A TOUCH of Health Massage, LLC
Judy Antonelli, OMP, NCBTMB
74 Riverside Drive / Riverside, RI 02915
My passion comes from my own health crisis experience
and how massage with a benevolent intention can help
coax the body to re-
In the mid 1980s I sold jewelry as a New England
manufacturer’s representative, tripling their profits.
One morning I woke to an intense, unbearable migraine
accompanied by non-
in aphasia, talking in gibberish. After being rushed to
the hospital, I was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis.
I recognize many similarities that Viral Meningitis has to cancer or any other life threatening illness. During my hospital stay, I felt so alone, thinking I would die (a priest made a visit asking if I wanted last rites.)
The combination of pain and fear is very isolating as well as extremely difficult to manage, both physically and emotionally. I often thought I could end up with brain damage or be paralyzed. The other symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue and constipation only added to my distress.
As my body began to improve during a 2-
Vowing to never get that sick again, this experience led me to exchange the corporate
world for a holistic healing practice, creating a career in massage therapy. Completing
my initial training in 1991 from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester,
MA, I opened my private practice. Along with the required continued education credits
to maintain my licenses, I also studied with Caroline Myss, a pioneer in energy medicine
and before his death Jack Schwartz, who worked with the Menninger Institute on self-
Since 2009, I have worked in the Oncology/Hematology Department at The Adele R. Decof
Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence comforting cancer
patients receiving chemotherapy infusions, bedside, pre-
I am also an adjunct teacher for Sanford-
My work is grounded in clear clinical, common sense thinking … that works!