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soma essence healing

Specializing in Body& Energy Therapies & Groups

CranioSacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing® (in training) & SomatoEmotional Release

Massage, Reiki, Ancestral Healing, Healing Earth Lodge Ceremonies, Online Circles

Meet Jodie Cara Lindley

Sessions With Intentional Presence

soma = "body"

essence = "be"

healing = "whole"


My gift is being able to tune into the physical and energetic bodies, and perceive what is present. I help guide my clients to a place of greater awareness of what their overall system is communicating, offering a safe space of exploration and healing potential. I believe empowered potential exists within a person, including healing .. with the help of supportive forces and my grounded and compassionate presence.


In my Bodywork Sessions (CranioSacral, Soma Massage) I primarily address the fascial and nervous systems. These two systems are integral in negotiating the body's ability to resolve stress 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 themselves.

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 the session?

  • What is important for you?


All sessions seek to unearth and shift patterns. This is done mindfully, gently and within a client's own pace and rhythm. I welcome transformation for you. In this way, each session I offer is akin to an individualized ceremony with an intention to create change and peace.

My experience comes from 20 years of working in the field of Registered Massage Therapy, Holistic Wellness and Spirituality. Please see my credentials and what I have studied below.

It would be an honour to work with you. 


My Approach

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

at the Newmarket Therapy Centre.

My services complement talk therapy ... I can help with


Anxiety needs a voice, and for us to listen to our needs. That includes what the body needs.

Stress & Tension

Stress & tension are forces of pressure. These are held in the tissues and the mind. 


Pain, especially chronic pain, is the body saying please pay attention to me, I am speaking.

Depression & Feeling Flat

We all shut down at times. Feeling overwhelmed can even cause us to leave our bodies. These states depress our body and energy systems.

Feeling Disconnected

Listening to the body and Spirit are steps towards renegotiatingdisconnection. 


Our overwhelming moments live in the body. Working with the body can restore & repair.

My Credentials ...

Registered Massage Therapist since 1999

Reiki Levels 1-111, Master & Teacher/Trainer since 2005

Shamanic Healing training since 2008 with FOS

Healing Earth Lodge (Sweat Lodge) Facilitation & Supervision since 2016 (with Heloisa da Silva Porto)

Practical Astrology Training with Kelly Surtees in 2012

CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release since 2006 with the Cranial Therapy Centre & Upledger

Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training with The SE Trauma Institute since March 2019

Ancestral Healing Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020

BEYI & Grief Rituals with Elder Malidoma Patrice Some

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi



By Appointment Only


Questions? Please Contact Me!

Contact Info


647 - 287 - 7745

436 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario