Current WorkInstructor (NCTMB, NC LMBT #06493)
Specialist InSwedish, Shiatsu and Thai Massage


Michael Alicia, LMT is the Founder and Director of CATA, NYC, The Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts in New York City.

CATA has a diverse group of healthcare practitioners in residence and operates an oncology massage studio for cancer patients at all levels of treatment and a Thai massage clinic for Thai massage enthusiasts.

Michael has been a licensed massage therapist since 1992 with a thriving practice in Manhattan. He works with patients from New York’s Broadway and ballet communities, as well as doctors and chiropractors who prescribe massage for acute injury, chronic pain, stress reduction and performance enhancement. He is also been a respected teacher of Swedish massage, shiatsu and Thai massage at the venerable Swedish Institute since 1994. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Therapeutic Massage Training Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina.