About Lisa

At heart, I am a spiritual alchemist. I enjoy playing in the realm of transformation, and supporting others on their healing journeys.

Lisa Schneider

Regardless of whether we are working in the realm of the physical, or metaphysical, I love creating a space for people to tap into their own healing intelligence. Ultimately, my work is divided into two separate streams: things that fit within my registered massage therapy (RMT) scope of practice, and things that don’t.

In my RMT practice, my focus is on the physical causes of pain and illness. Using primarily CranioSacral therapy as a tool, I facilitate the body in the unwinding and releasing of the patterns and restrictions that have led to chronic pain, tension and illness.

In my other work, I am a spiritual explorer, guide and teacher, and have many tools at my disposal to help support others in their deep healing goals, getting to the root of whatever ails them. One of my favourite things to do is to grab a flashlight and explore the shadow. Exploring the unknown and helping people reconnect to the truest aspects of their Self truly gives me joy. 

My own healing journey has taken me along a long and winding path. Having personally navigated chronic pain, illness and fatigue, an autoimmune adjacent condition, depression, anxiety, and trauma, my life experience has given me the opportunity to explore many methods and modalities of healing. As a result, not only have I accessed great personal healing, but I’ve harnessed the many challenges that I’ve faced as opportunities to learn and grow. I’ve pursued extensive education and certifications in various things that I personally found beneficial, so that I could then share them 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, trained in Visceral Manipulation (VM) with the Barral Institute, chronic pain management with Pain BC, and also extensive training in trauma informed practice through various studies, including the Trauma Informed Practice Institute in BC. I am 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), and have trained extensively with the Berkeley Psychic Institute in order to be able to provide spiritual counselling and clairvoyant readings. I have practiced collaboratively in the field of integrative medicine since 2007 in both Ottawa, ON and Vancouver, BC.

My never-ending education, collaboration with others, general curiosity, and my own personal healing journey, has helped me develop insight into the complexities of chronic pain, trauma and dysfunction as it manifests in the human body, as well as expressions of mental health disorders and patterns of addiction. As a subscriber to the biopsychosocial model of wellness and disease, I believe that chronic pain, tension, illness, and mental health challenges are not just a function of biology and genetics, but rather a result of a confluence of many factors, including our life experiences and belief systems that form how we interact with the world. I am passionate about 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, sexualities, genders, races, religions, beliefs, backgrounds, and walks of life. As they are my people, I have a particular interest and experience in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those on the neurodiversity spectrum.

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