METAbodyWORKS was founded in 2013 by Frank Carone and Rina Thibault, to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern Medicine, and 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: believing 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...
This would reduce wait times, reduce cancer, obesity, hospital visits, you name it; our society would work and live with more meaning and sense of purpose.
In today's modern world, we have forgotten our authentic self and the importance of our Mind-Body Connection. We've separated our mind from our heart because we differentiate our self into greater and greater abstractions. In Asian Healing Traditions, the mind, body, and heart are interconnected through energy. Holistic Medicine studies and applies energy to repair and renew cells to optimize our genetic expression.
Alternative and Complementary therapies are still inaccessible for many people, or their access to some of these therapies does not address the underlying issues and many of these therapies 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)
Hi, my name is Frank,
I am a Registered Massage Therapist, a qualified Tai Ji Quan, and a Bagua Zhang teacher. My background and certifications are centered on bridging modern anatomical and physiological understanding with Taoist and Qi Gong principles. I received my training from The Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Center. I've been training since 1994, doing this for over 27 years.
I also hold a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Kikkawa College and I've been doing holistic massage and energy work since 2005. 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 am an advocate for research in martial and healing arts and for the advancement of health and human understanding.
Hi, my name is Rina,
I've been practicing yoga for over 18 years and I'm a certified Yoga Teacher with over 7 years of teaching experience.
I'm been a Therapeutic Thai Massage Practitioner for over 5 years.
I approach every individual with compassion and patience. Through my experience and knowledge in Buddhism, Meditation, Massage, and Yoga I understands the subtle body-energetic movements and how it affects the body, as well as, connects my findings with you on a physiological, emotional and spiritual plane.
I am a student of Master Deanna Villa and continues to train at Thai Massage Toronto. I've completed Thai Medicine Theory and Thai Heat Therapy courses and I hold a diploma in Shiatsu. I also hold certification in: