Essential Escape Strongsville
Massage + Aesthetics
Welcome to Essential Escape.
For us, this is more than just a business that we opened to make money. Essential Escape was designed to be a sanctuary where you can come to escape your everyday stresses and ease your pains. We have carefully created an environment centered around relaxation. As therapists, we are committed to your personal care and wellbeing. We pride ourselves in our work, and we are confident that we are the best place to get a massage in Strongsville.
We make sure that all massage customers receive the full amount of time they booked, and we do not remove time from the total for getting changed or going over pre-massage notes. This means you're getting more massage for your money!
We use massage as a tool to release toxins from the body, promote relaxation, treat injuries, and offer better overall health for our clients. Massage has been used for thousands of years and is a medically proven process to help the body heal itself and recover from illness and injuries. Every service at Essential Escape was designed to meet our guest's health and wellness needs, because we realize that everybody responds differently to a massage. You will leave our escape replenished and feeling like a new person. Wellness is Essential.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage is designed to penetrate the muscles underneath the most superficial muscles in our bodies. The deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions. This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups and can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons. All of our Avon massage therapists are experienced and skilled at both deep tissue and therapeutic massages.
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage. Swedish massage manipulates the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The main goal of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, lowering muscle toxins, improving circulation, flexibility, and easing tension.
A sports massage is a combination of several massage techniques that are tailored to your affected muscle groups based on the activities that you do. Sports massage can decrease recovery time between workouts and events, decrease the chance of injury, increase elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid) and increase blood flow. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training, or for rehabilitation. Anybody who participates in sports, from elite athletes to recreational exercisers can benefit from a sports massage.
Pregnancy Massage is a therapeutic massage designed to focus on the special needs of a mother-to-be as her body changes during pregnancy. This massage is skillfully performed with very peaceful, flowing movements.The movement of our prenatal massage helps revitalize, heal, and relax both your mind and body. It also helps reduce swelling, relieve aches and pains, and provide emotional release during pregnancy. A prenatal massage is just what every new mother needs. We offer prenatal massage during the 2nd and 3rd trimester only.
Muscle injuries are more common today than they were in the past because our lives tend to be much more sedentary than they were 40+ years ago. One of the best ways to reduce the damage that inactivity causes to our bodies is to stretch it out. Without flexibility and a good range of motion, muscles can spasm or shut down from lack of blood flow. Stretching will get the blood flowing to and from the muscles in need. We use a combination of Thai massage stretching and active isolated stretching, which is designed to target a specific muscle with each stretch and is the best for improving flexibility and injury prevention.
Cupping is an alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction and facilitates healing with blood flow. The suction helps facilitate the flow of Qi (life force) in the body. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This relieves muscle tension, promotes cell repair, opens the lymphatic system pathways to allow for improved drainage, and reduces inflammation. The desired pressure is versatile and can range from light to deep.
With two therapists and four hands to massage your body, your mind reacts differently. At first, you might find yourself trying to keep track of the therapists, where each one is, and what each one is doing, but very quickly your brain realizes it’s not sure who is doing what and gives up control. This is a powerful treatment for anyone who has a hard time letting go during treatments and can increase relaxation and massage benefits.
Couples massages provide an experience for a pair that wants to share the benefit of massage with someone else. Getting a couples massage can be more relaxing because you're able to share the experience, knowing that another person you care for is also taking the time to reduce their stress and muscle tension. It can allow you to relax more fully and also to start a date night stress-free.
(due to Covid we are offering couples massage in separate rooms at the same time)
Massage Price List
30 min $50
60 min $70
90 min $100
120 min $140
Deep Tissue and Therapeutic
30 min $60
45 min $70
60 min $80
90 min $110
120 min $160
45 min $70
60 min $80
90 min $110
120 min $160
45 min $70
60 min $80
90 min $110
30 min $60
45 min $70
75 min $95
Four Handed Massage
60 min $170
90 min $230
60 min $140
90 min $200
120 min $280
Foot scrub $10
Anti-aging Face massage $10
Hot stones $15 (60 minutes)
Hot stones $25 (90 Minutes)
Biofreeze Muscle Therapy $10
CBD Pain Relief $20
Therapeutic Cupping $20
Add-ons with 20
Scalp Massage $30
Facial Massage $30
Foot Massage $30
Stretching Therapy $30
The Essential Facial
Give your skin a radiant and rejuvenated appearance with the most innovated and demanded modalities in the industry. Enjoy a Dermaplaning facial, with an Oxygen Infusion Treatment, Hydrojelly mask and LED Therapy. You will leave feeling and looking refreshed and renewed with NO downtime!
