your healing can be gentle
Our goal is to integrate coherence + resilience in the body. First and foremost, we build trust and allow space for deep rest within the nervous system for a deeper healing to unfold.
We create a space for unwinding + reestablishing equilibrium. Gentleness, presence, stillness + curiosity serve as gateways where coherence reorganizes and remembers itself.
About the sessionS :
AN INTEGRATIVE + BIODYNAMIC cranio-fascial approach
I personally view the body through two primary lenses: the Craniosacral System's rhythm and the Fascial System's interconnective web.
We are guided and informed by primary respiration, the life-force that breathes all of nature into being. Through listening to these rhythms, we can gain insight into how the whole ecosystem of the body is relating and expressing itself and where it is requiring a new or different state of balance.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) utilizes subtle palpation and deep listening of the craniosacral tides through assessing movement of cranial bones, membranes and continual fluctuation of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the cranium and spinal column. By holding the body with gentle contact we are able to sense the inherent rhythm that permeates throughout the fluid matrix of the entire body.
Fascia is a fluid, continuous connective tissue that weaves through the entire body. Imagine a spider's web spanning from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head. It holds every organ, bone, blood vessel, muscle and nerve fibre in place, creating a dynamic of structural integrity and interdependent communication. It is a sensitive and responsive tissue in the body, it is designed to move with you. Fascia is the mycelial network of the human body.
This work is a harmonization of science and magic, instinct and intuition, somatics and soul. In approaching the body through the lens of innate intelligence, we view and relate to the body in a wholistic + visionary way. Each body is experienced as a masterpiece of intricate mechanisms and systems all expressing their essence in connection and communication with one another. Orchestrating a vibrant + poetic ecology, fertile with feeling, wisdom, creativity, and purpose... ever-changing, ever-evolving.
— Emotional Difficulties, Shock, PTSD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief
— Sleep Issues + Insomnia
— Post-Whiplash/Concussion Recovery
— TMJ, Migraine + Tension Headaches, Tinnitus, Vertigo
— Stress Disorders + General Overwhelm
— Immune System Boosting
— Chronic Pain Patterns + Chronic Fatigue
— OCD, ADD, ADHD, Autism
— Sinus Conditions + Allergies/Hypersensitivity
— Digestive Issues + Organ Rebalancing
— Being a Sensitive Human Being on Planet Earth
— Integrating A Deep Connection To Your Body
For new clients, a minimum of 3 sessions is preferred as each session evolves and builds upon another. It can take time and patience for the body to retrain, remember and deepen it's own healing.
We are moving past the paradigm of 'Healer Fixes Client', we work together to allow the unique healing arc to unfold. One session is better than none, though nervous system re-patterning requires patience and relative consistency.
As a sensitive being on this Earth, I have struggled most of my life with many different physical and mental ailments. No stranger to depression, anxiety and panic attacks - relaxation was difficult for my body to find in the past. My first and second appointment felt like rebirths - I'm not kidding. I can honestly say that the first 4-5 appointments brought about a deep and profound healing to my body that to this day, I am unable to explain. A healing that I have been "seeking" for upwards of 6-7 years through yoga practices/rituals/etc. Each appointment I partake in, brings about a deeper and deeper inner peace and clarity that I truly believed that I would never be able to access.
As someone who has suffered from chronic back pain and chronic anxiety for almost all of my life, Craniosacral massage gifted me with a coming back home to pleasure, joy and peace in this body. Touch hasn't always been something my body was able to receive well. For a long time, touch brought about hypersensitive feelings of discomfort and caused inner tension, thus increasing feelings of disconnection and pain. For years - I have lived at odds with my pain body but the gentle and subtle nature of Caitlyn's work was a powerful wake up call to the subtler senses in my body -bringing about a great inexplicable feeling of relief from the built up tension. As I continue receiving these treatments, I leave each appointment feeling this sense of relief and each week, I have found myself further able to carry this felt sense into my daily life. I no longer experience the chronic sciatic pain that plagued me for as long as I can remember. My mental state is clearer and a restful state comes to this body with more ease, less force, less tension. The subtle nature of Caitlyn's work has allowed my body to learn what it FEELS like to unfold into rest without force and to give way to sensations that I have not felt in years. This work has changed my entire world."