ADAMS, Mass. — We All Need Body Work brings individualized massage therapy to downtown Adams.
Jessica Wilson, a licensed massage therapist, said her business strengthens a wellness theme developing on Park Street.
"It puts massage therapy right on main street, right across from the bike shop and a few blocks down from the [Ashuwilliticook] Rail Trail," Wilson said. "It really is in line with that wellness piece that is really important for a downtown to have."
She set up an approachable wellness center at 30 Park where she hopes to tailor therapy to each client.
"I do things a little differently. I don't have a menu, I have time slots," she said. "Each client is different so we book time and then we discover the best plan for them ... it varies from person to person."
She offers flat rates for messages in 30-minute increments up to 90 minutes. Wilson is also open for walk-ins Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 to 2. She offers chair massages designed to aid those sitting at desk all day along with massages for deep-tissue, sports and pregnancy, myofascial release and Swedish.
Education is an important part of her practice and she hopes to be able to teach each client a little bit about their bodies.
"I try to sit down with every person and try to figure out where they are and what their needs are," she said. "I don't just bring people in like cattle because I feel like being educated about your wellness is important as any other part of it."
Wilson said massage therapy may be foreign to a lot of people and may even make some uncomfortable. We All Need Bodywork is a good place to try massage therapy, she said, because it not only benefits those in chronic pain but can help everybody.
"Massage therapists deal with the things that hold our bodies together and it is important that our bodies have blood flowing and oxygen to tissue and muscles," Wilson said. "Massage therapy helps all of our muscles and tissue stay healthy and mobile and active ... it feels good and makes your body feel so much better."
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Reserve Police Officer Christopher Lampiasi is introduced to the board by Chief Richard Tarsa, right, on Wednesday.
ADAMS, Mass. — The Selectmen have approved the ratification of a new reserve officer and a special police officer.
The Selectmen were happy to appoint new reserve Officer Christopher Lampiasi and special Police Officer Robert Mallet to the department Wednesday.
New appointments have been a regular event in the past year after the town dissolved the cumbersome Civil Service that limited who the town could hire.
Police Chief Richard Tarsa said Lampiasi is an Adams resident. He listed some of his credentials and said he has been through the reserve academy. He currently works for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' campus security and is a part time officer in Peru.
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