Meet the 640 Team
Left to Right; Stefanie Riccardo LMT, Crystal Schauder LMT, Tabatha Black LMT & Owner, Kate Gleason LMT, Serena Trudel Receptionist
Tabatha Black LMT & Owner
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #8278
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Deep tissue techniques including active & passive stretching and trigger point work infuse Tabby’s work; she finds the vigorous work profoundly rewarding as she seeks to continually understand the root causes of muscular pain, discomfort & tension.
Tabby finds satisfaction in the trust that develops between therapist and client, this trust being one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship.
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 clients continued well being off the massage table
Kate Gleason LMT
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #5655
Kate was first introduced to massage therapy early in childhood as part of a physical therapy routine. After her personal experience was so beneficial she knew this was something she wanted to learn and share. Kate has worked in many different fields of massage over her 12 plus year career. However, for the past 9 years she has mainly worked as a massage therapist in a chiropractic office. Focusing on injuries and other physical ailments as a team with the chiropractor, medical doctor and physical therapist.
Kate believes massage therapy is a big part of self awareness and goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle
Tom Levav LMT
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #10471
Tom has recently relocated to the United States and graduated with honors from Cortiva Institute. He brings a wealth of knowledge and over a decade of experience practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine including acupuncture, 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 newly expanded knowledge as an LMT, and to sharing his talents with the CT Shoreline!
Crystal Schauder LMT
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #8803
Crystal is a 2008 graduate of HCSM in Florida. She leans heavily on her knowledge and experience from working closely with chiropractors in Florida and Connecticut over the last 10+ years.
Crystals direct practical treatments are rooted in the philosophy of balance in the body. She believes that normalizing tightness in muscle tissue patterns gives her clients relief. She's passionate about helping clients, co-workers and family members achieve their optimal health through natural means.
When not at work Crystal is busy raising her two children, and sometimes even chickens too.
Stefanie Riccardo LMT
CT Licensed Massage Therapist #7672
Stefanie is a 2012 graduate of the CCMT where she was trained in Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release & Sports Massage.
Stefanie has a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and believes that massage therapy can greatly improve her clients’ body awareness thus resulting in a better sense of well being and performance.
Stefanie is an equestrian who also enjoys multiple athletic activities including trail running, road & mountain cycling, stand up paddleboarding, swimming & weight training.
Through her understanding of the training needs of these sports she is able to focus her sessions around muscular imbalances & areas of holding to achieve better sports performance for athletes of all disciplines while decreasing pain, improving mobility, decreasing recovery time and improving overall well being.
Office Manager/ Reception
Serena is a Westbrook native who is currently studying for her nursing degree. She's an avid equestrian and loves pet sitting on the side. At 640 Massage she's not only our receptionist but the back bone of our office.