About CATA

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 continuing education programs for massage therapists–Oncology Massage, Structural Integration, Thai Massage, Native American Healing Arts, and more. Our Oncology Massage Studio and Thai Massage Clinic provide low-cost treatment for the public, and our classroom is available for a variety of events, classes and workshops.

CATA is home to a talented and diverse group of massage therapists in private practice, all of whom bring varied interests and experience to their practice, from myofascial release to vocal massage.

As I enter my 24th year as a therapist and 22nd 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