My name is Karin
Pine. I am first and foremost a Healer. I offer an intuitive approach to
massage and bodywork
20+ years training, study and experience
in massage, energy healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Structural
Bodywork, personal awareness and consciousness work.
I first studied massage
(Swedish and Esalen) in the 1970’s while in university. At the time, giving
and receiving massage seemed to me simply a pleasant and enjoyable way to
spend time relaxing. Years later, because of my own urgent need to find
relief from pain, I set out upon my healing journey.
A car accident in
1985 had left me with physical damage and constant pain. Despite MRI
results that showed 3 badly herniated disks in my spine, I now have
absolutely no pain in my body today, nor have I had any in over 10
years. I am able to comfortably do things -- normal things -- like
hiking, climbing, and yoga. At the time, however, orthopedic specialists
assured me I would never do any of these again without surgery to fuse my
lower spine. Unwilling to submit to surgery, I started searching for
alternatives to conventional medicine that could help me. When I
found something that worked, I stayed to study it.
This began first with
treatment sessions, then studies and apprenticeships in Taoist Healing,
Traditional Chinese Medicine and later, advanced forms of structural
bodywork. Finally it led to my walking away from my career as a literary
agent in Hollywood, to share with others what I had learned.
Meanwhile, I deepened
into my own personal journey, identifying and healing issues and teaching
other to do it as well. I founded and ran Topanga Healing Center in Los
Angeles for 4 years. I taught metaphysics, healing and spiritual journeys,
and hosted "Metaphysical Happy Hour," a weekly public gathering, which
presented speakers on many healing topics.
incorporates all of the different approaches that helped me.
The experience and skill resulting from those years of study, training and
commitment to healing are now available to you in sessions of my Intuitive
Healing Massage. Most importantly, I believe that the most useful skill
that I have is my ability to listen…. To listen to you. To listen to your
body. To listen to my hands. And, having listened, to take appropriate
action to accomplish the most positive outcome. That is what I am referring
to as “intuitive”.
Late in 2001, I left
Los Angeles to move to Tecopa Hot Springs, CA. Tecopa is too small to call
a town, located in the middle of some of the most barren desert in the
world. And yet, many find their way to my door, and when they do, they
often ask me how on earth I ever 'ended up' here.
is the water. The mystical, hot healing vortex mineral waters of Tecopa.
More ancient and more alkaline than almost any water on Earth. I came to
Tecopa, and without knowing it at the time, I formed a partnership with my
new healing ally, the Tecopa Hot Springs mineral waters... through that
partnership, a new form of intuitive healing massage developed.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Chinese 5-Element Medicine, Chi Gong, T’ai Chi, Kung Fu,
Acupressure, Tui Na Chinese Massage and Herbology
Hands-on energy work and remote energy work (distance healing),
Shen and Reiki Energy Healing.
Massage and Bodywork
Esalen Massage, Tui Na (Chinese Healing Massage), Emotional
Release/Symbol Linking Therapy, Yoga, Thai Massage, Watsu,
Structural Integration, Bowen Technique, Direct and Indirect
Myofascial Release & Unwinding, Strain-Counter Strain, Cross-Fiber,
Hot Stones, Kinesiology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, CranioStructural
New Massage Techniques I have
(Connective Tissue) Massage
Tecopa Clay therapeutic massage
Associated Bodywork & Massage Practitioners.
Tecopa Hot Springs Massage is licensed in Inyo County,