Swedish massage (relaxation)
Swedish massage is a segmental massage with the use of oil applied directly on the skin, targeting muscles following physiologic and anatomic principles. The client is lying on the massage table, partially undressed and covered by a sheet. Only the massaged segment is exposed then returned under the sheet.
Light to medium pressure
Promotes circulation and lymph movement
Good for stress-related conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, tension headaches, muscles tensions…
Improves and relieves chronic pain
Deep tissue massage or kinetic Swedish therapeutic massage
Deep tissue could be done as a dry technique applied directly on the skin (without cream or oil) targeting the fascia and deep muscles of a specific problematic area or with shea butter or oil in combination with Swedish techniques in full body massage (back, arms, hands, legs, feet, abdomen, neck, face and scalp).
Releases muscle tension
Provides deep pain relief
Loosens scar tissue and lengthens muscles
Good for chronic and overuse injuries
Treat chronic pain due to adherence and misalignment
Medical massage combines a variety of techniques ( ex: deep tissue, myofascial release, acupressure, kinesiotaping etc) in order to attend to a specific problem.
Californian, relaxation shiatsu, Tuina Anmo used as complementary therapy but not as a full treatment.
All treatments are of a duration of 60 or 90 minutes and are the same price
60 minutes is 350₪
90 minutes is 450₪
I’m a Canadian certified massage therapist who specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage. Are you looking for a relaxing massage experience? Or a therapeutic massage treatment for an injury or a special medical condition? Having been a Nurse for over ten years, I have acquired a strong knowledge of the physiology and physiopathology of the human body that I incorporate in the massage strategy required for your health condition.
After having completed 3 degrees in Nursing; technical (Canadian college), Bachelor (University of Montreal, Canada) and master degree ( McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and practiced for over ten years in different positions and departments in a large Montreal hospital, I decided to help people in a different way, through massage therapy. I successfully completed my Swedish massage diploma at the Kiné-concept Institute, Montréal, Canada, in 2013. Since then, I continued to learn about different massage techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial release, hot stones, shiatsu for relaxation and thai massage on table, Californian and Tuina-Anmo which I incorporate when appropriate in a treatment plan. I got certified for medical massage in the summer of 2018. When I first came to Tel Aviv, I gained plenty of experience working in a luxurious spa. Since 2015, I work solely privately from different clinics in the heart of Tel Aviv. I only treat women.
I am very professional and dedicated to the wellbeing of my clients. Each client has a file which includes a health questionnaire in order to provide a thorough evaluation and a personalized treatment plan. I fluently speak French, English and have functional Spanish as well as Hebrew.
I constantly work on my personal and professional development in order to assist clients in the best possible way. In the past few years, I have been studying coaching psychology and positive psychology and have concurrently a coaching practice ( https://marie-coaching.com ). I am presently enrolled in a somatic coaching program in order to tackle more in depth the mind-body connection.
STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN; FROM CANADIAN NURSE TO TEL AVIV MASSAGE THERAPIST.
By Marie-Claude Germain
A few months ago I opened my own massage therapy clinic in my apartment in the center of Tel Aviv. If someone had told me this would be what I would be doing a few years ago, I probably would not have believed it. Yet, I now realize that this is what I was meant to do!
For over 10 years, I had been working as a Nurse in a large Health Care Center in Montreal, Canada. Keen to learn and help people, I worked in almost every department, in different hierarchic positions, learning to navigate all western medicine specialties and trying to grab a better understanding of the system. I was completing my master degree in nursing at McGill University when I met an Israeli guy who convinced me to complete all my current projects and start a new life in Israel. I knew the transition would be hard, with the language barrier, an unfamiliar system and a whole different culture. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to pursue my career the way I intended to here, I had to find another way of helping people. Alternative medicine is something that, at the time, started to draw my attention. I kept researching it and decided to give it a try. Before making a definite move to Tel Aviv, I enrolled into a well renowned Montreal private massage therapy school “Kiné-concept”. This was a revelation. I loved it and considered turning it into my main career.
A week after having successfully completed a Swedish Massage Program, I was packing my Canadian life and starting a new chapter in Tel Aviv with my Israeli fiancé. The first year or so, I worked as getting experience in a spa. I enrolled in all kinds of short massage classes, such as introduction to Craniosacral Therapy, Relaxation Shiatsu on table, introduction to Californian massage, etc. I also became interested in learning more about deep tissue massages. I keep reading everything that I can find about any kind of massage therapy. I am as eager to learn as I used to be in my nursing days.
Apart from starting a new career, launching a new business in a foreign country is tricky. The main part is to build a clientele. Not knowing many people at the beginning was a struggle. Thanks to social media and by word of mouth, I’m proud to have a growing number of clients and a few regulars, which would gladly refer me as your future massage therapist. I even been listed in the top places to get massaged in Tel Aviv by the French site; Roots Israel (http://rootsisrael.com/le-top-du-massage-a-tlv/).
I am fluent in French, English and Spanish which allows me to communicate easily with a diverse clientele of Olim from all over the world. My Hebrew is still quite basic, but I am working hard on improving it at the Ulpan and I look forward to having more Israeli clients.
Career changes are not always easy but are sometimes for the best. I would strongly urge new Olim not to be scared and to follow your hearts and if life gets too stressful out there, then you can come see me for a great massage!