Most people (and dogs) like their belly rubbed, especially when it hurts. There’s a thai massage protocol specifically for the belly and it is life changing! This article contains research from Harvard on the gut-brain connection, and how belly bodywork is beneficial to all humans!
When you need to "do the work" and that's less of a deep emotional reckoning and more like getting over the phone-fear to call the dentist... here's my top 5 self-care things that suck to do, but have the best return on investment I've ever seen!
One of my biggest struggles when I began to pay attention to my body, my diet, my habits and really becoming more self-aware was knowing where to begin. in 2014, going to my physician for excruciating stomach pain every time I ate ended with a recommendation for a pharmaceutical and "maybe you can try changing your diet. might help." My chronic back pain that began in 2008 was still flaring. I had little energy and severe depression. All of that is SO MUCH that it was hard to determine the first step to taking care of myself. My method of healing did not align with the traditional medical system in this country because I had lost my faith in it. Sometimes the most profound healing happens outside of doctors offices, sometimes it happens in them. It's all about where you place your belief and trusting your intuition on how to best take care of yourself and heal.
I've created a Self-Care Treatment Plan questionnaire and consultation process to really dig into what is going on with your mind, body and spirit and develop a plan for your self-care practice. Most physical and emotional health concerns can be prevented if we build positive habits and practices and strength in our immune systems and mental health. I LOVE THIS STUFF! Daily practices, to-do lists of all the things that make you feel AWESOME, discovering your favorite foods and why they're good for you, establishing a routine that says "my body is important to me." Because when we do all of that... when we do the work... that's when we are able to love and serve others unconditionally with more energy, compassion and fire for life!
This COMPLIMENTARY questionnaire, phone call/facetime and report are designed so help you see the possibilities of healing options including my services as well as other practitioners in New York City that do things that I can't (yet)-- like acupuncture, restorative yoga and herbal tinctures. There is NO obligation to invest in bodywork after doing this BUT if you decide you want to, you will receive $30 off your first healing session!
Ready to check it out?
PHILLY, 8.12, 1-3PM! Beginning with a guided meditation, we are going to cut the cords from the outside world and dive into deeper connection with our true selves. Intention setting, discovering personal ritual and creating your own custom ritual box... we will carve the space for you to lean into self-love and give you tons of tools to strengthen your practice.
I'm Kaiya. Katie. KTUN. KK. Kai. You name it, I will probably answer. Welcome to this space, there's a few things you should know about me while you are here. I am anti-hustle. I am pro-early morning snuggles. Dapples of sunlight filtering through sheer curtains feel magical to me. I'm a Pisces, Libra Rising and Moon in Virgo. I believe giving you that information tells you more about me than I could ever write here. I believe in all things magical, mystical, ethereal, and impossible because life has shown me that relying on expectations becomes the death of what is familiar, and trusting in the unknown will take you on an incredible adventure.
Healing + the arts have infused themselves into every ounce of my being-- my life and my business are one. My creative endeavors-- photography, bookmaking + painting-- help me integrate my healing work-- subtle energetic emotional release that unravels the binds of ancestral epigenetic patterns and allows my true self to emerge. I'm outrageously transparent + wear my heart on my sleeve because of this simple truth:
“I BELIEVE MY PURPOSE IS TO SHARE MY STORY + TO CHANNEL LIGHT, LOVE + HEALING TO OTHER WOMEN TO HELP AWAKEN THE DIVINE FEMININE WITHIN THEM.”
It's taken me an immense amount of pain, moving, wandering, heartbreak, loss, and feeling oceans worth of emotions to come to this. I realize it sounds outrageous and strange to some people. But to others... I feel like it's the message they've been looking for. I'm here to walk this path with you... the path of getting to know your true self, learning to love the wild woman hiding inside of you, embracing all of the beauty this earth has to offer us, and deepening the magic that we all have access to, but have lost through time.
So thank you for getting to know me a little bit, for giving me a chance to show you the possibilities of what this world has to offer. I would love to connect with you more and see where our paths take us.