Why see our massage therapists?
Massage therapy is a discipline that specializes in soft tissue and joint assessment. Based on this assessment, your massage therapist can prevent or treat injuries, pain or several disorders in the musculoskeletal system.
Headaches and migraines
Headaches caused by tension in the muscles of the face, neck or shoulders (or tension headaches) can be relieved with massage therapy and orthotherapy.
Back pain and sacroiliac pain
Scoliosis, hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis, low back pain, disc herniation and pelvic pain (sacroiliac joint) are all back pain that your massage therapist can help you to soothe, either by relieving pain or by correcting muscle tension that could cause several postural problems.
Pinch of a sciatic nerve
Our massage therapists can relieve sciatica symptoms (or sciatalgia, pain associated with an irritated sciatic nerve), especially if the irritation is caused by compression (or pinching) of the nerve roots or in the hip or related muscles.
Massage therapy is effective as a complementary treatment for certain mental health or neurodevelopmental disorders, such as burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain or physical health problems, stress and ADHD in children and stress in the elderly.
Pain and numbness associated with static positions or repetitive movements
Thanks to your massage therapist’s knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, your massage therapist specializing in orthotherapy can reduce the pain caused by many musculoskeletal disorders, such as repetitive strain injuries (tendonitis, bursitis, capsulitis). By suggesting exercises and stretches to do at home, your therapist can even help you prevent these types of injuries.
Loss of range of motion and joint mobility
The orthotherapist uses massage therapy to warm up the muscles and joints, then kinesitherapy to slowly and gently stretch the muscles attached to the joint to restore its range of motion.
Many types of pathologies can affect the shoulder: rotator cuff injury, tendinopathy, bursitis, capsulitis or dislocation. In addition, a pinch in the brachial plexus (where the nerves of the arm and shoulder are clustered) can affect the neck, shoulder, arm and even the hand. Massage can calm pain, increase the range of motion of the joint and promote blood circulation. All these benefits contribute to the treatment of the disorder that causes pain in your shoulder.
In case of torticollis or neck pain, your massage therapist or orthotherapist can combine massage and kinesitherapy to relieve pain and some types of headaches or migraines. Tension headaches are caused by tight muscles in the neck, face or shoulders.
Pain in the knees and legs
Whether the pain in your knees or legs is caused by sports or prolonged standing, our therapists can use a combination of techniques, such as massage therapy, orthotherapy and kinesitherapy, to relieve it.
Recovery after training
Massage therapy can help you relieve cramps and muscle spasms or recover more quickly from an injury, especially by combining it with sports taping. A deep massage also allows the muscles to relax and clear them of their toxins.
Techniques such as lymphatic drainage and Swedish or Lomi-Lomi massage can help the body eliminate metabolic waste, either by facilitating lymph circulation or by draining muscles so that they can drain themselves from their toxins.
Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
In addition to your other treatments, your massage therapist can help you by reducing stiffness and pain, promoting your sleep and improving the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression associated with your situation.
In most of these cases, your orthotherapist can also offer you exercises at home to extend the benefits of your treatment and prevent your musculoskeletal problem from getting worse or reoccurring.