A. Massage therapy
Massage therapy is a form of therapy which is primarily use to relieve the tension in your muscles and joints. There is a lot of techniques available for your well-being.
Whether you suffer from pain, muscle/joint stiffness or you feel the need to relax, Charlotte will help you choose the optimal types of massage that you need. Charlotte will be happy to serve you. Your registered Massage Therapist Plateau Gatineau, in the Aylmer Hull area.
The Swedish massage consists of a series of maneuvers performed mainly on muscles and joints. It is a vigorous system of treatments designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation with basic strokes all flowing toward the heart. The Swedish massage was developed by Pehr Heinrick Ling (1776-1839) in order to enhance the performances of athletes. Today, Swedish is one of the most widely taught and practiced massages in Quebec and the West.
The Swedish massage is a versatile technique providing many benefits. Both toning and relaxing for muscles, this technique also increases blood and lymphatic flow as well as toxins’ elimination. It can be practiced both for therapeutic or relaxation purposes. The massage therapist will tailor the rhythm and depth of his procedures according to the needs of the client.
The Swedish massage allows relaxation as well as mind rest. Particularly soothing, it is recognized for its ability to lessen the effects of stress.
A rigorous and firmer massage is ideal to relax muscle tension and pain caused by a bad posture, repetitive movements or sport injuries. Therefore it provides relaxation, suppleness and tones the body.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Increasingly popular, Lomi Lomi massage is a hawaiian treatment rich in culture and history. On the Pacific island, this technique was originally practiced by master healers seeking to recreate the harmony of the four elements and to facilitate the passage between the different phases of life in the people benefiting from this care.
Using the forearms to perform the massage, the therapist practicing a Lomi Lomi will be constantly in motion, imitating the coming and going of the waves, in order to create a moment of relaxation of body and mind.
The pressure of the forearms and the vigorous movements of the therapist promote blood and lymphatic circulation as well as tighten muscle tension throughout the body, which promotes better sleep and reduces headaches or migraines. The calmness of this wraparound massage can also regulate the breathing and soothe people struggling with the symptoms of stress.
(Refer to l’Association des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec website for more information)