METAbodyWORKS was founded in 2013 by Frank Carone and Rina Thibault to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern Medicine by providing accessibility and affordability to the Healing Arts for everyone, regardless of belief, race, gender, or finances.
Our vision of the Canadian Healthcare System is more holistic: we believe in a circle of care that integrates knowledge of our mind-body, therapeutic bodywork, meditation, and mindful movement. We believe in the intrinsic ability to heal ourselves!
Imagine the impact this would have on all of us.
Implementing this would reduce wait times, cancer and obesity rates, hospital visits, and more. As a result, our society would operate and exist with a greater sense of meaning and purpose.
In today's modern world, we have forgotten our authentic selves and the importance of our Mind-Body Connection. We've separated our minds from our hearts because we differentiate ourselves into greater and greater abstractions. In Asian Healing, the interconnectedness of traditions, the mind, body, and spirit is based on energy. Holistic Medicine examines and applies the power to repair and renew cells to optimize our genetic expression.
Alternative and Complementary therapies still need to be made available for many people, or their access to some of these therapies does not address the underlying issues and many offer band-aid solutions. An integrated approach to healing goes beyond and acknowledges the connection between emotions and pain.
Healing is 'changing the whole.'
Jean-Charles Grambe, Ph.D. (Psychology)
my name is Frank,
I am a Registered Massage Therapist, a qualified Tai Ji Quan, and a Bagua Zhang teacher. As someone who values a holistic approach to health and wellness, I have dedicated my background and certifications to bridging modern anatomical and physiological understanding with Taoist and Qi Gong principles. Integrating these principles into my services can contribute to overall well-being and balance.
I received my massage training from Kikkawa College and Martial Arts training from The Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Center. I've trained in Martial Arts for 30 years and Healing Arts for 20.
I specialize in Suikodo, developed by Mitsuki Kikkawa, and Myofacial Release for Postural Integration.
I continue to apply and integrate my skills in energy medicine, Neuro-Meridian research, and healing. I advocate for research in martial and healing arts and advancing health and human understanding.
If you want to learn more about how I can help you achieve your health goals, please don't hesitate to contact me for further information or to schedule an appointment.
Hi, my name is Rina,
With over 20 years of yoga practice and 13 years of certification as a Yoga Teacher, I bring extensive teaching experience and knowledge. In addition, my nine years as a Therapeutic Thai Massage Practitioner have allowed me to approach each person with compassion and patience. My expertise in Buddhism, Meditation, Massage, and Yoga enables me to understand the body's subtle energetic movements and how they impact the body on physiological, emotional, and spiritual levels.
To continue deepening my knowledge and understanding of these modalities, I am studying under Master Deanna Villa and training at Thai Massage Toronto. My certifications include Foot Shiatsu Massage, Thai Reflexology, Acupressure Therapy, and Reiki Grand Master of the Right-Hand Path. I hold a diploma in Shiatsu. With practical benefits in mind, I help my clients achieve a deeper level of relaxation and healing.
Hi, I'm Rina, a Holistic Wellness Practitioner. You may wonder what I do and why you should know me. Holistic wellness is an approach to healing the body without surgery. Traditional Eastern medicine considers the human body as an interconnected system where its various parts function together.
Holistic wellness views the physical body as an ever-flowing energy that nourishes all body functions. Healing is the process of becoming whole and healthy again.
While Western medicine and its various forms have their place in human healing, we have become overly reliant on them to cure "everything." However, "heal" and "healing" are often not used in this context.
During your next doctor's appointment, try using the words "heal" or "healing" instead of "make it better, fix, cure, get rid of, or help." Observe the response.
How can I assist in your healing? I utilize the Body-Mind-Intellect Chart (BMI), developed by Dr. Chakraburty, to integrate Eastern and Western medicine. The body uses different modalities of energetic bodywork, such as therapeutic massage, stretching, reflexology, and Reiki, to function correctly. We will explore the factors contributing to mental health healing, including time management, financial management, and stress management. Additionally, we will delve into meditation techniques aimed at managing anxiety, fear, anger, worry, and depression.
When it comes to intelligence, you will learn about the physical and energetic workings of the body, including the impact of nutrition and diet on your health. You'll learn to cook to extract the best vitamins and minerals from your food. We'll also discuss various diets, such as the Soft Food and 5 Flavors. Furthermore, we will look at the medications you are taking, what they are, how they work, and their side effects. You will also learn about symptom management using herbal supplements and whole foods, identify the best ones and learn how they work.
When our BMI is imbalanced, we experience dis-ease. If left unmanaged, it can lead to chronic stress, which can be debilitating. Stress is something everyone experiences, regardless of age. But what exactly is stress? It's simply a response to the reality we face. We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control how we perceive it.
By taking care of yourself, you become independent and retain your will.
With our Initial Visit package, you can get a complete 75-minute assessment, bodywork, and consultation session for only $99.
I am accepting new clients and would love to meet you to discuss your health goals.
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