Bodywork | Massage, Craniosacral + Alexander Technique
sometimes you need a little help from a friend…..
Experience the Benefits of Bodywork
improve your circulation and flow of energy
increase your body awareness
enhance your sense of freedom and spaciousness in your movement
activate your body’s natural healing response by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
A barefoot massage modality that utilizes a strap fastened to the table to deliver deep therapeutic and myofascial techniques. Sarga works as a method to “comb out” fascia which leads to less restriction in movement, hydration of the tissues, and elongation of muscle fibers. It is also beautifully relaxing and will reconnect you with your body.
If cancer is part of your story, it is imperative that your LMT is trained in oncology massage. Without proper knowledge, there is a real risk of harm for the client. Oncology massage offers respite, connection, and tranquility, and has the potential to decrease nausea, result in better sleep, and decrease pain and discomfort.
Myofascial release addresses fascial adhesions where pain and blockages of energy can occur. Like Myofascial work, Craniosacral Therapy can help to release trauma, activate the parasympathetic nervous system, and increase healing time.
Structural Integration uses manual therapy techniques to help you feel more aligned with gravity and explore the possibility of change in how you use and experience your body. Through education, awareness, and therapeutic touch, you can release painful, stressful patterns of tension and experience optimal movement.
Structural Integration is based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.
This session draws from traditional Swedish massage, shiatsu, and Reiki with a goal of creating relaxation and peace. This session will take you out of the “go go go” mentality and allow for nourishment and repair to take place.
Cupping is an ancient technique from China that is also a type of myofascial release. Using round glass or silicone cups, a vacuum is created where the cup is placed on the body to stretch muscles and fascia. Cups stay in place for 5-20 minutes. This technique can help to stimulate circulation, reduce pain, improve breathing issues, stimulate digestion, and improve sleep.
CONTEMPORARY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Using light touch and verbal cueing, Beate guides students in seated, standing, and everyday movements to discover new ways of being “in the flow” of life with stregth and ease, and awareness of existing patterns. Because habits often create discomfort, pain, and imbalance, changing these patterns through awareness often diminishes discomfort, and fosters a renewed sense of joy, freedom, and balance. This hands-on technique can help to reduce pain and tension, improve ease and freedom of movement, and enhance overall health and well-being. On a profound level, the discipline explores the possbilities of who we each can be, using the vehicle of movement.
Contemporary Alexander Technique is based on the work of F.M. Alexander, and influenced by the teachings of Robyn Avalon.
Caitlin Couture, LMT (she/her)
Caitlin’s bodywork runs the gamut from deep, therapeutic myofascial work to shamanic Reiki. Her blend of intelligence and intuition, discrimination and devotion allows her to choose just the right treatments to support her clients. She intuitively understands the interconnectedness of our physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies and will work with you to find balance, ease, and a sense of home within.
Caitlin’s is honored to offer Swedish-based relaxation massage, Sarga bodywork, Shamanic Reiki sessions, safe and soothing massages for oncology patients, and gentle touch for those at the end of their lives. While very different in their approach and techniques, all of these modalities have the capacity to relieve stress and pain, and increase inner expansiveness and ease. She finds great joy in empowering clients in their journey back to connection with themselves. Her sessions are tailored to the individual, and she describes them as specific and sacred.
Beate Kilber (she/her)
Beate is a native of Germany with a background as a professional dancer, Waldorf language teacher, and massage therapist. Her personal journey with the Alexander Technique allowed her to free her body from years of chronic pain.
Beate’s style of Contemporary Alexander Technique was born out of a lifelong passion for the human body, movement, Argentine Tango and teaching. These passions all come together in these personalized movement-oriented Alexander Technique lessons. She loves teaching all variety of students looking for more ease, flow, and balance in their movement and lives.
What People Are Saying
“I started with a 30 minute massage but definitely knew I wanted to book a 90 minute one for my next appointment. It was so soothing, and Caitlin makes you feel immediately welcomed and relaxed. After seeing her for a few sessions, I’m more aware of my body posture and how I’m holding myself which is alleviating my work-related pain.”
“I left my session with Caitlin feeling more free in my physical and emotional movement. She unlocks doors that have been closed for a while and need to be aired out! Since starting my work with her, there is a freedom in my heart and my soul.”
“You know when you meet someone and you instantly feel at ease? That is how I feel EVERY TIME I have a session with Caitlin.”
“Beate is so informed and sensitive, and the two hours packed so much punch! I’m still enjoying the benefits and thinking about those two hours.”
– Jane Friedland
“Absolutely wonderful massage experience! Caitlin is thoughtful and intuitive, an excellent listener, and has great skill and passion for her job. I highly recommend you put your back in her hands!”
–Rachel Gilbert Falkowski
“My massage with Caitlin was wonderful. She asked interesting and important questions to ensure I was to get the massage I wanted. I left feeling relaxed and at peace. Thank you for your expertise Caitlin!”
We acknowledge and express gratitude for inhabiting and working on the indigenous homelands of the native tribal peoples of the Pacific Northwest.