About

A pioneer in her field, Mélissa Boulanger is the founder of Technique MEBP®, massage for special needs children.

A pioneer in her field, Mélissa Boulanger is the founder of Technique MEBP®, massage for special needs children. She is a mother of two boys both with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder without Hyperactivity (ADD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).


A graduate in shiatsu and Swedish massage, she specialized in the accompaniment of special needs children. Her training, her knowledge, and her experience led her to create Technique MEBP®. An effective approach of intervention recommended for all children with ASD, ADHD or other related disorders, Technique MEBP® is taught in Canada, Switzerland, France, Estonia, and Belgium.


Recognized worldwide, Technique MEBP® is accredited by several federations, associations, and government departments. Technique MEBP® is a registered trademark created to protect the public. Only massage therapists who complete the training program and sign the Trademark License Agreement are allowed to use this reserved designation.

Accreditations and qualifications

  • Member of Réseau national d’expertise en troubles du spectre de l’autisme (RNETSA)

  • Associated member of Fédération Québécoise de l'Autisme

  • Certified massage therapist of Fédération Québécoise des Massothérapeutes

  • Graduated in Shiatsu massage at the Guijek Institut

  • Graduated in Swedish massage at Académie de massage d'orthothérapie

  • Graduated in baby and infant massage at Kiné-Concept Institut

  • Graduated in Massage in Schools Programme at Misa Québec

Specific qualifications

  • Certificate of Intervention in Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders  - Université de Montréal - ongoing

  • Attestation - FISP1 - The Internal Functioning of the Autistic Thought Structure Level 1 – SACCADE – Centre d'expertise en autisme

  • Attestation - LSC1 - The Conceptual SACCADE Language Level 1SACCADE – Centre d'expertise en autisme

  • Attestation - EMOT1 - Trouble du spectre autistique et émotions Niveau 1 – SACCADE – Centre d'expertise en autisme

  • Attestation - PACQ-2 - Communicate with a person with autism – SACCADE – Centre d'expertise en autisme

  • Attestation - ADHD: understand, support and take care of children – Université Laval

  • Certificate - Autism Spectrum Disorder - University of California, Davis

  • Certificate - Introduction to Autism - Geneva Center for Autism

  • Certificate - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders - Joe-Ann Benoit

  • Certification - Sensory Difficulties in Children - Patrick Major, Occupational Therapist

  • Attestation of Attendance - Aspergers Children's Parenthood Association (APEA) Conference

    • The Asperger Child: Past, Present, and Future - Tony Attwood Ph.D.

    • The quest for diagnosis: a difficult journey - Normand Giroux Ph.D.

    • The Asperger's child and his doctor - better understanding comorbidities - Sylvain Palardy Ph.D.

  • Certificate of Attendance - 2016 CENOP Training Center Symposium - Psychopathology of Impulsivity: Evaluative Challenges and Evidentiary Interventions.

    • The contribution of neuroimaging to the understanding of impulsive symptoms in ADHD: from inhibition to delay aversion. - Michel Habib Ph.D.

    • Impulsivity, High Potential, and ADHD - Olivier Revol Ph.D.

    • The neurobiology of impulsivity - Hugo Théoret PhD.

    • Impulsivity and Tourette - Yves Dion Ph.D.

    • The challenge of differential diagnosis when excessive anxiety gets involved - Marie-Eve Nadeau PhD.

    • And if I could inhibit my tics !!! - Line Gascon Ph.D.

    • Emotional regulation and management of impulsivity in children and adolescents with ADHD - Magali Rebattel PhD, Anne Gramond Ph.D. and Marie Jourdain Ph.D.

    • Impulsivity in autistic children - Ginette Bernier

    • Impulsivity: how to cope? - Francine Lussier Ph.D.

  • Certificate of Attendance - ADHD « Le TDAH tous azimuts »

    • ADHD: A World of Discovery - Annick Vincent Ph.D.

    • Focus on ADHD: Maps and Compasses to Better Intervene - Dr. Annick Vincent and Mr. Eric Lacourse

    • At the borders of ADHD - Anthony Rostain Ph.D.

    • Part 1 - Tips and tricks for adults with ADHD - Martin Pearson Ph.D.

    • Part 2 - the art of thinking differently: ADHD at work - Martin Pearson Ph.D.

  • Certificate of Attendance - Congress Better Understanding NEURODIVERSITY

    • Stress: Or how to hunt mammoths without leaving their skin - Sonia Lupien PhD

    • Socio-sexual education adapted to individuals - Isabelle Hénault Ph.D.

    • Better understanding sleep in children with a neurodevelopmental disorder - Roger Godbout PhD.

  • Certificate of Attendance - Developing Autonomy in Persons with ASD Without DI - Isabelle Hénault PhD

  • Certificate of Attendance - Managing opposition of young ADHD and finding harmony at home - Benoit Hammarrenger PhD

Technique MEBP® is a registered trademark of Mélissa Boulanger. All rights reserved.