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Mar 4, 2018https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I had been attending traditional PT for over three months prior to commencing with Freedom of Movement Bodyworks. After one month pain has decreased and walking more normalized. Cat's anatomical knowledge is vast as is her knowledge of Movement. It is also readily determined that there in a marvelous intuitiveness to her treatment modality that is combined with an innate energy towards healing. I have full confidence in the process.
Oct 16, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
My body feels amazing
I booked a massage with Cat 3 months in advance, which happened to be timed with my daughter's 1-year birthday. What a treat to myself and wonderful way to celebrate the roller coaster year we've had. Cat is incredibly attuned and I didn't need to say much as she knew exactly where my body was holding on. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
Aug 6, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Prenatal massage w/ Cat - best decision ever!
For the last half of my pregnancy this past spring/summer, I got a prenatal massage from Cat about once every 3-4 weeks, and it was seriously the best decision ever! Cat is such a supportive and calming presence, and I grew to look forward to those massages as a time of absolute relaxation. Her pregnancy massage table and her knowledge of trigger points made each session unique and tailored to my stage of pregnancy as well as the issues I let Cat know about. Just do it! These are so worth it.
Jul 28, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Best for Chronic Pain
I've never had relief like this. So incredibly thankful for Cat. She knows exactly where to go and really listens to my body. And, something I don't find with all good body work practitioners - she knows how to create ambiance too. She has good music and begins and ends the massage thoughtfully. It's hard to find someone who can do both!
Jun 3, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
The missing key to healing my chronic pain
I've suffered from chronic shoulder pain for years from multiple injuries/surgeries. I've tried EVERYTHING!!!! I found Cat through research to my healing process. My first session was amazing. I love her protocol of 3 sessions & teaching a home program. That is exactly what I wanted. My pain is already so much better & I know I can do the ball rolling at home. It's simple & the videos are easy to follow. I can't wait for the next session. She is a true healer and I am so grateful I found her!
May 24, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Absolutely the BEST
Cat has that rare ability/knowledge/intuition/skill that combines to allow her to be the absolute best healer. She can feel what is wrong, and knows what to do to ease it. She has worked on my locked hip for 4 weeks, with astounding success. The combo of her trigger point and massage work, and the videos on youtube about self healing with a ball, are invaluable and spot on. I am forever grateful, as she is a powerful healer. Thank you Cat, with all my Heart.
Apr 28, 2017https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is truly gifted at her craft. She has been helping me intermittently with various problems for many years. I'm always impressed.
Dec 16, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is an amazing massage therapist as well as an amazing human being. Anything you do with Cat will be worth more than money can buy. She is a true healer Thank you Cat for being in my life.
Sep 29, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Worth the money, worth the wait!
A session with Cat is well worth the money and well worth the wait. She is a true healer and amazing person. Thank you Cat!
Aug 12, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Absolutely the best Trigger Point massage I have ever had! I am dealing with Scoliosis and arm and neck problems and found more relief with Cat's massage than from anyone else. Thank goodness I found Cat.
Aug 9, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is an amazing body worker. She helped me to allow myself to release pain and emotions that had been stuck inside my body for years. I feel blessed to have found her and cant hardly wait to see her again. Thank you Cat.
Jul 19, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
So glad I found her
Had been to several massage therapists but Cat's work on my back during my first visit enabled me function again. Am so glad that I found her.
Jul 1, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat Matlock is master
I suffered from migraine headaches for months before finding Cat Matlock. She helped me develop a plan to control the headaches with trigger point therapy, posturing, massage therapy, and self massage. Thank you Cat, you changed my life. :)
Jun 27, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Prenatal Massage Sessions
I have loved my sessions with Cat. Not only do they feel amazing, but more importantly, she knows the pregnant body so well. She knows how to release tension that is building up because of my changing body. These techniques keep my body feeling better for days. Also, she is full of helpful information about exercises I can do on my own to make myself more comfortable. When I'm with Cat, it feels like she really cares about the wellbeing of my pregnant body.
Jun 13, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
At 38 weeks pregnant, Cat worked wonders relieving my aches and pains! I can't recommend her services enough! You won't be disappointed.
May 31, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat has helped me tremendously with my chronic pain. I love that she shows you how to roll on balls for pain relief.. I started having terrible headaches from tension that was creating even more anxiety for me and Cat worked on me and showed me exactly where and how to relieve the tension.
May 18, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Gentle and Effective
I'm a massage therapist myself, and I would recommend Cat to anyone dealing with chronic pain that inhibits their freedom of movement. She is extremely knowledgable and practiced, and spends valuable time with each client working on posture and teaching home care techniques. Love her practice!
