At Stillpoint, we help motivated people move toward ease and mobility through the use of techniques that deeply affect the body.
Chris L. Widlund, LMP is a Washington State Licensed Massage Practitioner focused on helping her clients bring balance to their lives by reducing pain, increasing movement and deepening their connection with their bodies. She has been in private practice since 2003 working with people of all ages. As a graduate of the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA, she was privileged to receive training of the highest standards in both academics and techniques of massage therapy. Since her original training, Chris has gone on to specialize in Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy. Chris regularly works with other healthcare practitioners to facilitate their patients’ recovery from injury or chronic pain.
Chris’ passion with the abilities of the human body began at an early age. As a professional modern dancer, following a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, she discovered that massage therapy and other types of bodywork addressed her body’s need to heal quickly and completely from various injuries. With a love of and respect for the human body, the medical field attracted her. She has worked as a Surgical Assistant, a Health Care Associate in Women’s Health as well as worked for a rural ambulance service as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Chris has also taught Wilderness Emergency Medicine.
Chris is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Since 2006, she has served on the Board of Directors for the local Vermont AMTA Chapter. As the AMTA-VT Government Relations Chair, Chris spent several years working with local massage therapists and the state government to lay the groundwork for licensing massage therapy in Vermont. She has since retired from this position but continues to support this movement. Currently, Chris is the Chapter Treasurer.
One of Chris’s beliefs is that, through education, practitioners can affect more patients than the one in their own hands. In 2010 she returned to the educational field as a Teaching Assistant in CranioSacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute and the New England Center for CranioSacral Therapy. In this new and exciting role, Chris helps new practitioners take conceptual ideas and transfer them into “ah-ha” moments they feel in their hands.
As a therapist, Chris approaches the human body with respect and awe. She listens to the story of each body and through that story aids her client in finding movement and health.