What do you want out of your health professionals? Caring, competent, diverse, experienced, service-oriented and able to deliver results in the most personal area of your life - your Body! Would you want people who have dedicated their lives to healing others, have advanced degrees and licenses in their field of expertise? That's what we would want too... so that's what we offer. Plain and simple. Don't settle for less.
Cassidy is a graduate of Salter College in West Boylston, where she received high honors for her immense effort while earning her Associates Degree in Office Administration with a Medical concentration. She won the Elizabeth Anne Erickson Morrone Scholarship for 2012 and was voted Most Outstanding Overall Day Student for 2012.
Cassidy has over 10 years of customer service experience, as well as over 4 years of management experience. She is an avid reader on holistic medicine, and is a lover of astrology. She feels that alternative medicine is the perfect complement to conventional medicine and believes that a holistic approach to life is crucial to optimize the health of one's mind, body and soul.
Alison is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England where she studied many different styles of massage including Classic Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Healing Stone Therapy. She has also been a Usui Reiki practitioner since 1999. Alison enjoys using a variety of techniques to create a personal treatment to fit each person’s individual needs.
Alison has over 10 years experience working in clinical massage, and has been with Body Therapeutics since its opening. The people she typically serves are seeking treatment for a variety of issues including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, rotator cuff restriction, stress, anxiety and sleep disorders. Alison has continued her development with classes in deep tissue, prenatal, and infant massage. She has been trained by Tracy Walton to provide massage to people experiencing cancer treatment and with a history of cancer. Alison strongly believes that massage helps people to reconnect with their own body and bring them to a place of profound health and healing.
Dr. Carlson is a licensed chiropractic physician with over 5 years of experience. She is a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where she served as a clinical teaching assistant from 2008 to 2009 and traveled to the small Island of Bequia to help bring free chiropractic care to those in need during a clinic abroad trip. Dr. Carlson moved to Massachusetts after completing her clinical degree and began working as an Associate Chiropractor in Webster, MA. She then opened Carlson Chiropractic Center in 2010 where she began serving the chiropractic needs of the greater Worcester area. Dr. Carlson joined her practice with Body Therapeutics in late 2012 where she could integrate her patients' care with a team of holistic health providers.
Dr. Carlson earned her bachelors in English Literature from the University of Iowa in 2005. Dr. Carlson uses techniques including the activator, flexion/distraction, Thompson, diversified, & Gonstead. She often uses complementary modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, ice/heat, bio freeze, myofascial release, trigger point therapy & rehabilitative exercises. She is a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society & the American Chiropractic Society. Dr. Carlson is a full-time chiropractor at Body Therapeutics and accepts most major insurance carriers.
Jennifer is a Licensed Acupuncturist, and the founder of Body Therapeutics. She is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture - the oldest and one of the most renowned acupuncture schools in the US. She is trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as many related adjunct therapies including moxibustion, cupping, electro-stim and Chinese massage. Jen has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patient populations with diverse conditions. Her particular specialties and interests lie in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, stress and anxiety, infertility and women's issues, allergies and migraine headache. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and is board certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jennifer currently serves on the board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts (AOMSM).
Jennifer has the unique background of being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She graduated with distinction from Assumption College with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and has worked in both public and corporate accounting. Jen first discovered natural medicine when she sought out acupuncture to help her with stress, low energy and neck pain when she was working long hours as a CPA. She found that acupuncture was one of the only things that gave her any relief from her pain and energy deficiencies. In addition, Jennifer has been training in martial arts and meditation for over 11 years at the Zen Training Center in Worcester, and has been teaching Aikido since 2003. Her martial arts and meditation training, as well as her business background, has combined with her formal education in acupuncture and holistic medicine to inspire the creation of Body Therapeutics and her mission to bring optimal health and well being to the people of Worcester County.
Cindy Crowninshield is a Licensed Registered Dietitian and Holistic Health Counselor. She completed her graduate study in nutrition at Boston University Sargent College, and also graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York with certification as a Holistic Health Counselor/Nutritionist. Through her expertise and evidence-based nutrition services, she coaches and empowers people to organize themselves in health and wellness through a whole foods approach and making healthy hifestyle changes. Cindy has worked with patients of all ages in a variety of clinical and community settings, and is skilled to provide medical nutrition therapy for many health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, weight management, gastric bypass, food allergies, eating disorders and more. Cindy helps clients incorporate healthy food choices that work into their individual daily lives, based on a variety of unique factors such as energy needs, career, relationships, spirituality and physical activity.
Cindy has a unique business background, having graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Fitchburg State College and from the Center for Creative Leadership's Leadership Development Program. Cindy first became involved in nutritional healing as a teen after experiencing major health problems. What began as a hobby has become a life pursuit in helping others to lead healthier lives. Cindy has combined her business background with her nutritional expertise as a conference program developer and project manager for global business and scientific conferences. This work allows Cindy to stay on top of the latest trends pertaining to drug discovery and development, systems biology, clinical and personalized medicine and genetics. She completed a 1,600 hour nutrition internship program with Southcoast Hospitals Group/Sodexo and is professionally active in her field, serving as Chairperson of the Southeastern Massachusetts Dietetic Association and a member of the American Dietetic Association.
Christopher is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years experience. He is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage, where he also completed a progressive Asian Bodywork Program, focusing on Chinese Massage (Tui Na), Shiatsu, and Thai Massage. He found that the complement of eastern and western modalities is crucial in treating people from a holistic perspective.
Christipher has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and a graduate level diploma in the field of Classical Chinese Medicine, and is currently in the process of becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist. He has also been practicing for ten years in the martial art of Taiji, a soft and relatively internal discipline, which serves as the foundation of his work. Christopher has strong conviction that health comprises mind, body and spirit, and that massage is a place in which all of those aspects can be improved.
Rachael is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England. She has been practicing massage for 12 years. She is certified in prenatal and postpartum massage and has taken many work shops in deep tissue, neck injuries and intergrated therapy.
Rachael believes that the profound effects of massage are something every individual should benefit from, including physical healing, relaxation, restoration, and maintenance of one's body and mind in order to well being. Her approach is calm yet deep. She believes that getting the body and mind to relax and "let go" can create a deeper, more effective massage experience.
Dr. Thornton is a licensed chiropractic physician with over 13 years of experience. He is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas, where he focused on sports injuries and played hockey, softball, volleyball and lacrosse. Prior to joining Body Therapeutics, Dr. Thornton worked for six years as an Associate Chiropractor in Webster, MA. He has also practiced in Wrentham, MA, New Jersey and Missouri. Dr. Thornton has continued his education in areas of strength & conditioning, nutrition, chiropractic and golf, extremity adjusting and maternity and pediatric care.
Dr. Thornton earned his bachelors in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Sports Medicine / Athletic Training from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. Dr. Thornton is also certified to prescribe custom orthotics and often uses a multitude of techniques and tools to help his clients feel better and maintain their health and well being for the long haul. Dr. Thornton is a full-time chiropractor at Body Therapeutics and accepts most major insurance carriers.