Body Care Treatment Center offers therapeutic massage

Published on Monday, 16 July 2018 13:54
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


Some call it pampering and some call it treatment, but it’s both at the Body Care Treatment Center.

Owner Karen Wells is certified to perform massage therapy and lymphatic drainage. Her clients come from Newington, Wethersfield and towns across the region. Since recently moving her business to an expanded location at 2257 Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill, she’s more accessible to everyone.

“The office I had was about 450 square feet and we had a huge upgrade to 1,100 square feet,” Wells said.

A ramp outside allows wheelchair-bound clients easier access. People are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea before or after their visit.

“Massage is a great complement to other medical modalities,” Wells said. “We see those overcoming from some sort of injury or obstacle, motor vehicle accidents, as well as handicapped people and pregnant women. I work not only with people who want massage, but also those who need massage.”

Even if you aren’t seeking relief, anyone can benefit from massage therapy, Wells said.

“Maybe you’re overly stressed and just need a time out,” she said. “Maybe you’re in pain or discomfort but trying to opt out of using pain medication. Massage releases feel-good hormones in the brain. It can be a great tool to use.”

Wells will be celebrating her tenth year in business at the end of the month with an anniversary special for new and returning clients. On Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., complimentary 20-minute massages and paraffin hand treatments will be offered by appointment only. Light refreshments will be provided. Visitors will also receive coupons for return visits.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone to visit the office and figure out how therapeutic massage can help them on their journey to wellness,” Wells said.

Fellow therapists Amber Schreiner and Judi Michaels will be working together to facilitate activities.

“We all have different certifications and educational backgrounds; so we can serve clients with a wide variety of needs,” Wells said. “It also allows us to have convenient hours.”

Some insurance plans cover massage therapy as a treatment for migraine headaches, lower back pain and other ailments.

“Not all insurances offer that policy but more people have it than you might think,” Wells pointed out. “You can get a prescription for massage therapy.”

Visit or call 860-681-5560 to learn more or book an appointment.

Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at 860-801-5097 or

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Monday, 16 July 2018 13:54. Updated: Monday, 16 July 2018 13:57.