As the proud owner (along with my supportive husband Colin Stipe) of The Kneaded Touch, I am happy to run a business with the sole purpose of healing and relaxation for our comunity. I grew up in Amherst and met the previous owners of TKT through a Medical Technology program at Amherst Steele High School, which inspired me to study Massage Therapy. After a significant motor vehicle accident in 2004, I found out first hand the healing ways of touch and massage therapy, which further drove me to follow this path.
I graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in Rocky River, OH in 2008 and received my State Board Licensure in January of 2009. I have studied Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi-Lomi (Hawaiian Massage), Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Deep Tissue for Relaxation, TMJD & Migraine relief techniques & more.
Together with life experiences and hard work, I have a great collection of tools that I use to help tailor each therapy session to the individual. I hope you enjoy my 'happy place' as much as I do.
Kelly has been with The Kneaded Touch since the fall of 2011. She graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy where she trained under some highly skilled teachers. Kelly loves being an LMT because she loves to be a positivie part of her client's lives, whether it's just for an hour, or a part of their long-term wellness goals. Kelly is certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Thearpy, where she using her feet to do the all the work. Ashiatsu is a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage. Kelly's favorite massages to give are 90 minute massages, Ashiatsu & Hot Stone Massage. She is also a certifiied 'Nurturing the Mother' prenatal massage therapist. Schedule with her at our Amherst Office.
Paul has an impressive history as a Firefighter, Emergency responder and Licensed Massage Therapist! Paul started as a client of TKT, because he believed in what massage therapy did to help him with such a physical job. He then decided to go to massage school so he could provide the healing powers of massage therapy. He graduated from The Ohio College of Massotherapy in 2015. Paul believes in the importance of mindfulness and will encourage you to forget what's going on outside of your treatment room and enjoy every minute of his relaxing, therapeutic massage. He is also available to provide Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Cold Stone Migraine Massage, & Deep Tissue Massage.
Doug graduated from Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy in 2017. He has studied Sports Massage, & Deep Tissue Massage, and traditional Swedish Massage. His approach to massage therapy is a balance between relaxation and therapy. With experience working for a Chiropractor, Doug really knows how to work on injuries, specific trouble areas, and more.
He is also trained in CranioSacral Massage - which is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.
Kadi graduated from EHOVE school of Massage Therapy in 2019. She has a passion for making her clients feel better! Her calming, warm personality, plus her drive to make people comfortable and relaxed makes for a great atmosphere. She offers not only any amazing therapeutic & relaxing massage, she also offers Hot Stone Massage. She has trained in Myofascial Release as well, and utilizes that in her sessions when a client needs deeper focused work on a specific area.
Jeffery Parker, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, started practicing the art and science of massage therapy in 1993. He currently holds a Tennessee Massage Therapy License and an Ohio Massage Therapist License. Also, he is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Physio-Naturopathic Fitness Instructor, and holds career diplomas in Fitness and Nutrition, Physical Therapy Aide, Relaxation Therapist, Natural Health Consultant, and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist. Additionally, he has trained in Craniosacral and Myofascial therapy techniques and as a Chiropractic Therapy Assistant.
Mr. Parker's work history includes five years of experience in an out-patient physical therapy and sports medicine clinic in one of the major hospitals in Chattanooga, TN. Five years work experience with chiropractors, three years in a spa/salon environment, plus experience in several massage franchises, as well as a small private practice. In addition, Mr. Parker has acquired teaching experience at massage therapy schools and community colleges located in both Tennessee and Indiana. He served as a member of the 1996 Olympic Sports Medicine Team, massage therapist for the United States Canoe Kayak Team, the Fort Wayne Ballet, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer, men’s basketball, and both men's and women's track teams, Lee University Sports Medicine Program, The University of the South Sports Medicine Program, the Chattanooga Locomotion, and the Chattanooga Ballet.
Jeff has the skill and ability to offer a deeply relaxing massage, tailored to fit the needs of the individual.
You may recognize Myra, as she used to be at the front desk as our receptionist! Myra went to massage school at EHOVE and graduated in May 2022. She switched over to her new role as Massage Therapist once her license came in June of 2022. Myra has a natural ability and desire to help others. Her massage is strong & therapeutic. She loves to do Hot Stone Massages, Himalayan Salt Stone Massages, and Prenatal Massages. She will discuss certain issues you may have, and will focus her session on those areas to help you acheive your wellness goals.
Monday - 10-8
Tuesday - 10-8
Wednesday - 10-8
Thursday - 10-8
Friday - 10-5
Saturday - 10-3
Sunday - Closed