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Little Bird Wellness Team

Meet our family of massage therapists, estheticians, nutritional therapists, and shaman healers with over 80 years of experience combined. We are ready to help our clients achieve full body mind and spirit wellness

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Lani Dove

LMT, NTP

lic #6286

Lani is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in 2010. She has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) since graduation, previously serving on many volunteer committees and the CT Chapter Board. Lani was a faculty member at Cortiva Institute (formerly CCMT) from 2015 to 2019. She taught multiple bodywork classes, professional preparation & science classes, and brought that same spirit of education into the growth and development of the Little Bird Wellness staff family.  In 2021 Lani also became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, to help clients find balance through the foundations of health. She is passionate about finding healing from the inside out, and loves the therapeutic qualities of food! See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Thai Massage, Sarga Bodywork, Body Treatments, Nutritional Therapy Sessions

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Emily Kerr

LMT, EST

LMT lic #10656 / EST lic #1605

Emily graduated from Cortiva Institute (formerly CCMT) in October of 2019 for Massage Therapy, and returned in November of 2020 to pursue Skincare. Finishing the program in May 2021, she now has a dual-license for Massage and Esthetics. With a passion for helping people and an education in muscles & skin, she's here to help anyone feel better, inside and out. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Facial Treatments, Body Treatments, Skincare Education, Lash Lift/Tint, Brow Tint, and Waxing.

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Stacey Carew

LMT

lic #3149

Stacey graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in 2002. In between her work with clients, Stacey dedicated 15 years to supporting students as they learned the craft of massage therapy and bodywork, using both her experiences in the massage therapy field and her knowledge from earning a B.A. in Psychology from St. Joseph University. She combines intuition, her belief in the innate ability of the body to heal itself, and various massage modalities to support each client. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Thai Massage, Body Treatments

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Noely Santana

LMT

lic #10286

Noely is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Cortiva Institute in Maitland, FL in 2014. Since then she has worked in Spas, mobile massage and chair massage events. She specializes in Swedish massage, & incorporates compressions, stretching as well as breathwork. Not only is she versatile in western and eastern modalities, her passion is working with the body's energies and frequencies & strives to integrate whole body healing. Noely enjoys instilling awareness in clients to enhance their quality of life. Noely is a very caring and compassionate person who loves being able to help people and reduce their pain and stress. She hopes to increase her knowledge in Craniosacral therapy and energy healing work. She currently holds Certificates for Meditation and Mudras, Sacred Sound and Breath Meditation and Chakra Healing. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Sarga Bodywork, Body Treatments

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Elizabeth (EJ) Davis

LMT

lic #10955

Elizabeth (EJ) Davis is a recent graduate of Cortiva Institute of Cromwell, CT. She offers Swedish and deep tissue massage, and also is a certified Reiki practitioner. EJ has found that a combination of massage and Reiki often help her clients heal by promoting relaxation, stress reduction, and balance. EJ comes to massage with a gentle touch, a genuine sense of compassion, and a deep desire to help people.  See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Body Treatments

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Bronwyn Burns

LMT

lic #7169

As a Violinist and Violin instructor for the past 20 years, Bronwyn has studied and implemented use of correct posture. She has trained her hands to be sensitive and finds this ability transfers well to massage therapy. As a Certified Music Teacher in the Hartford Public Schools, she has experience in maintaining equilibrium being sensitive to the needs of a wide variety of individuals. As an undergraduate she minored in Philosophy of Science & has knowledge of the concepts and practices of Energy Work. Bronwyn is a Martial Artist, this is helpful for strength, flexibility and endurance. This, along with regular meditation, helps to maintain her spiritual, mental and physical balance. Bronwyn enjoys sharing these qualities, and feels a deep sense of satisfaction in bringing comfort and relief through massage therapy. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage

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Chris Wrubel

Shaman Practitioner

Transpersonal Coach

Chris is a formally trained Shaman in the Peruvian traditions. He has 25 plus years of experience as a personal and profession coach stemming from his career in the U.S. Army and in corporate America. Chris holds a B.S. in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis with a minor in Anthropology, a Masters of Leadership, and an MBA. Chris combines his corporate, military and healing training with his love of nature to provide coaching and healing sessions which are unique to each client. See Me For: Shamanic Healing

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Rachel Shea

Receptionist

East Granby office

Rachel has worked in the medical, dental, insurance, and natural health industries in roles ranging from support to management. She earned a B.S. in Family Studies: Adulthood and Aging Concentration with a minor in Gerontology from University of Connecticut in 2001. Rachel graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in 2007. She is a certified Reiki practitioner and she earned 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Journey of Yoga in 2020. As the receptionist for Many Rivers Community Acupuncture, Rachel fondly remembers numerous occasions of people coming into the clinic in pain and then leaving with a smile on their face as they floated out. She is looking forward to utilizing her acquired skills and education, fueled by her passion for holistic health and healing, in her new role as receptionist at Little Bird Wellness.

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Jasara Hall

LMT

lic #3378

Jasara is a 2002 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT), and has worked in many different venues of massage over the years. She has been trained in many modalities and takes that knowledge into every session. Using a combination of intuition & client communication, she develops a plan for continued work and care with clients. Sports massage, deep tissue, reflexology, or a combination of all & more. Jasara focuses on a shared goal of client health for each session. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Body Treatments

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Pamela Prior

EST, RDH

lic #1621

Pam became a state licensed Aesthetician in 2019 after completing the 1250-hour Advanced Esthetics Program at ACC. Not only does Pam bring her dedication and love to her profession, she has an extensive medical background as a dental hygienist to ensure her clients the highest standards of care, infection control and safety.  Her thirst for knowledge in the ever-changing skin industry led Pam to obtain additional certification in: Jet Peel, Microdermabrasion, ProCell Microchanneling, and Microcurrent.  Pam's approach is one that encompasses all the technical knowledge with a relaxing and soothing touch. A true master of customized facials, body treatments, peels, mechanical exfoliation modalities, lymphatic drainage techniques and relaxation. She enjoys providing her clients an opportunity to achieve healthy skin through services that are truly unique, personalized and precise.  Pam believes there is no better satisfaction than knowing she has helped a client achieve far more than what they hoped for.  ​ See Me For: Facials, Waxing, Body Treatments, Lashes

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Christine Butler

LMT

lic #10618

Christine is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2019.  She first became a Licensed Cosmetologist in 2014. Since then, Christine has worked in both fields and has developed a passion for the importance of self care. She believes that the power of touch is essential, and massage therapy is a way to improve your mental and physical well-being. Christine has a strong interest in anatomy and views each body as its own unique puzzle. And to better serve her clients, Christine plans to further her education in order to help whomever should walk through the door. See Me For: Therapeutic Massage, Body Treatments

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