Welcome to Little Kneads, Therapeutic Massage and Body Works
Little Kneads is a state licensed and nationally certified massage and holistic wellness clinic. Here at Little Kneads Therapeutic Massage and Body Works, I am dedicated to helping you achieving total wellness through body work.
Whether the goal is to reduce stress, relieve tension, address pain or be pampered with a spa treatment, I am dedicated to providing you with a professional, full body, nonsexual massage through the scientific and systematic manipulation of the soft tissue.
Currently, I am the only full-time, state licensed and nationally certified, massage therapist and a current member of the Holistic Health Practitioners of Eastern North Carolina. I ensure comfort and abide by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Code of Ethics.
It is my goal to treat each client as an individual, customizing each session to meet your physical and spiritual needs.
Tilly Little, Massage Therapist.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Our eyes, ears, nose and tongue hold the receptors for our sense of sight, hearing, smell and taste respectively. The largest organ of our body is the skin. Skin contains the receptors for our sense of TOUCH, which makes our sense of TOUCH unique.
TOUCH plays an important role in human development from infancy to seniors and the dying.
Because of our world situations TOUCH has become almost obsolete and that very important instinct of need has been replaced by a sense of fear of getting to close.
The University of Miami School of Medicine established the first Touch Institute in 1992. It was the first center devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. The touch institutes have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life from newborns to senior citizens. These studies have demonstrated that TOUCH therapy has many positive effects on the system.
Massage fulfills, if done properly, this very basic and fundamental need of being comforted and touched and offers more health benefits than anyone formerly realized.
Massage for example
Improves immune function by improving and circulating the lymph system.
Reduces stress hormones and releases endorphins.
Alleviates depressive symptoms
Facilitates weight gain in premature infants.
Alters the EEG (brain waves ) in the direction of heightened awareness.
Relaxes the muscle and improves flexibility.
Increases endurance and reduces fatigue.
Corrects structural defects caused by tightness.
With additional music helps to relax the mind and release the spirit.
Massage has been found to also help meet that basic need and offers additional health benefits that if done on a regular basis may keep you healthier and mentally happier than any other modality.
Massage has also been proven to be useful for hospice patients in managing stress and alleviating pain, which can reduce the need for psychotropic and narcotic medications, all of which can have negative side effects.
TOUCH provides comfort, MASSAGE provides TOUCH, for an all over “FEEL GOOD” and “HEALTHIER” YOU…… Reach for all you can!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Massage Techniques do you offer?
Some of the techniques we are qualified to perform are:
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Hot Spirit Stone Massage
Integrated Energy Massage
The Cayce Facial
Deep Tissue Massage
What happens during a massage?
First you will be asked to fill out a brief medical history form. Then your therapist will take you to the massage room, discuss your reasons for your massage and the goals you would like to reach.
Next you will be asked to undress in private, down to your underpants, or whatever amount of clothing is comfortable. You will then be asked to lie down on a comfortable massage table, you will cover yourself with a sheet and/or blanket. Only the part of the body that is being worked on will be uncovered. Massage is the scientific, systematic manipulation of the soft tissue. We provide a professional, full body, nonsexual massage.
What payment methods do you accept?
We except cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.
How much does it cost?
Please see Rates and Packages to view many of our great deals!
When can I make an appointment?
Call 252-974-0903 to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm by appointment only
For all other Questions Please feel free to contact us at 252-974-0903 or by submitting a contact form here.