Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui

is creating Craniosacral Therapy at a women's shelter & for trauma survivors
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About Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui

I am Emma. I'm a Craniosacral Therapist, water and social justice activist, writer, holistic nutrition student and community organizer. I recently started offering Craniosacral Therapy sessions to women in a shelter in Ottawa. It has been incredibly rewarding work to support the women in their healing from abuse, trauma and conditions that come with these - depression, anxiety, addiction, pain, illness and more.

I would love to be able to offer sessions at the shelter consistently. I would also love to set up a fund for low-income trauma survivors, activists and frontline workers to process trauma and burnout.

So, I set up this page to reach out to our community and ask for your support in this work that I feel so passionately about. Can you make a monthly contribution to keep this work going?

With your support, you'll be making a direct impact on the lives of women who have experienced abuse and trauma. You'll also be joining a community of people that is changing culture to one based in community care, healing, equity and justice. 

Please note the contributions are in US dollars so remember to factor in the exchange rate. 

What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, profound type of body work that helps to relieve pain and imbalances in the body as well as process trauma and stored emotions in order to bring someone back to health and balance. CST can help someone transition from Fight-Flight mode and into Rest-Digest mode, where our bodies do their healing. It uses different hand placements, or holds, along the sacrum, spine and head to release tension, emotions and memories stored deep in the body. I practice Biodynamic CST which is a client-led practice that tunes into the deeper rhythms of the body linked to physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Who will your donation help?
Your donations will go to providing CST sessions for women at a shelter in Ottawa. They’re people who experienced abuse and trauma and now experience addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts and more - all of which are normal responses to very traumatic experiences, as trauma and addictions expert Dr. Gabor Maté would say.

With $700 USD per month, I will spend two half days every month at a women's shelter giving Craniosacral Therapy sessions to support women who are processing abuse and trauma. I will also set up a fund for Craniosacral Therapy sessions for low-income trauma survivors. The fund will also support activists and frontline workers who have experienced (vicarious) trauma and  burnout and need support in their recovery.

About me
I began my first training in Craniosacral Therapy in 2018, completed my Level 2 training in September 2019 and will continue training in 2020. I also offer ThetaHealing® to clients, which is a technique used to clear limiting core beliefs using a combination of meditation and dialogue. I started my practice, Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui, and work with a range of clients including survivors of abuse and (intergenerational) trauma as well as activists and frontline workers who experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, burnout and a host of health conditions.

Craniosacral Therapy is deeply restorative and helped me in my own process of healing from (intergenerational) trauma, burnout and digestive disorders. As an empath, CST comes naturally to me as I have always been attuned to other people’s emotions and well-being.

As a water activist, I'm very passionate about water and think about the parallels between Craniosacral Therapy, which works with the (cerebral spinal) fluids in our bodies, and waterways in the environment. When we tax our systems - ecosystems, water systems and our individual bodies - we impact the long-term health of waterways and our bodies.

As a social justice activist, I provide care with an awareness of the crises we face today including climate and water crises, racism, gender inequity and income inequality and how they can impact our well-being. Patriarchy, capitalism and colonization are not only wearing on our planet, but also wearing on our health and communities.

Why your donation is needed
This work ties together health, healing trauma (including intergenerational, historical and collective trauma), social justice, dismantling and healing from patriarchy and misogyny and community care. Staff at shelters do incredible work, but shelters are so underfunded.

This type of healing modality is effective in helping people recover from trauma, burnout and more. Your donation can help bring calm, peace and health to people who have experienced trauma and burnout. Your donation will help to create a regenerative culture based on community care that is now needed more than ever.

Please consider making a contribution. Thank you!

• Donations are charged in US dollars.
• You can also make a one-time donation
rather than a monthly donation here.
• For $10 tier and up, names of donors will automatically be added to the website. If you wish to remain anonymous, please send me a message.
• For $20, $30 and $40 tiers, names will be entered into a draw once the $700 per month goal is reached.
• Free CST sessions are offered at a designated clinic during designated hours in Ottawa.
$117 of $700 per month
With $700 per month, I will spend two half days at a women's shelter giving Craniosacral Therapy sessions to support women who are processing abuse and trauma. I will also set up a fund for Craniosacral Therapy sessions for low-income trauma survivors as well as activists and frontline workers who are recovering from (vicarious) trauma and burnout and are in need of community care and healing.
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