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.
Hayley is our Massage Manager. She is a graduate of Spa Tech Institute and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She specializes in Swedish massage ranging in a light to medium firm pressure. She is also trained in trigger point, hot stones, prenatal/postnatal massage, and cupping therapy. Hayley uses her original training, continuing education and intuition to help meet her clients' individual needs. Let her smooth those tired, aching muscles, reduce discomfort and relax your mind.
Izabela 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 clients.
Julia graduated from Spa Tech Institute as a Holistic Massage Therapist in June 2021 and is a certified Reiki Master and Polarity Therapy Associate Practitioner. She is passionate about massage and touch and how it can assist the body in self-healing. Julia works with her clients to achieve their goals in feeling more wholesome and energetic. Julia’s style is firm with the intention to warm, stretch and release muscles from superficial to deep layers of connective tissue to enhance the body’s feeling of well-being. She also incorporates Polarity Therapy to balance energy, increase stamina and enhance massage techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Positional Release, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, and to release muscle tension, stress and pain.
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 and waxing. She loves working with people, and helping to make them look and feel their best.
Michele B. is our Front Desk Manager. She 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.
Peter, founder of Essential Therapies, retired from doing massage in January 2016 but will continue working part-time as an administrator at the spa.
Tina is a recent graduate of Spa Tech Institute and graduated at the top of her class. After spending 20 years in the corporate world Tina decided to listen to her own words of advice and to live her best life, which led her to Massage Therapy. She strives to bring relief to those who are in pain, relaxation to those who are stressed, and restoration to those who are struggling to find balance. Tina is dedicated to providing clients with nurturing treatments to promote self-healing and specializes in Swedish massage with medium to heavy pressure.
Vanessa is a licensed Massage Therapist through Spa Tech Institute. She takes pride in listening to her clients' needs and customizing sessions for the individual. Considering herself a generalist, she is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Trigger Point Therapy and is keen on using a combination of techniques to achieve the best result. Regardless of what you are looking for - deep tissue/injury work, relaxation, hot stone - Vanessa will be happy to take you on as a client!