Emily Coker grew up in Colorado, a haven for the lifelong nature lover who spent most of her free time hiking, biking, and skiing. Through her various athletic activities, she grew to understand the connection between having healthy muscles and a happy life. This realization spurred her to pursue a massage-therapy license. In 2010, Emily founded Essential Wellness Day Spa with aestheticians and health counselors.
Together, the women help clients to achieve overall wellness through skincare and bodywork services as well as long-term lifestyle changes. Drawing from her athletic background, Emily specializes in corrective, rather than relaxing, massage modalities, including deep-tissue, sports-injury, and neuromuscular therapy. Aestheticians oversee the skincare and waxing portions of the spa, and health counselors encourage patients and their families to adopt healthier eating habits through minor changes such as choosing healthy snacks or only eating desserts shaped like broccoli.