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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

The Temperance Center Offers Therapeutic Massage: A 60- or 90-minute massage can make those daily stresses just melt away.

Deanna Scaldaferri

The Temperance Center in Eastchester is once again offering massage therapy as part of its menu of services. Licensed massage therapist Deanna Scaldaferri is trained in a wide range of massage techniques, which she individualizes to meet her clients’ specific needs.

"Whether you are looking for an escape from the everyday stresses or pain relief in your body, Deanna can help you,” says Merrill Black, founder of the Temperance Center. “She has a warm, nurturing style and is intent on helping to encourage a positive mind, body and soul experience.”

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research supports the health benefits of massage for a variety of conditions, such as stress relief, anxiety reduction, pain management, relief of aching muscles, and overall relaxation of the body. Scaldaferri’s massage services range from the traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massage to more holistic therapies like polarity energy work and reflexology. Aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and hot stone massage are also among her specialties.

The mother of three boys, Scaldaferri says she has always turned to massage as a therapeutic outlet. “Have you ever just needed to feel like you were transported somewhere else? A 60- or 90-minute massage can make those daily stresses just melt away,” she says.

“Deanna indeed has the magic touch,” Black says. “I melted into deep relaxation during her Swedish and hot stone massages. She has been an amazing addition to our team.”

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