Our Management Team

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

Hayley is our Spa Manager and 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.

Michelle 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.

Many of you already know Ashley who started working at Essential Therapies as a high school student in 2016.  She is now our Front Desk ManagerAshley recently graduated with her manicurist license from Cosmix School of Beauty Science in Marlborough, MA.  She enjoys giving gel manicures and 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.

Ashley, Hayley, Tina, Eliza, Grace, Karisma, Meghan, Nora 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.

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