Iryna Pastavalava

If you’re looking for massage therapy in Williamstown, Iryna is the massage therapist to see. We’re delighted that she decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is not easy. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. Below is her story in her own words. This talented therapist can help you with all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including headaches, rotator cuff problems, sports injuries, and more. To book an appointment for massage therapy in Williamstown, click the appropriate link at the bottom of this page.

Massage Therapy is much more than a career for me. Massage Therapy is my lifelong passion and my lifestyle. Erik Dalton and MAT training, highlighting structural integration, cognitive and pain management bodywork, have played a significant role in my approach. Erik always says “Don’t chase the pain!”, emphasizing recognition of strain patterns before they become pain patterns, looking at a balance of the body as a whole.

I observe changes in movement patterns, confidence, awareness and reconnection to their own bodies, ease and alignment, and slower, deeper breathing patterns. Their joyful smiles  fill my days with gratifying and rewarding interactions.

I started my online training with Erik in 2020. Meeting Erik and learning his legacy from the master himself in Costa Rica, November 2022, was totally amazing and unforgettable. Gratitude to Nate Fay for continuing to guide me in MAT skills. To my fellow massage therapists, I would say: Never quit learning, stay curious, keep exploring. MAT training is one of the best investments in your career; it will propel you and you will see results with your clients. I love to rewatch Erik’s online MAT training videos, seeing them from a different angle every time. It ignites me to be the best version of the massage therapist for my clients that I can be.

With lots of love, thank you, Erik, for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us! I’ve met amazing people and seen great results with your support and training.

Iryna Pastavalava
Williamstown, New Jersey


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