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Team Bio's

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Tabatha Black LMT & Owner
CT Licensed Massage Therapist  #8278
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association


Tabatha, who specializes in Neuromuscular Massage, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2014. She opened her own practice, in 2016. Seeing how many of her clients were benefiting from regular therapeutic massage work and a desire to be around like-minded professionals, she seized an opportunity in 2018 to expand her practice and grow her business. Tabatha's practice focuses on the client’s wellbeing; Her understanding of anatomy & physiology, injury patterns, referred pain and kinesiology support her intuition and lend perspective to her understanding of the body/mind dynamic. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of post massage supportive measures to enhance her client's continued wellbeing off the massage table

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Andrea Popolizio
Esthetician License #EST01208

Andrea has been a Licensed Esthetician since 2008, she graduated from Arthur Angelo Academy Beauty School in Providence RI.

Over her 15 years in the industry Andrea gained knowledge and experience working with a variety of skincare lines at small day spas and large corporate chains.

Having bad skin as a young adult led to a desire to improve her skin, which turned into a passion to help other feel beautiful inside and out.

She moved back to the Shoreline from Florida in 2022 to be around family. Andrea enjoys traveling, horror movies, crime documentaries & spending time with her dogs Stella & Nike.

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Dr. K. Bradley Lenz LAc DACM
CT Acu License #766


Dr. K Bradley Lenz is a nationally certified acupuncturist, trained in Classical Chinese Medicine, with over 15 years of experience working to align people with their highest health intentions. He graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic massage in 2004, specializing in “Mana Lomi.*” Dr. Lenz graduated with a dual-degree from the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2019, becoming a licensed acupuncturist in 2020. He ran a private integrative practice in Asheville, NC for several years, using acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and auxiliary techniques like cupping, gua sha, chinese dietary therapy and essential oil formulation. 
  He recently returned to his home-state of Connecticut and is a father to two boys. In his free time, Dr. Lenz enjoys surfing and coaching his son’s soccer team!

*Mana Lomi is a form of indigenous Hawaiian bodywork focused on re-aligning the body at all levels.

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Dana Witter LMT 
CT Licensed Massage Therapist  #8683

Dana has been a licensed massage therapist since 2015 where she graduated from CCMT in Westport. She takes a multi faceted approach in her work incorporating relaxation, deep tissue, myofascial, cupping, gua sha, and other techniques in each session, guided by intuition and allowing each body to tell their story. She admires how empowering massage can be in improving quality of life for each client and takes every opportunity to learn more through classes and her peers. 

Dana is a breast cancer survivor and is inspired to soothe the lives of fellow cancer warriors through massage, energy work, and aromatherapy. Massage has been an integral part of her healing process whether it be to increase comfort, improve lymphatic drainage, or work through scar tissue. 

Dana loves to spend time in nature hiking and paddle boarding with her husband and daughter. She takes any chance to learn more about astrology, make homemade aromatherapy products, or just snuggle up with her cat. Having a vast love of all types of music, she enjoys attending live concerts and singing in her family band, The InLaws.

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Elif Ahmad
Energy Healing Practitioner


Elif is a healing practitioner that helps activate the inner healer that resides within us all; certified Reiki Master teacher, hypnotist, recovery support specialist for mental health and researcher of energy medicine & mind/body science for over 14 years. Elif's lived experience has paved the way for her to devote her life to being of service. 

She is also the founder of the Connecticut Center for Mind-Body Enrichment, a fully recognized, progressive and holistic non-profit, focusing on post-pandemic stress reduction. 60 minute Energy Healing Sessions include turning forks, reiki and deep meditative practices for stress reduction. 

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Karen “Gabi”  Gabianelli 

CT License # 139


Gabi graduated from Westport CCMT in 1994, being among some of the first massage therapists to gain licensure in CT. 

Gabi has always felt drawn to helping those in pain, naturally gifted with an intuition that draws her into the right spots. She has extensive experience working in chiropractic offices and takes a clinical approach with her client’s physical concerns. Incorporating swedish, deep tissue and trigger point therapy her goal is to not only make the client feel better in the moment but to get to the root cause of the imbalance causing the client’s discomfort.

Ever the investigator, Gabi uses her natural curiosity, love of anatomy and body mechanics as well as her intuition to give her clients a complete mind-body experience. In her spare time Gabi loves to play pickleball & hang out with her 15 year old mutt Colby.

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Jaimie Lindberg


Jaimie holds a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from Bridgeport University. Her most recent endeavor, she graduated in 2022. She also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Mount Saint Mary and an associates degree in Baking and Pastry from the Culinary Institute of America.


Jaimie blends her fascination with how the human mind works & her passion for food. She believes that healing should not have boundaries and needs to be tailored to each individual's unique needs, she loves to think outside of the box. Jaimie is committed to finding different ways to help people live a better life. This can be done with creating a beautiful relationship with food. Not only does food give our bodies energy, it can also be a powerful healing tool at the same time. A Greek philosopher named Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food.” 


Jaimie loves to spend time with her dog, cat, and husband. She enjoys a good documentary and researching botanical medicine. 

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Karen Merrill LMT 
CT Licensed Massage Therap
ist  #11033


Karen is a graduate of Cortiva Institute in Cromwell.  She has a career background in Occupational Therapy, concentrated in the adult and geriatric population. Her background leads to a holistic approach to wellness. She believes that therapeutic relationship and communication are the most important aspects of healing, wellness and client centered care. Karen incorporates techniques of swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point work to meet the needs of her clientele. Karen is a lifelong learner who is always seeking to build her knowledge through continued education. In her free time, Karen enjoys time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors and seeing her “grandpuppies”. 

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Shelby Burdick LMT 
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #9917


Shelby is a 2018 CCMT graduate who immediately fell in love with the mind-body connection that massage therapy has to offer. Upon finishing school, Shelby blended her love of massage therapy and athletics by working at a local chiropractor's office and her family’s gym. Working side-by-side with other professionals allowed
her to gain further insight to how the body works and heals. Having an enthusiastic understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, she gained certifications in rock blading, kines-taping and myofascial release. She highly values education amongst herself and clients and appreciates the trust that develops between the two as they problem solve trouble areas together. Between her therapeutic careers, shelby has 5 years of spa experience. With this, she has learned to blend the balance between relaxation and sports therapy techniques that improve mobility while decreasing pain and discomfort. In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading, running and gaming.

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Tom Levav LMT

CT Licensed Massage Therapist # 10471


Tom relocated to the United States in 2019 and graduated with honors from Cortiva Institute. He brings a wealth of knowledge and over a decade of experience practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine including cupping therapy, Tui-Na, and aromatherapy. Tom attained his degree in TCM from Reidman School of Complimentary Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and completed a residency at Chengdou University Hospital in Chengdou, China. Tom established a private clinic as well as worked in the public health system in Israel where he cultivated a reputation particularly among athletes and those suffering orthopedic injuries and pain. Tom is looking forward to combining his foundation of eastern and orthopedic medicine with his expanded knowledge as an LMT, and to sharing his talents with the Shoreline!

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