KATRINA KOLETO

  • WA License #: MA60415582
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A liftetime of interest became my life's work

A lifetime of kinesthetic interest has led me to many body-focused pursuits throughout the years, including a dance minor in college, a year as a group fitness instructor, and several years as a Physical Therapy aide.

Eventually, ​I was working as a caregiver for a man who was partially paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. His Physical & Occupational Therapists and Massage Therapists taught me several bodywork techniques that I used with this client daily, to improve his function. Eventually, it...

A lifetime of kinesthetic interest has led me to many body-focused pursuits throughout the years, including a dance minor in college, a year as a group fitness instructor, and several years as a Physical Therapy aide.

Eventually, ​I was working as a caregiver for a man who was partially paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. His Physical & Occupational Therapists and Massage Therapists taught me several bodywork techniques that I used with this client daily, to improve his function. Eventually, it dawned on me that doing this bodywork with my client was my favorite part of the day, and that with a little training, I could make bodywork my primary occupation.

Unfortunately at that time, I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer, and in the midst of receiving treatments for that, I also broke my wrist in a scooter accident. The wrist was so painful I had to quit my caregiving work, and I took on a couple of part time jobs that were easier on my wrist. I spent the next two years trying to figure out what to do with my life if I wasn't going to be a massage therapist.

Then, one day, it dawned on me that I was sitting there cancer-free with a healed wrist, and that there was nothing stopping me from going to massage school. Within a year, I was enrolled at the Cortiva Institute, and in 2013 I became a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Washington. I began working right away, both in a supervised setting with others and in a part-time private practice, and in 2017, I left my position as an employee and transitioned to a thriving full-time private practice.

A lifelong dancer, with a college minor in dance, I found myself leading dance fitness classes in the late '00s. Eventually I joined the Seattle ecstatic dance community as both a dancer and a DJ. In 2018 I was a co-facilitator for an all-genders dance called Evolution, founded by my partner for life, Kevin Haggerty aka The Reality Doula, and me. We led the dance together for a year until his desire to work on his novel full-time took over his availability. From 2016 to 2021, I was also a co-facilitator for a dance I founded for women and nonbinary folks, called Moondance: A Gender-Intentional Dance, though we only met one time in 2019, due to my struggles with adenomyosis (which eventually led to a hysterectomy in November). I had hoped to lead more Moondance events in 2020, but given the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, Moondance ended up being held via Zoom only for a few short months during 2021. In spring of 2021, I retired permanently from Moondance in order to begin taking coursework towards becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. 

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WA # MA60415582

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Heather on Nov 19
This was the best massage I’ve ever received - tailored exactly to what my body needed. Katrina knows what she’s doing!!
by Anonymous on Nov 11
Highly recommend Katrina - she really listens and comes up with a treatment plan to meet your goals! Huge fan!
by Amir on Nov 09
Massages with Katrina make such a difference in my life.
by Rachel on Nov 08
Wonderful and healing massage with an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner.
by Molly on Nov 01
Katrina is a great massage therapist and I'm so grateful to have found her. I see her regularly to relieve tension in my back (and pain when it comes up) experienced from an injury and surgery. She listens closely to understand what I'm experiencing and works find the sticky areas to loosen things up for relief. Every time I see her, I feel like myself again afterwards.
by Douglas on Oct 29
Katrina is just marvelous. Super skilled and super caring. She'll take the time to meet whatever your needs are and your body and mind will both be better after a visit.
by Kylie on Oct 28
Grateful to have been referred to Katrina! Skilled. Fluid mix of techniques. Thorough. Thoughtful. Caring. Dedicated to ensuring a safe space - in every way.

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