All 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.
After receiving her BA in Dance, Bette was certified in the Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy. A certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, Reiki master and Pilates instructor, Bette taught yoga and has practiced massage privately and in wellness centers for over 20 years. She specializes in Muscular therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. Named "New England's Best Massage Therapist” in 2004, Bette has a gift for intuitively finding the modalities that best suit people's needs. She is known for her sensitivity, range of skills and deep commitment to her clients’ relaxation and well-being.
BreeLyn recently moved here from Hawaii where she studied a wide variety of massage techniques. She has studied Massage Therapy at the Aloha Massage Academy, Medical Massage Center and Academy, as well as Bancroft School of Massage. Bree has been a licensed Massage Therapist for over four years and her area of bodywork expertise include Swedish, deep tissue, sports, myofascia, reflexology, pregnancy, trigger point, hot stones, hot towels, Himalayan salt stones, Reiki, body polishes, mud wraps, and Lomi Lomi. She has taught and created courses teaching others the benefits of Essential Oils and body healing.
Bree has worked, lived and studied all over the world from Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand and India. Recently wed to a local, she is settling happily in Massachusetts and is excited about bringing her knowledge and experience to Essential Therapies Day Spa.
Dannielle enjoys giving a quiet, relaxing massage. Her aim is to reduce pain and tension in the body through the use of heat pads, hot stones, and gentle stretching. Her pressure ranges from light to deep, and her treatments encompass multiple modalities and deliberate touch to tailor each session to her clients' needs.
Izabela is our Front Desk Manager. She graduated from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics with her Master Esthetic certification in 2014. Izabela specializes in relaxing facial treatments, waxing, and pedicures. She is also trained in microdermabrasion. Izabela is a dedicated technician who takes pride in customizing all services to meet the needs of her clienhts.
Kim 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.
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.
Michele B. 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.
Michelle M. 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.
Pam is a licensed massage therapist, Structural Relief Therapy practitioner, and certified Emotion Code practitioner. Pam's background in cosmetology, in which she worked for almost 20 years, has given her a closer insight into her clients' lives. Helping people look and feel good about themselves was rewarding, but listening and watching people suffering over the years with pain and emotional issues made her want to do more. She went back to school in 2008 and graduated from The Massage School in Acton, MA. She has taken many classes over the years incuding Structural Relief Therapy, Craniosacral Fascia Therapy, and The Emotion Code. She has a deep commitment to helping others with physical pain and emotioinal struggles. Pam has always felt a calling to somehow make a difference in this world. Finding out what that was has been her journey. Knowing what it was like to be in pain herself, having years of muscular/skeletal pain, made her feel even more empathy toward her clients. It gave her inspiration to keep searching for answers and modalities until she could find what worked best. What she realized is that everyone is unique. Different modalities helped different people. Pam tries to help her clients find that right combination.
Peter, founder of Essential Therapies, retired from doing massage in January 2016 but will continue working part-time as an administrator at the spa.
Phoua is an honors graduate of Salter College in West Boylston. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2008 and enjoys helping her clients achieve their goals through massage, whether for relaxation or rehabilitation. She is skilled in many massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Prenatal. She uses a variety of these techniques to tailor the massage to the client's needs.
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.