Sole owner of a practice founded in June 2010, I work in the health care field. I have developed strong abilities over the years, thanks to specialized training programs from renowned institutions including Guyjek, Kiné Concept, Académie de massage scientifique, and École des hypnologues du Québec (EFPHQ).
In my daily practice, I combine various massage therapy and hypnotherapy techniques, as well as other treatments. Here is a brief summary of my services:
By bringing together all those techniques, I am able to perform mobilizations to correct some issues with my patients’ muscular and bone conditions and provide a wide range of treatments while taking into account the severity of each patient’s pain or troubles.
Most of the treatments are done using natural essential oils.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for appropriate therapeutic purposes. It is practised by a hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, hypnotist and...
...wider psychotherapists practicing hypnosis. Respecting the integrity of the patient, Hypnotherapy can bring positive effects in various pathologies: In obstetrics (reduce the pain of childbirth) In Stomatology and dental surgery (better control of pain, bleeding, salivation and allows to better combat the anxiety, nausea...) In anesthesia, (decreasing stress linked to the operation, or even allow some interventions without resorting to general anesthesia) In Dermatology (psychosomatic illnesses) By sexologie In Neurology (migraines, insomnia, anxiety, fear) In Psychiatry (neuroses, behavioural disorders, anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism, addiction, social phobias, depression...) In psychotherapy (shyness, preparations for examinations and competitions, school problems, professionals...) In medicine, sport (performance improvement) In Oncology (improve the immune system).(Read more...)
Therapeutic or relaxation massage which includes self-hypnosis to achieve a full physical and mental relaxation in an effort to prevent muscle...
...tension during a therapeutic massage or simply reach a higher state of well-being during a relaxation massage.(Read more...)
Combining firmness and gentleness, it affects mostly the muscles, the joints, and the skin, as well as the respiratory and nervous systems...
Therapeutic or relaxation massage which includes self-hypnosis to achieve a full physical and mental relaxation in an effort to prevent muscle tension during a therapeutic massage or simply reach a higher state of well-being during a relaxation massage.(Read more...)
A massage made up of continuous and encircling fluid movements. The movements include long effleurages and kneading, which act deep...
...down in the tissues. This treatment relieves tension and leads to relaxation and self-surrender.(Read more...)
Orthotherapy is the result of the blend of massage therapy and kinesitherapy (movement therapy).
It is mainly intended for persons suffering from muscle and joint pain and/or tension.(Read more...)
Practised by physiotherapists, this treatment contributes to stimulate the lymphatic system. It encompasses two main phases: the first...
...aims at “pumping” the highly vascularised areas where lymphatic networks are located (e.g. popliteal fossa, armpits, femoral trigone); and the second clears the lymph through pressure movements such as blotter (from palm to fingers) or unrolling the hands (from the little finger to the thumb), from distal to proximal. This treatment is beneficial to persons with lymphoedema or venous oedema, to a lesser extent (though this will alter the treatment slightly: the pumping stage will be skipped, and movements will be slow and will follow the venous network), as well as persons suffering from “heavy legs”.(Read more...)
An abdominal massage focuses on relaxing the abdomen and, more particularly, the intestines. It aims to degas the digestive tract, which...
..., in turn, reduces the main cause of abdominal pain and stress.(Read more...)
Moxibustion is a stimulation technique used to warm acupuncture points.
The moxa is the warm object used to induce the stimulation.(Read more...)
An essential oil (also known as volatile oil) is the concentrated hydrophobic liquid made from the volatile aromatic (odoriferous) compounds of a plant. It is obtained through distillation or ...
solvent/chemical extraction (with water, alcohol, etc.). Despite the name, essential oils are not necessarily oily. They are defined as follows: “Odorous product, generally of complex chemical composition, obtained from a botanically defined vegetable raw material, either by water or dry distillation, or by another appropriate method which excludes any use of heat. Essential oils are usually separated from the aqueous phase by a physical process, which produces no significant change in its composition.” Essential oils are mixtures of molecules composed primarily of terpenes (non-aromatic hydrocarbons) derived from isoprene and not benzene and oxygenated compounds (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones). Essential oils are obtained either by water or dry distillation or by expression (zest extraction). In the latter, there is still an ambiguity regarding the denomination. According to AFNOR (the French standardization authority), oils obtained by expression must be called “essence” whereas both the French and European Pharmacopoeia still use the term “essential oil”, which has been chosen by pharmacognosists. The quantity of essential oil contained in plants is always small, even tiny. n.(Read more...)
