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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.  The body has a natural affinity to self -correct and heal but this ability is often compromised due to overwork, injuries, emotional or physical stress and trauma, or over use of the body.

        Such stressors negatively affect the function of the central nervous system and potentially every other system of the body. Through gentle assessment and manipulation, the CranioSacral  therapist facilitates the release of tension and restrictions in the fascia, cranium, cerebral spinal fluid, helping to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and circulation and fluidity of the body. This approach also increases body awareness and the mind /body connection.

SomatoEmotional Release (SER) Therapy

SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that helps restore the mind, body and spirit of residual effects of past traumas.  The body often retains physical forces and emotional energy activated by physiological, emotional, spiritual trauma. The body in its wisdom acts to protect itself and thus can “wall off” or compress this energy into the tissues and structures of the body.  The body attempts to accommodate and compensate for the short term until there is resolution, however long-term accommodation can develop into symptoms of physical pain, dysfunction, and emotional stress. Distress to our mind, body and spirit.

         SER aims to dissipate the residual effects of past injuries, stresses and held trauma’s which influences our physical, emotional and spiritual health, thus restoring, rebalancing and enhancing the mind, body, spirit connection.

CranioSacral therapists are able to detect disturbances in the cranial sacral rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction, such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body. Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

What can this therapy treatment do for me?

Martez Schembri-Diskey RMT, CST-D
(email  martez@whitbymassage.com  / 905.430.2183 ext. 106)

Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Contemporary Cupping, Trauma Release Therapy


Martez has been in practice for over 24 years using an integrative and holistic approach. Her massage is a slow and gentle, using energy instead of force to calm and unwind the central nervous system's fight and flight response. This approach allows for deeper massage work to be done easily, while minimizing the body's pain/stress response. Clients leave feeling with a renewed mind, relaxed body and restored spirit.


Mondays: 9:30am - 2:30pm, Tuesdays: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

The Therapist


90 Minute CranioSacral Therapy Session $135.00

75 Minute CranioSacral Therapy Session $120.00

60 Minute CranioSacral Therapy Session $105.00


Initial Sessions must be a minimum

of 75 minutes in length

What to expect

Patients are generally fully clothes during the treatments. Using a soft touch, a therapist gently works with the whole body including the spine and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms and fascia. Practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues throughout the body and that which surrounds the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.


Conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability.

>   Acute aneurysm

>   cerebral hemorrhage or other pre-existing severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be affected by small intracranial pressure changes.


>   Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 

>   Migraines and Headaches

>   Chronic Neck and Back Pain

>   Autism 

>   Stress and Tension-Related Disorders

>   Motor-Coordination Impairments

>   Infant and Childhood Disorders

>   Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

>   Chronic Fatigue

>   Fibromyalgia

>   TMJ Syndrome

>   Scoliosis

>   Central Nervous System Disorders

>   Learning Disabilities


>   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

>   Orthopedic Problems

>   And Many Other Conditions

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Payment Methods

Payment is due on receipt of service.

Now Offering Direct Billing to Most Extended Health Care Plans!!

All prices above include HST.

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* PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT able to accommodate walk in appointments or general inquiries. Please book online or call 905.430.2183. For individual therapists hours, please visit “Our Team”.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we often work without a receptionist and it is our policy to not interrupt sessions already in progress. If you would like to speak with us in person or come to see our clinics, we kindly ask that you please make an appointment!

Staff Directory & Emails

Kayla Anderson RMT – ext. 109 (email kayla@whitbymassage.com)

Michelle Bishop – ext. 110 (email michelle@whitbymassage.com)

Donna Carmichael – ext. 107 (email donna@whitbymassage.com)

Cheri Chapple RMT – ext. 104 (email cheri@whitbymassage.com)

Christine Elste RMT – ext. 103 (email christine@whitbymassage.com)

Mercedes Haggart   RMT – ext. 108 (email mercedes@whitbymassage.com)

Gina Haughian  RMT – ext. 112 (email gina@whitbymassage.com)

Adia Huss-Solomon RMT – ext. 105 (email adia@whitbymassage.com)

Pierre Langlois RMT – ext. 116 (email pierre@whitbymassage.com)

Omar Lunan RMT – ext. 115 (email omar@whitbymassage.com)

Rachel Lynde RMT – ext. 117 (email rachel@whitbymassage.com)

Candace Morrison-Gage – ext. 113 (email candace@whitbymassage.com)

Dr Diane Peters (email diane@whitbymassage.com)

Jennifer Rhines – ext. 118 (email jenn@whitbymassage.com)

Martez Shcmbri-Diskey RMT, CST-D – x. 106 (martez@whitbymassage.com)

Cara Stevens – ext. 114 (email cara@whitbymassage.com)

Whitby Massage Therapy Clinic location and office

Clinic Hours* (See note)

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm

Saturday 9am-3pm

Closed Sundays

Telephone: 905.430.2183

519 Dundas Street E, Suites 6 & 7

Whitby, ON  L1N 2J5

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