The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Community

July 16, 2013

Hands and heart

Massage therapy and spiritual healing make second career for Anderson woman

ANDERSON — Faces light up when she walks into the room. Jasuti Goss arrives with a broad smile, a ready laugh and a listening ear.

She opens her jar of massage cream, and begins to gently massage the hands and forearms of her client. It’s Goss’s hands that are doing the work, but it’s all heart that seems to fill the room.

“It feels wonderful,” confirmed Mary Alice Wages. Goss regularly visits Wages to provide geriatric massage, a form of massage specifically geared to the needs of the elderly.

Goss points out that it has a number of benefits for seniors who may be stiff or sore, especially with lots of sitting or inactivity.

“The muscles start screaming out,” said Goss. She said that gentle massage can ease the sore muscles, help to get nutrition to the body’s cells and improve blood circulation.

“Besides the physical benefit there’s that emotional connection. There is such a benefit to just the touch, compassionate touch,” said Goss.

Goss is a nationally certified massage therapist and body worker with expertise in medical, deep tissue, Swedish, prenatal, craniosacral and geriatric massage. She has been practicing for more than 14 years, about half of that time working for an Indianapolis physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation and pain.

Now Goss has a private practice based in a green Victorian house in downtown Anderson. She also visits clients, some of them in nursing homes.

Massage therapy is a second career for the 63-year old woman. She chose it in order to follow a calling.

Mid-life career change

“The Lord just told me to sell my business and take my gift of healing out into the world,” said Goss. It was not exactly a welcome idea for Goss to consider giving up her dental laboratory career making crowns and bridges for local dentists. “I argued for a long time.”

Text Only
Community
  • Jim Bailey: School days, school days, good old August dog days Those of us who didn’t start school until after Labor Day are still trying to digest all the changes in the school calendar as educators tell us kids are more likely to retain what they learn if they aren’t off too long in the summer.

    August 20, 2014

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 20 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 19, 2014

  • FEA - HB0819 - Mommy Monday - JC 3 Mommy and me time

    Babette Bargo of Anderson said she brought her daughter to Community Hospital’s first Mommy Monday to meet other mothers and children after her sister-in-law told her about the event.

    August 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 19 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 18, 2014

  • FEA - HB0818 - Park Place Arts - 007 Drawing parallels A collection of Stephanie Cochran's work is on display at Park Place Arts’ newest exhibit, “From the Smallest Among Us…” The show opened Aug. 1 and runs until Sept. 13.

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 18 A compilation of community news items as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 17, 2014

  • FEA - HB0817 - Book Nook - 22 Helping Madison County in the Book Nook

    With its warm lights, comfy chairs and jigsaw puzzles in frames on full display, the Book Nook is an inviting place to discover faraway lands, new worlds and dig into a character’s deepest thoughts.

    August 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • FEA HB0817 Homes Bell From California dreamin’ to midwest living Some things most Hoosiers take for granted – like watching lightning bugs blink over a cornfield or experiencing the peace and quiet of an evening in the country – other folks in the United States have never experienced.

    August 16, 2014 5 Photos

  • FEA HB0817 ghost Ghost stories abound in Madison County Since ancient times, ghost stories have figured prominently in the folklore of many cultures around the world. Ghost stories of Madison County date back to the 1800s and are as popular as ever today.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Back in the News: Aug. 17 The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.

    August 16, 2014

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin