Kaiya knows how to keep things light but also work deeply. Her hands were warm and her touch felt healthy, nurturing, loving and healing. She offered a balance of gentleness, strength, firm compression, kneading, clearing my energetic channels and moments of simply holding me in stillness.
If you've had more traditional massages before but never Thai, imagine all the pleasure of a very gentle yoga class with none of the effort of actually carrying your own body through the poses. Kaiya stretched out my limbs and muscles that I didn't even realize were tense until they weren't.
Kaiya was amazing; it felt like she was in conversation with my body in a language I don't know how to speak. I know my back hurts, but I don't know why a certain part hurts or what that means. It felt like Kaiya was listening to what my muscles were telling her, where they had been and what they needed, and then responding with an appropriate touch. I am still in awe at how her hands could find pockets of tension that I didn't know existed.
She was so open & kind in our correspondence before we met, that when we finally did meet it was as if we already knew each other. That kind of synchronicity continued throughout her practice, where it felt like we were communicating without even talking while we she worked on me.
I find this a much gentler and more blissful way to access a release of muscular and energetic tension. I've gone to Kaiya a few times and she only gets better every time. She has a great intuition for this work in following your breath and listening to how your body responds to the kneading, stretching, etc. and her presence is calming and made me feel very safe and supported.
I could tell by the way that Kaiya worked on the left and right side of my body that she takes an intuitive approach rather than a prescribed method. She gave me what my body needed because she could feel it.During the session I felt like our bodies were working together toward a common goal - for me to address my intention and experience deep healing.