Sam Brandon

Licensed Massage Therapist.  Graduate of Northcoast Medical Training Academy and licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in 2013.  Experienced in Pregnancy Massage.  Special training in migraine and headache relief massage.


Mike Hale

Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of the Ohio College of Massotherapy and licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in 1999. Training in Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy. Experienced in Sports Massage. Specializes in working with professional athletes and in treating neck pain, headaches and low back pain.



Licensed Massage Therapist. Graduate of Stark State College and licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in 2008. Certified in Sports Massage and Myofascial Release. Training in Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point and Hot Stone Massage.  Experienced in Massage for Fibromyalgia, Geriatric Massage and Pregnancy Massage.

Deborah Hill

Licensed Massage Therapist.


Ed Coyle-photoEd Coyle

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. Certified in Therapeutic Touch, Kinesiology (Touch for Health), Hypnotherapy and Reconnective Healing. Specializes in Auric Readings and Chakra Balancing.


Nikki Smith  

Manager Emeritus


Katie-photoKatie Jernigan 

General Manager, Certified Advanced Reiki Practitioner.



IMG_0720-AJack Hayes    

President, Licensed Massage Therapist

Jack has been the president/owner of Connecting Touch since 1995. He acts as the CEO, COO, CFO, Massage Therapist, Head Custodian, Marketing Director, HR Person, Networking Guru, IT person and "other duties as assigned”. His goal is to continue to be the best massage therapy wellness center in the known universe (and beyond), providing high quality therapy sessions by highly trained massage therapists. For the 6th consecutive year, our clients have voted Connecting Touch as the Fox 8 Hot List best massage in the Akron/Canton (Ohio) area and also 2013 Beacon Best Winner.  Jack is a U.S. Military Veteran, serving with the 25th Infantry Division out of Cu Chi Vietnam.  Connecting Touch is Veteran-Owned business and a member of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NVOBA).