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CATA (Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts)
is an oasis in NYC: a peaceful place to escape the noise and stress of the city.

CATA offers the highest quality Oncology Massage and Thai Massage continuing education programs for licensed therapists. Our Oncology Massage Studio provides low-cost treatment for the public, and our classroom is available for rent for a variety of events, classes and workshops. CATA is home to a talented and diverse group of therapists and bodyworkers, all of whom bring varied interests and experience to their practices, from myofascial release and sports massage to laryngeal massage and acupuncture. We do not rent treatment rooms on an occasional basis, but if you are a therapist looking for a beautiful new space, feel free to reach out.

As I enter my 26th year as a therapist and 24th year as a teacher, I am fortunate to constantly meet clients, colleagues and students who challenge and inspire me. I am always discovering new ideas, new passion for the work, and new evidence of the importance of massage as a profession.

I welcome you to join our community and explore the simple and awesome power of touch.

Michael Alicia
Founder and Director

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