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Massage Therapy Specialist

Stillpoint Wellbeing Center

Functional Medicine & Acupuncture located in Plaistow, Barrington, & Rye, NH

Massage Therapy restores and sustains your body’s blood and lymph circulation, relaxes muscles, reduces pain, and restores metabolic balance. If you’d like to experience the power of a healing touch, reach out to James Tobin, MD, and the team of professionals at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center in Plaistow, Barrington, and Rye, New Hampshire. Call the office nearest to you or book an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q&A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a technique used by the practitioners at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center to manipulate the soft tissues in your body by pressing and rubbing using different levels of manual pressure to penetrate various levels of the muscles and connective tissues.

The process boosts circulation, allowing healing oxygen and nutrients to get to the tissues while eliminating toxins.

Massage therapy is often combined with other treatments to relax the muscles and help the body heal. The experienced massage therapist works with pain specialists to ensure you’re getting the best treatment possible.

The massage therapists at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center have extensive knowledge and experience in different types of massage that range from gentle and relaxing to deep-tissue.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Studies of the benefits of massage therapy demonstrate its effectiveness in reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. It can also help other issues that include:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft-tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

Therapeutic massage is a standard of care for a number of medical conditions and sports injuries. Beyond the benefits for specific conditions and diseases, massage helps heal the body because it creates connection, comfort, and a sense of empowerment through the healing power of touch.

Is massage therapy painful?

Before your massage therapy session begins, your specialist talks to you about your concerns. After your evaluation, the therapist determines the right massage treatment to relieve your condition.

Once your massage begins, you can have the level of pressure adjusted. You can communicate with your specialist at all times throughout the session to make sure you’re comfortable and never experiencing pain.

After your massage, it’s important to flush your system by drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water. You could experience some soreness, but it usually goes away after a day.

Is craniosacral therapy an option for me?

Stillpoint Wellbeing Center offers craniosacral therapy to relieve a variety of mental and physical issues in the body. It has the power to eliminate stress on the brain and spinal cord by promoting the release of restrictions in your musculoskeletal connective tissues.

It’s a gentle hands-on method used to evaluate and strengthen your body’s craniosacral system of membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord and is highly effective in treating and managing pain.

If you’d like a consultation about the right massage for you, call the Stillpoint Wellbeing Center office nearest you today or use the convenient online booking tool to make your appointment.