Founder / Co-owner
Jared Chrudimsky received massage training from Northern Lights School of Massage in Minneapolis in 1996. He specializes in various deep tissue massage techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Jared is a six time winner of Worcester Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist Award (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and the Reader’s Choice award in the Holden Landmark for Best Massage Therapist (2011, 2012, 2013). Besides working with Worcester Fitness since 2004, he has worked as a massage therapist with several college and semi-professional sports teams, including Florida State, MacCalester College, Worcester State University, Assumption College, and the Worcester Sharks. He has also provided massage in chiropractic offices, hospitals, and alternative health centers, and for chatities including the March of Dimes, Walk to Cure Cancer, and Katie’s 5K. Since 2006, Jared has been enlisted by the Accreditation Council of Independant Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to visit massage programs around North America for evaluation and accreditation purposes. From 2004-2010, Jared was an instructor and director of the Massage Therapy Program at Salter College, in West Boylston, MA. In August of 2010, he stepped down from his position at Salter to concentrate on massage therapy full time.
Co-owner / Massage Therapist
Caroline has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. She received her training from Amherst School of Massage Therapy in Amherst, MA. In 2005, Caroline became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant through the American Red Cross. She has been practicing in both fields for over 11 years. Caroline enjoys helping people, whether or not they are actively in pain. She specialize in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and Swedish massage techniques, and also has had extra training in pregnancy massage, hot stone massage, and rehabilitative care. Caroline has primarily worked in spas and chiropractic offices throughout her massage career. Her passion is to not only make her clients feel better, but to educate them on how to improve their own health.
Massage Therapist / Spa Tech
Sarah is a licensed massage therapist and level one Polarity practitioner who graduated from the Holistic program at SpaTech Institute in June 2014. She earned a bachelors degree in Communications from Lynn University in 2007. However, having an athletic background and a desire for motivating people, Sarah chose a different career path as a Crossfit instructor and Girls Basketball coach.
Always eager to help people to reach their full potential with physical wellness, Sarah found that through massage therapy, she is able to very directly help people maintain or improve their level of health. This is how a true passion for massage found its way into her hands.
Yoga Instructor / Central MA Yoga
Karen Carlin is a 200 hour certified instructor in Hatha Yoga through CMY, and has been practicing Yoga since 2004. Yoga is a source of comfort, solace and personal growth for Karen, and she is eager to share her passion with her students. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of North Texas. She was born and raised in Belgium and moved to the United States at the age of 13. Karen and her husband met in high school, and married in 2002. Karen is a stay at home mom to their wonderful, energetic daughter.
Ari Charbonneau, LMT is a certified level two Reiki practitioner. She graduated from Salter College with high honors in 2011, where she was trained in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone & Reflexology. Ari has also taken classes on Sports, Pre-natal, Chair & Thai Massage. She specializes in using energy work and a combination of hands-on techniques to bring her clients optimal relief, based upon their individual needs. Ari is an avid songwriter, and music is her utmost passion in life next to healing and bodywork. Her other hobbies include making wind chimes, practicing yoga & meditation, and spending time by the ocean, especially when it’s warm enough to swim in.
Yoga Instructor – Vinyasa Flow
Ashley has been a yoga practitioner for 3 years. She received her 200-RYT certification from Frog Lotus Yoga in North Adams, MA. She is a full time student at Worcester State University and will be obtaining her Bachelors in Biology from WSU. Ashley’s plan is to then work towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at UMass Lowell. Her ultimate goal is to combine the skills from both yoga and physical therapy to optimally help others and create a positive environment for individuals to grow. Ashley’s passion in life is to share love and happiness, and through yoga, a space can be made where people have the potential to be happier with themselves, strong and healthy.
A graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy, Karina has over 17 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. She was certified in 2005 in prenatal massage, as well as training to be a doula in 2010 with both DONA and ToLabor. Karina has additional training in Thai massage as well as studying neck and jaw work with Tom Myers. Working many years for a chiropractor has given her extensive experience with injuries caused by automobile accidents, work place trauma, and sports. Karina has a love of yoga, travel and live music.
Massage Therapist – photo and bio coming soon.
Massage Therapist – photo and bio coming soon.
Yoga Instructor – Hatha Flow – photo and bio coming soon.