The Therapists at The Little Owl Spa
Ashley Delvescovi, Esthetician & Hair Removal Specialist
Always being drawn to the beauty industry, Ashley first became a cosmetologist before becoming an esthetician in 2006. Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, she studied skincare at the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy and Aesthetics. Her calming and kind nature combined with experience, knowledge and expertise makes her extremely unique. Ashley offers great skin care techniques. She educates her clients and treats every situation with gentle techniques and efficient tactics towards reaching realistic skin health goals. Ashely is trained in full body hair removal such as full leg, brazilian as well as eyebrow shaping. She is available on Monday and Friday.
Michelle Drago Mistretta, LMT
Growing up very involved in sports, Michelle’s primary experiences with massage was in the treatment of her own muscle injuries and chronic pain. After receiving massage therapy regularly as part of her healing regiment, Michelle was inspired to help others in the same way. In 2012, Michelle graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage Therapy. As soon as she received her massage therapy license, she began working full time. As an avid recipient of massage therapy, she perfected and sculpted her massage technique into being extremely effective in treating many muscle injuries and chronic pain conditions. Michelle has truly mastered the art of massage therapy. She is not only an expert in deep tissue and sports massage due to her incredible power, strength and stamina but she is extremely sensitive to the comfort and satisfaction of her clients. She received certification in prenatal massage to further assist expecting moms in the art of relaxation and healing. Michelle has also received further training in lymphatic drainage, reflexology, myofascial release, oncology, hot stone and aromatherapy massage. She is available Wednesday and Thursday from 9-3pm.
Chelsea Drummond, Licensed Esthetician
Chelsea is a graduate from Capri School of Esthetics. Skin care has been her passion for as long as she can remember. She is learning more about product knowledge and formulations with Kiki. She is ready to assist clients in product recommendations. Chelsea's facials focus on treating skin conditions and making clients feel relaxed, comfortable and right at home. All of the estheticians at The Little Owl Spa follow Kiki's strict skin care philosophy: non-fragrant product use, "less is more" approach, educate more than sell and skincare based on factual skin biology and science.
Christine McGowan, LMT
Christine completed her training at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco, NY. Her passion for massage therapy sprouted from her fascination with the human body, coupled with an interest in integrative approaches to healing, and the mind body connection. Christine brings her compassion, intuition, and healing energy to all of her clients. Her therapeutic style is precise yet gentle, making sure all clients feel safe and relaxed in her care. She enjoys incorporating multiple modalities in her sessions that will be most beneficial and effective for clients, including myofascial release, stretching, and Swedish massage techniques. Her greatest joy is connecting with her clients and being able to promote joy and wellness in whatever way she can.
Kiriaki (Kiki) Pertesis, owner, LMT & EST
Since Kiki can remember, she was drawn to the healing arts. Throughout her childhood and into her adolescence, she enjoyed pampering loved ones and trying to heal their ailments through massage and touch. After 2 years at Dutchess Community College and still not finding a suitable major, she pursued a career in Massage Therapy at the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in Highland. As soon as she started to learn the art of Massage, she knew she would one day own her own spa. Upon completing her massage therapy licensure, she returned to school to receive a license in Esthetics in 2004. Both careers gave her the ability to serve others in healing through skin care and body care. After gaining experience in the spa industry by working in very successful day spas and medi-spas as well as traveling abroad to gain insight into self-healing techniques and other healing arts, Kiki was ready to open The Little Owl Spa. Her massages combines eastern massage techniques (acupressure, compression, rolling & stretching) with western massage techniques ( effluerage, friction, petrissage and tapping). Kiki’s intuitive touch and loving nature enables clients to feel comfortable, pampered and fully relaxed; improving their overall well being and feeling of health. She has received extra training in eastern massage therapy techniques, sciatica, neck and shoulder injuries, lower back pain and certification in prenatal massage and doula. All massages include aromatherapy, stretching, breathing exercises, heat and compression therapy.
Kiki has also gained experience in the skin care field since receiving her esthetic license in 2004. After battling her own acne condition, one of her passions have been helping others achieve their skin health goals though product redirection, facial practices and advice. Her eyebrow shapings and brow transformations have become very popular as well as her brazilian waxes due to Kiki's gentle touch and genuine care. . She is currently working on developing a customized skin care line as well as outlining the presentation for future workshops about skin care and helpful daily practices to assist in anti-aging and acne treatments. She is available Tuesday - Saturday by appointment only.
Chelsey Giammarino, Licensed Massage Therapist
Chelsey graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage Therapy. She became a body work practitioner after witnessing a massage therapist care for her new born baby who had to have heart surgery. Seeing the connection and the benefits of massage inspired her do the same. The passion she feels towards her work is evident from the moment you meet her. She treats every client with compassion and care. Her favorite thing about practicing body work is connecting with clients. She enjoys practicing deep tissue massage techniques, neuromuscular therapy, myofacial release and energy healing.
Molly Styker, Licensed Esthetician
Molly is a recent graduate of Capri School of Esthetics. Her sweet disposition and relaxing demeanor is guaranteed to make everyone feel at home. She is gentle kind and is working closely with Kiki and Ashley to be able to offer all waxing services including brow shaping and brazilian waxes. Facial services are her specialty and she has a healing and loving touch.