All of our practitioners are experts in their field and bring together over 75 collective years of clinical experience.

And they are not only excellent clinicians in their respective practices, but they are also extremely warm, friendly and cheerful people.

We could not be more proud of our AWESOME team!


Jennifer Caron, Lic. Ac., MAc.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder

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 – which is now part of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). She is trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as many adjunct therapies including moxibustion, cupping, electro-stim and tuina. 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, and migraine headache. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Board of Registration in Medicine. Jennifer is a former board member and active member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts (ASM), and is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the MCPHS’ New England School of Acupuncture.

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 symptoms. In addition, Jennifer taught Aikido and Zen meditation for over 11 years at the Zen Training Center in Worcester. It was the combination of martial arts and meditation training, her business background, and her formal education in acupuncture and holistic medicine that inspired the creation of Body Therapeutics, and her mission to bring optimal health and well being to the people of Worcester County.


Sean Thornton, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Thornton is a licensed chiropractic physician with over 1​7​ years of experience and has been with Body Therapeutics since its opening in 2009. 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. Dr. Thornton has continued his education in areas of strength & conditioning, ​Sports injuries, ​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 ​from Sole Supports ​and often uses a multitude of techniques and tools ​including Diversified, Thompson and Activator, ​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.

​Dr. Thornton continues to be active coaching and playing lacrosse in the ​local community. Other hobbies include exercise, skiing and spending time with his wife and son.

Massage Therapists

Alison Burney, LMT, NCTMB
Licensed Massage Therapist

Alison is a Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 15 years experience, and has been with Body Therapeutics since our opening in 2009. 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.

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.

Christopher Gengarelli, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Christopher is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 13 years experience, and has been with Body Therapeutics since 2013. 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.

Christopher has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and a graduate level diploma in the field of Classical Chinese Medicine. 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 Hughes, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Rachael is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Massage Institute of New England. She has been practicing massage for 15 years and has been with Body Therapeutics since 2012. She is certified in prenatal and postpartum massage and has taken many workshops in deep tissue, neck injuries and integrated 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.

LJ Wilmot, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

LJ is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of massage therapy experience. She has worked in pain clinics and top area spas, and is a graduate of Salter College where she studied all modalities of massage. Her particular interest in deep tissue and sports massage.

L.J enjoys seeing the difference massage therapy creates in her clients after working with them over time, and even just after one session. She is extremely passionate about her work and finds being a Massage Therapist to be one of the most fulfilling quests she has taken on, second only to motherhood.

Corporate Wellness Trainers

Kelly Nummelin
Corporate Wellness Trainer

Kelly is a wellness coach, nutritionist and fitness instructor, and is a key contributor to our corporate wellness programs. She teaches many workshops that cover nutrition basics, advanced nutrition for the competitive athlete, plant-based nutrition, basic fitness concepts and corporate yoga sessions.

Kelly earned her Nutritional Coaching Certification and her Personal Training Certification through the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC). She also has a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design and Retailing. She teaches regular spin and yoga classes, and works in fitness clothing design at Reebok. She is passionate about her job and about helping people get on the path to optimal wellness by teaching them about fitness and nutrition.

Robert Caron, Sc.D.
Executive Coach & Training Specialist

Bob is one of the founders and a current Partner at Body Therapeutics, and he is a key contributor to our corporate wellness programs. He teaches many unique workshops on leadership, conflict resolution, teamwork and self-defense.

Bob is a full-time Assistant Professor at Assumption College and teaches in the Health Sciences program as well as the Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies program, where he educates and mentors students going into health and rehabilitation related fields. Before becoming a professor, Bob spent several years as a Leadership Coach, working for an innovative practice that focused on mind-body integration in leadership. He earned his Doctor of Science in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences from Boston University and has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College. For over seventeen years, Bob was the President and Chief Instructor at the Zen Training Center, a not-for-profit martial arts school in Worcester, where he taught Aikido and Zen meditation. He holds a 5th degree black belt in Aikido and actively trains in Zen Buddhism with his teacher Ginny Whitelaw, Roshi.


Jennifer Gordon
Office Coordinator

Jennifer is the Office Coordinator at Body Therapeutics. She helps to manage our appointment schedule, insurance billing and many of our other office details. She is a graduate from Salter College, graduating from the Medical Assistant program with high honors. She is trained in both the clinical and office aspect of the medical field and also has an extensive background in customer service.

Jenn is extremely passionate about working in the medical field and wanted the opportunity to learn more about holistic medicine when she joined our team. She strongly believes that everyone should incorporate holistic therapies into their self-care in order to find better, more long-lasting relief.

In addition to being our Office Coordinator, Jenn is an Independent LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant, specializing in women and children’s clothing. She is also a mom to a little boy as well as three step-daughters. When she is not here keeping our office together or empowering women to be beautiful in LuLaRoe, Jenn enjoys spending her free time with her family- trying to keep up with their four young children!