Saskia Coté, D.C.Ed
Our founder, Saskia Coté, D.C.Ed, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Teacher and Doctor of C.O.R.E. Education. Healing and learning go hand in hand for her and have been her passion for over 30 years. Saskia was called to the Holistic Health field after spending time at the Light Institute in Galisteo, NM. Her education continued back in the Netherlands studying Craniosacral with The Upledger Institute Europe in 1990. The next year Saskia moved from the Netherlands to Santa Fe, NM to study at the New Mexico Academy for Healing Arts. Having always enjoyed the educational aspects of her work, it is with that energy and intention that Saskia guides her classes, conducts her sessions and runs her business. Continuing her own personal and professional development by graduating in April 2008 as a Doctor of C.O.R.E Education. Saskia has designed numerous continuing educating courses that draw on her expansive education and experience. After leaving her position as the Director of Continuing Education at Cortiva Institute – Boston and Hoboken she continues teaching at The Massage School and Ganesha Institute, and is happy to help you with your healing process. She is proud to have served as the first female Chair on the Massage Therapy board of Massachusetts, and as a board member at Cancer Connection. She is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the MLD Institute I’ntl.
Susan is a craniosacral therapist, body worker and movement educator. She helps clients with chronic pain, injuries, postural issues, and stress, to move and feel better in their bodies. She practices Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a non-invasive therapy that engages the nervous system to support a client’s innate ability to heal. This practice helps resolve dysfunction and pain in a way that feels gentle and effortless to the receiver. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can be especially helpful for people working with stress, anxiety, or PTSD. The internal sense of safety and resourcing that BCST fosters helps clients loosen the grip of long-held patterns and imprints in the body. A bodywork session with Susan can include both light touch and deeper manual and myofascial techniques to help clients open “stuck” places, restore pliability and mobility to soft tissues, and support pain-free movement. She includes stretching and exercise/movement practices for clients wanting to explore these areas.
Susan worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in orthopedic outpatient care for 10 years, treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions and injuries. In addition to Craniosacral Therapy, she has studied many forms of bodywork including Myofascial Release/Structural Integration, Positional Release, Biosynchronistics and Thai Yoga Massage. She is an instructor at The Massage School, teaching kinesiology and pathology. Susan is a registered 500-hour yoga teacher. She holds the certification of Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy, and is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator through the Trauma Center and Center for Embodiment in Brookline, MA.
"Thank You Saskia for the healing meditation & for sharing your time & gifts with me! It definitely gives me lots to think about as I move forward with my relationships with others"
Valerie has been in the field of integrative practices for most of her life. She is the founder and principal of New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies where she still teaches approved continuing education in massage, reflexology, reiki, and yoga. Valerie is the former Coordinator of the Cape Cod Community College Massage Therapy Program as well as the education director of Cortiva Institute. She is also a practicing holistic health coach and a published writer.
"I believe every body has a story to tell. Working with clients is a dance that seeks to discover what each individual needs and then to assist that body in healing itself. It is my honor and joy to serve through bodywork."