Tia Cherneski has been in the healing field for over twenty years.  After earning her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary; she spent the following twelve years working with families, couples, individuals, children and groups, in a counselling and support capacity, on a whole range of life stresses and challenges.  Tia also worked in Ghana, Africa on the “Girl Child Education Project” for one year with World University Services of Canada pursuing her passion for International Development.


Her involvement in massage and physical healing also began over twenty years ago – starting out as an interest, eventually a part-time job, and ultimately to becoming her sole passion and full-time profession.  Tia has studied at the Upledger Institute which is the founding organization of “CranioSacral Therapy”.  She has completed advance work in this modality; and has also been a Teaching Assistant for the CranioSacral Therapy courses offered through the Upledger Institute.  She has also successfully completed training in the Onsen Techniques (R) specializing in pain management using a structural and osteopathic approach.    Tia is also certified in massage cupping and belongs to the International Cupping Therapy Association.  Tia’s other training includes:  neuromuscular therapy, visceral manipulation, ortho-bionomy, swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, yamuna body rolling and aromatherapy.


Having a background in both counseling and massage has enabled Tia to work compassionately with all people.   Tia has also had many years experience working with people recovering from addictions as the Massage Practitioner at two different private Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs.   Knowing that healing can take place on many levels, Tia has learned to not only listen with her ears, but to listen with her hands – knowing that the body speaks, has a story to tell, and has a way to heal.


Tia is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners; she is certified, licensed and insured but is not an RMT so extended health care plans may or may not  cover for this service – please check with your provider if applicable.


Principles of practice:

  • I feel blessed to be able to make my living doing what I love to do.
  • I believe how we treat ourselves and our bodies’ today, determines our health and wellness for our tomorrows
  • I believe that regardless of where we are today in terms of our health and well-being, there is always something we can do to make a difference – and I hold this intent when I work with people.