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.
There are a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture. Ask most people what it is and you will probably get a dozen different answers. Acupuncture is SO much more than just having some needles stuck into your skin. We had the opportunity to work with Knoxville Weekend, along with two other amazing local acupuncturists, to help clear the air and help people understand what acupuncture is, what it can treat, and how it can help!
- Reduced Stress
- Reduced Back Pain, Neck Tension and Relieve Joint Pain in the Hands and Arms
- Relief from Headaches
- Reduced Eye Strain
- Improved Immune System and Reduced Sick Days
- Enhanced Mental Clarity and Increased Energy
- Relief from Digestive Conditions
- Allergy Relief
The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome).
It can be beneficial for pain syndromes due to an injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be helpful in treating neurological problems like migraines or Parkinson’s disease, or as a rehabilitation strategy for individuals who suffered a stroke. Respiratory conditions, including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture, as have many gynecologic disorders.