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. After 25 years and thousands of hours of study and practice, she believes the key to effectively releasing these tensional patterns is in combining simple fascial connective tissue opening with the compressive release of trigger points.
FreeBody Therapeutics for the Upper Body: Belly, Back, Chest, Shoulder, and Neck
Thursday, March 21-April 18 (5 sessions) 10:00-11:30am
$75 for series, $18 for drop-in
Self Care for Headaches and Migraines
Wednesday, April 24 – May 8, (3 sessions) 10:00- 11:30 AM
$50 for series
This series is for anyone who wishes to understand the muscular trigger points which cause headaches and migraines and how to release them on one’s own body. We will employ simple self trigger point release and self massage techniques with targeted stretching and strengthening. You will leave this class empowered with a much better understanding of the muscular causes of headaches and how to address them. Simple breathing practices to soften tension in the nervous system will be taught as well. **5 CEs for LMBTs.
Freebody Therapeutics for the Hips and Low Back
Thursdays, May 9- May 30, (4 sessions) 10:00-11:30AM
$60 for Series, $18 for Drop-in
This series is available to anyone looking to find pain relief in the areas of the hips and low back. In this class, we will explore the dynamic relationships of the hip adductor muscles in the inner thighs and the hip abductor muscles of the outer hips, gluteus minimus and medius, as well as the iliopsoas and the quadratus lumborum.
Classes at West Asheville Yoga
*FreeBody: Therapeutic Foam Rolling, Gentle Stretching, and Breathing to release tension, pain, and discomfort with Cat*
Meets Tuesdays 7:15-8:30 PM @ West Asheville Yoga
In this weekly class Cat teaches people to relieve their own pain through the use of therapy balls, foam rollers, and yoga for strengthening and flexibility. Cat is now adding breathing practices and meditation/mindfulness practices to every class to more wholly address the imbalances that human life brings.
West Asheville Yoga is located across the street from FreeBody Now at 602 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806