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.

Massage Supplies



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 Strongsville 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)




30 min $55
60 min $75
90 min $105
120 min $150


30 min $65
45 min $75
60 min $85
90 min $115
120 min $170


45 min $75
60 min $85
90 min $115
120 min $170


45 min $75
60 min $85
90 min $115


Swedish Massage
45 min $65
Deep Massage
45 min $75


60 min $175
90 min $235


Starting @
60 min $150
90 min $210
120 min $300


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
Theragun $15
Therapeutic Cupping $20


Scalp Massage $30
Facial Massage $30

Foot Massage $30
Cupping $40
Stretching Therapy $30
Theragun $25





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.

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This is a great quick fix for your skin!


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) 

Hydro Dermabrasion

Beauty Treatment


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!




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!
120 minutes


$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


$50 This is a great quick fix for your skin!
(One add-on only)
30 minutes


Diamond Dermabrasion $50

Hydro Dermabrasion- $125

Dermaplaning- $35

Radio Frequency- $30

LED Therapy- $50

Oxygen Infusion- $40

Chemical Peel- $50

SWiTCH Treatment - $50 (Alternative to a Chemical Peel)

Arctic Berry Peel - $20


Eyebrows $20 
Chin- $10 
Cheeks- $10
Lip- $10
Sideburns- $10
Nose- $10
Full Face- $55


½ Arm- $20
Full Arm- $40
Shoulders- $20
Underarm- $20


Neck- $15 
Shoulders- $20
Upper Back- $30 (INCLUDES NECK)
Chest- $30
Mid Back- $25 
Chest Strip-$15
Lower Back- $25
Stomach- $30
Full Back- $60
Stomach Strip- $15


Full Butt- $25
Full Leg- $65
Butt Strip- $15
Lower ½ Leg- $40
Upper ½ Leg- $45
Inner Thigh- $15
Bikini- $30
Brazilian- $65



Sunless tanning is a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Decrease your risk of skin cancer associated with the traditional bed tanning and sun bathing and indulge your skin in anti oxidants, hydration, and bronzing goodness.

Featuring Sjolie Organic Sunless Tanning

*Gluten Free *Paraben Free * Eurythrulose Free

*PETA Approved * Naturally Derived *Vegan Certified

Sunless Tanning is a Specifically formulated solution that is misted over the body through an HVLP or Airbrush system. Over a matter of hours the naturally sourced active ingredients work with your skins amino acids to produce a natural and safe pigment. As with a sun tan, the pigment is temporary. 

Benefits of Spray Tanning

-Immediate Color from a wide range of sunless shades

-Decrease the risk of sun damange and skin cancer

-Customize your sunless session to your skins wants and needs

-Indulge in nutrient rich product to enhance your skin

Book an Appointment



Single Session

An in studio spray tan with your Sjolie Sunless Tan shade of choice.


4 for $115

Save with this package of four for $115



In studio spray tan with Rapid (3-4 hour processing) Solution.

Lets Talk Prep

Exfoliation -  Exfoliation before a spray tan is especially import. Using an oil free scrub or loofah will go a long way to perfect your tan.

Development - Always take the recommendation of the technician and do not shower too early. Showering too early will increase the chances the solution can wash off before fully absorbed into the skin.

Hydration - Stay hydrated inside and out. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturizing lotion 1-2 times per day. Moisturize 18-24 hours before your spray tan session. Using a tan extender lotion at least once a day will improve the longevity of your spray tan as well.

Maintenance - Product usage is essential in maintaining a flawless, lasting tan. Be sure you are using the proper daily product in your maintenance regimen. 



Working Toward Your Wellness



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.

W 1-9

Th 12-8

F 11-7:30

S 11-9

S 11-7:30



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!”

W 9-3

TH 9-4

F 9-4



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.

Th 11-7

F 11-7

Every other Saturday 9-3



Katrina has been a registered nurse for 6 years and is a graduate of 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. 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.



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.
M 8-9Tuesday 8-3:45(Available for request, call/text)



Megan has been a massage therapist for over thirteen years. She is licensed in both Ohio and Colorado and has worked in both medical and spa environments. Megan excels at both therapeutic and sports massage, with a background working with ultra runners and cyclists pre and post event. Megan's technique incorporates a therapeutic and sports massage to produce a thorough yet relaxing experience. Megan loves the outdoors and hiking. When she isn’t hiking you can probably catch her on a kayak. 



Rachael is a licensed Esthetician that graduated from the Brown Aveda Institute, specializes in lash lifts and customized facial that will meet your skin care needs. Rachael says that “There is no better feeling than walking out of the spa with fresh, glowing skin.” Outside of the spa Rachael likes to spend her time being outdoors. 


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.