soma essence healing

Specializing in Trauma-Based Body & Energy Therapies


CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release

Somatic Experiencing®

Transforming Touch®

Reiki & Reiki Training, Healing Earth Lodge Weekends



Jodie Cara Lindley

Trauma-Based Bodywork & Energy Healing

I am a trauma-based bodyworker with over 20 years of foundational experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. The focus of my practice has shifted over the years, and I now specialize in working with clients who have Developmental Trauma (In Utero & Birth), PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety/Depression, Physiological & Psychological Syndromes, Stress Disorders, and various Pain & Physical Issues. 


My sessions integrate modalities that are focused on Nervous System Regulation & Reorganization, Discharging Traumatic Stress, Releasing Muscle and Fascial Tension/Bracing, Restoring Primitive Reflexes, and Clearing Energy Blockages. I primarily work with ages 12 and up.


I typically integrate any of the following modalities, which are dependent upon client goals and presenting symptoms: CranioSacral Therapy & SomatoEmotional Release, Somatic Experiencing®, and Transforming Touch® (Developmental Trauma & Primitive Reflex protocols). Please note I do not provide traditional Swedish Massage any longer. Visit My Modalities page to learn more ...


I also have experience with Pre & Post Psychedelic and Plant Medicine participants, of which bodywork can greatly enhance integration. I have other holistic interventions in my toolbelt of Energy and Body healing, which I typically include when indicated.

I believe the body knows how to heal … sometimes it just needs help activating the healing potential. This can come by satisfying our early developmental and attachment needs through secure presence and safe touch. 

Please know this takes time .. I do not offer quick fixes. What I do is help facilitate the system towards balance, bit by bit.

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:

*What do 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 bring more regulation into the nervous system, and gently unearth and shift patterns of stress, pain, blocked survival life force energy. This is done mindfully, compassionately and within a client's own pace and rhythm. 

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.


My Practice


I am honoured to practice as part of the team at Newmarket Therapy Centre​, located in downtown Newmarket. 


This Centre of Psychotherapists is truly a healing Centre, with my partner Jason Koenigbaur, RP at the helm. 

I approach my work intuitively, but with a strong foundation and understanding of the body’s basic physiological and energetic processes, primarily that of the nervous system. 


The nervous system is our “map of wellness” and is the guide in my bodywork. My current studies reflect the latest in the neurochemistry of stress and trauma.

The energetic healing therapies I use are grounded in years of experience and study.

I believe that a Higher Power is always present and willing to assist in the healing potential.

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

Feather 4

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.

Purple Flowers
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. 

Bird Silhouettes

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

My Credentials ...

Somatic & Trauma-Based Modalities:

Registered Massage Therapist since 1999

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

Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner Training (SEP) with The SE Trauma Institute Advanced Level

Pre & Peri Natal Workshop Video Training facilitated by Raja Selvam

Current Training in Developmental Trauma: 2021-2022

*Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain (Transforming Touch®) with Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

*Somatic Resilience & Regulation with Kathy L. Kain, SEP & Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, SEP

Holstic & Energy Modalities:

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 2012-13

Ancestral Healing & Regression Therapy Training with Heloisa da Silva Porto in 2020

Assistant for Grief Ritual with Elder Heloisa da Silva Porto

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

Integrative Sessions

Head Massage

Relieve Traumatic Stress

Clear Patterns Held In The Body

By Appointment Only


Questions? Please Contact Me!

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Contact Info


647 - 287 - 7745

440 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario