-Therapeutic Massage-
Asbury Square, Dubuque Iowa



Best massage in Dubuque for pain relief or relaxation! Our massage therapists are highly-skilled and experienced--trained in a variety of modalities.  Local doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists refer patients to our office for support.  We also offer Cupping Therapy and Sports Massage.  Take our tour below and read testimonials below that.


"I would rank Joan Knockel's massage among the top 5% of the best in the nation." . . . Stevie D, Buckcherry band guitarist

Neural Reset Therapy: "I've had this problem for years. After one session, my hip is perfectly fine, my foot feels much better."  Darcy Schromen

"If that wasn't the BEST, it was top two, and I've had a lot of massages, and I've been to some very nice, ridicously-priced places."  Josh W

"You won't be disappointed! It is worth the wait to get in!"  Ashley Meyer

"Awesome place to get a massage."  Sue Engelbrecht

"The staff take the time to assure your comfort and adjust the massage to target specific concerns. The ambience in the massage room is very relaxing." Tamara Prenosil

"I won't go anywhere else.  I've found my girl (therapist)!"  Jennifer M.

Neural Reset Therapy:  "Having had a car accident and consequently suffering a stroke, I found NRT to alleviate the pain, increase my range of motion, and to be longer lasting than any other therapy that I've tried--and I've tried them all!  It is helping to reconnect my muscle functions to my brain."  Nancy A

Neural Reset Therapy:  "That was amazing. It doesn't hurt anymore."  Martha Smith

"Among the Best. I have tried most places in Dubuque and found that these professionals know their stuff. Nothing but quality! They listen to the customer and identify their needs. I highly recommend Therapeutic Massage above all others." . . . Doug C.

"They are the Masters!" G.K.

"The best massage business in Dubuque!  I have been seeing Joan for over 15 years and she has been instrumental in keeping me pain free.  I am eternally grateful for her compassionate care in a relaxing environment."  Krista Berryhill

"It's amazing, and has really made a difference in my life.  I went from not being able to stand up straight when I got out of the car, to pain free."  Mary Beth Weiland

Neural Reset Therapy:  "After 2 NRT sessions on my neck, I don't even know where my migraine medication is?"  Jennifer Klaas

"Driving home after the appointment, I realized that I was totally pain free for the first time in over two years!"  . . . Cheryl S.

"The best place to get a massage in Dubuque. They are all good!"  Linda C.

"They take advantage of advanced courses and seminars to keep up with their technical end of their therapy which benefits every one of their patients."   . . . Mary Brady

"It's incredible!  That was amazing."  Donna S.

Neural Reset Therapy:  "That was awesome!   It's the best I've felt in a long, long time. " Penny Splinter

"They are so busy, you have to schedule a long way out, BUT well worth it!  The BEST place to get a massage!" Laurie Baliff

"Oh, WOW, that was awesome! I can't believe my headache is gone so fast!  Deb Ehlers

"I love the lotion! It soaks in and doesn't leave you feeling greasy.  It smells fresh, not like some places that have that stale oil smell."  Marilyn S.

"Felt like 'mush' when we were done."  Sharon Beck

"I have found relief of pain/discomfort through gentle therapy which is adjusted minute by minute to my body's own responses.  It is amazing!"  Susan Pettinicchio

"That was incredible!"  Chris McNamara

"Among the Best:- Therapeutic Massage- is located in a rather simple yet obsquer location but still easy to find spot. Where other places focus on the environment and pretty settings they focus of quality massage. I have tried most places in Dubuque and found that these professionals know their stuff. Nothing but quality! They listen to the customer and identify their needs. I highly recommend Dubuque Therapeutic Massage above all others." . . . Doug C.

