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The Arco Iris Signature Service

The Arco Iris Signature Massage is our premium service given by our most experienced Massage Therapists. This is an eclectic and intuitive service which combines 20 years of experience and an extensive list of specialties: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Foot Reflexology, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

It is not uncommon for our clients to drift off during the massage in total relaxation. Your therapist will use massage techniques to release overall muscular stress and physical tension. Depending on your needs, you may receive a full body experience (head to feet, front and back) or the massage can be focused to problem areas.

Cupping Massage Therapy

Cupping Therapy Massage is a method that uses specialized silicone cups and regular massage techniques to loosen tight muscles.  When a client has lost some range of motion and is suffering from localized and referred pain, cupping therapy massage will help release tense muscles and break up scar tissue to ultimately relieve the discomfort. This technique is intense and designed for individuals with a high pain threshold.

Pre-Natal Massage

Our specially–trained therapist will give extra time to your lower back and the legs to relieve back pain and decrease muscular swelling in the legs and feet.  Body cushions are used to support your body in a comfortable and safe side-lying position.  Regular massage throughout pregnancy can help you prepare for the birth experience — ask us about our packages!  

Couple’s Massage

Share the romantic experience of tandem massage in the comfort of your home or in our massage studio in an environment conducive to sheer relaxation and romance. The practitioners will offer a service of your choice in the same room with your partner.  Low lighting and soothing music contribute to the perfect ambience for a romantic urban escapade.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a soft-touch technique used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CST is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Foot Reflexology

Foot Reflexology is the application of pressure points to areas on the feet. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and glands of the body. Pressure applied to the foot brings relaxation and wellbeing to the corresponding area of the body. Reflexology is performed on a fully clothed person lying on a massage table.

Reiki

The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words Rei = Universal and Ki = Life Force Energy. Reiki is based on the premise that invisible energy flows through the body much like cars driving along a highway. As long as the energy, like the cars, flow freely, the body is balanced, harmonized and in tune. When this energy gets backed up, like traffic, everything is thrown off kilter causing stress, tension, anxiety and illness. Reiki is a hands-on energy therapy that manipulates energy flow around the body to reduce stress and stimulate deep relaxation. Reiki promotes healing on all levels; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. In this case, the client is a participant in the therapy. Reiki is a flow of energy between the Reiki practitioner and the participant. During a session, participants may experience physical sensations such as tingling, cold, warmth, lightness, heaviness, buoyancy or a floating feeling. After a session many clients express feeling refreshed and calm. Reiki is performed on a fully clothed person lying down on the floor or on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner lays their hands along or above the participants’ seven energy centers or Chakras. Energy is passed between practitioner and client leaving the recipient feeling completely relaxed.

Shamanic-Reiki

The practitioner will intuitively combine advanced Reiki techniques and Shamanic Energy techniques that may include sound healing, chanting, guided visualization, the use of plant spirits, animal spirits and the elemental spirits.   

Soul & Spirit Wisdom Guidance

If you are interested in this service it is because:  you are on a spiritual journey, or you are having a spiritual awakening, or you are going through a major life cycle transition and you are seeking guidance.  The practitioner will use their academic, work and life experience to guide you through the maze of life using their intuitive and integrative approach in bodywork, energy work, spiritual work, and plant medicines.

Meditation Strategies
Meditation is quite simple. It is the ability to quiet your mind and focus inward. That’s all. It sounds easy enough, but, from Isaac Luria and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to Meditation for Dummies, Meditation boasts a long and multicultural history. Thousands of tomes have been written on the subject of Meditation. Masters have taught and gurus followed. It’s not only about finally being able to focus on that one geometric shape or understanding the puzzling zen kohan but the journey you take to get there. You can go on a trip with directions or you can take a travel guide. Meditation is like that journey; everyone will take the trip but it all depends on the path you take to get there.
Can I be taught meditation strategies at ArcoIris
Yes. ArcoIris practitioners have studied Meditation and are happy to pass along these strategies to their clients. They have studied a variety of modalities; some familiar and some quite different. Meditation is a skill one must continue to hone; the more we learn, the better we get and are we are happy to pass all of them along to you. daily living.
Stress Management Strategies
Stress management is a skills based therapy wherein the practitioner uses a series of techniques to help the client address specific or non-specific stressors or stress triggers. These skills and techniques (deep breathing, recognizing and acknowledging stressors) are then applied to activities of daily living.
Can I get help for stress and anxiety at ArcoIris?
Yes. Clients who suffer from general anxiety and acute anxiety attacks can receive help at ArcoIris. Through a variety of techniques including deep breathing, meditation, Reiki, Massage Therapy (the proper modality will be decided by you and your practitioner) over time, anxiety can be greatly reduced.
Services for a corporate or private events

ArcoIris Practitioners can be booked for corporate and private events. We offer a range of workshops from Couples’s Massage, to Meditation and Reiki sessions to Chair Massage for the office party. Give your friends the treat of relaxation and book us for a birthday party or a girl’s night out!  We’re happy to help you plan your event, so just give us a call and we can build something to your specifications.

Experts in Alternative Medicine
514.812.9092   sandra@arcoiris.ca 
465 Hudson Ave, Montreal-West, QC  H4X 1W9