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What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is considered one of the most ancient therapy known against physical pain. It is a therapeutic treatment that consist of using hands, elbows and or even the feet, in order to treat and relieve one’s person pain or discomfort. Beyond its physical benefits, massage therapy acts as well on the emotional and psychic system.
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- Swedish massage
- Therapeutic massage
- Sports massage
- Cranial massage
- Chair massage
- Massage for pregnant woman
For all types of massage (on table)
- 30 minutes : 60$ + tx
- 60 minutes : 90$ + tx
- 75 minutes: 100$ + tx
- 90 minutes : 120$ + tx
- 120 minutes: 150$ + tx
*Student prices: $10 off *
Method of payment
- Credit card (Visa and Master Card)
* Receipts for insurance and for tax purposes will be given by your massotherapist.
The Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec does not cover massage therapy. However, most insurance companies reimburse a portion of these costs. Check your policy for details on your coverage of massage therapy.
(kinesi = movement) therapy
Massage given through specific movement and technics, such as passive and or active mobilisations, trigger points and massage. Massokinesitherapy is a technic that reduces muscular tensions and gives a greater mobility to the treated region.
Is the most widely recognized and commonly used massage. It provides muscular relaxation, reduces stress hormones and muscle rigidity and also helps venous return. Swedish massage uses five types of strokes; effleurage (sliding), petrissage (kneading), rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration.
Is a deep tissue massage that reduces tension and relieves muscle spasm. This type of massage promotes a better mobility in the articulations and improves deeper and easier breathing. It is also considered to help with insomnia problems, bringing a deeper and recuperative sleep, relieves headaches, arthritis, sciatic and lumbar syndromes.
Is a variety of technics that combines deep tissue, myofacial stretches and trigger points massage. Known to prevent injuries, eliminate muscle cramps and tension, reduces spasms and aches. Commonly used by athletes in pre and post events. Promotes muscle flexibility and engage a maximum range of movement in order to have a better recuperation after a competition.
This massage is more and more commonly used in our modern life during the transition of seasons in order to regularize our health and release accumulated tensions. It is mostly beneficial for a better cranial blood flow, reducing headaches, eye aches and brings a soothing and relaxing state of mind.
This type of massage is one of relaxation and tension reduction given in a seated position and recipients do not need to disrobe themselves. It is often performed in settings such as corporate offices, outdoor festivals and other public locations.
Massage for pregnant women
Massage initiated with no direct pressure and with recipient lying on the side or face up that helps relieve muscles strained by pregnancy. Pure biological unscented massage oil is used to massage legs, back, neck, arms and abdomen.
Is an ancient hawaiian massage that is given with the hands, fists and mostly with the forearms. It provides a more global approach and allows to apply a greater and deeper pressure to certain region in a rhythmic or softer way.
Reflexology is related to shiatsu and acupuncture, commonly known as foot massage. Each zone located under the foot is related to a direct corresponding reflex connected to an organ, gland or a body part. By applying a direct pressure on specific zone, it helps relaxation, calms anxiety, reduces headaches and helps facilitate pregnancy.
Structural myofascial therapy
Oil-free massage. Series of manual techniques on fascias combined with educational exercises. The effect of this massage is cumulative, so it is recommended to get 3 to 4 sessions to obtain a lasting and effective effect.
This is a fusion of Lomi-lomi, traditional Hawaiian massage, and Shiatsu, traditional Japanese massage.
The aim of this approach is to harmonize the circulation of energy in the body by using squeezed pressures with the forearms, elbows, hands and thumbs along the meridian path (energy circuit of the body).
Technique combining Swedish massages, Californian massage and kinesitherapy. It is an all-encompassing massage that includes medium to deep pressures, and includes joint movements. It is part of a therapeutic treatment of the most relaxing.
The Shiatsu therapist lingers on the meridians and energy points (acupuncture) under the skin or in the muscles, especially with thumbs and elbows and palms. The quality of the pressure varies according to the energy state of each person. Shiatsu is practiced in the context of the overall development of the person (physical, mental and mental), and is practiced over clothing