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Jim Hopgood, CLMT

Jim is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Strong Fit Massage, formerly Kneading Ways Massage, located in Rhode Island Physical Therapy in North Smithfield, RI. 

An avid hockey player and coach, Jim has taken great pride in therapeutic benefits of massage, especially sports and injury-related techniques. He looks forward to helping and educating clients and patients about all of the benefits of massage and the benefits that it can have to improve your sports game, help heal injuries, and enhance overall daily living.

Shannon Dattoli, LMT

Shannon is a Licensed Massage Therapist with an associate’s degree in applied science in therapeutic massage. She is also certified in pregnancy massage.

Shannon takes a nurturing approach to massage, making her clients feel comfortable and being ready to listen to their questions or concerns. Her technique is effective yet soothing, even for deeper work. Shannon enjoys helping people feel whole, healthy, and relaxed.


Aching from a tough workout? Recovering from an injury? Stressed out? Massages can relieve all of these issues, and more!Here is a list of the massages Strong Fit Massage offers and what benefits they provide for you:

Sports Massage: This massage can be used before, after, or during the performance for athletes of any level and is known for removing lactic acid buildup, increasing flexibility and range of motion, decreasing chances of injury, and much more!

Therapeutic Massage: Therapeutic massage provides all sorts of benefits – stress reduction, pain relief, muscle healing, etc. – and it will get you on the path towards a healthier, happier life.

Myofascial release: This technique focuses on the connective tissues, allowing many patients to enjoy a better range of motion, less cramping and pain, and shorter recovery periods after performances.

Deep tissue and trigger point release: These massages reach deeper into your muscles, reducing inflammation. It can also help increase serotonin production (which makes you happier), stretch injured muscles so that they heal quickly and comfortably, and lower blood pressure.

Swedish massage: This traditional massage improves circulation, removes impurities from your body, allows you to perform better by reducing stress and muscle tension, and helps to prevent injuries. 

Now offering:

Massage Cupping and 

Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping

as add on services.

You're worth it!

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, your muscles need time and care to recover from tough workouts. Sports and Therapeutic massage is an effective, enjoyable way to keep your muscles in shape so you can stay on the path to optimum health. Workouts can be tough! Reward yourself, and your muscles, with therapeutic massage.

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Strong Fit Massage Therapy

621 Pound Hill Rd, Suite 102, North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02896, United States

(401) 427-5227



9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.




9 a.m. -  7:30 p.m.


9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


9 a.m. - 2 p.m


 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.



All appointments are by appointment only. Text for walk-in availability during business hours.


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