About Katy

About Metta Health and Wellness…

Metta Health and Wellness is a holistic health practice that utilizes somatic experiencing and osteopathic bodywork modalities to heal your body and to help connect you with all parts of yourself- emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual. When you do this, an alchemy happens. This process helps you transform physical pain and dis-ease, helps your life to flow smoother, and helps you to feel more connected and free.                                                                                                                      
My own journey with this work began in my twenties as I began to explore what made me feel truly at home. I explored various spiritual traditions, healing modalities, lifestyles. I was always looking for that feeling, the one where I felt peace, connected, alive. The ones that really stuck with me were those that connected me with my body. I found when my body felt relaxed and in tune, I was able to really access that feeling. This led me to study yoga and massage therapy. I went on to practice Vipassana meditation, which though a quiet sitting meditation, was centered exclusively in the body.                                                                                                                       
                                                     
As I continued to grow and evolve and gain various life experiences, my path led me to Osteopathic bodywork. After throwing my back out in my late twenties, I was at a loss. Massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga did nothing to get me out of pain. As years went by and my pain worsened, I got more and more exhausted and down-trodden. I missed feeling at home in my body. Upon a recommendation I ended up going to a practitioner of osteopathic bodywork. My body responded almost immediately. I was blown away. The work was so subtle and yet I had incredible results, feeling less pain and more balanced almost immediately. I was so impressed, I pursued a course of study in Craniosacral Therapy and Orthobionomy (both Osteopathic bodywork modalities- click here for a description of Osteopathic bodywork). I began working on clients with body pain: back, neck, joint pain of all kinds. The Osteopathic bodywork gave me skills to communicate with bodies the way I always wanted to. As my work deepened I came to witness first-hand how interconnected the body and one’s state of being truly were.                                                                                                                              
I honed in on this awareness and began to focus on deepening my somatic awareness in my own body and that of my clients. After giving birth to my son, these practices really came in handy! Not only was my birth and recovery very difficult, a whole new level of “issues” I thought had been addressed in therapy and personal development work over the years reemerged. It was only when I had the time and space to pay attention to the messages of my body that I began to unravel these patterns and begin to not only heal my body, but gain a whole new perspective on how to live from a place of personal responsibility, integrity, and connection.                                                                                                                                           
Whether you are in a place of physical pain, emotional imbalance, nervous system overload, and/or you just need some help to get to the place where you want to be, there is a way to connect in and free up. With the body as our roadmap, it is my joy to help you find that sense of home in yourself.

(805) 748-0352
katyyurcheshen@gmail.com