About Cat Matlock
LMBT #1080 • Trigger Point Therapy Specialist • Asheville, NC
Cat Matlock is the founder, lead therapist, and instructor at Free Body Trigger Point Massage Clinic and Training Center in Asheville, NC. Cat has worked with tens of thousands of clients and students over her career. Since 1993, she has continuously studied the body and mind (and heart), developing her methods of addressing dysfunction, injury, and chronic pain. Her work is 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. You can learn more about Trigger Points in this blog post.
Cat is also a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist™, an instructor of the Overcoming Anxiety™ series, and a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation. As a 500hr EYT with Yoga Alliance, she is a guest instructor in yoga teacher trainings, guiding therapeutic yoga and foam rolling, anatomy, and meditation courses. Cat is an instructor for Yoga International and created a YouTube channel (link to YouTube channel) with free Self MyoFascial Release (SFMR)videos.
She began instructing yoga in 2001 and massage therapy in 2005. In 2012, Cat started offering public SMFR classes with the added benefit of precise trigger point location and release. Cat expertly weaves her knowledge of the nervous system and vagal tone (essentially, being able to handle difficult things with more ease) with her anatomical knowledge and precise trigger point skills into every class she teaches.
Check us out on YouTube
Cat offers a series of instructional videos on using foam rollers and therapy balls to release fascial restriction and trigger points in your own body. Click the button below to go to her YouTube channel. Here is a video on how to release 2 of the rotator cuff muscles with therapeutic rolling.