Registered Massage Therapist, kinesitherapist
Member of ACTMD
(Association Canadienne des Thérapeute en Médecines Douces)
Massage therapist NDG
I have always felt the need to help people, to feel well and confident. In 2008,I decided to take a course of Kinetic Swedish Massage at Kiné-Concept. The undeniable benefit that touch can have on body and spirit definitely awoke in me a passion for manual therapy and also, a continual taste to continue acquiring more knowledge because of this professional training.
Following this, maybe because of my first pregnancy, I acquired a passion for the specialization of Massage adapted for pregnant women. I love to help pregnant women find their space and elasticity in their bodies. Certain women prefer to receive treatment on a special cushion adapted to their needs, which allows them to be comfortable laying down on their abdomen, which considerably frees them from that heavy feeling. Others patients choose the traditional way, which is laying down on their side, surrounded by pillows. The importance lies with comfort, maximizing relaxation and relieving stress, in order to prepare the body for delivery, and also to benefit fully from a unique moment of relaxation with her baby.
The need to observe the body in its entirety, to seek the source of the pathology, to accompany the person in their endeavor to well-being, to being in better physical shape, striving for a better quality of life, has definitely brought me to my calling as Masso-kinesitherapist at Kiné-Concept.
The masso-kinotherapist addresses all conditions dealing with chronic pain, post-surgical, loss of movement, of strength, of flexibility or any articulation or postural problem. I invite you to come in for simply a global check-up of their body. In fact, whether it be small or on a larger scale of malaise, the goal remains the same, that is to give back to your body new capacities, lost or forgotten.
Through massages with oil or without, and by sustaining the points of tension, by active/passive mobilizations and more analytical maneuvers, the body finds a better range of movement, a more natural mobility and equilibrium between strength and flexibility, where needed.
Here are some examples of pathologies that I have encountered in my practice:
- sacroiliac blockage
- affect of the rotator cuff
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- impingement syndrome
- tendinitis, bursitis, capsulitis, epicondylitis
- low back pain
Other training skills, such as visceral therapy can be complementary to my method of treatments. I, myself, having celiac, understand very well the discomfort, the constant pain, or post acute abdominal pain, that begets fatigue or chronic back pain, at the level of the kidneys or at the level of antalgic position.
It is important for me to suggest some exercises to do at home, to encourage the person and motivate them to obtain a realistic objective, which will promote a better quality of life.
More importantly, feel free to ask me for relaxing massage. A relaxation massage has a beneficial effect more favorable to sleep and to stress.
Seeing we are all a complementary interdisciplinary team here at Altermed, I can see you before or after another therapists treatment, such as osteopath or physiotherapist, or even refer you to another colleague for continuity if necessitated. Our goal is your well-being.
It will be a pleasure to meet with you and take care of you.
Karine Lagueux, Massotherapist and Kinotherapist