An engineer by trade, a storyteller at heart; film brought her to birth, which led to massage.
Today, Ms. Carvalho is a licensed insured Massage Therapist and certified birth assistant. Her massage practice spans therapeutic and relaxation treatments for Post-Surgical bodywork rehab, Perinatal care, Lymphedema, Corporate wellness, Sport conditioning (Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer), and Personal in-studio and mobile Massage.
Charmaine is client-focused to the core; as such, she'll use several clinical touch therapies to address various conditions. Her styles include Scar Tissue Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Reflexology, Fascia Release. Specializations include Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) & Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) for the treatment of severe & mild oedemas.
What really speaks to Ms Carvalho is marrying the wisdoms of traditional therapies using modern approaches. Therefore, her constant seek for continuing education and keeping up with current massage & bodywork trends. A session with charmaine can include Swedish, Hawaiian LomiLomi, Indian Head, Balinese Pijit deep tissue acupressure, Thai foot reflexology, and or Bamboo-Fusion (TM) with Asian & French influences.
In 2010, she started training as a Birth Assistant and in the last 10 years has specialized in perinatal care with techniques to diminish labor pain, maintain consistent contractions, optimize baby positioning for shorter labors. Her passion for gentle birthing practices was a driving force behind her 5 years with the board of directors for Quebec Association of Doulas (AQAN) and volunteering for local NGO Montreal Birth Companions (MBC).
Charmaine's rich educated tolerances come from living and traveling through Kuwait, Israel, India, Thailand, Peru, Korea, Bali & alongside various indigenous tribes across North America. "Communication and the Art of Listening are key".
She promises clients a safe & secure environment using an evidenced-based knowledge approach, while treating the body & mind as one whole unit of system, structure and energy.
Clients will enjoy well-articulated treatment plans that address the goals of each session.
Charmaine is a licensed insured member of the ANPQ and RMQ.
Call for an appointment: (514) 767-6858.