Our Staff

Meet our therapists and Estheticians

All of our therapists and estheticians are licensed by the state of Massachusetts. Some are licensed in other states and/or are nationally certified.

Ashley

Ashley is a Co-Owner of the spa, as well as the Front Desk Manager. Many of you already know Ashley who started working at Essential Therapies as a high school student in 2016. Ashley recently graduated with her manicurist license from Cosmix School of Beauty Science in Marlborough, MA. She enjoys giving pedicures, being creative with designs and embellishments, and giving customized care to your feet. Ashley’s next goal is to become an esthetician and is excited to further her career in self-care and wellness.

Brianna

Brianna has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island and is graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She offers relaxation, stretching, deep tissue, myofascial work, trigger point therapy, traction, and scar treatment. Brianna’s favorite area to work on is the neck/back and loves helping her clients feel better and rejuvenated. Her experience working with Physical Therapists has taught her the importance of combining massage with stretching and therapeutic exercises as an effective way of healing.

Dawn

Emilie

Emilie graduated from Spa Tech Institute in October of 2020, having had prior experience in biology and chemistry. She performs a vast selection of facial services including microdermabrasion, along with waxing services. Emilie is also certified in lash and brow laminating, tinting, and lash lifts. She is fun-loving, bubbly, and outgoing. Emilie takes pride in understanding all ingredients in products to achieve the main goal of clients feeling confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Hayley

Hayley is a Co-Owner of the spa. 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.

Johnny

Johnny is a graduate of Spa Tech in Westborough. I often feel like I can love the world and have been told that it shows in my passion and dedication to massage therapy. Which is why I say the moment i introduce myself to a client they become a love one. I always say I listen to my clients at a 30-70 ratio of listening to the clients words and listening to the clients body. My goal is to provide my loved ones with the perfect healing environment for the needs of their body through massage therapy. I can range from the softest and most relaxing of pressures to a firmer more deep pressure when needed. Currently specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Range of Motion, Trigger Point, and Cupping techniques with a variety of others to come. 

Katie

Katie comes from a background in nursing and education. She is a recent graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and believes massage and energy work can help unify and aid in healing the whole self. Using a combination of fluid motion, nurturing touch and symmetry, Katie creates a relaxed state in the body and mind while tending to each client’s individual needs. She applies a mixture of deep tissue massage, myofascial work, and trigger point therapy to release muscle tension. Katie is also certified in cupping massage and enjoys integrating Lomi Lomi massage into her sessions. In May Katie received her certification in Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

Krista

Krista is a dual-licensed professional. She has been in the spa industry for 10 years for massage, specializing in deep tissue work but does many modalities including hot stone, Swedish, pregnancy, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Krista has also been an esthetician for 8 years, providing many services which include facials, body treatments, waxing, microderm abrasion, dermaplaning, and lash and brow services. She prides herself in knowledge of skincare and what products work best for all of her clients’ needs. Krista is bubbly and upbeat, loving what she does!

Micaela

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

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.

Michelle M. 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.

Orion

Orion finds value and enjoys helping people who are in need of relief. Having experienced firsthand how much a back injury or a neck pain can interfere with one’s quality of life; he pays particular attention to what’s going on in your body and finds the best way to bring you relief. Orion received his certification in massage therapy at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Prenatal and Myofascial Release. Having had the unique opportunity of growing up within a household of holistically-minded parents including a mother and father who are skilled bodyworkers & massage therapists, Orion experienced first-hand the healing benefits. This early exposure left a lasting impression on him, which has led to a continual exploration of how the body heals through massage, yoga, and meditation. 

Orion is also a certified Yoga teacher and a life long practitioner of martial arts. In his free time he enjoys hiking, weight lifting, video games or a quiet meditation.

Tracy

Tracy is a licensed Massage Therapist through the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts, in Nashua, NH. When Tracy works with a client, she listens to their specific needs and concerns to help them reach their goals. She specializes in Swedish massage, reflexology, trigger point, cupping, deep tissue, neuromuscular technique, and her favorite, lymphatic drainage techniques.

Tina

Tina is a Co-Owner of the spa. She is a 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.

Front Desk Staff

Eleanor, Chloe, Grace, Karisma, Megan, Judy, and Taylor 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.