It’s a new year and time to make some time for yourself. One of the best ways to relax and take in some “me” time is with a massage. There are many different massage places throughout Cleveland, and like any other service, some are better than others. Here are some of the best places to get a massage in the Cleveland area.
Essential Elements Massage Studio
7055 Engle Road, Suite 401
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(440) 826-1100

Essential Elements offers a wide array of massage services including relaxation, couples, therapeutic, hot stone and aromatherapy massage. The moment you walk in the studio you will feel at ease, as its professional staff is extremely welcoming and the studio itself is decorated in calming, relaxed tones. Each therapist at Essential Elements is licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board. Massage services range in price, so check the website for rates and monthly specials.

The Kneaded Touch
634 North Leavitt Road
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 985-2741

The Kneaded Touch in Amherst moved to a new location this past April. The studio has a staff full of Licensed Massage Therapists who are there to make you feel good. Whether you are looking to be pampered and relaxed or you have a problem area that needs to be relieved, The Kneaded Touch will have just what you are looking for. You can get its signature ‘Kneaded Touch’ 45-minute massage which focuses on the neck, shoulders and back for only $49. The Kneaded Touch also offers spa services, including facials, body wraps, foot treatments and micro buff body polishes.

Healing Hands Massotherapy
6785 Wallings Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
(440) 582-3556

Healing Hands Massotherapy has been serving the people of Northeast, Ohio for 21 years. It offers 10 different “traditional” massage services, including Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage. It also has a Thai yoga massage, which is both relaxing and energizing, and a Thai herbal treatment that features authentic hot herbal balls. If you want to escape the Cleveland winter blues, try the tropical escape massage which uses a mixture of coconut, lime and lemon scrubs and oils.

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Renee’s Massotherapy
4045 Erie St.
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 951-1969

Located in beautiful and historic downtown Willoughby, Renee’s Massotherapy offers many different types of massage. Of course it has the customary massage varieties such as relaxation, deep tissue and therapeutic. But Renee’s goes a step above and provides oncology massage and neuromuscular therapy. Oncology massage is a light bodywork therapy for those who have cancer and want to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as relieve depression, increase their comfort levels and help with sleep patterns. Neuromuscular therapy is for people with poor posture, and the therapy helps with postural imbalance and pain.

Cleveland Institute Of Medical Massage
18334 Bagley Road, Suite D
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(440) 243-8610

Massages can be expensive, so if you want to get one but it’s not in the budget, try the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage. It is a school where massage students train, but when you walk into the building area where the massages take place, you will feel like you are at a professional massage studio. You will be greeted by the student who will perform your massage and then taken into one of the relaxing and soothing massage rooms. Once you are ready, the student will ask you if you have any problem areas and then proceed with a 50-minute massage. One session is only $35 or you can purchase four for $100.

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Amanda Keeler is a freelance writer and Social Media Director, living in the Cleveland, Ohio area. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University in Public Relations. Her work can be found on