Welcome! Inner Ocean Wellness in the Comox Valley, BC offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Relational Somatic Counselling/Therapy - both gentle, effective and non-invasive ways to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Let these extraordinary modalities help you heal, revitalize and find your inner peace.A safe and caring space supporting you to release tension, stress and trauma and restore your vital flow and resilience!
"Kaili is a gifted practitioner representing this healing art." Dr. Patrick Watson ~ Ocean Chiropractic
Hi and thanks for finding your way here, I'm Kaili!I am a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner (BCST) and combine my trainings in Early/Developmental Trauma and Relational Somatic Therapy/Counseling into my approach. I am also a certified facilitator of Open Floor Therapeutic Dance practice and offer workshops that combine embodied movement, creative inquiry, and somatic awareness in nature.My passion and awe for the extraordinary practice of Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and the Somatic Healing Arts are ever expanding as I continue to witness the profound healing benefits and outcomes unfold in both my clients lives and my own.I began studying Somatic Therapy fifteen years ago and discovered Craniosacral Therapy on my own nervous system healing journey after a period of stress, burnout, loss and grief. I experienced the uncomfortable symptoms of chronic pain, a dysregulated nervous system with anxiety/depression, a compromised immune system, and digestive issues.Regular Somatic & Craniosacral Therapy sessions, a lot of time spent in nature, and slowing way down to feel and be - were all essential components of helping me heal my relationship to my self and my nervous system. I have a strong affinity for water, being attuned with rhythms and connecting with stillness and spend as much time as possible in or beside bodies of water. I have always felt deeply connected and most like myself in nature and enjoy the deep sensory-based conversations that emerge when interacting with landscapes.It is my experience that nature resonates a quality of inherent wholeness and interconnection back to us, and that Somatic & Craniosacral Therapy have the same affect.
I have twenty plus years experience working in the field of holistic health and wellness and feel honoured and grateful to compassionately support others in finding relief from challenging symptoms and recconecting to their inherent health and bodies wisdom.I place a strong importance on creating a safe, kind, and compassionate container for our work together.I believe that when we honour and integrate the stress, trauma and pain, we can move into life with more vitality, skills and choices. I have the utmost trust and respect in our ability to heal and move towards possibility and growth.
STUDIES & TRAINING
~Relational Somatic Therapy/Counseling with Mariah Moser, Opening to Grace (2023-2024)~Certified Transforming Touch Therapy Practitioner. Touch work for chronic stress and developmental trauma, work of Stephen Tyrell (2020)~Completion of 'Healing Pre-Birth and Birth at any age' with Mia Kalef, 6 week course (2021) Miakalef.com~Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner, Two year program with Body Intelligence Institute (2018)~Extensive studies with Susan Harper of Continuum-Montage learning a wide range of skills and inquiry in the fields of movement, emotions, shock and trauma resolution, dreams, perception, and relationship. (2017-Present)~Certified Open Floor Therapeutic Dance Facilitator, Two Year Program Open Floor International (2016)~Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Simon Fraser University (2013)~Intensive studies in The Hakomi Method through workshops in Vancouver BC (2012)~Homeopathic Medicine 2 years of study at the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy (2005)~Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor for 15+ years (2005)PLUS facilitation of many yoga, therapeutic dance and somatic nature and movement workshops in British Columbia; including sessions in Vancouver, Squamish, The Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center in Paradise Valley, and the Hollyhock Leadership Center on Cortes Island.Visit my Nature Body Flow movement website here:
"I had amazing results from my Crainosacral session with Kaili. I was suffering from neck pain for several months. After a couple sessions with Kaili, who I found to be very calming, peaceful and sensitive, I experienced much more mobility in my neck’s range of motion with no pain. I am so grateful and pleased. I would highly recommend a session with her." ~ Kate Dixon, Nurse Practitioner
"Settle into the here and now.
Reach down into the center where the world is not spinning and drink this holy peace.
Feel relief flood into every cell. Nothing to do. Nothing to be but what you already are..."
Craniosacral therapy and Relational Somatic Therapy support the regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which underlies every aspect of our physical, emotional, and psychological functioning.
Kaili incorporates both Craniosacral Therapy and Relational Somatic Therapy/Counseling into her approach, however if you would like to book in for a Relational Somatic Therapy session without Craniosacral that is welcome. Both somatic modalities skillfully integrate body awareness, neuroscience, attachment theory, and an understanding of the nervous system to support growth and change. Please see Bookings page for options and session fees.Do you find yourself carrying the weight of stress, struggling with physical discomfort, or seeking a deeper connection between your mind, emotions and body? If so this may be the right fit for you.
Somatic & Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can help you if you are or if you have:Experiencing stress and anxiety
Unresolved trauma from birth, accidents, stress of life
Bodily tension and pain
Structural and postural imbalances
Experiencing emotional overwhelm
Going through major life transitions (moving, separating, becoming a parent, grieving etc.)
.How you might benefit from a Somatic & Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Session:Increase energy and vitality
Relief from stress, anxiety, depression
Release body tension & move blocked emotions
Quiet the mind
Greater health and well-being
Realignment of structure (without manipulation from outside; instead, shifts may occur from the inherent intelligence within)
Greater hormonal balance
Resolution of trauma, birth patterns, accidents or injuries – easily and gently
Feeling more connected to your self with more peace, ease and presence
It is important to note that while a single session can have noticeable effects, more commonly it takes multiple sessions to achieve the results you are seeking. To start I recommend my discounted 3 package session, with each session booked about 10 days to 2 weeks apart.
