River Stone Cate Clark Licensed Massage Therapist

Albuquerque, NM

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I offer client-centered therapy, meaning I listen to what you tell me and draw upon 20-plus years of experience to help meet your goals. My specialty is an integrated blend of tension-melting Therapeutic Heated Stones with circulation and relaxation-promoting Swedish Technique and gentle, precise Deep Tissue Massage. I give a Consistently Great Massage for Sustainable Comfort and Well-Being in a fragrance-neutral environment that is All-About-You!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love my job! Historically, I enjoyed my work in both dentistry and optometry. Both fields were all about helping to improve people's lives. I have been helping people feel greater comfort through professional massage therapy for over 22 years now. I like working one-on-one with clients and find a satisfying challenge in adapting my work to custom-fit each individual. Massage therapy suits my natural inclination for meditative, mindful work. In other areas of my life, I work as a visual artist. It's natural for me to work with my hands. A friend once remarked that she thinks of me as a Massage Artist!
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Location

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Background check

Complete

Years in business

26

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Gail C. Mar 31, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Cate!
    Cate gave me the exact massage I needed for my stiff neck and tight muscles. She was very interested in meeting my needs.
  • Bernita W. Jul 10, 2015
    Cate Clark is an excellent massage therapist; totally dedicated to her healing art. She has an excellent education and has spent years refining her techniques and her personal style of touch therapy. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a profound therapeutic effect as well and those seeking relief from stress, emotional distress and/or pain. This is one lady who "knows her stuff" and consistently applies her knowledge well.
  • Betsy T. Jul 10, 2015
    I have been going to Cate for monthly massages for so long I can't remember when I started. She got me through training and running a marathon in 2006, and continues to keep things working well. She is attentive, accommodating, and knows her stuff physically and spiritually. I highly recommend her.
  • Lynne A. Jul 8, 2015
    Cate can deliver a great deep tissue massage while also making you very relaxed. She provides a clean and relaxing environment. I have been going to her for about 8 years and have followed her wherever she has moved.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I enjoy exploring different schools of though and models of health and well-being. Having completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the years, I have an over-view and basic working knowledge in several energy and bodywork modalities. Helping my clients live happier, healthier lives is what drives my specific and ongoing investment in advanced pain management and advanced Manual Lymphatic studies.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My rate is $55 Hour for any massage-based service and there are no add-on fees for hot stones. Massage-bases services include Swedish Technique, Deep Tissue, and Deep Relaxation. My session rate for Energy and Bodywork Treatments is $65. These treatments include CrainoSacral Therapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Jai Ji Sound Healing and Manual Lymph Drainage.
What types of customers have you worked with?
As a certified, licensed and insured massage therapist, I have worked in clinics, spas and private practice. Each experience shaped the methods and policies through which my practice operates today. Through a life-long commitment to continuing education and over twenty years of study, mentor-ship and professional practice, I have cultivated a signature massage style that is both gentle and deep. At River Stone, you receive the best of nurturing, luxuriant massage with powerful techniques to effectively restore and maintain your comfort, mobility and health.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When hiring a massage therapist who is Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Massage therapy, you are assured that she/he has either been Grandfathered-in prior to 1991 or has passed the National Certification Exam and is completing the required 16 hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to maintain license. With a life-long commitment to Continuing Education, my average is about 70 CEU every two years, four-times the minimum requirements. Education and years of experience are a good starting point when looking for a massage therapist, but the test is how you feel in their care. Every MT has her own touch and style and what matters most is the fit between client and therapist. If you prefer a firmer touch, look for someone who offers Deep Tissue. If your preference is relaxation, you might look for someone who offers Swedish Technique or Deep Relaxation Massage, someone who presents in a calm, attentive manor and understands what it means to offer client-centered therapy that is All-About-You. I offer both deep and relaxing work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I do my best to use only non-toxic, fragrance-free products in my office and ask clients to not wear fragrances to their appointment. Cigarette smoke, scented body products, perfumes, scented laundry soap and dryer sheets emit a toxic chemical soup that contaminate air quality with harmful ingredients such as hormone disruptors, neuro-toxins, carcinogens and respiratory irritants. This office is intended to be safe for people with mild to moderate Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome and Respiratory Disabilities.