Essential Kneads
Massage Therapy

Downtown Grafton, Ohio

At Essential Kneads Massage Therapy, we are focused on providing our services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!


Who We Are

Our mission at Essential Kneads Massage Therapy is to encourage and enhance whole body wellness through a variety of different massage modalities.

All services are provided by highly-trained professional massage therapists and estheticians who are licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board or The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and are fully insured.



Not only would I recommend Essential Kneads, I have already done so. I came in for some relief for my sore back, hip and shoulder/neck area. I left feeling better and continued to improve. I had been having a nagging headache that I attributed to the weather fluctuations and the dryness in my home. Char mentioned that some of her work on my neck muscles could help that. Lo and behold, the headache gradually disappeared and has not come back. The facility is very clean, warm, pleasant and welcoming. The massage therapists are all extremely good. I truly enjoy every part of the experience including the obvious physical benefits.
Jean F.
Char is the best is all i can say cause that says it ALL..!!!!
                           -Cevin M.
I feel totally relaxed during any massage I have had there. They are professional and have great prices. Am looking forward to the couples massage my husband and I have bought for the future.
                                               -Debbie D.


Char and her team do a great job. She has helped me so much with easing my neck pain. Thanks !!!
                                                   -Dave P.


Wonderful! Everything about it..... !!!
                                                        -Sue R.


We went to Essential Kneads for my bachelorette party and it was absolutely amazing! We were able to rent out the facility for our private party and they even stayed way after hours to accommodate us. Such a wonderful staff, gracious hosts, and beautiful setup. The Ashiatsu massage is to die for! I will never go back to a massage given with hands again!!! Will definitely be back!!!

                               -Tabby N.


Char - The Ashiatsu massage is AMAZING. The facility you provide is beautiful and restful - we had such a great time with you at our Bridal/Bachelorette party. Thank you for providing such an amazing experience for the bride, her bridal party, and her friends that were along for the ride! You are amazing.

                                               -Jennifer S.

I got introduced to Charline a couple of years ago. I hosted a ladies weekend the last couple of years. I asked Charline if she was interested in giving chair massages - 1st year was 60 women. The ladies asked if she was coming back the second year. Absolutely - for 101 women. She was a hit both years!
Her cheerful, positive and kind personality was what drew me in at first. I trusted her personality immediately to be my massage therapist. Her expertise and knowledge of numerous areas of massage therapy is going to take her far. The miles I ride on my motorcycle give me quite the workout at times. A call made to Charline always gets me in to see her as soon as she can fit me in. The care of her clients that she gives each and every one of us is second to none. Her attitude is of "wellness" and "caring". I feel she is the best fit for me as my massage therapist, therefore, I recommend her to all my friends and acquaintances whenever possible. Keep doing what you're doing, Char! Be proud!
                                         -Connie H.


I've known Charline since 2007 when I started working at the Cleveland Clinic.  She moved on and began working for the company I am currently at.  

She was studying massage therapy while she worked and I always remember her talking about having a business one day.  I wasn't surprised at all to see the Facebook Page for Essential Kneads.  

I've been on a weight loss journey for close to two years.  I always see and hear my favorite bodybuilders talk about how great massage therapy has helped them recover from intense exercise.  So, I thought I'd give it a try.  And, oh my gosh!  I couldn't be happier!  I had Char work on my legs the first few times I went in.  I was experiencing a lot of tightness in my legs but she was able to work out the kinks and actually helped me improve my 5K run time from 35 minutes to 30 minutes!!!  A goal I've been trying to reach for the last year.  I encourage all athletes to get regular massage therapy to help your muscles heal and repair better.  This has been one of the greatest decisions I've made.

I couldn't be happier with Charline for following her dreams!  You Rock!!!

                                                  -Jay M.


I met Erin Koch at a CrossFit competition who was able to work on me between events. I really enjoyed her touch and she was able to address my injuries and concerns. After visiting her in Grafton, I definitely believe that she and Essential Kneads are a great place to go for both relaxing and therapeutic massages. The space itself is very clean, inviting, and close to my home.

                          -Sam H.


Essential Kneads is my absolute favorite place to go for massages! Char is incredibly talented, knowledgeable, and professional. I recommend her to everyone I know!

                                                    -Kim D.


I have seen Charline four times now, once a week for half an hour. She is the owner as well as the one of three operators. I have also been fortunate to have Kim do my massage therapy in the past. I would STRONGLY recommend this massage facility. They are very precise and attentive to your specific needs.  They have various styles of therapy for tackling my aches and pains. They are all licensed massage therapists and attend continued education. I have been to many massage facility's but rate this one on top. They offer half hour or full hour massages, again depending on your needs. Charline gave me the most specific and therapeutic sciatic nerve relief ever!

The facility is located in the center of Grafton and has parking in the front, side and back. The inside of the facility is immaculate. I have never had to wait even a minute for my therapy. If I did have to wait, the waiting area is very welcoming.

I pay $40.00 for a half hour which is right inline with other therapists. She has a rewards program and various discounts that apply.

If you are looking for a relaxing massage or therapy, LOOK NO FURTHER!

                                     -Mel M.


Hands down the best massage therapy location in Cleveland. Absolutely love it here!

                                            -Natalie M.


Char is an awesome massage therapist!! She puts her whole heart and body into it!!! I'm excited for her new business opportunity and I encourage you to schedule your massage!!!

                                                             -Tacey L.


I have gone to Charline for various reasons! I have NEVER been let down! I've gone for relaxation, competition, 5k runs and when I have needed a little extra TLC somewhere! She listens to what you say, is friendly, accommodating and gives the BEST massage ever! Relaxation, hot stone and facials, I have had them and she is amazing!! What are you waiting for? Make an appointment, you won't regret it!

                                                                                             -Danielle Y.


Char is amazing! I won't go anywhere else. Will definitely recommend to everyone I know! 

                                     -Rebecca R.