Why Knot Come See us?

We've got your best interest at our fingertips. 

At Knots, we strongly believe that your treatment should be personalized to your specific needs. We provide a thorough assessment before your first treatment to tailor your treatment specifically for you. This allows us to start building a foundation towards better health. Each individual is unique and we believe that customizing your treatment is ideal. Your experience is important to us and because of this our treatments are catered towards duration and not specific treatments. Our therapists and practitioners use a combination of relaxation, swedish and deep tissue techniques to meet your treatment goals. Since we are extremely client focused, we cannot stress enough how important it is to have strong communication between ourselves and our clients. We will check in periodically with you to ask how you are feeling during your treatment and believe that this communication is crucial in order to give you the best experience possible. We always want to know if you're too cold or too hot; if pressure is too much or not enough; etc.. Whatever it is that you need to enjoy your experience, we want to know.

We believe that for whatever reason you're visiting Knots, you should always have a welcoming and relaxing environment to enjoy. That's why our waiting area is bright, calm, relaxing and full of good vibes. Our space is said to make you feel at home. We encourage all of our clients to arrive early or stay after their appointment to take advantage of the environment, complimentary water and tea while you bring your head space into a place of mindfulness and peace.

Why KNOT come see us?

Our Services

Relaxation Massage

Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Acupuncture

Indie Head Massage

Cupping Treatment

Herbal Medicine Consultation

Our Therapists

Why KNOT book yourself in for a Registered Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Traditional Chinese Medicine Appointment with one of our many amazing therapists and practitioner.

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Taylor Dirstein

Owner & RMT

She believes in educating clients regarding body awareness

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Karas Smith

R.TCMP & Acupuncturist

She is passionate about getting to the underlying root problem of any concern using a gentle and integrative treatment style.

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Michelle Kuschmierz

RMT

Michelle's love for anything that decreases pain and increases relaxation and a worry-free life has brought her to the path of massage therapy.

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Megan Verbiski

RMT

Her passion for helping people is motivation to provide a relaxing and beneficial treatment. She views each client as unique and aims to help them return to everyday life, pain free.

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Samantha Osier

RMT

She has previous experience in a spa environment giving her the ability to perform wonderful relaxation massages combined with her ability to perform therapeutic massage.

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Eric Vanderheide

RMT

Eric is trained in the use of Swedish Massage techniques as well as complementary techniques such as frictions, fascial work, and trigger point therapy.

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Oliver ``Ollie`` Dirstein

Clinic Dog

Oliver will always greet you with a warm welcome and with high hopes of a belly rub.

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Our Happy Clients

"I have been searching for a new massage therapist and I found her! Thank you so much Taylor. You are truly awesome and a joy to work with. I appreciated the extra care you took and I look forward to receiving another treatment."

Tara D

"By far the best massage therapy I've ever had! Taylor is amazing, and I also had a great experience with Michelle when I wasn't able to get in to see Taylor. Highly recommended"

Stefanie B

" The location is very warm and inviting, all the staff are very friendly and polite and makes for a calm relaxing environment. Kendall is very attentive to your specific wants and needs and will ensure you are feeling your best before you leave. I will be definitely re booking thank you !"

Curtis P

"Michelle K. is awesome! Being an RMT myself, I'm very selective about who treats me, and I can honestly say that this girl knows her stuff! Pressure was perfect. Atmosphere was very relaxing as well. I would highly recommend this place to anyone needing a great massage!"

Julia O

"I've gotten the best massages from knots, which is why they're now my main spot in town! Everyone who works there are excellent therapists, super nice & very knowledgeable. If you haven't been & are loooking for an RMT in the waterloo area, I highly recommend giving these guys a shot!"

Jennifer N

"Kendall gave me the most incredible massage. Can’t wait to go back and see her again! Headache is relieved, neck and shoulders feel great."

Lisa E

"I'm a first timer. The experience was awesome. I was made to feel very comfortable and the massage was fantastic for my neck, shoulders and upper back. Thanks, Taylor!!!"

Susie L

"Taylor is exceptionally good and I come out of my appointments always feeling 100x better then before. Her techniques are unmatched!"

Rachel B

"Taylor Dirstein has been my RMT for the past 2 years. She is very professional, knowledgeable, great listener and prompt. I am an avid runner for over 12 years and there is nothing that Taylor can't fix. I always recommend Taylor to my friends, clients and family members. I trust Taylor's knowledge, ability and I know I'm in good hands!"

Natalie

"I began treatment with Taylor Dirstein in November 2011, following a cycling injury and after being diagnosed with herniated discs in my lower lumbar. Right from the start, Taylor demonstrated a high level of interest in my recovery and went way beyond what I have received from previous RMTs and what I had ever expected! Outstanding treatment was not limited to the massage itself, as she had thoroughly researched and educated me on my specific condition, developed a treatment and recovery plan, and assigned targeted exercises to ensure a quick and successful recovery. I attribute my speedy recovery to Taylor's phenomenal work! Since 2011, at a time when I was unable to walk comfortably for more than 20 mins., let alone ride my bike, I have competed in several half marathon races and completed my first Triathlon, all with competitive results! I continue to see Taylor for maintenance support and consistently receive the same level of professionalism and outstanding treatment as day one!"

Matt

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Why KNOT Come See Us!

We’re located at 133 Weber St. N.  in the same plaza as Shoe’s 22, Raymond’s Flower Shop and other local businesses. Our front door faces Weber Street so if you can’t see us when you pull into the parking lot walk around the flower shop and we’re on the left hand side.

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Clinic Hours

By Appointment ONLY

Monday - Friday: 8am-8am
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed