Catherine graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2005. She has studied over thirty-five modalities of massage and bodywork, has more than eight hundred hours of formal study, thousands of hours of continuing education and secondary training, and has tens of thousands of hours of practical, hands-on experience. She specializes in medical massage, injury rehabilitation, sports massage, and CranioSacral Therapy. Learn about her clinic here.
Catherine background is in healthcare and Western medicine. She has worked both as a CNA and an EMT, and in total has spent more than twenty years in the healthcare industry, with ten of those spent in the hospital system. From the emergency department to an inpatient psychiatric facility to radiology, the laboratory, and many other departments, she has cared for many populations of people through many settings.
She's also been a teacher and a mentor for all of her working life. Months after beginning her first healthcare position (as a teenager), she took on the responsibility of becoming the primary preceptor for new CNAs, which meant she became the primary trainer of all new hires. In the ER, she had a very similar role and played a key part in not only training new staff but leading annual competencies required of all staff every year.
As a massage therapist, she's mentored dozens of new massage therapists, and worked with hundreds of students through informal small-group trainings, to continuing education classes, to instructing in a formal certification program.
The most exciting and rewarding part of being a massage therapist is training the next generation of therapists and watching them make an impact in their communities through the people they treat.