About Us

Elya Rowa, licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp.com).

Specializing in deep tissue, prenatal/postnatal massage therapies and studying the Trager® Approach, I have had the honor of working with hundreds of people of varying backgrounds through the years. Bringing this experience to you and your session, listening to your body, what it needs, and how it can be brought to a sense of ease and back to center is always a remarkable discovery. I look forward to YOU!

I graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage, named one of the nation's most prestigious massage schools by USA Today, in 1990. I maintained a thriving practice in Wisconsin an...

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Amherst Healing Arts

409 Main St.

Suite 211, upstairs

Amherst , MA 01002 map it

(413) 230-0215

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
W 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Th Closed
F 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Sa 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
S 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Elya is amazing. She has the right touch and intuition about both body and soul. You come out relaxed, rejuvenated, and in touch with your body.

    Wonderful and welcoming space.

  • A massage with Elya is such a relaxing, invigorating experience - thank you Elya! I feel so refreshed.

    She deeply cares about all of you, mind, body and soul. In addition, She happens to give the best massage in town.

  • Elya is the best! Goodbye pain!

    Comfortable, good temperature.

  • Wonderful, calming massage.

    Amazing massage!

  • I am so grateful to have found a massage therapist who can listen to my body so deeply and who's touch is so thorough.

    amazing

Deep Tissue Massage

$85
75min

Prenatal Massage

$85
75min

Lymphatic Massage

$85
75min
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Massage Therapy Gift Certificate
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Trager-Inspired Massage

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$70
75min
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Gratuity

Gratuity - Thank you!!
$20
10min
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Rolfing Structural Integration with Joe Laur

$150
75min

Free Rolfing Consultation with Joe Laur

$0
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Deep Tissue Massage - 5 Sessions

$345
75min.
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Deep Tissue Massage - 4 Sessions

$280
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Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions

$210
75min.
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Deep Tissue - 6 Sessions

$420
75min.
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Pregnancy Massage - 3 Session Series

$210
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Rolfing Structural Integration 10 Series with Joe Laur

$1350
75min.
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Rolfing Structural Integration Advanced Series with Joe Laur

$675
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Elya R.

License: MA #13480-MT

36 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$85
75min

Prenatal Massage

$85
75min

Lymphatic Massage

$85
75min
Select

Redeem Gift Certificate 75min

$0
75min
Select

Trager-Inspired Massage

$70
75min
Select

Gratuity

$20
10min
Select

Special Offers

Deep Tissue Massage - 5 Sessions

$345
75min.
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Deep Tissue Massage - 4 Sessions

$280
75min.
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Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions

$210
75min.
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Deep Tissue - 6 Sessions

$420
75min.
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Pregnancy Massage - 3 Session Series

$210
75min.
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by Mila on Mar 06
Elya is amazing. She has the right touch and intuition about both body and soul. You come out relaxed, rejuvenated, and in touch with your body.
by Steve on Feb 06
Elya's consistently one of the best and most experienced massage therapists I've ever used. Her attention to detail, communication skills, and expertise are all incredible.
by Anonymous on Jan 25
Elya is generous and lovely - she combines a variety of different techniques including movement and deep tissue work to make her massage treatments very special.
by Leda on Jan 23
I have recommended her to everyone I know. She could run her business just off recommendation. She is terrific!!
by Anonymous on Jan 05
Very focused, intuitive, skillful.
by Michael on Dec 24
Elya is flat-out the best massage therapist I have ever had. Lots of massages can feel good the moment, but the effects of hers truly last.
by Grace on Dec 02
I came in with hip pain and Elya took great care to help my healing process.
by Yvette on Nov 13
Amazing massage!
by Anonymous on Nov 06
I am so pleased to know Elya and work with her in such a wholistic whole body way. She is very gifted with her healing practice!
by Susan on Nov 02
the best!

EveLynn G.

License: MA #8024-MT

0 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$85
75min

Prenatal Massage

$85
75min

Redeem Gift Certificate 75min

$0
75min
Select

Gratuity

$20
10min
Select

Special Offers

Deep Tissue Massage - 5 Sessions

$345
75min.
Select

Deep Tissue Massage - 4 Sessions

$280
75min.
Select

Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions

$210
75min.
Select

Deep Tissue - 6 Sessions

$420
75min.
Select

Pregnancy Massage - 3 Session Series

$210
75min.
Select

Joe L.

