About Escential Care

Spa & Wellness Center in Alden, NY

Escential Care is a place where you can come to unwind and relax.

Learn more about the team at Escential Care.

The Team

Our team is everything. We’re colleagues, family, coworkers, friends, and so much more. 

The Home

The home in which we’ve built Escential Care Spa and Wellness Center is a story all of it’s own. We are here to honor that, and share the rich history of our location with the world.

Theresa Hoffman, LMT

Founder & Licensed Massage Therapist

I am a 2014 graduate of the New York Institute of Massage. Prior to pursuing my license as a massage therapist I spent 10 years working as a music therapist primarily with the wonderful elderly population who were receiving end of life palliative care in the nursing home setting. It was a joy and blessing in my life to know and serve these folks. I have since transitioned into my new career as a massage therapist. This is more than just a career change. It is a culmination of many years of my personal life experiences seeking healthy alternatives for wellness. This life long journey has brought me to a crossroad where now I can promote health and wellness through massage and the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. It is a privilege for me to care for you, to identify your soft tissue needs and address them with professionalism and compassion.

Sherri George, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Teresa DeLabio, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Teresa DeLabio values the relationships developed with her clientele and the opportunity she has to offer relief through her massage treatments. She has a special interest in head and neck massages addressing migraines, neck and shoulder issues. Teresa’s experiences over the past 8 years as a massage therapist include her traveling to the Dominican Republic where she taught massage to homeless single women needing skill training to care for themselves.
She also assisted in teaching massage therapy students at a local college. Her artistic abilities and passion has allowed her to start a small woodworking business creating beautiful hand crafted signs called “ Designs by T”.

Tammy Achkar, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tammy Achkar (Overton), was born and raised in Alden and is thrilled to be working and living here now. Raising two boys with her Husband Mike, she works part time at the Spa doing what she loves. Tammy has been practicing massage therapy for almost 15 years. She attended the New York Institute of Massage where she graduated second in her class. There is nothing that makes her happier than helping people feel their best with massage therapy. Massage modalities include relaxation, deep tissue, maternity, and more. Tammy most enjoys therapeutic massage and includes multiple techniques to achieve relaxation and relief from stress and muscle pain.

Miranda Hensen, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Anna Sassanelli-Stevener, LMT


Martenique McCleod, LMT


My love for massage therapy began in 2016 when I received my first massage. I thought to myself “This is it!”. After my session I knew massage therapy was one of my callings. I was so excited when I left that day. Not only because I’d booked my next appointment (lol) but because I knew I’d finally found “my thing”. I find purpose in helping others and massage therapy makes that a reality for me each and every day.  

Brooke Krajnik

Brooke Krajnik, LMT


Brooke is a 2023 graduate from the New York Institute of Massage & the newest member of our Team! Specializes in Deep Tissue & Medical Massages She can also address many problems you may be experiencing including, but not limited to back pain, neck pain, headaches, general soreness, relaxation, and much more.

Ella Marino

Master Esthetician

Ella will provide you with an amazing experience that leaves you glowing, relaxed and eager to return for more. Ella‘s expert technique, knowledge and healing touch our culmination of over 20 years experience as an Esthetician. Ella received training in Paris specifically for the use of the Academie line of skincare products used in her treatments. Rejuvenate, hydrate, and detoxify your skin with one of our wonderful stress reducing facial treatments tailored to addressing your individual skin care needs. Whether you need to prevent aging, treat acne, diminish hyper pigmentation or just desire to be pampered in a spot like setting. She also provides customized essential oil based treatments using the doTERRA line of skin products.

Morgan Dabek Licensed Esthetician

mORGAN Dabek

Licensed Esthetician

Morgan is a 2012 graduate of the New York Institute of Esthetics. She has a love for nature and enjoys camping, decorating, gardening, raising her chickens and playing with her dogs. Morgan specializes in body scrubs, body wraps and facials. She focuses on an all natural approach for skin care making her own body scrub products that are free of perfumes and toxins. Her skin care services include the use of doTERRA essential oils.

Lisa Zaccagnino Licensed Esthetician

Lisa Zaccagnino

Licensed Esthetician
Lisa is an advocate for self-love and feeling good in our own skin! She had always had an interest in the beauty industry; makeup, skin care, eyelashes! She graduated from Esthetics school in 2006 while also working in nursing homes caring for the elderly& truly enjoys helping others! In 2017 she took time off to focus on being a mom & now is excited to get back into the spa world and help give a little boost to others’ confidence with a set of lashes or a relaxing facial/body treatment!


Deepa Sherma

Sugaring Technician

Born and raised in Western New York, Dee has implemented and used various hair removal techniques for over two decades, testing new products and learning about the industry over the years. After working with multiple practitioners who developed their own sugaring pastes and techniques, Dee became fascinated with the entire process and saw a change in her own skin and hair growth as she began to use sugaring. She is excited to offer this unique and all-natural hair removal experience to her clients and looks forward to seeing the improvement in their skin.