Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Our CAM Providers


Glynn Pellagrino, LicAc is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Vermont. He practices in Corinth, Vermont and at the Healing Arts Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Pellagrino holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology and has completed a five year apprenticeship in the full spectrum of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was a state appointed advisor for acupuncture in Vermont and is a member of the Vermont Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. He has been studying and teaching Tai Chi and Kung Fu for 20 years.


Cindy Heath, LMT has a Certificate of Massage Therapy from River Valley Community College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015, and and a B.S. in Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire. She is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Cindy is committed to creating a client-centered therapeutic massage environment for all with an emphasis on helping physically active seniors maintain flexibility and manage pain. Cindy has experience in working with a variety of conditions including Osteoarthritis, Depression, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Adhesive Capsulitis, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Borderline Personality Disorder, Hypermobility Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Bone Spurs, Alzheimer’s Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Psoriasis. To schedule an appointment, contact Cindy at (603) 675-9123,

Martha Zoerheide, LPN, CLMT has been a National Certified Massage Therapist for 10 years, after graduating from Dovestar Alchemia Institute in New Hampshire. She offers a Kriya massage which combines Reiki with Neuromuscular Reprogramming, Positional Release Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy and Geriatric massage, with a Swedish massage. She also offers herbal bodywraps. Zoerheide is also an LPN and works per diem at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. To make an appointment with Martha Zoerheide, call the Healing Arts Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital at (802) 674-7037.

Wendy Schwarz, NCLMT has a practice in Chester, VT and with the Healing Arts Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. In 2008 she graduated with over 1,168 contact hours from New Hampshire Community Technical College's massage therapy program. She also holds a B.S. degree in environmental and elementary education. Schwarz served internships and volunteered during the 2007 year at Mt. Ascutney Hospital where she currently gives treatments in the nursing care, rehabilitation and acute care facilities. Swedish massage, elder massage, chair massage, spa techniques, reflexology, pre/post natal massage, Eastern work, myofacial/trigger point release, sports massage and pathology are among the modalities drawn upon to offer an eclectic approach of techniques. This approach is tailored according to the client's needs and healing progress. To make an appointment with Wendy Schwarz at the Healing Arts Clinic, call (802) 674-7037 or email with "re: Tx" in the subject box."


Rebecca Henry - Reiki
Rebecca Henry brings years of experience with movement and stillness to her Reiki practice. Initially trained as a dancer, she has spent many years studying how the body moves, what it needs to thrive, and what happens when it is out of alignment. Rebecca has been studying and practicing meditation for over twenty years, and finds it has added to her understanding of body awareness. She discovered Reiki on the island of Kauai, Hawaii in 1997 where she did First-Degree training. Over the years Reiki began to have more and more influence in her life and she chose to begin Master Training with her teacher Shalandra Abbey. In 2003 she was initiated as a Master after completing one and a half years of Master training, and has since been teaching First and Second-Degree Reiki classes and seeing clients. She left a full Reiki practice in Boulder in order to return to New England where she grew up. Her practice had a strong community aspect, with frequent classes, time for clients, free Reiki clinics, and weekly gatherings, and included treatments for animals such as horses and dogs. Rebecca has spent much of her career doing Reiki in Hospice and nursing homes, and working with critically ill clients. Reiki has become an instrumental healing tool in her life and Rebecca has a love for sharing Reiki. She says "Reiki is a powerful discipline for healing ourselves. As we heal ourselves, inevitably we heal our community." She invites you to come and have a treatment or look for the upcoming classes she will be teaching at the Healing Arts Clinic.


Karen Chalom, LICSW, CTRS is a psychotherapist, artist and dancer with 19 years experience in holistic and expressive arts psychotherapies. She is licensed in Vermont as an independent clinical social worker and is nationally certified as a masters level recreation therapist. She holds a BA in psychology from CCNY and received further training from the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Alfred Adler Graduate School and the Jungian Society. Karen works with adolescents, children, adults, older adults, families and groups. At the Healing Arts Clinic, Karen provides traditional talk therapy with a holistic/systems approach and also has a specialty in expressive arts psychotherapy in which the creative arts are incorporated as healing tools into the psychotherapeutic process. To make an appointment with Karen Chalom at the Healing Arts Clinic, call 802 457-6191. Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.