Essential Kneads
Massage Therapy

Downtown Grafton, Ohio

Our Team

Masters of converting massage into customer satisfaction

Jennah Davis, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist
Jennah graduated at the top of her class in the massage therapy program from Hocking College in December 2013. Shortly after graduation, she learned she had a daughter on the way due later that year. After moving back home, she continued to study with the determination to begin her career after she gave birth, knowing how valuable the power of touch can be. After birth, her desire to change lives through massage only increased.

Jennah was blessed to have a knowledgeable professor who was also a Chiropractor. Learning the best of both worlds, her in-depth training included deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, hot stone therapy, ashiatsu, and pregnancy massage. She plans to continue her education in reflexology and manual lymph drainage.

Initially attending college for physical therapy assisting, Jennah didn’t transfer to the massage therapy program until she asked a physical therapist what secondary degree they would want their PTA’s to have. The answer: massage therapy. She didn’t realize that she had spent much of her life giving massages to fellow athletes in high school before events and family members to relax until after she began classes. She was a natural and intuitive in listening to soft tissue response.

Jennah is available for appointments on
Sunday's from 10am-4pm
Monday's from 5pm-8pm
Tuesday's from 5pm-8pm

and Wednesday's from 6pm-8pm

I always get great service and a fantastic massage !!!
                                                                               -Christopher W.

My husband bought me a gift certificate for a relaxation massage and this was my first professional massage. I had Jennah who done an amazing job. I came out feeling refreshed. I already have scheduled my next appointment and plan to keep rescheduling. It’s a great business! 
                                                         -Haley W.

Our Team

Masters of converting massage into customer satisfaction

Steffany Osborn, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Steffany graduated at the top of her class in the Massage Therapy Program at EHOVE Career Center in October 2017. She has formerly received a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the College of Education and Human Development at BGSU. She decided she wanted to expand her education to help people, by inspiring and educating them about health and healing through the art of bodywork and fitness

Steffany was a BGSU cheerleader for 5 years and now coaches her hometown high school cheer team. She enjoys fitness and nutrition and believes it is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to Swedish Massage and Chair Massage, Steffany specializes and enjoys working with therapeutic techniques including; Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release Therapy, and Trigger Point Therapy. She also has experience in Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Hot Stone Therapy.

Steffany is available for appointments on

Monday's from 9am-3pm

Tuesday's from 9am-3pm

Wednesday's from 9am-3pm

Thursday's from 2pm-7pm

and Friday's from 9am-3pm

Steffany worked my right shoulder extensively and it is feeling much better.

                                                                                                       -Jim D.

You understand my concerns and needs and address them works out good every time thanks!

                                                                                     -Scott B.

Every area of concern was addressed and treated well, I felt very pampered! Thank you, Steffany!

                                                                                                      -Jenn D.

Steffany gave the best massage I have ever had. Will always do Ashiatsu from now on. 

                                                                                    -Rob H.

Our Team

Masters of converting massage into customer satisfaction

Brittany Stark, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Brittany graduated from Ohio College of Massotherapy in October of 2015. In addition to meeting new people, she most enjoys educating others; especially on how massage can help their bodies. Of course, most know their own body best, but we don't always listen to it. It's important to her to help everyone understand the ways their body can connect and that sometimes when we hurt in one area it could be caused by an entirely different issue near by. That's why Brittany feels communication is key to understanding an individuals body as well as why and how massage can and will help.

Brittany specializes in Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Thermal Therapy, and Aromatherapy services such as hand, foot, and facial treatments. She has also mastered the use of therapy tools such as hot and/or cold stones to achieve the best results during therapeutic sessions. Brittany is also certified in Thai massage and is very excited to introduce anyone and everyone interested in experiencing this unique but increasingly popular form of body work.

Brittany is available for appointments on
Various Sunday's from 11am-3pm
Monday's from 1:45pm-6:45pm,

Tuesday's from 12:30pm-7pm
Thursday's 12pm-2pm and 5pm-7:30pm

and Various Saturday's 11am-3pm

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!

                                                                -Jacob M.

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!

                                                                                                              -David P.

Masters of converting massage into customer satisfaction

Michele Harbaugh, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Michele graduated from the Medical Massage Therapy program at Cuyahoga Community College in August of 2017 with over 850 hours of education. She received her license from the Ohio State Medical Board in September 2017. 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. 

Michele specializes in Therapeutic Techniques including; Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, as well as Orthopedic Assessment, Swedish Massage, and Chair Massage. In addition to those specialties, Michele will soon be trained in Pregnancy Massage and Hot Stone Therapy. 

Michele is available for appointments on

Wednesday's from 10am-12:30pm

and Various Saturday's from 10am-4pm

I feel great today! Michelle was able to really address my knots and ease the pain I was having.

                                                                               -Beth W.

Wonderful experience. Definitely will be back!
                                                                 -Dawn D.

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!!

                                                                                                                          -Logan H.

Masters of converting energy work into customer satisfaction

Emily Barrett, RMT

Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner

Emily received her Reiki Master certification in October of 2016 while pregnant with her son. She has a wide range of knowledge in holistic and metaphysical modalities and integrates them into her practice.

Emily incorporates the use of healing crystals, diffusing essential oils, and offers an intuitive approach making sure the session that each client receives is personalized to fit their particular needs. Energy healing is a passion of hers because she always strives to help people; and energetic well-being is an often overlooked aspect of a person’s overall health. Being an RMT, Emily has the ability to perform Reiki on clients as well as teach it to others.

Emily is available for appointments on

Tuesday's from 2pm-8pm

Thursday's from 9am-12pm

and Sunday's 10am-4pm

Our Team

Masters of converting massage into customer satisfaction

Charline Kennedy, LMT

Owner & Licensed Massage Therapist

Charline began her massage journey by enrolling at The Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage in March 2011. She graduated in November 2012 and received her Ohio state medical board license in February 2013. After gaining valuable experience while working for various chiropractors and massage practices she was able to branch out and start Essential Kneads Massage Therapy in January 2015.

Since graduation, Charline has studied to become a certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage Therapist and is trained in pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and newborn/infant massage. In July 2015 she received her Bare Foot Masters certification and now practices Ashiatsu Bar Therapy. She is also trained in swedish, deep tissue, hot stone therapy, thermal therapy, sports massage, and 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.

*Not currently accepting new clients.*

Kim Young, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist
Kim is a graduate of Ohio College of Massotherapy and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10 years. She specializes in Swedish Massage and Therapeutic techniques including; Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy.

*Not currently accepting new clients.*