Meet Our Staff

Philip Payne

General Manager and Licensed Massage Therapist
Philip Payne is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Maine with over ten years of experience and more than 1200 hours of training in 15 different modalities which allows him to create a unique experience for each client based on their needs. A professional member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, he has given hundreds of hours of massage to a satisfied, diverse clientele.

“I am excited to work with a talented group of Massage Therapists and Aestheticians at Tree of Life Day Spa,” Philip said. “The dedication to quality makes this a great place to be. Come in and see what makes this day spa so special.”

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Kiana Krane

Aesthetican and Licensed Massage Therapist
Kiana is an Aesthetician and Licensed Massage Therapist.

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Deanna Kelly

Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from Massachusetts, where she was the Manager and Lead Massage Therapist at a high-end, award-winning Spa on Cape Cod, Deanna transplanted up to Mt Desert Island in early 2022 looking for a more peaceful way of life. She graduated from Spa Tech Institute of Massage Therapy in 2016, with a passion for performing Prenatal, Deep Tissue and Swedish massage. She carries that passion, and dedication to healing others, with her through each individual massage service she provides.

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Licensed Massage Therapist
I am Bianka Fuksman, a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Maine and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have certifications in Reiki, Herbalism, and Flower Essence Therapy and bring a natural and energetic approach to my massage practice. My goal is to cultivate a safe and nurturing space for my clients and offer an adaptable therapeutic massage suited to the uniqueness of each individual through supportive and thoughtful communication. I am versed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point/Myofacial Release, and Pregnancy massage and utilize these various techniques to cater a massage experience just for you.
I am also a textile artist and permaculture designer who can be found most days on the beach with my dog or working in the garden.
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Carl Ferm

Licensed Massage Therapist

Growing up in a lively house of 5 children (along with goats, sheep, chickens, and duck children) Carl has patience and compassion for all things. Carl’s passion for music has led him across half of the world, and he continues to keep his hands and voice busy with musical instruments everyday. His passion for healing and massage has brought him to a newly-found career, he is excited about the experiences that lay ahead. Carl is happy to help those who are courageous enough to ask for it, with a special interest in neuromuscular techniques and releasing trigger points and knots through tight parts of the body. Carl is an exceptional listener and takes pride in working with clients to meet their needs for each session.

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Kat Shields is a licensed massage therapist in the State of Maine, as well as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. A year-round resident of Bar Harbor she loves spending time hiking, photographing Mount Desert Island and listening to music. Kat uses the skills she acquired from completion of the LMT program at Acadia School of Massage to best serve her clients by listening to their needs and applying the right techniques for them to help a wide range of clients. Her massage skills include Swedish, therapeutic deep tissue, prenatal, neuromuscular, hot stone, sports massage and spa modalities.
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