ABOUT US

A Balanced Body Massage & Spa was created from the passion to help people. Our team consists of motivated therapists and aestheticians who focus on each client with customized treatments. We welcome you to meet our experienced team of spa wellness professionals. Customer satisfaction is our motivation and goal.

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ELIZABETH BRANCH

Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist

CT License #005929

Appointments: Tuesday - Friday

Elizabeth opened A Balanced Body Massage & Spa in 2013. Her hope and dream was to provide clients with a massage experience where their specific needs were taken into consideration each and every time they had an appointment, and where client education and caring took precedence over quantity of clients.  Since 2013, her dreams have expanded to include team members and to create a culture of likeminded talented therapists and aestheticians whose goal is to put each client first and give them exceptional treatment every time they enter the spa.

A member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Elizabeth is our proud owner. She graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2008 after having completed one of the most thorough training programs in the United States.

Elizabeth is fully committed to her clients and offers advanced training in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, sports / performance massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, craniosacral therapy, and cupping therapy.

ALEXA STRILECKIS

Licensed Massage Therapist

CT License #009716

Appointments: Monday, Wednesday,

Thursday & Saturday

 

Alexa graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2017. As an empathetic person, she finds it easy to connect with people and truly feels the best way to get to know someone is to put herself in their shoes, not only emotionally but physically as well. This helps Alexa greatly in body/gait assessment and evaluating a client’s particular needs, as well as discussing the client’s lifestyle. She has been interested in metaphysics and holistic culture for many years and strongly feels that these ways of healing are vital for people to thrive.

 

Alexa believes in and utilizes a variety of modalities to customize each client’s care. She has had several reiki attunements and intends on taking craniosacral therapy, myofacial therapy, and bamboo therapy as well. Aiding each new client on their journey towards healing and growth is extremely important to her and it has been a very rewarding career. Alexa looks forward to growing and continuing to learn, that way she can give each client her best.

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DIANE

REILLY

Licensed Massage Therapist

CT License #004871

Appointments:  Saturday & Sunday

Diane has been a massage therapist for 10 years. She graduated from Branford Hall in 2006. Diane strongly believes that massage therapy is beneficial to the body and mind and helps support a healthy lifestyle. Diane became a massage therapist so she could help people “feel better.” Diane finds her work rewarding, especially when she has helped to alleviate pain that her clients were experiencing.

 

She uses her experience and education to help people who suffer from migraine, neck pain, back pain / sciatica, and shoulder pain. Diane shows great attention to detail and makes each client feel taken care of and ensures that their massage needs are met. Diane specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, aromatherapy, and myofascial release treatments.

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DEBBIE

HARNICK

Aesthetician

Appointments: Wednesday

 

Debbie is a graduate of the highly esteemed Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Sciences which is located in Southbury, CT. Debbie has been working in the salon & spa industry for over 30 years, fifteen of which have been dedicated to aesthetics. Previously, Debbie was the owner of her own spa and treated many clients throughout New Haven & Litchfield Counties and is excited to bring her experience & professionalism to A Balanced Body Massage & Spa!

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CHRISTY BARRETT

Front Desk

Christy has been working at A Balanced Body since 2016. She is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom.  Christy loves to see clients relaxed and rejuvenated after a facial or massage.  Next to being a mom, she thinks working here is the best job around!

Alyssa 

Baldwin

Front Desk

Alyssa is a junior in a local high school.  She excels at school and is currently enrolled in numerous AP classes.  Alyssa joined our team in the summer of 2019 and has been a wonderful addition to our staff. 

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JEFF

LIVESAY

Licensed Massage Therapist

CT License #001040

Appointments: Monday - Saturday

Jeff began pursuing his passion for massage therapy in Florida in 2010. He trained at the Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy. Jeff relocated to Connecticut in January 2019 to be closer to his family. He excels in deep tissue therapeutic massage and he also specializes in sports massage. 

 

Jeff intuitively knows where to focus, working through the various layers of fascia and muscle tissue to loosen chronically tight areas of the body. Jeff also incorporates stretching into each massage that leaves his clients limber and rejuvenated. Experience the difference he can make, because every body deserves a great massage!

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AMANDA TREADWAY

Licensed Massage Therapist

CT License #002551

 
Appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday

Amanda has been a licensed massage therapist for 20 years and brings not only experience in the field but a true sense of healing touch to her clients.  Amanda has experience in many different modalities including deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, active release technique, cupping therapy, pre-natal massage, hot stone massage, and sports massage.  She has also trained as an Ashiatsu practitioner and plans to build the Ashiatsu portion of her practice here at A Balanced Body Massage & Spa.  

MEGHAN

NORTON

Aesthetician

Appointments:  Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, & Saturday

Meghan graduated from the Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Sciences in 2013. Her passions are facials and microdermabrasion.  She enjoys educating her clients on proper skin care regimens and getting the best results for each individual’s needs. Her main goal is to help people feel more confident by nurturing and re-balancing the skin, giving it a whole new glow.

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JENNIFER

O'HARE

Aesthetician

 
Appointments: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
 
Jennifer is our newest addition hailing from Viso Bello Day Spa. With many years of experience as a makeup artist and as an Aesthetician, she brings a true knowledge and understanding of all skin types. Jenn has a passion for teaching her clients about skincare and helping them create a home regimen that will help them between facials.  Jenn is also skilled in waxing, peels, and microdermabrasion.
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CYNDI

DAYTON

Office Manager

Cyndi was recently promoted to Office Manager.  She is a wealth of knowledge and brings a sense of unity and structure to our team.  Cyndi has been in the salon & spa industry for 14 years. As a certified nail technician, she worked in high-end spas and salons in the Middlebury/Southbury area. Cyndi is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in human resources and business management. When not at the spa, Cyndi and her husband enjoy golfing, kayaking, and hiking.

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MARY 

BUTKEVICH

Front Desk

 
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 "Thank You! I was deeply impressed with the warm reception, relaxed atmosphere and personal attention. My therapist was friendly, competent and customized the massage to my aches. I tried cupping therapy for the first time which worked wonders on my stressed shoulders."

—Kati

“Very calming, relaxing atmosphere. I felt at ease entering the establishment, especially being greeted at the door with my name! How often does that happen? Can't wait to come back."

—Jean

"My experience was amazing! Beautiful location, calm and tranquil. We sat down and discussed my areas where I need work as well as the type of pressure I like. I left there feeling amazing and refreshed!"

—Kelly

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