Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique
What is STAR Tech?
How STAR Tech Works
What STAR Tech Does
Why STAR Tech Works
Who Can Use STAR Tech?
How STAR Tech is Used?
Additional Uses for STAR Tech STAR Tech as Maintenance
STAR Tech for Athletes
Your Pain Is Your Choice
is STAR Tech®?
Soft Tissue Active Recovery
Technique, or STAR Tech®, is a fast and effective system for treating
the body's soft tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. It is a valuable
healing tool for both acute and chronic soft tissue conditions which involve
pain, inflammation, overuse and injuries. It is also a successful injury
preventive and maintenance tool for
Active Recovery Technique is a remarkable healing system. Trained
professional practitioners offer STAR Tech® treatments.
A non-practitioner can self-administer STAR Tech® on a limited basis as
well, using brief training and easy to understand instructions.
Much of the soft tissue (muscle) pain that we suffer daily is pain
that can be eliminated by the relatively simple methods of STAR Tech®.
Tech® treatments are offered to the public by its developer, Barry
Bailey, MS, LMT at his Therapeutic Massage Office in Maynard,
Massachusetts. This office also serves the nearby communities of Stow, Concord,
Sudbury, Lincoln, Acton, Hudson, Marlborough, Boxborough, Bolton and
Therapists in other communities offer STAR Tech®
treatments as well.
STAR Tech® Works
works because it uses
of the body’s own incredible built-in ability to self-heal. STAR Tech®
uses the Mind-Body Connection to accomplish remarkable changes to soft tissue
using the brain and muscle memory.
The healing comes from deep within the body, naturally, using what Herbert
Benson MD calls “Remembered Wellness”. The body WANTS to be well, and STAR Tech®
provides the information and environment for the body to self-heal quickly and
efficiently through remembered wellness. STAR Tech® stimulates the body to do what it was meant
to do, heal itself. Healing and recovery with STAR Tech® is a completely natural process.
Research shows movement provides a better healing
environment than non-movement in many instances. Blood flow is necessary for
healing to occur, and movement encourages and increases blood flow to the site
being treated. STAR Tech® utilizes
movement to remind the body that healing should take place. By using specific
movement, pressure and breathing, soft tissue is identified through a Mind-Body
connection and provided with the information and environment it needs in order
What STAR Tech®
STAR Tech® effectively addresses
problems involving soft tissue including
muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. STAR Tech®, reorganizes and
balances soft tissue, and speeds the recovery process for muscle tightness and
pain, chronic muscle spasms, inflammation, injuries, trigger points, scar tissue
STAR Tech® restores soft tissue to as close to its
original condition as is physically possible. Unneeded scar tissue becomes thinner and more flexible
and adhesions are broken up permanently with the use of STAR Tech®. The
length of time a person has suffered a soft tissue injury or pain makes little
difference when receiving a STAR Tech® treatment. So long as that
soft tissue was at one time “normal”, the body remembers, and initiates the
recovery process. Healing is often permanent. In some special rare cases, healing
has been instant.
Why STAR Tech®
STAR Tech® works fast because the brain works fast and
recovery takes place through messages sent from the brain. STAR Tech®
is based on the same Mind-Body connection mechanism that makes Active Isolated
Stretching so effective. By using movement, manual pressure and tension, fast and often permanent re-organization of soft tissue is
Because healing is so fast, one treatment will accomplish measurable
results if STAR Tech® is going to be an effective treatment tool.
Who Can Use STAR Tech®?
Active Recovery Technique can be practiced by anyone who has a basic
knowledge of anatomy and has a working knowledge of muscles and other soft
tissue. Professional Practitioners of STAR Tech® may include Massage Therapists,
Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Doctors, Reflexologists, Fitness Trainers
and Coaches. Workshops and one-on-one training are available for professionals.
A number of STAR Tech® applications are also possible to
do as a self-healing treatment. Individuals with no background in anatomy or
training in bodywork can learn how to self-heal using the techniques that are a
part of STAR Tech®. To learn about workshops that teach self-healing
techniques see Workshops for the Public. The Public Workshops also present valuable information that can be
used by Professionals who are offering STAR Tech® treatments to
clients or patients.
How STAR Tech®
Active Recovery Technique is an effective treatment for essentially the entire
body. It is used to treat jaw, neck, shoulder,
arm, hand, back, hip, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain, to list some general
Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique treatments address the entire person. For a
more specific and complete listing of what STAR Tech® can do, see
STAR Tech® Treatments.
STAR Tech® Used as
General Maintenance and Post Treatment Maintenance
Active Recovery Technique is both an effective healing and maintenance tool.
Used post-STAR Tech® treatment or as an every day self-maintenance technique, STAR Tech®
takes the body into healing mode and encourages it to remain there, acting as a
gateway to general improved good health. STAR Tech® acts as a
reminder to the body to process the self-healing of which the body is naturally capable of
doing. In doing so, STAR Tech® strengthens the Mind-Body Connection
and encourages slef-healing to take place.
STAR Tech® is an
excellent protocol to add to traditional Athlete Self-Maintenance and Sports
Massage. STAR Tech® quickly increases and maintains flexibility and
range-of motion. Athletes are able to train and perform harder and longer when
STAR Tech® is used as part of their treatment and maintenance
STAR Tech® is an effective treatment for sports injuries.
Injuries heal faster when STAR Tech® is used as a part of the
STAR Tech® effectively helps prevent re-injury by
preventing the buildup of excess scar tissue during healing, and by helping to
maintain the strength and flexibility of the muscles involved in an injury
during the healing process.
Stretching and STAR Tech® Healing are just as important for optimum
athletic maintenance and performance as training, nutrition, rest and recovery.
Your Pain Is Your
Life is about making choices. We live with what we have chosen. The self-motivated recipient of a STAR Tech® treatment
(professionally treated or self-applied) is the individual most likely to see dramatic,
Healing is not, and should
not be a passive activity. Someone else does not heal you. Healing is most effective when the individual
attempting to heal is involved in
all aspects of the recovery process. By taking responsibility and initiating the
Mind-Body Connection, you can take responsibility for your health, and amazing
results are possible. You become empowered to change your health when you take
responsibility for it. By systematically applying the techniques of STAR Tech®
or not choosing to apply them, you decide to release yourself from injury and pain’s grip or to remain in pain
and not heal.
Your pain is your choice.
As with any medical treatment, no results are guaranteed when using STAR Tech®. But when the only choices offered you
are “You will have to live with the pain”, "you will just have to adjust to your
limitations", or a life of unrelieved pain, steroid hormone
injections, or surgery/surgeries, STAR Tech® offers another option to
treatments may be worth investigating as another method of healing and pain