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Our therapists offer a wide variety of services. If you are interested in a specific service, please contact us to learn more.

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Carrie Teslof

Carrie Teslof

CT License #002384

Carrie graduated in 1999 from Down East School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME. She is CT licensed, Board Certified and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She decided to go to massage school after suffering from Guillian-Barr├ę Syndrome which left her paralyzed from the neck down for 3 months. During her recovery, she received physical therapy and therapeutic massage and knew that she wanted to help others in the same way. As a business major and licensed massage therapist, Carrie opened Caring Hands in 2003. Today she has performed well over 15,000 hours of hands on experience and takes great pride in making people feel better. She specializes in a deep tissue relaxation massage for the perfect combination. She also offers sports massage, hot stone, Swedish, aromatherapy, facials, body wraps, and ear candling. Her hours are Mon., Tues., and Fri. from 10-8 and Wed. and Sat. from 10-4.

Please call (860) 508-2515 for more information.

Joan Lupacchino

Joan Lupacchino

CT License #001175

Joan is a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is also a graduate of Manchester Community College and Eastern Connecticut State University. Since graduating from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1995, Joan has continued her education by graduating from the Dr. Vodder School of Lymphatic Therapy in 1998. She also trained with the late John Harvey Gray, Reiki Master and has completed the Advanced Reiki Practitioner program. Joan practices a blend of healing techniques such as Swedish Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Reiki, Active Isolated Stretching and John F. Barnes (JFB) Myofascial Release.

To schedule an appointment, please call (860) 649-1157 or e-mail at jluphands95@yahoo.com.

Sharon LaFargue

Sharon LaFargue

CT License #006492

Sharon is a Connecticut licensed massage therapist with national certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Sharon is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and earned her associates degree in disabilities from Manchester Community College. Sharon has over 20 years of dance teaching experience. It is through this experience Sharon developed her interest in massage therapy and is excited to develop her practice. Sharon believes massage facilitates the body's natural ability to heal itself while improving range of motion, flexibility, and boost energy. Each massage is a personalized blend of massage techniques customized to meet each client's individual needs. She offers Swedish, deep tissue, sports, aromatherapy, and hot stone.

Call Sharon today at (860) 402-7415 to schedule your hour of peace and serenity.

Elaine Nolan

Elaine Nolan

CT License #006903

Elaine Nolan began her massage journey as a regular client of Carrie Teslof. After 12 years in retail management and personally realizing the calming benefits of massage, Elaine felt called to the profession as a second career. She attended Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and graduated in August of 2011. With a passion for deep tissue, she enjoys the challenges of finding just the right amount of pressure for any client. Our lives are fast and we frequently allow ourselves to short change our own well being in the name of getting things done. Elaine believes in the power of positivity and encourages you to take some time to clear your mind while she assists you in taking care of your body. Elaine specializes in deep tissue, Swedish and aromatherapy.

Elaine is currently only taking new clients at her Avon location and can be reached at (860) 268-2577 or elainenolanlmt@gmail.com.

Gladys Vargas

Gladys Vargas

CT License #006910

Gladys is a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist and 2011 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. She is Board Certified and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She believes that a massage goes beyond the physical to be a touch of serenity that creates balance in the body, mind and spirit. Gladys customizes each massage with a blend of techniques personalized to meet her client's individual needs. Modalities offered are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Reflexology for Relaxation.

She is available by appointment and can be reached at (860) 222-6321 or on her website.

Chris Nashwinter

Chris Nashwinter

CT License #008407

Chris is a 2014 graduate from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and a mermber of the American Massage Therapy Association. His main focus is orthopedic massage which was brought on by his passion of helping others with their pain. The specific areas that he specializes at relieving pain, are the neck, shoulders and back. Chris continues to grow by expanding his knowledge in these areas. He also offers other types of massage including: Deep Tissue, Sports massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release.

To schedule an appointment please call (860) 481-2101.

Kelly Bay

Kelly Bay

CT License #003242

Kelly is a CT licensed massage therapist, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and Board Certified. She graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2002 and has over 10,000 hours of hands on experience. She specializes in Swedish, sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, acupressure, energy work, and aromatherapy. She is also certified in Mother Massage® (pre-natal/post natal). In addition to massage Kelly holds multiple certifications as a Tantra Hatha and Daoist Yoga instructor. She is completing her 500 hour yoga therapy certification and specializes in trauma informed yoga for girls. Clients often benefit from a blend of techniques to address the whole body. Kelly's combo of training, experience and intuition bring forth a unique healing experience.

You may reach Kelly at (860) 881-5655 to schedule an appointment.

Marilyn Bender

Marilyn Bender

CT License #001246

Marilyn is a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist, a 1995 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Marilyn's primary goal is to bring a sense of balance and well-being to her clients. After over 20 years of practice, she finds using a variety of deep tissue and relaxation techniques most effective in easing the discomfort of tired soar muscles, reducing anxiety, and improving flexibility and joint mobility. With the client's input and feedback, she tailors each session to the clients specific needs at that time. She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy and reflexology for relaxation.

She is available Monday-Friday 8:30-8 and Saturday's 9-3. Please call or text (860) 268-7491 for an appointment.