Get to know Dawn Knutson, LMT!

Dawn Knutson has been a part of the East Village Spa team since 2011, filling in for us as needed while she raises three very busy (and awesome) boys and crochets beautiful pieces for her business “Yarn over Matter.” We’re fortunate to have an experienced massage therapist like Dawn to fill in when employees need time off for travel or maternity leave, or to help us accommodate a group bookings and special events..

How long have you been working in this field?

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000.

Why did you go into this line of work?

My dad has always had headaches as long as I can remember, and always had me massage his neck while growing up.  After traveling for a while and not knowing my next step, my Dad checked out some massage schools, without me knowing, and he told me I had an interview with a massage school.  The next day I went to the interview and my gut told me to go with it.  I hadn’t even had a massage before starting school!

What is your favorite service to give?

Massages for relaxation including hot stone, body scrubs, our signature massages, and foot massages and pregnancy massage. I LOVE doing massage therapy during special spa events like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day!

What is your favorite service to receive?

Two Feet Deep massage and facials

What is your favorite spa retail product?

Our bath salts and Zoya nail polish.

Describe your treatment style in 3 words?

Nurturing, Supportive, Comforting

What do you do when you are not at work?

My family enjoys traveling, I’m active in my son’s activities, and I crochet for my business “Yarn over Matter.” I love hoop dancing!


Why should clients visit YOU?

I feel that I give my clients my entire attention. I listen to your needs and like to tailor my massage to fit with what you are seeking for your end result from your session. I like connecting with people and feel that I can help make a difference in helping others to relax.

What are guests saying about Dawn?

“Dawn was wonderful! She put me at ease and her kindness and professionalism helped make my massage experience so relaxing.”

Note Dawn’s schedule varies. She works primarily on call for events and substituting for therapists who need time off. If you love Dawn’s style, we’d be happy to suggest a similar style therapist if you need in when she’s not scheduled. Just give us a call at (515) 309-2904 of e-mail


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