Meet Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky

Tom Ingrassia. Photo by Scott Erb Photography.

Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, life coach, writer and musicologist. In 2001, after a successful 25-year career in higher education administration, Tom re-invented himself as an artists manager, fulfilling a life-long dream of working in the entertainment business. Today Ingrassia Artist Management represents a roster of more than a dozen eclectic musicians, actors and composers.

With the MotivAct Group (formerly Ingrassia Productions), he and partner Jared Chrudimsky, an award-winning licensed massage therapist, combine motivational coaching with massage – an innovative and  remarkably effective tandem.

Tom travels the country delivering his motivational program, “Making A Difference Begins with YOU…So Live Into Your Dreams!” and pop culture lectures, “Motown and the Civil Rights Movement” and “Girl Power: The Supremes as Cultural Icons.” Both of these offerings are in great demand.

His clients include:

  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • State University of New York
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education
  • National Conference on Race & Ethnicity
  • Long Island Museum
  • Albany Institute of Art & History
  • Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Worcester State University
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Berea College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Worcester Institute for Senior Education

Tom lives by his motto: “Learn from the turtle. It only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.”


Jared Chrudimsky. Photo by Scott Erb Photography.

Jared Chrudimsky received his massage training from Northern Lights School of Massage in Minneapolis. He specializes in various deep-tissue massage techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release.

Jared is a five-time winner of Worcester Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist Award (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012), and was named Best Massage Therapist in the 2011 and 2012 Landmark Readers’ Choice Awards.

He has worked as a massage therapist with several college and semi-professional sports teams, including Florida State University, MacCalester College, Worcester State University, Assumption College, and the Worcester Sharks. He also provides massage at chiropractic offices, hospitals and alternative health centers, and for charity events including the March of Dimes, Walk to Cure Cancer, and Katie’s 5K.

From 2004-10, Jared was an instructor and director of the massage therapy program at Salter College, West Boylston, MA. As a member of the ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools), Jared is part of a team that evaluates massage programs nationwide for accreditation.

In August 2010, Jared stepped down from his position at Salter to pursue his private practice – Revitalize Massage Therapy – and Mental Massage™ full time.

Tom and Jared share a passion for helping their clients achieve a more balanced, healthy and harmonious life. They are currently working on a book and CD based on Mental Massage.

Tom and Jared are currently working on a book, “One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams,” due out in Summer, 2013.