May 5, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is truly Amazing! I have chronic back pain and have tried chiropractor, acupuncture, massages and Cat is the only one who has helped with my pain. Cat also teaches you ways to take care of yourself at home. I plan to continue with trigger point therapy
Apr 21, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
A true healer
I received an amazing prenatal massage from Cat and would hands down recommend her. She went above and beyond and I can't wait for my next session. I can't speak highly enough about her as a massage therapist, yoga instructor and over all person!
Apr 7, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Truly a lifesaver
After experiencing chronic pain and immobility in my neck and shoulders for years, Cat was literally able to give me my quality of life back. She looked at the problem with such a holistic approach, even considering things like diet, ergonomics, allergies, mental wellbeing, etc. Not only did she help me with her restorative massage sessions, she gave me techniques and tools I could use at home to alleviate pain. I can't recommend Cat highly enough!
Mar 21, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Best Massage Ever
Cat has both amazing technical skills as well as great intuition. She has helped improve a long term chronic neck challenge that medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncturist and Pilates have not been successful in dealing with. I love that she adds tools for me to provide self care in between appointments. You won't be disappointed. She is great!
Mar 20, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat helped to get to the root of my pain and has made the end of my pregnancy enjoyable instead of painful!
Feb 10, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I have spent the last 40 years engaged in different forms of bodywork from massage, yoga, chiropractic services, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc., and have found that Cat’s knowledge of anatomy and her trigger point therapy practice is by far one of the best bodywork modalities I have ever received. She gets right to the problem area and can achieve instant results. "Freedom of Movement" says it all. I would recommend her to anyone with chronic pain and limited range of motion.
Jan 24, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
cat trigger point hip/groin/leg
Cat did a very thorough job of explaining what she thought I had related to a discomfort, including pictures. She helped the areas of discomfort significantly, & sent me home with practical exercises I could do to help heal myself.
Jan 9, 2016https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is wonderful!
I have been experiencing pain and tightness in my shoulder and upper back for over 10 years. I went to Cat as an experment and not really expecting too much. But the way I feel now after 3 visits and practicing her prescribed home exercises regularly is astonishing. I recommend her very highly if you have chronic pain anywhere in your body.
Dec 18, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Just had my first session with Cat. She is obviously very knowledgeable as well as willing to educate you on things you can do on your own to make improvements. I've worked with dozens of top notch sport based physio's and she obviously knows the body extremely well. Although her schedule is hard to fit into, bc of how great she is, it's well worth the wait if you have an prolonged issue that you want to get resolved. I will be back!
Nov 16, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Very healing. Not only was the session itself wonderful and felt good, I walked away with a lot of new information on how to help myself stay healthy and open. Thanks so much Cat!
Sep 30, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I had the best bodywork experience of my life last week on Cat's massage table. Her knowledge and intuitive perception and talented hands brought deep healing and expansion into my chest, shoulders and lungs. Those of you who live in Asheville are very fortunate. Thank you Cat!
Sep 16, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I have a complex set of problems related to scoliosis and involving my back, legs, and shoulders. A number of practitioners have been involved in my care. Cat has been the glue - ever perceptive, knowledgeable, and skilled. I am especially grateful to her and recommend her highly. PS: I am a physician.
Sep 10, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Master class in healing
Sessions are part counseling, physiology lessons, treatment, and training for self-therapy. She will listen to you. She will share relevant research. She will provide an accurate diagnosis, give excellent treatment and then follow up with detailed instructions after the session. This is how medicine should work.
Jun 27, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Most Impressive Healing Experience of my Life
I can't say enough good things about Cat and the session I had. It was educational, supportive, effective, and hopeful. I have gone to dozens of healers for a chronic knee problem and none of them have made the impact that Cat made in our first session. I was also shown (and e-mailed) exercises that would help my issue. I was ready to sign up for weekly appointments but she said I wouldn't have to. Most people's issues are resolved after a few sessions! I believe her. Cat is AMAZING!!!!
May 15, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat has once again displayed her mastery of the anatomy, her therapy modality, and her body work. She is a port in the storm.
Mar 15, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
shoulder and arm injury
I don't go to anyone else because no one knows the body like Cat does. From time to time I get injuries due to my activeness and age. She is a healer's healer. I am on the mend again and she is the reason.