A unique treatment plan created to your specific skin type and needs. Great for first time clients! Included is a skin analysis, extractions, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.
Can be added to any facial to leave your skin feeling pampered and refreshed.
Diamond Dermabrasion - Dermaplaning
Chemical Peel - Radio Frequency
LED Therapy - Oxygen Infusion
SWiTCH Treatment (Alternative to a Chemical Peel)
Featuring Nufree, a botanical liquid (non wax/non sugar) hair removal system that joins with hair oils, NOT the skin, removing the entire bulb and shaft of the hair follicle. It leaves you smoother for longer periods of time. If you have sensitive skin, this is the perfect wax for you!
Aesthetics Price List
The Essential Facial
Give your skin a radiant and rejuvenated appearance with the most innovated and demanded modalities in the industry. Enjoy a Dermaplaning facial with an Oxygen Infusion Treatment and LED Therapy. You will leave feeling and looking refreshed and renewed with NO downtime!
The Tailored Facial
$100 - 60 Minutes $130 - 90 Minutes A unique treatment plan created to your specific skin type and needs. Great for first time clients! Included is a skin analysis, extractions, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.60 minutes
The Express Facial
This is a great quick fix for your skin!
(One add-on only)
Diamond Dermabrasion $50
Hydro Dermabrasion- $125
Radio Frequency- $30
LED Therapy- $50
Oxygen Infusion- $40
Chemical Peel- $50
SWiTCH Treatment - $50 (Alternative to a Chemical Peel)
Arctic Berry Peel - $20
Hair Removal Face
Full Face- $55
Hair Removal Arms
½ Arm- $20
Full Arm- $40
Hair Removal Chest + Back
Upper Back- $30 (INCLUDES NECK)
Mid Back- $25
Lower Back- $25
Full Back- $60
Stomach Strip- $15
Hair Removal Lower Body
Full Butt- $25
Full Leg- $65
Butt Strip- $15
Lower ½ Leg- $40
Upper ½ Leg- $45
Inner Thigh- $15
Working Toward Your Wellness
Deana M - Licensed Massage Therapist
Deana is a graduate of Ohio College of Massotherapy. She has been a massage therapist for over 20 years. Deana Spent the majority of her massage career working for luxury spas in Las Vegas. Voted "Best Masseuse" in the Las Vegas Life Magazine on numerous occasions Deana is one of the best out there. She specifically skilled in Deep Tissue work, Shiatsu, Thai Massage 1 & 2, shiatsu/Barefoot alignment, Hot Stone Therapy, Lomi Lomi Technique, Chakra Balancing/ Holistic Energy work, Reiki 1 & 2, Color Therapy (Aura-Soma) Level 1, 2 and 3, Color and Light on the Pathways (Aura-Soma beamer light pen) Level 1, 2 and 3. Deana always has a smiling positive attitude, energetic personality, to go along with her healing hands.
Heather - Licensed Massage Therapist
Heather has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since 2003. She has worked in a variety of settings across several different states. She has recently returned to her Ohio roots and hometown. Heather has worked in large destination spas, small chiropractic offices, upscale fitness clubs and operated her own practice. This unique experience has provided a broad range of skills that she brings with her to every single client. Heather sees herself as a “helper” and has the privilege to create a healthy escape with her clients. Her massage room is one of the few places where people can put their phone down and temporarily ignore all the distractions and obligations that have crept into our lives. Heather excels at therapeutic and deep tissue work, as well as Swedish massage. When asked what her specialty is for massage, she replied, “I get things done!”
Samantha (Sami) - Licensed Esthetician
Samantha aka Sami Started her journey in the spa industry in 2012. In 2018 she became a licensed esthetician specializing in targeted facial treatments and full body hair removal. “I believe that looking good starts with feeling good. I take pride in providing results and reaching skin goals all while making you feel relaxed with top tier service.” Outside of the treatment room Sami loves to read and enjoy the outdoors.
Every other Saturday 9-3
Katrina - Massage Therapist
Katrina has been a registered nurse for 6 years and is currently enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College for Massage Therapy. Her journey to switch to massage therapy began after she noticed that touch was a big missing factor in our current hospital health care setting and how big of a different therapeutic touch can make. After her experience receiving an amazing, relaxing massage, she realized this was what was missing from her life and her desire to feel fulfilled in helping others. Katrina is currently practicing Swedish/Relaxation massage only, as she builds her experience to expand her techniques with more hands on training. In her free time Katrina loves spending time with her family, managing her farm, and continuing to learn about improving the health of herself and others.
