My name is Katrina Shafer and I am the proud owner of Caring Touch. I grew up in New York State, received an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary College, a certificate in massage from The Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts, a Certified Life Coach through Health Coach Institute (HCI) and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach (PN1). Caring Touch opened its doors in November of 2002 and I have practiced massage for well over 18 years. I have always had a passion for health and wellness. I have maneuvered many challenges in my own life which drove me to explore how I could inspire and help others tackle challenges in their lives. Throughout my massage career and while expanding my realm to coaching, my mission has remained the same, to provide a therapeutic space to the community, educate, help establish a healthy lifestyle and to provide outstanding customer service to all those I work with and interact with. With the recent pandemic, my practice is pivoting. I have established safety guidelines to ensure the safety of my clients and myself, by providing in-home therapeutic massage and expanding my services to include wellness coaching. I am continuously learning in order to provide my clients with the best service that fits their needs.
As a therapist my goal is to identify the source of your discomfort/pain and treat it effectively in a relaxing and peaceful environment. I have been trained in multiple modalities of massage and have the skills required to help relieve your physical ailments.As a coach, I specialize in helping women over 40 who have a fixed mindset and that use food to cope with stress and anxiety. In my Breakthrough Program I will support and guide you to tearing down mental blocks and building habits that help manage stress and anxiety.
Treating body, mind &spirit from the inside out
I discovered massage after a close friend was injured
in an auto accident and witnessed firsthand how massage contributed to her recovery. While at The Bancroft School of Massage I made healthy changes to my life by losing weight and becoming an athlete. These changes helped me decide to work with athletes and their injuries.
My personal experience with sports and the desire to understand how the body works to maximize athletic performance helps me stand out form other sports and deep tissue therapists. I have had experience in Triathlons, marathons and over 10yrs as a Crossfit athlete. I am currently passionate about bodybuilding, golf and yoga.
I am a member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and am licensed by the State of Massachusetts as well as Level Two certified in Thai and has been certified for over 15years in Pregnancy massage. Additional coursework has included Orthopedic Massage, Muscle Release Technique, Cranial Sacral Techniques, Cupping, K-Taping, and Myofascial Release. I have current practical experience working with chronic low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, plantar fascitis, headaches, repetitive use injuries, knee pain, frozen shoulder and many other ailments.
As a true believer in the benefits of massage, I am happy to be "living my dream and doing what I am most passionate about."
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Pregnancy Massage are all offered in session lengths of 60, 90 and 120 minutes. Subscription and packages of 6 sessions are offered at discounted rates. Please email me to book an in-home massage session. Booking online is not available into order to proper travel time between clients
I work with woman of 40 who are tired of having a lack of energy, emotional and stress eating. As a coach, I am a student of my client contiuously learning and exploring options together to gain energy and establish habits to reduce the emotional and stress eating habits.
Kinesio Taping is a great compliment to a massage and prolongs the work of cupping. Kinesio taping when added to a session is complimentary. If you would like to have tapping without a massage please email me to schedule a time and for pricing.
Thai Massage & Cupping
Thai massage is preformed on a mat and over clothing. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing and please note when booking that you are requesting thai..
Cupping services are no additional charge. You can opt to have a stand alone cupping session or add cups to your current massage. Please note when booking that you would like cupping. Please email me to book an in-home massage session. Booking online is not available into order to proper travel time between clients