Darshel Diaz graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently completing her thesis at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. The focus of her thesis is on the Effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment on First Responders Diagnosed with PTSD.

She began her career working alongside the fitness director at McMaster University to develop programs tailored to meet the needs of individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Inspired by the progress made by her clients through movement and mindful-based practices, she continued in this field. Darshel currently works with a pediatric population diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She believes in the human body’s innate ability to heal itself and the profound connection between the mind, body, and spirit. She is currently offering Osteopathic Manual Therapy services at Yoga City.

History of Osteopathy

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still founded Osteopathy in 1874, following the loss of his wife, three kids, and an adopted child from spinal meningitis. The next thirty years of his life was devoted to studying human anatomy; he sought to uncover an alternative way to treat illness and disease. He embraced the philosophy that the body has a natural ability to self-regulate, through the circulation of its fluids.

Osteopathy Defined

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy; a type of natural medicine that looks at the human body as a continuous and interconnected network of complex systems. An osteopathic manual practitioner uses their hands as a diagnostic tool, as an avenue to palpate and employ gentle manual manipulation to the soft tissues within the bodies’ limits.

Who Can Benefit

Osteopathy is a unique and comprehensive form of manual therapy that is beneficial to everyone. This form of manual therapy can assist in the management of musculoskeletal discomfort, anxiety, depression, digestive and respiratory issues etc.

Initial Assessment and Treatment

60 minutes – $75.00
Follow –up Appointment
30 minutes – $55.00
***PLUS 13% HST***

Wednesdays 4pm – 8pm
Fridays 9am – 2pm

Telephone number: (647) 588-8082
Email address: whitelightwellness@yogacity.ca

Cancellation policy: Please cancel 24hrs prior to your appointment. Cancellations made less than 24hrs are subject to cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of service.

Payment options: Cash, Debit, Visa or Mastercard