Kathe Schad, LMT, has had a lifelong interest in health and wellness, but after her husband was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, she began studying nutrition and all things alternative in earnest.
Although her husband lost the battle, Kathe continued her personal studies and went back to school to learn massage. Her goal is to help as many people as possible. Kathe continues her hobbies of Tai Chi, Yoga, Posture, alignment and movement studies, social ballroom dancing, juggling, gardening, herbs and nutritious cooking.
Upon graduating from Cortiva in 2011, she started working part time in massage along with her full time job at Vanguard Mutual Funds in Malvern. She left Vanguard in 2012 to devote more time to learning and working with her passion. She attended the International School of Shiatsu in 2013 and is a Shiatsu Practitioner. In her work, Kathe enjoys blending Eastern and Western modalities and her massages are customized to the client’s needs. Her specialties include Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage along Traditional Chinese Meridians or energy lines), Swedish, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Lymph Drainage, Sport stretching and Raindrop Essential Oil Therapy, which boosts the immune system and assists in eliminating toxins.
Kathe integrates her knowledge of posture and movement into her work with clients and has studied Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement Technique and The Gokhale Method of posture. Kathe believes posture and pain free movement are integral to health; and that true health is realized when your entire body is working as it was designed to do.
Kathe also enjoys helping others to help themselves and teaches The Art of Self Massage for Main Line School Night and DCCC’s Elder Week. Kathe has a BS in Social Studies from St. Joseph’s University. She is also working on her Certification with CNHP (Certified Natural Health Professionals). Kathe has a massage therapy license in PA and is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).