Kathrine is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco, NY where she received certification in Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy. She practices an integrated style of massage incorporating different techniques into one session such as Swedish, myofacial release therapy, neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, energy palpation and reflexology, providing a deeply healing and holistic experience.
Susan is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in the Kaia Signature, Swedish and deep tissue techniques. She became interested in the therapeutic effects of massage throughout the course of many years working as a nurse. She transitioned to a career in massage therapy in 2011. Yoga is an important part of her life and life’s work, putting her in sync with Kaia’s holistic philosophy.
Mikel is a Certified Rolfer and blends techniques learned in his studies beginning in 1995 of Rolfing Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Rolf Movement Integration, Visceral Manipulation, Thai Yoga Massage and Neural Integration into his practice of gentle and effective Bodywork. He strives to bring that same openness to the body to promote ease and balance of posture and movement and help people transform physical and emotional limitations.
Heather is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue work involving pain and injury relief. She incorporates a variety of techniques into her style in order to be most effective. Heather is continuing her education with certifications for Myofascial release, cancer and shiatsu. Her goals are to work in the medical community to bring relief to those suffering from health conditions.
Alicia graduated from Health Works Institute in Bozeman, MT in 2006 and became nationally certified in 2007. She is trained in a wide range of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, sports massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular/trigger point and Thai massage, blending them to create unique therapy sessions to help restore balance to the body and facilitate optimal tissue function and healthy range of motion. Alicia listens to her patient’s needs and will customize treatment plans based on individual needs. Alicia continues eagerly to further her education and training in an effort to further succeed at her vocation. Her most recent pursuit included training in several Ayurvedic therapies from the renowned Ayurvedic School of Ayurveda.
Elizabeth completed her first 200 and 300 HR teacher trainings in 2006 and 2007. She has continued her study including: Thai Yoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga. Elizabeth’s teaching is informed by her extensive education, her love of philosophy, and her understanding of the mind-body connection. Elizabeth began practicing yoga as a child after suffering a gymnastics injury. During her early years as a teacher she found a passion for anatomy and transformation which has led her to attain a Prenatal Certification and further study anatomy. Her fascination and connection with the human form is present in her classes, as well as her light-hearted approach. Elizabeth encourages beginners as well as advanced students to safely and joyfully approach their edge each and every time they come to their mat.
Alyssa is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Aromatherapist. Her unique East-meets-West massage combines Swedish, myofascial, and athletic massage, with acupressure, chakra balancing, polarity therapy, and aromatherapy. Her sessions are focused on the therapeutic applications of massage as determined by each individual's needs. An avid yoga practitioner for 11 years, Alyssa is particularly attuned to the proper alignment of muscles and joints in the body for optimal health. Alyssa is passionate about education and is currently a teacher’s assistant at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, where she herself was trained.
Krissy is a Chikara-Reiki-Do Master and certified Energy Therapy Practitioner trained in The Brennan Method, as well as a Spiritual Health Coach licensed through the Natural Therapy Board. She is a graduate of both the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Healing Institute. Krissy is a firm believer that we as humans are truly three parts – mind, body, and spirit – and her treatments integrate each, combining thoughtful discussions, relaxation techniques, and strong healing energies.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health from the University of Massachusetts, Casey became fascinated with holistic self-care, and the power of therapeutic touch through massage therapy. Casey has studied numerous forms of bodywork, including shiatsu, Swedish, athletic, prenatal massage, and reflexology. She believes that health is defined by how we live our lives mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and strives to improve her clients’ overall well-being through an integrated approach that honors the body’s intrinsic ability to heal.
Mark Gutkin L.Ac. MS is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He practices traditional Chinese and Korean (SuJok) style acupuncture incorporating Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na bodywork, Eastern Nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Mark specializes in post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain and arthritis as well as Digestive and Pre-/Post menopausal issues.
