About Us

  Many of us have forgotten what it feels like to relax; taking care of our families and professional commitments, social time with our friends, maintaining our homes and property - all these things keep us on the go non-stop.  Massages are like 'reset buttons' for your body.  By relaxing your tired and overstressed muscles, you will have less pain, be more flexible, sleep better, and even feel less anxiety.  Each session will be different, and is based on what is going on with your body that day. Each therapist has a unique style created by years of practice and every session will be tailored to your needs.  Whether you book a Swedish massage for relaxation, deep tissue or trigger therapy for specific work on chronic issues, or the most luxurious deep work of all - ashiatsu - you will ...
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Essential Bodywork and Massage

153 Park Avenue

Amherst , OH 44001 map it

(440) 984-5757

License: #33.023312

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I would definitely recommend Essential Bodywork and Massage! The space is beautiful, very relaxing and the massage therapists are great.

    First time getting a massage and it was wonderful. Heather made me feel very comfortable. She is amazing I will be booking again soon.

  • It was great

    Very relaxing and left feeling so much better!

  • The atmosphere is very peaceful and relaxing. The temperature of the room was comfortable and I was asked if it was so.

    The building was cozy, had elegant lighting and ambiance. You start to feel relaxed even before your massage.

  • Awesome massage! Would highly recommend

    I was happy that I was able to schedule my appointment online for the same day because I was in so much pain from muscle knots in my shoulders. The atmosphere was very calming.

  • Heather has a unique massage routine. So perfect. I cannot express how happy I was with my experience. Very professional

    This was my first massage ever. Very professional and enjoyable!

Deep Tissue Massage

$45
30min
$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
$135
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Myofascial Release

$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
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Ashiatsu Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
$145
120min
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Cold Stone Migraine and Sinus Therapy

$40
30min
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Relaxation / Swedish Massage

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
$95
90min
$135
120min
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Reiki

$35
30min
$65
60min
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Hot Stone Massage

$50
45min
$75
60min
$105
90min
$150
120min
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The Express Relief

$55
45min
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Sports Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$65
60min
$95
90min
Select

Foot Reflexology

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
Select

Deep Tissue or Relaxation Fusion Massage

$125
90min
Select

Acupressure Cupping

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Spa Facial Massage

$40
30min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
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Dawn H.

License: OH #33.023312

42 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$45
30min
$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
$135
120min
Select

Myofascial Release

$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
Select

Cold Stone Migraine and Sinus Therapy

$40
30min
Select

Relaxation / Swedish Massage

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
$95
90min
$135
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$50
45min
$75
60min
$105
90min
$150
120min
Select

The Express Relief

$55
45min
Select

Sports Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Deep Tissue or Relaxation Fusion Massage

$125
90min
Select

Acupressure Cupping

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Spa Facial Massage

$40
30min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
by Diane on Jan 15
Dawn is an excellent massage therapist. She has so many techniques to help release the knots in my trouble spots. I always feel so much better after a session with her.
by Anonymous on Jan 02
Listened to where I was having issues and honed in on those key spots
by Tyler on Dec 20
My first massage ever, she was nice, and professional. Already scheduled my next one!
by Andrea on Dec 20
She found all of my problem spots right away and I liked that she used the tools she thought would be most beneficial to me. Some therapists, if you schedule a deep tissue massage will only use their hands even if they have hot stones and cupping available, that may be more helpful. I felt like she really cared about helping me because of the extra effort that she made. I really appreciate that!
by Anonymous on Dec 18
Dawn always does an amazing job! I’ve been going to her for a couple years, and I definitely wouldn’t go anywhere else. After having a migraine for four days I’m migraine free thanks to her! :) Highly recommend
by Anonymous on Dec 18
Dawn knows what she is doing for sure... she’s a true professional
by Annalisa on Dec 01
Everything
by Jackie on Nov 15
My experience was peaceful, punctual, and relaxing.
by Tara on Nov 08
She always finds the knots!
by Anonymous on Sep 23
Dawn was communicative and made sure to address my specific concerns.

Brandy P.