RELATIONAL SOMATIC THERAPY is rooted in the understanding that emotional experiences are intricately woven into the fabric of our physical being.Relational Somatic Therapy (RST) supports clients to meet their inner lives in a fresh way. RST uses the body as a resource to gather more information about ones lived experiences, often through sensation, imagery, metaphor, and movement. Anything that appears is welcomed into an attuned and safe space, where transformation and healing can take place. We track the nervous system for what survival responses -flight-fight-freeze-fawn- may be stuck and are ready to move through and complete in a relational way.Through this mindful exploration, individuals gain insights into their emotional states and can work towards releasing stored tension and outdated patterns. The strength of somatic therapy lies in its ability to access information, insight, perspective, and healing directly from the body.
"I loved, loved, loved my session with Kaili. I have told so many people about it since. But specifically regarding myself, I have slept ever since seeing her! I am so grateful for what she did. My session helped tremendously." Paula Purcell ~Registered Clinical Counsellor
What is BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY and how does it work?Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) supports the whole body and is especially beneficial for the nervous system. Developed out of Osteopathy, BCST is gentle and utilizes the inherent self-corrective mechanisms of the central nervous system and the underlying forces of the body as a therapeutic tool for healing.The client remains fully clothed and the touch is light and still. The therapist uses gentle, precise touch to aid the body in releasing restrictions and tension patterns; and redistributing its internal resources to resolve a variety of conditions. By orienting to the slower craniosacral rhythms, which are responsible for promoting maintenance, healing and regeneration, the craniosacral therapist encourages the body to restore balance and health.Unresolved stressful or traumatic experiences may be held in the body and restrict our natural capacity to heal. However the body contains a profound wisdom that knows exactly how to heal, given the right conditions.We believe that health is never lost no matter what the ailment. We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the “always available health” in the body to assist the system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports greater ease and helps the body decrease symptoms.What to expect durring a treatment:During the session, you may:-Relax so deeply that you fall asleep
-Enter a quiet meditation-like state
-Feel as if you are dreaming while awake
-Experience memories or insights while on the table
-Enjoy a pleasant sense of warmth, softening, widening or floating
-At times, you may experience other kinds of sensations as energy that has been held in the body is released. If this occurs, just stay present with your breath and bodily sensations and allow this energy to discharge.The session quite often involves a process of letting go of patterns that inhibit your health and vitality. Once these patterns begin to shift, the therapist may notice changes in your fluids, tissues, bones and potency. You may experience a sense of integration in your body, mind and spirit.At the end of the session, you may:-Feel relaxed, but also energized
-Find yourself breathing more fully and deeply
-Stand straighter and taller
-Feel more comfortable in your body
-You may be surprised to feel a new sense of peace and ease as you leave the office to return, renewed, to your life
-Notice an improvement in your sleep patterns."Kaili is such a warm, kind and empathetic practitioner. She has a calming presence and she is playing an important role in my healing journey. I am so glad I found her! The location is gorgeous and peaceful, tucked in the trees. I highly recommend seeing Kaili for craniosacral. ~Dana Murphy"
"Peace is this moment without judgment. That is all. This moment in the Heart-space where everything that is, is welcome. Peace is this moment without thinking that it should be some other way, that you should feel some other thing, that your life should unfold according to your plans." ~Dorothy Hunt
BOOKING & RATES
"Kaili is a skilled, empathic, and compassionate practitioner. In addition to her many years of training in different somatic therapies and practices, she embodies a kind, gentle, and deeply intuitive presence that immediately puts her clients at ease and helps them deepen into the body's natural healing process. Highly recommended!" ~Sobhanā Dilani Hippola
* I am currently working from my studio on Dragon Fly Farm in Dove Creek located at 5140 Condensory Rd.
CRANIOSACRAL RATES:Initial appt: 60-75min session ~ $120Follow-up visits: 60min ~ $110$90min ~ $160RELATIONAL SOMATIC THERAPY SESSION - half price $60Special Craniosacral Healing Bundles:3 Sessions $3005 Session $500Please inquire if you need a sliding scale option, I have a few spots available by waitlist.*Packages are non-refundable however they can be transferred to another if you are unable to use.Rates include GST
Payment is by CASH, E-TRANSFER to (email@example.com) or PAYPALCancellation Policy:
Please provide 24 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment.
The full fee will apply to late cancellations and missed appointments.GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE - PLEASE CONTACT ME TO PURCHASE.
Please avoid wearing strong artificial scents to your treatment: hair products, body spray, perfume etc.If you can't find the time you're looking for please contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-892-4507, and I will most likely be able to accommodate you.**Please note: there is a small kitty that periodically wanders through the Dove Creek studio, if you are allergic this may not be the best space for you.
"Kaili has an incredible gift of helping people access their own capacity for nervous system healing. I found Kaili at the recommendation of my doctor, as I have been struggling with post-concussion syndrome and experiencing almost daily migraines. At the first visit Kaili explained what she does clearly, answered all my questions, and helped me to feel safe. She was able to lead me out of fight or flight mode and chronic pain, into a peaceful state. Each time I went back my body responded faster to Kaili’s touch, moving easily into that calm state. I am so glad I found her, she has been the missing piece in my recovery journey. ~Katrina R."
"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well."~ Hippocrates
I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the K'omoks First Nation.Thank you
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Dove Creek Location: Dragon Fly Farm 5140 Condensory Rd.
Studio is on the far left, please park in front, and you can enter through the side gate with the Inner Ocean Wellness sign on it.
Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows this is true, but few can put it into practice.Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching