* PLEASE NOTE: The following descriptions are not reviews by Metro Pulse; they are based on information provided by the businesses themselves or found on their websites. Metro Pulse cannot guarantee the accuracy of the following information.
Cornerstone Integrative Health Associates
369 Fountain Valley Circle (983-7800)
This collective of qualified pain management practitioners provide a myriad of holistic services aimed at reducing stress and increasing the health and well-being of their patients. Services range from traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, oncology acupuncture, Rubenfeld Synergy, integrative stress reduction, reflexology, oncology massage, in addition to a wide range of therapeutic massage.
1310 Luttrell St. (525-1665)
Using acupuncture and herbal medicine, this center works with a traditional approach to health care. By focusing on balance and working with both acute and chronic pain, a licensed acupuncturist encourages the body in its natural attempts to return to a state of harmony, health, and freedom from pain.
Knoxville Acupuncture and Yoga Center
7339 Cresthill Dr., Suite F10 (300-8125)
Owner Prasad Robert Hutter is an acupuncturist, medical intuitive, and energy worker who deals with meditation, herbs, and healing the underlying stress in patients’ lives. His focus is treating the root cause of diseases, not just the symptoms, with the overall goal of achieving harmony in the life force.
Self Health & Wellness Center
115 Gresham Rd. (687-7600)
This wellness center focuses on acupuncture, but its services also include chiropractic, massage, hair analysis, and nutrition, all with the goal of getting one’s body back to normal.
Traditional Health Clinic
6210 Highland Place Way (588-1125)
As an integrated holistic health clinic, Traditional Health Clinic works to help individuals understand illness as a state of imbalance within themselves and between them and the environment. Services include acupuncture, ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicines, nutrition education, and salt therapy.
3808 Black Oak Ridge Dr. (776-0258)
Kate Petree, a licensed and certified clinical aromatherapist, works with healing-touch spiritual ministries. Petree is also a licensed massage therapist.
4020 Julian Ave., Morristown (423-581-3285)
Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCA) Edee Webb looks to improve clients’ lives through healing touch and aromatherapy. By teaching classes on essential oil science in both Knoxville and Morristown, and providing natural health care, Webb believes that if one wants to change his or her life, she can help.
1719 Depot St., Powell (859-0938)
This holistic health business uses various techniques to manage stress, health, and fitness. Services provided include homeopathy, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, nutrition, reflexology, and ear candling.
Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare
665 Emory Valley Rd., Oak Ridge (482-0981)
The Ayurveda Center provides complementary and alternative health care education and services to local and regional communities. The center also provides energy work/reiki, herbs and supplements, meditation, massage, nutrition, and svaroopa yoga.
Paula Perkins, Colon Hydotherapist
Paula Perkins is a member of the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy who practices at the Center For Healthy Living (1204 Frederick Dr.).
600 Pennsylvania Ave., Oak Ridge (483-0121)
Terivik Hands’ Sharon Ruffin is a licensed massage therapist as well as an internationally certified colon therapist who offers colon cleansing and therapeutic massage.
Healing Circle of Light
171 Willingham Dr. (988-9585)
This holistic business primarily heals through energy by using the tools of healing touch, meditation, hypnosis, and qi gong.
6516 Kingston Pike (607-0173)
Leslie is both a licensed massage therapist and a certified clinical aromatherapist, using her services as part of a holistic approach to healing that incorporates aromatherapy, healing touch energy work, and spirituality to the highest good of the client.
Rose Wellness Network
5201 Asheville Highway (368-6828)
This holistic network offers a variety of self-help, stress management, and wellness classes including reiki and gentle movement sessions. Rose Wellness also teaches vision improvement using the “Brain Gym” and the “Envision It” processes, which help the left and right hemispheres of the brain function together more fully.
Certified by the International Reiki Center for Karuna, Truelove uses the holistic laying of hands to promote healing and relaxation. Her services also include Japanese Usui reiki and re-attunements for those who wish to practice reiki themselves. Truelove also teaches all levels of Usui and Karuna reiki.
