"You are loved. You are worthy of love. You are powerful and capable. You are valid. The people in your life are proud of you."
Catherines approach to massage is founded on a total wellness philosophy that is dependent on a healthy balance of self-care. We believe that therapeutic massage is an integral and vital part of maintaining optimal health as part of ones path to wellness and has positive effects on our being beyond just physical benefits.
As a skilled massage therapist in hot stone techniques, what takes her treatments to the next level is her ability to connect with and guide her clients to a more self aware and healing state. This is accomplished through intuitively listening to the body and sharing mindful home care practices to keep the body in balance.
“My approach to every massage is that it’s a learning experience. I walk into the room with an open heart and mind, accepting that I am not all-knowing, and can only endeavor to do my best with the experience I currently have. My clients are my biggest teachers, each massage solidifies who I am as a therapist and lets me know areas of improvement.
The number one thing I want my clients to walk away with is a sense of self-worth. Each and every one of my clients are rockstars. At the end of all my sessions I say a few affirmations with my clients, things I believe we should all hear, no matter where we are in life.
You are loved. You are worthy of love. You are powerful and capable. You are valid. The people in your life are proud of you.
In the world we live in, it’ s impossible to take time for yourself. When a person does that, and chooses to include ME in their special moment…I’m continually honored. "
Come in and let the world quiet down for a while…
At Wild & Free we believe in duality and being able to relax at the same time getting results you’re looking for. Our client-centered massages use a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy and Hot Stone techniques to address your areas of focus while providing highest level of relaxation. In order to allow optimal results we believe every massage should be catered to your unique needs which is why our prices include all modalities and techniques to allow Catherine to aid in healing without limitations.
When booking your massage choose the time desired and leave the rest to us.
60 Min $75 - 90 Min $112 - 2 Hr $150 - 60 Min Prenatal $85
Born in Mount Holly North Carolina, Catherine followed the Blue Ridge mountains to Virginia when she was 7 and instantly fell in love with our beautiful mountain skyline.
“Lifelong learning is something I strive for, because there is endless applications for massage and ways to do it, I believe I’ve found the perfect career”
At a young age Catherine discovered her love for healing through massage as she would turn her childhood living room into a spa oasis for her mom and treat her to stress relieving spa days. She found her passion for massage one day during her senior year of high school. Catherine was on track to become a Physical Therapist and had the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a PT looked like. She remembers thinking “I wont be able to help the people who may truly need it like this”. This led her to discover what she believes to be the underdog method in healthcare, massage therapy. She was instantly attracted to how massage and bodywork is for any and everyone and provides a never ending opportunity to learn/continue education.
When Catherine isn’t in her grounding space at Wild & Free she will most likely be hiking in the mountains with Mr. Meanor aka meanie her 5yo pitty.
“My approach to every massage is that it’s a learning experience. I walk into the room with an open heart and mind, accepting that I am not all-knowing, and can only endeavor to do my best with the experience I currently have. My clients are my biggest teachers, each massage solidifies who I am as a therapist and lets me know areas of improvement.”
What's Catherines most favorite technique?
Myofascial Release! This massage is a broad deep pressure work that requires as little lubricant between my touch and the client as possible. Not only is this modality effective in reducing inflammation in the fascia that surrounds our muscles, my deepest client connections stem from this technique. Because there is little to no oil or cream being used, it forces me to slow down. I can close my eyes and envision the work thats happening internally. This technique provokes me to listen to my clients body on a deeper level, it can be relaxing even to me! I def get a little sleepy after those sessions!
Keep up with Catherine @massage.drunk