Get to know our team!


The Bloom at Lotus Family


Melissa Bloom-Doerschuk

Owner & Founder

Melissa has been honing her craft for over two decades since graduating from cosmetology school. She started her career working at a mom and pop salon in Kent, Ohio, and immediately fell in love with the intimate setting. In the following years, Melissa worked at a number of salons across Ohio and Florida as she continued to fine-tune her art. 

Her career continued to evolve when she had the incredible opportunity to return to Ohio and work with two Lead Paul Mitchell Educators doing platform work and artistry.   Continuing to push herself to new limits, Melissa trained in massage in Toledo, falling in love with the ability to help people through the use of finely tuned massage techniques. 

In 2009 Melissa decided that she wanted to have more control over her work environment and curate place of peace and enjoyment for clients and co-workers alike. 

She feels that she is blessed to do so many different things that she loves, considers hair her art medium, while massage is therapeutic as it provides her peace at heart to be able to help others.


Laura Bair

Massage Therapist

Laura originally went to school for physical therapy but realized that massage therapy was her true calling. With more than ten years of experience in the industry, she considers the decision to pursue this passion the best choice that she has ever made. She loves the personal connection that she is able to develop with her clients, having the opportunity to listen to their needs and craft a massage therapy plan just for them. To Laura, Bloom at Lotus is like a family, and she strives to make sure that each client feels right at home each time that they visit. 


Catlin Shafer

Caitlin is a licensed massage therapist with over fifteen years of experience. An integral part of the Bloom at Lotus team, her quick wit, and exuberant personality will ensure that your visit is both joyous and memorable. Life is full of stressors, but we all deserve to take some time for ourselves to unwind and celebrate life in the here and now. Caitlin will help you do just that, so whether you are in need of a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure, schedule an appointment with her today, stop in, and enjoy life together. 


David Doerschuk

Among his many titles, of course, the top of the list has to be Melissa's husband! David is Bloom at Lotus' resident handyman and artisan, helping transform each of Melissa and the girls' latest visions for the space into a reality.  In addition, he has been studying massage, really becoming a full-fledged member of the team. Hats off to you, David, for helping to build this little slice of paradise for the rest of us! 


Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is the Spa's resident certified therapy dog. What could be better than a day at the Spa, you ask? A PUPPY, OBVIOUSLY! If you are lucky enough to be chosen, she will snuggle up with you free of charge! Stop in and get your puppy fix today.