Erin HagenJade Wang came to the United States from China in 2008 to further her education. She graduated from Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island with a degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management. This is where she met her husband, Stephen. She worked in Boston for a tourism company for a few years but realized that this was not her passion. She began searching for a career which would satisfy her need to help people.

Erin HagenRita Gordon and Justin Michaud graduated from Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich in 2011. Rita from holistic massage and Justin from therapeutic massage. They formed a great bond while in school and decided to open a massage studio together upon graduation.

Erin HagenErin Hagen graduated from Beverly High School in May of 2015. She knew at an early age that she was fascinated by energy work, body work, crystals and meditation. In her senior year, she did an internship with a holistic massage graduate from Spa Tech Institute, Kerilee Pelletrino. Kerilee took Erin under her wing and taught her how to market herself and how to start a business. This helped Erin with her master plan of opening her own business one day in the health and wellness industry.

JessicaMalletteJess Mallette worked in and out of the corporate world for many years having over an hour drive each way to work. She was a single mom with two boys and felt she needed a more meaningful job. She enjoyed working with her hands and wanted to help people in a beneficial way.

Heather Mcleod DecemberHeather McLeod went to high school at North Shore Technical High School and studied cosmetology. While in high school, she enrolled in a class that introduced her to Swedish massage. Upon graduating, she began working in a salon. She worked with many massage therapists who expressed how happy they were doing their job making people feel better. She remembered how much she enjoyed the massage class she took in high school which led her to enroll in the Therapeutic Massage program at Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich.

tricia casale novemberTricia Casale began her career working as a physical therapist assistant. She worked for 5 years at Lenox Hill, North Shore Consortium and New England Rehab. She then spent 10 years at the Beverly School for the Deaf. She decided she wanted to become a massage therapist and specialize in myofascial release which focuses on relieving pain and discomfort in the body’s connective tissue also known as fascia. She lives in Beverly and the choice was made to come to Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich.

Barbara HubbardBarbara Hubbard has been a massage therapist since 1980. She became interested in massage after she enrolled in a chiropractic class at North Shore Community College and found her way to massage therapy. She always loved the benefits of receiving massage and realized giving massages and making people feel better was going to be very rewarding.

Barbara HubbardKelsey is one of Spa Tech Institute’s 2015 600-hour aesthetic graduates. Before coming to school, Kelsey worked in the food industry for many years. She did everything from serving, working in a fast food restaurant and a deli, then eventually working as a manager. She grew tired of this industry and thought about what would make her happy. She had a friend who graduated from Spa Tech Institute’s massage program who recommended she check us out for our aesthetics program. She was always interested in skin care and makeup so her decision to look at Spa Tech Institute was an easy one.

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