I’m Katia – a highly motivated, detail-oriented pre-med honors student studying exercise physiology! I am a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner. I am also a certified Lifeguard and Recovery Specialist and have certifications in Food, Nutrition and Health!
I enjoy listening to and creating music, so if you’re lucky, you may have the option of listening to me play Kalimba as it soothes your mind and calms your senses – encouraging you to ‘melt’ into the Reiki table. If not the Kalimba, I may instead pull a card from my meditation deck to find the practice best suited to help YOU to relax and unwind.
Take a moment to breathe into the present moment as you take a journey through your mind, body, and spirit through this hands on (or off if preferred), ancient healing modality with me!
As a “latch key” kid, I never got to spend a lot of time with my parents as my dad worked in the day and my mom at night. Massage changed that. My mother, an RN who worked 11pm to 7am, would come home, get a shower and breakfast, and be on the massage table by 9am. Afterwards, we would actually hang out and go places! It was such a dramatic change in our lives that it might as well have been magic at work on that table. When I realized I had a talent for it too, I dedicated my life to it, making massage, and body work in general, my Art.
After high school I went right to Baltimore School of Massage and graduated in 1999. I have been working in all sorts of locations from Salons and fitness centers to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to working alongside chiropractors in my 20 years of experience. I have certifications in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Sound Massage, Reiki and Reflexology. I continue to expand my abilities all the time and research new ways to combine what I know for the best session I can offer. My goal is always to get to the root of the problem and find a way to solve it or make it less of an issue in someone’s life. No one should have to live with pain and if I, or anyone I know, can help reduce it or heal it completely, I will do my best in that endeavor.
On a personal note, I’m a fox spirit in a human body and love being creative in the weirdest way possible. I try never to repeat myself in word or deed and love all forms of chicanery! I speak in music and movie quotes and the more people are smiling and laughing around me, the better I am. I’m also one for getting my hands into crafts of all kinds and love exploring artistic expressions in movement.
As a student of life and an observer of my experience, I’m always questioning and challenging my beliefs in pursuit of my authenticity. This tendency aligns me with the natural rhythms that guide me through my life and all of the transformations needed to step into the next most integrated and whole version of myself. I’ve found over my life that the most important relationship I need to tend to is the one I have established with myself; my emotions, thoughts, sense of self, purpose and spirit. When I find myself connected with each of these, there is an ‘Inner Wisdom’ that emerges within me, anchoring me into the true nature of my being.
Following my intuition, I discovered my calling to the healing path. I find inspiration and purpose in channeling my spiritual perception to help others reconnect to their authentic nature and discover a healing potential that goes beyond just managing, balancing, or ‘getting rid of’ pain whether it is physical, emotional or psychological.
The conventional western thought is that we are all victims to life, we must do all we can to survive, and that’s life. What if there was a way to shift our entire beings to realize that there’s more to life than just survival? What if there’s a more integrated version of you, waiting to realize that this existence is meant for you to THRIVE and feel more empowered, free and whole? I’m here to show you that you are so much more than you think you are. I’m here to discover the extraordinary within each of us and guide others through deep transformational healing. This is the beginning of your ‘Welcome Home.’
I am a Professional Medical Reiki Master/Teacher & Practitioner. I began my Medical Reiki practice in 2008 at Upper Chesapeake Hospital’s, Cancer LifeNet Center. The program became so popular and successful; the center developed a Holistic Program and was awarded a grant by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I saw first hand the incredible healing power of this spiritual practice. Simple but profound!
I have studied and worked with Pamela Miles, a renowned Medical Reiki Master who pioneered the use of Reiki in conventional medicine. Ms. Miles has lectured in several medical schools across the country and has created in-hospital Reiki programs. She was invited to speak about Reiki on “The Doctor Oz Show” in January of 2010.
In 2009 Animal Reiki became an important part of my practice and I specialize in Equine Reiki Therapy. I am currently working in several barns in and around Baltimore County, Harford and Carroll County.