Catherine Cortez, MA, CMT, HWC​​​​

Certified Massage Therapist

Health & Wellness Coach

Movement Educator


[email protected] (510) 932-3291



Catherine Cortez, MA, CMT, HWC

Owner, Certified Massage Therapist, Health and Wellness Coach

My education includes a Master of Arts in Kinesiology from St. Mary’s College of California with an emphasis in Sport Studies/Strength and Conditioning, and completion of a 900 hour Massage Therapy-Health Educator program from National Holistic Institute, College of Massage Therapy.  I am a certified Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) practitioner, as well as, a Duke Integrative Medicine, Trained, Health and Wellness Coach.  I have held coaching certification as a Strength and Conditioning Coach from the NSCA in addition to certificates in Olympic Weightlifting (USAW) and CrossFit (Level 1 and Mobility).  I maintain high standards of continuing education and stay up-to-date with current practices via industry publications and by participating regularly in seminars and conferences.

My education coupled with my experience as both fitness coach and bodyworker make me uniquely qualified to understand the demands on an active body throughout the lifespan. I believe in the need for holistic rehabilitation protocols that focus on improving tissue and movement quality and supporting healthy lifestyle behaviors to increase health and performance while reducing injury risk. I have experience and confidence collaborating with athletic and medical professionals to expedite a return to physical health and balance. 

My philosophy centers on improving whole person health through engaged partnership.  I believe optimum wellness can be achieved through mindful attention to the core components of health. I offer exceptional service, quality instruction, and the highest level of professionalism. 

Personally, I enjoy gardening, lifting weights, dining outdoors, reading historical fiction, and learning new things.  I have raised three boys and am helping my partner navigate raising his teenage son. I hope to start raising chickens soon.

I am eager to discover how I can contribute to your health and fitness goals.



California Certified Massage Therapist

Duke Integrated Medicine Trained, Health and Wellness Coach