For nearly two decades, Clare Katner has been an intuitive and holistic facilitator of healing. A licensed massage therapist since 1995 and a certified hypnotherapist since 1998, her professional scope is truly mind-body, and her long-term enjoyment of this work comes from witnessing transformation in her client’s lives.
While living in England on a work-exchange program at Cambridge University, Clare had her first massage and it was life-altering. Its value as a healing art was immediately evident to her, and curiosity lead to her first acupressure class while at Cambridge. In further travels around Europe, she became exposed to and learned about many other healing modalities.
Upon her return to the United States, she completed her training in massage. Among her teachers was Sandy Fritz, one of the first inductees into the Massage Hall of Fame, and from whom Clare took valuable lessons in assessment and an understanding that each patient needs customized care. She received additional training in myofascial release at the John Barnes Institute, and her continuing education in the field has focused on injury recovery, deep tissue, structural integration and ashiatsu.
A graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s of science degree in education, Clare quickly developed a massage practice fusing her interest in teaching with her love of body work and has become a teacher and mentor to other massage therapists. She is a founder and co-owner of East Bridge Wellness.
When she’s not working, Clare enjoys cycling and yoga with her young son and husband. Having always enjoyed an active lifestyle, she grew up with gymnastics, dance, mountain biking and “two big brothers,” the latter from whom Clare light-heartedly says she learned many lessons via “real-life experiences in the pain and recovery department.”