Who We Are
Lee Stang is a Nationally Board Certified, NC and CT licensed Massage Therapist. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of
bodywork to meet the diverse and individual needs of clients. Owning Bridges To Health since 1995 Lee’s work has grown to specialize
on facilitating recovery following injury, trauma or surgeries and pain reduction. A graduate of the CT Center for Massage Therapy
she specializes in Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial release, Functional Assessment and Sports Massage. She brings advanced assessment
skills to her work with clients in order to best meet individual needs.
Lee has experience working with a variety of clientele ranging in age from newborns to 90+. She incorporates a great deal of movement
into her work to augment the effects of massage technique. Lees’ thought is that if we are trying to improve mobility within the body
we should move it as much as possible. Active and passive movement techniques enhance the quality of her work and assist her clients in
developing or redeveloping healthy movement patterns.
Lee holds Board Certification from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She holds advance certifications
in Orthopedic Massage from the Orthopedic Massage Education and Research Institute and obtained advanced training in Sports Massage and
Lee has extensive experience working with athletes of all levels. She is currently a Core Massage Therapist for the Women’s Tennis Association
and travels extensively on the women’s professional tennis tour. She has traveled with the US National Powerlifting Team and was a Massage
Therapist at Olympic or Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City, Greece, London and was selected for the Rio Games. She has worked with
professional WNBA basketball and NCAA collegiate basketball in state and at the NCAA National Championships.
In addition to working in the clinical setting Lee has been an instructor of massage for over 20 years. She was an instructor at the CT Center
for Massage Therapy for 18 years teaching clinical massage, sports massage and anatomy and physiology. She owns Bridges To Health Seminars
(website link: www.bridgestohealthseminars.com)
and provides continuing education for massage therapist throughout the country. Her seminars are dynamic, innovative, fun and provide therapists
with techniques they can learn one day and incorporate into their
practice the next.
Lee has received the following national awards from the American Massage Therapy Association: National Meritorious Award, National Sports Massage
Achiever Award, and National Government Relations Award. She received the Connecticut Sports Massage Therapist and Community Service Awards.
With a long history in health care Lee states that "Massage Therapy is one of the most exciting and rewarding professions to be involved with.
The benefits of massage are remarkable, and truly vary with each client I work with. I enjoy assisting someone in becoming more aware of their body
and to move toward a healthier and pain free active life. It is a profession that has given me the opportunity to work with: elite athletes
at the top of the tennis world and at the Olympics/Paralympics Games; Firefighters, Police and other first responders at Ground Zero following
911 and Boston following the bombings; the recovering cancer patient following her bilateral mastectomy; the newborn with torticollis. The
opportunities are endless and the impact of massage can be remarkable."