Catherine Ryan is a Canadian trained Registered Massage Therapist with over 20 years of clinical and Massage Therapy (MT) educator experience. Embracing a firm commitment to life-long learning, her extensive postgraduate roster includes training in various approaches to myofascial therapy and scar management. Cathy is the Managing Editor and a course provider at TouchU.ca, an online portal for MT continuing education. Her online courses and hands-on workshops are accredited with various professional regulatory bodies and associations across Canada and with NCBTMB in the USA. As a regularly featured writer for Massage Therapy Canada and RMT Matters Canada magazines – she may be best recognized for her fascia enthusiasm and voracious interest in all things massage therapy.
A proponent of professional regulation, over her career she has worked with Canadian MT regulatory organizations – previously as a subject matter expert for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. As a clinician, educator and writer she upholds a strong interest in research translation and evidence informed practices and is committed to the delivery of safe, effective and ethical care. Where MT is concerned, Cathy is never at a loss for words and is driven by a passion for the profession – co-authoring a book seemed a logical next step in her professional explorations!