Kneading Zen
Where therapy and relaxation meet!


Kelle Tunstall LMBT 10993, Certified Lymphedema Therapist  Kelle attended Medical Careers Institute in Raleigh, NC. After 920 hours of coursework, Kelle graduated at the top of her class.  She performed her externship at Duke Integrated Medicine in Durham, NC. Kelle has over 5000 hours of hands-on experience and believes that you never stop learning. She has more than 280 hours of continuing education. She enjoys mentoring current students in the field, volunteers, and supports many area support groups for those living with cancer. 

Kelle's other interests include spending time with her family, and friends, swimming, movies, cooking out, and day trips to the beach and mountains.

Preferred Provider with Society For Oncology Massage. 

Kelle's Specialties
Swedish/Deep Tissue Trigger Point
Hot Stone  Reflexology
Reiki Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) 
Oncology Scar Tissue Mobilization 


  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy at the Integrative Healing Institute, San Antonio, TX, 135 Hours 2017
  • Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist 10993 since 2011
  • Diploma Massage Therapy, Medical Careers Institute, Raleigh, NC, 920 Hours, 2011
Continuing Education:
  • Reiki I, Dianne Willett, Raleigh, NC, 10 CE Hours Nov. 2011
  • Introduction to Oncology Massage, Lauren Muser Cates, Newark DE, 24 CE Hours Feb. 2012
  • Hot Stone Therapy, Castine Consulting, Cary, NC, 16 CE Hours July 2012
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Whitney Lowe&Jan Schwartz, Cary,NC 6 CE Hours Aug. 2012
  • Integrative Reflexology Introduction, Claire Marie Miller, Durham, NC 8 CE Hours March 2013
  • Injury Management- Trapezius/Rotator Cuff, Courtney Payton, Durham, NC 8 CE Hours, May 2013
  • Massage for the 21 Century, Whitney Lowe&Jane Schwartz, Cary, NC. 4 CE Hours, July 2013
  • Massage for People Living with Cancer, Gayle MacDonald, Raleigh, NC 24 CE Hours, Nov. 2013
  • Elements Prenatal Massage, Castine Consulting, Cary, NC 8 CE Hours, Nov. 2013
  • Elements Hot Stone Therapy, Castine Consulting, Cary, NC 6 CE Hours, Nov. 2013 
  • Reiki II, Dianne Willett, Cary, NC CE 10 Hours, May 2015
  • Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy and Post-Radiation Treatment Client, Jamie Elswick, Arlington, VA 24 CE Hours, June 2015 
  • Ethics: Character and Expectations, Laura Lindsiedel, Cary, NC 3 CE Hours, April 2016
  • Instructional Clarity, ABMP, Distance Course, 1 CE Hours, Sept. 2017
  • Ethics: Includes Std V, Sheila Masters and Laura Lindsiedel Ford, Cary, NC 3 CE Hours, September 2018



Evolution Physical Therapy and Wellness


Masters degree in Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University, 2000

Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, James Madison University, 1996


Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Fellow in the American Association of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists


Jessie has been a physical therapist for over 18 years. She has been involved with educating physical therapy students and others PTs for most of her career.

The FAAOMPT (Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) designation is held by less than 1% of physical therapists in the state. Fellowship training involves rigorous classroom work, testing and over 400 mentored clinical hours.

In addition to Jessie's many years of clinical work, her fellowship training and earning board certification by the American Physical Therapy Association (OCS) have prepared her to help people with a wide range of health-related issues in an effective, empathetic, evidence-based and efficient manner.

Jessie has published several research articles and spoken at conferences nationally and internationally. She has a special interest in clinical decision making and incorporating the latest research into clinical practice. Most recently, Jessie has added therapeutic neuroscience education and mindfulness techniques (healthy habit changes, stress relief, managing changes in health status) into her clinical practice. This holistic approach acknowledges the importance of the mid-body connection. 

When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, exercising -whatever feels good that day- spending time in nature and practicing mindfulness.