Our Management Team

Peter Ochsner, founder of Essential Therapies, has retired from doing massage as of January 2016 but continues working part-time as an administrator at the spa.

Judie Ochsner, Peter’s other half, works part-time at the spa booking appointments and keeping us organized.

Kim is our Massage Manager.  She is a 2004 graduate of SpaTech Institute's therapeutic program.  While there, she was blessed to have instructors that made her "think outside the box."  In 2010, wanting to add "something more" to her bodywork, Kim received her Reiki I and Reiki II certifications.  Specializing in deep tissue massage, Kim uses a blend of techniques , pressure, and stretching to get further into the muscle tissue for optimal release.

Michelle is our Aesthetics Manager. She received her aesthetics training at Assabet Valley Tech and has a nail technician license from Rob Roy Academy. Michelle is also certified in Reiki I. Michelle does facials, waxing, wet room treatments and pedicures. She is also trained to do microdermabrasion and laser hair removal. She loves her job, and she enjoys helping people relax. Michelle brings a warm personality & a wonderful sense of humor to her sessions.

Michele B. is our Front Desk Manager.  Michele first started working at the front desk at the spa in February 2017 and has since completed her Aesthetics training at Spa Tech Institute in Westboro MA.   She also has an associate's degree in Applied Sciences from Mt. Ida College.  Michele enjoyed being a stay at home mom for 17 years and is very thankful that Essential Therapies came into her life.  It's never too late to start something new!  Michele does facials and waxing and enjoys sharing her passion for wellness and self-care.

Michele, Tina, Grace and Brooke are our Front Desk Staff.  They do much of the booking of appointments, greeting of clients and keeping us all organized, while keeping the spa clean and running smoothly.

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