Welcome to Fluid and Bones. The home studio of Clare Luiten, Cranialsacral Therapist and Somatic Integration Practitioner.
If you are committed to a deep personal practice, making small changes every day which prioritise your health, then I can support you from a movement and touch perspective. Touch and movement are integral to making sense of your world and both have rare healing capacities.
I have an 22 year history of working with movement wellness with people. Having played extensive sport, and danced professionally I experienced injuries and ongoing pain. This inspired the journey towards finding solutions to remain pain free, strong and vibrant. Part of that journey was also about fronting up to childhood traumas, and working to resolve them. It is a wonderful experience be able to pull out or loosen the ‘rocks in the way’ as it were and let the river of life flow freely again both in my body, and with those people whom I have the privilege to work with.
As a solo mother, my practices help me remain resilient, and most of the time playful, not always an easy task! I particularly enjoy resourcing parents, something I believe is underrated in our society.
Originally I trained as a ballet and contemporary dancer and the rigour of such training has had a huge impact on my life. It has been a blessing (and a curse at times) yet it has allowed me the opportunity to grow a depth of embodied understanding of movement potential. Sharing this with people and seeing them ‘light up’ or connect to a deeper sense of self is what keeps me sharing this mahi. I also aspire to ageing with grace, and wish that for everyone, including you!
Please feel free to call and talk with me about how I can support you.
Clare Luiten 021 728475
Somatic Integration Practitioner
Diploma of Dance Performance (NZSD)
"Clare can tell just by looking at how you carry yourself where your body is sore, straining, stuck, or generally holding tension. She frankly knows more about your own body than you do!
Over the past 10 years she has greatly helped my recovery from 3 serious traumatic injuries, as well as soothed the general aches and pains that are now part and parcel of 21st Century living.
She is an engaging , interesting character and all round good person - I'd definitively recommend entrusting your body to her good care!"
- Steve H
I was introduced to Clare by a colleague who saw my ongoing struggles with shoulder and neck pain. Over the course of our sessions Clare has not only worked miracles with this chronic problem, but also given me much greater understanding of my own anatomy and structure, as well as lots of empowering tools for me to incorporate into my own life-long investment in keeping mobile and active. The sessions with Clare quickly became a highlight of my week. Clare is a deeply intuitive & gifted artist, dancer and healer. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Clare combines her keen observance of an artist and her depth of knowledge of physiology and function to create a choreography of release. Working gently, with skill and humour, she invites awareness and active participation in developing greater freedom and ease of movement. "
I am always blown away by how swiftly Clare identifies tensions and in my body and humorously gets me to slow down, until I feel calm and centred.
I love the fluidity of the treatment itself. It feels natural and harmonious leaving me feeling peaceful with a heightened sense of well-being.