Ryan P Kern, LMBT

Columbia, SC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I provide customized massage and bodywork therapy to each of my clients, every time. You're building a one-on-one personal relationship with a licensed, experienced, well-trained professional who obviously cares for each client individually.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I'm really excited about great massage experiences! I genuinely love what I do and am honored every time my clients choose my office.

Location

Columbia, SC 29210

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Alice R. Jun 10, 2017
    Ryan listens very carefully to what you say about what you are looking for in your massage. He notes all areas of concern and addresses each. He Is knowledgeable and competent to handle any problems with confidence, professionalism and modesty. No, I am not his mother but he says I remind him of his grandmother.
    Ryan K. Jun 11, 2017

    Alice, I am honored to be a highly regarded member of your personal wellness team. I look forward to continuing to bring my best for someone who is the best parts of both of my grandmothers.

  • Lisa S. Jun 10, 2017
    Ryan always knows just what to do to ease my chronic pain. And we solve all the world's problems while we're at it!
    Ryan K. Jun 11, 2017

    Lisa, I appreciate you! Massage is a vehicle by which I am blessed to encounter so many interesting and powerful personalities. Thank you for trusting me with your pain and always bringing your character and charm to the table. You're one in a million and well-suited to address all the world's problems. I trust you at the helm!

  • Ian Y. Jun 8, 2017
    I have a lot of stress in my day-to-day and carry it predominantly in my neck and shoulders. Ryan has a tremendous understanding of what that stress does and how it manifests throughout my body. His care and attention to detail are unmatched by the numerous other massage therapists I've worked with.
    Ryan K. Jun 9, 2017

    Ian, thank you for trusting me with your bodywork! I am glad to hear that I am hitting the mark! Thank you!

  • Julie P. Jun 6, 2017
    I've been going to Ryan for about 3 years now. He's the best masseuse I've ever been to! He's very professional yet personable and friendly. I definitely recommend him!
    Ryan K. Jun 6, 2017

    Julie thank you for your recommendation, that means a lot to me.

  • Linda K. Jun 5, 2017
    Ryan Kern is very professional and knowledgable about his work. He takes the time making sure you are comfortable. Your body will thank you and you will definitely want to go back.
    Ryan K. Jun 6, 2017

    Listen, Linda! Thank you for your generosity and fantastic review!

  • Robin S. Jun 5, 2017
    Ryan is exceptional and offers a superb service for a very reasonable price. His skills are unquestionably the best I've ever experienced and he is totally focused on his customer's needs. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
    Ryan K. Jun 6, 2017

    Robin, thank you! I am glad to have earned your trust and loyalty.

  • Sandra S. Jun 5, 2017
    Spends time to get to know your medical problems and offers suggestions for improvements. Provides realistic expectations and gives clients options for treatment. Mr. Kern is very patient and caring and puts the needs of his clients first. All appointments are on time so there is no excess waiting. I highly recommend Mr. Kern for therapeutic massages.
    Ryan K. Jun 5, 2017

    Thanks you, Sandra. I value such high praise from someone with high standards.

  • Sandra B. Jun 5, 2017
    He always does a fantastic job! I can count on him to work out any kinks, aches or pains I might have. I would give him six stars if I could! Thanks!
    Ryan K. Jun 5, 2017

    Sandra, you are so kind! You deserve 6 stars, too, Lady!

  • Jennifer P. Jun 5, 2017
    Best Massage Therapist in town.
    Ryan K. Jun 5, 2017

    Jennifer, that means a lot to me. Thank you thank you thank you.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge an hourly rate, and will prorate it to the minute, as well as additional charges for hot towels, essential oils, aromatherapy, castor oil applications, and hot stones.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically with a new client, we do a short first time interview so that I can make sure to accommodate my client's needs and concerns and give you an overview of my office to ensure that he or she is comfortable in my office.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a certificate for Professional Clinical Neuromuscular Therapy, a 750 hour training, which I received before I was licensed.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I met all the requirements set by the school I went to and the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for a Massage/Bodywork Therapy.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My youngest client has been 12. I work with Men and Women and children when a legal guardian is present.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I am a big fan of encouraging my clients to verify license, that'll weed out a lot of the jokers right there. You can also ask about continuing education. In South Carolina specifically we are required 12 hours every other year; however, for me my national American Massage Therapy Association requires 48 every 4 years.