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, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy Massage & Gemstone Chakra Balancing Massage. (Hours, by appointment: Tuesday: 11am-7pm,  Thursday:  11am-5:30pm, Friday: 11am-7pm, Saturday: 10am-5:30pm, *Off on Wednesdays*)

Charlotte G. Dowd

Charlotte is a 2015 graduate of Miller Motte Technical College.  Her modalities are Swedish, Deep Tissue,  Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, Prenatal Massage & Sports Massage.  (Hours, by appointment:  Tuesdays:  11am-5:30pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 11am-7pm,  Friday:  11am-5:30pm,  Saturday: 10am-5:30pm)