about janet

Janet Owen Estella - Owner

Janet has been a massage therapist for over 15 years. She received her training from The Polarity Realization Institute in Ipswich MA, but is a consummate student, furthering her education at the Women's Herbal Conference annually, as well as attending various workshops throughout the year. Her most recent addition to her repertoire is the spa and esthetics services. Janet has been interviewed by WBOQ and has been a guest on Salem Access Television. She was also interviewed by New Perspectives Magazine for an article on aromatherapy. Her passion for helping people to feel their best and heal their bodies is the motivating force in her practice. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and other modalities to help relieve her clients pain. People say that she has the right touch. Whether you have everyday tension, or a specific injury, Janet can help!


Polarity Realization Institute – Ipswich, MA

600 hour certificate in Therapeutic Massage

650 hour certificate in Polarity Therapy

300 hour Esthetics certificate RYSE (Raising Your Sublime Energy) practitioner training (level 3)


Sage Mountain Herbs – Barre, VT
Certificate in herbal medicine with Rosemary Gladstar


Dr. Kurt Schnaubalt, Dr. Daniel Penoel, and Robbi Zeck - Provence, France
60 hour aromatherapy certificate


Dr Rosita Arvigo – Western, MA
Maya abdominal massage certification


Earthsong Herbals - Marblehead, MA
Herbal consultations under the tutelage of renowned herbalist Margi Flint


Janet has worked with over 800 clients over the past 15 years

Traveled with the Massachusetts Chiefs for their AAA Baseball competition in Ft Myers, Florida

Saucony: Corporate Chair and Event Massage

Boston Marathon – On site post event massage

Walk for HAWK in Salem, MA – complimentary chair massage for walkers

Numerous other walk, bike, running, and corporate events on the north shore


Janet also has taught massage therapy at Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich, MA


At Tranquility Massage and Spa, we focus on creating a tranquil environment for you to relax and heal. We have lovely views of the Bass River, a gas fireplace, and natural ambient lighting to create a peaceful atmosphere.

We incorporate our knowledge of botanical medicine and aromatherapy to customize your facial to suit your unique skin care needs and accomplish your goals. We use an organic line of products that are safe and effective for all skin types. Get the results you want without having to worry about toxic ingredients. We guarantee our products contain no dyes, artificial perfumes, parabens, sulfates, or petroleum ingredients, and are not tested on animals. Each of our facials includes a cleanse, tone, analysis of your skin under a magnification light, exfoliation, extractions, massage, serum, mask, and moisturizer. We also educate you on any skin conditions we observe and offer home care strategies for the best results.

Waxing services:
Get silky smooth! Our goal is to make your waxing experience as comfortable as possible. Using efficient techniques, and excellent quality products, we minimize discomfort.


Therapeutic massage:
At Tranquility we work out your muscle tension, addressing everything from day to day stress, injuries, and chronic pain. Utilizing relaxing Swedish or therapeutic deep tissue techniques, we adjust the pressure of each session to suit your needs. Includes your choice of complimentary aromatherapy.

30 Minutes $40.00
60 Minutes $70.00
90 Minutes $105.00

Non member pricing:
60 minutes $80.00
90 minutes $115



Happy feet: $35.00 for 30 minutes
Soak your tootsies in a warm or cool foot bath depending on the season. We exfoliate your feet with your choice of aromatherapy scrubs then finish with a fabulous massage that will leave your feet happy and healthy. You will be walking on air after this treatment. Choose from: coconut lime, sweet vanilla honey, mint melody, or a custom blend.



Warm oil scalp, face, neck and shoulders massage: $35.00 for 30 Minutes
Using warm organic sesame seed oil and hot towels, choose your favorite aromatherapy, and delight in this treatment. We focus on sinus drainage points and cranial balancing. It is soothing for headache prone or sinus sufferers.



Radiant glow: $75 for 45 minutes
Full body exfoliation, is then removed with hot towels. This is a gentle, yet effective exfoliate which is fabulous for dry, tired skin. You will glow from head to toe after this treatment. A wonderful addition to any massage or spa service.



Polarity Therapy: $70 for 60 minutes
This powerful, yet gentle energy work is designed to keep your energy clear and aligned. Wellness consults: $45 Per hour We take a full health history and will make lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal recommendations depending on our findings.



Wellness consults:$45 Per hour
We take a full health history and will make lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal recommendations depending on our findings.


Tranquility Signature Facial: $105 for 90 minutes
We begin with an aromatherapy foot soak, scrub and massage, and then seek skin health with a custom blend of organic products that are selected for your skin type.


