Health & Fitness in Northampton

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Radiant Point Acupuncture specializes in women's health, fusing the rich history of oriental medicine with innovative new techniques to better commune with and care for women's bodies, particularly pregnant mothers and those who face infertility challenges. During the one-hour pregnancy massage for labor preparation, a certified massage therapist trained to attend to the delicate needs of pregnant bodies kneads motherly muscles to sooth pain, ease swelling, and enhance the circulation of mother and her unborn bundle of joy while increasing the likelihood that prenatal Mozart CDs have their intended effect. For the 90-minute acupuncture treatment, licensed acupuncturist Kate Cadwgan escorts sterile, disposable, thin needles to specific guideposts on the body. Often accompanied by a slight tingling sensation comparable to a cat's sneeze, these lightly pricked points can steer the body toward restorative health and relaxation.

22 Merrick Ln
Northampton,
MA
US

Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Watertown to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 28,000 square feet of indoor mountains, climbing walls reaching 50' in height. The new Watertown location with temperature control and air-conditioning is one of Central Rock Gym's four indoor facilities spread throughout New England. At each, experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Memberships unlock access to all four facilities, gear for the first month, and the use exercise equipment and weights. In addition to climbing and conditioning, members can also take advantage of fitness classes ranging from yoga and Pilates to Zumba and spin sessions. Gyms also welcome non-members, whether they're trying things out with a day pass or interested in events including birthday parties, summer camps, and corporate team-building breakouts.

165 Russell St
Hadley,
MA
US

Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Soley graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1994 and has devoted his career to wellness services; nevertheless, he could easily talk shop with an aerospace engineer. Their workplace overlap lies in the ProAdjuster, which draws on NASA technology originally used to assess the structural integrity of space-shuttle cooling tiles. Wielding a revamped version of the same tool, Dr. Soley uncovers areas of the spine that need adjusting and catches inconsistencies before they turn into painful symptoms or unsolvable riddles. He complements this painless procedure with low-level laser therapy to repair tissue and stimulate healing, and lab testing that helps bolster clients' long-term health with custom nutrition plans.

39 Carlon Dr
Northampton,
MA
US

Lenore Anderson has devoted the past 20 years to educating herself in the healing arts and passing that knowledge on to others. Her journey has taken her to Colorado, where she studied with master herbalists, and to Boston, where she became certified in raw-food preparation at Rawbert's Organic Café. As she diagnoses imbalances in her clients’ bodies and spirits, Lenore infuses her approach with elements of Lakota Native American tradition. She also draws from Robert O. Young's teachings on pH balance in the body and helps clients restore a normal acid-alkaline balance through simple methods, such as eating fewer Duracell batteries. Consultations and herbal remedies combine with gentle, one-on-one bodywork techniques, such as shiatsu, meridian massage, and shamanic healing.

19 Center Ct.
Northampton,
Massachusetts
US

Taking a holistic approach to health care, Center for Cranio Sacral Therapy's certified therapist and Waldorf teacher John Rollinson tackles the corporeal conundrums of patients aged 1 day to 101 years with gentle manipulations of the cranial and spinal membranes. After a brief consultation to determine the best course of action, John sets about his work gently touching the scalp and spine to restore balance, alleviate stress, reduce aches, and refill the craniosacral system’s Pez dispensers. Rollinson also practices SomatoEmotional Release (SER), which helps patients to release or redirect repressed emotional energy.

43 Center Street
Northampton,
MA
US

There are more sources of energy in the universe than stars and light sockets. These sources are where certified reiki practitioner Kate Patenaude-Ross shines. In the comfort of her cozy studio at Soul Spirit Health & Wellness, Kate aims to access clients’ energy meridians to improve their health and immunity. Soul Spirit also offers wellness mentoring and nutritional counseling.

33 Hawley St.
Northampton,
MA
US