Our therapists

Rebekah Knause, L.Ac., LMT, RYT

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Rebekah Knause, L.Ac., LMT, RYT is the co-owner of Balanced You. Rebekah was born and raised in West TN and has been in Knoxville since 2001.

She is a licensed Acupuncturist with the state of TN and holds diplomate status with the NCCAOM. Rebekah graduated from the Jung Tao School of Chinese Medicine in Sugar Grove, NC in July of 2018. Rebekah has been a practicing massage therapist for the past 16 years as well as during her years studying at Jung Tao,

She began her massage career working with Apple Health & Wellness for seven years and learned various massage modalities and human anatomy. She discovered the many ways that a body can be injured – either by accidents, bad posture habits, poor ergonomics in the work place, and, how stress can create disfunction in the body. Throughout her time with Apple Health, she was constantly investigating how these injuries happen and asking the doctors about the various ways of treating people and their injuries. 

During her time practicing massage at Balanced You, Rebekah developed various neck, low back and shoulder issues. Her repeated attempts to treat her pain with massage, chiropractic, and exercise therapy did not quite provide the healing she sought. That is when she tried Acupuncture. She was so impressed with the results she received from her treatments that she knew this was what she wanted to study and practice for the rest of her working life!

Rebekah began her education at Pellissippi State and then studied for four years at Jung Tao where she received her licensure. She knew that she needed to train other massage therapists to learn deep tissue therapeutic massage so that she could make her transition out of massage and into the field of Acupuncture.

“I truly enjoy teaching fellow massage therapists how to perform effective massage without hurting their own body and improving the well-being of our clients.” she said. 

There are now three highly-trained, certified massage therapists that can provide various styles of massage at Balanced You. Our specialty is Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a technique that uses the feet to apply pressure and massage instead of the hands. As well as being an incredibly deep and relaxing massage, Ashiatsu offers healthier ergonomics for the therapists.

Rebekah’s goal, along with her staff of therapists, is to provide a holistic way to teach and facilitate balance within themselves and continue to promote that balance to the community of Knoxville.

In Rebekah’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband Ben and daughter Lydia. She loves to be outdoors, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, and drinking coffee. 

To discuss your massage and acupuncture therapy, call the appointment line: (865) 888-5342.

Patricia Dougherty, RYT, CRT

Patty2-243x300Patricia is the impetus behind Breezeway Yoga Studio and is also a partner in Balanced You Studios. She returned to Knoxville after studying yoga and yogic philosophy for over 10 years in Southern California. While in Southern California, Patty became Certified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher at Cloud Nine Yoga in West Los Angeles, CA and Certified as a Restorative Yoga Teacher at Yoga Works in Laguna Beach, CA.

Her goal is to help you open the body to find space and allow for radiant good health and radical self-acceptance. Connect with Patty via email: pattyyogamail@gmail.com or check out her website: www.pattyyoga.com.

 

Your Balanced You Massage therapists:


Elena Caicedo, LMT
Elena Caicedo has always been attracted to the idea of helping people. After moving to Denver, she discovered a passion for health and wellness, which lead her to massage therapy. She attended and graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy where she also worked as an anatomy tutor. While in school she was trained in Swedish Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Structural Body Work and Sports Massage.  She has since attended seminars in Hot Stone massage and John F. Barnes Myofascial Release. Her goal is always to use her unique training to relieve tension and help people develop a  more positive connection with their physical body.

Her modalities include: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Sports Massage.


Natalie Stiles Mabe

Natalie graduated from the Center of Rehabilitative Education in March of 2006 and practiced with Hosenfeld Chiropractic since April of 2006. She is Certified NCTM and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA). Her education focused on myofacial deep tissue work and sports massage. She enjoys working with people through all walks of life, and her main passion is educating her clients in helping their own bodies between each massage.

 


Megan Roach, LMT 

Megan Roach attended the Appalachian Training Center for Healing Arts where she graduated in 2013. Her first experience with massage was at a young age, and then at 15 received energy work for the first time. After that she knew she wanted to be able to share this healing work with others. She has studied healing touch and biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which she practices along with therapeutic bodywork, swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massage.

Deep tissue massage   biodynamic craniosacral therapy  •  therapeutic bodywork  hot stone    prenatal massage

Connect with Megan via email: 78mego@gmail.com or call: 865-607-6293