Kasa Healing Team:
Krystle Quartey, LMT
Krystle, a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences and an AMTA member has always felt that a holistic approach to healing and health maintenance is the key to obtaining a healthy lifestyle. Krystle approaches massage as a dynamic exchange between the practitioner and receiver. She combines intuition and technical skill to provide a welcoming touch that allows clients to feel relaxed on a deeper level. She individually tailors each treatment based on her client's needs. Her primary modalities include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, sports massage, and trigger point therapy.
Carolina Aquino, LMT
My name is Carolina Aquino and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Prenatal/ Postpartum Massage and Medical Massage. I was born and raised in the Bronx and graduated with a BA in Spanish Literature and Secondary Education. After a year of teaching, I decided to go back to school to study massage therapy at the Swedish Institute. I am the owner of a small business in the Bronx, called 718 Wellness, where I offer massage therapy services. I am grateful for the opportunity to also share my services with you at Kasa Healing.
Kasa Healing Inception and Philosophy
Massage therapy and Reiki are evidenced-based healing arts that support holistic health and increase our quality of life and connections to our true selves. My name is Yokasta, and I am committed to transcendent massage therapy, Reiki, co-creation of ceremony and ritual, facilitation of sacred healing circles, and whole being-centered work and service that promotes multifaceted well-being. My journey began as a child who was truly intrigued by nature, the natural cycles of life, metaphysics, and human nature. I expanded upon this during my teenage years when my studies and communal relationships led me to a profound appreciation of the resilience of my family, community, and ancestors; this guiding me to an embodied understanding of how self-healing and community healing tools, practices, and knowledge were intentionally and creatively utilized to facilitate socio-cultural and spiritual nurturing, transformation, and regeneration, and as a form of social resistance to disconnection and oppression.
In 2006 I had deep insights into the interconnected nature of who I am (who we all are) and where I stand and made choices leading me to become a holistic health and reiki practitioner and massage therapist. I absolutely love every angle of the work I do and being of service to you; for it continues to amaze me, inspire me, transform me, and nurture me at every level of my being. I am perceptive to each individual, family, and organization I work with and their intentions for wellness and healing, this requires deep listening. From here, I customize healing sessions and practices collaboratively with the person or group I am serving, and through the integrative implementation of all my learnings, training, and creative wisdom.
Using therapeutic and holistic approaches to achieve optimum health and well-being is not a luxury, it is a necessity and universal right. Together we can embrace awareness, breathe into relaxation, and tap into our inner wisdom to maintain the balance and harmony we all deserve.
Background and Foundations
Rev. Yokasta Semiramy Tineo is a mother, a hermit, and a weaver who also happens to be a Licenced Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Inter-Spiritual Minister, Holistic Health Practitioner, facilitator, and founder of Kasa Healing. In her practice, Yokasta combines multiple healing modalities and spiritual practices to create a holistic approach that mirrors the interconnectedness of our inner and outer worlds and facilitates awareness of the sanctity ever-present within and around us. Yokasta offers Holistic Massage Therapy and Reiki sessions (for individuals and families), co-creates rituals and ceremonies for various occasions and intentions, and leads group workshops and healing circles. Her approach intergrates her learnings about holistic and trauma-informed somatic healing practices, nutrition, astrology, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, mindfulness, brain-body-emotion connections, and Nature/Earth wisdom. Yokasta has a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from Wesleyan University (2007), trained at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (2014), attained her Reiki Master and holistic health training in the Dominican Republic and NY (2007), and is an Ordained Inter-spiritual Minister from the One Spirit Learning Alliance Inter-spiritual Seminary (2020). She has a deep passion for healing and transformational work that is integrative and intersectional, that inspires people and communities to engage their aspirations and call their spirit back, live from their hearts, and find sacred purpose in harnessing and directing the energy our body-vessels can channel into love in action.