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More time, more experience, more healing 

All Massage Therapy sessions are for the FULL TIME! If you schedule 90 minutes, you get a full 90-minutes of hands-on time (provided you arrive on time). Your appointment begins with a quick chat and consultation, so we can make sure we understand your needs for your Bodywork session. See the Services Menu for more details on what is offered for your appointment.


Massage Therapist

Lea Heflin Jimenez (Owner of Essential Escape Massage)

I have 22 years of experience in Massage Therapy, and truly love what I do. 2017 brought some changes to my life and my business, when we moved back to my home town of Kerrville, Texas :) I started working out of an adorable upstairs office, and then in June 2018, moved our current & much bigger location off of Sidney Baker South.

So, what's different about a massage session with me? First of all, there's my Bodywork experience. Working in this field for two decades has allowed me the opportunity to do tens of thousands of hours of Massage Therapy. I've seen all kinds of issues & worked with all kinds of clients with different needs and body types. Another unique aspect of my practice is my education. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Psychology & a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Although I don't actively work in that field, I believe my education really lends itself to my Massage Therapy practice. I hold tremendous regard for the Mind-Body connection. Many clients talk with me about things in their life, and I am honored to hold that space with them. Some clients don't talk very much at all, and this is also perfectly fine. I let my clients guide the session & I follow their lead.


Come on over to the office & enter another calm and serene world, where my passion is helping your feel YOUR BEST!  

>>  Choose a Master Level session to book an appointment with me.  

Mikala Weber

I was born and raised in Kerrville, Texas & so enjoy life in the Hill Country!  When I was growing up, I always had a desire to make a difference in peoples lives.  After high school, I started working at Peterson Regional Medical Center,  where I was able to help patients everyday.  Even though I loved helping my patients, the Nursing field wasn’t a perfect fit for me, yet I still wanted to make a difference in peoples lives. After doing research on many different occupations I came across Massage Therapy and instantly fell in love with it. I attended Academy for Massage Therapy Training in August of 2020, and graduated in April of 2021. I'm loving everything about working here at Essential Escape Massage & I am ready to meet and help you! 

>>  Select a Level 2 session to book an appointment with me.  

Lymphatic Drainage Massage


Olivia Cherkas

Olivia Cherkas

Hello! I’m Olivia, a Licensed Massage Therapist with 6 years of experience, including 2 years here at Essential Escape Massage. My passion for Massage Therapy stems from personal experiences with my mom’s chronic back and neck pain. She had her first surgery when I was 3, and ultimately developed a dependence to pain medication, which became challenging to overcome in the years that followed. This journey ignited a deep empathy in me for those seeking holistic relief.


In high school, I uncovered my talent for Massage through offering neck rubs to my mom. Embracing this gift, I opted for Massage Therapy as my profession, specializing in back and neck work. Over time, I've also grown a love for addressing leg, glute, and hip issues, recognizing their role in overall discomfort. Additionally, I pursued certification in Hospice Massage, viewing it as a distinct and special sector in our line of work. This modality holds tremendous impact, providing comfort to those transitioning from this world. I believe offering solace is crucial, and this aspect deeply resonates with me.


My approach involves treating the body as an interconnected system, delving into detailed work to address root causes and alleviate lingering issues. As your Massage Therapist, my focus is on providing attentive care for pain and stress relief, emphasizing long-term healing.


What I cherish most about being a Massage Therapist is the sense of purpose it brings. Each day, I go home knowing I make a difference in people's lives by harnessing the myriad benefits of massage. Over the years, I've witnessed incredible recoveries and built meaningful relationships, making what I do truly fulfilling.

>> Select a Level 2 session to book an appointment with me.

Cupping Therapy

Christina Clark

Hello! I'm from the Philippines, grew up in Pennsylvania, then moved to Texas in 2003. My Husband, Josh, and I have 4 children and love our life in the beautiful Hill Country. Through the ups and downs of having a family, they are the ones that inspired my wellness journey and brought me to where I am today. In 2019, I was fighting through Postpartum Depression, but pushed hard to take charge of my mental health. I knew I had to exchange this energy that was not serving my soul or the ones I love for something more productive and fulfilling. Since then, I've become an Aerial Yoga Instructor, Sound Meditation Facilitator, and most recently graduated Massage Therapy school with Honors. My goal is to combine my personal experience and professional training to help Moms (fur Moms too!)

>>  Select a Level 1 session to book an appointment with me (Female Clients only!).

Prenatal Massage


Saffron Parten

Hi my name is Saffron. I was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country surrounding Austin. I've been a Massage Therapist for 20 plus years and I find the thing that I'm most passionate about is relieving peoples' pain. I generally pull from a wide range of techniques to find what suits your body best, and then I work in a way that you can stay comfortable while receiving Therapeutic Massage. I have a deep respect for the meditative aspects of massage and the way it can connect us to our truest selves. Once we stop, relax and go within.

>>  Select a Level 3 session to book an appointment with me.  

Pain Relief


Maddie Gore

My name is Maddie, and I have been in the Kerrville area for about 4 years now. I'm originally from Houston but moved out here to be close to family. I graduated from Academy for massage therapy training in November of 2021 and received my license in December of 2023. I love all things that have to do with the natural way of life, whether that be alternative remedies or plant medicine. Honestly, just all things holistic are SO necessary. Which of course also includes massage therapy, it's absolutely thrilling to be able to help others. Pain management is my passion, and I plan on getting as many certifications as I can to emphasize that and boost my knowledge in this field.

>> Select a Level 1 (any gender) session to book an appointment with me. (20).png
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