Enneagram 5 (most days), nature-lover who lives for a good dinner party, love everything chic and quaint, and serving others.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Being shut down made me realize two scenarios had been playing on repeat: 1) My clients were only coming to me when they were in pain (meaning they were using massage therapy more like traditional medicine), and 2) I was seeing the same clients, for the same reasons.
It finally dawned on me that as great as this work (and really, alternative medicine in general) could be, it ultimately created clients who were dependent on me.
Repeat appointments are expensive. And take precious time away from family. Both are a burden I do not want to contribute to. So I began to wonder- is there a way I can use my vast movement education and training to make a bigger impact, while reducing this burden ??? As a massage therapist, Certified Stretching Facilitator, Certified Level I Rossiter, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and graduated Exercise Scientist, I was convinced there had to be a way.
The pandemic helped show me not only that there was, but that it was desperately needed! Offering a virtual program that incorporates all of my knowledge has been so warmly received, and eagerly applied. And it's making a huge difference in the lives of those willing to learn!
Enneagram 5 (or 1, depending on the day), nature-lover who lives for a good dinner party, loves everything chic and quaint, and serving others.
Top: Roxy, my working companion. Left, my previous work.
Right: my life now, all online.
Life as a massage therapist began with my graduation from the Academy of Natural Therapy.
Began to incorporate more stretching education into my massage practice, and saw HUGE improvements in my clients.
Finished my Bachelor's program at UNC (Colorado) in Exercise Science, and got to learn so many wonderful things about injury prevention, and movement health maintenance!
Took a dive on the ski slope that led to surgery, crutches for 12 weeks, and PT 3x/wk for 6 weeks.
Corrective Exercise Specialist training finished, and RETrain officially launched!
Became a Certified Stretching Facilitator (meaning I can match the right type of stretching to each person) so I could begin my own self-guided recovery.
Covid Shutdown + Level 1 Rossiter training (gained a better understanding of how restriction in the connective tissue limits movement, and how muscle recruitment is tied together).
Began noticing other breakdown happening in my body (all tied to compensations patterns I learned doing PT).
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
Cassandra is the founder of RETrain- an online, movement recovery coaching business. She's a transformed massage therapist, now turned health advocate, who lives to help others find true health independence. She hopes to be known for her committment and compassion, and how she strived, always, to share valuable information that set people free.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
My #1 bucket list dream is to have a personal driver #dontlikedriving
I love eating in bed #secretshame
I still have a baby tooth. I was told there was no need to pull it, so here we are, lol #embarrassing
I have been known to bring home a stray animal a time or two #animallover
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Pistachio or Black Cherry Ice Cream
Robert Downey Jr. or Kate Middleton
Linguist. I love connecting with people in their own language!
Capitola. Quaint; Charming; Beach- need I say more?!
Beach- definitely. Sweet, relaxing waves for days!
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