Massages at Reasonable Rates

Cheryl Merriken, LMT, Owner

I am a provider and an advocate of alternative therapies 1st, then medicine. Through personal experience, I have learned that massage therapy improves my clients physical, mental, and emotional state, and has no negative side effects. This is the main reason why I've chosen this profession.

I have worked at Austin Springs Spa and Skin Deep Medical Spa, as well as, Kingsport and Jonesborough Senior Centers.

Taking care of yourself is essential. A consistent massage therapy routine, along with eating healthy and exercising, assists in achieving the highest quality of life, longevity, and happiness. I enjoy helping you.

My focus is to help you maintain your good health and well-being.

By charging reasonable rates I am able to accommodate you financially, making your goals a reality.


Essential Health Massage is conveniently located 1.1 miles from the Dairy Queen off of I-26 exit 13. The lower level of my residence serves as our spa and is a serine, laid-back space. We are professionals that are experienced in various modalities of massage, very professional, and happy to assist in your healing process. I am married with 2 sons and 2 daughters and 2 very friendly dogs. I am an Ex-Merchant Marine (sailed various types of ships all over the world for 13 years) and served during Desert Storm. I worked as a Substitute Teacher for 12 years (five in Panama City, Fl. and 7 right here in Tennessee), My passion: Women's Ministry and bringing out the best in people, making others feel better, camping, being with my dogs, and hiking. We are a member of Angie's list.