Frequently Asked Questions

What about Mindfulness?

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Mindfulness is "the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us" 


Meditation "begins and ends in the body. It involves taking the time to pay attention to where we are and what’s going on, and that starts with being aware of our body"


We exercise your mind using 

Guided Visualizations. Rest and refresh while mindfully adventuring to peaceful places

Proven to lower blood pressure and stress hormones, this is an excellent way to begin or enhance your meditation practice. 


Increase your self-awareness.

Why Massage?

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Massage therapy has been relieving stress and producing deep relaxation for more than 5,000 years. Today, massage therapy is performed in hospitals, rehab centers, gyms, spas, chiropractor offices, and more.


Acupressure is one type of  self-massage. "By pressing on key points (the same points used in acupuncture) you stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities."


We teach you how to use acupressure safely and effectively. Self-massage techniques, like acupressure, exist to assist with many physical and emotional ailments. Learning your body also improves  posture and enhances 

self-awareness.


Learn to heal yourself.

Movement Where?

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The positive impacts of movement have been proven time and again.  Tame your muscular pain by using moments in your day better.  It's using your downtime to support you. 


Movement "illustrates the inseparability of mind and body" Mindful movement for us is engaging our muscles to move along with our attention to the senses. 


We use many different techniques to enhance your body awareness and posture. Modifications facilitate safety.  Qigong is one of them. It integrates posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound, and focused intent."


Find joy in movement. 


About

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Hi. I'm Cat Edwards, a North Carolina native and founder of Mindful Movement Massage. I've spent 18 years coaching individuals to maintain a healthy body while teaching sustainable self-care. 


My career in massage started at the destination ski resort of Crested Butte, CO in 2001. Within twelve months and for six years, I supported XGame athletes, professional musicians, civic leaders, and celebrities in Telluride, CO. 


Becoming a mother fueled my passion for infant and child massage. My son, now 17 years old, enjoyed years of regular massage while growing up.  Relaxing pregnant women and pampering mothers sparked my passion to teach. In 2014, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.


As a Certified Personal Trainer I taught several styles of yoga and HIIT group fitness classes. I traveled to corporate offices inspiring mindful movement with my yoga class. As Spa Director to Lorena Luca in Cameron Village, I grew Raleigh's premier luxury spa in three years. Featured on The Rachel Ray Show and Good Morning America, Lorena Luca is thriving


Today, I am back in private practice offering bodywork sessions, writing continuing education for massage therapists and starting my newest venture MMM...Class fills my time between sessions. My blog Relaxed in Raleigh features businesses that prioritize peaceful interactions and transactions. 


I value service, integrity, community and education. I envision all human connection empowered by positive intention.
Providing a place of peace is my passion.