Ellen Santistevan

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  • Massage, NM #6535
  • Independent Massage Instructor, # RMTI I-0513


  • Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage
  • Earthwise Polarity Training
  • Upledger Institute
  • Abaton School of Healing Arts


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Ellen Santistevan

Compassionate bodywork

The majority of people who seek my services are looking for something different from simple relaxation massage.  They may have a TBI, be medically fragile, be in recovery, or have a complex diagnosis.  They may simply need a therapist who will deeply listen to them and validate their experience.

Sessions are a combination of massage, craniosacral therapy, and polarity therapy, as well as intuitive and  traditional indigenous techniques, in order to facilitate the healing process in my clients... more

Where I Work

Third Goddess Therapeutics  

4916 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 Map it


Massage, NM # 6535
Independent Massage Instructor, # RMTI I-0513



Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic Massage
Earthwise Polarity Training
Associate Polarity Practitioner
Upledger Institute
Cranio-Sacral Therapy 1
Abaton School of Healing Arts
Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2


Notable Experiences

Continuing education
Introduction to Visceral Massage Therapy (12 CEUs), Wholistic Touch Graduate Studies, 2010 Cranio Sacral Therapy I, (24 CEUs), Abaton Center for the Healing Arts, 2010 The Ethics of Touch (2 CEUs), Wholistic Touch Graduate Studies, 2010 Ethics in Massage Therapy: Intercultural Communication (4 CEUs), Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage, 2010 Introduction to Pahi Lomi (16 CEUs) Abaton Center for the Healing Arts, 2010 Craniosacral Therapy I (24 CEUs) Upledger Institute, 2010 Associate Polarity Practitioner (170 CEUs) Earthwise Polarity Training, 2010 Cranio Sacral Therapy II (24 CEUs) Abaton Center for the Healing Arts, 2011 Rosen Method Bodywork (12 CEUs) Santa Fe School of Massage, 2011 Ethics, an Ongoing Conversation (4 CEUs) Abaton Center for the Healing Arts, 2011 Nervous System Integration Techniques and EFT (5 CEUs) Earthwise Polarity Training, 2011 Muscle Repositioning (2 CEUs) INFORMED 2012 CAM Therapies for Back Pain (4 CEUs) INFORMED 2012 Ethics (6 CEUs) INFORMED 2012 Current Research in Massage Therapy (4 CEUs) INFORMED 2012 Neuroenergetic Therapy (4 CEUs) Roger Gilchrist, APTA Conference, 2012 Hospice and Palliative Care (4 CEUs) Mary Cheers, APTA Conference, 2012 Energy Forum (2 CEUs) Panel Discussion, APTA Conference, 2012 Infant Massage Instructor Training (32.5 CEUs) International Infant Massage Institute, 2012 Ethics and the Polarity Model (4 CEUs) Paul Barlow, 2012 Polarity, Spirituality, and Your Massage Practice (12 CEUs) Paul Barlow, 2012 Traditional Medicine Without Borders (4 college credits) University of New Mexico, Dr. Eliseo Torres, 2012 Process Oriented Polarity Therapy (16 CEUs) Dr. Damon Fazio, 2013 Introduction to Aston Kinetics (1.5 CEUs) Judith Aston, 2013 Aston Kinetics Sampler (3 CEUs), Judith Aston, 2013 Psychological Defenses and Boundaries in Massage Therapy (6 CEUs) Institute of Integrative Health Studies, 2014 Ethics: From the Dalai Lama (6 CEUs) Institute of Integrative Health Studies, 2014 Diagnosis and Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndromes (14.5 CEUs) University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, 2014 Ethics of Consciousness (4 CEUs) Abaton Center for Healing Arts, 2014 Craniosacral Therapy and Consciousness, (12 CEUs), Abaton Center for Healing Arts, 2014
Work History
Independent Contractor, Lima Kai Massage, Albuquerque, NM, 2013 - present: therapeutic bodywork on complex clients, generally presenting with traumatic brain injury or addiction/recovery or other mental health issues. Owner, Third Goddess Therapeutics, Albuquerque, NM, 2010 - present: Therapeutic bodywork in both office and home-bound settings. Perform all functions of the business, including accounting, advertising, office work, SOAP notes, scheduling, and maintenance. Therapist, Rio Abajo Family Practice, Los Lunas, NM, 9/2013 - 5/2014: Medical massage and bodywork, and electronic charting for workers' comp, car accident, slip and fall, TBI and other medical complaints. Instructor, Crystal Mountain School of Massage, 2014 : Subjects include Energetic Boundaries, Ethics, Introduction to Polarity Therapy, and Introduction to Reflexology. Independent Massage Therapy Instructor: 2013 - present. Ethics and bodywork. Teaching Assistant, Crystal Mountain School of Massage, 2010 - 2013: Assisting in Polarity Classes Presenter, Traditional Medicine Without Borders, UNM 2013, 2014
Community Service
University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus Health Fair, 2010: providing education and volunteer time to massage students and other interested people NM Legislative Session, 2011: providing volunteer time to massage and educate legislators and staff during the legislative session Ronald McDonald House, Girls' Night Out, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: providing volunteer time and massage services to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Volunteer, APTA Conference, 2012: supporting the smooth functioning of an international conference by performing registration, classroom set up and supervision, confirming CEUs, and breakdown after the conference. Traditional Medicine Health Fairs, UNM and NHCC, 2013: providing polarity bodywork to the public among an international group of traditional healers North Valley Senior Center, Albuquerque, 6/2013 - present: monthly volunteer chair massages, presentations on Polarity Yoga and Earthing, health fairs, and painting workshops