About Essential Massage Therapy

A relaxing and revitalizing part of your wellness!

Essential Massage Therapy is your go-to place for wellness and relaxation in Sparta! Our office offers a warm, tranquil atmosphere, perfect for letting go of the stresses of your day and relaxing with a massage. Our licensed massage therapists combine the best of medical science, holistic research, and superior customer service to provide you with a relaxing and revitalizing experience. Make massage a part of your regular wellness routine.

Our mission is to provide:

  • Professional treatment
  • A relaxing atmosphere
  • A general sense of well-being
  • A therapeutic experience for mind, body, and soul

Meet Connie Zoetjes

Your comfort and well-being are my priority!

I am a NY/NJ state licensed massage therapist. I graduated from the Holistic New Center in Long Island in 1992 and regularly take continuing education courses to enhance my skills and learn new therapeutic modalities. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which provides resources, education, and new research findings about the massage industry.

Thank you for trusting me as your massage therapist.

  • I believe massage therapy is not a “luxury” anymore, but a key piece to your health and wellness. Studies have shown that massage can reduce a number of physical and mental health symptoms.
  • I make your health and comfort my priority. Your massage time can be suited for your unique needs.
  • I believe that we can always learn more. I commit to reading research and taking continuing education courses in order to bring you the best in evidence-based massage treatment.

Treatment and Services
We offer a wide variety of wellness treatments

Swedish Massage

Soothe sore muscles and let tension drain away

Relax in the traditional way! Enjoy a classic Swedish massage intended to bring about relaxation, improve circulation, and promote an overall sense of well-being.

Deep Tissue Massage

Improve overall well-being

Deep penetrating massage techniques and moist heat packs are used to help relieve tightness from the overuse and tension of muscles.

Hot Stone Massage

Traditional massage combines with Holistic research

Heated Basalt stones combine with traditional massage techniques to melt away tension and help warm tight, sore muscles while inducing deep relaxation.

Tension Tamer Massage

Relax in less than an hour

Release upper body stress and tension with this focused massage concentrating on the back, neck, and shoulders. Moist heat packs are used to soothe and relax your body. Tame your tension in only 30 minutes—a great treatment if you are limited on time.

Sole Sother

A lunch break special

Your feet carry you from place to place every day! Give them a treat with our Sole Soother treatment! A hot towel application, coupled with a gentle massage to your feet and legs, is followed by a warm paraffin treatment that leaves your feet feeling revitalized. This treatment only takes 30 minutes—perfect for lunch breaks!

Other Services

Round out your wellness with delightful additions

Aromatherapy: Indulge in the therapeutic effects of essential oils! Add to any classic massage or wellness package to stimulate all your senses.

Hand or Feet Paraffin Treatment: Relax overused muscles and soften skin. Paraffin comes in your own single use gloves or slippers and includes aromatherapy blends for added relaxation.

Mineral Therapeutic Massage Cream: A natural therapeutic blend of healing minerals to help ease overworked muscles (site specific).

Wellness Packages
Wellness packages are designed to assist you in your commitment to your overall health and well being.
Purchase 3 massage sessions and save 10% off each massage
Purchase 5 massage sessions and save 10% off each massage plus receive (1) complimentary half hour massage

Our Prices

To purchase any of our services,
please click on your selection(s) and add to the shopping cart.

Wellness Packages

  • Wellness packages are designed to assist you in your commitment to your overall health and well being
  • Purchase 3 massage sessions and save 10% off each massage
  • Purchase 5 massage sessions and save 10% off each massage plus receive (1) complimentary half hour massage

Our special Offer

10% OFF Your First Massage Treatment

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13Time is Valuable

New guests, please arrive 15minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out your necessary wellness forms and to ensure we start on time.

Arriving late will deprive you of valuable treatment time. Your service will be shortened accordingly so that the client scheduled after you is not delayed. If you are significantly late, you will be rescheduled for another time so you can receive the full benefits of your treatment.

All guests must be 18 years or older.

Please notify within 24 hours

We require 24 hours notice for cancellations or rescheduling. If you fail to notify us 24 hours prior to your appointment, you WILL be charged 50% of the service scheduled.

We value your time—please value ours

If you cancel your appointment more than once without providing 24 hours notice, or if you fail to show, you will be required to pre-pay for ALL future appointments.

Unplug for full relaxation

We strive to provide our guests a tranquil environment. Please turn off your cell phone so that you and others can fully delight in the relaxing experience.



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 -Traci Marotta
-Traci Marotta
It had been awhile since I took the time to focus on myself with a much needed massage. I would walk around most days with an achy lower back or sore neck and shoulders. I am so glad to have met Connie and Essential Massage. Connie is very good at what she does and made me feel very comfortable right from the start. I was able to relax almost immediately. I also appreciated that I didn’t feel rushed to get up and leave for the next customer. I was so calm and relaxed, it took me awhile to gather myself! The after effect of my massage continued throughout the weekend. Thank you, I will definitely be back.
-Doreen J.
-Doreen J.
I spent many hours a week sitting in front of a computer—no matter how hard I try to stretch, take breaks, and keep good posture, I feel exhausted and sore! I visited Essential Massage for some of the best relief I’ve felt in a while! From the moment I walked in the door, I knew I was going to be able to relax. The massage center was calm, quiet, and had the slight and pleasant aroma of massage oils. I nearly fell asleep during my massage and I feel refreshed days later! I will definitely be coming back.
-Tony  C
-Tony C
I have been to many massage centers in the past, so when I heard a new one was opening in Sparta, I was very interested! I gave Essential Massage a try and I’m very glad I did—this was one of the best massages I’ve ever had! My massage therapist made sure I was very comfortable, and checked in with me just enough during the process that I felt able to communicate but also able to relax and tune everything else out. I will be returning in the future.

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