Cat practises a range of therapies and techniques including Holistic Massage for relaxation (using Swedish massage techniques); Deep Tissue Massage; Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching.
Holistic Massage: using Swedish massage techniques for relaxation
Deep Tissue Massage: using a combination of myofascial release and focused muscle stripping to release tight muscles
Trigger Point Therapy: using palpation and a knowledge of referred pain patterns to locate and work with trigger points within tight bands of muscle and/or associated fascia
Advanced Sports Stretching: offering an appropriate range of stretches, including Passive Stretching, PNF and Active Isolated Stretching
Pregnancy Massage: massage specially aimed at expectant mothers
Cat began her training in massage therapy in 2010 with an ITEC accredited qualification in Holistic Massage. This diploma combined traditional Swedish massage techniques with the principles of mindfulness and meditation to create an excellent grounding in client care and body work.
Since 2013, Cat has increased her skills and expanded her understanding of anatomy and physiology by undertaking a qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training. This allows her to offer appropriate clinical application and integration of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching, whilst using Eastern techniques of acupressure, meridian lines and mindfulness.
During an appointment with Cat, she will take a medical history and create an appropriate individual treatment plan. This plan could be primarily to combat stress and for relaxation or it could be more focused on specific muscle work to deal with tight or painful areas of the body.
Cat originally trained in the visual arts, completing a BA and MA in traditional tapestry weaving. Because of a progressive visual impairment, Cat retrained in massage therapy in order to possess an entirely touch-based skill, and feels incredibly lucky to have discovered body work as it is such a rewarding profession.
2011 Diploma in Massage ITEC Level 3
Holistic Massage Training with Lolit Gilbert, Edinburgh
2015 Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy
Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, Brighton
Member of Complementary Therapists Association since 2011
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