Who We Are
Marinella completed a Master of Practice in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy following over a thousand hours of specialized training in areas including yoga therapeutics, prenatal health, rehabilitation, and advanced yoga practices. She merges the disciplines of osteopathy and body movement with rigour and skillful intuition. Her manual therapy sessions help heal, strengthen and optimize health and wellbeing. Her understanding and ability to assist body mechanics in relationship with movement, emotions, and experience is unequaled. Most importantly, she kindly guides patients to a self-care practice that is self-honouring and full of potential for transformation and discovery.
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Carmina graduated from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM), successfully completing a four year TCMP Diploma program with honours. She is a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario and is practised in the areas of acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, and Tui Na massage. Carmina has also traveled to Denver, CO to study under Dr. Martha Lucas, where she earned the certification to use Dr. Lucas’ patented Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture system to treat patients for facial/neck rejuvenation and weight management. Carmina is an educator and an advocate of continuing education and lifelong learning. She’s a faculty member of her alma mater TSTCM where she teaches TCM theory classes and tutors TCM students preparing for their licensing exams. In clinic, Carmina teaches her patients how to use TCM for self care at home, providing them with tools like TCM diet and Qi gong to help prolong the effects of her treatments.
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Carmina’s approach to healing begins with caring and compassion, and respecting that each patient is unique. She follows the basic premise of TCM practice: “Treat the patient, not the disease” – meaning she treats the patient as a whole, restoring balance within the body, strengthening the person’s Qi (vital energy), thereby allowing the body to fight the disease naturally. Carmina has successfully treated patients with digestive disorders, gynecological disorders, stress related disorders, pains/aches, allergies, insomnia and as a former intern at the Dorothy Lea Hospice has experience in bereavement support and palliative care.
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