Eric - Licensed Massage Therapist
Eric has been in the massage field for ten years. He began his journey earning an Ethical Massage Practitioner certificate from the Cleveland School of Massage/Advanced Bodywork institute in Solon. From there Eric went back to school in 2018 at the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. He started his career in a chiropractic clinic and then transitioned into a spa setting after receiving his license. Having the ability to help people with various needs from relaxation to pain management is what motivates him to practice massage therapy. Eric’s specialties are deep tissue massage, trigger point release therapy, and therapeutic stretching.
"I incorporate many techniques and modalities into my sessions based on a client’s needs, to deliver the best possible outcome. I strives to make every session as personable as possible to ensure each client is satisfied, while simultaneously creating a lasting therapist-client relationship. Outside of work Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is my passion!"
Megan - Licensed Massage Therapist
Megan is a graduate of Sanford Brown College with an advanced degree in massage therapy. She has been practicing massage since 2008 and absolutely LOVES what she does! She has a background in both medical and spa massage environments, excelling in a therapeutic/sports massage style of bodywork. With the use of hot stones, cupping, and aromatherapy she has developed a therapeutic massage that is thorough yet relaxing as well. Megan holds certifications in cupping and prenatal massage, has advanced training with ultra runners and cyclists (pre and post event), hundreds of hours of continuing education from the AMTA, and practices therapeutic kinesiology taping. In her time away from massage Megan is an “Outdoors Junkie.” You can find her on a mountain biking trail, hiking/foraging, kayaking, gardening, or almost any/all outdoor activities!
Currently on Medical Leave
Lindsey - Licensed Massage Therapist
Lindsey is a graduate from Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. She has certifications in hot stone massage, CPR, prenatal massage and advanced training in active isolated stretching. Lindsey has spent the last 7 years in home health care because she truly enjoys helping others. Lindsey leans more to the therapeutic side of massage therapy and deep tissue massage. Using techniques like myofascial release, and trigger point therapy she is able to release knots and prevent them from returning as quick as usual. The idea of healing people with her hands and sharing that experience with others is what brought her into this career. As a former collegiate athlete she knows from personal experience the amount of physical and mental stress we can put on our bodies. Early on she learned that in order for the body to play hard you also need to have a plan for recovery. In her off time Lindsey enjoys woodworking, road trips, being outside and around the water. She loves to be around sports and her favorite sports to participate in are basketball, tennis, and cycling.
(Available on request, call/text)
Deanna - Licensed Massage Therapist
Deanna is a graduate from Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. She has certifications in hot stone massage and CPR as well as training in deep tissue massage, stretching, and reiki. Deanna is very intuitive in the healing process with strong hands and an adept understanding of the physiology of our bodies. Her strong and talented hands make for a must have massage experience. A dedicated therapist putting the client first, her goal is for her client to leave feeling twice as good as when they arrived. Deanna excels in this field because she loves what she does. She will take your everyday stress and ease the muscle tension to give you a better quality of life which she finds to be a truly rewarding experience. In her time away from massage Deanna loves to spend time with her sons, hiking and spending time around nature, and sitting down with a good book.
(Available on request, call/text)
16000 Pearl Road, suite 215, Strongsville, OH
Appointments made online are subject to move up or down 15 minutes to ensure your practitioner has adequate time to clean between appointments.
Your appointments are especially important to the members of Essential Escape, it is reserved especially for you, we understand that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary; therefore, we respectfully request at least 24 hours’ notice for cancellations.
Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time, clients on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive services, and our therapists, who are paid only on service commission, don’t receive their full pay. Our appointments are confirmed 24 hours in advance because we know how easy it is to forget an appointment you booked months ago. Since the services are reserved for you personally, a Cancellation fee will apply.
- Less than 24 hour notice will result in a charge equal to 55% of the reserved service amount.
- “NO SHOWS” will be charged 100% of the reserved service amount.
- Appointments made within the 24-hour period and need to cancel, the client then must cancel within 6 hours of appointment time or will result in a charge equal to 55% of the reserved service amount.
The cancellation policy allows us the time to inform our standby guests of any availability, as well as keeping our Essential Escape team members schedule’s filled, thus better serving everyone. Essential Escape policies are presented and provided in the best quality and tradition of excellent servicing for our established and future clientele. Thank you for viewing and supporting our policies criteria.