Helping you BE THE BEST

you can be

Why choose FreeBody trainings?

My teaching methods go beyond showing you anatomy and demonstrating techniques.  Learn how to work smarter, with the client's body and nervous system, so that both you and your client have an optimal experience every single time.

Awesome Neck Techniques includes:

  • Live in-person class in Asheville NC
  • Clear demonstrations of techniques
  • Informative technique video
  • 7 CEs through NCBTMB

What you'll get in an "Awesome Massage" class...

  • Super smooth strokes to hydrate the tissues, which means the muscles let go more easily and you work smarter, not harder.
  • Deep compression/long steady hold techniques, which means the nervous system calms down and the client feels greater relaxation.
  • Positioning and propping the client well, which means you can use your body weight more effectively.
  • How to use your body weight effectively over the table, which means you will hurt less and be able to do massage work as long as you want, not just until your body gives out.
  • How to use your knuckles, elbows, forearms, and in some instances even your knees, shins, and feet (!) which means you save our hands and wrists for the long haul.
  • Attention to key trigger points in the area that are important to know how to treat.
  • Draping techniques so the client feels safe, which means that they can relax more deeply and your work is more effective.
  • Long glides that run the full length of the muscles and muscle groups, which means all the tissues in the area are ready for more specific work should you choose.
  • Encouragement to play, explore, FEEL what’s going on for your client and follow their tensional lines, which means your work will be more engaged and effective.
  • Palpation skills which feel incredible to your clients, which means you keep track of where you are and they just feel, well, awesome!


About the "Awesome" Series

Each class = 7 CEs  NCBTMB


NC LMBT #1080, NCBTMB Provider #452039-12

Cat Matlock is the founder, lead therapist, and instructor at Free Body Trigger Point Massage Clinic and Training Center in Asheville, NC. She has worked with tens of thousands of clients and students.  Since 1993, Cat has continuously studied the body and mind (and heart), developing her methods of addressing dysfunction, injury, and chronic pain.  Her work in rooted in Trigger Point Therapy and a strong belief in the essential practice of working with the nervous system to gain access to the muscles and connective tissues.

Cat is a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist™, an instructor of Overcoming Anxiety™, and a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.  She began instructing yoga in 2001 and instructing massage therapy in 2005.  She expertly weaves in her knowledge of the nervous system and vagal tone (essentially, being able to handle difficult things more easily) with her anatomical and precise trigger point location skills.  


This course is amazing!  I'm excited to try out my new skills & awareness on my clients. 

Cat Matlock is a genius!


Guidance and instruction was fantastic. BEST CLASS I've taken in a long time!


You're amazing! I love taking your classes and learning from such an experienced, excellent, &

brilliant instructor. Thank you for all the wisdom you've shared and for your undying enthusiasm to help others out of pain and into freedom!


Cat is a wonderful source of knowledge and she knows how to present the material in a way that is easy to understand


Awesome Neck Techniques -

Live In-person Class

Excellent Training. 

About NCBTMB CEs...

For your convenience, here is a list of states that accept NCBTMB continuing education hours.
*AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, and FL, HI, ID, IA, KS, KE, ME, MD and MT, MA, MI, MN, NE, NV, NH, and NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, and PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, WI, and WY.


* Some of the states above do not require continuing education hours. However, your insurance company may.  The laws of each state change continually, so check to make sure no changes have taken place in your home state.