Massage Therapist

Catherine E. Shaw, LMT, MMP

(713) 397-6885

cthrn.shaw@yahoo.com

www.CatherineShaw.net



I have been a licensed Massage Therapist since 1989.


I was trained here in Houston at "The Phoenix School of Massage" and have taken countless continuing education classes, including : Medical Massage, Massage for Cyclists, Chair massage, Reflexology, CPR, Advanced Palpation.

I am licensed by the State of Texas department of health.


Because every client is different, every treatment regimen is unique. I use Medical Massage, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Deep Tissue and Swedish massage techniques, individually and in combination, to achieve optimum results.


I specialize in Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Deep Tissue or Sports Massage and Relaxing Swedish Massage techniques.

 

I will recommend specific techniques depending on your needs, and of course you are welcome to request a particular technique. 

 

Neuro-Muscular Therapy is a highly effective modality, similar to Acupressure. Using fingers, thumbs, knuckles and elbows to stimulate the muscles to release and relax. This will allow the flow of fresh blood through the muscle tissue, which facilitates healing. This treatment is generally done with the client fully clothed, but it can be used in conjunction with the Deep tissue massage as needed.

 

Deep Tissue or Sport Massage is the most familiar treatment for most seeking a massage. Sore muscles from exercise, stress, injury or chronic pain can benefit from this type of massage. Although it is somewhat similar to a Swedish Massage, it is much deeper and at times can be painful. The good hurt you are looking for.

 

Swedish Massage is for relaxation and restoration. I use firm yet gentle pressure to allow your body to relax, to strengthen your energy system and promote natural healing. 

 

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