After 100000 km of cycling, years of traveling, dozens of ultimate frisbee teams, and numerous mountain sports, Kernby recognized the importance of healthcare for long-term quality of life and changed careers to become a Registered Massage Therapy. He graduated from the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2011. Since then, he has worked in Vancouver, Nelson, and Victoria in variety of environments, including a multidisciplinary clinic, women’s hospital, seniors’ center, palliative care society, sporting events, and spa.
Kernby’s treatment approach is to create the optimal conditions for the body to heal itself — this can mean relaxation, myofascial release, deep tissue work, joint mobilizations, and retraining posture with strengthening, stretching, and proprioceptive exercises. Above all, it means empowering people through education and inspiration. Kernby believes that wellness is a daily practice, and teaching his clients about self-care is as important as any therapy that happens on the table.