Massage and Structural Therapy

Stasha Howarth-Clark, LMT, SRT, CST, has been providing therapeutic massage to clients with a variety of conditions for the past two decades. She is a self-proclaimed education junkie, always seeking new and advanced ways to assist and promote natural healing in her clients. She has studied numerous healing modalities and utilizes combinations of therapy for her cleints. Stasha has also managed and supervised dozens of massage therapists at a busy wellness center for over a decade.

Among her specialties are years of advanced training in Structural Relief Therapy  (SRT), Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Reiki and various myotherapy modalities. By combining SRT, CST, Reiki and numerous traditional massage techniques, Stasha brings about comprehensive healing and relief for those seeking improved well-being, better mobility and less pain.

Structural Relief Therapy (SRT) is an innovative approach to bodywork that focuses on identifying and addressing structural imbalances within the musculoskeletal system. Rooted in the principles of anatomy and biomechanics, SRT aims to provide relief from pain and discomfort by targeting the underlying causes of postural misalignments and tension patterns. Through a combination of manual manipulation, myofascial release, and corrective exercises, SRT practitioners work to restore balance, mobility, and functionality to the body. By addressing the root issues rather than merely alleviating symptoms, Structural Relief Therapy offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to enhancing physical well-being and promoting long-term musculoskeletal health.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle and non-invasive form of bodywork that focuses on the subtle rhythms and movements of the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Practitioners of Craniosacral Therapy use light touch and palpation techniques to assess and enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and function of the central nervous system. By promoting balance and harmonizing the craniosacral rhythm, CST aims to alleviate physical and emotional tensions, restore optimal functioning of the body’s tissues, and create a sense of deep relaxation. This therapy is often sought after for its potential to address a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain and stress-related issues to neurological disorders and emotional imbalances.

Therapeutic massage is a hands-on approach to healing that involves the manipulation of soft tissues in the body to alleviate pain, reduce tension, and enhance overall well-being. Stasha uses a variety of techniques, such as kneading, stroking, and stretching, to target specific muscles and areas of discomfort. Beyond physical benefits, therapeutic massage also encourages relaxation, improved circulation, and the release of endorphins, promoting a sense of tranquility and revitalization. This practice is widely utilized as a complementary therapy for managing stress, addressing musculoskeletal issues, and promoting a balanced mind-body connection.

Reiki is a holistic energy healing practice that originated in Japan, aimed at promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and overall well-being. Practitioners of Reiki channel universal life force energy through their hands onto the recipient’s body, addressing imbalances and blockages in the energy flow. This gentle, non-invasive technique is often utilized to support the body’s natural healing processes, fostering a sense of inner harmony and aiding in physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

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