Our Team

Erina LanderErina Lander, Founder of A Touch of Bliss Organic Spa

best of hartford spaMy name is Erina and I am the founder of A Touch Of Bliss Organic Spa. I am a holistic Esthetician, Reiki practitioner and Facial Reflexologist. I came from the former USSR more then 25 years ago and found my home here in America. I hold a Masters Degree In Civil Engineering, Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Certification in Esthetics. I love learning, staying current on the latest developments in skin care and incorporating a variety of techniques into the treatments I’m able to provide to my clients.I became an Esthetician because I love bringing holistic beauty, joy, love and healing into the lives of everybody I touch and believe that true beauty starts within. I am fascinated with ancient healing modalities, the effects of what we eat and think, the power of the mind, and the miracles we can all create in our lives. My passion is to inspire my clients to live better lives and make good choices that are the best for them and our planet. I am honored to share everything I know with you.

Alicia Mazzoni
My name is Alicia Mazzoni and I am a Massage Therapist at A Touch of Bliss. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had the ability to really connect with people. I have so much positive and healing energy to give and I’ve always wanted to help people with whatever they happen to be dealing with or going through in their life. I discovered my love for massage therapy right after high school and I have been licensed since 2015 after attending The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington Connecticut. If you’re looking for a complete sense of relaxation, you found the right table! I specialize in classic Swedish, CBD ritual, our signature Ultimate Bliss, and Deep-Tissue Massage for those areas of your body that really need some attention! My goal is to make sure you feel relaxed, relieved and ready to take on your day. I believe self care is so important and that you should really take the time to appreciate yourself and give your body, mind and soul what it really needs to achieve balance. I think nature is life and you can never stay outside for too long. I love seeing the difference I can make in my client’s life. In this day and age, a little relaxation can go a long way. So if you’re looking to have a quiet, calm, stress free experience in this hectic life we are living right now, come visit me and I would love to be a part of your self-care routine!
Arlene
My name is Arlene. I’ve been with the Wellness and Beauty Industry for over 2 decades of my career. I have led different companies in Manila, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia and Vietnam, being one with their mission of promoting health and wellness. I have always believed in taking care of the body as it is the core to our well being. Achieving balance allows us to reconnect with our souls. It is something we owe ourselves and should be a central part of our day to day living to be at our best.I acquired my degree in Management in the Philippines and have furthered my education with Transcend International, Hong Kong; Coaching Training Institute, Boston; and NYU/SPS in New York City where I obtained Coaching Certifications integrating the tools of Neuroscience in the field. In addition I have a background in Organizational Development and Learning Designs, both taken from New York University School of Professional Studies. My passion for wellness, people, and service are what keep bringing me back to the industry. Being the people person I am, and will always be, gives me a sense of fulfillment in taking part and adding to everyone’s journey for a healthy body, sound mind, and spirit. Needless to say, Spa is one of the best places to promote these. At the end of the day, we all need love and healing; healing to restore our balance and love for oneself. Love for oneself is when we listen to our body and give our souls what it needs.
melissa
My name is Melissa. I have been practicing massage and bodywork therapy for over ten years in Southern Arizona and Northeast Connecticut. I am a licensed massage therapist, a Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist, and a Modern and Aerial Dance instructor. I graduated from the Providence Institute in Tucson, AZ after studying both Western and Eastern Massage modalities. I came to massage after careers in non-profit and academia because I wanted to bring pain relief, body awareness, and balance to people in a way which honors each person’s individual pathway to healing as well as the stories their body carries. Among the modalties I offer are Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Medical Massage, Energetic Unwinding, Orthopedic Deep Tissue and Prenatal. I love meeting new clients and tailoring a treatment plan to their individual needs, whether that’s seeking pain relief and relaxation, addressing postural conditions, supporting long-term health issues and emotional holding, or simply seeking whole body maintenance and health. I practice a form of integrative massage and bodywork whose goal is to bring the physical, emotional, and energetic bodies into greater harmony as well as receptivity to living and sensation. In a treatment, we’ll achieve this through a combination of focus work on specific joint, soft tissue and fascial imbalances and Swedish, breathing, stretches and body unwinding. I believe that safety, respect and healthy boundaries are crucial to client-therapist trust and real results—and I promise to create a space that supports your success and healing.
christine
Hello, my name is Christine and I was born and raised in Germany. I have been an esthetician for 19 years. I specialize in wide variety of treatments as well as whole body waxing. I was born and raised in Germany and all my life I knew I wanted to do something where I could help others. Being an esthetician has not only allowed me to have a positive effect on other people’s lives. It has also given me a deep sense pf purpose and fulfillment. It brings me such a joy to share my knowledge with you and to see the transformation right before my eyes! Esthetics is my passion and I look forward to sharing it with you!

Now that you have been introduced to our team at A Touch of Bliss Organic Spa, why not come in and experience the Bliss for yourself!

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