A LITTLE ON ME
Massage is intuitive dance:
a unique synergy of therapist and client
rhythms; that undulate to whispers
of breath, chi balances,
and the beating heart.
I reawaken, rekindle, restore tired spirits.
At Montréal MT, I feast on a rich work-play
balance. We brush our teeth everyday to
ourprevent cavities. So, why not brush
muscles every week to prevent stiffness ?!
Yes, I do cost a tad more than toothpaste, and - for that - I promise
an experience way more pleasant than pain.
As an artist-therapist, your body is my canvas,
your emotions are my colors,
my knowledge is our inspiration: together,
even the slightest touch shall count.
- For every spurt of bitterness, we know the sweet taste of sweet. - C
A creative soul,
i dazzle senses as YOUR HOLISTIC massage therapist, INDIE-DOC STORYTELLER and professional birth keeper
Every child's tear I trap in a glass is a crystal waiting to birth
Pals call me Char.
I’m an engineer by trade, a storyteller at heart; film brought me
to birth, which brought me to massage.
I love my private practice at Montreal MT and my volunteer associations with MBC.
My educated tolerances come from journeying within sandy Kuwaiti souks, feisty Israeli deserts, heart-wrenching Indian child factories, inspired Thai dormitories,
seductive Peruvian highlands, midnight Korean classrooms, ritualistic Balinese
night markets & exotic indigenous lands across North America. In addition to cultural fodder, I thirst after natural healing and bodywork: Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Compassionate Touch, Artful Communication and Trust.
I proudly wear my badge of courage with Supporting Survivors of Abuse.
Member of ANQ
Board member of AQAN-QAD
I work on a computer all day long, and my environment does not have an ideal ergonomic setup...my keyboard is on a tray under the desk, the mouse sits on the top, causing my right shoulder to be elevated when using the mouse....Though I get up, move around and stretch regularly, it is not enough to prevent issues.
From it, I’ve experienced chronic soreness in the upper body, particularly the right shoulder & arm. Charmaine’s massage therapy helped greatly in reducing the chronic soreness & muscle stiffness, and has also reduced other little aches & pains. As well, discussing this issue with her was very informative as I got a better understanding of how the body’s muscles and nerves are interlinked.
- Jimmy K, TIKIT client
A big thank you to both of you for being a part of the Massage Therapy tent at our fundraising event. And, thanks also for staying later to hold the fort!
Hopefully we'll see you both next year!
- Organizers, ENBRIDGE 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer
Charmaine is a well trained massotherapist who can respond to a variety of ailments with just the right approach, technique and sensitivity. She managed to reduce my extremely painful nerve pain in my arm & shoulder to a manageable level. I recommend her to anyone.
- Tim Riley, Real Estate Investor
Charmaine is a knowledgable and compassionate bodyworker who brings good humor and high spirits to the process.Wish I could work with her more often.
- Bobby Maloney, MASSAGE THERAPIST (the Bronx)
Once upon a time, there was a real estate queen warrior whose crown got heavy with responsibilities and shoulders tensed from fighting for her people. She couldn’t sleep and night, blaming the pillows. Every day, she walked to the river to find balance and positive energy to get through her journey. One day, a happy white spirit approached her, following by a smiling magician. The queen decided to trust her instinct and accepted the invitation to visit the cave of wonders. There, a room with a little space to hang her crown and deposit her swords, the exotic oils and miraculous touch of experienced hands drained the pain out of her exhausted body. The following morning an unknown and unpleasant noise woke the queen up from her profound slumber. It was the alarm clock. A sound, she couldn’t even remember. Every time when this fascinating magician comes back from her sacred voyage, landing her flying carpet on Crawford Street, she brings back a new gift of relief. From Ayurvedic stress eraser, the bamboo deep massage to Hawaiian lomi lomi, there is no need for you to accept the pain.
- Jarmila, INVENTOR
The massage technique of Lomi Lomi cannot be described with words. It definitely needs to be experienced first-hand (PUN INTENDED!). I had an incredible experience and felt more relaxed than I ever have after other massage techniques. If I have to describe it, I would say that it takes you to another place and you forget where you are. You become so relaxed that sometimes you may even drift off to sleep for a few minutes. I definitely would recommend Lomi Lomi with Charmaine any day of the week!
- D. Egett, HOCKEY GOALIE
I'm over 40, I've been getting massages 4 times a year for forever and I honestly think this was one of the best massages I've ever had! So relaxing, it was wonderful. Thank you Charmaine.
- Anonymous, AIRLINE PILOT
My body has taken such a beating, you are a gift from Heaven. What was that?! I loved every part of your presence. You are such a sweet, good person. Thank you. Really, thank you Charmaine for making me feel - just so wonderful. I'm in a daze, I guess you did your job. You should be smiling. I am.
- Your client, TEACHER
What a relaxing moment with Charmaine !
I feel very good and my body becomes more active after the massage.
I would like to have more such time in the future to help all my muscles to be relaxed after many hours of sitting in the office. Well done and thank you very much, Charmaine !
- Lam, MILGRAM- IMPORT COORDINATOR
I have been going to Charmaine for many years. She provides a soothing environment which helps to relax your mind as she works on the knots in your muscles. I have always found that my physical stresses melt away after a session with her.
- D. Noonan, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Try the Boreh wrap! " Charmaine was very warm and caring and she immediately put me at ease. The massage session was wonderfully relaxing and calming. I decided to treat myself to a Balinese style massage with a Boreh foot wrap, and was so happy I did! The Boreh powder smells amazing and left my skin feeling so soft! I highly recommend this treatment.
- Alicia, HOCKEY FORWARD
Your massage made me feel great! was so helpful, thanks again
- Kristen WRITER, STORY EDITOR
I felt great, thanks - definitely relaxed and good energy the next day. I'm sure I'll be booking again.
- Jeff, MANAGER
Merci de votre gentille attention et surtout merci pour votre massage énergisant tout en étant apaisant. J'ai très bien dormi, je n'ai rien remarqué concernant ma digestion, ce qui est bon signe, il ne reste plus que mon talon qui me donne du souci ....j'imagine que je dois prendre le temps de me reposer. Au plaisir de se vous revoir
- Chantal HONEST BREAD WINNER
Thanks for following up! I slept extremely well that night and in fact was on a cloud that whole evening - I felt an all-over calm and relaxation. My neck has been good and my upper back as well. My boyfriend confirmed that I seemed to have less tension in the neck and shoulders.
- Megan RESEARCHER
I feel amazing. Wow. Thank you Charmaine. I have this friend with a serious back problem. If anyone can help him, I am sure that you can!!
- Gisele ADJOINTE EXéCUTIVE
Feel Great! What a relaxing moment with Charmaine. I feel very good and my body becomes more active after the massage. I would like to have more such time in the future to help all my muscles to be relaxed after many hours of sitting in the office.
Well done and thank you very much, Charmaine !
- Lam COORDINATOR
Slept like a baby....Hey Charmaine, I slept like a baby last night. Recommended you to a friend trying to get pregnant.
- Lindsey SALES MANAGER
Namaste, I was already very impressed by your work and very happy to accomplish this VBAC full of challenges, but when I saw the pictures and videos of the labor ... wow! Now, that amazing experience we had together can be shared with our family that is spread around the world. We are sooooooo in love with the pics. You were able to capture our moment from inside our very strong bubble. Merciiiii infiniment!
- E. Hill RESEARCHER ONCOLOGY