"That was awesome!" LAW

"While living in Seattle, I had been through both physical therapy and massage for a chronic neck problem that was the result of a car accident. It had been helpful, but did not resolve the pain.  I was thankful, after moving to Dubuque, to find a helpful doctor and physical therapist. The physical therapist recommended that I go to see Joan Knockel.  I was told that Joan provided excellent medical massages.  The physical therapist was impressed with Joan's knowledge of the origins and insertions of the muscle groups.  She said that Joan's techniques had been very effective in relieving the pain of other clients that were treated by the both of them.  I immediately felt comfortable with Joan.  She has a positive and caring personalityl  As soon as she began to work on my muscles, I knew that she was not only knowledgeable but skilled.  Driving home after the appointment, I realized that I was totally pain free for the first time in over two years!  As a nurse, I know that nerve and muscle pain can be long term and is not immediately resolved.  But, in the course of therapy, I have experienced diminishing pain and increasing mobility.  I have so enjoyed getting to know Joan as well as receiving the massages that I will probably continue scheduling appointments even after the neck issue is totally resolved.  She provides a wonderful relaxation massage also!" . . . Cheryl S.

I am a massage therapist myself and in this profession we rely a great deal on finding other therapists who can provide us thorough therapeutic work. I am from outside of Dubuque, and I certainly don't mind the drive to Therapeutic Massage's office, because I know the high-quality service is going to last me a long time. . . HATM

"Joan is so professional, understanding, patient, knowledgeable, and fun.  She is focused on wholeness, wellness, and peace. I highly recommend -Therapeutic Massage- for your health." . . . Sue Hird-Pregler

"After two knee replacements I was left with stiffness and pain when I walked more than a few minutes.  After consulting with physicians in various clinics, one clinic very well known, I realized that MD’s cannot do anything for the type of stiffness/pain that I had, or maybe did not take the time required to get to the problem.  After searching for treatments, including prolotherapy and chiropractors, another one of Joan’s “satisfied customers” advised me to go to Joan for massage therapy.  I was impressed with her technique and her determination to correct the problems.  It took a number of appointments to “break the code” but she never gave up and I experienced amazing relief.  And, if all her skills and techniques are not enough, you get to know a sincerely lovely, and caring lady." . . . Mary Brady

"Before I came here I wasn't able to sleep on my shoulder for about 9 months. Now I can lay on that shoulder. Phenomenal!" C. D.

Neural Reset Therapy: "It's fascinating how it works, but it definitely feels better." R.L.

"A relaxing, meditative experience."  GMK  

Neural Reset Therapy: "That was pretty amazing! I was in serious pain this morning!" Paul Thompson

"Most awesome massage. I was lost for a while, then I came back, then I got lost again."  Kelly Lynn

Neural Reset Therapy:  "I was amazed at how surprisingly immediate the results were."  BSK

Reflexology:  "My feet feel fantastic!  Hands like no other!"  Carla Hiatt

"That was amazing! I feel like a noodle--a happy noodle!" JTD

"I'm so relaxed, I feel like I'm coming off a good drunk." Cathy Bartels

Neurel Reset Therapy:  "I can't believe it would be that easy, and it didn't hurt."  Debbie

 "I feel completely invigorated, more flexible, and my neck has better range of motion. Overall euphoria!!" CF

"Amazing!" Chris Sumner

"I'm grateful for the care I receive from Therapeutic Massage, and look forward to my regular visits.  It helps to keep my body moving through these golden years."  Mary G.

"No matter  where  repetitive  stress  has  brought  you,  they  knead  through  skin,  muscle,  and  nerves  to  get  to the  heart  of  the  problem . . . bringing gentle and welcome relief."  Martha Smith

"Neural Reset Therapy with Joan Knockel was wonderful for me!  The process seemed far too easy to be successful but it made a difference in one session.  Before my session, I experienced constant pain between my shoulder blades and neck.  I was putting off going to a chiropractor or medical doctor because I was dreading an invasive procedure and/or drug treatment.  Thankfully, I reached out to Joan and found this marvelous therapy option.    For my follow-up appointment with Joan I received a full body treatment.  My pain is gone and I feel like a new person.  Thank you so much Joan for improving my quality of life!"  Debbie

