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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New Food & Wellness Vision Planned for Historic Mausert Block
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
Stephen Stenson and Heather Cachat, left, give the board an update on the new plans for the Mausert Block.
ADAMS, Mass. — The owner of the Mausert Block is assuring the Selectmen that there's progress being made at the former Woolworth building across from Town Hall.
Stephen Stenson provided the board with a project update on Wednesday after remarks were made at a past meeting about the slow pace of work over the last six years.
He said the renovation of 10 apartments in the upper floors are nearing completion and there are plans for a shared restaurant and kitchen space as well as wellness collaborative on the first floor.
"This is not the end but the beginning of the end and I think we are moving forward and wrapping up the apartments," Stenson said. "We are going back to reinvest more money into the restaurant area and we hope that is the first step in developing these ideas."
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