From the moment this powerful healing arts work touched her life, Lisa knew she wanted to bring it to San Diego.


Lisa Oliva is passionate about holistic healing and the transformational possibilities of energetic bodywork. Board Certified by the American Polarity Therapy Association, Lisa delivers a dynamic session experience by combining the therapeutic modalities of:

  • Polarity Therapy

  • Craniosacral Therapy

With over 1,000 hours of coursework, Lisa has passionately studied and practiced the healing arts since 2011. She is honored to bring this special work to her hometown of San Diego, California.

Prior to finding her calling in this work, Lisa had a 15 year accounting career and she holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

When she is not practicing her craft, Lisa enjoys rock climbing, traveling, cooking, floating, tea, music, and snowboarding.

“Be an artist and an architect of your own house, your temple, your body and your mind.”
— Dr. Randolph Stone in "Health Building"


Ever the obedient daughter and good student, Lisa lived narrowly and constructed a life for herself before finding out who she really was. She conformed to what was expected of her, led with her head, and made calculated choices to assuage the emotional chaos of her childhood.

Although she initially found safety and comfort in the predictability, her narrow path was ultimately unsatisfying. In her early 30s, Lisa said goodbye to her long-term relationship and successful career to start the real work of knowing herself.

“The longest journey in a person’s life is the journey from mind to heart.”
— Christian Kieberl-Wigoschnig, MD

Using her pain and struggle as a catalyst for growth and change, Lisa was introduced to Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy at a treatment program for women with eating disorders. Her experience of the work was profound; it woke up something deep within her.

Compelled to explore these modalities further, Lisa went back to school to study the healing arts. Through her personally motivated journey with Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy, she discovered a powerful model for healing, a deep sense of purpose and self, and a dynamic skill set for helping others.

In her years of study and practice, Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy have taught Lisa:

    •    How to listen to, and honor, where she is
    •    How to be in struggle when she's struggling
    •    How to move with life and open to it

“Never force anything, physically or mentally.”
— Dr. Randolph Stone in "Health Building"



Certificate Programs

  • Associate Polarity Practitioner (APP)

  • Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP)

  • Integrative Cranial Sacral Unwinding Practitioner

Additional Studies

  • Somatic Experiencing (Beginning Student)

  • Aromatherapy

  • Traditional Thai Bodywork