Healing Therapies for Awakening Wild Women in NYC

Meet katie

Katie is a multi-disciplined body therapist specializing in Craniosacral Therapy and Traditional Thai Medicine including herbal medicine, body alignment, womb-care and manual therapies. Drawing upon her own healing journey from chronic pain, emotional trauma and digestive dysfunction, Katie’s practice is focused on caring for the mind, body, and spirit holistically with an emphasis on a daily routine of self-care in order to maintain a healthy state of being versus waiting to "fix" a "broken" body. Applying knowledge from eastern and western traditions in her practice allows her intuition to meet scientifically proven techniques to relieve pain, encourage recovery and increase vitality in the body. A lifetime student of the healing arts, she is taught again and again the importance of compassion, self-love, and spiritual growth and incorporates these pillars of healing into each session. 

The power is within you to heal anything; you just need to believe in yourself.


Katie also goes by Kaiya and doesn't mind which name you use for her :)


About Kaiya healing arts


Kaiya Healing Arts is a company focused on engaging women in becoming aware of and healing their physical, emotional, and energetic bodies through self-love and positive body therapies. Katie's work is dedicated to creating a conversation with you and your body to discover the root of your pain and the solution to it. Katie has studied therapeutic massage, energetic healing and nutrition with the Natural Healing Institute of Naturotherapy; traditional Thai Massage and bodywork, herbal medicine, body alignment, and women's care with Woven Body Healing Arts in Richmond, VA and master healers in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Craniosacral Therapy with advanced practitioners from all over the country at Upledger Institute.

Katie's work combines these modalities, blending eastern and western traditions, allowing intuition to meet scientifically proven techniques to relieve pain, encourage recovery and increase vitality in the body. This integrative healing approach gives Katie's clients a bodywork experience that addresses both the physical body and energetic body. This allows them to find deep relaxation in a parasympathetic state during their session and promotes healing that continues to work long after their session is over. Subtle work like this engages with the many layers of tissues in the body, the deeply held emotions we carry, and working through life experiences to find the source of our pain.

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You can’t engineer an emotional, vulnerable, and courageous process into an easy, one-size-fits-all formula.
It’s an iterative and intuitive process that takes different shapes for different people. There is not always a relationship between effort and outcome in this process. You have to feel your way through most of it.
— From Brené Brown's Laws of Emotional Physics


  • Stress + Anxiety

  • Chronic Neck + Back Pain

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Scoliosis

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Spinal Cord Injuries


  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Post-Partum Depression

  • Life

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress + Tension Related Problems

  • Whiplash Associated Disorders

  • Immune System Dysfunction

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Herniated Disks

  • Degenerative Disk Disease

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries


What exactly do i do?

Bodywork. Emotional Release. Energy Clearing. Ancestral Healing. Body Literacy Lessons. Self-Love Rituals. Womb Healing. Inner Child Work.

Here are the containers for those processes…


Craniosacral Therapy

The CranioSacral System includes the brain, spinal cord, cranial bones, spine + sacrum and the nervous system. By encouraging the nervous system to drop into a parasympathetic state (rest and digest) deep healing can take place. CST is a complementary method of hands-on bodywork that works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources. Craniosacral Therapy can be done on a table or integrated within other bodywork. Katie practices on a table, and sometimes a thick, comfortable mat on the floor and for total ease the client remains fully clothed as this practice does not contain oils or creams.

Abdominal Therapy

The brain and the stomach are intimately connected as age-old sayings like "gut-wrenching feeling" tell us. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion — anger, anxiety, sadness, elation — all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut. A person's stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. Thai-based abdominal massage works through the layers of tension in the belly and surrounding structures releasing muscle tightness, stagnant emotion, encouraging healthy bowel function and lymph drainage. This work is indicated for anyone with a belly, birth, abortion, IUD trauma, PMS, PMDD, PCOS, Endometriosis & infertility.


Thai Herbalism

Hand-crushed organic herbs are steamed and applied to the muscles in a hand wrapped organic cotton compress to open up the layers, release tension quickly and soften the tissues. The aromatic medicinal herbs are transformed into the subtle medium of steam, opening up the pores and delivering the therapeutic benefit of the herbs into your entire body. The herbs are wonderful for general health, pain relief, cleansing of the skin, soft tissue injuries, detoxification, melting away knots and tension, fatigue, headaches, colds, respiratory complaints, emotional distress, and deep ailment. Compresses are used during abdominal therapy sessions and are available to take home and use for cramps + soreness.



Scraping is a removal form of healing — a sweeping of the area to remove heat and toxic stagnation. Scraping is most effective at relieving pain, tension, anger, frustration and trauma. The pressure is very soft and not at all painful — it is more like a flicking movement with a soft edged ceramic soup spoon. The repetitive movement at a medium pressure brings stagnant blood and any cellular debris being stored in the fascia to the surface where it can be flushed out with proper hydration and after-care. The minor "wound" then alerts the nervous system to send healing immune cells to repair the now softened and open area to restore the muscle back to its proper function.


Reiki + Crystal Healing

Reiki is energy work designed to ease mental and physical imbalance by using "universal life-force energy." The technique involves a calming series of hand positions placed on the body to allow attention to flow tense areas. The body subtly responds to these hand positions as they calm the central nervous system and ease muscular tension. Some may feel a regenerating and pulsing energetic effect while others sense lightness and peace. The addition of beautiful healing crystals brings a deeper sense of safety with their added weight on the body as they encourage negative energy to flow out and positive energy to be absorbed into the body. 



Fire Cupping is an ancient practice that is in essence like trigger point work. Cups are suctioned to the body using heat and lift the layers of the muscles off of one another draining the area, allowing space between the tissues, increasing circulation and thereby nourishing muscles and areas below. The increase of space between tissues, flow of nourishing fluid to the area and release of toxic build-up significantly decreases pain, increases range of motion and flexibility, as well as promoting better nerve communication to areas of tightness. Cups are placed after massage and can be moved along the areas of tightness or left for a period of time to allow for deep therapy.


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