Michael Lesser,

Medical Director

Mike Murphy,

Infusion Specialist


Shane Denney-Davis,

Spa Director


Alexia Ficalora, Licensed Massage Therapist

Alexia has been a Massage therapist for over 10 years. Graduating at the top of her class from the Keiser University Massage program. She specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic, and Swedish massage. During her downtime, she likes to look up new modalities that she could use for benefiting clients. She also enjoys spending time with her family at home.

Chris Green, Licensed Massage Therapist / Aesthetician / MA

Chris has been with the Essentials team for the past 20 years. He is dually licensed, in massage therapy for 20 years and Esthetics for 12 years. He specializes in deep tissue, Athletic Rubs, and Hot Stone massage. He has specialty training in Thai massage, Oncology massage and is an Essentials Certified MA, offering trigger point, and intramuscular B12 injections. During his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Sara Day, Licensed Massage Therapist

Sara has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003. She specializes in Athletic, Swedish relaxation massage, prenatal massage as well as hot stone. Her goal is to resolve a client’s issue whether it be stress or tension related and recommend services specific to their needs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Scott Hartman, Licensed Massage Therapist

Scott graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 2010. Scott integrates various modalities such as Myofascial Release and Thai Massage into services to provide a uniquely designed massage treatment for each person and their specific needs. Also holding a certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder technique) and a NASM Personal Trainer Certification, Scott uses this as insight to meet each person where they are at and to meet their wellness goals.

Jennifer LaRue, Licensed Massage Therapist / Medical Aesthetician

Jennifer attended Florida Metropolitan University in Clearwater, Florida, and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006. She continued her education at the Cortiva Institute and is now dual-licensed as a Medical Esthetician. She enjoys helping people eradicate their pain holistically as well as helping them maintain their skin. Jennifer specializes in Trigger point release and craniosacral therapy for massage. In her free time, she enjoys; dancing, boating, hot yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Sam Marx, Licensed Massage Therapist

Sam attended Space Coast Education Center in 2020 and received her Massage Therapy License. She joined the Essentials Team in 2022. She specializes in deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, and is Level 2 Reiki certified. Sam is passionate about helping and healing people. When she’s not at work, she is hanging out with her 2 little boys.

Celestina Reyes, Licensed Massage Therapist

Celestina is a licensed massage therapist. She graduated from Space Coast Education Center in February 2022. She is also a Certified Active Isolated Stretching Specialist. She is passionate about helping her clients feel their best in their bodies. In her downtime she enjoys going to the park or watching a documentary. Se habla español.

Jaycie Kelly, Licensed Massage Therapist

Jaycie graduated from Daytona International Academy and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2014. She specializes in deep tissue, stretching, structural integration, and hot stone treatments. Jaycie modifies each massage treatment specifically for each client to address their needs. She enjoys creating a sense of balance within her therapies by encouraging the body, mind, and soul to work in homeostasis while minimizing pain and maximizing relaxation.

Debora Encina, Licensed Massage Therapist

Debora has been a massage therapist for over a decade. She studied at Florida Career College in Miami, FL. Debora specializes in alleviating pain from joints, and is certified in medical, orthopedic, neuromuscular, deep tissue, sports, lymphatic drainage and prenatal massage. In her down time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis and spending time with her  family. Se habla español.

Alcania Gonzalez, Licensed Massage Therapist

Alcania graduated from Space Coast Educational Center in Melbourne, and is a licensed massage therapist. Her goal is to focus on making her clients feel better, while putting a smile on their face. During her downtime, she enjoys being outdoors and surrounded by nature. Se habla español.


Victoria Hicks, Aesthetic Lead / Medical Aesthetician

Victoria joined the Essentials team in early 2012. She has been an esthetician for over 10 years and has vast clinical experience in both medispa and dermatology settings. She received certification as a master esthetician from Image International and also has specialty training with ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health lines. She specializes in advanced clinical facials, medical-grade peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, and Hydrafacials. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of skin health and expertise in aesthetics to create customized clinical treatments for each and every client.

Carrie Foster, Medical Aesthetician

Carrie graduated from Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, and furthered her education at The Esthetics Association of Florida in Orlando before landing her dream job at Essentials Medispa & Salon. She specializes in medical-grade facials, Hydrafacials, peels, dermaplaning and enjoys recommending customized skin regimens for her clients.

Charlotte St. Claire, Medical Aesthetician

Charlotte has experience assisting a Licensed Medical Aesthetic Physician, as well as extensive experience working one-on-one with clients as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician since 2011. In 2017, Charlotte earned her license as a Massage Therapist. Charlotte is devoted to maintaining her proficiency in the latest skin care techniques and products in order to better serve our clients. She is well versed with medical treatments and can answer questions that you may have guiding you toward a productive treatment offered by her or our medical staff. Charlotte has received additional education and specializes in but is not limited to; microneedling, chemical peels, and other dermabrasion treatments. Charlotte is passionately driven and committed to providing you with the most effective treatments and relaxing facials. In her free time, she enjoys learning and experiencing new things.

Lauren Flammer, Medical Aesthetician

Lauren attended IRSC with a focus on psychology and biology before continuing her education in Paramedical Skincare. Lauren graduated at the top of her class from the Advanced Paramedical Skincare Program at Cortiva Institute. She obtained many certifications for specialized treatments such as; Microcurrent Technology, Microneedling, Lymphatic drainage facial massage (LDM), Microdermabrasion, and so much more. Lauren loves and takes pride in educating her clients. She provides tips that will benefit each client and their skin concerns. A few of her favorite services are Oxygen treatments, LDM, Microcurrent, and custom facials. Schedule a skin consultation and meet Lauren today!

Megan Linton, Medical Aesthetician

Megan is an accomplished medical aesthetician with an impressive career spanning over 25 years. Throughout her professional journey, she has developed a profound expertise in the field of medical aesthetics, focusing specifically on corrective anti-aging skin treatments. She has honed her skills in this area, becoming a sought-after specialist in helping clients reverse the signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance. Her dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in medical aesthetics allows her to utilize cutting-edge techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results.


Carol Hausman, Hair Stylist

Carol is a new resident of Florida who brings over 22 years of experience in the beauty industry. She gets great satisfaction in creating personalized looks for each and every guest and is genuinely interested in getting to know you! Understanding your hair care needs, and making your day through beauty and conversation is what she strives for. Carol looks forward to developing new relationships, making new memories, and changing lives one head at a time.

Sandy Wall, Hair Stylist / Barber

Sandy has worked in the industry for over 18 years, and holds both a cosmetology and barbering license. She followed in her late father’s footsteps, Ramon Pacheco, who was a Master Barber with over 50 years of experience. Sandy is ready to make you look and feel better than you ever have!


Kelly Apkarian

12/22/1981 – 2/2/2017

She lived her life with courage and grace, in spite of adversity. She touched many lives and made friends wherever she went. She excelled at dance, art, and photography, and had an incredible talent for finding style and beauty in everything. Kelly lived her life independently and to the fullest; no mountain was too high to climb. When faced with difficulties, Kelly rose above and faced the challenges head-on, setting a great example that will live on in her family and her daughter. Right until the end, her biggest concern was for her family, friends, and cats. Kelly will be dearly missed and forever will be a part of our Essentials family. RIP beautiful girl.