DANIEL FRANCOEUR, Owner and Educator




Daniel Francoeur is a licensed aesthetician and orthotherapist for over 18 years. He fell in love with the spa industry in 1999 when he started 'Little House Spa' in Cumberland, ON. Little House Spa was a destination spa; a square timber house on 80 acres of Ontario countryside with 3 acres of gardens and walking paths. It was a place where women and men could get away; where men felt comfortable to equally partake in a taste of spa life.

From these experiences, Daniel realized that the needs of men were not being met in the industry outside of 'Little House Spa'. "Men want to take care of themselves, but there is a lack of education in the industry regarding men's issues, such as unsafe treatment modalities, contraindicative ingredients in products and improper customer service experiences".

In 2004, Daniel moved out of the countryside and recreated Bodé Spa for Men in Ottawa. Since then, Daniel and the professional team at Bodé have gained local, national and even international attention for providing education to others regarding male-focused care.

What has fuelled the business model behind Bodé is Daniel's passion for education. "I want to help others create a welcoming, relaxed space for men, and to be able to back it up with educated services and effective products that work".

Daniel has recently opened up a Bodé location in Toronto, called Bodé Studio. "We found that our clients in Toronto are quite bound to their home and work districts. The Studio is a space that is simply meant for you and your therapist; an upscale one on one environment with all the services you would expect from a larger spa".

Daniel enjoys sharing his expertise within the industry, whether it be providing education to therapists or being hired as a consultant to help other spas improve their operations and become stronger businesses.


Bodé Spa - Ottawa



HOLLY FRANCOEUR, Esthetics, Massage Practitioner (MP), Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP)


Bodé has been a part of Holly's life since she was young. Understanding the mission behind Bodé, paired with her interest in helping others, she joined the team in 2016. Holly added the CMP certificate with the North American School of Podology to her skill set. She looks forward to adding aromatherapy to her massage practice in the near future.

“I have always worked in hospitality services, but I wanted something more care-oriented. At Bodé, I have the ability to help people and to educate them.”


Bodé Spa - Toronto



AHARON TROTTIER Owner, Esthetics, Massage Practitioner (MP), Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP), yoga instructor


Aharon has been with Bodé for approximately 5 years, having worked as Spa Manager and as a therapist. He has expanded his practice by taking the CMP certificate with the North American School of Podology, and by taking advanced skin care courses with the International Dermal Institute. Aharon's skills from his previous career in education are strong assets at Bodé.

“The focus of my work is on the health and wellness of my clients; of making them feel better about themselves. I want them to feel like they're ready to take on the rest of their week ahead.”


CASSIE HARRETT Esthetics, Massage Practitioner (MP)


Cassie joined the Bodé team in the summer of 2016. She studied at George Brown College and is looking forward to developing her passion for skin care even further. Prior to her career in esthetics, Cassie had studied Criminal Psychology.

“I chose to become an esthetician because I want to do something that helps people to improve their physical and mental health, while also making them happy. When a client walks away feeling more confident, I know that I've made a difference.”



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