“I have stopped being stunned with the work that I do,” says Zia Nath, a trauma informed bodywork therapist specialising in Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Intelligence™, Mother-Infant Birth Dynamics and Mindful Nutrition. “We want to keep the work in the realm of humility, humanness and ordinariness.”
As a therapist, Zia’s speciality is in simplifying problems and de-sensationalising complex conditions. “Craniosacral therapists are trained to palpate different rhythmic fluctuations of fluids in the body. The work requires heightened perceptual skills. One must be silent inwardly to be able to palpate such subtle rhythms,” she explains. “Years of working with such heightened perception has evolved my spiritual path. If I am working eight hours a day, I am working eight hours a day in stillness and silence. After that I must complement the energy; I have to get out, move, dance and run.”
Zia started off as a scuba diving instructor in Lakshadweep. “When I was there, we had to study rescue, dive medicine and the wellbeing of divers. I realised that I want to be in the field of paramedical and therapeutics,” she shares.
In 1999, Zia attended a foundation training by the Craniosacral Balancing Training from Switzerland at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune. “After that, I kept travelling to Europe to complete my postgraduate and advanced courses. Two decades later, here I am,” says Zia, who also practices at Kathiwada City House.