Nothing Says Quality Public Education Like Low Lights, Soft Music, And A Liver-Spotted Man-Hand Rubdown

BELFAST, Maine — The former language lab located next to Room 109 at Belfast Area High School is getting a holistic makeover as volunteers work to turn it into a Wellness Room that will serve the entire school community. Once up and running in the last week of April, the room — and its low lights and soft music — will be home to a revolving group of area alternative health care practitioners. They’ll offer short, free sessions of massage therapy, Reiki, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care to those who need it. And, according to chiropractor Dr. Jane Robertson of Belfast, a large swath of the school population most likely need those stress reduction services. “Being in high school is stressful,” she said Wednesday. “Being a teacher is stressful … We’re hoping to teach them, possibly, a different way to alleviate stress.”  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)