Cathryn has been a Certified Quantum-Touch Practioner (CQTP), since 2005
“Quantum-Touch is an effective method for reducing back pain , realigning structure, balancing organs, glands and systems, reducing muscle aches, healing injuries, healing burns, and so much more. Quantum-Touch is powerful enough to astound physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and a host of other health professionals. The body has an extraordinary ability to heal itself and Quantum-Touch helps to maximize the body’s own capacity to heal. Rather than just working on symptoms, Quantum-Touch addresses the root cause of disease and creates the space for true healing to occur.”
Quantum-Touch has become integrated into my practice of surgery for breast cancer patients. Pain is reduced, scars heal faster, spasms relax, depression and fear turn to hope and healing, and patients are aware that they are loved as well as receiving quality surgical care.”
George R Webber, MD, FACS, Breast surgeon
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Knoxville, TN
Cathryn earned her Personal Fitness Trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise in 1995. She was immediately employed as a Personal Fitness Trainer by 24 Hour Fitness. During the five years that she worked for the company, she learned that two very important components were missing from their programs: Mind and Spirit. Members of the gym were taught to focus on their outer appearance, and after months and months of hard, physical labor, they wondered why they weren’t getting the results they expected.
Cathryn suspected that the reason her clients were having trouble reaching their goals, was because the mind and spirit were not included in the fitness program.
That led to her leaving the gym and starting her own freelance, personal training business that serves the whole client: Mind, Body, and Spirit ♥
Cathryn saves space in her schedule each week for personal training clients because she loves the work so much. She explains “helping clients find their power by setting goals, working hard, and reaching their target is so rewarding (for them and me) that it reinforces my desire to keep doing this work.”
What can I expect during a training session?
There will be an initial evaluation where you can discuss what you would like to achieve. You will fill out a health and fitness history questionnaire which will help Cathryn determine your current condition and experience with certain types of exercise. If nutrition is one of your concerns, she will discuss eating styles and come up with a plan that you both agree will work for you. There’s usually enough time left in the first session for a mini work out.
All sessions include a full body cardio warm-up, stretching, a weight training routine focused on a particular body part, an abdominal routine, and final stretching. Getting ready for your session:
- Please wear comfortable clothes and good sturdy shoes that have arch supports.
- Leave jewelry at home.
- Always have fresh purified water with you during the workout.
- It’s good to eat a small, nutritious meal at least two hours before your scheduled session.
- You can eat as soon as you are hungry, after your appointment.
- Your phone must be turned off and ignored for the entire session (usually 1 hour). Better yet, leave it at home or in your car. This is time to take care of yourself and be completely focused on YOU.
The types of clients Cathryn has trained in the past:
- Women…throughout their pregnancy
- Other personal trainers wanting a fresh routine with updated techniques
- Police officers getting ready to apply for the SWAT team
- Teenagers applying for a job at the FBI
- Bodybuilders needing to heal an injury
- Every day people (like Cathryn) wanting to get in shape
House calls are available in the East Bay, California.
You don’t need special equipment to get a good workout at home. A few free weights and a yoga mat can do the trick.
Cathryn graduated from the American Institute of Massage Therapy, and has been a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), since 1993
“Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome (sore muscles, tendons, and ligaments)
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular (jaw) joint pain
- Stress relief
- Lymphatic circulation
- Improve whole body circulation. Great for diabetics.
and much more”
For someone with a regular exercise routine, getting a regular massage will benefit greatly because the massage therapist will help push out the lactic acid in the muscles and this will lead to less soreness, faster recovery, faster, noticeable results, and less chance of injury.
The types of massage that Cathryn offers are:
“Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood in the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points but acupuncture employs needles while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of the hands and fingers.”
Source: Gach, Michael Reed. Acupressure’s Potent Points. A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments. New York: Bantam, 1990. 3.
- Myofascial Release AKA Trigger Point Therapy
“The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia). Myofascial pain often results from muscle injury or repetitive strain. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness.
Myofascial trigger points are an extremely common cause of pain. Trigger points are painful when pressed on, cause a shortening of the muscle fibers, and have a special property called referred pain. Referred pain means that a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area.. Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.”
NOTE: Acupressure and Myofascial Release are similar techniques but NOT the same.
- Reflexology and Foot Massage
“Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, a type of preventative maintenance. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with massage.”
“Some of the benefits of reflexology include: stimulates nerve function, increases energy, boosts circulation, induces a deep state of relaxation, eliminates toxins, stimulates the central nervous system, prevents migraines, cleans up urinary tract conditions, speeds recovery after injury or surgery, helps relieve sleep disorders, reduces depression, and relieves pain. Furthermore, it can help ease the treatment of various cancers and helps to soothe the pains of pregnancy, even those occurring after the baby is born.”
If you would like to book a session, go to Services