A Gentle, Hands-On Approach to Pain Relief
Michelle Stoppi MA, LMT
Michelle has over 20 years of experience as a licensed CranioSacral Massage Therapist, seminar leader and professional CE educator. Her background includes hundreds of hours of training and working as a Teaching Assistant for The Upledger Institute International from 2001 - 2017, as well as training with their former Curriculum Director at The Center for CranioSacral Therapy in Palm Beach, FL. She brings to the table a Masters Degree in Psychology from Boston University, 20 years as an Advanced Yoga Therapist, 3 years of living and learning in the Far East, and over a decade of teaching CranioSacral Therapy at locations such as The Breakers Spa in Palm Beach, Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami, and internationally at Auberge Resorts Spas, where she also facilitates at retreats and offers private sessions.
When needed, she blends CST with Lymphatic Drainage, SomatoEmotional Release Techniques, Myofascial Release, and Accupressure for maximum relief. Although she treats patients of all ages, she specializes in infant and pediatric CST.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
what clients say...
"Michelle Stoppi is, by far, the most skillful, sensitive and effective Craniosacral Therapist I have had the pleasure of being worked on by...And I have had many different CST Therapists from around the world work on me. I can not recommend her highly enough."
- Jackie, Miami Beach, FL
"Thanks for all the work you did with me. I know that set me up for a successful surgery!"
- Daniel, Houston, TX
"My daughter was about to have a helmet due to Bulging Head Syndrome. I did some research to see what therapies might help her avoid the helmet since it is controversial. Michelle worked with my daughter for a few months until her skull was pretty and round! I would definitely recommend her."
- Laurie, Miami Beach, FL
"Thank you for treating all our clients at the Empowerment Retreat. You blew their minds!"
- Xochitl, Los Angeles, CA
"Thank you so much again for today, Michelle. I can't tell you enough how much I benefit from your sessions."
- Alice, Washington DC
DISCOVER CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
PEDIATRIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
As a mother of three including twins, working on children is natural for Michelle. Craniosacral Therapy helps infants with issues such as flat or bulging head syndrome, Torticollis, Tongue-Tie, and colic. The therapy can provide relief for spectrum issues, ADD & ADHD, depression and insomnia, stress, anxiety, scoliosis, headaches and orthodontics.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle manual therapy which works with the CranioSacral Rhythm to release and re-balance the Central Nervous System. It offers techniques to treat the whole body in order to break the cycle of stress between the CNS and restricted or traumatized tissue. CST helps unravel pain and dysfunction at it’s source. The result is a central nervous system free of restrictions – a calm and centered mind, and a body that’s able to return to its greatest levels of performance. Because of this, it can often be an effective treatment in cases where other therapies have not provided relief from pain and other issues.
The connective tissue within the human body provides the structural “scaffolding” of the body and of every cell. It is meant to be expansive. Any injury, or resistance to life (ie: resistance to what IS, in the form of one’s expectations of one’s life compared to reality) is paired with some level of cellular contraction and/or discomfort in the tissue within the mind and body. This state of contraction anywhere in the connective tissue matrix can be released and rebalanced through CranioSacral Therapy.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY CAN HELP:
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
A Conversation with Michelle Stoppi, CranioSacral Master-in-Residence for The Week of WELL, Park City, UT. Click here.