Act Natural 

         Health & Wellness, LLC

   Act Natural Health & Wellness

                           the way life used to be

Workshops at Act Natural Energy Healing
Cynthia Saccoman
Gentle Flow Yoga

Dr. Rick Araya

Dee Becker

Matt Beard

September 30th
Christine DeCarolis

October 1st
Rose-Ann Chrzanowski

October 27th 

October 28th

November 9th
Rose-Ann Chrzanowski

November 18th
Christine DeCarolis

December 2nd
Christine DeCarolis

27 Water Street

Torrington, CT


Act Natural Energy Healing Cooperative

 is a unique cooperative of diverse practitioners, offering classes and workshops in nutrition, herbs, energy healing, massage and so much more. 

Unplug, slow down, and raise your awareness with morning and evening meditation, yoga and qigong. Soothe aching muscles and melt away stress with a massage or foot reflexology. Find healing with a Reiki session or auricular therapy. We will relax your body and mind.

Building our community - Shop at Act Natural Health & Wellness for all your vitamin, supplement, homeopathy and herbal needs. Order up an organic smoothie or fresh pressed juice, or let us froth you up a Cappuccino or Spiced Chai Latte (vegan options available). Warm up with one of our organic soups, or cool down with our organic house salad, all while you are across the street in your private nutrition consult, yoga class, energy healing session, pampering yourself with a massage or reflexology, or participating in an educational workshop with any one of our experienced practitioners. We will deliver your order across the street, or have it ready for you to pick up at the store! 

Act Natural Energy Healing Cooperative is located at 27 Water Street, across the street from Act Natural Health & Wellness, and above Round-n-Round Antiques in downtown Torrington.

We have also partnered with Round-n-Round antiques to display their unique decorative and antique items throughout our collaborative. All items are for sale!

  Our Team   

Pam Pinto

Nutrition Consultant, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki Master 

As a Certified Nutrition Consultant and owner of Act Natural Health & Wellness,Pam is certified in Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, and has been practicing holistic health and nutrition for over fifteen years. 
A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Pam has studied Clinical Nutrition and Homeopathy with the British Institute of Homeopathy and received accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also a member of the International Association for Health Coaches and the Holistic Pediatric Association.

Pam has worked as Nutritionist for ESPN’s Employee Wellness Center. She has been featured in local newspapers, spoken on several radio stations, authored a monthly newspaper column entitled “The Holistic Health Update” and currently offers private, whole food cooking classes and parties. Currently she is a Nutrition Consultant for the Vibrant Health Institute in Michigan.

Call Pam at 860~482~8477 for an appointment

Dr. Rick Araya


I want you know that I am okay without it; the “doctor” part that is. You are all so nice and will think and say, “but you earned it”, and “it’s respectful” etc. I am here to say that “Dr. Rick” comes with a price. You see, if I am a “Doctor” then you are a “patient”.

If you are a “patient”, then you are sick. I have news for you. I don’t see you as sick. I don’t see you as a “patient”. I see you as a beautiful, healthy, whole, complete and wonderful human being who is lacking nothing. I have nothing to put in you. There is nothing I want to take out of you. I just want to increase the flow of life in your body so you can heal you again and again everyday. I want you to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. I want you to be connected so that healing happens and you reach higher and higher levels of wellness, life and connectedness. This is very far removed from doctors, patients, sickness and disease, so much more concerned with light, life and health.

Dr. Rick graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College at Los Angeles in 2000 with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He also attended Fairfield University for undergraduate studies receiving a Bachelor of Arts (1989), and the University of Bridgeport receiving a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition (1994).

Jennifer Ford

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

I had tried a few yoga dvds and such but never really connected. For some reason I knew there was something there though. The first day I stepped into a yoga studio I knew it would forever change my life. I felt a shift in energy, in myself and felt more at home then I ever had. Shortly after I went through my teacher training, till this day I still believe it was one of the most incredible journeys I had ever been on. 
I truly have a passion to help people through the practice of yoga. since my teacher training I have been lucky enough to do some pretty amazing things as a yoga teacher. I spent 3 months teaching at Amatierra yoga retreat center in Costa Rica, a very challenging yet rewarding and life changing experience. I spent a semester teaching yoga and leading students through meditation, while incorporating the practice of non violent communication and mindfulness weekly at Waterbury Art and Magnet school. Currently I am teaching yoga weekly at Carnes Weeks Rehabilitation Center. I truly believe in the practice of yoga, on your mat as well as off. To say yoga has changed my life would be a understatement. My wish is that even if I can help even one person through the practice of yoga, then I'll be happy

Jill Sahlin


Jill Sahlin is a yoga instructor at the Litchfield Athletic Club and is an active member of IKYTA, 3HO International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. While pursuing her yoga certifications, Jill’s interest in the healing power of whole foods led her to complete a Health Coach Certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. 

