Licensed Massage Therapist MA 60325881
About Gepina Caterina
She has studied internationally in South Africa, Hawaiian Islands, Thailand and the U.S.
Gepina is well versed in essential oils and self-care practices for clients, based upon their needs.
My mission is clear, to change lives.
Dear Cohesive Family Welcome aboard, set your sails to align into the direction of your dreams and TRUST THE PROCESS!
I never thought I would be here today typing on my wellness center website while juggling my 5-year-old toddler and hiring employees and being totally in love with the process of my work, bringing light into the eyes of our clients, giving them their first ah ha! IT was important to me that the detox methods I offered not only made sense, but where things we could actually implement easily daily within the structures of our life not just around them.
Because whoever “gets around” to self-care, you got to get into it and to get into its self-care needs to be part of the fabric of your life and our family’s sphere of functional lifestyle. Where the balancing act is no longer just an act when it becomes an experience, we can honestly enjoy.
Profound and Pivotal Influences of My Life
My Beloved Mommy Elaine Influenced me in profound ways introducing me to bodywork and the use of essential oils, crystal and energy work at a very young age. She regularly practiced bodywork on all her children from the day we were born.
Her wise wisdom raised us through Rudolf Steiner schooling where alternative forms of learning are readily studied, painting drawing and dance an impeccable part of school from day one of kindergarten. Our home was a large lot of farmlands overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Our play friends are animals, the nature is still my home place no matter where I go.
Anjali also introduced me to raw foods and live food nutrition. she found the Gerson clinic in Big Island Hawaii where I learned the depth of juicing and cleansing, that was a profound support my mom in her cancer process. Anjali worked at the clinic side by side Maya Baylac and inspired many patience with her love and food including our Mommy, where we took care of her together in alternating shifts in her final days, following the rigorous Gerson schedule of enemas and juicing with her.
My earrings and necklace in the picture are my first ever purchase through massage funds. I was very excited at 16! I find that flowers and life come from absorbing all the good things that exist and transforming all the challenges into opportunities for growth, change and sharing.
~ Love Your Therapist Gepina Caterina
The Cohesive Therapy Working Team IS a Family!
Mission statement – To Educate and Empower Women in the World of the Unique Approach of Cohesive Lymphatic Drainage Massage Techniques. Benefiting women and mothers through life’s challenges and recovery from medical treatments, and women’s health issues while supporting women’s Wellness, recovery, and prevention. We believe that the impact of our treatment has the potential to heal families starting with helping mothers and women get the self-care, and self-love they need. Our Approach is rooted in a culture of self-love, self-care education healing both the women and their families with skillets to apply in our daily lifestyle, allowing our treatments to reach far beyond the treatments themselves.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
Meet the Team
Ms. Gepina Caterina
Gepina Caterina Licensed Massage Therapist MA 60325881 Founder Creator and and practitioner of Cohesive Massage Therapy DBA Cohesive Therapy Healing & Rejuvenation Center.
My passion for comfort and pain relief and palliative care and recovery runs deep, Inspired when her mother was diagnosed with Breast cancer the experience created the seed and insight for The Cohesive Therapy Approach making the cornerstone of her profession a commitment of compassion and care.
Currently Gepina’s passion is being Mom with the family, making sure all our clients feel individually and uniquely cared for form their first call with Cohesive Therapy. Working from home running the full time administration and client care as well and building and training all therapists in the Cohesive Modality to best serve you!
She has studied internationally in South Africa, Hawaiian Islands, Thailand and the U.S. At the age of 16 she became certified with the Red Cross for Home care, and studied directly with Dr. Iqbal Badit from India in the practice of Indian Head Massage techniques learning to revitalize the brain spine and internal organs. And practiced this technique at Holistic fairs through out Cape Town, South Africa.
She Graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage at age of 19 and has since had extensive continuing education and been certified and well versed in Thai Massage, Lomi-Lomi, Hydrotherapy, Hot stones, Deep tissue, Certified in Advanced Medi-cupping, Advanced Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Certified in John Barnes Myofascial Release Technique, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Spa modalities, Essential oils and Self Care practices for clients.
She has taught the Cohesive Lymphatic drainage course at well known Universities in workshop form with University of Western States, has a ongoing teaching role with Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy teaching the TMJD (Intra-oral Curriculim and certification course for Washington.)
Miss Caterina started her practice in Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana in 2002 and has practiced Meditation for a decade and attends regular intensive yoga workshops with masters of Ashtanga and has sat and served nationally on numerous Vipassana silent meditation retreats. Spend much time in prayer and graitude with faith that all things are truly connected and we all have the ability to change our lives right now positively with this insight and action into them!
Yulisa Cordero (She/Her/Hers)
Talent: Deep work, intent to fix and heal, curious and creative in her style. Firm and strong with pressure.
Hello, I am Yulisa Cordero, I am one of the therapists here at Cohesive Therapy. I began my massage journey at a very young age and learned the majority of the techniques I use in massage from my grandmother (Susana), who has now passed away. She used to tell me “hands were made for a reason and some were made to heal; not everyone can do this, to heal a body from within, from above the surface is a special gift so don’t let it slip away.” And I didn’t.
Cohesive Therapy is a place for everyone! I’m happy to be a part of this family; healing everyone who steps through our doors and leaving a better you. I wish to bring my knowledge to each one of you, in hopes of a better lifestyle and self-care at home. Cohesive therapy is an experience you will never forget! I look forward to meeting you soon.
Talent: Intuitive, therapeutic, and thorough.
Aloha, I’m Corrin. I am very proud to be a part of the team here at Cohesive Therapy where each session is uniquely catered to clients’ needs.
I’ve always been interested in the mind, body, and spiritual healing. To be able to assist others on their own healing journey in these areas is a joy.
I am very passionate about the kind of bodywork we do here at cohesive therapy specializing in lymphatic drainage and getting to educate our clients on at-home self-care techniques.
I also am passionate about being the best mom I can be for my son. I love creative outlets such as arts and crafts. I love to paint! Also nature and gardening
Talent: Intuitive, therapeutic, and thorough.
Talent: Soothing, good listener, detailed in treatment and thorough, compassionate and caring in touch,
I enjoy working in cohesive therapy because of the variety of healing tools we have to help others. The signature Cohesive Style allows me the freedom to utilize the cohesive style Hot stones, Gua Sha, dry brushing, and Medi cupping are all of these tools that are effective in healing. Another thing I enjoy is seeing the progress in the clients after every session the clients come back changed showing signs of progression in their body and mind. There is no other place like Cohesive H&R and for that, I am grateful to be a part of this team and assist others through their recovery process.
Compassion and Love to Nourish your Soul
No, we aren’t joking. We have traveled the world learning the best massage techniques. From our training, we have designed a holistic and healing massage experience our clients rave about. Our intuitively designed massage is taught to all our massage therapists for a superior experience every time.
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Cohesive Therapy Signature Services
Main: (360) 904-4999
2400 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA 98663
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