Essential Kneads appreciates that you chose our facility for your massage and bodywork session. It is our absolute intention to provide top notch and personal care. In order to do that, the hour that you scheduled is time set aside for only you. We’d like to communicate some guidelines and policies in order to provide you an optimum session.


Please arrive ten minutes, or at least five minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment. This allows time to fill out the board of health’s required health history form. It also allows the therapists time to ask specific questions about any health issues, or your specific body needs for that day. Giving yourself a little bit of extra  time also allows your body and mind to start to transition from an active busy mode, into a more relaxing receiving mode, thereby enhancing your massage experience. From  the business and therapists’ side, it gives us the full time to actually have our hands on your tissues, keeps our business on schedule, and respects the next client’s scheduled therapy time.


We understand that issues occur. It helps us a great deal if you call and let us know if you are running late. We will do our best to accommodate you.

We generally can work within a 5 minute delay, however, if time runs 10-15 minutes or more, we will likely have to shorten your session by that amount of time. Full price will be charged for the actual scheduled time. In return, we will make sure we are on time, and if for some reason we are not, we will give you the time back or adjust the price of the session.


Cancellation Policy:

Essential Kneads asks that you respectfully give a 24 hour notice of cancellation. 704-784-7333

We charge ½ price for the first missed session and full price for all others after. Cancelling of an appointment in less then 24 hours or failure to attend a scheduled appointment with the intent on redeeming a gift certificate will result in the forfeiting of that certificate.  Recognizing that we do set aside the scheduled time just for you, have other clients to consider and have to maintain a smoothly running business, we do find it necessary to charge for appointments that are repetitively changed on the day of the scheduled appointment. This fee is $40.00.  People who have cancelled on us at the last minute or have failed to show up for a scheduled appointment will be asked to guarantee future appointments with a credit card. Refusal to provide us with the credit card information with result in termination of our relationship.


We do understand emergencies and illnesses do occur. If you have a fever, have been in the hospital, have been vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hoursof your scheduled appointment, or it begins a couple of hours prior to your scheduled session, or your children are ill and need you at home, please cancel. Equally, if there is an ice storm, please do not drive or walk on the ice if you do not have to. Feel free to call and reschedule your appointment. There will be no charge for these types of cancellations.


If it is your first time coming to our office, we’d like to remind you that our building, and the signs are only slightlyvisible from Stough Road. Please allow a little extra time for finding us!

We are located off of Stough Road, onto Raceway Dr, an industrial business type park. Our building is the first driveway on the left. There are 8 suites in the building. We are in the very first one when you pull into the driveway. Our sign is on the door. Please note that I do lock the front door while in session for security purposes. Come on in, have a seat, and take a deep breath! We look forward to serving you!