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This technique targets the muscles and therapeutic work to relieve tension but can also be used for relaxation. This massage is performed on a table and the massage therapist uses massage oil or cream. This type of massage is the most popular one in North America.
Highly recommended for persistent and / or recurring muscle pain, this massage aims to relax the deep muscles. The maneuvers are slow and specific. The resulting relaxation allows you to regain freedom of movement. The therapist uses little or no oil.
Kinesitherapy is therapy through massage and movement (mobilizations). It aims to return to full movement. In Quebec, kinesitherapy is a massage therapy technique, in the sense that it is only practiced with the hands and body of the practitioner, without tools or machine. It is extremely effective for all pain caused by muscle tension and joint stiffness due to physical inactivity, mechanical overload or joint degeneration. For a specific problem or pain, the therapist will use tests to allow safe intervention with the client and to determine if the case can be treated or if it should be referred to another healthcare professional.
Work can be done on the skin, muscles and tendons, as well as ligaments to help the client regain freedom of movement in the greatest possible range. If necessary, exercises will be suggested for prevention and treatment follow-up. Kinesitherapy can be accompanied by cupping and taping treatment, as needed.
Orthotherapy is manual movement therapy combining physiotherapy and massage therapy. It operates mainly in the muscles and joints to relieve pain and correct posture. She can help you:
- Relieve musculo-articular pain.
- Relieve joint stiffness.
- Decrease the effects of stress and anxiety on the body.
- Soothe chronic pain.
- Prepare the musculature of athletes.
- Calm muscle spasms.
CUPS OR VACUUM THERAPY
Cups are made of rubber, air is drawn between their wall and the skin, sucking the skin. The skin peels away from the muscle envelope, the fascia, and loosens adhesions. The application of suction cups promotes the elasticity of the muscles and the skin, while toning the epidermis.
This is a painless but slightly uncomfortable technique. Some people even enjoy the feeling. When the massage therapist integrates them into a full session, he will warm and massage the targeted area first before applying the suction cups. He will then massage the other areas of the body during this time.
Among the benefits of cupping massage, we mainly find the reduction of the effects of stress on the body, reduction of muscle tension, decrease in adhesions, improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulation of the immune system.
Note that a cupping treatment may leave marks on the skin ranging from pale red to dark purple. A suction cup mark is the result of a positive and therapeutic process. These marks normally disappear within a few days, and in rarer cases within 2 weeks. The marks decrease in intensity each day before disappearing completely.
If this approach interests you, just specify it when you make your appointment.
These little adhesive elastic bands are surprising. After application, people experience much less pain and / or feel much more comfortable going about their daily lives with more stability. They are increasingly used in massage therapy to:
- Reduce pain.
- Relieve a pressure point.
- Decrease edema.
- Stimulate a weak muscle to contract adequately.
- Stabilize a joint.
They are used for several pathologies such as epicondylitis, tendonitis, bursitis, herniated disc, sprains, plantar fasciitis, torticollis, neck, lumbar, rib or even thoracic pain and postural disorders.
When applied, the taping can stay in place for 3 to 5 days. It can go underwater and sticks very well. There is no specific contraindication to taping. It is used with children and the elderly and with competitive athletes as well as workers and occasional athletes.
Do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment for kinesitherapy and taping.
This is the ultimate anti-stress massage! This approach represents the wind and waves of California. It flows through its long, fluid and enveloping movements. It can be light but also deep. It is with flexible hands, adequately using the weight of his body and his breathing, that the therapist invites the recipient to muscle relaxation and to sensory rediscovery. Given with great respect for the integrity of the individual, it leaves plenty of room for creativity and personalization.
THAI OIL MASSAGE (meditative massage)
It is described as very relaxing but nevertheless invigorating. Particularly insisting on the extremities with the alternation of slow and more rhythmic movements. Its maneuvers are enveloping. Our therapist, Eduardo, adds guided meditation, the Tibetan bowl and the Tingsha. At the customer’s request we can add essential oil. Note that this technique is only available for 90 minutes sessions.
Each Polarity session touches the individual in all dimensions of his physical, psycho-emotional, mental and spiritual being. The use of Polarity is to put the vital energy back in motion in the body and to harmonize it. The goal is to activate the self-healing process present in everyone and affects the problems related to stress, fatigue, exhaustion, insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestion problems. etc. The session is done on a massage table and the client remains dressed. The touches are very soft. The therapist always places both hands on the body, one on a negative pole and the other on a positive or neutral pole. Expect complete relaxation and a feeling of inner peace with our therapist, Dafné.
Sports massage is a specifically therapeutic technique which is naturally intended for athletes, but not only for professional athletes; anyone who engages in physical activity on a regular basis will benefit. Before exercise, sports massage prepares the muscles to perform while avoiding injury. After exercise, it prevents muscle soreness, which allows the body to relax and recover better.
This massage is performed in depth and includes a range of maneuvers such as myofacial relaxation, trigger points, intramuscular massage, passive mobilizations, stretching, lymphatic drainage and pumping. Sports massage therapists also sometimes use therapeutic adhesive bandage (taping) in addition to the treatment.
It is an amalgamation of stretching, joint mobilization and pressure focused on the energy lines. By working the body physically and energetically, Thai massage produces a high therapeutic effect which helps relieve lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, menstrual and menopausal problems, etc. Traditionally, Yoga-Thai massage is performed on the floor on a futon. Over the years, the technique has been adapted to the massage table. It is this technique that is perform at Baraka. Please note that no oil is used. You must wear comfortable clothes since you are still dressed.
Its name says it, the massage takes place on an ergonomic chair specially designed for massage. No oil is used since the recipient keeps his clothes. It is mainly used to relieve back pain, neck and head. Only 30 minutes sessions are available.
PREGNANT WOMEN MASSAGE
This is a Swedish massage specially designed for pregnant women. How wonderful to be able to lie on your stomach. Indeed, we have the appropriate equipment so that you are lying on your stomach even if you are at the end of your pregnancy, all in the best comfort for you and your baby.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
This massage targets both the musculature and the balance of electromagnetic energy in the body. The massage begins with the imposition of hot stones in different places on the body. The massage therapist will use his hands and the stones to provide the massage. Happiness in the middle of winter!
CHEST CAGE RELEASE
This is a massage of the rib cage, ribs and attached muscles, accompanied by awareness of breathing. The goal is to make sure the diaphragm and rib cage move within their full range of motion. The causes of a breathing problem are varied. If you are a smoker or if you have allergies, asthma, bronchitis or poor posture this technique can help. The session is a minimum of 60 minutes, you can also integrate it into your complete massage session.
This is a foot massage. According to this approach, it is said that the whole body (viscera, glands, skeleton, etc.) is present in the feet. The therapist therefore goes through the feet to treat various pathologies. You stay dressed. Reflexology is excellent for resolving insomnia, stress, chronic fatigue, migraines and stiff necks.
It is a very slow and superficial therapeutic massage. It aims to improve the circulation of lymph to the lymph nodes. Very good for stimulating the immune system, treating varicose veins, cellulite, chronic fatigue, migraines and sinusitis.
It’s not a massage but rather an energetic treatment. You remain dressed and are lying on a table. The therapist will put his hands on your chakras with or without contact with your body. This treatment aims to stabilize and restore the energy balance in your body.