Therapists’ Profiles

Amy Okrepkie, Owner, LMT, Reiki Master

“I just love what I do!”

I am licensed in Connecticut and New York and trained in pregnancy, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, infant, canine, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Thai massage and aromatherapy massage. I am also a Reiki Master.

Originally a Bachelor’s of Science in Sales and Marketing from Bentley University, I worked in the field in both New York City and Stamford, Connecticut. I enjoyed marketing, but disliked the idea of pushing papers around to sell products to clients that they don’t need. I decided I wanted to help people and be more satisfied with what I was doing for a living. So I went to work at Starbucks for two and a half years to put myself through massage school and to create a dream.

With dream realized, I became a Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy graduate and am now an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

I started the Healing Touch back in 1999 on the second floor above Dr. Mikes Ice Cream Shop in Monroe, Connecticut with a sign, a phone, a table, a big room and a lot of hope. Now we’ve progressed to Trumbull in a beautiful 1800’s built house. I saw the house and it just felt so good and peaceful. Believe it or not the house just felt happy. The house has made us very happy. I invite you to please stop in for a visit and sit on the front porch with a cup of tea. And now I would like to introduce you to the rest of The Healing Touch staff:

Carolyn Landgrebe, LMT, Reiki Practitioner

“Dedicated to your health and well being.”

Carolyn Landgrebe is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has been a clinically licensed massage therapist in Connecticut since 2001 and is currently a Reiki II practitioner. She is nationally certified and is an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, as well as a Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy graduate.

Carolyn specializes in rehabilitation massage and enjoys working on people with specific needs such as those recovering from injury or surgery. She is also trained in pregnancy, Swedish, deep tissue, oncology massage (existing and post/remission treatment), infant, sports, hot stone and aromatherapy massage, body wraps, waxing and facials. She has been working for the Healing Touch since 2003.

Moses Garcia, LMT, Reiki Practitioner

“Committed to helping people in pain.”

Moses Garcia has been practicing massage since 2001. He is a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy graduate and an American Massage Therapy Association member. His training has been in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Thai massage and sports massage, as well as in reflexology and active isolated stretching and facials. He is also a Reiki II practitioner.

Moses’ massage is a combination of deep tissue and Swedish techniques blending a relaxing massage with one that works the deeper layers of tissue. He has been working for the Healing Touch since 2003.

Melissa Berube, LMT, Reiki Practitioner

“Incorporating massage to relieve stress, tension and pain.”

Melissa Berube is a licensed massage therapist in Connecticut and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, sports massage, body waxing and facials.

Melissa is also a Reiki practitioner and enjoys working with people who want to unwind and release tension from everyday life stressors. She has been working for the Healing Touch since 2007.

Sherri O’Connell, ATC/L/LMT

“I believe this is what I was born to do and am passionate about my work!”

Sherri O’Connell is a licensed athletic trainer, a sports injury rehabilitation specialist and a CT and NY licensed massage therapist. She specializes in clinical massage therapy, myofascial release, Strain Counter-Strain, PNF, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, manual stretching and sports injury rehabilitation. She has been in practice for over 15 years and has been working for the Healing Touch since 2009.

Sarah Hammer, LMT

“I enjoy the work that I do, and I’m here to serve my clients.”

Sarah Hammer is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Sarah can perform Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Sarah specializes in working with people with chronic pain and those who are injured, as well as those who need to be rejuvenated. She has been working for the Healing Touch since 2015.