About Katie

I was fortunate to have taken dance, swim competitively, and ski which gave me an appreciation of the human body and all of its abilities from a young age. While living in Lake Tahoe after college, I practiced yoga and met bodyworkers who inspired and encouraged me to pursue a career in health.

My bodywork practice is fueled by my passion for learning and teaching, combined with an interest in wellness. I believe that health and vitality is our inherent nature, and it’s my commitment to help people find balance in their bodies and lives so that they may experience their optimal health daily.  Self-Care is not a luxury and receiving regular bodywork can be a huge boost to your health on every level.  In these stressful times taking time to be quiet, feel and embody yourself are more important than EVER!

In 2002, I became a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor, and while teaching yoga in the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, I grew interested in working with people one-on-one. By the beginning of 2003, I was completing my massage training at National Holistic Institute to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner.  From ’08-’10, I completed the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training with Gary Peterson of the STAR Institute. In 2013, I trained in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ which helps with reproductive and digestive imbalances. Since 2015, I have been mentoring with Gena McCarthy, MFT to become a Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach to facilitate circles for people in their journey of parenthood from fertility, pregnancy and beyond.  I have also recently completed my Women’s Health Coaching and Functional Nutrition Certification and hope to offer health coaching in one-on-one and group formats very soon.

Since 2004, I have worked in a variety of settings doing massage and bodywork in the SF Bay Area.  I began my private practice in 2008 serving a wide range of clients, many with special needs, including stressed-out executives, pregnant women, families, competitive athletes and the elderly.  Since becoming a mama myself, I have focused my business on serving people in their childbearing years and beyond.  With ATMAT™, I help people optimize their fertility, have healthy pregancies and recover during the postpartum period.

Experience & Training:

With over 8 years of experience in massage and yoga, I offer a wide range of modalities to address what your body needs:

INTEGRATIVE DEEP TISSUE

NHI 2002-2003 730 hour East/West Program, Trigger Point Training at SF School of Massage

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

2008-2011 Star Institute with Gary Peterson, Biodynamic Foundation Training 400 hour

PRE NATAL & POSTPARTUM BODYWORK

Prenatal Training included in my NHI Massage Training 2002-2003

ARVIGO MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY™

Self Care Training 2/2013, Professional Training 11/2013, Adv Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum 10/2016

 

What People Are Saying

“I have received massage for over ten years and Katie is by far the best I’ve experienced out of 50 practitioners. Her comprehensive understanding of balance in body, mind and soul allows her to be completely in service of your body’s needs. Her touch is present, and the pressure is perfect. Her wisdom and years of training is unmatched. I always leave our appointments healed and well.”

Paula, Oakland
“Katie is a gifted and highly intuitive bodyworker. During my pregnancy, It was astonishing how her hands “magically” went to those places in my body that were the tightest, where she proceeded to expertly massage until they were completely released. A massage with Katie is a must for anyone who wants to experience one of the best bodyworkers in the Bay Area.”
Elana, Berkeley
“Katie is amazing; she has a thorough knowledge of all of the muscles in the body, where they connect, why they matter, and how to work on each of them. She combines that knowledge with a great ability to listen and accept feedback from me so that, in every session, we accomplish what I need most in terms of relieving stress and getting kinks worked out. She is the single best, most knowledgeable masseuse I have ever worked with, and everyone else pales by comparison.”
G.A., San Francisco
“Katie is a very intuitive bodyworker who makes me feel incredibly safe and taken care of during our sessions. She is able to locate the very small areas where I hold all the tension in my body. After each session, I feel very light and enlivened. She has a deep understanding of the human body and I trust her to work with me in all areas of pain management and wellness.”
R.B., San Francisco
“I am not sure what you did, but I feel great! So energized and happy, like I was able to unwind. During our session it felt like something was breaking free from my body that had been weighing me down.”
E.S., Mill Valley
“Katie’s work has been essential to the management of my lower back pain. She has an excellent knowledge of human anatomy and years of experience as a therapist. She is by far the best massage therapist who has worked on me.”
H.M., San Fancisco
“Katie worked on me before, during and after both of my pregnancies – I cannot imagine surviving the third trimester or the post-birth recovery without her. In my experience, its essential to find a masseuse who is equipped with the Body Cushion pregnancy pillow and, most importantly, experienced with fragile pregnant bodies. Katie is a standout in this regard. She is especially gifted at finding and working out the trouble spots. She has all kinds of valuable lifestyle advice for managing your changing body. I can’t say enough great things about her!”
M.T., San Francisco