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 Friday By Appointment Only

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


B&B - 2386 Thomas A. Dolan Pkwy



Kristine Karpinski

Kristine Karpinski, a Registered Massage Therapist, Energy & Sound Healing Practitioner, Somatic Movement Educator

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.

Session Options:

Hours: Monday to Friday

Book online or call 613-839-1198 to book

90 min – $140
60 min – $100
45 min – $80
30 min – $55

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.  In her youth, she suffered multiple chemical sensitivities, which prompted an exploration into alternative health approaches.  She found her way through, studying dance, drama and music and went on to study psychology and theatre in university.  She has since merged these interests to develop a great passion for somatic, holistic and expressive approaches to well being.  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!

Massage Therapy

Also known as Swedish massage, 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.

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.

Most extended health care plans offer coverage for Massage Therapy sessions in Ontario (this includes Thai Yoga Massage).  Please check with your provider.

60 & 90 minute in-person sessions available

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 within 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.

Some extended health care plans may offer coverage for Self-Care Support sessions under Massage Therapy.  Please check with your provider.

60 minute in-person or virtual session available

Energy Healing

For those interested in a more fine-tuned experience, energy healing can be an in-person or distance-based experience.  Energy knows no bounds – intention and vibration can go the distance.  Deep presence and advanced consciousness practices, along with a variety of subtle energy techniques, aim to address physical, energetic and spiritual realms of healing.  Sound healing, biodynamic techniques, chakra balancing, and shamanic wisdom practices are often a part the session.  Energy Work can be a catalyst, that encourages the body’s own wisdom to activate towards healing states.  (A detailed report follows every distant healing session.)

60 & 90 minute in-person sessions available
60 minute virtual session available

Sound Healing Forest Therapy

Nature knows best.  Let’s take a walk.  Bring your feet to the earth and walk the path slowly with awareness, bathing in the beneficial phytochemicals of the trees and plants.  Forest bathing is a well-researched practice, with proven healing potential.  Accompanied by Sound Healing, and Shamanic Druid Wisdom practices, this can be a profound experience.  (Come with a friend or two, and share the cost.)

90 minute session in-person, onsite      (If you have an interest in a longer experience offsite, please connect.)