November 2017 Newsletter

How’s Your Mood? – (This is from an article by the American Massage Therapy Association, link provided below.) Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is recognized as a major depressive disorder with seasonal patterns. A less severe form of seasonal mood disorder, known as the winter blues, impacts an even larger portion of the population. Combined, the two disorders affect as many as one in five Americans, and may be aggravated by the change to Daylight Savings Time. Symptoms include reduced energy, difficulty rising in the morning and a tendency to eat more, especially sweets and starches.

“As we approach the colder, darker months, massage therapy may be an effective method of deflecting common seasonal challenges,” said Jeff Smoot, 2015 President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). “Massage benefits the way our bodies react to negative influences, whether that’s weather, anxieties or disorders.”

Related: Massage Can Reduce Symptoms of Depression

At Hillsborough Massage Therapy, we recommend massage as an effective method to deal with SAD. We have years of dealing effectively with this. Try us!




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In a nutshell......

  • Pauline is now certified in Reiki Level One. She is not yet offering this service but plans to soon. We’ll keep you posted!
  • Gary’s back continues on the mend. The broken vertebrae are fusing and he is able to massage as usual. Sixty and 90 minute massages are available. He’s still limiting his availability through Schedulicity and suggests you email or call. In addition, the Resolution Run 5K limits his time during November and December. Our email is


Sunday, Nov 12 – The Somerset Turkey Trot 5K starts at Colonial Park in Somerset at 10 AM. We help sponsor this 21st Annual event. This year, Gary will be participating as a walker while his back continues to heal.

Thursday, Nov 23 – Thanksgiving. We are closed.

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day. We are closed.

Monday, Jan 1, 2018 – Resolution Run 5K, Hillsborough. Hillsborough Massage Therapy’s Premiere Race. Registration is now open for this event, which has sold out the past seven years. Don’t miss the boat! Quality Hoody. Register Now!

Hillsborough Massage Therapy LLC is 7 Licensed Massage Therapists: Kathy D Letterman, Lisa Diemer, Pauline Gyllenhammer, Holly Lange, Stella Nieves, Debby Teal & Gary Verhoorn.


Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat, 7:30 am-6 pm, Sun, 11 am-4 pm