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


  • Wonderful experience. Very relaxed. I am going back in two weeks 💕

    Heather did a great job!

  • Thank you for the hour of relaxing and soothing environment. The massage was exactly what I needed!

    Thank you for the hour of relaxing and soothing environment. The massage was exactly what I needed!

  • Very calming and clean.

    :)

  • 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.

    Awesome massage. Brandy has a true gift.

  • .

    Great new location! I felt wonderful afterwards.

Deep Tissue Massage

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

$35
25min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select

Dawn H.

License: OH #33.023312

32 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

$35
25min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
by Ashley on Sep 20
This was my first time here and I will definitely be back. Dawn was amazing.
by Anonymous on Jul 26
Dawn is always professional. She explains everything before she does it and makes me feel comfortable.
by Aimee on Jul 23
Dawn treated me with respect and made me feel important. She has a sweet personality and knows her stuff. I appreciated that she asked me where my tension was and focused to help relieve my pain. I highly recommend Dawn!
by Joanne on Jul 23
Fantastic and professional studio and massage therapist!
by Dillon on Jul 17
Felt very comfortable, very professional
by Matthew on Jul 07
Dawn has really helped me, being an essential part of my pain management plan. She’s very attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and extremely professional. I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Jul 04
Dawn is wonderful. I have already rebooked.
by Anonymous on Jun 29
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 27
Dawn is hands down amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and she truly cares about each of her clients.
by Marsha on Jun 13
I felt NEW after leaving from my massage, can’t wait to get my next one!

Brandy P.

7 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

$35
25min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
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
by Anonymous on Aug 03
If you are looking for a relaxing massage, Brandy at Essential Massage is wonderful. She worked out all the knots and tension in my neck and hips.
by Anonymous on Jul 30
Brandy is very professional and easy to talk to. I felt relaxed the entire time. I would Recommend her to anyone. Very good experience.
by Aaron on Jul 07
Very professional, pays attention to your specific area you need worked.
by Anonymous on Jun 26
Everything was wonderful

Heather T.

3 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

$35
25min
Select

Spa Foot Scrub

$35
25min
Select

OrganicMicrobuff Body Polish

$75
60min
Select

Organic Coffee Body Scrub

$75
60min
Select
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:

4.95 (Based on 43 Reviews)

98 %

Ambiance
100 %

Professionalism
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 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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