“We wanted a calm, serene place for our clients,” noted massage therapist Violet Middaugh of Feel the Knead LLe. “We had been located in a hair salon, which was an active environment. This suite is in a great location just off Monroe Street but tucked in away from all of the hubbub,” she said. Last year, Ms. Middaugh had joined the practice established by massage therapist Rebecca Carpenter in a salon on Talmadge Road. “This new space is close to our former location but we really like the privacy and the landscaping surrounding the buildings,” she pointed.out. “This is also ideal in that we can set our own hours for appointment and take care of clients at their convenience. In our former location, we had to comply with the salon hours.”

Mrs. Carpenter said she had found the space over a year ago and knew this was where she wanted to have her practice. She expressed her interest in the space building with Tom Helberg of Bellevue Investors and managing partner for the building.

Steve Best of ERA Dynasty is also a partner in the building. “Even though I wasn’t quite ready to make the move, Tom was very patient and wonderful to work with. I had heard good things about him as a landlord and found them to be all true,” Mrs. Carpenter recalled. In August, the time was right and the office was opened Aug. 2. “We came up with a new name, Feel the Knead, to go along with the move,” Mrs. Carpenter related. “We have also found this to be a very convenient location for our clients.”

While the three therapists offer hot stone, myofascial bodywork, deep tissue, sports, pregnancy, relaxation and therapeutic massage, their focus is ontherapeutic massage. “We each have several people who have become clients on the recommendation of their physicians” Mrs. Carpenter offered. Other clients may also make appointments as often as they feel the need such as weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.

According to Ms. Middaugh, appointments are scheduled for 30, 60 or 90 minutes. “In the longer appointments, there is time to address problem areas and do full body massage, as well,” she said.

A third massage therapist, Carol Hanson, is also available for appointments, which are scheduled between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. “We are all licensed massage therapists and certified in several specialties. We continue to train in special areas to benefit our clients,” Mrs. Carpenter reassured. “And, Violet and Carol are running a special through October featuring 60-minute massages for $45 and 90- minute massages for $65.”

Originally posted in Sylvania Advantage.