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:

Melissa, LMT, Reiki Practitioner

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

Melissa Berube is a Connecticut Licensed Massage Therapist, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy graduate and an American Massage Therapy Association member. Her training has been in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, sports massage, reflexology and Raindrop Therapy (Young Living Essential Oils).

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.

Missy, LMT

“I am passionate about the mind-body connection.”

Missy Mushala 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.  Missy is trained in Swedish, deep tissue and pregnancy massage.  She enjoys providing a space for clients to relax and de-stress while enhancing healthy muscle and connective tissue.  She has been working for the Healing Touch since 2017.