14 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$45
30min
$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
$135
120min
Select

Myofascial Release

$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
Select

Ashiatsu Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
$145
120min
Select

Cold Stone Migraine and Sinus Therapy

$40
30min
Select

Relaxation / Swedish Massage

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
$95
90min
$135
120min
Select

Reiki

$35
30min
$65
60min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$50
45min
$75
60min
$105
90min
$150
120min
Select

The Express Relief

$55
45min
Select

Sports Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$65
60min
$95
90min
Select

Foot Reflexology

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
Select

Deep Tissue or Relaxation Fusion Massage

$125
90min
Select

Acupressure Cupping

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Spa Facial Massage

$40
30min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
by Seth on Jan 09
She worked muscles well and relieved a lot of tightness .
by Christopher on Dec 31
I have been looking for a person that can give me relief from muscle pain. I feel great and can’t wait to return when I’m not as bad as I was. Can’t wait for my next experience, thank you.. Christopher
by Randy on Dec 27
Really loosened up my trouble areas. Felt amazing!
by Brittney on Dec 23
Brandy was able to start working on the multiple knots in my shoulder muscles and start my road to healing. Very professional and calming.
by Anonymous on Nov 08
She made sure all my knots were worked out
by Anonymous on Nov 07
The studio was peaceful and inviting, and very clean.
by Anonymous on Oct 28
I haven't been that relaxed in such a long time. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Aug 16
Brandy was very professional and also personal. I was very happy with my service.
by Sabrina on Aug 11
Very grateful for the relief I received from my massage.
by Anonymous on Aug 06
See above comments

Heather T.

License: OH #33.025117

8 Verified Reviews

Deep Tissue Massage

$45
30min
$55
45min
$70
60min
$105
90min
$135
120min
Select

Relaxation / Swedish Massage

$40
30min
$50
45min
$65
60min
$95
90min
$135
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$50
45min
$75
60min
$105
90min
$150
120min
Select

The Express Relief

$55
45min
Select

Sports Massage

$75
60min
$105
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$65
60min
$95
90min
Select

Deep Tissue or Relaxation Fusion Massage

$125
90min
Select

Spa Facial Massage

$40
30min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
by Debbie on Jan 13
For my first time she made me feel very comfortable. A wonderful experience.
by Megan on Dec 31
Heather is very skilled at massage. She asked me what areas were bothering me and made sure to spend extra time on the right muscles. She is also very aware of painful areas on my body and lightened the pressure of the massage without me having to ask. The entire experience was very relaxing and much needed. I look forward to future massages with Heather.
by Tracy on Dec 21
Overall a great experience.
by Anonymous on Dec 03
Massaged muscles that I didn't know hurt. Very much needed. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Sep 18
I enjoyed the experience and it was a great massage.
by Josh on Sep 13
She did a great job locating my back issues right away.
by Kim on Sep 07
Heather did a great on my relaxation massage.
by Kim on Sep 07
Thank you

Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 65 Reviews)

98 %

Ambiance
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Professionalism
by Diane on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
I would definitely recommend Essential Bodywork and Massage! The space is beautiful, very relaxing and the massage therapists are great.
by Debbie on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Heather T.
First time getting a massage and it was wonderful. Heather made me feel very comfortable. She is amazing I will be booking again soon.
by Seth on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Massage with Brandy P.
It was great
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Very relaxing and left feeling so much better!
by Megan on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Heather T.
The atmosphere is very peaceful and relaxing. The temperature of the room was comfortable and I was asked if it was so.
by Christopher on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Massage with Brandy P.
The building was cozy, had elegant lighting and ambiance. You start to feel relaxed even before your massage.
by Randy on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Brandy P.
Awesome massage! Would highly recommend
by Brittney on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: The Express Relief with Brandy P.
I was happy that I was able to schedule my appointment online for the same day because I was in so much pain from muscle knots in my shoulders. The atmosphere was very calming.
by Tracy on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Heather T.
Heather has a unique massage routine. So perfect. I cannot express how happy I was with my experience. Very professional
by Tyler on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
This was my first massage ever. Very professional and enjoyable!

