About Us / Philosophy - Beauty Therapy & Massage @ The Essentials, Coopers Beach
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We continually strive to educate ourselves (and you!) about products and treatments
to keep you informed of what we believe to be the best treatments and products to get results


Director & Senior Therapist

Ula has been working as a massage therapist since 1995, studying at the prestigious Auckland College of Therapeutic Massage. Her inital focus was on sports so after graduating working intitially with the Bay of Plenty rugby league team which lead to work with other international rugby and league teams and professional sports people.


In 1996 she went into the spa industry moving to head therapist and then Spa manager which lead to her studying aromatherapy in 2002. From this she went into working with the elderly applying the principals of aromatherapy alongside medical practice.


In 2004, with her interest in skin health she went on to study Beauty Therapy at Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies and gained many years of experience as a beauty therapist in spas, lodges and resorts including Northland’s Peppers Carrington resort and the exclusive Kauri Cliffs Lodge.

Throughout her career she has continued her studying in post graduate courses including, cosmetic chemistry, skin analysis, oncology massage, myofascial work, neuromuscular therapy etc….

She is now proud to direct her own business located in Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay  and is passionate about skin health and nutrition and uses organic and natural beauty products, essential oils as well as performing expert skin analysis and cosmetic chemistry consultations and natural skincare.


Formal qualifications:

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy (CIBTAC)
  • Certificate in Advanced skin Analysis
  • Level 2 Certificate – Sport & Leisure
  • Level 2 Certificate – Bach Flowers
  • Certificate in Holistic Massage (ACM)
  • Certificate in Ear Candling
  • Diploma of Aromatherapy (NZCTM)


Here at The Essentials we continually strive to educate ourselves and our clients informing you of what we believe to be the best treatments and products to get results.


If we don’t know the answers then we endeavour to find out and if we can’t help you we will help to point you in the right direction and to the right people so you can continue to get the best results you can.


We believe in motivating our clients to making the relavant and applicable tweaks and changes to certain aspects of your lifestyle, diet or regiemes that empower you to manage and improve whatever aspect you are wanting to address.


From strained muscles or stress management to skin care routines – our goal is to help you feel your best and to take care of you so you look and feel amazing!


Educating, informing, motivating and empowering clients to get the best results with a holistic perspective.