Stillpoint Therapeutic Massage Techniques

 

STM spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to improve health and well being through hands-on manipulation of muscles and soft tissue structures to prevent and alleviate pain, muscle spasms, stress, injury. This bodywork improves the function of circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems and assists the body's recovery rate from injury, stress, surgery.

Trigger Point Therapy

Involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction. Trigger Point therapy can be referred to as myofascial trigger point.

Post-Pregnancy Massage

Post-natal massage is designed for mothers who have relatively recently given birth. Post-pregnancy massage relieves muscle spasms and cramps associated with the stress of extra weight bearing and the physical changes that occur during pregnancy by enhancing postural readjustment, blood and lymph circulation, reducing edema and increasing cellular respiration, all necessary in the dynamic return of one's body to a post-gestation state of balance.

Swedish Massage

Is a gently rhythmic massage that relaxes muscles and soft tissue structures facilitating healing by contributing to an overall sense of well-being through the release of hypertensive muscles while stimulating metabolic tissue cleansing. Swedish massage is prescribed by physicians to enhance medical treatment for many therapeutic and constitutional healing processes.

Massage Therapy

Massage has been used medicinally to reduce stress and ease pain for tens of thousands of years. Massage promotes an increase in vitality, improves well-being and supports the release of stress restoring balance to one's physiology and anatomy. Massage increases blood and lymph flow. Improved oxygen uptake at the tissue level eases pain, reduces stiffness and improves mobility. Massage can ease the effects of cancer and cancer treatment promoting relaxation. Massage is beneficial in reducing anxiety by encouraging a general feeling of peacefulness and balance. Research demonstrates that massage can improve the general health and well-being of patients undergoing medical treatment or surgical recovery.

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open."

--Martha Graham