4 Rivers Osteopathy and Massage Therapy
Carl Kern, M.OMSc, RMT
Carl Kern, M.OMSc, RMT
Osteopathy is a structurally-based healing modality meant to re-align your body and remove restrictions that impede your body's self-healing and self-regulation. Treating the body structurally can be used to address chronic and acute pain, postural dysfunction, injuries and traumas.
Massage Therapy is a modality of relaxation for your body and mind. Using Swedish techniques, the goal is to melt away muscle tension, to relieve aches and pains, and decrease stress of all kinds.
A treatment plan will be created for you that is tailored to your needs.
To make an appointment, please contact directly.
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All prices include HST
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A receipt will be emailed to you which you can submit to your insurance provider.
Monday-Friday from 2pm-8pm.
Email, phone, or text to inquire about availability.
24 hours notice is required before rescheduling or cancelling. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before your appointment time will be charged 50% of the cost of your treatment. Any missed appointments will be subject to the full cost of your treatment.
Located on the lower level of the Village Healing Centre of Roncesvalles United Church, at 240 Roncesvalles ave. Walk through the church parking lot, down the steps to the right, and have a seat in the waiting area. You'll be met there.
Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L8, Canada
If taking TTC, head to Dundas West station on Bloor line, and go south on the 504 King streetcar. Get off at Fermanagh/High Park blvd.
If driving, the Village Healing Centre is located on the corner of Wright and Roncesvalles ave. Paid street parking is available on Roncesvalles. Parking is free for 1 hr on surrounding residentials streets.
In Carl's massage therapy practice, he utilizes Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, stretching, and active engagement techniques, while encouraging free range of motion in your joints and a connection with your breath. His goal during treatment is to find and address the root causes of pain and dysfunction rather than by chasing after the symptoms.
It is important to Carl that people feel home in their own bodies, using massage like a meditation to get us out of our heads, and into our own "embodied" selves, promoting balance between our mental, emotional, and physical aspects. Carl believes in education to help clients feel empowered and supported, and better able to manage and understand their own symptoms on their healing journey. Carl is committed to his goal of creating a safe space for all body types, all genders and orientations, and all human beings in all stages of their lives.
As a life long learner, Carl is committed to his personal growth. His desire to connect inner and outer worlds, and explore the question of how to build an ethical life, has led him into health care and the practice of Massage Therapy, as well as the study of Indigenous and Environmental Studies (BA), sustainable agriculture and organic farming, culinary arts, and artisinal sourdough bread baking. On his own, Carl is interested in folk music, herbal medicine, LGBTQ health, and he still likes to bake. Carl has recently taken up the study of osteopathy.
Carl is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
"I wanted to remind people that we are made of water, and that prioritizing our health means prioritizing the health of our waters. In our bodies, the major waterways are the nervous system, the lymphatic system, and the vascular system of arteries and veins. These waterways can be benefitted through massage therapy by:
Our bodies are an ecosystem of rivers and channels that need to flow freely. The health of our waterways impact the health of our bodies, just like the Earth as a whole. I want to then acknowledge the condition our environment is in right now. By using only certified organic oils and lotions, it is to provide the best quality products for your skin, while also supporting an economy that ultimately benefits us, the farmers, the environment, and our waters."
-Carl Kern, M.OMSc, RMT
To find out more, or to inquire about availability, please don't hesitate to contact me.