Massage Therapy

Michael Kono RMT

Michael has been registered with the College of Massage Therapy of British Columbia since 1999.  The primary focus of his practice early on was Myofascial Release Technique, a modality that targets connective tissue adherences that lead to restrictions and symptoms within ourselves.  During the following years, Michael incorporated Soft Tissue Release Therapy, Somatics, and Muscle Balance and Function techniques.

The next stage of growth came after discovering the treatment philosophy of manual osteopathy.  Manual osteopathy is a holistic treatment modality that is rooted in anatomy, physiology and neurology.  The treatment approach is to consider your symptoms along with your personal and medical history combined with an understanding of the interrelationships of the systems of the body to formulate a treatment plan. Michael is presently enrolled in the British Columbia School of Manual Osteopathy and is nearing the end of the program.  Michael is a medical Qigong practitioner which has exposed him to an eastern model of health and healing.  Further goals include enrolling in the medical Qigong therapist program and volunteering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society.

“I feel my treatments no longer travel in a linear fashion with my knowledge imposed onto you and your treatment, but I now reside in being centred and grounded.  This allows me to listen to what your body needs, to unwind strains held in the body; which I feel can free the body and initiate it’s own healing cascade.” Michael Kono

Michael moved to the valley in 2003 with his wife and raised two daughters. “Currently, I am enjoying life with Lucinda as we navigate being empty nesters. My hobbies include cooking, Bodynetix fitness and collecting Fluevogs.”