We often don't realize how our busy lifestyles take a toll on our bodies. The speed and efficiency with which we are asked to work and achieve isn't great for our nervous systems. Massage reminds our body and brain to slow down. This parasympathetic activation is what helps the body heal and recover from exhaustion, injury, and trauma.
As a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, I aim to:
create a safe and relaxing environment
invite more breath and rest
enhance body awareness
educate my clients about their anatomy and physiology
help the body recover from injury and/or trauma
improve posture, breathing, stress management and sleep
help foster an edified relationship to pain and discomfort
Hi I'm Kaitlin and I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist (#032773), physical theater artist and 4th-generation New Yorker. In addition to being a bodyworker, I am a professional pediatric hospital clown at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital. I strive to bring a similar joyful levity to my massage practice.
During our session together, my primary goal is to bring you to a deep, relaxed state where your brain, body and spirit can recover. I keep my massage work at a generally slow and steady pace to guide your nervous system back to its restful recovery tempo. Sometimes we forget how slow we can go! I also go slowly so I can listen to your body's response to my pressure and my technique. I definitely am not trying to force anything to happen here.
My aim is to provide a peaceful, calming, judgement-free zone where you can tune out the world and tune into yourself. I work diligently to cultivate a practice that is anti-racist, LGBTQ-friendly, trans-affirming, and trauma-informed. I look forward to meeting you and holding space for your internal discovery and healing.
Bachelors of Arts in Comparative Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy from CUNY Queensborough Community College Prenatal Massage Certification- MaMassage® Childbirth for Pros- BirthSmarter Myofascial Mobilization- John F. Barnes MFR Seminars Myofascial Release for Pelvis, Ribcage, & Head, Neck, Jaw- David Weintraub