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.


Jessica Hicking, LMT

Jessica has been a practicing LMT for more than 20 years. In that time she has massaged every age/group from 9 to 90, including the injured or disabled and the two legged to the four-legged. She specializes in deep tissue, stretching and sports injury therapy. She can offer hot lava and hot Himalayan stone, prenatal, Guasha, aromatherapy, CBD infusion and Chinese cupping. She also provides chakra balancing, reiki energy healing. She says: “the body has the power to heal itself through proper energy, body therapy, and nutrition!”



Maria Bustamante, LMT

Maria is loved by many and we are blessed to have her healing hands here. She has a unique specialty! Please read about Manual Lymphatic Drainage here. 





Linda Lee, LMT, LA.c  
& Venus

Linda earned her AS in health science, with honors, at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in 2013. She was their keynote speaker for her graduating class. She specializes in Myofascial Release Therapy, treating the fascial system for specific trauma-induced conditions. In 2020 she earned a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. She is working on a second master’s degree as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma therapy. More detail on acupuncture HERE.

Linda is always accompanied by her registered English Bulldog, Venus. Linda says “She has brought healing love and joy to my life as well as the lives of everyone she meets.”