About Us

                                               

Hi! I'm Jen Queen, and I can't wait to provide you with a therapeutic massage. I have been a North Carolina licensed and Nationally Board certified massage therapist since 2007. In 2013 I was fortunate enough to set up my own little therapy room in beautiful Waynesville, North Carolina.

My specialty is a massage tailored to your muscular issues that is also deeply rejuvenating & relaxing. I really wish everyone could experience the benefits of regularly received massages such as pain relief, reduced anxiety, improved posture, reduced headaches, promotes quality sleep, enhances self-image, aids recovery and really more than I could list. These n...

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Essential Kneads Therapeutic Massage

754 S. Haywood St

Waynesville , NC 28786 map it

(828) 361-5239

Hours of Operation

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W 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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F 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 04:45 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Jennifer is amazing!! Her knowledge, skill and professionalism is above all the rest!! After One session with Jennifer, will never go anywhere else!!

    My first visit to Jen and she was terrific. I had painful muscle strain and was able to move much easier after treatment. Three days out and feeling better every day. Definitely will make another appointment for continued relief.

  • As always Jennifer did an amazing massage!

    Great massage therapist!

  • Great

    Jennifer is an incredible massage therapist! She takes a lot of pride in her work, and truly cares about her client's comfort.

  • Gifted hands, kind heart!

    The complete experience was wonderful! I was in pain and she scheduled my massage within 1 1/2 days. Thank you Jennifer.

  • Fantastic as usual! :-)

    Jennifer is great... I have been looking for a new massage therapist for a while and now I have found one.

Integrated For Maximum Benefit

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$95
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$31
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Jennifer Q.

License: NC #7294

84 Verified Reviews

Integrated For Maximum Benefit

$35
30min
$65
60min
$95
90min

Ya Swedish

$35
30min
$65
60min
$95
90min
Select

Urban Athletic Training Members Only

$31
30min
$58
60min
$85
90min
Select

Special Offers

Pre-Pay for 5, 60 minute Sessions and Save 15%

$275
60min.
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Pre-Pay for 4, 90 minute Sessions and Save 15%

$320
90min.
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Life is a bowl of Chair-ies

$10
10min
$15
15min
$20
20min
$30
30min
Select
by Lisa on Apr 22
Jennifer is amazing!! Her knowledge, skill and professionalism is above all the rest!! After One session with Jennifer, will never go anywhere else!!
by Pennie on Apr 03
My first visit to Jen and she was terrific. I had painful muscle strain and was able to move much easier after treatment. Three days out and feeling better every day. Definitely will make another appointment for continued relief.
by Barbara on Mar 12
As always Jennifer did an amazing massage!
by Anonymous on Feb 27
Great massage therapist!
by Mr. on Feb 11
Great
by Karen on Feb 04
Jennifer is an incredible massage therapist! She takes a lot of pride in her work, and truly cares about her client's comfort.
by Tiffany on Feb 02
Gifted hands, kind heart!
by peggy on Jan 28
The complete experience was wonderful! I was in pain and she scheduled my massage within 1 1/2 days. Thank you Jennifer.
by Ciara on Jan 20
Fantastic as usual! :-)
by Shayne on Jan 16
Jennifer is great... I have been looking for a new massage therapist for a while and now I have found one.

Average Rating:

4.98 (Based on 84 Reviews)

