Our Staff

Essential Therapies StaffEssential Therapies StaffAll of our therapists and aestheticians are licensed by the state of Massachusetts. Some are licensed in other states and/or are nationally certified.

All of our staff is committed to continuing their education. Our therapists have been trained in a diverse variety of massage modalities. When you call for an appointment we will attempt to match you up with the right therapist for your particular situation.


Checker has been a certified Reflexologist and Licensed Massage Therapist for over 30 years. Her longstanding interest in massage modalities grew from her experience as a professional dancer in New York City. She is a graduate of The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, NYC and has studied reflexology with Elaine Hyams, Laura Norman and currently with Dr. Jesus Manzanares. She has taught courses in both Reflexology and Massage Therapy at several institutes. She is a dedicated practitioner of Insight Meditation and lives in Westborough with her husband and son.

Dannielle enjoys giving a quiet, relaxing massage. She graduated from the Salter School in Tewksbury in 2016. Dannielle uses a light to medium pressure to help any tension in the body release to be able to reach ultimate body and mind relaxation. Her style of massage starts with a gentle approach to let the mind relax and forget the daily stresses. Dannielle’s treatment is always tailored to her clients’ individual needs.

Izabela is our Front Desk Manager.  She graduated with 1200 hours of training from Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, in both medical esthetics and spa therapy. Izabela specializes in relaxing facial treatments, waxing, and wet room treatments. She is also trained in microdermabrasion, and most recently she received her pedicure license . Izabela also has a passion for makeup artistry. She loves making others feel good about themselves.

Micaela received her aesthetics training at the Spa Tech institute in Westboro, Ma.  She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy from Anna Maris College.  Micaela specializes in various facial treatments, waxing, and pedicures.  She loves working with people, and helping to make them look and feel their best.

Michelle is our Spa 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.

Nicole graduated from Seacoast Career School in 2006. She enjoys deep tissue and hot stone treatments best. Being an athlete herself, she tends to work well with active people knowing their ailments as if they were her own. She's quirky and energetic and will leave you with a very big smile!

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

Sarah graduated in 2013  from the Salter School of Massage Therapy in Tewksbury, MA.  Her massages range from relaxtion massage to deeper work and focus work.  She encorporates stretching into the massage treatments as well to help loosen and relax the muscles.  Sarah is trained in hot stone massage as well as prenatal massage.

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