Welcome to Posture
Why Choose Us?
- A taller, slimmer, and straighter appearance
- Reduced stress
- Improved flexibility & balance
- Greater self-confidence
- An increased feeling of lightness and fluidity
- Increased breathing capacity & energy
- Improved ability to handle life’s changes with ease
At Posture, we perform therapeutic massages and structural integration. If you are looking to improve your posture, break free from pain, and receive a deep tissue massage, then Posture is the place for you.
Julie Tracy, owner of Posture, has been a massage therapist for ten years. She started Posture in 2009 due to the high demand of clients requesting structural integration massage in Boston. She now travels between Boston and Connecticut serving clients who seek better posture, relief from injury, or body realignment.
Our bodies are continually changing. Injuries, accidents, illnesses, and emotional stress all take their toll on our body. Structural integration restores your muscles to how they should naturally be. Julie’s massage therapy will give you guidance on how to reteach your body to move.
Whether you’re an athlete who needs to be at the top of their game or an office worker who sits in front of a computer all day, Posture offers massages with effects that last.
What is Structural Integration?
+ Structural Integration
Simply put, structural integration is putting all the tissue and muscles in your body back where they belong. Through movement and touch, stress and impaired function are systematically released from the body.
+ How does it work?
There are four different analogies we can use to understand how structural integration works: Separating the Kids, Exorcising the Aliens; Breaking Up the Alien Parties; and Cooking the Roast.
+ Separating the Joints
Our joints are like three kids crammed in the back seat of a station wagon, poking each other, annoying each other, and periodically yelling, “Mom! He hit me!”. When joints lose their personal space, it affects your bones and arthritis happens. By separating the kids (joints), everyone’s happy because everyone has their space.
+ Trigger Points
Like a bad (or good) science fiction movie, aliens can inhabit our bodies and wreak havoc. These aliens usually reside in hard-to-reach places like under the shoulder blade and lead to tender areas and knots. Structural integration works trigger points to release these aliens from your muscles; no gruesome alien-birth scene necessary.
+ Eliminating Knots
Occasionally, the unexorcised aliens get together and throw a block party. The aliens (knots) gather together and get bigger, and when the party gets out of control, so does the muscle pain. I’ll work to eliminate the leader (main knot) when possible, or to break up all the little knots. End of party.
+ Power of Heat
Like a raw roast, our muscles are solid with a clear film around it. By putting pressure on your muscles, I create heat. And by “cooking the roast”, the heat allows me to move and elongate the melted muscle. Then like a roast in the fridge, the muscles stay in their proper places as they cool.
What Our Clients Say
Nationally Certified and a member of AMTA, Julie loves bodywork. She finds happiness in helping people feel better so they can do what they love, whether that’s skiing, running, or just working without pain.
Julie Tracy, Owner