Meet Jodie Cara Lindley
Trauma-Informed Bodywork & Energy Healing
soma = "body" essence = "be" healing = "whole"
I am a "trauma-informed" bodyworker with over 20 years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. My sessions are tailored to clients’ goals, presenting issues and symptoms, and typically integrate any or all of the following: Traditional Swedish Massage, CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, and Somatic Experiencing®. I also offer other holistic interventions of Energy and Body healing, which I typically integrate when indicated: Reiki, Regression Therapy, & Ancestral/Traditional Healing.
Bodywork sessions primarily address the fascial and nervous systems. These two systems are integral in negotiating the body's ability to resolve stress, pain and "trauma" (overwhelm). In order to access these systems, a light touch is necessary: therefore, I do not do deep tissue massage treatments. My intention is to encourage trust in the body and psyche of my clients, so that they can in turn trust what their body may be telling them.
I also have a special interest in early developmental experiences, such as pre, post and peri-natal disturbances.
I bring the gift of being able to tune into the physical and energetic bodies and perceive what is “stuck” or “offline”. I allow space for a client’s body to guide the way, in the direction it wants to restore and resolve. I believe the body knows how to heal .. sometimes it just needs help activating the healing potential.
I am not the healer, but the facilitator for your body to express what it needs.
Questions/Intentions I encourage you to bring with you to any session with me, as this will drive the focus and energy of the work:
*From your perspective, if your time with me was to be beneficial for you .. what would you want to see happen and/or experience?
*What would you want to be different at the end of each session?
*What is important for you?
All sessions seek to unearth and shift patterns of pain, stress and blocked survival life force energy. This is done mindfully, compassionately and within a client's own pace and rhythm. I welcome transformation for you.
I believe in a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Therefore my work represents an integration of mind-body-spirit. Please see my credentials below.
It would be an honour to work with you.
I approach my work intuitively, but with a strong foundation and understanding of the body’s basic physiological and energetic processes, primarily of the nervous system.
The nervous system is our “map of wellness” and is the guide in most of my bodywork.
My energetic healing therapies are grounded in years of experience and study.
I believe that Spirit is always present and willing to assist in the healing potential.
I work in collaboration with Registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers
My services complement talk therapy ... I can help with
My Credentials ...
Registered Massage Therapist since 1999
Reiki Levels 1-111, Master & Teacher/Trainer since 2005
Shamanic Healing training since 2008 with FOS
Shamanic Journey Circles since 2012
Healing Earth Lodge (Sweat Lodge) Facilitation & Supervision since 2016 (with Heloisa da Silva Porto)
Practical Astrology Training with Kelly Surtees in 2012-13
Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training with The SE Trauma Institute since March 2019
Ancestral Healing Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020
Regression Therapy Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020
BEYI & Grief Rituals with Elder Malidoma Patrice Some
Assistant for Grief Ritual with Elder Heloisa da Silva Porto
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi
By Appointment Only
Questions? Please Contact Me!
647 - 287 - 7745
440 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario