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

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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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To purchase Gift Certificates call:

Susan Chiaro - 608-630-1001

Gillian Blake - 608-692-9645

Jane Mirshak - 917-670-6794

Hours of Operation: 
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wed: 11:00 a.m.- 7:00p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday:  1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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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Jane Mirshak

Welcome Jane Mirshak and Harmonyum Healing

HARMONYUM HEALING is a gentle, hands on healing system directed at the spine, brain and internal organs.  

Harmonyum employs the ancient art of utilizing the acupuncture meridians via the body's electromagnetic field. According to Chinese medical theory, meridians are the avenues of communication for energy in the same way that veins and arteries are the avenues of communication for blood.  The energy that travels through meridians influences all other body fluids such as blood, hormones and all other systems such as the nervous system, immune system and cardiovascular system.  The Harmonyum Healing System restores the divine flow of healing, warmth and life within each meridian, allowing the body and mind to experience great depths of serenity and peace.  

Harmonyum leads to glowing health, vigor, happiness and increased longevity by increasing vitality in the key energy centers of the body.  Harmonyum has a tremendous healing impact on the following:  Pain management, fertility, depression, fatigue, muscle relaxation, regeneration from disease, positive mental attitude, addictions, balanced hormones, healthy circulation, and deep sleep.

Harmonyum is non-invasive and client's remain fully clothed during their session.  Sessions are about 50 minutes in length.


Harmonyum promotes excellent health in the body and spirit by nurturing and strengthening one’s primal essence. It promotes profound states of deep relaxation and restores the body to an ideal state of balance and harmony. Continuous treatments release the body’s innate healing wisdom and bestow the effects of years of meditation, bringing you into a higher cycle of manifestation.  For more information on Harmonyum Healing visit, www.HarmonyumHealing.com

Jane Mirshak has gratefully served as Executive Director of Naam Yoga LA Healing and Research Center 501c3 for the past 6 years and for 4 years prior to that while headquartered in New York City. She led the Community Outreach effort at Naam Yoga LA designed to help spread Naam Yoga Therapies and Harmonyum Healing throughout the LA area and beyond. In 2016 the Community Outreach Program reached over 10,000 people in the LA Metro area. The Chamber of Commerce of Santa Monica awarded Jane Mirshak The Chairman Award for her service to the community in June, 2015. Ms. Mirshak has worked closely with other local non-profit organizations, civic organizations and almost anyone who seeks to experience the healing impact and joy that Naam Yoga delivers. She is an ERYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and teaches Naam Yoga Therapies, Shakti Naam Yoga, has been a certified practitioner of the Harmonyum Healing System (Levels I, II, and III) for well over a decade, and is a member of the Harmonyum Healing Training faculty which hosts trainings throughout the world. Her teaching has led her across the United States from California to Washington DC, to several countries in Europe, and Mexico.

Ms. Mirshak has recently given inspirational interactive lectures and classes on creating a joyful, happier, healthier and more fulfilling life and work environment, while dealing with the daily stresses of life, through Naam Yoga techniques, at very prestigious events such as the Organization of Women Leaders conferences, Chamber of Commerce events and more. Her every class is infused with infectious joy as she motivates others to find their true voice so they can do what they love and love what they do!

Once considered one of America’s most promising sopranos, she has been lauded by critics from both the East and West Coast and internationally for her singing. She currently sings benefit concerts for Naam Yoga to support its not-for-profit mission of serving others in need. The Washington Times stated, “The sparkling soprano of Jane Mirshak held dramatic power as Donna Anna (in Don Giovanni)… her shimmering voice the treat of the evening, her acting strong and engaging.” “Jane Mirshak as Freia (in Wagner’s Das Rheingold) was excellent, singing clearly and soulfully and with proper Wagnerian amplitude.” For Lithuania National Opera’s production of Wagner’s Der Fliegender Hollander, critics raved, “As Senta, Jane Mirshak is like the Nicole Kidman of the Opera Stage, strikingly beautiful with pure tone – a perfect balance to the Dutchman….”

Jane has joined the prestigious rosters of many of the world’s finest opera houses, symphonies and musical theater stages, including Washington National Opera (Kennedy Center) having performed with International superstar tenor, Placido Domingo, San Francisco Opera, National Symphony Orchestra of China, Lithuania National Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Mobile Opera, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the National Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Springfield Regional Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Eugene Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Florida Bach Festival, Bangor Symphony, Florida Symphony of the Americas, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Opera Omaha, Greensboro Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Springfield Symphony, Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Berkeley, Kansas City Philharmonia, Missouri Repertory Theater, Starlight Theater, Unicorn Theater, Quality Hill Playhouse, and Eastern Connecticut Symphony as well as many others. Jane has also toured Europe and Asia for dozens of duet concerts with her husband, tenor, Dr. Robert Mirshak.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Jane attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music and earned a BM in voice performance. From the Professional Actors training Program also at UMKC she holds her MFA in acting and directing. While still traveling and teaching, Jane makes Middleton her home with her husband and Middleton native, Dr. Robert Mirshak.

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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