Kathie Straker is a certified BodyTalk Practitioner and has been practicing since 2009. Kathie's BodyTalk services are a wonderful complement to your massage. BodyTalk is designed to integrate all fields of healthcare to create a complete approach to health and well being.
With a view to respecting your body’s own needs and determining its priorities
for healing, your body’s natural healing response can be refocused to establish
better communication and synchronization within the body.
This allows the body parts to work together better as a team to recover from stress which ultimately allows healing to occur.
Our bodies are always giving us subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – messages. It’s our body’s way of telling us it needs something. Each scar, laugh line and injury has a unique story and a history. Your environment, your genetics, every choice and every experience in your life has contributed to your current state of health. BodyTalk looks at not just the symptom but all these factors….the “whole” person - emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and environmental influences – to reveal the true underlying causes of disease.
BodyTalk provides insights to the areas of your body that need attention. What might seem like an obvious problem to you is not necessarily the one your body wants to address first. This is the beauty of BodyTalk. It respects your body’s own needs and determines your body’s priorities for healing. It calms your nervous system so that once you recover from stress, your body can begin to work more efficiently and function more optimally. Then, by using a variety of non-invasive techniques, your body can begin to heal.
You will be asked to complete a health intake form. It is helpful to complete this form in advance of your first session so you can give some thought to its completion and provide as much information as possible as the more detailed information you provide, the deeper we can take your sessions. The form not only addresses past health issues but also personal issues involving your relationships - family, work, social and financial - as these kinds of things play an important role in your health. Also, other things may be addressed that you are not necessarily seeking healing for and it may become apparent when we check the intake form. The form can also be used to track your progress.
Kathie begins each session by creating a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere in which you will make yourself as comfortable as possible on a massage table. She encourages you to make every effort to be receptive to your session and to answer any questions that may come up during your session as honestly as possible. Kathie then begins to determine the areas of priority in your body mind by using a subtle form of muscle testing – much like the biofeedback method used in kinesiology. Determining the areas of priority is like your body mind telling its “story” to reveal the underlying issues that preceded the imbalances which manifested in your body and from which you are seeking healing. Once enough information is gathered and the story is complete, we tell the body to reprogram itself with gentle tapping. This is done first over the head to “wake” the brain up and get its attention, and then over the heart to “store” the changes by sending the information in the new programming via the blood which circulates throughout the whole body so that the appropriate changes can be made.
Sessions are gentle and relaxing and of course, always treated with complete confidentiality and respect.