Business response:

We are so grateful for your trust and allowing us to introduce you to the many benefits of massage therapy, Tyler. We are looking forward to seeing you at your follow up appointment.

by Andrea on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Wonderful experience! I actually felt relaxed all day after my deep tissue massage. I already scheduled my next appointment!
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
The office is very clean and relaxing. Everything I needed!
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Amazing! The experience is without a doubt recommended
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Heather T.
Quiet
by Annalisa on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Dawn was wonderful. She focused on area that had a lot of stress and tension and I feel great. I’m looking forward fir my next massage.
by Jackie on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Dawn is a master in her field. Take some time for self care and let essential bodywork help you out.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Brandy P.
Intense at times but the best massage I’ve ever had.
by Tara on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Dawn is amazing!
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Brandy P.
Brandy is a great listener and focused on exactly what I asked for - she was able to use just enough pressure to relax my muscles but not make me sore the next couple of days. I will definitely be back soon.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Brandy P.
Very quiet and clean.
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: The Express Relief with Dawn H.
Calming atmosphere.
by Ashley on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
Wonderful experience. Very relaxed. I am going back in two weeks 💕
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Heather T.
I had a great massage. It was just right for what I was wanting, relaxation but with a pressure to stimulate blood and muscles. The only thing I did not like was the music playing; it was not relaxing to me. Although it was all instrumental it was too fast and the songs were popular songs with lyrics which was distracting to me.
by Josh on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Heather T.
Heather did a great job!
by Kim on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Heather T.
Thank you for the hour of relaxing and soothing environment. The massage was exactly what I needed!
by Kim on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Heather T.
Thank you for the hour of relaxing and soothing environment. The massage was exactly what I needed!
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Brandy P.
Very calming and clean.
by Sabrina on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Brandy P.
:)

Business response:

We are so glad your visit made you happy, Sabrina, and we look forward to working with you again!

by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Brandy P.
Honestly, I was a little disappointed. I personally didn't care for the start on my stomach (I did have the option to start on my back) and didn't have the overall experience that I had with my regular massage from Nicole who was with Symphony. Nicole always started with the head/facial massage to relax you and did a much more thorough job. I did not get this. Not sure if you offer that but it has always been one of my favorites of the session. Brandy was very kind and explained a lot of things to me but overall honestly I probably won't come back. My husband felt the same way which saddens me since this was a birthday gift to him from me.

Business response:

while always grateful for honest and critical feedback like this, I am sorry the session wasn't what you were expecting. Communication is quite important during a massage, particularly when it's your first session with a new therapist and you're used to the specialties performed by your former therapist. As always we are more than willing to help you get back in touch with the therapists you are more familiar with. Thanks again for the feedback and have a beautiful week.

by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Massage with Brandy P.
Awesome massage. Brandy has a true gift.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Brandy P.
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by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
Great new location! I felt wonderful afterwards.

Business response:

Thank you for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your session!

by Aimee on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
It is in a great location, is clean, and felt I was treated like I was important as the customer. I loved it here and will go back. Dawn is amazing.

Business response:

Aimee, Thanks so much for the kind review! We are so happy you had a good experience with us during your first visit and we can't wait to see you again!

by Joanne on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
Dawn is a fantastic masseuse! She is very professional, keeps an impeccably clean studio and is highly skilled in deep tissue massage! I highly recommend Essential Bodywork and Massage!

Business response:

Joanne, Thank you for this great review! You are such a blessing to us and I always smile when I see you on the schedule!

by Dillon on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Amazing experience

Business response:

Thanks, Dillon! We are grateful for the kind review and we look forward to working with again!

by Matthew on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
The office is quaint, clean, and has an extremely welcoming atmosphere.

Business response:

Thanks, Matthew! I am looking forward to our next session, and send blessings and love to you and yours!

by Aaron on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Brandy P.
Great service, highly recommended.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Welcome to relaxation.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Comfortable and relaxing space - I felt very welcome. Dawn was very professional and attentive. The massage was great and I left feeling relaxed and invigorated. I would definitely go back!
by Allison on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
I love everything about Essential Bodywork and Massage, from the moment you walk in the door you are relaxed and welcome. Everything is so carefully thought out to make your experience the best one ever!
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Massage with Brandy P.
Everything was good
by Marsha on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Very cute and peaceful place
by Jess on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
The environment is very calming and clean, and it was instantly comfortable when I walked in the door.
by Tracey on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
Fantastic experience for my first time there!