MASSAGE + BODYWORK
The following descriptions are not reviews by Metro Pulse; they are based on information provided by the businesses themselves or found on their websites. The following practitioners are, at the time of publication, licensed by the state of Tennessee; however, Metro Pulse cannot guarantee future accuracy.
A Touch Above
2903 Alcoa Hwy. (384-9055)
This business specializes in ashiatsu as well as relaxation massage therapy and seated massages, but each massage at A Touch Above is tailored to the individual client’s needs by using a blend of techniques. Services also include facelift massages aimed at rejuvenating clients from the neck up.
ActiveHealth Massage & Bodywork
12133 S. Northshore Dr., Davis Family YMCA (405-1873)
ActiveHealth carries the following motto: Guaranteed results. Professional therapist Greg Thomas, trained in a variety of massage modalities, specializes in deep-tissue massage, structural integration bodywork, sports therapy and pain management, and is committed to fixing the physical problems of clients in pain.
6500 Papermill Dr, Suite 102 (450-3330)
This institute, first opened in March of 2010, offers training and diploma programs in clinical massage therapy authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Their student clinic offers discounted massage sessions to the public.
Art of Massage
212 S. Peters Rd. Suite 103 (599-0865)
Proprietor Joyce Russell offers massage therapies that are suited for each client’s specific needs. Her therapeutic hot stone, Swedish, abdominal, and deep-tissue massage, essential oil aromatherapy massage, and level-one reiki services have made Art of Massage a runner-up in the Best of Knoxville.
4901 Jacksboro Pike, Suite 202 (919-7010)
From infants to the elderly, this business specializes in deep-tissue and Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy for pain relief, hand/foot massage, plus hot-stone and myofascial massage. Services also include reflexology and acupressure.
DHARMA Massage & Bodywork
With over 10 years of experience, Benjamin Ownby, LMT, CMT, has been helping people relax and heal on multiple levels with several modalities. Clients can experience relaxation with Swedish Esalen, Lomi Lomi sessions in the comfort of their own home, office, or hotel. Tools from various modalities are utilized in client sessions to address specific client needs. Hours are by appointment; sessions are available during evening and weekend hours as well.
Garrett Manry Studios
501 W. Clinch Ave. (235-1007)
Working to relieve the damaging tension caused by stress, Garrett Manry offers deep tissue and Swedish massage and hot stone therapy out of his downtown Knoxville office. Call to make an appointment; payment may be submitted online.
Gentle Touch Therapeutic
220 South Peters Rd., Suite 102 (691-1565)
Gentle Touch uses an approach that enhances the innate healing qualities of the individual, performing a spectrum of work for all, from the infant to the aged. Owner and LMT Marty Austin specializes in craniosacral therapy, but also offers neuromuscular therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and Russian medical massages in order to ease pain caused by specific physical dysfunctions.
Gypsy Hands Healing Arts Center
711 N Central St. (522-5829)
This healing arts center provides therapeutic deep-tissue and relaxation massage as well as intuitive/spiritual counseling, reiki, reiki training and certification, aromatherapy and the Raindrop Technique, gluten free diet consultation, and acupuncture and holistic care for animals. Gypsy Hands also provides other forms of relaxation such as yoga and dance, including instruction in bellydance, ballet, and poi.
Health Touch Massage Therapy
10820 Kingston Pike, Suite 22 (414-2439)
LMT Teresa Holley Frazier, who has practiced for over 25 years and has given more than 20,000 massages, provides a unique massage experience for those living in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, and surrounding areas. Services include deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release, plus hot-stone and geriatric massage.
1705 Cove Creek Ln. (599-0412)
Dr. Dru McCutchen-Hotz mixes different techniques to best suit her clients’ needs. Services include, but aren’t limited to, energy work, ashiatsu, and hot stone massages.
Integrity Therapeutic Massage
10411 Lovell Center Dr. (470-4366)
Integrity uses therapeutic massage to focus on getting better movement and flexibility along with a greater range of motion in patients.
