Our Mission


Welcome to Sweet Serenity Massage and Salt Therapy, where we aim to relax the world - one client at a time. We are a Holistic Health company driven to help our community have a natural, clean, relaxing environment to heal and breathe easy. Whether you are looking for physical or mental healing, we have something for you. So, come get salted with us!


…And who we are.


"Sweet" is defined as pleasing, fresh, and gracious, and "Serenity" is defined as serene, tranquil, and calm. Our name shows the focus and direction of our facility. By offering salt therapy and therapeutic massage, we take a holistic approach to good health and wellness. Salt therapy provides our clients with a drug-free alternative - for better respiratory/skin health.


While salt therapy, is not meant to be a replacement for medical treatment, the salt room's peaceful setting encourages healing tranquility. With the use of precise therapeutic massage techniques, our educated therapists: clear the body and mind of unwanted stress, improve circulation and promote relaxation. With every massage uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each client. Our goal is to make each client feels rejuvenated, renewed, and refreshed.


Fran Hasekoester - LMT

Massage Therapist/Owner

Fran Hasekoester received her training from the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage and has been a massage therapist for 14 years. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is licensed in both Kentucky and Ohio.  Fran is certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation as a BWC provider. Along the way, she has acquired additional training in Precision Neuromuscular Techniques, Prenatal Massage, Cold Stone Therapy for Migraines, and Craniosacral Therapy. Fran is also certified to teach "Baby's First Massage".  This program teaches new parents basic massage techniques that will help improve the parent-child bonding that is so important in the early stages of life.  In addition to this, for fun and relaxation, she likes to treat her clients to salt body scrubs, hot salt stones, facial toning massage and now introducing a body contouring technique called lypossage. 


Tara - LMT

Massage Therapist

Tara is a 2014 graduate from Gateway Community and Technical College. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tara specializes in Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone, Hot Salt Stone, Bamboo, and Cold Stone Therapy. Each session is tailored to her clients' needs.


Kristie Bach Parnell - LMT

Massage Therapist

Kristie obtained her massage certification from Cumberland Institute in Brentwood, TN. Some of the modalities were Swedish, Acupressure, and Cranio-sacral therapy. Since graduating in 2014, she has taken continuing education classes including; Sacred Lomi, Deep tissue, Fascial freedom, Reiki, and Himalayan Salt Stone. In 2018 she completed a 100-hour certification in Esalen Massage®. This certification, in particular, has helped to define her style of massage, which combines slow, nurturing, long strokes along with more specific work for areas in need of attention, allowing her to incorporate active and still work as needed into customized sessions. Kristie attended Lexington Healing Arts Academy and completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2020. She is a licensed massage therapist in KY and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.


Donna LaDu - LMT, CMLDT

Massage Therapist

Donna LaDu has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2015.  Her experience has taught her to customize the session to a client’s needs whether the need is therapeutic, relaxation, or a combination of both.  Her specialized therapeutic skills include: Prenatal Massage, Oncology Massage, Neuropathy Massage, Reiki, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). To enhance a client's relaxation, she enjoys offering salt scrubs and facial toning massages. She received her massage training(s) in MI, her MLD certification of the Vodder technique in KY, is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and loves to fulfill her passion of helping others through touch modalities. 


Patty Toolen - LMT

Massage Therapist

Patty studied massage therapy through the Myotherapy Institute of Utah. Her hands-on trainers were Peggy Roberts and Nora Hale in Hebron, Kentucky. She specializes in Swedish massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. Patty's training with these have taught her that the body will tell you what is wrong if you let it. She says massage therapy is the best to get the body back on track and gain some insight as to what it may need to be for future care. She calls this Body Awareness. When you schedule with Patty you probably won't hear anything you don't already know, but it's confirmation of what you may have been thinking.


Karen Hillard - LMT

Massage Therapist

Karen Hillard has been an LMT for 11 years. She began her career doing in-home massage and hospice massage for St. Elizabeth. More recently, Karen has worked in a chiropractic environment. Her focus included the neck, upper, and lower back—working with many clients suffering from whiplash and other accident-related injuries. Karen's specialties include Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Facial Massage for TMJ, and Sports Massage.

When you schedule a Therapeutic Massage with Karen, you can expect firm pressure with Stretching techniques and Trigger Point therapy. Each session, she individualizes, focusing on your concerns and addressing your body and your event.  She will be available by appointment on Fridays and Saturdays.