Rebekah Knause, L.Ac., LMT, RYT is the owner of Balanced You Massage. 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.