 "Every 6 weeks, I get all my aches removed from my body so I can face everyday life with a smile--so relaxing!" Mary Beth Weiland

"The place is so clean!  You always have the cleanest bathroom!"  Jean

"Really like the variety that is offered.  Be it Massage, Reflexology, or Reset Therapy."  Mike Schiesl

"No matter where repetitive stress has brought you, they knead through skin, muscle, and nerves to get to the heart of the problem . . . bringing gentle and welcome relief."  Martha Smith

"Therapeutic Massage in Asbury Square is my Zen!"  Julie Franklin

"My neck has always felt bad, so I didn't think massage would help, but now it doesn't hurt."  Sasha Z.

"I've had this hip pain for what feels like forever.  After just a few sessions of NRT, it's gone."  Dan

"Joan was so willing to accommodate my needs and helped me with my pain and become relaxed.  Thank you Joan!"  Lona     

"The therapists at -Therapeutic Massage- have taught me that by taking care of myself, I am better able to care for others.  Every month I bask in the warmth, comfort, calming, caring touch and walk out more whole and happy."  Donna Loewen

"-Therapeutic Massage-  is a lifesaver, my favorite place.  I would recommend it without hesitation!"  Kristin    

Neural Reset-- "I feel so relaxed right now, I'm shocked.  I was apprehensive about how this work could be relaxing.  That was amazing!"  Sherry Leeser

"My body feels refreshed and relaxed after.  My whole wellbeing is respected and renewed."  :-)  S.H.

"In 3 words:  Professional, Knowledgeable, Personable!"  Peg, RN

"I get a massage monthly and it is the best thing anybody can do for themself!  It is a 'me' day.  Debbie Maiers"

"Love getting massages here.  I feel great afterwards!  :-)  Penny Splinter

"Massages keep my migraines at bay."  Jennifer 

"Joan is very knowledgeable on many techniques and can draw on her knowledge to address various issues. I'm inspired to take care of my own body after an appointment with her."  Randy Vannorsdel

"First time for Swedish massage!  If you like long strokes and a fufu massage, this is the one!  You're the best, Joan!!   Darcy

"For complete relaxation and to have all aches and pains disappear.  Joan makes me feel young again.  :-) "  Margaret Weiland

"Joan takes the time to truly listen to the body to make it feel better.  She genuinely cares about making me feel better.  I can't say enough about what a warm, caring person she is."  Tina Birkett

"Love you and your gentle, loving talent."  Sushi

"Joan is awesome.  She always makes you feel special.  Love her  :-) "  Penny S.

"I get a massage monthly and it is the best thing anybody can do for themself!  It is a 'me' day."  Debbie Maiers

"A therapeutic massage can make you feel spry and young again."  Dee Merritt

"A slice of Heaven!"  Lee

"I feel alive and wonderful after my session today."  Evans B.

"I love Tina! She is strong and gentle, finding the perfect pressure you need, and she's a great listener; our sessions always double as two types of therapy."  Sarah Louise Warren

"I have been going to Danielle for 15 years.  She is truly amazing as a person and a Massage Therapist." Randy Nichols

"Tina is very attentive to your specific needs and inspects along the way to improve pressure and comfort. Great massage."  Marlene Woller

"I have had massages from many people, and Tina is far and away the best!  I always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed."  Patti

"Tina is a great listener.  She is able to really help me and focus on making me feel better."  Wendy Hopp

"I feel great after my session. Thank you!"  Judy Greve

"I really like their personalities.  They even offer DOT physicals and cupping."  Nick

"That was wonderful! It is definitely worth the wait to see these gals!"  Jill H.S.

"As a Dr of physical therapy I am highly critical of other practitioners. Joan exceeded my expectations. She has a gift for NRT. I traveled a great distance to see her and I was very pleased with the session. Her insight into the working of the neuro/fasical system is impressive." Mark K.