Who I Am and What I do
Hi I'm Katie!
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since October 2008, practicing in Vaughan and now, Holland Landing just North of Newmarket. I completed my Massage Therapy Diploma program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto and graduated with honors.
I provide Massage Therapy, Reiki and Somatic Coaching for clients that are in need of deep relaxation, pain relief, direction and clarity. My personal philosophy is that as humans we have physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of self and in order to have an effect on one, we need to be aware of the other two.
With an understanding of human science and also a deep connection and respect for the spiritual self, I use my knowledge of human anatomy and my own intuition and inner guidance in sensing what the body needs for healing to occur.
My approach when it comes to Massage Therapy is to first and foremost assist the client to experience deep relaxation and reconnection to self. I facilitate this experience by grounding myself fully in the moment and placing my awareness and intention wholeheartedly on the client and their needs. From this space I can provide a massage treatment that renews the spirit, relieves stress and tension and encourages the body and mind to rest. Using a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, cupping and trigger point release I have had great results relieving muscular pain, headaches, migraines and anxiety. My treatments can include hot towels, essential oils, deep relaxation techniques and Reiki.
My philosophy for my work as a whole, is based around the un-shaming of our pain, problems, experiences and the way in which we view ourselves as people. This means that whether you come to me for massage or coaching, you are going to be held with love, non judgement and provided with a loving witness for any trauma you have experienced.
I do not believe in force, “tough love” or the “no pain no gain” mentality. I believe in your inner wisdom and in what your body is showing me is needed and we follow that. This means that I also don’t provide forceful, deep tissue massage that hurts because it’s “supposed to”. My massage work is intuitive, slow and follows what your body is asking me for.
In my spare time, I am a Mom, a musician and singer and I love to be out in nature or traveling to experience new places. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey to optimal well-being!