Staff

Shana

shana's picture Owner of Inner Essence, Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000 specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Heated Stone, Prenatal, Myofacial Release, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Sports Massage and advanced medicinal aromatherapist. Also an Energy Medicine Practitioner since 2004, as well as a B.S in Exercise Science, Shana is always available for a wide range of needs.

Irena

irena's picture Certified as an esthetician at Brio Academy in Fairfield, she has been practicing skin care since 2006. She gives each facial a special European twist, and is educated in the Eminence organic skincare line, like organic skincare, and Dermalogica. Irena also does wonderful Body Treatments, Manicures, full body waxing, and speaks Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.

Wendy

wendy's picture A Licensed Massage Therapist for 20+ years, As well as a Holistic health & nutritional counselor, Yoga and Middle Eastern dancer and modern Improvisational dancer. Provides a great combination of Cross fiber friction, Myofacial release, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, and stretching techniques into her massage. Also practices some alternative healing techniques such as Gua Sha, Cupping, Yoga Therapy, and traditional Thai Massage.

Maricelli

maricelli's picture A licensed Massage Therapist since 2005 and has been at Inner Essence since 2006. Maricelli specializes in Deep, Trigger Point and Sports Massages, including stretching. She also is proficient at Swedish, Heated Stone, Prenatal, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Body Treatments, Manicures and Pedicures. Maricelli is also a Licensed Practical Nurse, Has Certifications in Nurses Aid, Business Management, CPR and First Aid, and is bilingual (English and Spanish).

Gail

Gail graduated from CT center for massage therapy in 2003. Her massages are customized to meet her clients’ needs. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sport and Pre-Natal massage. She has additional training for heated stone, Thai Massage, Acu-Yoga as well as Body treatments. She incorporates essential oils into her massages to enhance your relaxation.

Garrett

Garrett's picture Garrett graduated from The Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy program in 2011 and has since been a Board Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of the AMTA.  He specializes in the following modalities: Swedish, Hydrotherapy,  Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure Integration. Garrett is also a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, and has been practicing Reiki Energy since 2006. Additionally he is certified in Hot Stone Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Lomi Lomi, and Reflexology.

Olga

Olga's picture Olga has been a Nail Specialist since 2001.  She specializes in pedicures, and also performs manicures and body waxing.  She is fluent in English and Russian.  Olga will pamper you like a queen during your visit at Inner Essence.

Vilena

Vilena's picture Vilena is a dynamic, professionally trained Licensed Massage Therapist. She knows how to customize the therapeutic massage treatment to best fit your needs. She graduated from CCMT of Westport in 2012. Vilena specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pre-Natal, Sport, Aromatherapy, and Hot Stone Massages with a special training in Deep Tissue through Soft Touch and Trigger Point Therapy. Vilena specializes as well in rehabilitation from injury and has helped numerous clients successfully recover after injuries. Speaks both Russian and English.

Ula

Ula's picture Urszula "Ula" has been a licensed massage therapist for over 10 years. She makes a personal connection with each client to make their massage experience therapeutic, relaxing and stress free. Ula utilizes a combination of techniques and is very attentive to individual client's needs. Trained and skilled in sweedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal and sports massage, her philosophy and passion is to understand the needs of each client and provide a unique experience with the goal of bringing ultimate benefits and relaxation during and long after each session.

Nalda

Nalda's picture Nalda graduated from Branford Hall Career Institute’s massage therapy program in 2008 and has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist since early 2009. She enjoys meeting, getting to know, and working with all clients - but specializes in deep tissue, and is additionally certified in prenatal massage and hot stone therapy. She has also recently taken an interest in the power of natural essential oils and aromatherapy. Kindly and gently assisting people to live more relaxed, pain-free, lives is truly her life’s mission and joy!

Jassi

Jassi's picture Jassi is the welcome committee 5 days a week. She is at the front desk communicating to clients through phone website and email, as well as showing guests in when they arrive and helping them to feel comfortable and at ease. She also has certification from Brio Academy in aesthetics since 2013 and takes a special interest in pampering guests with her talent for manicures and pedicures. In addition, she is well versed in waxing services, makeup applications and even skin care.

Jennifer

Jennifer's picture With over 25 years in the Salon and Spa industry, Jennifer skillfully implements Inner Essences mission to accomplish a welcoming and calming environment. Inspired by her knowledge and inspiration in various Spa techniques and modalities as well as superior guest service, Jennifer also has an extensive background in Medical Spa treatments, makeup techniques and applications, as well as nutrition and physiology.