Massotherapy in Saint-Laurent
Whether it is for a Swedish or Californian (relaxing) massage, therapeutic (sports) or for pregnant woman, our massage therapists are all graduates and members of a recognized professional association. Receipts for your insurance are available from your therapist.
Relaxation! It is a pleasure, a reward that you offer yourself, a moment of well being and appeasement. Swedish massage is ideal if you want to get rid of stress, anxiety, tension, nervousness and fatigue. It is, first of all, a message that tones and relaxes the muscles. It also promotes blood and lymphatic circulation and the elimination of toxins. The therapist will adapt the rhythm and depth of the maneuvers according to the needs of the person being massaged. Swedish massage relaxes both the body and the mind. Particularly soothing, it is appreciated for its ability to reduce the effects of stress on the body. Moreover, a firmer and vigorous massage is ideal for relaxing muscular tension. Similarly, this technique relieves pain caused by poor posture, repetitive movements or sports injury. It provides relaxation, tone and suppleness to the body. (Excerpt from the official website Mon Réseau Plus).
Therapeutic (deep tissue)
If you need a cure or relief for joint pain or muscle tension, therapeutic massage is appropriate. This is not a luxury but more often a necessity. Ideal for healing and shortening recovery time, especially after exercise, physical work or intense sport. It will be normal to feel aches in the two days following the massage, before enjoying all of its benefits. Recommended for chronic conditions such as a migraine, hyperactivity and hypertension.
Prenatal (for pregnant women)
Pregnancy is a moment in life where the body changes and physical discomfort and discomfort may occur. The relaxing massage has multiple beneficial effects on the pregnant woman:
- Global relaxation
- Promotes sleep and recovery
- Removes tiredness during pregnancy
- Relief of muscle pain
- Energy Boost
- Relaxation of stress and anxiety
If you are having a normal pregnancy, you can have a message at any time after the first trimester.
If you have a history of miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, etc., it is important in these situations to seek the advice of the doctor or midwife who is following you before having a massage.
To allow you to reclaim your body. The coming of a child brings many changes in your life.
Here are some benefits of a massage after childbirth:
• Recover faster from childbirth
• Alleviate the baby blues and the risks of postpartum depression
• Relieves accumulated tension in recent months
• Relax stress and anxiety, especially if you are missing sleep
The hot stone massage is based on several classic massage techniques such as Swedish, Californian and shiatsu. The heated stones are placed on specific points of the body or slipped on the skin with the hands. The heat emanating from the stones provides a unique and comforting sensory experience.
- Relieves muscle pain
- Releases tensions
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Decreases the effects of stress on the body
Caution. Hot stone massage is not recommended for people with eczema, skin infections, varicose veins, diabetes, cardiovascular problems or immune system deficiency. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised to seek medical advice before using this technique.
Reflexology is the application of pressure techniques to the hands and feet to affect other parts of the body via the central nervous system, helping them to function as well as they can. These techniques stimulate pressure sensors, triggering relaxation response throughout the body. Reflexology encourages good health, promoting relaxation, easing pain, preventing disease, and improving quality of life.
Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique used to stimulate the circulation of lymph and interstitial fluid in the body. This method consists of gentle movements made with the fingers and the palms of the hands over the whole body. The movements are directed in the direction of the lymphatic circulation. They create a pumping effect on the lymph through pressure changes exerted on the body.
The lymph circulates in the lymphatic vessels and the nodes. These filter the waste produced by the body. Unlike the blood system, the lymphatic network is not activated by the heart. So, the lymph has to rely on the body’s breathing and movements to circulate and eliminate waste and toxins from the body.
Interstitial fluid is a clear fluid that occupies the space between cells and blood capillaries. It brings the nutrients to the cells and frees them from their waste.
There are two methods of lymphatic drainage, Leduc lymphatic drainage and Vodder lymphatic drainage. Although different in certain aspects, the two methods share the major part of the maneuvers that constitute care. This method is used mainly for cosmetic care such as the prevention of stretch marks and cellulite, as well as to promote healing after surgery.
Benefits. Overweight and lack of muscle activity can interfere with lymph circulation. This lack of activities leads to weakening and intoxication of the body. In addition, swelling in the limbs, a feeling of heaviness in the legs, cellulite and stretch marks are effects of poor lymphatic circulation.
How it is performed. Lymphatic drainage is a technique that can be the subject of a complete treatment or part of the techniques used by the therapist during his treatment. The movements are generally slow and gentle and vary depending on the method used, Vodder or Leduc. It is practiced with massage oil or gel on the body in the same way as a table massage.
Contraindications. Contraindications to lymphatic drainage are the same as for most techniques: fever, infection, sores or skin problems and a history of heart problems. Precautions must be taken in the case of a person suffering from cancer, asthma, renal failure, hyperthyroidism, low blood pressure, phlebitis, large painful varicose veins, surgery. It will be important to inform the massage therapist when making an appointment.
Extract of the official website Réseau des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec.
Our massage therapists are all members of a professional association. Therefore, they can issue receipts for your private insurance.
Our massage therapists
Louise Barrette, Massage Therapist
Louise, motivated by a desire to contribute to the well-being of people, completed her diploma from the Kiné-Concept Institute in 2002 in Swedish Massage. To perfect her technique, she learned the Chair Massage and Prenatal Massage. She also discovered a great interest in Lymphatic Drainage.
Louise puts her knowledge into practice in 2004 in the field of spas until 2018 when she decides to work for herself. This allows her to offer even more presence and attention to her clients. Today, Louise wants to offer Pilates Bois-Franc’s clients the relaxation, relief or detoxification necessary for each individual to experience this state of well-being in their body.
Louise Barrette, Massage Therapist
Myrbelle Vincent, RMT
Myrbelle Vincent, RMT
Graduate of the Academy of Scientific Massage in physiotherapy and passionate about her job, Myrbelle began her career in 2004 at a Chiropractic Center in Montreal, where she worked for several years. These years have allowed her to see the lasting benefits of this therapy by integrating massage therapy directly with the treatments of another health professional. This combination allowed her to develop a passion and interest in musculoskeletal problems. From then on, she specializes in myoskeletal technique and structural myofascial therapy. Early in her practice, she stands out from her peers with her muscular strength, her deep massages, her personalized treatments and her desire to excel and achieve lasting results. She deepens her knowledge on a continuous basis and is perfecting prenatal and postnatal care, Chinese and Thai techniques, to name a few.Myrbelle is a member of the Mon Réseau Plus Professional Association.
Nurit Amzallag, RMT
Nurit Amzallag (Elkaim) is a graduate of College Marie-Victorin and Société Nouvelle de Massothérapie du Québec, a Registered Massage Therapist and a Certified Personal Trainer. Over the last 10 years, Nurit has developped several massage techniques. She is specialized in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, therapeutic, hot stone, prenatal, Thai Yoga and chair massages. Nurit works to customize each client’s treatment on a case-by-case basis to relieve muscular tension, improve postural balance, and make ergonomic improvements.