Feb 12, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
follow-up on my follow-up
I returned to Cat 3 months after my initial series of consultations, which included all the "homework" I needed to do. I got excellent feedback on my progress, appropriate fine tuning of my home assignments, and, as always, first rate bodywork. Cat continues to provide insightful professional treatment and advice. I feel that I have a compassionate and expert long term partner in the care of my long term back problems.
Jan 27, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Prenatal massage heaven
A beautiful mix of deep tension release and soft relaxation is what Cat helped me to feel. I'm so grateful for the experience.
Jan 19, 2015https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Amazing prenatal massage!
Cat definitely has a true talent when it comes to helping mamas-to-be through pregnancy, whether it's through prenatal yoga or triggerpoint massage. She will get in deep to any problem areas you might have, and is also extremely helpful with suggestions for self care for long-term well being.
Dec 18, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Generous, caring, and talented
I am always inspired by Cat's generosity, skill and knowledge! So glad she is here in our community Her trigger point work is amazing!
Dec 10, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
after two years, finally relief in one session.
Both of my achilles tendons have been injured for over two years. I've been seeking an effective treatment for all that time and have tried so many therapies. When it occurred to me that trigger point therapy might be the modality that would actually bring healing I sought out Cat because of her reputation. I left after the first session with my pain significantly diminished and several useful self-treatment practices. I am improving steadily and expect to be fully recovered.
Nov 10, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat has such a great knowledge of the body, and the skills to work deeply to get things released and moving. I also really appreciate the educational aspect and the opportunity to particiapate in my own healing through Trigger Point Therapy.
Nov 6, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Comprehensive body work
I am a physician with longstanding back problems. I have consulted orthopedists, had MRI's, and worked with physical therapists. Cat Matlock's comprehensive approach has made the most sense, her explanations have given me the most clarity, her "homework" has given me a cogent and safe way to do my own therapy daily, and her body work has been quickly pain releasing. I have had one additional "progress" visit with more refinements of all the above. I have knowledge & confidence going forward.
Oct 28, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Amazing treatment & education
Cat Matlock's approach to body work is simple yet profound. Her masterful understanding of body mechanics helps her work with the tissue appropriately. But the truly brilliant aspect of her work is how well she explains your body to you. Do you ever feel like your body is trying to speak to you in another language? Cat speaks body language and she is an excellent interpreter. I learned things that have since helped me prevent and manage pain from coming back. I can't say enough about her work.
Oct 11, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat gave me the tools to help heal myself
Cat is more than a massage therapist - she is a gifted healer. A friend recommended I see her when I began experiencing intense muscular pain and discomfort in the last trimester of my pregnancy. Cat not only alleviated pain in my over-taxed body, she educated me and provided me with the tools to not just manage my pain, but heal my body. Since the birth of my daughter, she's offered incredible relief from the physical challenges of new motherhood and painful postnatal carpal tunnel syndrome.
Oct 10, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is great!!
I would definitely recommend Cat to anyone seeking pain relief from chronic muscular issues. Cat helped me with my painful "false sciatica" with her trigger point sessions & with her foam roller techniques. Being a massage therapist myself who has studied with teachers & experienced practitioners across the country, I've never met anyone with Cat's understanding & applicable knowledge of trigger point therapy. I would recommend Cat's sessions & classes. Especially if you've tried everything else
Oct 10, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is amazing! She is an amazing massage therapist and healer! The work she did was fabulous and I felt the best I have felt in months! Thank you for an amazing session!
Oct 2, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Love that Cat addresses the cause of the pain and works all areas involved. She also gives the client tools (actual tools and education) to take control of healing. Thank you!
Aug 21, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
hips be well!
I have had chronic hip pain for 2+ years. Cat takes it completely away and gives me tools to also keep myself well and whole. She considers the whole picture--mobility, strength, diet, exercise, lifestyle...After listening deeply she makes recommendations with compassion and without judgement.
Aug 17, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Pregnant and suffering...until I saw Cat.
I was 37 weeks pregnant and had been in severe pain for almost a week when I reached out to Cat. Immediately she assessed and located the problem and got to work. Her knowledge of human anatomy is amazing! She released my binding, spasming muscles with trigger point therapy and after my massage session she worked another 30 minutes with me and showed me how to do this at home with foam rollers and balls. She gave me relief and is truly amazing! I highly recommend Cat- she preforms miracles!
Aug 2, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I found Cat to be not only terrific at unlocking the trigger points, but extremely educational as well. She explained thoroughly what she was doing and how I can learn to do it myself. Amazing!!!
