Why Knot Come See us?


Filled with uplifting energy from the moment you walk through the door; you’ll be greeted with soft, relaxation music and a sense of home, calm and serenity. Our home is filled with laugher, warmth and welcome.  Our rooms are lowly lit and nature filled while providing you with the added bonus of heated table top warmers to make your experience cozy and comfortable.







To create a personal and positive Registered Massage Therapy & Wellness experience through demonstrating our core values


To change the way Registered Massage Therapy & Wellness is perceived to the public while educating you on achieving and maintaining optimal wellness

Our Services

Massage Therapy

Indie Head Massage

Myofascial Cupping



Our Team

Why KNOT book yourself in for a Registered Massage with one of our many amazing therapists.


Taylor Dirstein

Owner & RMT

She believes in educating clients regarding body awareness


Michelle Baker


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.


Eric Vanderheide


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


Carol Culhane


Carol's holistic approach encompasses both shiatsu and massage therapy techniques. Her experience helps clients reduce pain and increase movement in ‘stuck’ areas.


Ashley Swartz


Ashley strives to provide her clients with effective and quality care, using relaxation and clinical massage therapy techniques.




Karen has a BSc. (Biochemistry) from McMaster University and graduated in 2015 with Honours from Trillium College (Diploma in Massage Therapy). She is certified in acupuncture and can perform acupuncture treatments within the scope of practice of massage therapy.




Amy Gibson graduated in spring of 2019 from Fleming college in Peterborough, Ontario. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Amy strives to help all her clients feel their best, physically, mentally and emotionally. She loves being able to utilize her skills to help her clients reach their massage therapy goals, whether that be to relieve pain, increase range of motion or decrease stress and simply take this time to relax from their busy lives.




Raven is a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Personal Energy Coach for Empowerment, Medical Intuitive Healer, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Youth Ambassador and Mentor, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Shadow-Work Specialist, Empathic, Projector Aura type as per the Human Design, Thought Leader and Messenger Of Love.




Counselling is Mackenzie’s passion and she thrives while supporting people to make positive and lasting changes in their lives. Through a warm and down to earth approach she builds collaborative relationships with clients to create an environment that facilitates personal growth. Her goal is to help clients develop insight and build skills that can support them to live a happier and healthier life.




Josh Devins graduated in 2017 from Mount Royal University in Alberta. As an RMT, Josh has a passion for helping clients be the best version of themselves and helping where he can through massage to allow for people to enjoy their lives to the fullest. Josh enjoys working with clients who are experiencing back, shoulder and neck pain due to working in an office or any career that isn’t allowing you to work at your full potential. Josh also enjoys working with clients who suffer from postural issues due to their daily activities and work place habits. He also enjoys treating anyone looking for relaxation and to destress.


Our Happy Clients

"Taylor is absolutely amazing. She's always full of energy, friendly, and clearly cares about her clients. She takes the time to get to know you, figure out what you need, and her deep tissue massages have been quite effective for me. I have never found a Massage Therapy Clinic that I have continually wanted to return to, but Knots is fantastic and I see no reason to switch again!"


"The therapists are all super friendly, the environment extremely relaxing & they make you feel at home. A special thank you to Michelle K for always making my body feel refreshed!"


"Had a great massage experience with Eric Vanderheide. He was very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I was able to book a appointment very quickly as I had pulled my back, He did a deep tissue massage and stretched me to help alleviate the pain."


"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!"


"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!"


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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: 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: Closed