03/25/2008 at 02:00 PM EDT
Now notorious gubernatorial call girl Ashley Dupré spent some time relaxing and bonding with her mom in her hometown this past weekend.
Dupre and her mom indulged in massages Saturday at the Hand & Stone Massage Spa in Spring Lake Heights, N.J., which borders her childhood home in Wall. "I know she's been under a lot of stress so I hope we relaxed her," a source at the spa told PEOPLE.
The 22-year-old – best known for her involvement in the political scandal that led to the resignation of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer
– was recently called "a strong, independent woman" by friends discussing the scandal.
And former classmates
at Wall High School in Wall Township, N.J., also offered a generally positive portrait – though Dupré only attended through her sophomore year.