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.
Hours: Thursday & Friday 8:30am-1pm,
Book online or call 613-839-1198 to book
90 min – $140
60 min – $100
45 min – $80
30 min – $55
- 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 (Coming Soon)
- combines breath awareness, passive stretching and compression of the muscles. Clients wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow for easeful movement. Kris focuses on both the fascial pathways and energy lines, with a primary intent to facilitate a sense of wholeness, increased energy, flexibility and balance within the body.
- blends light touch and subtle energy techniques from a variety of modalities, including cranial sacral therapy, reiki, biodynamic energetics, shamanism, healing sound and chakra energy work. Kris uses highly vibratory instruments and crystals, along with vocal toning, to encourage the body’s own wisdom to activate towards healing states.
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!