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Raindrop Essential Oil Massage

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

Raindrop Essential Oil Massage is now offered at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. This is a powerful healing tool utilizing the layering of 8 to 10 pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils on the feet and the spine to encourage deep cellular healing.


Posted In: Blog Aromatherapy Massage Therapy Sue Coughtry LMT

New Orthopedic Massage Skills

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

I just returned from an inspiring seminar on Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Conditions.  It was sponsored by The New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, of which I’m a member, and held on Long Island.  The presenter was the world- class massage therapist, author, and instructor James Waslaski, LMT, who is known for his cutting edge work in orthopedic massage and pain management.


Posted In: Blog Massage Therapy Pain Management Sue Coughtry LMT

New Craniosacral Therapy Techniques

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

I love learning new things that can be of help to my patients.  I took a new craniosacral seminar two weeks ago.  This was part refresher class and part new techniques and skills.


Posted In: Blog Massage Therapy Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy Pain Management Preventative Health Sue Coughtry LMT

Craniosacral Therapy Found to Significantly Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

I just read a research study on Craniosacral Therapy’s beneficial effects on people suffering from fibromyalgia.  The results of this study were very clear and significant.  Craniosacral Therapy definitely and significantly reduced the body pain, anxiety and depression experienced by the participants of the study, all of whom had fibromyalgia.  It improved their overall quality of life – there were clear improvements in physical function, general health and vitality, and therefore the ability to take part in social activities.  Craniosacral Therapy also improved the quality of their sleep in the participants.


Posted In: Blog Fibromyalgia General Massage Therapy Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy Pain Management Preventative Health Sue Coughtry LMT

The Essence of the Healing Power of Reiki

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

I found a wonderful article about Reiki in the May 2010 issue of Body and Soul Magazine (Relief Through Reiki: Alternative Healing by Lynn Darling).  It very poignantly describes the anger that a woman experiences as she undergoes radiation treatment for her breast cancer.


Posted In: Blog Massage Therapy Mind Body Medicine Mind Body Medicine, Reiki Preventative Health Stress Management Sue Coughtry LMT

Lyme Disease and Craniosacral Therapy

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

This has been a bumper year for ticks and that has resulted in as big a year for Lyme disease here in the Northeast.  While craniosacral therapy can’t treat or cure Lyme disease, it can definitely make a big difference in the amount of pain and discomfort you find yourself in and helps speed the healing process.


Posted In: Blog Lyme Disease Massage Therapy Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy Preventative Health Sue Coughtry LMT

Massage Therapists are Health Professionals

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

Something that I find disappointing in my practice is how seldom doctors recommend therapeutic massage to their patients for the alleviation of pain.


Posted In: Blog Healthcare Reform Massage Therapy Sue Coughtry LMT

What’s Really Going on When You’re Hurting: Trigger Points and Muscle Pain

By Sue Coughtry, LMT

Spring is here and we’re all out cleaning up our lawns and planting gardens and brushing up on our summer activities. Often we over-do it and get sore. My patients often ask what causes those knots that they feel in their muscles.  They often wonder what trigger points are.


Posted In: Blog Massage Therapy Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy Preventative Health Sue Coughtry LMT

This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Latest News and Announcements

Vermont Healthcare Bill 123 on Lyme Disease is signed into law July 1, 2014! read more

New! Stram Center Weight Loss Program read more

Cooking Classes Will Be Postponed Until September read more

New: Monthly Chakra Cleanse Yoga Class read more

Reiki I Certification Class with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MS- Sunday June 29, 2014. read more