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Welcome to Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre

Dedicated to Health, Healing and Sustainability
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Monday to Thursday 9-3pm and by appointment

Clinic - 4596 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0

1-613-839-1198

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Also known as Swedish massage, massage therapy uses various techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body in order to release tension.  Kris works with both deep tissue and subtle  techniques, as appropriate, with an overall aim to bring the body into a relaxed, receptive state, in order to support change in non-beneficial patterning. Massage therapy can support recovery from injury or strain, and also be used as a restorative method to help support the relief of anxiety and stress, and promote general wellness.

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Thai Yoga Massage

This hands-on session is great for folks who love yoga or have always wanted to try yoga. It’s like experiencing a yoga practice without the work of having to do it.  It combines breath awareness, passive stretching and compression of the muscles, activating soft tissue response, energy (meridian) lines and fascial pathways in the body.  Clients wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow for easeful movement and relax on a cushioned floor mat. This combination of movement and massage encourages a sense of wholeness, increased energy, flexibility and balance within the body.

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Indie Head Massage

This treatment includes nourishing warmed oils for your hair and scalp, and a massage focused on the upper back, shoulders, neck and scalp. Pressure points and essential oils are used to promote complete and total relaxation of the body.

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AromaTouch Massage

The AromaTouch Massage is a specific application of essential oils to the back and feet. This technique combines the unique benefits of Massage Therapy with the power of essential oils to create an overall wellness experience.

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Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Hot stone massage  is the use of small, smooth, and heated stones to warm and relax specific points of the body allowing the application of deeper pressure without causing discomfort. The combination of warmed stones and massage therapy provide deeper release and relaxation.

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Sculptural Facial Massage

Sculptural facial massage is a deep tissue massage for the shoulders, neck, face and scalp.  A series of specific techniques are performed over these areas to help tighten the skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, releasing tension from the jaw, forehead and scalp.  Each session includes a gentle warm towel cleanse of the skin, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue massage, tissue stimulating movements, and pressure point release for face and scalp.

*please prepare for your session my removing all makeup products prior to arrival*

In support of your massage, or as a stand alone session ….

Somatic Self Care Support

Our body sends us messages by giving us physical sensations. These sensations are clues to how we’re holding tension, stress, and past & present experiences in our body. We chat about what patterns are showing up, and come up with strategies and activities that can help you, including breath sequences, movement practices, and other self-care techniques.  Somatic awareness supports resilience and adaptability, and can be beneficial in helping release these tendencies of holding. (Available In-person or Virtually)

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Kristine Karpinski B.A., R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator, Sound & Energy Healing Practitioner.

Sometimes our body sends us messages – tight shoulders, clenched jaw, worried thinking, unhappy feet, restless sleep, anxious breathing, numbness, and so on.  Often, these discomforts are compensation patterns.  We’ve all been through various injuries, traumas, stressors, fixations, challenges, etc..  Compensation patterns are one way our body ‘gets through stuff’.  They are likely necessary at the time they develop – but soon become habit, long after they’re needed, and then eventually what served us, becomes a limitation.
Kris is skilled at noticing and tracking these patterns in posture, movement, breath, tissue nature, fluid rhythms and perceptual states.  Awareness is the key to encouraging change, releasing compensation and discovering a more comfortable way.
All sessions are framed in the context of Somatic Awareness; getting curious about the language of the body and noticing what patterns are apparent and desire attention.

Kris has been in full-time private practice and teaching for over 30 years.   In that time, she has collectively trained in and taught various healing modalities, body centred therapies and movement methods.  She holds master-level certifications in many methods of Bodywork, Yoga, Conscious Dance, Somatic Movement, Energy Healing, Doula Care, Natural Health, Sound Healing, Nature Therapies and Wisdom Traditions.  She is a life-long, avid learner with a curious and joyful spirit!

Amber Young, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist,

Amber Young is a Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Breast Health Educator. She has a diverse background in stress management and relaxation techniques, and a deep respect for the healing of an individual’s physical, emotional and mental health.
Graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC and in practice since 2004, she has training and a wealth of experience in; traditional massage techniques, Craniosacral Therapy, Breast Massage, Energy Modalities, Myofascial work, lymphatic draining, end of life care and chronic illness.
She has been teaching breast health workshops since 2007 and completed the Mammalive Healthy breast program in 2020.
She enjoys the balance of educating, hands on healing, spending time in nature, nurturing her family and offering safe space for supporting individuals on their wellness journey. Amber counts her blessings every day to be a wellness guardian, committing even deeper to her path, this is her life work. She feels in this human experience we should all have the space to safely discover ourselves in mind, body and spirit. She looks forward to supporting you on your unique journey.  For more info about Amber visit www.suryadaya.ca

Victoria Lefebre, R.M.T.

Registered Massage Therapist,

Victoria Lefebre is a Registered Massage therapist with over 20 years experience in the field of health and holistic wellness.  She grew her practice as an RMT specializing in Pre and Post natal massage, Infant massage, Rehabilitative Massage, and Functional Strength and Stretching. As a Mom of three, wife and business owner Victoria has a passion for helping families find balance and health as a nutritionist and Health Coach.  Eventually expanding her offering to include personal training and group fitness classes, Yoga and Meditation.

Victoria currently offers registered massage therapy, hot stone therapy, Indie Head Massage, AromaTouch Therapy and Sculptural Facial Massage.

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