The FQM: dedicated to our collective well-being
La Fondation de la massothérapie, an initiative of the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes, has for its mandate to provide support to people living with cancer, chronic pain, mental health issues, seniors benefitting from social geriatrics services, to the aging population in CHSLD, as well as their caregivers by providing complimentary massage therapy services—adapted to their health condition—and provided by certified massage therapists.
As of 2010 until now, the FQM involves its personnel and its network of certified massage therapists in the service of the Fondation, in addition to absorbing the entirety of administrative fees. This invaluable support allows the Fondation the possibility of offering adapted massage therapy services for free. Therefore, since its conception, more than 26 000 massages have been offered across the province.
In order to achieve its mission, the Fondation relies on contributions from major donors who have contributed significantly to the Fondation de la massothérapie’s development and helped maintain its services.
The Fondation in their words
“Thank you for calling attention to this disease and for all that you do!”
“Massage therapy gave me the sense of calm and the quality of sleep I needed to get through my radiotherapy treatment.”
“Thanks to massage therapy, I’m able to recover more quickly and the pain is less intense. It’s incredibly beneficial, and the massage therapist is attentive and explains each maneuver so that I feel reassured. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Fondation de la massothérapie.”