Meet Our Licensed Massage Therapists

Read more about our massage offerings here. 

Miranda (Mira) Morel, LMT, Reflexologist

Mira obtained her 720 hour Massage Therapy and Bodywork Certification through CCMT in December of 2013 (currently known as Cortiva Institute of CT.) She loves holistic health, freedom, and being a mother to her lively daughter Lennox. “I look forward to continued growth in the field of bodywork, and health while serving the community!”

Alvin James, LMT

Alvin has been massaging locally since graduating from CCMT in 2012 and had glowing reviews before he even arrived here! He has specialized in stress relief and joint mobilization and clients are so happy he is putting his skills to work at Essential Health. In his spare time, he is the head of A/V for his church, is going to school for his exercise science degree, and he is an avid reader.

Elizabeth (Liz) Quinones, LMT

Liz obtained her license through Connecticut Center For Massage Therapy back in 2016. Her specialties are manipulating muscles, especially the soft tissue surrounding it, and headaches which includes the upper body extremities like shoulders, neck, and the head. She is certified for prenatal massages as well. Liz likes to say, “I am just a piece of your puzzle in this journey of healing, and you wanting your body to feel its best.”

Rebecca Berner, LMT

Rebecca received her bodywork training from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage. Growing up as a dancer, she developed a passion for understanding movement, anatomy, and looking at the body as a whole from a young age. She trained in Hawaiian lomi-lomi, myofascial release, deep tissue, zen shiatsu and sports massage, among other modalities. Her sessions integrate these together to target specific areas, help to regulate the nervous system, improve blood and lymph flow, and help to bring balance to the body. In her free time you can find her cooking healthy meals, reading and researching nonstop, swimming, and mothering her beautiful son. 

Maria Bustamante, LMT

Maria has a unique specialty! Please read about Manual Lymphatic Drainage here.