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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Elections Go Off Without a Hitch in Adams, Cheshire
By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Staff
Mike Kruszyna, seen with his wife, Karen, at the polls Monday, unseated incumbent Jeffrey Warner for a three-year term on the Cheshire Board of Health.
ADAMS, Mass. — Adams and Cheshire held their annual town elections Monday and despite all the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no problems reported at either polling station.
The towns typically hold local elections on the first Monday in May but the social distancing guidelines implemented by Gov. Charlie Baker nearly 80 days ago forced them to draw up new plans. The towns are obligated to hold elections on the same day because of their shared school district.
Voter turnout was down in both towns, which could be attributed to the virus or to the lack of uncontested offices.
Cheshire had just two, the Board of Health, where challenger Mike Kruszyna unseated incumbent Jeffrey Warner for a three-year term (275-141), and a write-in campaign by Colin Haas that fell just short (195-173) for the Water Commissioner spot held by Mickey Biagini. There were 420 votes cast in total.
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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