Catherine Aborn

Massage Therapy

for women and couples
certificate #29396


Welcome to Catherine Aborn Massage Therapy. I am a California certified Massage Therapist with over seventeen years of experience serving San Diego, California. My goal is to provide you with high-quality, personalized massage therapy and bodywork sessions in the comfort and privacy of your home.

I have given thousands of hours of massage to women and couples from all walks of life, including athletes, pregnant women, young adults, clients with rehabilitation needs, and the terminally ill. In order to better serve you I am committed to continuing education in the fields of massage, anatomy, and holistic health.


Deep Tissue / Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage relieves areas of chronic tension or pain in the soft tissues of the body. Therapeutic bodywork is slow and specific, reaching the deep layers of muscle tissue. This type of massage releases holding patterns in the body and encourages positive postural changes.

60 minutes / $105
90 minutes / $160

Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy is a time of immense change in a woman’s body. Prenatal massage helps ease the stress caused by structural and postural shifts during this time, and may help decrease swelling in the lower legs. Women without contraindications may receive massage throughout the entire term of their pregnancy.
60 minutes / $105
90 minutes / $160

Parasympathetic / Relaxation Massage
The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is an anabolic system, responsible for the body’s repair functions. Parasympathetic massage promotes a feeling of deep relaxation in the mind and body.
60 minutes / $105
90 minutes / $160

Lymphatic Drainage
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle, light-touch, non-invasive technique which promotes fluid circulation and removal of toxins in the body. This therapy can also provide relief from chronic inflammation and pre- and post-surgical applications, and can be used for cosmetic purposes.
$125 per session

Craniosacral Therapy
Developed by Dr. John Upledger, craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CST complements the body's natural healing processes, is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of health problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

$125 per session

* For roundtrip travel in excess of 30 miles, there is a $10 surcharge.
** Effective February, 2014, there is a 3% service fee for all credit card transactions. I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Recent Coursework

Esalen Institute:
Deep Bodywork for the neck, shoulders, and chest to free the breath. This workshop integrated the qualities of Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue methods. 5/2015

Northern Style Thai Massage. This course combined aspects of yoga, acupressure, and assisted stretching in providing deep and healing Thai massage. 8/2014

Orlando School of Thai Massage, Thai Massage Fundamentals.
Traditional Thai massage can be described as "assisted yoga", where the client receives bodywork and stretching while clothed on a shiatsu-style floor mat. Course focused on anatomy, trigger points, and practioner body mechanics while providing massage in the supine, side-lying, prone and seated positions. 4/2013

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage, Sacred Lomi Workshop.
24-hour course introducing the art of traditional Hawaiian healing practice and massage. This style of bodywork uses primarily long, full-body strokes with the forearm, integrating movement and healing intention. 1/2012

Natural Healing Institute:
Clinical Master Herbalist Certificate. This 300-hour certification program teaches the use of herbs and medicinal plants to enhance the immune system, relieve chronic health concerns, and promote well-being based on an individual's specific needs and health history. 12/2008

Upledger Institute:
SomatoEmotional Release I: SER is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual physical and emotional effects of trauma. 2/2010

Craniosacral Dissection: course focused on cranial-specific dissection of three unembalmed cadavers, especially the cranial nerves, meninges, and dural tube. 6/2008

Visceral Manipulation Dissection: course involved observation and hands-on dissection, palpation, and discovery of specific individual organs, the systems they function within and the structural integrity of the entire body. 12/2007

Craniosacral Therapy II: coursework highlighted whole-body evaluation techniques of the craniosacral system. CSTII incorporated releasing restrictions in the facial bones, including the ygoma, nasal bones, and hard palate of the mouth. 5/2007

Gift Certificates & Coupons

You can buy gift certificates by calling Catherine Aborn at 858.449.6940.

First time clients can click here for a coupon.


NCBTMB.COM - National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Upledger Institute - offering coursework in the healing arts

Scripps Hospice - become a volunteer


November 1, 2011: Recipient of "Outstanding Volunteer Award" from San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine. Presented for accomplishment and performance exemplifying the value of trust.

"Cathy has been keeping my body in shape with her weekly massages for over five years. Her knowledge of all facets of massage therapy is very impressive. Very professional and always look forward to my massages knowing that I'll be ready for another fantastic week."
-Manuel, San Diego, CA

"Over the years, I have had several different massages and therapists, and I must say, the professionalism and energy Cathy Aborn exudes, by far, exceeds all others. I am a private person and don’t often bring people into my home. After meeting Cathy, any anxiety or concerns disappeared.

I have used Cathy’s services for my personal wellbeing, [and have given her] gift certificates for co-workers, out-of-town guests, and as the perfect addition to bridal showers and girl’s weekends." - Alison, Carmel Valley, CA

"Cathy is fantastic at locating areas of tension I did not realize existed and relieving that stress. I feel as though Cathy truly has my health in the forefront of her mind."
- Vanessa, San Diego, CA


To book an appointment with Catherine Aborn
please call 858.449.6940.

You can also send an e-mail with this form,
however e-mails are checked on a weekly basis.




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