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.


Aaron graduated from Salter School of Massage Therapy in 2014. His style focuses on relaxing the body and mind in conjunction with a strong but gentle touch. Each session is new and requires a personalized touch that reveals itself as the session progress. Let's find out what you need and enjoy the trip there.

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 client 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.

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.

Nicole studied Massage Therapy at the Seacoast Career School in Maine. She has worked as a therapist in Maine and Massachusetts for over a decade providing Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and more recently, Himalayan Salt Therapy.  She has introduced and trained her fellow therapists on this innovative new salt treatment and her clients rave about it.   Himalayan salt has many benefits to the human body.  It contains more than 84 trace elements and minerals to help balance the body's natural energies through regular use and intake.  Himalayan salt is also soothing for the muscles, helps aid in skin abnormalities and contributes to a better sense of well being. Nicole draws upon her diverse interests to create your personalized massage. Her body work techniques combine knowledge gained from world travel, study of personal wellness, and her passion for knowledge. Nicole listens first to learn about your needs, and with intention and intuition can target your problem areas. Tense professionals, busy parents and sore athletes all praise her healing deep tissue therapy, relaxing flow technique and unique balance of pressure and relaxation.

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.

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