Stacey Dobek, CMT., I.M.T.,C. and Jack Dobek CMT., I.M.T.,C. welcome you to our practice in downtown Middlebury, Vermont.
In each of us dwells an ability to self-correct, to return to a balance appropriate and unique to ourselves. Ease and efficiency are our nature. It is our intention through the use of massage and specific “bodywork” modalities to assist clients in developing bodymind integration. Our approach, which we call Integrative Bodywork, uses evaluative techniques that allow the body to reveal where stress may be manifesting. We use a combination of tissue and system specific approaches as each tissue in the body has unique requirements for healing. This is a client-centered practice where we offer a creative and collaborative process for dissipating the effects of stress, promoting rapid healing of injury, and enhancing personal wellness.
Please note as of January 2023, we are still seeing clients in this time of COVID-19. Our policies regarding masking and transparency are in place to keep us all healthy as possible.
We are excited to share the current research about fascia which continues to inform and inspire our work. The application of bodywork assists the potential of healthy, dynamic fascia which influences the entire body. (See the links for these suggestions at the end of this website.)
Most recent edition and easy to read for the general public: Fascial Fitness by Robert Schleip.
There's a great podcast called 'Thinking Practioner'. (There is an episode with Schleip.)
If you can handle some visuals of live human imaging of fascial layers the video Strolling Under the Skin with the pioneer fascial expert Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau offers explanations and descriptions of how this research was gathered and explains new models of living tissue.
Below are some of the Modalities Used in our practice;
*Integrative Manual Therapy
Muscle Energy/ Structural Alignment/ Postural Integration
Jones Strain-Counterstrain/ Positional Release
Advanced Strain Counterstrain
Life Impressions Bodywork