Business response:

Thanks, Tracey! I'm so glad your first experience with us was a good one, and can't wait to see you again.

by Melissa on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Dawn H.
I love dawn and will be back!!! She’s a miracle worker!!!

Business response:

Thank you, Melissa! I am so glad you felt better after our first session, can't wait to see you for your next appointment!

by Marissa on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Relaxation / Swedish Massage with Todd S.
Very clean, relaxing environment.
by Sarah on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
The studio is clean and quiet!
by Kathleen on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Dawn H.
This was the best experience with massage that I have ever had!! Dawn was amazing!! She did an amazing job. I didn't even feel any soreness the next day after a 90 min deep tissue massage like you sometimes do. I feel so much less stress now and cannot wait to go back.
by Robert on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
The effort to ensure a safe experience
by Josh on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Dawn is simply the best
by Peggy on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Very thorough
by Lisa on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
The entire experience was transcending. I feel great and rejuvenated, ready to take in another winter week in Ohio. Tgere is no magic than can compare to Dawn's touch, knowledge, strength, compassion and ability to give you what your soul needs. 20 million stars all day long, because 5 stars could never shine bright enough to represent the experience you carry with you once your massage is over.
by Brett on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
I am a person with a long history of pain as a result of years of physical trauma. My condition is complicated and involves many areas of the body. I also don't feel comfortable with personal treatments such as massage. The fact that I have been returning to Dawn for years should stand as a testament that she is a caring professional and non- judgmental. Dawn's massages are customized to my needs that day and always leave me feeling renewed. I, without reservation, highly recommend that Dawn should be included as a component of a plan for you're good health.
by Jennifer on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Migraine disappeared after this appt!! Thank you:).
by Andrea on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Environment was absolutely perfect - calm, inviting, and relaxing. Dawn was very thorough and attentive to my problem areas. Can't wait to go back!
by Grace on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Loved the whole experience. Dawn is a true professional and knows how to relieve pain. Plus the atmosphere is very relaxing and it is a total body and mind experience.
by Barbra on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Dawn is awesome!
by Alice on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Dawn is intuitive! Her skill and professionalism allow her to assess my body's needs. I have chronic pain and circulation issues in my feet-- plus a boatload of stress that seems to gather in my neck and shoulders. She is able to find those pockets and work to relieve their pull and tightness--even if I do not say a word! She utilizes a variety of tools to enhance her therapeutic massage. My time with Dawn not only relaxes me physically, but is a blessing to my very spirit and soul with her positive attitude and encouraging words. She is a true treasure!
by Alice on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Spa Foot Scrub with Dawn H.
Dawn is intuitive! Her skill and professionalism allow her to assess my body's needs. I have chronic pain and circulation issues in my feet-- plus a boatload of stress that seems to gather in my neck and shoulders. She is able to find those pockets and work to relieve their pull and tightness--even if I do not say a word! She utilizes a variety of tools to enhance her therapeutic massage. My time with Dawn not only relaxes me physically, but is a blessing to my very spirit and soul with her positive attitude and encouraging words. She is a true treasure!
by Tara on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Best ever!
by Tess on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Wonderful massage and I've already booked my second. Dawn really knows her stuff!
by Dick on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Just a super massage. The best.

Business response:

Thank you so much for the review and feedback, Dick!

by Tracy on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Always checking on my pressure!

Business response:

Always! I was told once that I had forgotten how strong I am, and now I make sure and check often ??????????

by Carol on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Dawn is very knowledgeable about the body and muscular system. She has helped me tremendously with my neck issues. She listens well, shares helpful information and is always sincere in her desire to help me.

Business response:

Thanks so much for your feedback, Carol! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying our sessions and that they’re helping you.

by John on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Dawn H.
Great experience, highly recommended

Business response:

Thank you so much for your feedback, John!

Essential Bodywork and Massage

153 Park Avenue

Amherst , OH 44001 map it

Phone: (440) 984-5757

License: #33.023312

  • Essential Bodywork and Massage

  • 153 Park Avenue
  • Amherst , OH 44001
  • (440) 984-5757
  • License: #33.023312
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