(413) 585-0077
58 Russell St. (Rte. 9), Hadley, MA 01035

Therapists

Meet Our Staff

Nanci Newton, Owner

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Nanci is a 1998 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge. She was selected as an honoree at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s, the one hundred for 2014. This annual event is for individuals and organizations that have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the fight against cancer. She is a professional member of both the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM), and is licensed by the state of Massachusetts. Nanci has maintained a full-time massage therapy practice since 1998. She began in Marblehead and moved to the Valley in 2000 to become co-founder of The Healing ZONE. Nanci strives to create a “healing zone”—a place where all who enter feel safe and comfortable with anyone on her team of therapists. Receiving the care and treatment they need to feel better.
Nanci offers:
• Swedish/relaxation massage
• Prenatal massage (during pregnancy, throughout labor and after birth)
• Oncology massage (caring for clients with cancer)
• Specialized care for medical condition
• Seated massage

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Janice Peterman, LMT

Janice is a 2008 graduate of the Stillpoint Therapeutic Massage Program. She is a professional member of both the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM), and is licensed by the state of Massachusetts. Se habla español

Janice offers:

  • Swedish/relaxation massage
  • Pediatric massage
  • Prenatal massage (during pregnancy, throughout labor and after birth)
  • Infant massage instruction  (small group or individual lessons)
  • Oncology massage (caring for clients with cancer)
  • Seated massage
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Alex Fisher, LMT

Alex is a 1993 graduate of the Swedish Institute in New York, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York. She is a professional member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). She maintained a 15-year private practice in Manhattan, before moving to New England in 2009. Se habla español

Alex offers:

  • Swedish/relaxation massage
  • Seated massage
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Lauren Koester, LMT

Lauren is a 2005 graduate of The Swedish Institute of Occupational Sciences & Massage Therapy in New York. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association ( AMTA) and a licensed massage therapist.
Lauren maintained a private practice in New York from 1996 until she relocated to this area in 2015.
Lauren’s focus has been on medical based massage to treat clients of all ages during, and after, injury. She has extensive experience working in a busy physical therapy office, which aids in her ability to work with athletes of all ages and abilities through recovery.
Lauren offers:

  • Swedish relaxation
  • Deep tissue
  • sports massage and stretching
  • Shiatsu
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Kat Emet, LMT, CLT

Kat is a 2014 graduate of The Massage School in Easthampton and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (Klose Training, 2016). She is a professional member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and licensed in the state of Massachusetts. She has extensive experience working with adults diagnosed with complex medical issues, orthopedic injuries, neurological disease, chronic pain, and post traumatic stress disorder.  She is interested in helping each client improve their sense of wellness through massage.
Kat offers:

  • Swedish/relaxation
  • Deep tissue
  • Trigger point release
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Strain Counterstrain Techniques
  • Manual Lymph Drainage
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James Callaway, LMT

James Callaway, LMT James is a recent graduate of The Massage School. He is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and is licensed in the state of Massachusetts. James entered the massage field with a background in the hotel & hospitality industry. He is a long time chef and local baker, avid runner, joggler & marathoner. He enjoys hiking, travel, gardening, local music & food, wine and microbrews.

James offers:

  • Sports Massage as well as Oncology Sports Massage
  • Swedish/Relaxation Deep tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Seated Massage
  • Oncology Massage.
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Ali Wilson-Pierce, LMT

Ali Wilson-Pierce, LMT Ali has studied at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork, The Massage School and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Social Work at Westfield State University. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012 and is a member of the Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals (ABMP). She bases each session on the needs of the client by using precise techniques and a relaxing approach.

Ali offers:

  • Swedish/relaxation
  • Deep tissue
  • Oncology massage.
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Michelle Grasse, LMT

Michelle Grassi, LMT is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College’s Massage Therapy Program with over 650 clinical hours. She is a professional member of the  Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and a licensed massage therapist.

Michelle holds instructor level training in energy and breath work through Tai Chi and QiGong practices. She embraces a passionate prospective of traditional eastern theory and movement with a soft mix of western touch. She works with the healing energies we hold and possess from within.

​Michelle offers:

  • Swedish/relaxation massage
  • Deep tissue
  • Seated massage
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