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Through the 'Contact Me' page or by emailing me directly at:
Tell me several times you are available for
Specify which office you prefer: Amherst or Northampton.
I will respond to you within 90 minutes, and offer you available session times.
You can also call 413-586-2678.
If you leave a message, I will return your call within 90 minutes.
Sometimes a person needs rest and relaxation during a session. Other times, what is needed is a more direct, therapeutic approach to address muscular areas of chronic pain, restriction and tightness leaving a person with limitations in daily activities and movement.
And there are times, when a person needs both. A time to rest, rejuvinate, re-set, and to experience less muscular pain, more ease in movement.
A Blended Session offers both.
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Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
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Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs activity by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility & dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an active person/ athlete, from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Trigger Point Therapy involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called "trigger points". Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are dissolved by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions, trigger points can be eliminated, helping to restore function and health to the body.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
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CLIENTS OF VALLEY THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ARE FROM MANY BACKGROUNDS AND OCCUPATIONS:
Real Estate agents
and the list goes on...
Massage is for everybody and Every Body!
BUSINESSES & INSTITUTIONS & STAFF THAT HAVE RECEIVED SEATED CHAIR MASSAGE:
Baystate Medical Center
Mt. Holyoke College
Bement School, Deerfield, Ma.
Jackson Street School, Northampton, Ma.
Atkins Farm, Amherst, Ma.
Yankee Candle, Deerfield, Ma.
Faces, Northampton, Ma.
Loomis Retirement Community - Holyoke and South Hadley, Ma.
Applewood Community, Amherst, Ma.
WHERE JANICE LUZZI HAS TAUGHT AS A HEALTH CARE EDUCATOR:
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Ma. ( Currently on staff as a faculty member)
Stillpoint School of Massage, Hatfield, Ma.
Branford Hall Career Center, Springfield, Ma.
Chameleons School of Cosmetology, Northampton, Ma.
Community Enterprise, Northampton, Ma.
Center for New Americans, Northampton, Ma.
Shan Shung Institute of Tibetan Massage, Northampton, Ma.
Shorter Sessions of 30 or 45 minutes are also available to address one or two
targeted areas, focusing on pain relief and enhanced movement.
These focused sessions are helpful in addressing neck, back and shoulder pain
Seated Chair Massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your work location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of Chair Massage is that it is done over the clothing. With Seated Massage, you can avoid any discomfort or awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, Chair Massage sessions are shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy workplace schedule.
* It is done while you sit in a specially designed chair
* Lasts 10- 20 minutes
* Addresses head, neck, back and shoulders
* Leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvinated
WHY WORKPLACE SEATED CHAIR MASSAGE?
* Can relieve physical and mental stress
*Reduce muscle tension and pain
* Calms the nervous system
Seated Chair Massage in the workplace is a time efficient investment in the health of your business and your employees. It costs less that traditional table massage, and is a win win for all.
Call for details about how to schedule Seated Chair Massage at your workplace.
For Massage Therapists:
Consultation and Clinical Supervision
With 28 years of experience as a Massage Therapist, Health Care Educator in public and private education, and successful small business owner, Consultation and Clinical Supervision is offered to Massage Therapists and Somatic practitioners as an aide to practitioner self care, support and nurturance. This work assists practitioners in maintaining ethical practices within their scope of practice, helps to reduce burnout, and assists in processing your experience of working with your clients. Supervision is also available to address business building plans.