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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Adams Decides Month-by-Month Budget Going Into Fiscal 2021
By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent
Chairwoman Christine Hoyt says the board is looking to assist restaurant owners with Phase II of Governor Baker's reopening plan.
ADAMS, Mass. — Town Administrator Jay Green and the Board of Selectmen have decided to go the 1/12th budget route for at least the start of fiscal year 2021.
Municipalities across the commonwealth are struggling to not only finalize budgets because of an uncertain financial outlook brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to find a way to physically hold annual town meetings to get those budgets approved. Both situations factored into the decision for the town to settle on the 1/12th option.
When a town can't finalize a budget before the state mandated June 30 deadline, they must revert back to the prior year's budget and operate on a month-to-month basis. Monthly budgets must be approved by the Selectmen and then forwarded to the state Department of Revenue for its approval. Once that is received, the town can begin to pay its expenses for that month only.
Green and the board had been wavering between trying to predict revenue shortfalls for a reduced budget, forging ahead with original revenue projections, or using the 1/12th option.
Director of Community Development Donna Cesan said the town has decided to terminate the proposal process for the Memorial Building redevelopment with the hopes of reissuing the RFP again in September.
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