Cat (Cathy) Matlock is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCMTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider, provider #452039-123. Cat Matlock has been a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker since 1993, dedicating her practice to the understanding and relieving of the tensional systems which create chronic pain in our bodies. She believes the key to effectively releasing these tensional patterns is in combining the compressive release of your client’s trigger points in your office and then instructing your client how to work on their points at home. When you take a CE class with Cat, you learn by working on your own points with therapy balls, foam rollers, etc., by working with your class partner, through powerpoint, experiential anatomy, movement, and handouts with pictures. Every class is now supported with video demonstrations of the work. Upon completion of the class you will receive the password to watch the videos.
UPCOMING CLASSES in Asheville, NC
In ALL of Cat’s classes you will be taught proper body mechanics. Cat has been a massage therapist for 25 years because she learned early how to take care of her body. She is a stickler for good body mechanics and will help you to feel your best as you work. All classes also include instruction of self care practices for yourself as well as to pass along to your students.
July 30th: Trigger Point Therapy for the Neck At WEST ASHEVILLE YOGA 602 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 Click HERE to register
7 CEs This workshop is for massage therapists who wish to have a good working knowledge of major neck muscles and how to treat trigger points in these muscles. Participants will receive expert instruction on anatomy and trigger point location and treatment. In this workshop you will learn effective trigger point therapy techniques for the sterno-cleido-mastoid, the scalenes, upper trapezius, and the posterior cervicals. $125- 10am-6pm
September 16th-17th: Trigger Point Therapy for Shoulder and Rotator Cuff 13 CEs $240
13 CEs In this class you will study the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and the relationships of the muscles which act on the shoulder joint. You will learn the common pain referral patterns of this area which can include numbness, tingling, pain, limited ROM, and more, and which points specifically cause these symptoms to arise. You will learn how to locate and effectively treat trigger points in the following muscles: pectoralis major and minor, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres major and teres minor, subscapularis, trapezius, rhomboids, and the latissimus dorsi. $240- Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 9-3
September 29th-Oct 1st: Balancing and Leveling the Pelvis
21 CEs $375- In this class we will discuss the anatomy of the muscles that act on the pelvis and which create tensional imbalances that cause lateral as well as anterior/posterior tilting of the pelvis. Tensional imbalances in the adductors and abductors of the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and hip extensors will be addressed to assist in returning the pelvis to level. Self care practices will be taught to then pass on to your clients. Class hours are : Friday and Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 9-5
The 7 hour Trigger Point Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome class has been postponed. Cat will be celebrating the grand opening of her new Wellness Center, The Embodiment Center, the first weekend of October. Stay tuned for more information and come join us that weekend!
October 13-15th: Therapeutic Prenatal Massage
21 CEs $375- Cat has worked with pregnant women for 25 years as a massage therapist and for 15 years as a yoga instructor. She has studied the pregnant body and common aches and pains that come up during pregnancy. Cat teaches a comprehensive and effective massage sequence which addresses these common discomforts of pregnancy and which also allows mamas-to-be to deeply relax and restore during the session. Pregnancy is not for wimps! Prenatal massage does not, and should not, have to be very gentle and wimpy. In this class you will learn supine and side-lying techniques and proper support for each position. Class hours are : Friday and Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 9-5
October 27th-29th: Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches and Migraines
18 CEs In this class participants will learn the muscular causes of headaches and migraines. Students will receive excellent anatomy instruction and teachings on the tensional relationships and dysfunctions which lead to headache symptoms. Detailed instruction on palpation, trigger point location, and effective release is given. $310-Class hours are : Friday 12-6, Saturday, 10-6, Sunday 9-2