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Escape Massage Has It All

Mar 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Catherine Atienza

Escape Massage provides massage therapy and halotherapy (salt therapy) at Westchester Commons, in Midlothian. Owner Edward Simpson, LMT, has been a massage therapist since 2000. He and his wife Michelle purchased the business in January 2023. Massages include Swedish, Therapeutic Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Himalayan Salt Stone and more. Signature added services added range from scrubs and aromatherapy to cannabidiol (CBD) and more. There is also energy healing available as Eden Energy Therapy and reiki.

Escape Massage employs nine massage therapists, two energy practitioners, an office manager and a front-desk assistant. Edward says, “We maintain a welcoming, local feeling and down-to-earth vibe with a blend of therapists that have been with the company for many years and new exciting therapists in the early years of their careers. Our halotherapy is not just sitting in a salt room, but includes the therapeutic salt pumped in the room. Our energy practitioners are unique in their approaches.”

Massage therapy is their foundation, and all massages are a full 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes of hands-on work. In their first year of ownership, Escape Massage placed among the top three in the Richmond Times Dispatch Best Places to Get a Massage in 2023.

“Remembering the value of customer service, providing quality services and looking toward the future,” are the hallmarks of their success, says Edward. “We plan to expand our services and collaborate with local businesses and practitioners to promote the benefits of our modalities.”

Escape Massage is located at 15500 WC Commons Way, in Midlothian. For appointments and more information, call 804-794-0445 or visit