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 Baranowski

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

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Emmy Emery

Hair Stylist
Emmy grew up on MDI and is now raising her family locally. She joined the Salon Naturelles team in early 2019 after she obtained her license. Emmy creates a relaxed environment and enjoys making her clients look and feel their best by crafting a beautiful look that fits her guest’s needs and personality. She is our resident makeup artist, an avid makeup lover and is knowledgeable on many different techniques and fashions in the beauty biz.

Whether you are ready for a complete new look or want to maintain a classic style Emmy has you covered.

She offers: manicures, spa pedicures, men and women’s hair cuts, all over colors, highlights, balayaging, as well as makeup and hair styles for special occasions.

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Alyssa Kaiser

Licensed Aesthetician

Maine native Alyssa Kaiser is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated from Aveda Institute Maine in 2017. Her passion for beauty started as a young girl doing dance classes and watching her mom do her makeup. Alyssa loves to educate and make her clients comfortable in their skin.  Alyssa specializes in waxing, lashes, boleyn treatment and microneedling.

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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
Georgia grew up on the land and waters of beautiful Mount Desert Island. As the daughter of a local fisherman and business owner, Georgia has a unique understanding of what a blessing it is to live in the beautiful state of Maine. She graduated from Acadia School of Massage and is proficient in many modalities. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Technique, Sports Massage, Swedish, Prenatal Massage and spa treatments such as body wraps, body polishes and hydrotherapy foot baths. She truly enjoys being able to offer pain relief, balance and increased mobility as well as deep relaxation to her clients. Georgia is passionate about being present with those she works with and helping them along their personal wellness journey the best she can.
As a local, Georgia loves sharing her knowledge of MDI and is a great person to ask about local hiking trails, restaurants and fun things to do while visiting our beautiful island.
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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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