Maria Martos - Founder and Owner of Sagewood Wellness Center

Maria Martos – Founder/Owner of Sagewood Wellness Center

Welcome to my website.  I’m Maria Martos – Founder/ Owner of Sagewood Wellness Center, and Executive Director/Founder of the Cancer Support and Education Program            (  My goal here is to provide the most useful information possible, relating to greater health, wellness and a balanced life that includes living pain and stress free.

My interest in the field of holistic health, nutrition and wellness arose from my personal experience with cancer and my own healing journey.  I have a strong personal desire to use these experiences as a way to help others heal and to live healthy, fulfilling, productive lives.  From personal experience, I’ve learned that the most effective therapists and healers are those who have met and overcome their own personal crises, challenges and losses. My passion and life’s calling is to help others not just survive, but thrive in the face of challenges.

As a therapist, there is no greater personal satisfaction for me than to help others achieve greater health, joy and balance through proven, safe and non-traumatizing mind/body/spirit methods that produce dramatic and lasting therapeutic results.

Have a balanced day!




  • MS in Counseling Psychology
  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
  • Certified Sports Massage Therapist
  • Reiki Master
  • Touch for Health II practitioner
  • Healing From the Body Level Up (HBLU) Practitioner
  • NCBTMB Board Certified
  • AMTA Member
  • CA State Certified (CMTC #21454)

Maria Martos has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years. She is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and specializes in the treatment of chronic, severe, or minor pain, as well as injury rehabilitation and prevention. She is Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Before changing course after her first cancer diagnosis at age 27, Maria had earned a Master of Science in Counseling.  She subsequently served as Senior Therapist for two hospital-based in-patient chemical dependency programs, as Chief Therapist of an in-patient eating disorders program, and as Program Director for private and hospital-based outpatient chemical dependency programs.  She also has a background in training and development, having developed, implemented and managed training and development programs for a major health maintenance organization.

Maria offers Holistic Counseling, focusing on mind-body approaches to help individuals become aware of unconscious blocks that limit them from living their best lives.  Drawing from various Energy Psychology methods , she assists them in healing patterns that get in their way,  such as fears, anxiety, worry, loss,  self-sabotage and limiting beliefs.

As a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Maria specializes in the treatment of severe, chronic or minor pain, as well as injury rehabilitation and prevention.   She holds a certification in Sports Massage providing her with expertise to evaluate and address athletic injuries and to help professional and recreational athletes improve their athletic performance.  Maria is also Board Certified by the NCBTMB, and provides therapeutic massage sessions for those seeking stress reduction and relief from generalized aches pains, and tension.

Maria is also a Reiki Master and Teacher.

Click here to view Maria Martos’ Business Profile that appeared in the April 2012
edition of the OC Healthcare News.



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