Massage & Manual Therapy

Massage, as a healing art, is thousands of years old. Ancient civilizations, including Chinese, Hindus, Persians and Egyptians, used massage to treat pain and promote health. Massage is currently one of the most popular wellness therapies in the United States.

Massage is soft tissue manipulation - the stroking, rubbing and kneading of muscles. Massage is used to relieve tension, relax muscles and stimulate nerves. It is thought to promote healing by stimulating the movement of blood and lymphatic fluids.

There are many different types of massage and massage techniques are used in many forms of bodywork, including reflexology, trigger point therapy, manual lymph drainage and others. Massage may be used to treat a wide variety of conditions including muscle and joint pain, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Several Massage Therapists practice at Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center:

Laurajean (Lj) Stewart - you can learn more about Lj and her massage therapy experience by visiting her website, Thousand Hands Massage Therapy.

Click here to read an article about massage on the Vermont Maturity Magazine website that includes comments by Lj Stewart.

David Hammond - please visit David's website,, for information about David and his massage practice.

Dominique Meyers - Dominique is a graduate of The Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA and has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. In 2009 Dominique began specializing in Myofascial Release as taught by John F. Barnes, PT.

Myofascial Release as a soft tissue manual therapy has a unique ability to take the pressure out of pain sensitive tissues. MFR has been proven affective at relieving symptoms associated with a wide range of conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, headaches, TMJ, whiplash and post surgical scar tissue as well as pain resulting from trauma, repetitive strain (micro trauma) and postural misalignments.

All Massage Therapists who practice at the Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center are licensed and are members of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Please contact the Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment with one of our Massage Therapists.