La Selva MedSpa & Reflexology
3 Forest Court (622-3330)
La Selva provides a variety of massages, from lymphatic drainage to lypossage. Their services are meant to embrace a complete holistic approach to health and wellness, accommodating clients who are both seeking to be pampered and seeking beauty from the inside out. Services also include reflexology and aromatherapy.
318 Erin Dr. Suite 5 (898-1499)
Massage Associates, a collective of 6 licensed massage therapists, offer craniosacral therapy and therapeutic massage with a variety of therapists who specialize in different types of body work. Services also include acupressure and aromatherapy, as well as deep-tissue, hot stone, restorative, rehabilitative, prenatal and couples massage. Massage Associates additionally offers lessons in baby massage.
5508 Kingston Pike (330-2322)
11669 Parkside Dr. (218-3689)
Attempting to make relaxation convenient with flexible appointment times and a number of locations nationwide, Massage Envy holds the belief that every body deserves a customized massage. Services include deep-tissue massage, cranial-sacral and Swedish massage, trigger point therapy and pre-natal massage.
The Massage Gardens
10841 Kingston Pike, Farragut (806-4062)
Vicki Winston, a practitioner with over eight years of experience, provides services ranging from myofascial release to herbal body wraps to prenatal massages. Online scheduling is available 24 hours a day.
New Horizon Wellness Center
6500 Papermill Dr., Suite 101 (909-0990)
4466 West Andrew Johnson Hwy. Morristown (423-581-1560)
New Horizon is a full-service massage clinic and spa, specifically designed with the patient’s comfort in mind. Their highly skilled team of therapists provide services in massage, bodywork, and energy work.
Open Hands Musculotherapy
2606 Greenway Dr., Suite 306 (406-2762)
Danae Miley, owner of Open Hands, has a passion for helping others through the power of musculotherapy. Services include Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, and sports massage, plus specialized treatments like myofascial release, lymphatic drainage and even canine massage.
The Temple Human Performance Services
105 Center Park Dr., Suite 101 (216-8600)
The Temple works with clients to achieve a higher level of physical performance through integrative structural therapy, nutrition, massage and neuromuscular exercise reeducation. The staff specializes in relieving chronic and acute pain and bolstering athletic performance. Services also include structural and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage
4716 Western Ave. (588-2324)
This 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is designed specifically for education in massage therapy. They offer students all teaching equipment available, multimedia presentation equipment, clay modeling equipment, a student library, and massage equipment. Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage is authorized for operation as a post-secondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Transformations Massage & Bodywork
123 N. Mohican (591-1288)
Owner Lisa Birnesser has been helping clients overcome pain and injury for more than two decades as a licensed massage therapist and teacher. Nominated as one of the best massage businesses of 2009 by WTNZ, Transformations provides quality massage services including couples massages and bodywork.
189 Brooklawn St. (288-8888)
Wow! Massage recognizes people’s need to find personal peace, and they aim to do just that through making massage a quality and affordable part of everyone’s wellness program. Their goal is “to improve physical, mental, and spiritual being through the magic of massage.” Also offers childcare by appointment.
Knoxville Reflexology Group Inc.
4216 Sutherland Ave. (588-1911)
The certified reflexologists at Knoxville Reflexology Group have provided clients with over 26 years combined experience in supporting safe and effective therapeutic reflexology, massage, and thermography treatments. With a focus on comprehensive wellness care, they believe the key is to educate clients, deal with principle pain relief, and restore overall balance to the body.
Elements of Healing Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology
5103 Kingston Pk. Suite 114 (247-0313)
Elements of Healing is on a mission to offer the many therapeutic benefits of massage and reflexology at affordable prices. Committed to providing clients with treatments that relax the mind, rejuvenate the spirit, and provide muscular and soft tissue relief, Elements of Healing offers many massage and reflexology services that are customized for each individual.
All Is Well Healing Center
711 Neff St., Maryville (681-4111)
This center is comprised of a chiropractor and nutritionist, a behavioral medicine therapist, a BodyTalk practitioner, a jin shin jutsu practitioner, and a hypnotherapist. The group is directed by Dr. Kate Flynn, a chiropractor specializing in applied kinesiology, nutritional counseling, and reiki.