Lisa was certified by the American Reflexology Certification board in 2005 and previously studied reflexology in Hong Kong. In addition to specialized training, including hand and ear reflexology, the Father Josef Method, reflexology for cancer patients, and Vertical Reflexology for pain relief, Lisa is certified in reiki and has studied Bodytalk, jin shin jyutsu, and aromatherapy. She incorporates a variety of techniques into her sessions according to her clients’ needs, taking them on a deeply relaxing journey of self-discovery.
Sarah is a devoted and passionate esthetician who has a broad background in the beauty industry over the last 8 years. Working on skin as a makeup artist, she began to see the importance of skin health. She became an esthetician to achieve the knowledge needed to help clients feel and look their best. She believes in beauty through wellness, and has worked as an educator in the field helping other estheticians gain better product knowledge and skin health. She loves working on skin and with clients to help achieve their goals, and feel beautiful.
Marie-Laurence (Laura) is a French native speaker from Paris. She graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 1993 with the specialization in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. She has been exercising her dedicated expertise in holistic health to Fairfield County for the past 18 years throughout her professional practice as not only a reputable Massage Therapist but also as an engaging individual dedicated to alleviate pain and discomfort in a day and age which is in need of much relaxation and oneness.
Sachi is a Certified Rolfer who began her career in 1999 in Tokyo. Her studies include Rolfing Structural Integration, Rolf Movement Integration, Visceral Manipulation, Biomechanics and Ashibumi. She received her first Rolfing Series in 2002 and discovered that as her body gained integrity, her attitude toward life changed. She combines gentle manipulation with Movement Integration to help people start exploring new possibilities of being.
Lisa Marie graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1991. She has worked as a massage therapist in a variety of settings, including holistic health centers, day spas, chiropractic offices, and corporate environments. Lisa specializes in therapeutic massage, and draws from her experience working with professional athletes and also with cancer patients to provide relief during treatment.
Kim graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, where she received her certification in Massage and Hydrotherapy. She often integrates Swedish and Deep Tissue sessions with Shiatsu, releasing the body’s vital energy known as Chi. Being a certified Pre and Post-Natal Massage Therapist, she encourages expectant mothers to integrate these sessions with their practice.
June is a dedicated CranioSacral Therapist who brings a sensitivity and healing quality to her work. She sees the body holistically, and strives to bring balance to body, mind and spirit in her sessions. Also a certified massage therapist, she uses a variety of techniques such as swedish, deep tissue, myofacial release, and acupressure to achieve deep relaxation. June is also certified in prenatal massage, and is a registered Bach Flower Practitioner.
After years working in the publishing industry, Sarita was inspired to leave and explore a path that focused on improving overall health through therapeutic bodywork and stress reduction. She obtained her massage therapy license in Connecticut and New York over 10 years ago, and has been furthering her education ever since. Also a certified Reiki master, Sarita continues to study CranioSacral Therapy, reflexology, myofacial release, aromatherapy, and shamanic healing. She specializes in hot stone massage and common rotator cuff injuries.
Leigh Scott is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner from the Feldenkrais Institute in NYC. She is a licensed shiatsu Massage Therapist, health consultant and educator with 30 years in private practice. Her work covers stress management, recovery from illness or trauma and how neurological integration through a mindfulness-based practice affects our lives, our self-image and relationships, especially as parents. Leigh has a private practice as a parenting consultant as well.
Lou is a graduate of the New York Open Center’s Reflexology certification program studying with American Reflexology Certification Board director Wendy Coad. In addition, Lou has studied with Father Josef Eugster completing the FJM method, Ko Tan of the American Academy of Reflexology, and Oncology Nurse and Certified Reflexology Therapist, Susan Berenson. Lou is member of the International Reflexology Association and the Reflexology Association of Connecticut.
Nick is a newly Licensed Massage Therapist that is eager to make his mark in a career he knows emphasizes patience, understanding and caring. He graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport, CT. His goal for every session, and every client, is to provide unwavering attention and intent. The time you set aside with him is time he will dedicate completely to you. Nick’s hope is to provide you with not only an hour or more of relaxation, but a noticeable improvement in both the health and harmony within your body