Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy for physical pain. Its primary goal is to release tension in the superficial and deep tissues to help the body move more freely.



It is a therapeutic treatment that involves treating or relieving pain through manual techniques and sometimes using various therapeutic ointments or oils.

Massage therapy allows us to target areas of tension in the body. These tensions result from stress, fatigue, poor posture, and often overuse, among other factors.

Massage therapy works on different layers of the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia to improve blood circulation. In general, massage therapy provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved muscle flexibility
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased respiratory capacity

Why see a massage therapist?

  • You have recently or long-term experienced an injury (such as back, neck, shoulder pain, or pain in other areas of the body).
  • You have headaches (tension headaches).
  • You are going through a period of stress.
  • You suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

Thanks to its physiological and psychological effects, massage therapy promotes the management of various symptoms caused by cancer and its treatments, including nausea, pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress, and depression.

Who is it for?

For everyone. It’s important to note that there are specific massage techniques for pregnant women and even for young children. More details are available in the section on services offered.


At the beginning of the session, your massage therapist will ask you questions about your medical history, symptoms, and treatment goals.

Afterward, they will invite you to comfortably lie on your back or stomach on the massage table. This position may be adjusted to ensure your comfort, taking into account your health condition.

Generally, your massage therapist will ask you to undress. You can choose whether to keep your underwear on or not. You will be covered with a sheet that will be folded in different ways throughout the treatment to expose only the area being massaged. Your massage therapist will adjust the technique and pressure used to ensure your comfort. The lighting and music will be adjusted to provide a relaxing ambiance.


At Physiothérapie Boisbriand, our massage therapists prioritize the well-being of our patients. We are committed to the progress of our patients. If the massage therapist is unable to improve your condition, they may refer you to another member of our team, with your consent, of course. The massage therapist will ensure that relevant information about the overall patient profile is communicated to the new treating professional.

The different healthcare professionals will collaborate to provide you with the most suitable treatments for your condition. For example, massage therapists may refer you to occupational therapy to assess your workplace, as poor ergonomics at work is often the cause of back and neck pain. Massage therapists may also refer you to our specialized doctors.