Tranquility Organic Facial: $70 for 60 minutes
Our basic facial for maintaining your youthful glow. This includes a cleanse, tone, analysis of your skin, exfoliation, extractions, massage, serum, mask, and moisturizer. You will leave feeling clean and hydrated.


Tranquility Enzyme Facial: $100 for 60 minutes
Using natural plant enzymes that give a deeper exfoliation which leaves your skin soft and silky. We follow with a collagen mask and excellent hydration to give your skin that healthy glow.



Acne Away Facial: $70.00 for 60 minutes
Treating stage 1-3 acne, this facial is designed to treat the skin, without stripping it of it's essential moisture. We provide excellent home care strategies for ongoing success with this condition.


Age Defying Facial: $85 for 60 minutes
This facial focuses on bringing in antioxidants, collagen and elastin to firm mature skin. It's a great way to maintain elasticity and smooth fine lines.



Add on services to any facial:

Enzyme Peel: $15
Using plant enzymes, this provides deeper exfoliation to increase cell turnover and give your skin a silky texture.


Collagen Elastin Mask: $15
Give your skin that plump look, with natural collagen and elastin.


Happy Feet: $35 for 30 minutes
Soak your tootsies in a warm or cool foot bath depending on the season. We exfoliate your feet with your choice of aromatherapy scrubs then finish with a fabulous massage that will leave your feet happy and healthy. You will be walking on air after this treatment. Choose from: coconut lime, sweet vanilla honey, mint melody, or a custom blend.


What to expect:

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. We offer tea and water in the reception area for you. You will be asked to fill out a health intake form, so that we can best access your needs for the session. It will also give us information as to your health history and any important medical conditions you may have. We then take you into the treatment room, and go over your intake form with you, and create a session treatment plan. The practitioner will then leave you to undress to your comfort level, and return when you are comfortable on the table. You will then receive a 30, 60 or 90 minute session, depending on what you schedule. The practitioner will step out of the room at the end of the session to give you privacy to get dressed. Your practitioner will return, go over any home care strategies, and make recommendations for future appointments.

Should I receive a relaxation or deep tissue massage?

We adjust the pressure of each session to suit our clients needs. Some people want to relax, and some people have specific areas of concern that we can address. If the pressure is not comfortable for you, just tell the practitioner and they will adjust it to suit your needs.

I'm self conscious, will I be covered?

We are non judgmental and see all types of people all the time. We only uncover the part of you that we are working on at that time. If we are massaging your arm, only your arm is uncovered. If you prefer to leave your underwear on, it is up to you. But rest assured we go out of our way to ensure you feel safe and comfortable. You will be professionally covered by a sheet and blanket at all times.

I have an injury, will massage help?

Depending on the type and severity of an injury, most likely massage can help. For more information we recommend you call us to discuss the details of your specific condition.

Do you offer pregnancy massage?

Yes! We love working with pregnant mothers. It is generally safe to receive massage when you are pregnant. If you have any complications, we would need a note from your health care provider stating that it is OK for you to receive massage. We use care during pregnancy to ensure the comfort and safety of the mother, by using pillows and bolsters depending on which trimester she is in. We have worked with many pregnant clients through the years. You can also receive a post natal massage, and bring your newborn with you. You can either lie the baby on your belly while you receive the massage, or keep them in the car seat. The babies love the soft music and lighting. It's a great way to relax after labor, and take care of your self.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we ask that if you are unable to keep an appointment that you give us as much notice as possible. If it is less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment, we charge you 50% of the regular service fee. For our Living Social and Amazon customers, a no call or no show for your appointment will void your voucher.

Will my insurance cover my visits?

This is something you would need to check with your insurance carrier. In personal injury cases, sometimes massage therapy is covered, when recommended by a chiropractor or physician. If your insurance does cover massage, we ask that you pay us up front, then submit the paperwork, and get reimbursed by the insurance directly.

How much should I tip my practitioner?

It is up to your discretion in regards to tipping your practitioner. If you enjoyed your session, the customary rate is 15-20%. If you bought a voucher, or received a discount on the service, it is customary to tip on the full price of the service. Gratuities are always greatly appreciated.

What type of oils and products do you use?

For the massage we use USDA certified organic sesame, jojoba, and sunflower seed oils. For facials we use an excellent line of all natural products from Aubrey Organics, and Naturopathica. We offer complimentary aromatherapy to all of our clients, and custom blend the essential oils into each of our massages and facials.


We are located above The Edge Hair Salon, in the plaza with Starbucks.

We have a beautiful space with views of the bass river. The entrance is on the left hand side of the building. There is a sign out front on the pylon, as well as on the glass door on the side of the building.