Our Team

Our Team

Susan Adkins

Susan is the co-owner & business manager of Essentials Massage Therapy. She is a 2000 graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and a 2017 graduate of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy.  (Not available for massage appointments at this time.)

David Adkins

David is the co-owner of Essentials Massage Therapy. He is a 1999 graduate of the Daniels Institute of Holistic Health. His specialty is Shiatsu & his other modalities are Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage. (Hours, by appointment: Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm)

Mindy Shively

Mindy is a 2010 graduate of the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga. Her modalities are Swedish, Deep Tissue & Reiki.  *Mindy is currently in England for an art internship.  

Skyla S.

Skyla is a 2018 graduate of the Medical Massage Program through Tri-C College in Ohio.  Her modalities are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release/Trigger Point Therapy & Sports Massage.  (Hours, by appointment:  Tuesday-Friday  11am-7pm,   Saturday 10am-5:30pm)

We have received many requests about sending “virtual tips” to our massage therapists.  Here are everyone’s PayPal links:

Skyla (tips only):  https://paypal.me/Skylalmt
Mindy (tips only): https://paypal.me/MindyShively
David (tips only): https://www.paypal.me/SDAdkins