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by Lisa on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Urban Athletic Training Members Only with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is amazing!! Her knowledge, skill and professionalism is above all the rest!! After One session with Jennifer, will never go anywhere else!!
by Pennie on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
My first visit to Jen and she was terrific. I had painful muscle strain and was able to move much easier after treatment. Three days out and feeling better every day. Definitely will make another appointment for continued relief.
by Barbara on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
As always Jennifer did an amazing massage!
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Great massage therapist!
by Mr. on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Great
by Karen on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Pre-Pay for 4, 90 minute Sessions and Save 15% with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is an incredible massage therapist! She takes a lot of pride in her work, and truly cares about her client's comfort.
by Tiffany on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Gifted hands, kind heart!
by peggy on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
The complete experience was wonderful! I was in pain and she scheduled my massage within 1 1/2 days. Thank you Jennifer.
by Ciara on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Fantastic as usual! :-)
by Shayne on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Urban Athletic Training Members Only with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is great... I have been looking for a new massage therapist for a while and now I have found one.
by Kendra on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
loved every minute of it! the massage was great, the setting is very peaceful. Jen, the massage therapist, is very professional and great at understanding what my muscles needed. I have already scheduled my next one!
by Ben on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
wonderful experience, highly recommended!
by Karen on Nov 2016
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I have been seeing Jennifer for quite a while now, getting a massage monthly. I am amazed as her skilled hands find my back muscle knots and slowly knead them out. When I come in with certain areas of concern, Jennifer hones in on them. Over a year ago, I had shoulder surgery, Jennifer was a major factor with my speedy recovery, taking time to work on that area so movement and freedom came fast. Thanks! Karen
by Melanie on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is the picture of kindness and professionalism! The environment is very calming and tidy. Highly recommended.
by Christina on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is awesome! Very professional setting!
by Pam on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
My massage was amazing. .very peaceful and relaxing!
by Kendra on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jen Queen was able to really help my back and neck. I have knotted muscles and she was able to help relax them. Dan Messer
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Everything was awesome. Would go back.
by Melanie on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Very pleasant and relaxing. Will definately go back!
by Kelly on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is great and provides a relaxing environment.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer always listens carefully when I ask her to pay special attention to certain areas. She does a great job working on those areas. The ambience in her room is so relaxing.
by Keri on Aug 2016
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Jen has magic hands
by Abby on Aug 2016
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As a person with fibromyalgia, I loved Jen's approach. Her technique was the perfect blend of relaxing and therapeutic, without any painful pressure.
by Kathy on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
I have had several massages ,but far more this has been the best! I was once in Germany and thought that was the Best until now! Ms Jennifer was so professional at her job ,but yet Made me feel so comfortable! I definitely will be going back in a regular basis!
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Another great massage!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Exceeded my expectations...
by Steve on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Wonderful. And powerful when needed. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
I love everything about Jennifer's massages. She is very skillful and knowledgeable about the body, and knows where there may be pain. There is no chatting, so I can relax completely and enjoy the experience. I've gotten a lot of massages over the years, but Jennifer is truly the best at her craft. I'm blessed to have found her.
by Ann on Jul 2016
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This was the best massage that I have ever had, very relaxing, the room was very nice and clean. Thank you so much. I will go back to Essential Kneads and Jennifer.
by Gary on Jul 2016
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Essential Kneads is a town treasure!
by Heidi on Jun 2016
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I've had a lot of massages but Jennifer Queen is by far the best ever!!
by Reenie on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Like the massage area, clean & Cozy comfortable. Jennifer is an awesome therapist !!
by Jan on Jun 2016
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Nothing to add.
by Nancy on Jun 2016
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Timeliness, friendly, professional! Would definitely go back and recommend to friends!
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Setting, music, comfort, skill....all amazing! I look forward to visiting with Jennifer again soon. She is very professional and caring.
by Bridget on May 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Super relaxing and Jennifer finds the sore spots and does an amazing job loosening them up.
by Anonymous on May 2016
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by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer does a fantastic job. She listens to what I need. Very knowledgable!
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is very professional and knowledgable. She listens to the client's needs. Highly recommended!!
by Jacqueline on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Excellent
by Betty on Apr 2016
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Very relaxing and therapeutic.
by Heather on Apr 2016
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Awesome! I will certainly be back.
by Chuck on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Excellent experience! Jennifer did a great job helping my neck to relax and release tension. Highly recommend the 90 minute massage.
by Holly on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Best massage therapy I ever had and she is kind and atmosphere is relaxing
by Glenna on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Excellent therapist. She listened to me requests and did an awesome job! The only thing not perfect was the small quarters. You could hear the phone ringing and people talking. Issues out of their control unless they get a larger space. I would highly recommend this spa and Jennifer!
by Andrea on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
She gave the perfect amount of pressure for my fibromyalgia. The tightness in my shoulders and upper back gone with not much soreness. Will be going back when my schedule allows.
by Sandy on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer did an awesome job
by Yvonne on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jenn was able to fit me at the end of the day, that was great. This was my first massage so I was a little nervous, Jenn put me at ease very professional, very friendly. She has the warmest hands, eased my nervousness, and my muscles,lol. I will definitely go back and will recommend her.
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Great massage, very relaxing, and a great deal.
by Evette on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer gave me a GREAT massage! I felt fantastic when I left there! I will definitely go back.
by Anonymous on Jan 2016
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
It was wonderful!
by Steve on Dec 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer was great. This was my second time and I even got my wife a gift certificate!
by Anonymous on Dec 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is very professional. Wonderful massage!
by Anonymous on Dec 2015
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Very relaxing experience.
by Stan on Dec 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Great
by Stan on Dec 2015
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Great
by Kimberly on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is professinally amazing! She has helped me in so many ways. I would highly recommend her to anyone even Thinking about a massage.
by Anonymous on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jen is professional, kind, and attentive. Conversation isn't required, unless you wish to talk. Massage tailored to your specific needs. Highly recommended!!
by Bryan on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
My first massage and it was amazing, already booked another one !!!
by Anonymous on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Fantastic!
by Penny on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
Jen is great! She is very professional and informative. She focuses on problem areas and does a fantastic job!
by Sharon on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Excited about finding a local professional therapist. With my first visit I could see how knowledgeable Jennifer was! The business itself had a professional appearance for our small local area that's a perk! Enjoyed the extra heated items!
by Anonymous on Oct 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
I greatly appreciate the massages. Makes me feel great, and relaxed. I am very happy that you are able to accommodate my requests!
by Ronna on Sep 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Just love going. She helps me so much.
by Kendra on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Bodywork with Jennifer Q.
I love the room, the professionalism and the overal service I receive every single time I go. Jennifer Queen gives the best massages. I have been to several practitioners and she is by far the best.
by Anonymous on Jul 2015
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Jennifer has such a calm, peaceful temperament that it helps you to relax and enjoy the entire experience. She adapts her technique and levels of touch to meet my requests.
by Erin on Jul 2015
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As always a very relaxing experience!
by Bethany on Jul 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer was attentive and listened clearly. I will be back!
by Leica on Jul 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
I love Jen and hope to go back for another massage soon!
by Anonymous on Jul 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer does a wonderful massage. She is very quiet and allows you to completely relax and enjoy the massage without having to make conversation. It is an hour that I truly treasure on a regular basis.
by Anonymous on Jun 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer did a great job of addressing specific issues.
by Anonymous on Jun 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
This young lady is excellent for deep tissue massage. I was looking for relaxation massage, which I checked, but there is so much wrong with my body, she tried to address some problems. Too painful for an old lady like me....although I probably needed it!

