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Diane Tellier will walk all over you. Gripping overhead bars for balance, she performs ashiatsu massage, kneading her clients' backs with her bare feet for extra firm pressure. This helps keep bodies limber and pain-free, as does a host of yoga classes inside The Place's quaint, airy studio. The sessions cater to all skill levels, whether you're just beginning, dropping in for a yoga dance session, or trying out for the Downward Facing Dog in the local production of 101 Dalmatians. In addition to yoga and ashiatsu massge, The Place also offers modalities such as craniosacral therapy and Reiki.

665 Prospect Street
Chicopee,
MA
US

We are a small chiropractic and natural health care office dedicated to providing quality care services to patients of all ages. Our integrative approach combines chiropractic with nutritional support, functional medicine, and lifestyle management and views each patient individually as a whole and unique person.

333 Front Street
Chicopee,
MA
US

Below the red-and-blue logo of Holistic Retreat & Institute floats the phrase, "Learn, heal, grow," underscoring the center's commitment to making health and education accessible to all. Founder Dr. Alya Shabunin provides a diverse range of holistic and educational services to help her patients make lifestyle changes that can bring about overall wellness. She leads cancer-prevention educational programs, heads up holistic retreats, and guides patients through whole-body detoxification, which can induce weight loss more easily than removing several teeth. She also holds free weekly seminars to raise awareness about disease prevention, proper nutrition, and stress reduction.

1846 Northampton St
Holyoke,
MA
US

When Bonnie Diamond began her journey to acupuncture, she was living an unbalanced life. Her job as a computer programmer was an unhappy endeavor, and soon she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Acupuncture brought her back into balance, and she was so grateful that she began studying the ancient practice.

After 10 years of intense study, she earned a master's degree and today shares her skills with her clients. During treatments, she reads the "story" of each client's body, seeking to restore balance and eliminate the need to commute via unicycle. She inserts hair-thin needles into points in the body that will help improve energy flow, which should restore health and vitality to each client.

4 Robin Road
Easthampton,
MA
US

At Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Kristie Hosey is part of the team that works to maintain patients' wellness, and Kristie's focus is on helping clients move well. She works to relieve tensions and recurring pains through therapeutic massage. Clients with achy backs or sprained muscles may receive a host of benefits from Kristie's Swedish massages, including reduced anxiety and muscle spasms.

1365 Main St
Springfield,
MA
US

Jacob Wenger understands the power of balance. Over the past decade, he's tempered his time on the East Coast with study on the West Coast; he's offset his upbringing in the western hemisphere with the pursuit of wisdom in the eastern hemisphere. His globetrotting worldliness—which has led him to places as diverse as Shanghai, India, San Francisco, and Michigan—is now anchored in Massachusetts, where Jacob is a licensed practitioner of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbology.

Using superfine needles, he realigns energy pathways to quell maladies as diverse as insomnia, anxiety, and compulsive thinking. Jacob also applies Japanese reiki techniques that aim to reduce stress and promote healing. Under master trainer Simu Min Ou Yang, he studied Qi Gong—a choreographed blend of breathing patterns, whole-body movements, and meditation—and now he passes on this knowledge in private lessons that, like most games of tic-tac-toe, are 60-minutes long.

4 Liberty Street
Easthampton,
MA
US