What is it?
The modalities used during the massage sessions are a mix of Western and Eastern Medicine, such as deep tissue and acupressure, with Neuromuscular Massage as the primary modality.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a form of soft tissue massage that aims to alleviate chronic muscle and nervous system disorders and problems. It is mainly used to relieve trigger points, increase circulation, release nerve compressions, help correct postural problems and heal from repetitive movement injuries. The aim of a neuromuscular massage is to go straight to the source of your pain and alleviate it.
During these sessions we will focus on finding the root problem of your discomfort through physical assessments, a detailed medical history, referrals to the doctor if necessary, and massage specifically constructed for you.
We offer both one hour and two hour sessions. Payment will be paid directly to the massage therapist by means of cash, check, or card to Catherine Poland.
Catherine Poland is a new mom to an amazing little girl and Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She started working in the Sports Medicine world as a sophomore in high school. She attended Cabrillo College to get her degree in Kinesiology to become an Athletic Trainer until a drastic shift in her life led to massage therapy. Catherine ended up attending the San Jose branch of the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy, where she completed roughly 900 hours of training in both Western Medicine (Swedish, deep tissue, sports Massage, etc.) and Eastern Medicine (acupressure, Thai massage, hot stones, etc.) And another 500 hours in Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Massage. Through all of that training, Catherine has had the honor of working not only in high school sports (Harbor High, Santa Cruz High, and Soquel High) but also in college (Cabrillo College), minor league (Santa Cruz Warriors and San Jose Barracuda) as well as professional sports (San Jose Sharks). All of this has led to her newest adventure at Cirque, Tumble, and Cheer, where she hopes to bring her healing abilities to the circus community. Due to a severe car accident leaving Catherine unable to walk, let alone stand for several years, on top of so many other sports-related injuries over the decades, Catherine has developed a unique way of looking at each individual to help assess what is going on and bring function back into everyone's daily life whether your an active athlete or a weekday warrior, your pain and/or discomfort should never go unnoticed.
Pricing and Hours
Appointments must be made or canceled 24 hours before the chosen time.
$100 - 1 Hour Session
$150 - 2 Hour Session