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West Side Wellness Brings The Art Of Massage To The People Of Providence, Rhode Island

By Paul Rowe

Owner of West Side Wellness Jen Raimondi is originally an artist. In fact, there are many parallels between massage and the arts. Both the visual arts and the physical practice of massage are stimulating, inspiring, and often calming.

"I'm originally an artist," Raimondi said. "Soon, though, I became aware of the shortcomings in our health care system, and I decided to go to massage school because I wanted to contribute to the wellbeing of others."

Relaxation massage at West Side Wellness soothes the nervous system, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, moves lymph, and brings people back into a state of harmony with their bodies. The chronic stress that people often face in their daily lives can be debilitating. For many, relaxation massage provides a way to manage this kind of stress. Nevertheless, it is not always that simple. Just as people experience different stressors, people experience different types of physical pain. That is exactly why professionals at West Side Wellness provide adaptable care.

"Pressure can be adjusted to what the client finds comfortable or beneficial," Raimondi said. "The more often a client receives bodywork, the more pronounced and long lasting its positive effects."

Determining what kind of bodywork is needed and effectively implementing the proper game plan is an art form. The grace and precision with which Raimondi's caring staff provides for its clients is a thing of beauty. No matter what treatment they receive, clients always walk out the door feeling renewed, better prepared to take on whatever challenges life might hurl their way.

"How a client feels after a session depends on what brought them in, what type of therapy they choose, whether they have chronic pain or stress, and how often they receive bodywork," Raimondi said. "But generally, they feel better on the way out than on the way in."

More specifically, people seeking relaxation or stress reduction will leave feeling calmer and more centered in both mind and body. If they needed to focus on treating a chronic pain and chose a more intense modality, they often leave feeling a good soreness and a slight endorphin effect throughout their bodies. If they felt an imbalance of energy in their bodies and chose reiki or zero balancing, they will leave feeling a sense of harmonious grounding. These folks leave West Side Wellness with a firm sense of their foundations. They walk with heightened confidence and genuine comfort, no matter their backgrounds.

"I am very proud that West Side Wellness, LLC serves a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds and income levels," Raimondi said. "We have become known as the neighborhood massage place, and I love that. We've always been an inclusive environment: all are welcome at our office."

Thanks to the artful healing provided by Raimondi's impeccable staff, the people of Providence, Rhode Island feel more confident in their steps, more aware of the foundation beneath their feet.

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