Should I drink plenty of water after a massage?
Yes. Since a massage is quite demanding on the lymphatic system, it is important to replenish your body’s fluids for the next 48 hours (at a minimum) in order to better eliminate toxins.
What is a lymph-drainage?
A technique to clean the human body. It applies a pressure on the musculoskeletal system, and rids the body of viruses. It is also good to restore energy and to treat a number of ailments such as sinusitis, allergies, bursitis, tendinitis, etc.
Should I eat before a massage?
To prevent bloating and discomfort during your massage, you should drink some juice beforehand but eat very little.
Should I inform my massage therapist of any contraindication?
Yes, you must inform your massage therapist of any physical or psychological issue. A professional massage therapist can refer you to other resources for any minor or major problem, so that you may have access to the best medical follow-up possible. For more information, please visit: Centre de relation d'aide de Montréal..
Should I inform my massage therapist if I suffer from discomfort during my treatment?
Yes. A good communication with your massage therapist is essential to ensure a pleasant experience.
How much time in advance should I arrive for an appointment?
No more than 10 minutes before the scheduled treatment to give your massage therapist time to prepare.
Should I inform my massage therapist of any changes in my health condition?
Yes. To establish proper links between your past and present health condition and to provide you with the best treatment possible, your massage therapist needs to be kept abreast of any changes in your health.
What percentage of my recovery falls under the treatments provided by my massage therapist?
The work performed by your massage therapist accounts for about 40% of your body relaxation and muscle repair. The rest of the work, i.e. 60%, is up to you. Your work consists in eating well, exercising, having at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night, and following Canada’s Food Guide.
I am experiencing some cervical pain and headaches. What should I watch for?
First and foremost, ask yourself the following questions: Do my pillows provide me with an appropriate support? (Ideally, you should use memory foam pillows.) How about your bed? At work: Are you sitting on an ergonomic chair? If not, is your employer able to provide you with one? Is it possible to replace your chair with a fitness ball to gain a better posture when working at your desk? Is your computer screen leveled with your eyes? Exercise regimen: Daily exercise is a must. You should do some stretching and breathing exercises for at least 15 minutes every day. Nowadays, a great number of exercises can be done from the comfort of your home. The Web is a great resource. The possibilities are endless.
If I suffer an injury or an accident, will my massage therapist be able to help in my recovery?
Yes, but you will need to wait 24 to 48 hours before a massage is possible. In some cases, you may need to see your family physician first, who will advise you about a return to massage therapy.
Is there a specific age to start massage therapy treatments?
No, patients of all ages are welcome. A professional massage therapist will be able to provide you with a treatment appropriate to your current needs.
How often should I get a massage?
It is preferable to take an appointment with your massage therapist once a month to restore your physical and mental health and ensure a better balance in your life.
If I am going through a stressful period, should I see my massage therapist more often?
Yes. When you are going through a stressful period, it is very important to get massages more frequently to limit tension build-up in the cervical and back regions and avoid muscle soreness. *A person experiencing a greater amount of stress should also work on his/her breathing technique, either via yoga exercises or by taking a few deep breaths (inhale/exhale) at regular intervals.
Prices do not include taxes.
Massotherapy and naturopathy receipt.
Any specific pain treatment or emergency services (inflammation of the sciatic nerve, stretching of a ligament, etc.): $80/60 min
*Some penalties may apply in case of tardiness. There is a $20 fee in case of a last-minute cancellation. Please notify me of a cancellation 24 hours in advance to avoid paying for a cancelled treatment.
1452, Alexandre DeSève
Monday to Thursday from 10AM to 10PM
Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 8PM
Sunday - Closed