Receive a Samacitta bodywork session
The body doesn’t lie. It is honest. The intention of the body is to simply be, to be as nature intended - to heal, to grow, to flourish and to follow and be directed by the natural innate cellular wisdom that is held within.
Influenced by yoga and ayurveda and by the natural tides of the sea and the rhythm of the breath Samacitta bodywork is a full body meditation using the healing art of touch, giving attention to the breath, to subtle movement, to sound and to essence. Long strokes with fluctuating pressure, depending upon the flow of the body. The purpose being relief, alignment, release and to restore to self. To discover and open the places where we hide and bury our secrets, so that we can release the old and create a newer freedom and spaciousness within. To let go of the fear, the shame, the anger, the thoughts and misdirected beliefs that create patterns and habits and that continue to pervade our sensory, cellular being from the inside out.
Katrina trained in AyurYogic bodywork and AyurBalance bodywork 13 years ago, prior to that she was giving ‘un-trained' sessions. She began her own journey into embodiment about 20 years ago following chronic illness and spiritual, physical and mental breakdown by age 27. Through bodywork grew the inspiration for being and for living again, from both receiving sessions, and from giving the power of touch and from the inner change that came as the result. It was through the art of touch and developing self and somatic awareness that she was able to really honour her true self and draw inspiration from the body's innate wisdom, and natural capacity to heal itself. With training in India from the teachings of master teacher Kusum Modak at Rasovai and then further training in with Ellen Watson from the Esalen®️ Institute in Esalen®️massage/bodywork - Katrina gives sessions today using different parts from each modality - creating a hybrid Samacitta session. It is an intuitive session on the table - fully-body deep bodywork including neck, face, hands, feet and belly: areas which are often missed and yet so vital to go deep into. The belly is the ‘brain’ of our cellular being and generates our core energy and life force/ agni or fire - and very often there are blockages here that have been buried for years and, that, after time and movement, can transform. Sessions can give a renewed sense of liberation and connection to our 'real' or true selves.
Bodywork sessions are 60 minutes or 90 minutes and if it is your first ever bodywork sessions then pre-booking a telephone consultation beforehand to get started is a good idea. This consultation is free and gives both you and the practitioner an idea of what you may need. Katrina gives sessions from a home studio in Puglia, Italy and in London periodically (every other month) - London sessions need to be booked well in advance, to allow for travel time and planning.