At In Rhythm Massage in Del Mar, California, Caterina developed an integrated therapy approach based on the great traditional systems of both western and eastern modalities. She specializes in energy therapy and includes a variety of additional healing methods to restore the body’s normal soft tissues such as muscles and connective tissue. This affects better joint function and supports your body’s own healing capabilities.


Each of Caterina’s session is tailored to specifically release outdated physical patterns one accumulates over time, such as chronic pain, sports injuries, accident injuries, repetitive motion injuries, as well as, neck and shoulder pains. With her ability to deeply relax your body, you will feel freer and lighter, centered and more balanced.

To add Comfort during her sessions, she created her side line business of Flax Seed Pillows

Caterina also provides a guide for clients and practitioners of both self-care and alternative healing methods (such as specific exercise and nutrition based recommendations for a healthy life style).

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Massage Therapy

Feeling Stressed Out? – Are you in Pain?

Do you need to escape from your busy life with a little time to yourself? Or perhaps you feel a little stiff and would like to relax? Do you experience back or shoulder pain? Maybe you are suffering from headaches, stiffness in the neck or knee pain?  Come to our facility and let yourself be helped and pampered by Caterina’s therapeutic massage and healing hands.

She is a Holistic Health Practitioner HHP and has over 3 decades of experience as a full time practitioner with extensive training.

Caterina  specializes in Cranio Sacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy, also called Lymph Massage or Oncology Massage (more see a little down below).

  • Deep Tissue,
  • Myofascial Release,
  • Ortho Bionomy,
  • Thai Stretching,
  • Swedish,
  • Passive Joint Movement,
  • Biodynamic Bodywork,
  • Medical Massage,

and includes Aroma Therapy at your discretion.

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Cranio Sacral Therapy - CST

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health challenges.


of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.

CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • and Many Other Conditions

CranioSacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Using a light touch, the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.

A CranioSacral Therapy session can last from about 15 minutes to more than an hour, and it can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic procedures.
The result? A central nervous system free of restrictions. And a body that’s able to return to its greatest levels of performance.

Because of its influence on the functioning of the central nervous system, CranialSacral Therapy can benefit the body in a number of ways – from bolstering overall health and resistance to disease to alleviating a wide range of specific medical conditions.

Among CST’s largest patient groups are those suffering chronic symptoms that haven’t been aided by other approaches. In particular, CST is beneficial to those with head, neck or back injuries resulting from an accident – be it from a car, sports or work mishap, or from a fall. The extremely light touch involved in the application of CST makes it a safe approach as well for children, infants and newborns with early traumas, including birth trauma. They especially can benefit from the timely identification and release of restrictions in the CranialSacral Therapy system, thereby preventing future difficulties such as learning disabilities or hyperactivity.

Another area of principal effectiveness is with stress-related dysfunctions. Insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, anxiety and temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are just a few examples.

CranialSacral Therapy works to reverse the debilitating effects of stress by providing the conditions in which the nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. In fact, it’s this capacity to reduce stress that’s leading an increasing number of people to include CST as part of their wellness routine.

Other conditions for which CranialSacral Therapy has shown to be effective are various sensory disorders. Among these are eye-motor coordination problems, autism, dyslexia, loss of taste or smell, tinnitus vertigo, and neuralgias such as sciatica and tic douloureux.

In Rhythm Massage & CranioSacral Therapy in Del Mar, CA 92014  –  Call:  (858) 775-8722

Lymph Drainage Therapy - CST

A proper functioning lymph system is critical to our overall health. It has the ability to drain fluids, detox, regenerate tissues, and maintain a healthy immune system.

The lymph system starts as tiny vessels in the intercellular spaces that grow into larger tubes. It relies on hundreds of tiny muscles to propel the lymph fluid to the lymph nodes and eventually into the blood stream. The Lymph nodes process numerous substances such as proteins and produce lymphocytes, strengthening the immune system. Waste and toxins are filtered partially by the lymph nodes and by the liver and kidneys.


When the lymph system is healthy and works well we feel good and our immune system is strong. When the lymph circulation stagnates, all the substances it carries accumulate, swelling and edemas occur and one’s health and well-being is significantly compromised.

Injuries, surgery or radiation can cause a sluggish and slow functioning lymph system or edema.

Lymph drainage works to re-circulate lymphatic flow, activate fluid circulation, and stimulate the functioning of the immune system. When these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

  • Reduction in edema of many origins
  • Pre and post surgery treatments shorten the recovery time
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue from burns and scars
  • Relieve of chronic and sub-acute inflammation and conditions such as sinusitis, acne, eczema and allergies
  • Reduction of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes
  • Anti-spastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hyper-tonus and some forms of constipation
  • Relieve of chronic pain
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, depression and loss of vitality
  • Helps to improve memory
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Diminishing wrinkles
  • Alleviation of adipose and cellulite tissue
  • Speeds the healing process

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a customized hands-on technique to help the lymph flow and assist in clearing lymph nodes and sluggish tissue of waste and swelling.

By using very light pressure and precise rhythmical movement the trained therapist is able to detect the direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow and determine the best alternative pathways for draining lymph. By assisting and optimizing the lymph flow the immune system is stimulated and strengthened. The outcomes are profound in a short period of time.

Today lymphatic drainage techniques are employed as standard scientific practice throughout Europe and continue to gain recognition in the United States – both from healthcare providers and major insurers such as Medicare.

After a lymph drainage session it is important to drink plenty of water. By activating the lymph system toxins and waste products are accumulating in the body which can cause flue-like symptoms, depending on how many pollutants (e.g. from the environment) someone has been exposed to. Movement and increased water intake are necessary to help the lymphatic responds and accelerate the process.

