As the proud co-owner (along with my supportive husband Colin Stipe) of The Kneaded Touch, I am excited to ground my roots in Amherst and share my passion and love for Massage Therapy with my clients. I grew up in Amherst and met the previous owners through a Medical Technology program at Amherst Steele High School, which inspired me to study Massage Therpay. 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 September of 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, Pre-Natal 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.
Kelly has been with The Kneaded Touch since the fall of 2011. 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.
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!
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.
Jay has been licensed for 15+ years and has lots of experience in Sports Injury Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage, and more! His massages are deeply relaxing and therapeutic. He loves focusing on neck and shoulder problems, and has great knowledge of the anatomy and physiology behind our common aches and pains.