Monday, November 26, 2018

Some changes that happened 2018

Most of you know, that last summer I was forced to move out of my office pretty suddenly. Since I had no time to search for a new, reasonable priced space, it was an easy decision to move back to my home office located behind Blakeney Shopping Center. I am honored to keep working with all of you at my house and the space is all ready and comfortable! I still have my Chi-machine for your convenience and on 'cold' winter time I will be also offering an Infra Red Heating Pad as a part of your treatment.

My work hours are Tuesdays 9-4, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-6. Yes, that means that I will NOT be working on Mondays any more. This wasn't an easy decision, but it was necessary. 2019 I will most probably bring some Mondays back to my schedule, but that's still depending.

I have also started new studies in Happy Body that is located in Asheville. I'm constantly working on making my life, and work, easier, so this is part of that. I will be posting more about Ortho-Bionomy, when I learn a bit more.

For some of you it has come as a surprise that I also teach my language, Finnish! That is actually my original profession and I am so pleased  to keep up with that too. At the moment I have 5 eager students who I meet weekly, so freeing Monday is giving me another weekly day off. Which I need.

I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season! I will be working until 12/20/2018 and then again 1/2/2019. On Christmas time me and my family will be enjoying a staycation with books like How Brain Works, What is Neuropathy, Movements of the Skeleton and A Practical Manual to Ortho-Bionomy ... sounds fun!

Remember that it's still Kata's Way and that means that Life needs to be Balanced because only Balanced is Painless.

Friday, August 3, 2018


Hello my friends!

It's August and the beginning of a new season is on the door. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to buy new calendar, some notebooks and binders because the fall is calling. Maybe it's because I have been a teacher for such a long time, that in August I start preparing for a new (school) year?

Well, I don't need a new calendar at the moment, nor have I purchased new gadgets, but I am full of excitement after a couple more lazy months. Today I want to talk you about Neuropathy!

As you already know me, I won't give you a complete picture of the ugly and very, very uncomfortable disorder, that's your doctor's job, but I will tell how I have been able to help my clients who suffer this condition. Neuropathy can be not only painful, but also very disturbing with numbness, tingling, cramping, twitching, over-heated or restless legs and feet. It can be all of those at the same time.

There is nothing I can do to help with inflammation of the nerves or your (pre)diabetes, or other causes of this condition, nor can I promise to make your feet painless. But I do promise to:
- bring flexibility back to your tendons and muscles on your feet,
- help your ankle to function in it's best
- open up your peroneal, tibialis, gastros and soleus (meaning calves) muscles
- make sure that flexors and extensors of the feet are equally strong
- open up each and every joint, muscle, tendon and ligament connected to metatarsals and
- make your feet feel good!

When all this is done, many of my clients have been able to stay painless 5-15 days in a row! 

So, neuropathy is one of the rare cases when I need you to come see me weekly at least for 6-8 weeks and pretty frequently even after that, because we need to keep peripheral blood flow going and help the lymph climb up towards the heart manually. Clients with neuropathy also need to keep seeing me frequently; some clients stay symptomless with monthly treatment, others need the 30-45 minutes treatment every 2 to 3 weeks.

I hope that you are not suffering from neuropathy, but if you are, don't hesitate to contact me and get same help! We can figure out together if Kata's Way can help you. And Kata's Way is painless, very relaxing and effective. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Summer is here!

I’m sorry that I haven’t been writing anything for a long time. But on the other hand I’m not, since not having time to put on blogging simply means that I have been busy. I’m so thankful for having many new clients and excited to have been able to share my new location with my dearest clients of all: everyone who followed me from Ballantyne Village first to my home office and now to my current location. I’m so blessed!

Yes, I’m still taking in a couple new clients but eventually I will go to a bit lighter  schedule for the summer time. I won’t be working on most Mondays (unless you’re my family), so please book ahead if you know your schedules and want to keep your regular appointment times. I will not visit  Finland this summer, but I’ll have my family visiting me, so I have cleared 2 weeks off of my calendar: June 19-22 I will be visiting NYC and July 2-5 taking my family to the beach. The rest of the July and beginning of August you can book your appointments Tue-Wed-Thu 9am-5pm.

I don’t see any big changes in front of me at the moment but steady work load at the current office. I’m surrounded by 3 wonderful therapist who are specialized in the breast health and helping us to find our optimal health and wellbeing. We are proud to announce that we offer excellent Reflexology Sessions by Caterina Jones on Fridays at my room! She has changed my life (the first session throw me to a pretty interesting detoxification process, oh boy) and I can wholeheartedly recommend her services to everyone.

