LIVE 2-DAY In-person CE Class 


Helping you BE THE BEST

you can be

Why choose FreeBody trainings?

My teaching methods go beyond showing you anatomy and demonstrating techniques.  Gain deep understanding of the muscles you are working with, how they develop tension and cause your clients pain, and how to effectively release that tension to create greater ease for your clients.   

  • Live in-person class in Asheville, NC
  • Informative eBook
  • Clear demonstrations and practice time of techniques 
  • 14 CEs through NCBTMB

What to expect in class...


Gain confidence in your knowledge of the anatomy of the shoulders, how they get full of tension, and how to effectively release that tension to help your clients feel their best.


Understand the symptoms of shoulder tension (AKA trigger points) and what your clients will tell you so you know to release the shoulder (hint: it's not just a pain in the shoulder!)


Students will feel confidence in knowing where to actually begin this treatment and then each of the steps necessary to balance the tensional system around the shoulder girdle.  This is amazing work!  Your clients will LOVE this!


All our classes are trauma informed.  Pain and trauma activate stress which activates tension in the body.   

Students gain skills to soften the clients' nervous systems to ease that tension.  All your work, with every single client,

is more effective.  

About Freeing the Shoulder Girdle

Live In-person 2-day Class


 So. Many. Shoulders.

The shoulder is the most freely movable joint in the body.  With that great potential for movement comes great potential for things to go wrong.

Folks come in with pain around the shoulder, numbness and tingling down the arms into the hands, or maybe pain deep in the shoulder joint.  They can't reach behind them.  They can't reach above their heads to comb their hair.  They can't carry things.  Perhaps they can't even reach their arm out to the side.  There are many different ways shoulder dysfunction manifests in your clients and I want to help you make sense of it all.  It's actually pretty simple once you understand the mechanics.  And that's my specialty!

In this training you'll learn right where you want to begin with releasing shoulder issues, perhaps far away from where you might think we should begin.  We will explore together via powerpoint presentation, palpation, Q&A, demonstrations and practice time of the actual treatment itself.  The rotator cuff muscles are actually the grand finale!

Have a client with stubborn shoulder issues that you need help with?  Bring that question!  Got your own shoulder trouble?  Ask me about self treatment!  

I hope you'll join us for this lively and super useful training.  Sign up and help more clients live their best pain-free life!


14 CEs through NCBTMB       Provider #452039-12


NC LMBT #1080, NCBTMB Provider #452039-12

Cat Matlock is the founder, lead therapist, and instructor at FreeBody 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


Freeing the Shoulder Girdle -

Live In-person 2-Day Class

Excellent Training.  In person classes!

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. 

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