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Stephanie Kato

As a metaphysical colon hydrotherapist, I invite you to join me in assisting you to step into your energetic, emotional, mental, and physical body to realize your truth and practice letting go of old belief systems, which cause pain. As human beings we often attach ourselves to the illusion of “control,” whether we are trying to control our body, our lives, or other people. In reality we control very little; however we continue to attempt to do so. It is this attempt that causes us some of our greatest suffering.

The colon holds many emotional issues, such as support, grief, control, financial, and sexual issues. I am committed to my internal work to awaken to my truth, and I offer you present assistance in doing the same, should this resonate with you. We can choose to access your energetic body by opening to your soul’s truth: your emotional body by staying present with what you are feeling during the session, your mental body by observing existing belief systems, and your physical body by connecting with the massage techniques that I utilize in my sessions.

I am a certified massage professional and I may employ, depending on time, lymphatic drainage massage, acupressure, reflexology, and deep tissue. I am an intuitive body worker and will honor where and how your body is asking for me to work.

Stephanie’s qualifications:

  • Dotolo Institute – Advanced certification, 1996
  • Internal Environment Institute – Connie Allred/France Robert – Advanced certification, 1997
  • International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy – Advanced certification, 1998
  • National Board of Colon Hydrotherapy, 1998
  • California Healing Arts College of Massage, 1997
  • Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing – Manual lymphatic drainage massage – Marci Javril, 1998
  • Manual lymphatic drainage massage – Sky David, 1998
  • Amaya Center – Mentorship program with Amaya Victoria, 2011
  • New Millennium Institute of Wellness – Energetic Systems Maintenance, 2012
  • Internal Environment Institute – Advanced Bio Electric Lymphatic Drainage, 2014
  • Craniosacral Therapy – John Allan – 2016

Nina Veronesi

Nina Veronesi began her journey in holistic healing in 2013 when she enrolled in the Master’s certification program in Alternative Healing at The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. During this time she became an I-ACT Foundation Level certified colon therapist under the instruction of current I-ACT President Beverly Blass. Her interest in colon therapy began nine years prior when she started using colonics to assist in her own health obstacles. While at The Graduate Institute, Nina specialized in Reiki, aromatherapy, ear coning, and crystal healing. She obtained Reiki Certification from Nikki Sleath in Collinsville, CT, a Wisdom of the Earth Medicinal Aromatherapy Certificate from John Odlum in West Hartford, CT, and studied crystal and gemstone healing with Dr. Robert Gilbert at The Vesica Institute in Asheville, NC. After graduation, she began working for Michelle Sutton at The Colonic Institute of West Hartford, CT for nearly two years. Upon her recent move to Los Angeles in the spring of 2017, she earned I-ACT Intermediate Level certification in colon hydrotherapy from The Gentle Wellness Center in Santa Monica.

Nina believes her spiritual and life goal is to help others find their way back to physical and mental health, and her personal struggles have given her a desire to assist those on their healing journey. During her free time she enjoys expanding her knowledge of energy work and the holistic field, increasing her own spiritual growth, drawing, journaling, and enjoying nature.

Why Iyasu is Unique

If you are accustomed to receiving colonics or lymphatic drainage in Los Angeles then you know there are many places to choose from.

What makes Iyasu and Stephanie special?

I offer each client a sacred space in which they feel safe enough to open up on all levels of their being and release anything that no longer serves them. This includes belief systems that have created obstacles to healing, unresolved or leftover emotional issues creating congestion and blocks in the physical body, and disconnection from Source in a way that leaves them feeling fearful, alone, and unhappy.

I believe the power of touch is healing. I offer as much full body massage during the session as the body guides me to do. Many of my clients have personal histories that included unhealthy and/or unloving attention from their caregivers. Even those who grew up in healthy households can benefit from massage during their colonic. I believe we keep accumulated emotional pain and sorrow within our cells. When I massage different parts of a client’s body with therapeutic massage, we are acknowledging the pain and suffering that resides within and this acknowledgement allows the person to feel seen and validated. This alone can bring relief in a way that allows their body to relax and release.

One of the reasons we human beings choose unhealthy diet habits may be due to having an unawareness of the suffering we hold inside. We choose certain foods, drinks, and drugs (including tobacco) that keep us numb so we don’t feel the emotional pain so acutely. This method of coping can work…for a while. Over time, however, our wise and loving bodies may go to dysfunction and/or discomfort to help us admit and accept the internal work needed to shift us into health. I offer clients the space to make these discoveries so they can heal themselves.

It is my intention to serve and assist each client seeking to understand what their body might be telling them so they may make changes to promote self-healing through compassion and love.

I truly believe we can heal ourselves when we are given a sacred and safe space to do so.

Stephanie Kato

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Stephanie truly has a Gift. I have been going to her for 8 years now & I’m devoted because she’s truly the Best. I have had MANY colonics from many good practitioners but what Stephanie offers is nothing like what anyone else is doing. She has an Intuitive Gift, she knows what pressure point to massage or what part of the body needs Attention in order to help you release deeply. She really is guided by this intuitive sense, its Magic. When you let her do her thing it’s like watching tai chi happen, she knows what she’s doing and you can tell she’s tapped into a deeper guidance. Stephanie is also so loving and so kind, she truly cares about you. She is also very very professional, I have sent probably 10 friends of mine to her and they always text me right after and they all say the same thing! “I love Stephanie!” She’s the Best. Honestly. I feel so Blessed to have found Stephanie, she really knows how to give a high end, Loving, effective, and healing Colonic.

Jillian Speer