Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Carey Downes, LPC

Therapeutic Counseling

With over twenty-five years in the health and fitness industry, Ms. Sharon is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College and the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. 

Ms. Sharon also holds certifications as a personal trainer through the NFPT and teaches therapeutic yoga.

"I believe massage helps people to live a healthy balanced life and more specifically, that therapeutic massage supports recovery from bodily injuries caused from overuse, trauma and chronic pain. My goal is to help clients reach their goals and improve performance through massage therapy.

Everyone deserves a massage that fits them just right.  I'm committed to working together with you to understand your needs and deliver the best that massage can be.  Your massage will be customized with a range of modalities, and each treatment is focused on helping you attain your wellness goals."


We are happy to offer the following additional services at our Wethersfield location:

Bree Cocco 


Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Phone: 860-301-8804
By appointment only


Carey Downes, LPC is offering therapeutic counseling to a variety of clients.  Please contact her directly to schedule an appointment.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

The following is a list of medical conditions treated (not comprehensive):


  • Musculo-skeletal pain (sprains, strains, arthritis)                                           
  • Neurological pain (headaches, nerve pain, fibromyalgia)
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders (IBS, variety of digestive problems)
  • Women's health
  • Men's health
  • Cardiovascular (hypertension)
  • Allergies, sinusitis

For a more detailed list of medical conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture please see the following article at Acupuncturetoday.com:

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat (According to the World Health Organization)?

Massage Therapy

Bree graduated from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT in December 2001.  She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).


Bree offers many modalities such as Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Hot Stone, Cupping, Ashiatsu and On-site Chair Massage.

As an author, physical therapist assistant, and massage therapist, Paula Sharon offers a multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness, and brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients and workshops.


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Paula Sharon, LMT 

Phone:  860-841-9540

Wednesdays, by appointment only

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