Catherine Cortez, MA, CMT, CSCS​​​​

Certified Massage Therapist

ART Provider

Strength & Movement Coach


[email protected] (510) 932-3291



Catherine Cortez, MA, CMT, CSCS

Owner, Certified Massage Therapist

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 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I have held coaching 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 extensive education coupled with my experience as both coach and bodyworker make me uniquely qualified to understand the demands on an active body as well as the need for holistic rehabilitation protocols.  I have experience collaborating with athletic and medical professionals to expedite the client's return to physical health and balance. 

My philosophy centers on improving tissue and movement quality to increase health and performance while reducing injury risk.  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 young teenage son. 

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



California Certified Massage Therapist