Massage & Movement
Not enough can be said about the importance of establishing trust and safety in a massage session. Trust must be earned. If we can develop a safe and loving working relationship over time, with the first visit being ultimately the most pivotal in establishing a foundation to work from. I am happy to guide people through a process by taking the time the very first visit to talk and name boundaries with and around the massage and ask the client to do the same. This along with a good health history review can take up as much as 20 - 30 minutes of the very first session. It is well worth the time; the client will gain so much depth about the 90 minute massage and begin the trust building process that is absolutely crucial to the success of a good massage session relationship.
I am interested in your “story”, your past experiences with your body, aches and pains, traumas, and physical concerns and injuries. They are powerful and necessary to be heard and I will hold space for this “story” to be heard and validated.
Now I will begin to describe the process
"The body says what words cannot." Martha Graham
Deborah Cautela has been bringing humanistic psychotherapy, movement and bodywork to people of all ages since 2000. Deborah received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from The University of Southern Maine, and her Masters of Phenomenal Touch™ Massage from Leslie Bruder’s Institute of Phenomenal Touch™ in Colorado. Fascinated by the mind-body-spirit connection which allows people the opportunity to creatively explore any presenting problems or life situations through body awareness-based inquiry.
After years of working as a social worker and dancing she began weaving her skills into Phenomenal Touch™ Massage. Her first year she studied with Jeffrey Chaplin and Michelle Helms in Maine. Then she went on and studied three more years in intensive study of Phenomenal Touch™ Massage in Colorado with teacher Leslie Bruder. Deborah is a Master Practitioner, Approved by NCBTMB #400919-00.
Deborah dances the 5Rhythms™. She studied 5Rhythms™ Movement Therapy under Andrea Juhan, Ph.D in Switzerland, receiving certification from the Integrative Body Psychotherapy Institute (IBP) in 2009
Deborah is inspired by Phenomenal Touch™, 5Rhythms™, and Authentic Movement. Her intention is to offer support through compassionate listening, presence and skillful observation and inquiry. To support you and keep you connected to your body, happiness, overall health and wellness. She is committed to guiding you in your learning about your body and assisting you with your goals. No matter what your age or life situation, she believes that health and healing are possible.
Deborah founded Vila Movement Center in 2010 and was co-owner of The Maine Beehive from 2013-2016 in the Mid-coast of Maine. She lives in Camden with her husband and adult son. Her daughter lives in Tahoe, CA.
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Body and Somatic Therapies, Massage Therapy and Bodywork