Catalina Rahaianu, AAWC
Catalina Rahaianu is a Holistic Practitioner who uses traditional therapies from the east that are adapted to current health concerns. Her goal is to help individuals restore disease-free lifestyle and inner balance using Ayurvedic knowledge and techniques.
Therapies she offers:
Marma therapy (Acupressure therapy)
Yoga asana and Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Abhyanga or Ayurvedic massage is a traditional full body treatment that involves therapeutic massage techniques and specific acupressure points (marmas) to invigorate the body and mind and improve health conditions. Warm medicinal oils are customized according to your dosha or body type (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and the season. Read about the Benefits of Abhyanga Massage. In our modern times, abhyanga is very supportive for stress reduction, sleep disorders, blood and lymphatic circulation, mental alertness, joint pain, rejuvenation and anti-aging. Catalina tailors the treatments according to each individual health need
Her primary areas of focus include:
Stress and emotion management: Understanding each individual state of being, their constitution as per Ayurvedic criteria and their lifestyle, Catalina uses Abhyanga as a tool to assist and direct her clients into deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
Breathing: Proper breathing helps with calming the mind, anxiety, sleep, regeneration and rejuvenation of the mind. During the treatments she works with the individual’s breath patterns and guides them through proper breathing to obtain the desired results.
Pain management: Touch therapy has been proven to help alleviate a variety of conditions causing physical and mental pain. Ayurvedic massage is very effective in pain management such as: muscle tension, neck and back pain, headaches, sciatica, joint pain and sleep disorders.
Over the years she has seen tremendous transformation in people’s health and wellbeing through Ayurvedic treatments. Her passion led her to further explore both western and eastern systems of health and find common ground with tools to incorporate into her practice that are adapted to the 21st century lifestyle.
Catalina completed the 1500-hour program of Advanced Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor (AAWC) at CAISH, a 230-hour certification for Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage, Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher (YTT), (Ayu-Yoga), a 300-hour Ayurveda Yoga Therapy training from Jai Wellness and a 100-hour Marma Nadi Therapy Chikitsa from CAISH.