In Rhythm Massage, CranioSacral and Lymph Drainage Therapy   –  Call: 858-775-8722

Biodynamic Bodywork

developed by Caterina, is based on supporting the body’s own abilities to restore and balance itself. It addresses the interconnectedness of individual movement patterns. It helps align your body’s structure, alleviates pain and promotes comfort. Biodynamic Bodywork integrates the knowledge and techniques of many bodywork modalities including CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy and Viceral Manipulation

Biodynamic Bodywork is a manual therapeutic modality. It urges a person’s body to connect to body, mind and spirit. It supports the whole organism energetically and physically to be balanced and whole.

Caterina’s Biodynamic Bodywork tunes into your subtle physical movements and the unique rhythms of tissues and organs. Generally these specific movements assists your body in restoring itself . After a day’s work, exercise and activities our bodies -and our brains- rejuvenate while we are sleeping. But sometimes we accumulate certain stresses and our bodies need help to heal stagnation causing pain and discomfort. The Biodynamic Bodywork method helps your body to seek balance and natural movement patterns. In addition it supports the body’s innate way to heal itself. Therefore, the therapeutic light touch approach is soothing and very relaxing, helping the process to take better effect.

  1. tunes into the natural subtle movements
  2. addresses both body structure and organs
  3. helps release accumulated tension, so-called pain causing knots
  4. finds and releases connections to the pain areas for lasting results
  5. relaxes and helps with insomnia
  6. focuses on integration to well-being and comfort
  7. includes advice and guidance for specific movements (exercises) to improve posture.

Aroma Therapy

The pure intelligence of essential oils is probably one of the tools that can reach our minds to reach real potential, raise our frequency to heal our physical and energy body and then help others to heal themselves.

It is an ancient art begun in Egypt 5000 years ago. It is the natural method to care for mind, body and soul using pure essential oils. These oils are extracted from natural botanicals (flowers, trees, herbs, and plants) and are used to calm, balance, and rejuvenate us.

contain hundreds of organic constituents, including hormones, vitamins and other natural elements that work on many levels. They are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than the oils in dried herbs.

Essential oils can enter the body through the air via the nose and bronchial passages (inhalation). They can be absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream using massage (absorption).

Our sense of smell has the longest recall of all the senses. It affects:

  • Our emotions and memory (the Limbic System)
  • The pituitary regulation (Hypothalamus)
  • The release of hormones and body regulation (Pituitary)
  • Odor identification (Olfactory Cortex)
  • The connection to the Neocortex (Thalamus)
  • The intellectual connection (Neocortex)

Essential oils

– Have the ability in their chemical structure to penetrate the cell wall
– Transport oxygen and nutrients inside that cell,
– Are anti-oxidants, and
– Enhance, support, stimulate, and build the immune system.

– Have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-infectious properties.

This is true whether they are inhaled, or are applied topically.

We can use essential oils to treat a surprising number of ailments.  Although serious conditions should always be treated by a qualified practitioner or by a physician, many common ailments can be relieved safely and effectively at home with aromatherapy.  You may, in fact, soon come to regard essential oils as a vital part of your home first aid kit.

In addition, since the oils work through the brain to act on the emotions, they are very useful too, not only for stress relief, but for anxiety, overwork, stage fright, etc.  Emotional trauma is held in the amygdala gland in the brain, and it has been proven that the only way to access that area is through the sense of smell.  Therefore, many different kinds of emotional blocks can be removed using essential oils – allowing people to move forward and succeed in whatever they want to do.


When you visit Caterina for a session you will easily feel comfortable and at ease. She greets you with warmth and makes sure you are getting your needs met.

After filling out a short questionnaire she suggests what type of therapy would be best for you – and yet she doesn’t always follow the ‘program’ when her hands lead her intuitively to work towards a different venue. In her gentle approach to help your body, you can relax and let go. Be assured to feel better, centered and at ease when you leave.

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Mon – Wed – Thu  9:00 am – 5pm

Sat    8:30 am – 10:00am

Sun      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

About Us

Caterina is a Holistic Health Practitioner of over 30 years. She has nearly 2000 hours of Massage Therapy training, specializing in Manual Lymph Drainage and CranioSacral Therapy.

Over the years working with thousands of customers. She has developed Biodynamic Bodywork to help people with their unique and specific patterns. She incorporates Viceral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point release, Deep Tissue, Ortho Bionomy, Passive Joint Movement, Thai Stretching and Circulatory Massage Therapy.

Her extensive work experience and her gifts enable her to address specific patterns and problems unique to the individuals physique.

Additionally she created her own line of FlaxSeed Pillows for comfort and deeper relaxation.

Her Background is in education, nutrition, exercise, and yoga.

Caterina’s training includes:

  • Training in Europe as an educator.
  • Training in San Diego, USA in Massage Therapy as a Holistic Health Professional.
  • Certification in Lymph Drainage Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Spinal Release, Viceral Manipulation and Contemporary Rehabilitation Manual Therapy by the Upledger Institute.
  • Ortho Bionomy and Lymph Drainage Therapy by Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc., San Francisco, CA and Santa Fe, NM.
  • Traditional in Medical Massage of Thailand by Chonkol Settha-Korn from the Old Medicine Hospital of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Tui Na, Chinese Medical Massage, Taoist Sanctuary, San Diego, CA.
  • Setai Shiatsu, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Education in Oriental and Western Nutrition, Herbology, Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, Exercise and Aromatherapy, San Diego, CA.
  • Energy Healing Touch and Reiki (Master III), San Diego, California.


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