Meet Jared & Tom
Jared Chrudimsky received massage training from Northern Lights School of Massage in Minneapolis. he specializes in various deep tissue massage techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Jared is a five time winner of Worcester Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist Award (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012). In 2011, he was named Best Massage Therapist in the annual Landmark Reader’s Choice Awards. 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 also provides massage in chiropractic offices, hospitals, and alternative health centers, and for chartities including the March of Dimes, Walk to Cure Cancer, and Katie’s 5K. As a member of ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges & Schools), jared is part of a team that evaluates massage therapy programs nationwide for accreditation. From 2004-10, 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 pursue his private practice and Mental Massage™ full time.
Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, life coach, writer, and musicologist. In 2001, after a successful 25-year career in higher education, Tom reinvented himself, fulfilling his life-long dream of working in the entertainment industry by forming Ingrassia Artist Management, which today represents a roster of more than a dozen musicians, actors and composers. An in-demand speaker, Tom’s clients include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, State University of New York, Albany Institute of Art & History, the Long Island Museum, the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Cape Cod Community College, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, and Worcester State University. From 2001-04, Tom served as Creative Director of Supreme Legacy®, the merchandising division of Mary Wilson Enterprises. He also has worked with artists including Arlene Smith, Dee Wallace Stone, and June Monteiro, and worked with both Barbara Alston and Carl Gardner on their autobiographies (both published in 2007). He serves as vice president of the Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester’s Board of Directors, and publicity director for the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Tom’s motto is, “Learn from the turtle. It only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.”