Stretching + Thai Massage

Coaching The Body® can help you feel better

At esSpa, we are always searching for the best, most qualified professionals with one goal in mind - to help you feel better as you live a better, more youthful life. We are very proud to welcome Stacey Styborski to our team. Stacey is a master in a modified method of Thai Massage called Coaching The Body®. Unlike typical Western-type massages, CTB therapy does not involve lying on a massage bed while a therapist applies oil to your body and kneads your muscles and pressure points.

Instead, you will remain fully clothed and will lay down on a comfortable mat on the ground while a practitioner uses stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, promote relaxation, and improve flexibility and circulation.

CTB primarily focuses on improving the flow of energy throughout your body.

What are the benefits of CTB massage?
Coaching The Body® is highly unique approach to therapeutic bodywork that utilizes techniques from traditional Thai massage as a means of efficiently treating trigger points in muscles and restoring normal motion across joints.

Most of us don’t understand pain, but we all experience it. The Western medical system generally sees pain as a sign of something broken that needs fixing—as a manifestation of injury or disease, an inevitable consequence of damaged tissues. This pathology model of pain is both thoroughly inculcated into popular thinking and unfortunately wrong in a high percentage of cases. Even when medical imaging shows departures from “normal” in body tissues, the widespread assumption that those findings are the cause of pain denies the insights of trigger point theory and modern neuroscience, and leads to ineffective treatments, unnecessary interventions, and disturbed, even ruined, lives.

Renowned bodywork teacher and pain therapist Chuck Duff taught Stacey that the ineffectiveness of these beliefs stems from a failure to understand the true origins of pain. Coaching The Body® recognizes that pain originates in the brain as a response to danger signals from trigger points that feed the brain’s innate protective instinct.

CTB interrupts these peripheral danger signals using highly effective manual therapy techniques to remove trigger points. These techniques exploit the brain’s neuroplasticity by providing an experience of pain-free movement.

Stacey has learned that there is another way, a different and more lasting solution for common pain complaints such as back pain, shoulder pain, and sciatica. This system has been tested for many years over thousands of clinical sessions performed by CTB students and staff, and we know it works. The CTB approach involves hacking the central nervous system by offering it an experience of movement without pain, and “evidence-based reasons” to drop its hyperprotective stance that caused the pain in the first place.