Chris O'Donnell

LMBT 7935

Owner/Massage Therapist

Bodywork Therapist

I started my experience in massage therapy when I was 20 years old in Boone, NC and have created a great career out of my passion for helping others heal from pain and mind/body reactions to stress and emotional turmoil. 

My background is varied and includes college studies in music and exercise science, studies in Alexander Technique, Personal Training and more. With massage, I specialize in deep tissue, medical massage, pain management and Thai Massage and Bodywork therapies. I combine all the techniques I've learned over the 12+ years of experience to bring my clients a balance to their mind/body/spirit connections. I continue to enjoy my musical background with sound healing classes and meditations. Nature and spirituality is my muse and I try to bring what I learn everyday to my practice.  

Outside of work, I love spending time meditating, working out, dancing my butt off for fun and quality time with friends! 

The Staff

A team that is here to create space for

Your Healing

Join our wellness family because you have a desire to make changes in your life.

You want to feel better, move better, live better. 

We are here to help you make the decisions you need to get your body and mind in a great working space to live a happy, healthy life.

Jennifer Faustine

LMBT 11431

Massage Therapist

Jen is a native of Savannah, Georgia; a place and community that prides itself for their gracious hospitality. As an adult, she carried those innate traits with her to Greensboro, NC where she attended the Kneaded Energy School of Massage.

Though introduced to many modalities, Jen enjoys what she calls “Heavy-Handed Swedish” massage the most. She enjoys incorporating essential oil blends, hot and cold stones, cupping therapy and therapeutic passive stretching to lengthen muscles aiding in the body’s ability to receive the benefits of massage.

Jen strives to meet every client’s needs in an attentive and caring way. Her approach is holistic with special attention focused on the concerns of her client. Jen uses firm and fluid techniques in her massages to promote both a sense of relaxation while ensuring an effective approach to treatment. She is very intuitive and loves her work as well as brings a gentle demeanor and heart centered approach to her profession.

When Jen is not at Urban Essentials Massage & Wellness, she enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activities such as weightlifting, running, hiking and other weekend warrior sports.