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CranioSacral Therapy


CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on bodywork technique developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years ago. CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movement of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations. This movement extends through the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the Central Nervous System.


In a session I approach the body as a whole, with focus on the skeletal, fascial, and muscular systems. A treatment seeks to release restrictions, holding points, and disturbances in communication of systems. Working to restore joint mobility, bone alignment, soft tissue pliability, circulation, and optimize the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid movement. A treatment takes place fully clothed on a massage table and is an hour long. Please wear comfortable layers that you can move in.  

Benefits of CST: 


  • Helps to relieve muscle and joint pain or injury 

  • Releases abnormal myofascial restrictions and tensions in the body

  • Eases restrictions of nerves

  • Helps restore misaligned bones to their proper positions (assisting troubles associated with the head, back, neck, hips, shoulders, arms, hands, knees and feet)

  • ​Helps restore normal cranial mobility

  • Promotes deep relaxation and stress reduction 

  • Headache and migraine reduction  

  • Support with tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, and TMJ syndrome

I offer sessions in both Toronto and Northumberland County 


"As is often the case with “alternative” therapy it is many times our last ditch effort. After two years of foot pain I felt I had exhausted all avenues of “modern” medicine and that my pain was something I was just going to have to live with.  

Cranial Sacral Therapy?  I had never heard of it BUT what did I have to lose?  Apparently nothing. From the moment I met Oriah and talked about my issues I felt listened to and comforted.  

My “issue” is a foot issue and the fact that she is a professional dancer was a bonus….she knows feet! I have had three sessions and now have the ability to go for walks with little to no pain…a huge improvement. I am forever grateful for Oriah and Cranial Sacral Therapy. - Lynn L

Thai Massage 

Thai massage is a full-body massage performed on a mat on the floor with both parties wearing loose, comfortable clothes. A blending of yogic stretching, fascial stretch therapy, acupressure, breathwork and meditation. The practitioner uses his/her hands, feet, arms and legs to guide the recipient into various yoga postures. It is a graceful, flowing, harmonious dance between giver and receiver, combining rhythmic rocking, palming and thumbing along the sen lines. Encouraging the myofascia, connective tissue, and muscles to soften and relax. 


Benefits of Thai Massage:  


  • Increases flexibility and range of movement

  • Eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms

  • Stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage

  • Stimulates internal organs

  • Relieves fatigue, swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches

  • Improves postural alignment calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation


I completed my advanced CranioSacral Therapy training with Robert Harris of the Cranial Therapy Centre in Toronto and my level 1 Thai Massage certification with ITM Toronto at Bahn Thai Spa in affiliation with the International Training Massage School of Thailand (ITM). My experience as a dance artist has provided a deep felt understanding of the physical body. It is from this felt awareness, paired with my studies of anatomy that I work, guiding my quality of touch and sensitivity as a therapist. During my BFA I studied human anatomy, dance kinesiology, injury rehabilitation and prevention. As a movement artist I have experience in Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Mitsvah Technique, Skinner Releasing Technique, Contact Improvisation, Laban, and Axis Syllabus. I am fascinated by how dance and bodywork complement and inform one another. I approach the body with care, curiosity, and wonder. I believe knowledge of one’s own body is of utmost importance for longevity and it is my hope to foster a space for a more in depth understanding of the beauty that is the body. 

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