Hello friends and clients—present and past.
It is with so many mixed feelings that I write to tell you I’ll be closing my practice— the Center for Muscular Therapy at 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket— on Friday, May 27, 2022.
As you know, I’ve been reducing my practice over the past couple of years in preparation to retire. Well, the time has come.
The Mills at 545 have been sold and the new owners and building management have been wonderful during the transition. While there are no immediate plans to change anything at the building, one can never guess at our future in this economy. I have absolutely loved my space and the enjoyment working in it seemed endless. However, as my private practice reduced, and the overhead expenses didn’t, I was finding I needed to work more than I wished to cover expenses.
Also, Janet and I will finally take our long-awaited, COVID-delayed trip to Italy in June. Originally planned for two weeks, we secured great and less expensive accommodations and airline seats, so we decided to extend the trip to one month. Our travel dates will cover parts of two months. It seemed silly to pay rent for two months when I wasn’t working!
During my years in practice, I have learned so much about health, illness, pain, movement and oh so many other things. Sharing with all of you—on your travels to find your body and mind in a new and hopefully better place—has been the greatest reward any practitioner could receive.
The relationships I have developed from working with clients; serving the profession as a local, regional, and national leader, can never be replaced. And, they will be cherished into this next phase of my life.
In closing, I can only say three things:
- It’s been a great ride.
- Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given me over the years.
- I wish for you the best of health and all happiness you deserve in life.
Most sincerely and gratefully yours,
John Balletto, LMT
RI License MT-00194
John Balletto is a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing for over 40 years. His massage is an ecclectic blend of many different styles of bodywork including traditional Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Core myofascial therapy, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, and massage for medical conditions. His clientele includes athletes, dancers, performers; men and women of all ages; the experienced massage consumer, and those wishing a new experience. All are welcome.