Acupressure Massage


Maurice Lavigne has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1996. He specilizes in Acupressure Massage, a very effective treatment modality which rebalances the body's energy system. Attention is given to specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment. Treatments can be very deep or very gentle depending on the patient's needs.

Maurice combines acupressure massage where necessary with MyoFascial Release, Energy Balancing techniques and Remedial Exercises to obtain optimal treatment results.

Acupressure Massage uses both fingers and thumbs to press key points on the surface of the skin stimulating the body’s natural self-curative abilities. These points are located on meridians, or energy pathways, the same ones used in acupuncture. When pressed, they release muscular tension, promoting the circulation of blood and vital energy.

Acupressure helps reduce tension and constrictions before they develop into a disease. It can help relieve a number of conditions such as headaches, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, tension due to stress, menstrual cramps, constipation, and indigestion.

MyoFascial Release is the physical manipulation of the body's connective tissue or fascia. This tissue layer connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in the body. Many of the meridians or energy pathways used in Traditional Chinese Medicine pass through the fascial layer.

During treatment, long, stretching strokes of the hands and forearms are applied to various parts of the body opening fascial restrictions. Patients experience long-term relief of pain and tension due to injury and stress. This powerful technique is very good at balancing the body's musculo-skeletal system. It is also effective in releasing deep rooted emotional pain and trauma.

Energy Balancing opens blockages in the body's internal energy field, thus restoring the flow of Qi or bio-energy. The Wellness Clinic offers Energy Healing sessions based on the traditions of Qi Gong, Reiki and Healing Touch. 

Qi or Energy Healing facilitates a deep sense of calm and relaxation. It brings about positive changes in the physical body, ultimately improving the body’s ability to heal itself.

Remedial exercises are provided as required which include postural training, strengthening and stretching exercises, as well as relaxed breathing and visualization exercises.

Client Quotes:

"Whow! That was the most relaxing, amazing hour of my life... I will be back for sure. Maurice knows what he is doing! Thank you so very much!" - Shannon

"Awesome that's all I can say. Maurice is very good. I highly recommend the Wellness Clinic." Carolyn

"I have been getting massages for twenty years - I'm a ballet dancer - and I have never been treated with such intuition, depth and care! Bravo! I'll be back!" - Jennifer

"I had shoulder problems since 1995. With two treatments they vanished. Thank you!

"Fantastic! After one treatment with Maurice my condition improved by 80 percent."

"I have had massages in 10 countries around the world and Maurice is the best that I have ever had." - Francis

"You work majic with migraines, neck and back problems. You are a Saint." - Wanda

"You massage the way Michelanglo paints. Thanks." - Matthew

*DISCLAIMER: Please note that the results of the Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Qi Gong Energy Balancing and Medical Aesthetics services, ProDerm Skin Care products and Herbal Formulas available at the Fredericton Wellness Clinic may differ from person to person.*

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