About Our Shop

We’re not just a place, We’re an experience!

We are a small boutique Skin & Body Centre in the heart of Lilydale overlooking the Mount Dandenong landscape.  Essential Treatments Lilydale first opened its doors in 2015 and in that short time has established a firm reputation in the area for delivering high quality skin and Body treatments.

For the time that you spend at Essential Treatments – Skin & Body Centre, our priority is to help you relax and feel comfortable in a very hygienic environment, using high quality professional products.

Why Choose Us

We enhance the beauty in each client and we bring empowerment to your everyday living through our commitment to:

Quality: Quality Product, Quality Service delivered by Quality Staff each time

Hospitality: An escape from everyday stress and have a sanctuary to enjoy time just for you

Community: Promoting health, beauty and well-being through services and network bonding

Who We Are

Our Vision

Team work is our most valuable asset which ensures our clients are always number one, while dedication to education and innovation will sustain our future growth to stay ahead in our industry.

Our Mission

To promote confidence and self awareness of our client’s body and body image to empower them for continued personal growth by –

* Providing and open and spacious environment that is Hygienic, comfortable and supportive.

* Continually evolving and growing our business to meet the challenges and demands of our clients. 

* Providing competent, confident staff that continually up[date their professional skills.

Our Team

Maria McCarthy

Maria McCarthy


Maria McCarthy, the owner of Essential Treatments Lilydale – Skin & Body Centre, has had a successful career working for herself in various salons before opening this salon in 2015. With over 30 years of experience in the Beauty Industry, starting from her original business “Evolution of Self” in Lilydale.
Taking a break from business, Maria was elected as Councillor for Yarra Ranges Council 2012-2016, and Mayor 2014-2015.
2015 saw the start of Essential Treatments – Beauty Body Lounge in Lilydale, nestled in a quiet location overlooking Mount Dandenong.




Anita has completed her Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Anita brings with her a wealth of experience gained from running two of her own businesses.
Anita has updated her skills to include, Organicspa facials, IPL hair removal and spray tanning.
Anita’s passion are eyebrows and is happy discuss your concerns and ideas to help you to create the look that you are after.




Carmel has completed her certificate III in Beauty Therapy.
She specialises in nail services that includes Bio Sculpture nail and CND Shellac application.

Carmel is focused on providing great care for her clients in nail care as well as IPL/SHR Laser hair removal and waxing.




Connie has completed her Certificate III in Beauty Therapy.

She is vivacious and has her clients feeling like they are catching up with one of their best friends.

Connie speciality is make-up and enjoys sharing her creativity with clients.

Connie has updated her skills in spray tanning, IPL/SHR Laser hair removal and Organicspa facials.




Myff has worked in various salons across Melbourne, NSW and Edinburgh, Scotland

She takes great pride in her work and enjoys making her clients feel relaxed and comfortable with in themselves. She is trained in waxing, tinting, relaxation massage electrolysis, facials, manicures and pedicures including shellac and gel nails Makeup Spray tanning.

Myff has updated her skills to include Bio sculpture nails, Organicspa facials, spray tanning and IPL hair removal.

Reach Us


36A Hardy Street,
Lilydale 3140


+61 3 9735 0009

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