Why Knot?
(608) 630-1001
6629 University Avenue, Suite 102
Middleton, WI 53562

Licensed Massage Therapists

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Experience wonderful relaxation with a Therapeutic Massage from a skilled massage therapist. Why Knot?  offers a wide range of techniques.  Follow the link for a complete listing of services.


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Hours of Operation: 

Due to Covid 19 

appointments can be made by calling your Massage Therapist directly

Susan Chiaro - 608-630-1001

Gillian Blake - 608-692-9645

Jane Mirshak - 917-670-6794

Proudly Serving  Middleton, Madison and the surrounding area

Our Story

Discover the calm and relaxation of skilled massage and bodywork. Why Knot? in Middleton, Wisconsin, offers a wide range of therapies at affordable prices. We are licensed massage therapists who are experienced and compassionate.

You'll love our relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Our goal is to bring your body to a more centered state so that you experience less pain and discomfort and move toward continued health. Learn more from our Facebook™ page.

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COVID 19 Protocol

We have been working hard to provide a safe environment for all of us during these complicated times.  We have cleaned and disinfected our office and treatment rooms, according to the recommendations of the American Massage Therapy Association.

We will be wearing masks, disinfecting before and after each client, and limiting all of our sessions to one hour.

We will be calling you the morning of  your scheduled appointment to review your COVID19 status, and discuss what you are wanting from your session.

Please review the following COVID19 Protocol prior to your appointment

(if this is your first session with the new protocol please remember to bring the COVID19 waiver that will be sent to you via email)


COVID19 Protocol

~Text/call from your car when you arrive

~Wear a mask when in the office

~Staff will open all doors for you 

~We will check your temperature upon your arrival

~Limit talking, especially in treatment room

~We will sanitize your hands before your session

~You will be escorted directly to your treatment room

~We will no longer be providing water on site

~Use restroom before arriving; restroom available for emergency use only

~Checks or cash only

      Checks need to be filled out before hand

      Exact Cash payments, no change will be available

~Appointments will only be made via email, text or phone


Laser Therapy

Why Knot?  is now offering Laser Therapy Sessions!  We are so excited to introduce the Class IV Therapeutic Laser to our clients.  This remarkable new device is used for the treatment of acute and chronic conditions to accelerate the healing process.  It offers non-invasive treatment for improving many types of pain and injuries.  It is an effective alternative to surgical procedures, does not require the use of drugs, and has virtually no side effects.

 How does laser therapy work?

 This approach works by stimulating the body's natural healing process, providing pain relief and repairing injured tissues.  Photons of infrared light penetrate through the skin and are absorbed by special components in your body's cells called chromophores.  Just as photosynthesis creates energy for plants to grow, the absorption of the photons by your cells causes increased production of cellular energy.  Vitamin D is another example of the photochemical process and how light affects cells.

 Using infrared light in areas of damage or injury means there is more available energy for accelerated healing.  This is called biostimulation. Because of its biostimulatory nature, laser therapy helps poorly functioning cells by providing available energy to accelerated healing.

 Laser energy increases ATP production (cellular energy) and circulation, which draws water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area.  As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.  Patients treated with laser therapy often show improvement both during and after treatment in the following ways:

  • Improved Lymph Flow
  • Improved Circulation
  • Reduced Scar Tissue
  • Relaxation
  • Improve Joint Motion
  • Antimicrobial
  • Improved Immune Response
  • Accelerated Cell Growth and Tissue Repair

What types of conditions can be helped by Laser Therapy

This cutting edge technology has an impressive success rate of quickly returning clients to work, sports and a pain-free life.  The laser provides a tremendous alternative for those facing surgery and helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction including but not limited to:

  • Wound and Burn Healing
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congestion
  • Deep Edema
  • Diabetic Neuropathy & Ulcers
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Discs
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Myofacial Trigger Points
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-herpetic Neuralgia Pain
  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Post-Traumatic Injury
  • Scar Tissue Formation
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder, Neck, Back & Knee Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Torn ACL
  • Neuralgia's
  • Venous Ulcers


What are the risks?

When it comes to pain management, laser treatments are extremely safe and can provide amazing results.  Laser treatments should never be given directly over the eye or the thyroid gland.  Laser treatment is entirely safe to deliver directly over metal implants, over broken skin, and on acute injuries.


Is there any pain or side effects associated with Class IV Laser Therapy?

 The laser should be painless and has no side effects when applied by a properly trained professional.  During treatment the patient experiences a gentle warming effect and at times, a profound feeling of relaxation.  Muscle stiffness may be felt the following day.  Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing response is more active after treatment.

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