent to take away my pain!
Toni Hanson
Toni Hanson
2021-04-01
I have been with Empowering Bodies Wellness for several years and I have never felt better. I have lower back and knee issues and working out here has helped make me stronger in those areas and with my overall strength. I look forward to every workout!
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