At a stroke
The moment of stillness is possible in massage.
The practitioner is calm. That goes without saying. Concentration passes into absorption, the practitioner loses his sense of serving another, and enters the stroke.
He is relaxed, his weight distributed to give him an easily shifted balance. His breathing is steady. He focuses on the tide of breath, pulling back with the inbreath, expressing the stroke on the outbreath.
The practitioner does not feel the moment of cessation; he has become the moment.