Charline Kennedy, LMT
Charline began her massage journey by enrolling at The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in 2011. She graduated 2 years later and received her Ohio State medical board license in 2013. After gaining valuable experience while working for various chiropractic and massage therapy practices she was able to branch out and started Essential Kneads Massage Therapy in 2015.
Since earning her license, Charline has studied to become a certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage Therapist and is trained in pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and newborn/infant massage. She then received her Bare Foot Masters certification and practices Ashiatsu Bar Therapy as well as Fijian massage. Additionally, Charline specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, hot stone therapy, thermal therapies, sports massage, IASTM technique using Rock Blades and cupping, as well as techniques used for relieving headaches, sinus issues, and TMJD.
After spending nearly 10 years in the accounting/finance field, Charline decided it was time to follow her heart and her hands. Having learned first hand how effective massage can be in the healing of her own injuries she fell in love with the power of touch. She is thankful everyday and couldn't be happier to have been able to pursue her passion and dream of being a massage therapist.
Hot Stone Therapy
Mother: Pregnancy Massage
Bare Foot Masters: Ashiatsu Massage
RockTape: FMT Kinesiology Taping
Monday: 10am-5pm (Wellington)
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm (Grafton)
Thursday: 11:30am-7pm (Grafton)
Friday: 10am-4pm (Wellington)
Steffany Osborn, LMT
Monday: 9am-3:45pm (Grafton)
Tuesday: 3pm-9pm (Wellington)
Wednesday: 3pm-9pm (Wellington)
Thursday: 12pm-7pm (Wellington)
Friday: 9am-2pm (Grafton)
Michele Harbaugh, LMT
Michele graduated from the Medical Massage Therapy program at Cuyahoga Community College and received her license in 2017 with over 850 hours of education. She enjoys meeting new people and is passionate about health, wellness, and how the benefits of massage therapy can help the community. She wants to assist people in finding relief from different injuries and other various issues.
specializes in Therapeutic Techniques including; Deep Tissue,
Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release
Technique, Muscle Energy
Technique, Cupping/Blading, as well as Orthopedic Assessment, Swedish
Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Facial Treatments, and
Massage. In addition to those specialties, Michele will soon be trained
in Sports Massage, Ashiatsu, Aromatherapy, and IASTM by RockTape.
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Monday: 11am-7pm (Grafton)
Wednesday: 10am-6pm (Grafton)
Friday: 10am-5pm (Grafton)
Saturday (Various): 10am-4pm (Grafton)
Brittany Scherban, LMT
Tuesday: 10am-5:15pm (Grafton)
Kim Young, LMT
Nicole Yount, LMT
Nicole graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in 2020. She began her journey in the nursing field
where she has worked for the past 12 years due to her passion for helping others heal and
continues that passion through the power of touch and massage. She
enjoys meeting new people and sharing her knowledge of the benefits
massage can bring.
Sunday (Various): 12pm-5pm (Grafton)
Monday: 12pm-7pm (Grafton)
Wednesday: 12pm-9pm (Grafton)
Thursday: 12pm-7pm (Grafton)
Friday: 12pm-5pm (Grafton)
Lori Widener, LMT
Monday: 12pm-6pm (Wellington)
Tuesday: 10am-2pm (Wellington)
Wednesday: 10am-2pm (Wellington)
Thursday: 12pm-7pm (Wellington)
Saturday (Various): 10am-3pm (Wellington)
Megan Vaccaro, LMT
Monday: 4:15pm-6:45pm (Grafton)
Saturday: 9am-3pm (Grafton)
Sunday: 10am-5pm (Grafton)
Karen Krupp, LMT
Karen was a graduate of Harmony Path School of Massage in 2002. As a full time Mom and needing to make a career move, Karen’s passion for health wellness and touch led her to a career in massage. As an avid outdoor person she knows the benefits of taking care of your body.
Karen’s trained in numerous modalities over the years: Swedish, Neuromuscular Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone massage along with Ashiatsu Deep Feet and Ashi-Thai on the Table. Karen also studied Reconnective Healing which is an energy work that she uses through her, and not in itself, to add into your session, restoring and aligning your energy body.
She is an advocate of your session being
about you and making sure you are feeling the most relaxed, cared for,
heard and understood.
Wednesday: 10am-2:15pm (Grafton)
Thursday: 12:30pm-7pm (Grafton)
Christine is passionate about helping and healing others. Suffering from Fibromyalgia she understands pain and hopes to assist other with similar ailments. After many years of curiosity, she enrolled in the JVS esthetics program in 2017 and graduated in 2018. She is now ready and able to pursue her dream career. Christine feels that this is what she was meant to do.
Christine specializes in skin analysis, skin care products, basic facials, prescriptive facials, extractions, facial massage, arm and hand massages, shoulder and neck massages, body scrubs and wraps, face and body hair removal, use of electrical equipment for treatments, application of skin peels and exfoliants, as well as professional and corrective make-up application.
Tuesday: 4:15pm-7pm (Grafton)
Wednesday: 4:15pm-7pm (Grafton)
Thursday: 4:15pm-7pm (Grafton)
Friday: 10am-2pm (Grafton)
Sidney has always shown an interest in how the human body functions, doing best in anatomy and honors biology throughout highschool. Originally Sidney was going to pursue a career as a registered nurse. Although, months before graduating in 2017 she discovered her love for treating people’s skin, and strange enough, popping pimples.
The summer after graduating she came across the class to become a licensed esthetician located in the 2017 LCJVS catalog. Shortly after, her skincare journey began! Sidney graduated from the Lorain County JVS in October of 2018. Sidney is passionate about her career choice and enjoys helping others to feel confident in their own skin.
Sidney specializes in skin analysis, skin care products, signature facials, specifically targeted facials, extractions, facial massage, hand and arm massage, full-body relaxation massage, body scrubs and wraps, face and body hair removal, use of advanced equipment for treatments, application of skin peels and exfoliants, as well as professional make-up application.
Monday: 2pm-7pm (Grafton)
Tuesday: 2pm-8pm (Wellington)
Wednesday: 2pm-8pm (Wellington)
Thursday: 10am-2pm (Wellington)
Friday: 2pm-6pm (Wellington)
You understand my concerns and needs and address them works out good every time thanks!
I always get great service and a fantastic massage !!!
Very professional, felt very comfortable, and I also felt very relieved and less tense afterwards which is exactly what I wanted! Definitely would recommend and I’ll certainly be going again!
Brittany is a tremendously talented massage therapist. I went in with a killer headache and lots of tension. When I left, I was pain-free, relaxed, and in a completely better place. This is an outstanding studio!
I feel great today! Michelle was able to really address my knots and ease the pain I was having.
I took my daughter to Michelle because of her lower back pain/achy. She did a wonderful job and my daughter felt so much better. Also, my daughter is on a HS Swim Team and Michelle did some stretching on her which also helped tremendously!!