Pauline and Chris believe that it is very important to give back to their community. We participate in and donate to several different charities and children's organizations and sports teams locally. We are continuous supporters of the Dana Farber Institute through various fundraisers as well as the Shriner's Children's Hospital along with the MA Breast Cancer Coalition. Since 2003 we have been involved with the Quabog Valley Relay for Life. We have also put together canned food drives for local food pantries. Some other charities that we have donated chair massage for are Rays of Hope, to fight breast cancer, and the MSPCA walk for animals, to raise money for the shelter. As we deeply care for the wellbeing and ethical treatment of animals, we also support BARC. We have been actively involved with raising money for the Alzheimer's Association, by participating in the Mass State Triathlon, since 2012.
Pauline and Chris also believe in well rounded healthy lifestyles. Along with regular massages, healthy eating habits and drinking lots of water they feel that it is very important to keep active. Being avid mountain bikers for years, they also enjoy running, swimming, road biking, and most recently walking and hiking with their beautiful baby boy Edan and two energetic young dogs Chewy and Roxy.
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A Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage
A Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage, Inc., was established in 2002 by the husband and wife team of Massachusetts licensed and certified massage therapists, Christopher and Pauline Reynolds. Seventeen years later, we welcome the incredible hands of Emily Douglas, LMT working alongside of us.
Pauline and Chris are 2002 Graduates Of Central Mass School Of Massage and Therapy. Our program of studies consisted of 640+ clinical and academic hours. We studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, nutrition, ethics, Reflexology Certification, Swedish Massage and Therapeutic Modalities (Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal, Stretching, Hydrotherapy).
We continue to further our education by attending classes and seminars. We most recently attended the American Massage Therapy Association's National Convention and studied under some well known instructors in our field including James Waslawski and Dr. Ben Benjamin.
We also hold certificates in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Stone Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Massage for Fibromyalgia.
A Healing Touch was established in the fall of 2002. Our primary focus was On-Site Seated Massage which we performed at hospitals and doctors' offices in Springfield and surrounding areas. In March of 2003 we opened our first location in The Stadler Street Shops in Belchertown, MA. While we continue to do On-Site Massage, we devote most of our time to the development of our in office massage practice located at 26 North Main Street, Belchertown,MA.Emily Douglas, LMT is now part of our team.