The staff at Why Knot Massage strive to create a tranquil environment conducive to total relaxation. They use training in a number of modalities—including deep-tissue massage, sports massage, and reflexology—to ease clients' muscle tension and help reduce conditions such as high blood pressure or anxiety. They also employ hot stones and hot-towel foot scrubs to deepen a session's therapeutic benefits. They also travel to local offices for chair massages, which can improve employee morale and reduce the number of stress-ball-related finger strain.
Licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Ariana Geoffrey Stahlka strives to restore the body's balance and harmony with alternative-medicine techniques. Stahlka earned a MS in Oriental medicine and a BS in nutrition at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, one of the first colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States. She works along the body's energy meridians as outlined in traditional Chinese medicine, using acupuncture to alleviate chronic pain, fatigue, depression, and even aesthetic concerns. She navigates those same meridians during Krashada acupressure-therapy sessions, which uses pressure from hands to help enhance energy flow and release blockages that may cause physical pain, mental discomfort, or poor decision-making during Final Jeopardy!
Along with classic massage techniques, Stahlka utilizes craniosacral and multibody-release therapies to enhance motor function. Her background in nutrition allows her to address physical ailments with the complex art of Chinese herbology.
While some people wander the globe in search of ways to make their mark, licensed massage therapist Stacy Breeden affects positive change on the citizens of the city where she grew up. A native of Knoxville and a Smoky Mountain enthusiast, Breeden channels the restful quality of her rolling surroundings, decreasing anxiety, improving circulation, and increasing joint flexibility with a collection of massage services that include Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology treatments. Her Indulge Your Senses massage uses hot stones and aromatherapy to enhance relaxation, and raindrop therapy drips essential oil along the spine to rid the body of toxins and stress.
Licensed massage therapist Cassandra Dunlap has studied more than a dozen techniques in hopes of healing and rejuvenating her clients with integrative massage therapy. Rather than forcing each client to select a single massage style, such as reflexology or trigger-point therapy, she combines modalities based on individual ailments, recurring symptoms, or health goals. Before every session, Cassandra consults with clients to learn about any health issues—from chronic migraines to pulled muscles—and tailors her pressure and style to help ameliorate symptoms and reduce stress. House-made blends of aromatic oils inspire emotions and bolster positive moods; Pep Talk blends peppermint and sweet orange to bolster confidence, and Energize mixes lemon, rosemary, peppermint, and notes from the Rocky theme song. The spa's serene setting showcases a stone path winding through an indoor garden and an office decorated with ambient lighting and warm yellow walls.
In today's fast-paced world, the slow, gentle massage style of Jacinda Davis is like a breath of fresh air. Aiming to free both muscles and minds from the toils of the daily grind, Davis models the movement of her hands after the ebb and flow of ocean tides, eroding aches with deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy and deploying Swedish strokes to send waves of relaxation throughout the body. Inside her tranquil studio, soothing music pairs with sumptuous ingredients such as warm coconut oil and aromatherapy to further reduce physical and mental consternation and give the nose a renewed sense of purpose.: