Meet the Team
Our team of New Haven massage therapists are thrilled to welcome you to the Well for Women, in CT! We offer everything from relaxing Swedish massage to deep tissue, and we specialize in prenatal body massages and postpartum massage therapy. Pregnant now or never pregnant in your life, we always put women first.
LMT, Founder, CEO, Entrepreneur, Mom
I like to keep my fingers on the pulse of women and their care. In a world where women often find themselves last on the list, my passion is to notice and care for their physical and emotional needs that often go unacknowledged and unaddressed. Through my work as a massage therapist and entrepreneur my goal is to provide pain relief, down-regulation of the nervous system—that is, biological relaxation—and other resources to women so they can go out and be their best selves in the world. This is a sentiment that extends, but is not limited, to providing the best prenatal body massages and antenatal massages for all women in Connecticut.
Along the way, this life-long mission has led me to found a feminist group in college, The Pregnancy Massage Center in Atlanta, The Tampa Bay Birth Network (with friends), Lotusleaf Therapeutics, Westville Massage, and now The Well for Women. (Whew!) My massage and doula practice has always centered on the childbearing year, which leads me to design and patent the Lotusleaf ergonomic pregnancy sleep system (date to market TBA). When I see my clients in discomfort, I love nothing more than to find, innovate, or otherwise quilt together a solution for them.
I live in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven with my awesome husband, two fantastic kids, and a couple of guinea pigs whom I tolerate with good humor (Cupcake and Peanutbutter). When I’m not obsessing about the comfort of my clients I enjoy contra dance, playing with fabric, and connecting with my friends.
I welcome you to meet our team!
Note: Julie is no longer taking any new clients. Current clients who have seen Julie, must schedule IN-HOUSE, with the front desk, calling, or email. There will be no online booking for Julie.
Angie is our Original Office Girl and came to The Well via a long time friendship. She has been gracefully balancing her family and supporting The Well since the beginning. As we have grown, her skills as a former manager come in handy, She brings the order we sometimes forget to keep because we have clients! Angie has a calming presence of love and efficiency that helps us focus through even our busier days. We are honored that this Mama of one small and mighty daughter is helping to guide us while we grow. Always ready with a smile and a laugh.
My journey to massage therapy started with a simple desire: to help people reach their full potential through the emotional and physical support massage therapy can provide. Each massage I provide is customized to your needs, incorporating a combination of modalities including Swedish, cranial sacral work, stretching, and deep tissue techniques as needed. I believe in the power of health and wellness massages, and have seen the positive impact they have on people’s lives.
In August of 2018, I received my certification as a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) specializing in providing Touch Therapy services to children on the autism spectrum. My training was provided by Tina Alle, founder of the children's health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz™ Foundation. I welcome the opportunity to include woman and girls on the autism spectrum to the healing world of massage therapy.
Eboni is a graduate of Branford Hall Career Institute. While in school she fell in love with Eastern massage modalities because of their more holistic approach to balancing the body and all of its parts. Like Eastern medicine, the goal is to find the root cause of an issue, instead of just treating the symptoms. It goes beyond relaxation to relieve pain and restore the body’s natural homeostasis. This is also crucial in maternal massages and post-baby massages, so attention is always paid to individual experiences, and each treatment is tailored to our customers’ needs.
She actively challenges herself to keep learning and sculpting her craft to provide a variety of techniques that are then tailored to meet each individual's personal requirements. She believes massage therapy is not as simple as getting or giving a relaxing rub down, because much thought, science, and tradition has gone into the techniques behind your massage. She understands that we live in a hectic world where most of our time is spent rushing around and juggling a crazy schedule. Busy jobs, having family commitments, maintaining an active social life, trying to get or stay in shape, etc can seem to take up all of one's time. She helps you step back from this constant ‘on the move’ lifestyle so you can form a deeper connection to a healthy mind and body - you must always find time for self-care!
Laura started receiving massages while pregnant with her second child after some personal difficulties. It had such a powerful impact on her physical and emotional well being she decided to dedicate herself to helping others feel their best, especially mothers-to-be. Clients describe her work as deeply relaxing with specific work in the areas that need it most. Laura’s understanding of the needs of both pregnant women and new mothers helps shape her approach. From after-delivery body massages to offering guidance on the best massage technique for lower back pain in pregnant women, Laura is on hand to help each and every one of her clients.
She graduated at the top of the class from Branford Hall Career Institute in 2012. In addition to her clients, she also obsesses over family, friends, music, art, books, and gardening.
Laura is a graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is licensed in Connecticut and has been practicing since 2016.
Laura enjoys helping her clients work through tension and holding patterns, by taking a holistic approach to massage therapy and customizing each session based on the individual's needs. She is experienced in Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, stretching, and myofascial release, and often utilizes a variety of these techniques to help increase mobility and decrease pain and dysfunction. Laura's sessions are customized to provide a highly therapeutic experience.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys staying active and enjoying the outdoors through hiking, cycling and running. She is passionate about food and nutrition and loves to spend time cooking and creating new and healthy recipes.
I am a new licensed massage therapist, with certification from the American Institute in Hartford CT in 2021 (Dean's List). I was guided towards the healing arts for my own inner healing, which led me to massage and other ancient practices different cultures around the world have used for hundreds of years. I am very intentional in my work and extremely grateful to be helping other women. I am constantly learning from my teammates and clients and will always adjust my craft to your specific needs. I want to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. Let’s work together to achieve your goals!