Celina Peña, LMT
EDUCATION Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson (1,000-hour program)
SPECIALTIES Deep tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage; trigger-point therapy; myofacial release; energy balancing; and aromatherapy
Celina: (520) 237-0405
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
“Having a career where I am part of the healing process and body awareness of others is a great pleasure.”
A trained yoga instructor as well as an accomplished massage therapist, Celina is motivated by her interest in the innate intelligence of the human body and mind and its untapped potential. In her eleven years of practicing massage therapy, she has been certified or trained in yoga, hot-stone massage, myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, reiki, craniosacral therapy, chi nei tsang, and aromatherapy. She routinely integrates techniques from several modalities for a truly unique and individualized treatment. She also has a deep interest in nutrition and its enormous impact on overall wellbeing. In the near future, she plans to build a regular yoga practice and teach and share her love of yoga with others. Celina feels privileged to have a rewarding career that allows her to combine intuition with experience and feel genuine passion for her work. She is honored to assist her clients with their personal health goals.
Born and raised in Tucson, Celina admires the beautiful desert and enjoys being outside in the sunshine. Her first pleasure in life is being a mother and hanging out with her two awesome boys.
Q&A with Celina!
What is your hometown?
What is the farthest place you have traveled to?
What's the last book you finished?
One Spirit Medicine by Alberto Villoldo. Currently reading You Are the Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza
What's your favorite thing about Tucson?
Everything! My roots run deep in Tucson—I have lots of family here. I love the sunshine, the desert, the mountains and the smell of creosote when it rains.
What would you choose as your last meal?
Chicken enchiladas and warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
What’s your favorite movie?
I don’t have one so here are some: Dracula, Music and Lyrics, A Knight’s Tale, Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias, The Green Mile, Pretty Woman, The Matrix (all), and The Princess Bride.
What’s your massage superpower?
My hands just know where to go and I’ve learned to trust that.
What do your clients say about you?
Hopefully positive things!!
If you weren't a massage therapist, what would you be doing instead?
I would be a chef or early childhood educator.
What’s one thing that surprised you after you became a professional massage therapist?
The depth at which you can take this career is up to you. There is always more to learn and more ways to evolve your practice. It is surprising how many different directions one can go.