Jul 25, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat's hands are like magic and her presence is one of integrity and skill. She knows the human body and will work with you to find your deepest places of pain so that you may release age old patterns. This is not for the faint of heart, however if you are ready to step through your personal fire and heal the past, she is the woman for you! I highly recommend Cat for bodywork and massage. She will teach you things you never knew about your body. She is a true healer and absolutely amazing.
Jun 1, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I saw Cat for a shoulder problem. She has a vast knowledge of the body and its workings and gives the client insight into how muscles function and react as she performs the massage. She will `willingly answer any questions you might have. The environment is very serene and the massage is conducted with the utmost professionalism. Her gentle spirit and tender compassion have a very grounding effect and her hands bring healing and hope.
May 23, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Kat is the best of the best. She is a healer of great many things. Her massages are magically and I am a fan for life.
May 1, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Kat is THE BEST massage therapist I have ever had the pleasure to encounter, and I've met a lot of good ones. Supremely capable, skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. And kind, wise and hilarious to boot. I would travel back to Asheville just to see her, even if the rest of Asheville wasn't as awesome as it is. Not only did she effectively target my specific triggers, she also empowered me to begin heal myself by teaching me about body rolling and self massage. Yay for Kat Matlock!!
Apr 4, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Knowledgeable and intuitive
Cat was able to identify and work on various points that alleviated pain, stress and tension. Her sense of the body, her ability to target points and relieve them was excellent. Thank you Cat!
Mar 22, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Just what I needed
The aches and pains of growing older had been getting me down, and I didn't want to rely on pain relievers. After just one session with her I feel relief from pain and stiffness, and empowered with the homework she gave me. I will highly recommend her to everyone I know!
Mar 20, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I was unfamiliar with trigger point massage when my neurologist referred me to Cat for treatment of back, shoulder, and neck pain which leads to migraines. Cat's knowledge of anatomy and physiology combined with her calm, intuitive treatment of my painful areas makes each session a true healing experience. I also greatly appreciate her focus on the teaching of home care methods which help me to keep my migraines at bay. I am very thankful to have Cat as a valued health care resource.
Mar 1, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Complete healing touch!
I started going to Cat b/c of acute shoulder and back spasms. I felt a bit lost from searching on the internet for what the problem was.Cat worked on the area on several different occasions and taught me what to do at home. This was the beginning of me feeling empowered instead of in pain all the time. Her touch goes right to the area that needs help every time, often without me explaining. I feel truly healed when Cat works on me and am grateful I found her services.
Feb 26, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I went to Cat for a trigger thumb issue, hoping to avoid a cortisone shot or surgery. She spent 40 minutes applying trigger point therapy to my hand and wrist, all the while explaining the reasons behind her method. She then spent another 20 minutes showing me how to apply the same therapy at home. One day later the pain has lessened greatly, and my thumb is gaining some movement in the last joint. I would recommend Cat to anyone in need of pain relief or freeing up a tight muscle or joint.
Feb 23, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat is amazing in ALL that she knows, applies, and shares with how to bring a body back to balance. She is direct and compassionate. Can't wait to start my homework to carry forward and build on the amazing work she did for me on her massage table. Goodbye chronic pain and weakness. Welcome back freedom of movement!
Jan 31, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat doesn't mess around, and I really appreciate that. She is a great teacher and healer, and loves to share her knowledge. I left able to walk!
Jan 17, 2014https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Cat's technique is like no other.. she is a true gem. Her expertise and ability to use trigger point therapy to help release tightness throughout the body is unlike any other form of therapy I have ever received. Its effectiveness is unmatched by traditional massage. She also teaches you how to continue this amazing therapy at home. It is life changing. Thank-you Cat!
Nov 23, 2013https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
Trigger Point Therapy is magic.
Almost instant relief of pain, locked up feeling, out- of-whack pelvis and surrounding muscles. I didn't realize how bad I had been feeling until it was better. Cat is an expert in her field, learning about trigger points and self-treatment and prevention is truly life changing.
Nov 18, 2013https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
A new believer in Trigger Point Therapy
I am a personal trainer and a yoga instructor. So I'm always searching for ways to improve my health and body conditioning. After my first session with Cat I am a true believer. As she work my muscles I could feel her encounter knots and I could feel them melt away and dissolve. I also really appreciate that she teaches you how to treat yourself when you get home. I'm excited to continue!
Nov 8, 2013https://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30208100
I live in Maryville, TN and can say without a doubt that the 4 hour round trip drive to experience Cat's work was well worth it. I received exactly what I was looking for, a wonderful blend of relaxing, nurturing touch that included much needed trigger point therapy. I see this being a treat for myself a few times a year. Thanks Cat!