I am Emet Aron, LMT (they/he pronouns).
I practice mindful, trauma-informed massage, energy work, and deep tissue for all bodies.
This means that respect and consent is the foundation of my work; each session is tailored to your needs and priorities. I work gently, precisely, and thoroughly on constricted areas and trigger points, with a focus on communicating to the nervous system that it is safe to let go.
I approach bodywork holistically, meaning that I am here to facilitate healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Please feel welcome to bring your full self here, including sharing and/or silence during your session.
I have a particular gift for working with people who are sensitive or in pain, including headaches, injuries, fibromyalgia, or PTSD.
It is my intention to contribute to a world where people of all races, genders, religions, and abilities can thrive.
Here’s a little about my education, training, and life experience:
-Certified in Mindful, Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage by the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2006
-Certified 200 hr Embodyoga teacher from Yoga Center Amherst with Patty Townsend; a training incorporating Iyengar yoga with the Body-Mind Centering practices of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
-Trainings on dismantling white supremacy with White Awake and Abigail Rose Clarke, and a commitment to ongoing learning.
–Peer Counseling levels I, II, and Deep Dive with Samantha Burnell and Rythea Lee; trainings on holding a space of deep listening for each other to fully feel emotions.
-Over 12 weeks total in silent meditation at Insight Meditation Society.
-Personal meditation practice since 2006, individually and in groups including at Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, where I host a monthly Queer & Trans Meditation Group.
-Reiki attunements/training with Stephen Mace, Diane Tellier, and Amy Shuman up to the level of “master”.
-Training in Thai Yoga Therapy with Michael Sitzer.
-Training in Ayurvedic Massage with Swami Shivananda.
“A massage with Emet is to experience a deeply safe and nurturing space that allows for organic healing to manifest.
As a brown skin, genderqueer person, to have such an experience is a treasure.
Give yourself the gift of a massage with Emet!” -RHB
“Emet is a gifted, trauma-informed, queer and trans welcoming healer. Their highly skilled and intuitive massage offerings are always underpinned with clear and open communication.
I came to Emet with physical pain that was starting to feel chronic and a fear that no one would understand me when I connected that physical pain to earlier experiences of trauma.
Emet not only understood, they used that vulnerable information to create a safe shared space where I could fully relax. They have helped heal my physical pain beyond what I could have imagined and, in doing that work, they’ve given me a model for asking for what I need and enjoying being in my body in a new way.” -Anonymous
“I felt relaxed, safe, that my integrity was respected, any limitations were totally unquestioned and they were able to modify their work in order to provide full service. They helped me stay in the moment and thus enjoy the experience further. Their work is authentic and worthy of poetry, sincerely.” -Katja Fornier
I take Covid seriously, and take precautions to avoid spreading it in my office. In addition to careful hand-washing, I have us both wear surgical style masks throughout the appointment, and I have a HEPA filter running in the space. I sanitize high-touch surfaces and change blankets between every client. Please do not come to your appointment if you feel sick; there will be no charge for late cancellations in this case.