Wellness has been a passion for Kathryn for over 25 years.
Kathryn's first career was in Information Technology. Several years into her career, in an effort to address her own health issues, and with no success with conventional medicine, she became interested in natural food and alternative healing. She left I.T., and began working in a local health food store while exploring alternative modalities for dealing with her health. In the course of her exploration, she acquiring her advanced teaching certification at Integral Yoga Institute in New York, where she later joined the teaching staff. A few years later, she received her certification in Massage Therapy at The Lauterstein -Conway School in Austin, Texas.
Kathryn's training in Massage and Bodywork includes:
Certification in Massage Therapy at The Lauterstein -Conway School in Austin, Texas.
Deep Muscle Massage with David Lauterstein at The Lauterstein -Conway School.
Advanced Anatomy & Pathology at the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies.
Pregnancy Massage w/Tim Holt et al. @ East West Massage School, Sebastopol, CA.
Hydrotherapy - Staff training at The Spa at Montetito Heights, Santa Rosa, CA.
Hot Stone Massage- Staff training at The Spa at Vineyard Creek Inn, Santa Rosa, CA.
Cranial Sacral Balancing with Keesha Standley at the Massage Therapy Institute, Davis, CA.
Thai Table Massage with Tim Holt at the Massage Therapy Institute, Davis, CA.
Pregnancy Massage with Bridget Scadeng @ Massage Therapy Institute, Davis, CA.
CranioSacral Therapy I with Eric Moya CST-D at Upledger Institute International..
CranioSacral Therapy II with Eric Moya CST-D at Upledger Institute International..
SomatoEmotional Release I (aka CranioSacral Therapy III) with Tim Hutton CST-D at Upledger Institute International.
SomatoEmotional Release II (aka CranioSacral Therapy IV) with Chas Perry Ph.D., CST-D at Upledger Institute International.
Cranial Sacral Balancing-Unwinding with Jim Gilkeson at the Massage Therapy Institute, Davis, CA.
The Gokhale Method with Ester Gokhale at the Gokhale Institute, Palo Alto, CA
In addition to advanced training in Massage and Bodywork and in CranioSacral Therapy, Kathryn has had the opportunity to add to her understanding and experience in healthful living by attending Bauman College in the Nutrition Consultant program. Here she has had the opportunity to fine tune her knowledge in the area of nutrition, with a philosophy of optimal health-incorporating healthy, balanced, organic food, based on Dr Bauman's Eating For Health™ model.
She has also spent considerable time studying the facial exercise programs of several well know instructors, and combined them with the face, jaw and skull techinques used in CranioSacral Therapy, to develop an approach to face, jaw and head pain with superior results.
Kathryn's unique combination of training and experience, coupled with an intuitive and compassionate nature, make her especially effective in addressing the health needs of her clients.
Kathryn specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and CranioSacral Therapy for chronic pain relief with a focus on chronic neck and shoulder pain, facial pain, jaw pain, TMJ, and low back pain, headache and migraine relief. This, in addition to over 10,000 hours of experience in modalities geared toward relaxation, including Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Bodywork, make her a good choice for both relaxation massage or therapeutic bodywork.
Kathryn also advises on diet, specializing in metabolic syndrome,weight and body concerns, eating disorders/disordered eating, and women's nutrition including PMS and menopause, as well as exercise and lifestyle modifications.
Kathryn is an avid cyclist, hiker and yoga practitioner and student of Pilates. She loves travel -currently planing a trip to Croatia - and lives in Sonoma County with her husband, Patrick, and their 2 cats, Tasha and Chai.
CMTC # 29329 - California Massage Therapy Council
ABMP # 779705 - Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
IAHP - International Association of Healthcare Practitioners