I'm Lisa, a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Somatic Bodywork practitioner, and Spiritual Counsellor.
My own healing journey has taken me along a long and winding path. Having personally navigated chronic pain, illness and fatigue, an autoimmune condition, depression, anxiety, and trauma, my life experience has given me the opportunity to explore many methods and modalities of healing. Not only have I accessed great personal healing, I’ve harnessed the many challenges that I’ve faced as opportunities to learn, heal, and grow, and then share with others in the form of my practice.
Formally, I am a registrant of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, Techniques Certified in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) through the Upledger Institute, certified as a Shamanic Coach and Practitioner in Sacred Trust with the RBCS lineage, BC, an associate minister with the Church of Divine Man (Berkeley, California), trained in Visceral Manipulation (VM) with the Barral Institute, chronic pain management with Pain BC, and also in trauma informed practice and the Unity Model (Quinn, 2012) through the Trauma Informed Practice Institute, BC. I also have special interest and education in communication coaching, meditation, energetics of the body, ontology and spirituality, and how they relate to health, holistic wellness and disease.
The commitment to continuing education, collaboration with other disciplines, general curiosity, and my own personal healing journey, has helped me develop insight into the complexities of chronic pain, trauma and dysfunction in the human body. My true passion is empowering people to discover their own innate healing ability by redeveloping their intuitive connection to their own body, mind and spirit.
It’s very important to me to offer a safe, affirming and non-discriminatory space, and I welcome people of all ages, abilities, sexes, genders, races, religions, beliefs, backgrounds and walks of life. I have a particular interest and experience in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.