SPA THERAPISTS

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Jacqueline Conrad - LE, LMT, CCT

As a licensed practitioner, Jackie has over 17 years of experience in pain management as a massage therapist.  Early in her career, Jackie spent time working in a pain and wellness clinic honing her skills and educating clients on the benefits of regular therapeutic massage.  This opportunity allowed her to observe medical professionals with their patients and understand the ill effects of chronic pain and stress.  Most recently, Jackie has spent time providing therapy for those who have been injured, are recovering from or preparing for surgery, dealing with chronic pain due to emotional or physical stress and with athletes of all ages to help them perform at their peak.  Understanding that no single approach is right for every individual, Jackie is trained in different modalities and her sessions are results oriented. In 2004, prompted by her own struggle with adult cystic acne, Jackie decided to continue her education and expand her practice by becoming a licensed esthetician.  She understands first-hand the emotions and frustrations that one can feel when dealing with skin related issues and the confusion associated with trying to decide on which products one should use.  Jackie has dedicated the last several years to product knowledge and has received specialized training from certified esthetic nurses.  This experience has allowed her to provide the most effective facial services and at home skin care protocols for all skin types and conditions. In 2016, Jackie became certified in cupping therapy.  Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the practitioner places special cups on your body to create suction. Cupping helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.  Cupping has quickly become her “new favorite” modality, providing instant and lasting pain relief.


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Christy Palmer - LMT, CCT

Christy’s holistic approach to massage was prompted by her own healing journey and her desire to share the power of touch with others, not as a luxury but as a basic human need. Christy is passionate about massage and believes it creates a balance of mind, body and spirit.  She prides herself on listening to each client and will tailor each massage to the individual paying particular attention to their ailment while attending to the entire body.   Christy will use Deep Tissue, Positional Therapy, Myofascial and Neuromuscular techniques, along with other modalities in each session benefiting you in relaxation, rejuvenation, and restoration.   She also specializes in Hot Stone Massage and Pregnancy Massage. Christy’s intuitive and thorough approach to massage is what allows her clients to fully open up both to relaxation and achieving results with each session. On a personal note, Christy and her husband are raising 4 amazing children.  They enjoying going to sporting events and spending time outside in a variety of activities. In her spare time Christy loves gardening, knitting and taking Continuing Education Classes to keep her massages current.  


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Stephanie Hassel - LE, LMT, CCT

Stephanie is licensed in both Esthetics and Therapeutic Massage. She was originally licensed as an Esthetician in Southern California in 2007, she then became licensed in 2009 in Massachusetts when she moved back to the North Shore. Her experience, education, and multi-licensed background creates meticulous and customized treatments for every client; utilizing eco-friendly, nontoxic, and cruelty free products that will leave your senses  both elated and stimulated while achieving those desired results. Stephanie’s focus has always been to bring to her loyal clients targeted and customized sessions. The necessary balance between education, relaxation, and listening to clients’ needs is what makes her work exceptional. Being trained in specialty techniques such as Myofascial, Neuromuscular, Hydrotherapy, Deep Tissue, Sports/Stretch Massage, Oncology, Positional Release, Swedish and Hot Stone is what allows her to better help and heal her clients. While not working, Stephanie loves to be outdoors. Be it running, swimming, biking, playing tennis, boating or just walking the dog, it’s all about living in the moment.


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Dierdre keady - LMT, CMLD, CCT

Deirdre Keady, LMT, CMLDT - I made a life changing decision to retire from a rewarding but stressful career (unrelated to massage) to become a licensed massage therapist, fulfilling a long held desire to assist others experiencing stress, disengagement, chronic pain, or general unwellness. In turn, this change of career has rewarded me with a sense of peace and fulfillment that I cherish. I have come to understand that massage is not just a luxury but a necessity for
just about everyone to keep us healthy, both physically and emotionally. I love providing swedish massage as well as cupping therapy to create the best individualized massage experience to clients. I also have further certification in lymphatic massage, a specialty which can benefit just about everyone. This is a gentle type of massage and is often tolerated well by those who may not be able to enjoy swedish or deep tissue massage. The body’s lymphatic flow is its
immune defense. Lymphatic massage can improve overall health by boosting the immune system, assisting in reduction of swelling from acute or chronic injury, and providing gentle massage for relaxation, relief for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and mild lymphedema, as well as many other benefits which research is now discovering. My customized massages often add cupping to targeted areas and some Polarity techniques. Polarity is the balancing of energy fields
of the body by connecting accupressure points, relaxation moves and crystal work to unite the body, mind and spirit in healthy alignment to promote mental clarity, physical health and well-being. On a personal level, I am thrilled to now live in Gloucester, a place I spent many summers as a child. I enjoy the unique scenery, the beaches, the diverse local culture and the salt air that every day brings.