I’m also discovering the wonders of Feldenkreis Method to keep my body going. Paula Alonso has showed me a completely new way of using my poor body (and yea, I thought I already know how my body functions, but again: oh boy), so maybe there’s a new alley for me to investigate workwise when I’ll get over this enjoyable being just a client phase.

So, being busy feels good but so does the summer heat! I hope that you all will have a wonderful summer and whenever you need me, remember that Balanced is Painless and that’s Kata’s Way!

Here’s my scheduling link: Kata’s Way. See you soon!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Out of town 3/26 - 3/30

I am pleased to tell you that I have been busy in my new office and I just love working there! I have already learned new things and gotten wonderful, caring and helpful new colleagues.

Also our Pilates classes on Tuesday afternoons are going well (if you are interested ask me more, we can accommodate 1-2 more health enthusiasts to our semi private classes) and I’m beyond happy to work at the place where there is The Infrared Sauna for me and my clients to use (it has NOTHING to do with the REAL thing, but it’ll keep you warm nonetheless).

I’m fortunate to have some more spots for new clients, but next couple of weeks are pretty much booked, because I will take some vacation time before Eastern. I’m counting the days for my best friend from Finland to come for a visit and we’ll make a girls’ trip to St. Augustine and Savannah the last week of March.

My next openings are the first week of April, but if you really need some balancing before that, shoot me a text and I will let you know if there’s a cancellation. I’m waiting for a spring to get here since that’s my favorite time of the year! Hope to see you soon and remember that this is Kata’s Way and that is Painless because the Balanced is Painless. Enjoy your time!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Open House on Valentine’s Day

I have settled in to my new office and I just love it! I have plenty of room, private bathroom, colleagues to work with and most of all: I have the best clients. That’s why, I’m arranging

Open House at February 14th! 

Please, drop by and bring a friend to meet me and my team on Valentine’s Day between 3 and 6! I will have some snacks, coffee (of course) and homemade cinnamon rolls. Feel free to bring  something if you wish, bur the main thing is if YOU show up!

In Finland we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but FRIENDSHIP DAY and this year I truly need my friends on that particular date, since I will be dropping my daughter off for a study abroad that same morning... what a spectacular reason to bake the ultimate Finnish comfort food. (Which I should nor eat, but I will this time.)

So, I hope to see you all at 7818B Renaissance Gardens on Valentine’s Day anytime between 3 and 6 to taste, smell and feel something good. Please, park by the pool on visitor parking (on the right hand side).

Can’t wait to see you and remember that this Kata’s Way where Balanced is Painless!

Monday, January 1, 2018

New office 1/8/2018!

I will start in my new office January 8th! Check the previous post if you want to check the address and instructions how to get there. I will be texting everyone the new address by phone in the first few weeks.

I am also taking a part of our office's online scheduling system and here´s the link for my scheduling: online scheduling. The system works under Effie Spurlin name, but just click Kata´s Way Treatment and the rest is self-explanatory. You won´t be able to pay my services online, but now you have a possibility to make or change your appointments easily! You can still give me a call or text, and I will be pleased to make your appointment for you like I have always done.

If you want do add our Infrared Sauna session after my treatment, you need to use it´s own link:
Infrared Sauna. Or you can ask me to do it for you! This is one of the great advantages of my new office. Here's a link to read more about InfraRedSauna.

I have also done quite a bit of research about Therapeutic Massage sessions´ pricing around south Charlotte and it´s now clear to me, that I need to raise my pricing accordingly. I do have an extensive training both in NC and in Europe and over 10 years experience. I have been working in North Carolina over 3,5 years. I am also back in paying a monthly rent, so I will have new pricing in the beginning of March. Please, plan accordingly, and purchase your 3 or 5 session series before that! I do not demand a monthly membership, I am flexible with scheduling (please, ask me if you need to schedule outside the timetable on online system) and I do offer a significant discount if you purchase 3 or 5 sessions in advance, and I´m not changing that. Kata's Way is therapeutic, goal oriented and in my treatment 60 minutes is actually 60 minutes treatment (undressing and dressing is on your own time).

I am so excited about this new year and new beginning! Here's what You will get:

  • Online scheduling
  • Cozy environment with other therapists
  • Possibility for semi-private Pilates classes to support our physical health goals
  • Spine Flexibility Session by CHI-machine (10-20mins) before or after your treatment for $10
  • InfraRed Sauna Session (45mins) for $30
  • Great location at Ballantyne

 I hope to see you soon at Kata´s Way where Balanced in Painless. 

P.S. Our OpenHouse will be February 14th, stay tuned.
One more pic from Finland's Centennial Celebration.