40 Under Forty: Jennifer Caron, 39


Owner & licensed acupuncturist

Body Therapeutics, Worcester

Lives: West Boylston

Birthplace: Worcester

Colleges: New England School of Acupuncture, Assumption College

Caron opened her business in the height of an the Great Recession in 2009, but Body Therapeutics weathered the storm and helped Central Mass. residents unwind from the stresses of the financial crisis. The company was successful from day one and has grown in revenue, profit and customers each year. Body Therapeutics has been nominated for Worcester Magazine's Best of Worcester in the Yoga/Holistic category every year since its opening -- including winning Best Holistic Care Center of Worcester in 2018 -- and some of Caron's staff has won Best of Worcester in their own disciplines. More than 10,000 people have enjoyed Caron's services, which range from acupuncture, massages and chiropractic work. The company is built on the foundation of holistic medicine. She launched her business immediately after graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture. It wasn't always acupuncture and holistic medicine for Caron, who began her professional career as a certified public accountant. However, her passion for holistic medicine drove her to make the career change, and she did so while raising a family, volunteering and completing two marathons and an Olympic triathlon. She served on the board at the nonprofit Zen Training Center, where she worked as a martial arts instructor and director of the children's martial arts program.

From 40 Under Forty judge Michael Arnum: “At the cutting edge of holistic health care, Jennifer's business acumen and community engagement are truly inspiring.”

What do you want people to say about you after it is all said and done? I was kind, adventurous, helped others and always worked to better myself.

What movie character would you be? Katniss Everdeen from “Hunger Games” because she's gutsy, puts her family first, is a fighter for the people and a badass!
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty 
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.