Catherine Fox has been practicing massage and bodywork for 19 years. Her experiences in somatic movement therapy begin when she needed to address her own chronic pain from her years as an Olympic swimmer. She became certified in the Pilaties mat method and began a practice in Chinese hand-balancing, acrobatics, ballet and martial arts. After a decade of these physical practices, she integrated that movement knowledge with her hands on modalities which include deep tissue, myofacial release, shiatsu, tai-massage, tai-foot reflexology, lymphatic drainage, cranial-sacral therapy and pre-natal massage.
As a two time Olympic gold medalist she has taken her focus and passion from inward athleticism to an outward education and hands-on approach, enabling others to facilitate their own healing and growth process. She is currently a doctoral candidate for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the California Institute of Integral Medicine.
Modalities: deep tissue, myofacial release, shiatsu, tai-massage, tai-foot reflexology, lymphatic drainage, cranial-sacral therapy and pre-natal massage
Specialty: Somatic movement therapy is a treatment where observable and palpable habituated movement patterns are identified and addressed. After an in depth intake, and goals are specified, the client actively participates in the treatment process. The work is done mainly on the floor and the body is passively moved through anatomically balanced three-dimensional planes of movement. The practitioner feels where myofacial tissues are inhibiting the movement pattern and myofacial release is done creating more freedom of movement. Movement patterns are then taught to the client and practiced at home now armed with more information to re-habituate stuck patterns. Physical injures can recover, frustrations can be overcome, and unwanted emotional patterns can be broken while new goals and paths are created in life. The work is excellent for someone with congenital, chronic or acute pain. For extreme athletes wanting to take their sport to the next level, or someone who wants to begin a completely new activity in life but inhibited to take the leap. Come excited to create change.