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Craniosacral Therapy developed from the work of an American Osteopath,

Dr William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s.

The body expresses very subtle rhythmic motions in fluid and tissues, that express health and assist in the functioning of a number of vital functions. The craniosacral therapist tunes into and listens to these subtle motions through their hands, facilitating a deep self-healing process of the body to release physical and emotional tensions, restoring the system to a more balanced state







I was born and grew up in Paris, France, in a family from Dominican Republic with some French ancestry on my mother’s side.

I am a fully qualified Craniosacral Therapist registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA).


I initially graduated with a Maîtrise (4-year degree) in Psychology from Université Paris 5 René Descartes and a Master’s degree in Development of Human Resources. Before being Craniosacral Therapist I worked in Corporate within Human Resources (HR), where I came across a range of physical, mental, emotional issues related to desk-seating computer prolonged postures and corporate environments  including stress, back pain, neck pain, headaches, insomnia, exhaustion, burnout.


In my last years in HR, I wanted to work in a therapy context and with people from all horizons. At the same time I discovered Craniosacral Therapy (CST) through my Qi Gong teacher. It became a considerable holistic support and deeply enhanced my sense of wellbeing. So naturally I studied Anatomy and Physiology and then Craniosacral Therapy at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust (CTET) in London, qualifying after 3 years. Along with CST, I have been practicing Qi Gong for many years, which grounds my system, benefiting me both personally and in my Craniosacral practice.


I work with people struggling with physical pain ie: back, shoulders, neck, wrists, knees, ankles,  and also stress, anxiety, overwhelming mental activity, emotional fatigue and those going through difficult life challenges.

CST is excellent for releasing tension and restriction either physical or emotional, these can be often be held in the body for many years, from birth or past trauma. CST can be a great way of regulating the nervous system, reducing stress, anxiety.


I work with all ages, including new parents and young children.

I am bilingual in French and Spanish, and speak English and Italian.

What to expect


During the first session, a case history is taken before resting on the couch.            

Treatments take place with shoes off and otherwise fully clothed with you in a resting position, face up.

I work with my clients as a whole, working into specific areas in the body as needed, with light hand contact.

First sessions can last up to 75 minutes, follow up sessions are 60 minutes.

This work differs from Massage and Osteopathy, as muscles or bones are not manipulated. Subtle hand contact with the body is maintained throughout the session.


Craniosacral Therapy with Marie

Marie Ortiz


Craniosacral Therapy (Biodynamic)

About me

Cost: £50 for 60 minute session

For availability and bookings please email

or text 07513 844 492