As the proud owner (along with my supportive husband Colin Stipe) of The Kneaded Touch, I am happy to run a business with the sole purpose of healing and relaxation for our comunity. I grew up in Amherst and met the previous owners of TKT through a Medical Technology program at Amherst Steele High School, which inspired me to study Massage Therapy. After a significant motor vehicle accident in 2004, I found out first hand the healing ways of touch and massage therapy, which further drove me to follow this path.
I graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River, OH in 2008 and received my State Board Licensure in January of 2009. I have studied Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian Massage), Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Deep Tissue for Relaxation, TMJD & Migraine relief techniques & more.
Together with life experiences and hard work, I have a great collection of tools that I use to help tailor each therapy session to the individual. I hope you enjoy my 'happy place' as much as I do.
Kelly has been with The Kneaded Touch since the fall of 2011, she has worked hard to earn the title of Manager of our Amherst Office. She graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy where she trained under some highly skilled teachers. Kelly loves being an LMT because she loves to be a positivie part of her client's lives, whether it's just for an hour, or a part of their long-term wellness goals. Kelly is certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Thearpy, where she using her feet to do the all the work. Ashiatsu is a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage. Kelly's favorite massages to give are 90 minute massages, Ashiatsu & Hot Stone Massage. She is also a certifiied 'Nurturing the Mother' prenatal massage therapist. Schedule with her at our Amherst Office.
Jessica graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massaage in May 2010. Jessica has since gone on to expand her knowledge in manual healing. Specialties include Deep Tissue, and massage techniques applied to alleviate TMJD and sinus discomfort, tension headaches, and migraines. Her therapies have also been known to help individuals relieve pain of injury, stress, car accidents, and bodily discomfort as well as well as maintain good bodily and mental health.
Jessica finds giving a massage is almost as relaxing as receiving one. She has a deep respect for the healing touch, and she is deeply committed to sharing her passion for health and well-being with others.
Jessica is now our resident Integrative Certified Reflexologist! Schedule a Reflexology session now! Schedule with her at our Amherst Office!
Paul has an impressive history as a Firefighter, Emergency responder and now Licensed Massage Therapist! He graduated from The Ohio College of Massotherapy in 2015. Paul believes in the importance of mindfulness and will encourage you to forget what's going on outside of your treatment room and enjoy every minute of his relaxing, therapeutic massage. Schedule with Paul at our Amherst Office!
Available at our Amherst Office
Janelle graduated from Stautzenberger College in October of 2014. She also studied and became a Reiki Master in 2012. She LOVES to do a very therapeutic massage which incorporates techniques such as Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release, Tendon Tapping, Hot Stone Therapy and more. She is available Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays in Amherst.
Alyssa works at our Amherst Office. She is trained in Prenatal massage, Hot Stone Massage, and gives a very tailored massage, based on what her clients present to her.
Alyssa is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
In 2007 Megan earned her certificate of completion of the Massage Therapy program at the Utah college of Massage therapy and also completed the Master Bodyworker program in Salt Lake City Utah -
which is an advanced, multidisciplinary approach to bodywork, diving deeper into different therapeutic modalities. After moving back to Ohio Megan attended the Ohio college of
Massotherapy in Akron, OH
She Graduated in 2009 - where she earned her Associates degree of applied science in Massage Therapy. - Earning her Ohio State Medical License in 2009. She has also studied Equine Sports massage, Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, & Active Release Therapy, as well as being adept in Reiki, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, acupressure, and reflexology. Megan is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Satuday.
Ayden is available at our Elyria Office. Ayden is a Reiki Master & Massage therapist. Which allows him to take a true mind, body and spirit approach to his body work. Ayden attended Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River, OH from 2016-2018. He earned his Ohio State Medical license in 2018. Since graduating he has also studied Reflexology & Hot Stone Treatments which he utilizes at our office for his clients there. Ayden is available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Doug is available at our Elyria Office. Doug graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in 2017. He has studied Sports Massage, & Deep Tissue Massage, and traditional Swedish Massage. His approach to massage therapy is a balance between relaxation and therapy. With experience working for a Chiropractor, Doug really knows how to work on injuries, specific trouble areas, and more.
He is also now trained in CranioSacral Massage - which is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
Doug is available Monday at our Amherst Office and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturdays at our Elyria Office.
Kadi has been at our Elyria office since May of 2019. She graduated from EHOVE school of Massage Therapy. She has a passion for making her clients feel better! She offers not only any amazing therapeutic & relaxing massage, she also offers Hot Stone Massage. She has trained in Myofascial Release as well, and utilizes that in her sessions when a client needs deeper focused work on a specific area.
Kadi is available at our Elyria Office Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays.