Cate Burke

December 24, 2018

Biography

Cate performs intuitive relaxation massage, trigger point therapy, therapeutic cupping, therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage and prenatal massage. She practices from a holistic mindset while also able to target specific areas of pain and views the therapeutic /healing relationship as a partnership.

My path in the healing arts emerged from a lifelong attunement to the body and a natural love for children. I have loved supporting others during life’s pivotal moments— from the beginning stages of a child’s life to the early ventures of a therapeutic healing experience. Creating healing spaces of growth and nurturing is an intuitive calling, continuously honed through careful study, practice, and reflection. ~Cate

Cate grew up training in various forms of dance and exploring the outdoors and has been regularly practicing yoga since 2012. She ran NCAA Division III women’s cross country in college and has been a decades-long distance runner — from the 5K to the half-marathon.

She received her BSW in Social Work, Human Development, and Literature from Wheelock College in 2011. In December 2016 she completed the requirements for her 800-hour massage therapy certification program at The Massage School (Boston). In 2008 Cate was (and still is) certified as an infant/toddler teacher by the Massachusetts board of Early Childhood Education and Care. More recently in April 2017 she was trained as a doula by Michelle L’Esperance of Warm Welcome Birth Services (Northampton, MA) and she is currently furthering her training and practice in birth work.

Services Offered

Services Offered:

Deep Tissue Massage

Quite different from “a Therapeutic Massage with Extra Pressure,” our Deep Tissue Massage focuses on releasing muscle restrictions (adhesions) and re-balancing structural tension (holding patterns) running through the several layers of soft tissue (muscle). Deep Tissue Massage requires a much slower pace than our Therapeutic Massage and more than one session is usually necessary for better results and/or resolution. Very effective if you have strained a muscle resulting in limited (and possibly painful) movement.

IMPORTANT: While it is not unusual for some people to experience bruising and pain for several days following treatment it does not happen to everyone. Soon the pain will decrease and you will begin to experience a range of movement you haven’t had for a very long while. Eventually, that every-day pain thing will be just a distant memory.

PLEASE NOTE: 30-MINUTES WILL ONLY ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO WORK ON ONE REGION OF THE BODY (muscles of your thigh, calf, forearms or hands, etc.). One hour is highly recommended for your first session.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $80
  • 45-minutes: $95
  • 1-hour: $110
  • 90-minutes: $150
  • 2-hours: $195

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $270
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $315
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $429

Prenatal Massage

This is one of our most appreciated massages. Our 1-hour Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and even boost your energy. Change, even a welcome change, is stressful. A soothing massage which helps your muscles adapt to the changes your body is undergoing, and can help you more easily adjust to the many physical and emotional changes happening to your body during pregnancy.

Pregnancy creates a multitude of changes in the body, mind and spirit. Let us help you adjust to them gracefully with reduced pain and discomfort.  Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and boost your energy. Your therapist will communicate with you about where you are in your pregnancy and will make adjustments to your session accordingly. Depending upon your need for comfort, prenatal massage can be done in a side-lying position, bolstered with pillows and blankets. Your health & comfort is our first priority.

If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, please be aware that massage can be contraindicated in certain situations. It that’s the case, we must ask that you please be prepared with a written note from your doctor stating that massage is not contraindicated for you at this time.

Please indicate when making your appointment how many weeks along you are in your pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: A Prenatal Massage lasting 1-hour or longer is recommended for your initial session.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $90
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 45-minute (follow-up): $75

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372

Stress-reduction Massage

This is the kind you’re most likely to encounter at a spa. Stress-reduction massage can also induce a state of mind called the Relaxation Response, which has been shown to minimize the effects of stress and boost your immune system. Everyone knows that a stressful day will cause the muscles in your shoulders and neck to tighten. For some, symptoms can even include a tense jaw, back ache, fatigue and headaches. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and even simple movement is stiff, our Stress-reduction Massage is likely to bring you immediate relief.

For more severe or chronic pain you should consider our Therapeutic Massage.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $79
  • 90-minutes: $120

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $327

Therapeutic Massage

OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE. Blends a general Swedish-based massage with muscular therapy techniques to reduce significant tension due to either muscle strain or excessive stress. Some discomfort may result during treatment but a renewed sense of ease and feeling relaxed should last for several days. All sessions are customized for individual needs.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure to be used. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our Therapeutic Massage is probably right for you.

PLEASE NOTE: 1-hour is recommended when it’s your initial session.

At MTW we strongly feel that because you have a tension pattern that is unique to you, your session should be customized to meet your individual needs/issues. Our therapists are skilled in many healing modalities which they combine to provide you with a truly therapeutic experience for your mind, body and spirit. Our hope is to educate and encourage you to be an active participant in your own health and wellness.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure they use. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our therapeutic massage is probably right for you.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $60
  • 45-minutes: $75
  • 1-hour: $90
  • 75-minutes: $110
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 2-hours: $175

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372