This was my first time receiving a combo of Thai bodywork, craniosacral therapy and Reiki-- I had no idea what to expect when I walked into the room. I arrived feeling mentally frazzled and unsure of how much I would be ready to trust this new therapist who would have access to my body in such a deep way on both physical and energetic levels. I also was experiencing moderate back pain that had been bothering me for a while.
While I was uncertain how much I would enjoy the experience, as soon as we got rolling, I knew that I had made an excellent choice in working with Kaiya. First thing, she is hilarious! Her sense of humor really helped me feel comfortable and relaxed. Through our conversation before, during and after the session, I could see that Kaiya is friendly, fun, relatable, knowledgeable and wise. She shared some of her own experiences with me, which helped me to feel open and safe.
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.
The Thai components were simply delectable! I felt such freedom in my legs as she picked them up and moved them around, making them feel weightless. My body felt like putty --- in a good way. Imagine the benefits of doing yoga postures, without having to apply any effort, and still getting magnificent stretching.
Beyond the glorious putty moments of Thai, the craniosacral therapy, Reiki and other techniques Kaiya applied gave me a holistic experience. I felt like she worked on parts of me that had been needing nurturing for a long time, including areas that had experienced pain in the past but that I had temporarily forgotten about. Without even telling her about the shoulder pain that had been bothering me on and off for years, she went straight to that place, and MAN did she work those knots out! When she worked on my feet, which had recently dealt with some painful plantar fasciitis, it felt like they were being caressed with silk. And on the back of my head, I'm not sure what happened but I know that it felt pretty awesome! She also offered me beautiful nuggets of wisdom and insight about myself that she intuited through my body's language.
By the end of the session I felt so much more open, happy, relaxed and rejuvenated. Afterward, Kaiya explained a lot of the process to me and helped me to get a better understanding of all these awesome layers of dynamic happenings within my body. I learned so much and am so inspired to learn more about my body, energy and healing work.
When I left I felt like my feet were walking on clouds. The next day I noticed that my back felt looser and my chronically tight quads felt relaxed. I can't wait until my next session! —Anne T.