Having started her career in education, Jill earned a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies at UConn, master’s degree in School Counseling at CCSU, and spent 10 years working as a school counselor at the elementary and middle school levels. She is currently working as a clinical support coordinator for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Arc of Litchfield County and incorporates her knowledge of health, wellness, and yoga as the chair of LARC’s Wellness Committee.

Cynthia Saccoman


Cynthia has been practicing yoga since 2001 and quickly discovered the benefits both physically and mentally from her practice. She enjoys gentle yoga, restorative yoga and more challenging vinyasa flows. 

After struggling with anxiety for years, yoga was a place to calm the mind and during life’s more challenging times, she would always come back to yoga. She recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in order to help others navigate through life’s challenges. Helping others release anxiety, relax and calm the mind is Cynthia’s passion.

Cynthia lives in Litchfield on a small hobby farm with her husband Matt, two sons, her dog Gypsy, a cow, a sheep and some chickens. She enjoys music, drawing, painting and gardening.

Samantha Dennison

Reflexology, Reiki Master, Angel Card Reader

As a seeker of truth, Samantha is passionate about helping others to embrace their Divinity. Her passion is realized as she brings relaxation, healing & hope through Intuitive Angel Messages, Reiki & Reflexology. Certified in many healing modalities & methods promises that any interaction with Samantha will prove to be personal & intimate while vibrant & enlightening.
Always compelled to write, teach and counsel others allows her to share her personal healing with the knowing that if we want to heal our world, we must first heal ourselves. Creativity, patience and compassion are some of the energies that will be ignited as we walk together in love & light while affirming the best & highest good for ALL.

Rose-Ann Chrzanowski

Reiki Master, Mandala Art, Artist, Author, Illustrator

Rose-Ann Chrzanowski has been on a spiritual journey since she lost her beloved husband and soul mate eleven years ago. To help herself recover and find the strength to move forward, she became attuned as a Reiki Master and teaches Reiki classes. 

She turned her writing and drawings into a book, Irises And Butterflies, Reflections of Grief and conducts interactive book talks inviting people to share their stories through discussion, writing, and creating art. Rose-Ann is a mandala artist. She found solace and healing through her art. She sees herself as a spiritual teacher and a healer.

Dan Conners

Didgeridoo Sound Therapy

I use the didgeridoo to perform sound healing and music. I use this therapeutic practice to re-establish the peaceful connection between mind, body and soul. My goal is to achieve balance and harmony within myself and in others.

In a sound therapy session I will use the didgeridoo to perform sound vibrations in a communal space. Similar to gongs and singing bowls the didgeridoo uses frequency and vibrations to assist in healing processes. As you relax let the didgeridoo guide you into a meditative journey.

As a medicinal tool the didgeridoo is effective in releasing stress and negative energies within the body. Through sound and vibration emotional tensions of mind and body may be relieved. Feelings of peace, rejuvenation, clarity and even exploring the inner consciousness have been experienced. To bring a body's energy back into balance promotes to becoming grounded in its foundation.

Christopher Lmt Massey

Massage, Meditation, Auricular Therapy 

Christopher Massey has been practicing meditation mindfulness and holistic modalities for over 13 years. His wealth of experience and friendly personality make it every class a joy to attend. You always leave learning something! Along with his wealth of knowledge he is also bringing his Gifted Hands.    
Chris shares his personal experiences and knowledge from years of his own meditation practice to bring a unique and educational class to your community. See more

Susan Pace

AIA Representative, CT

Sue Pace is a Registered Nurse, licensed Paramedic, and both a Certified and Registered Aromatherapist. She holds certifications in Aromatherapy from Aromahead Institute, RJ Buckle’s Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner program for healthcare professionals, and recently 
received her Advanced Diploma in aromatic medicine studies with Australian expert Mark Webb.

Sue says: The healthcare system in the United States is in a great state of flux. People are tired of being looked at solely as a series of diagnoses or conditions that need treatment. What needs to be treatedis the individual. Certainly, there is a time and place for allopathic medicine when serious illness or injury is present. However, more healthcare professionals are waking up to the fact that patients benefit from being addressed as a whole person, considering diet, fitness and stress levels in forming a care plan. Aromatherapy is a wonderful adjunct in promoting mental and physical health.

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