Shiatsu, meaning “finger pressure”, is an Asian style of bodywork where the practitioner uses a combination of finger, elbow, knee and foot pressure to access the chi or life force energy residing in the meridians or energetic channels. These channels associate with the internal organs, bodily systems, mind states, emotions and spirit. Shiatsu is an incredibly potent practice that simultaneously addresses the many layers of one’s being. The treatment itself feels great, releases stress, restores balance, invigorates and leaves the client feeling grounded, centered, connected and vibrantly alive. As with many Asian modalities the client wears comfortable clothing and receives the session on a traditional futon. No oils or lotions are used.
Cathie Caccia was first exposed to Shiatsu massage in 1980. In 1983 she enrolled in a 500 hour training in Shiatsu and Acupressure with Dennis Willmont L.Ac.. Upon completion she began a private practice in Boston, Ma.. In 1985 Cathie spent a year attending the New England School of Acupuncture to have a better understanding of point location, effect and to deepen her understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1987 Cathie received her 700 hour training and certification in massage and related therapies from The New Mexico Academy of Massage and Healing Arts. Cathie moved to Ketchum in January 1988 and co founded of the successful Boulder Mountain Massage later that year. Fast forward to now, Cathie is still enthralled with the potency of these hands on practices especially Shiatsu to help her clients release stress, feel invigorated and drop back into the depths of their Being.
Cathie is a licensed massage therapist with a private practice of Shiatsu massage in the First Street Building in Ketchum Idaho.
SHIATSU MASSAGE RATES, Tipping discouraged
65 minutes $100
80 minutes $125
Bulk discount: pay in advance for 3 sessions.
Sessions may be shared and must be used within 3 months.
65 minute sessions (3) $275
80 minute sessions (3) $340
"Cathie Caccia is among the very best massage therapists I've encountered. I first received a massage from Cathie 5 years ago and the truth is, I haven't gone to anyone else since. She is simply that good! I had never experienced Shiatsu before, but under Cathie's well-trained hands (and feet and elbows and knees!), I'm a convert. She manages to strike the perfect balance - her massages are deeply relaxing, as well as, extremely therapeutic. Cathie has helped me deal with various kinks and quirks over the years including low back pain, strained muscles, and hormonal imbalances, just to name a few. She is intuitive, strong, caring and skilled. I'm so grateful to have discovered her amazing Shiatsu massages. Thank you, Cathie!"—Morgan
"Cathie's touch is so intuitive, she knows all of the right places to work on without me having to say anything! I feel relaxed and balanced after a session, always looking forward to the next time!"—Gina T.
Cathie is a gifted Shiatsu practitioner. She is extremely adept at identifying and working on my physical, internal and emotional needs during each session. Invariably, I leave feeling refreshed, rebalanced and completely reintegrated. I feel tremendous inside and out! —Kathleen K.
Cathie has an intuitive sense of the body. Not only do you feel relaxed and wonderful, but also a deep sense of energetic renewal. I highly recommend a Shiatsu massage with Cathie!—Dana H.