Frequently Asked Questions
What is Remedial Massage Therapy?
A Massage Therapist is someone who has gone through a minimum of 2200 hours of training and possesses skill and knowledge in fields of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Neurophysiology as well as Manual Therapy, and therefore is capable of better decision making when developing treatment plans for each person.
My training, of 3300 hours, was based on Osteopathic philosophy and treatments, using Orthopaedic tests and assessment protocols to deal with more specific conditions.
So you don’t do Relaxation Massage?
Yes, yes I do.
Relaxing to a certain degree will happen in nearly any Massage. My focus however, is more towards treatment, so chances are I will still ask if you’re coming because something specific hurts or if you’ve had an injury/accident that led you to look for my services.
Also, chances are as well that even in a Relaxation Massage if I find something that needs a bit more work I will probably spend the extra time on it.
What is your style of Massage?
The base of my style is Swedish Massage. Most of my treatment and assessment protocol is Osteopathy based, coming from Osteopathic Philosophy and principles as well as Orthopaedic physical assessment and tests.
I offer Chair Massage for “Staff Appreciation Day” at offices and businesses, or at events: marathons, runs and other sport competitions, fairs and etc.
Do you do mobile/home calls?
At the moment no. If someone has a special need (bedridden, can’t leave the house or hospital, etc), visits can be arranged under circumstances.
Do you have any promotions or discounts?
Yes. There are some on-going specials and discounts:
Referral discount – 10% off referral discount for someone you refer and for you on your next treatment.
ASM discount – 10% off discount for students of ASM Performing Arts in downtown Montreal.
Student discount – 20% off discount for Students.
Student must bring a student ID or a document that proves current studies.
Other promotions are always happening. Keep an eye on Facebook for the latest news.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
Some patients may be sensitive to strong smells. We’d ask anyone coming into the Centre to avoid the use of perfumes, colognes or lotions that have any strong scent.
Depending where you are coming from, showering before your treatment may also be a good idea, especially if you are an athlete who has just exercised.
If you’re coming in for the first time it’s better to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to fulfill a patient history form.
What happens during the treatment/appointment?
We start by completing a Patient History form. Assessment and tests are performed for the development of a treatment plan according to the needs of each patient. Once a plan has been made and agreed upon the treatment can start.
Home care exercises may be asked for better and faster improvement, if suitable.