Business response:

Oh no! I am so sorry! I never want anyone in pain. Thank you for your honest review and kind words.

by Anonymous on Apr 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Completely blissful!
by Anonymous on Apr 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Great
by Michael on Apr 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
This was my first professional massage. The entire thing from start to finish was fantastic. Great Job!
by Anonymous on Mar 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Fantastic.
by Kevin on Mar 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benefit with Jennifer Q.
Great massage, nothing that I was disappointed with.
by Heidi on Feb 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer hit all the right spots! Best massage in a long time! Heidi :)
by Patsy on Feb 2015
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
Nice experience. Felt wonderful after massage.
by Anonymous on Jan 2015
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benifit with Jennifer Q.
Jennifer is great! She is kind and works wonders on sore, achy muscles.
by Judy on Dec 2014
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Service Received: Ya Swedish with Jennifer Q.
I love my massages at Essential Kneads. Jennifer is very intuitive and wants to tailor the massage to your needs. She isn't chatty like some massage therapists, and that allows you to go into that "zone" so you can relax. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
by Gary on Nov 2014
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Service Received: Integrated For Maximum Benifit with Jennifer Q.
great to have jennifer in waynesville
by Karen on Oct 2014
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Service Received: Integrated 60 Minutes with Jennifer Q.
Thanks for the great massage.It is hard for me to relax, I felt wonderful after the hour. Greatly appreciate it!
by Anonymous on Jun 2014
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Service Received: Integrated 60 Minutes with Jennifer Q.
The ability she has to give both a relaxing massage and still address problem areas with great results is wonderful!
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Essential Kneads Therapeutic Massage

754 S. Haywood St

Waynesville , NC 28786 map it

(828) 361-5239
  • Essential Kneads Therapeutic Massage

  • 754 S. Haywood St
  • Waynesville , NC 28786
  • (828) 361-5239