Recent Posts

Plantar Fasciitis- Healing your heel!

November 19, 2019

Plantar Fasciitis is one of those injuries that many people experience at one time or another.  It’s no fun, as it makes the basic activity of walking a pain in the…heel!!! Plantar Fasciitis is usually caused by irritation or tearing of the thick fascia on the arch of the foot and may include  strained Quadratus Plantae, Flexor […]

PLEASE be careful!

January 15, 2019

As I watch myself, my friends and colleagues aging, my Occupational Therapy training makes me want to get on a soapbox and proclaim “PLEASE- be careful!!” Falls, as we age, are more likely to become medical events we would rather not experience. Our older bones are less able to take a tumble, and recovery can […]

Using Self Care Tools

April 7, 2017

In my last post I listed a few of my favorite Self Care Tools that I recommend to clients.  In this post, I will describe how to use these Self-Care Tools. PINKY BALLS (or alternatively tennis balls) are useful to massage your back. Lie on the floor on your back, feet flat on floor and knees […]

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Jan Voorhis


Healing Therapies is the integration of a lifetime of study and practice in the healing arts.

I offer clients my expertise, experience and attunement as a crucible for gentle healing in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect and presence. This work supports the body and psyche in their natural inclination towards balance, health, and vibrant aliveness.

I am licensed in the state of Massachusetts and have been nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for 23 years.

I am committed to exploring causes of dysfunction and pain and to teaching clients self-care techniques they can do at home to maintain balance and health.

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Shelburne Falls
22 Summer St


I have been benefiting from the wondrous work of Jan’s hands for more than 15 years! She is perceptive, knowledgeable, tuned in, caring, and present. She is always ready, through both massage and energy work, to help facilitate what your body and soul needs and then bring her keen sense of healing and support to you.  –T.W.

Jan Voorhis is a miracle worker! She cured my pinched nerve in two sessions — I was able to cancel my appointments with my orthopedist because I had no further need of his care!  –F.R.

In her work, Jan provides a space which is a crucible for deep work to occur. The quality of her presence allowed me to show up with all my “stuff” and be fully accepted. This made it easier to let go and relax into the deep healing which arises from such presence.   –M. O.