Aravinda Yoga and Healing Arts Center
101 Westwood Dr (357-3535)
A team of specialists including Gina Baker and Caroline Munday offer various services, including yoga and reiki classes for all levels of experience. Multi-dimensional healing, acupuncture, energy medicine and meditation sessions are also held at the center.
Aspen Health and Healing Center
119 Central Avenue, Oak Ridge (230-7000)
This center offers services from a group of licensed professionals in massage therapy, qi gong, yoga, nia, cranio-sacral therapy, and holistic nutrition, plus natural & alternative facial treatment. They also host special events from a wide range of holistic classes and workshops, including tai chi.
Course to Eden
301 S. Gallaher View Rd. (539-0659)
Peggy Merritt is a holistic health care certified practitioner and master herbalist who focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit of her patients and helps them cope with and improve on problems with an all-encompassing program. Course to Eden offers hypnosis, nutritional therapy, detoxification and other holistic services.
East Town Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center
4800 Millertown Pike (522-6300)
A holistic physician with 21 years of experience, Dr. Judy Roy provides an alternative approach to well being by focusing on cold laser treatment, homeopathic, nutrition, and kinesio taping. The center also provides detoxification, ayurveda, bioenergetic testing, therapy, rehabilitation and chiropractic services.
Harmony Health and Wellness
123 Center Park Dr. (769-3000)
By appointment only, Harmony offers a full head-to-toe alternative health care practice, hoping to enable clients to obtain a better quality of life, naturally. Dr. Janel L. Meric, MD, focuses on strengthening the immune system and increasing energy levels by treating patients with natural bio-identical hormones and supplements.
Nine Wellness Centre
3113 Gose Cove Ln. (531-9086)
Owner Pamela Nine Martinez, Ph.D., has been in the wellness profession for more than two decades. She is a spiritual intuitive, medium, counselor and teacher who specializes in holistic health care through spiritual intuitive counseling, grief counseling and educational programs.
Rhama Healing Arts Center
9237 Middlebrook Pike (809-7201)
A collective of healing arts practitioners from the Knoxville area that specializes in such diverse treatments as reiki, deep tissue massage, life coaching, aromatherapy, meditation, homeopathic remedies, yoga and intuitive counseling.
4530 Eutaw Place (679-9642)
Owner Mebbie Jackson practices acutonics, using tuning forks on specific acupuncture points on the body. This facilitates healing and stress reduction.
Feng Shui For Us
Owner Monica Castaneda provides an architect’s view of the ancient Chinese art of space arrangement, helping clients establish a healthy relationship with their space. She uses the laws of nature to determine “what to put where,” to create a more relaxing, harmonious environment. Feng Shui for Us includes home business and landscaping consultations, as well as offering coaching, lectures, and workshops.
Lilly Sutton teaches the Alexander Technique, a practical method for learning to move with more ease and poise, and to develop an effortless, balanced, and supportive posture. This increased support can improve performance in all activities, and it is often helpful for people with back pain and chronic stress. While a specific motivation usually brings students to lessons, they often discover unexpected benefits, such as feeling more peaceful, clear-headed, and at ease in the world.
11533 Kingston Pike (671-0038)
It’s all about de-stress before di-stress, says Integrative Synergy and Migun TN owner Teresa Adams. She’s created a refuge for those who are overwhelmed or in pain, complete with soothing colors, relaxing scents, and plenty of classes and techniques that revolve around healing and relaxation, including yoga. Everyone is welcome to stop by and try out a Migun Far Infrared Massage Bed for free.
A holistic health counselor, Nicole Fey offers comprehensive and integrative consultations to help her clients live healthier lives. By focusing on achieving optimal weight, dealing with food cravings, getting adequate sleep, and restoring energy, Fey teaches others how to implement lasting changes that will improve all aspects of life.
Wholistic Health Solutions
103 Panama Rd., Oak Ridge (877-428-4483)
For holistic health in the comfort of one’s own home, Wholistic Health Solutions manufactures home health products, including ear candles and home colon cleansing kits.