License: MA #

0 Verified Reviews

Rolfing Structural Integration with Joe Laur

$150
75min

Free Rolfing Consultation with Joe Laur

$0
15min
Select

Special Offers

Rolfing Structural Integration 10 Series with Joe Laur

$1350
75min.
Select

Rolfing Structural Integration Advanced Series with Joe Laur

$675
75min.
Select

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 36 Reviews)

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by Mila on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 6 Sessions with Elya R.
Elya is amazing. She has the right touch and intuition about both body and soul. You come out relaxed, rejuvenated, and in touch with your body.
by Steve on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Trager-Inspired Massage with Elya R.
Wonderful and welcoming space.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
A massage with Elya is such a relaxing, invigorating experience - thank you Elya! I feel so refreshed.
by Leda on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage - 5 Sessions with Elya R.
She deeply cares about all of you, mind, body and soul. In addition, She happens to give the best massage in town.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Elya is the best! Goodbye pain!
by Michael on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage - 5 Sessions with Elya R.
Comfortable, good temperature.
by Grace on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
Wonderful, calming massage.
by Yvette on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Amazing massage!
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
I am so grateful to have found a massage therapist who can listen to my body so deeply and who's touch is so thorough.
by Susan on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
amazing
by Jane on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Best ever massages!

Business response:

Thank you, for your review!

by isabel on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Very calming environment; beautiful, clean, space. Elya is extremely professional, always asking if her technique is working for the client. She also offers advise re: health issues, if one asks. Her messages have had a positive effect on my well-being.
by Kathleen on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
I was shaken by that auto accident and I had a bad cold. After the massage, I could breathe better, My body had let go of the stress of the accident and I felt better. The following day when I woke, my cold was resolving itself. I was a bit under the weather from the auto caused trauma as well as my now resolving viral infection. Sunday was a brighter new day. Thank you Elya. Kathy
by Liz on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
nothing
by Ed on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Interesting music, nice fish, great water
by Susan on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
as always a positive experience
by Barbara on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Office space is comfortable and quiet.
by Susan on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Amazing.
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
I have only had work done by Elya and she is very thorough and professional. I would highly recommend her.
by Kevin on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
Very comfortable setting.
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Elya made me feel better than I've felt in years. This massage was the best I've ever had.
by Ann on May 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Excellent service
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
excellent
by felicity on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
Fancy facade unnecessary! The space is set up to facilitate relaxation and healing, and it works - really well. A hidden gem.
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Trager-Inspired Massage with Elya R.
Sweet lavender smell, relaxing sound of the water dripping from the fish tank and the warmth from the bed, the environment is as healing as massage itself.
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
Always on time and a peaceful and professional setting
by John on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Redeem Gift Certificate 75min with Elya R.
I really enjoy the whole experience. I have had many massages around the USA. I always leave AMA feeling great and a "lost bit of time" that seemed a lot shorter than the time I was there. I would highly recommend this for anyone, if only to reduce stress or as a gift to yourself. :)
by Mila on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Redeem Gift Certificate 75min with Elya R.
Everything was perfect, thanks a lot for working and understanding my body. I felt like it was a workout (which is perfect for me). It felt like Karen did yoga on my body.
by Anonymous on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Elya R.
This was an outstanding massage treatment. My massage felt uniquely attentive to my body and its vulnerabilities. It conveyed caring, clear and excellently pressured attention - and felt in depth and wonderfully supportive to my muscular uncertainties, discomforts - and my spirit! The ambiance is relaxing and kind and beautiful, and the practitioner highly skilled, incorporating excellent reflexology into the overall treatment. I am really pleased to have been directed to this practice.
by Anonymous on Jan 2016
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Service Received: Redeem Gift Certificate 75min with Elya R.
The perfect place! Warm, comfortable, quiet and relaxing.
by David on Jan 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Elya R.
Excellent process - I like your web site management.
by Anonymous on Jan 2016
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Service Received: Deep Tissue - 3 Sessions with Elya R.
The space is clean, calming and welcoming.
by John on Jan 2016
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Service Received: with Elya R.
everything…Karen was professional, caring, worked hard and was thorough and knowledgable…her space was very pleasant and comfortable…she has a strong technique yet is careful to be gentle...
by Susan on Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received: with Elya R.
See below. I found the whole experience to be just what I wanted.
by Leda on Jan 2016
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Service Received: with Elya R.
The space is quiet, comfortable and cozy. There is lovely music, fish tank that bubbles soothingly (for fish too I hope) , candles burning, etc. Also, there is a water cooler, Kleenex, and other necessary items within arms reach. There is a clean bathroom adjacent to the massage room. There is ample parking. Karen allows plenty of time for your appointment, and you never feel rushed. She is extremely knowledgeable about massage and the body in general.
by Anonymous on Dec 2015
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Service Received: with Elya R.
I liked everything about the massage. It's a small point but the bathroom is so bare and ugly. It's a land lord issue, but it doesn't match the quality of the service offered.
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Amherst Healing Arts

409 Main St.

Suite 211, upstairs

Amherst , MA 01002 map it

(413) 230-0215