~About Us~

Our highly trained and experienced massage therapists realize that no two bodies are the same so we invite you to try our signature massage, the Custom Therapeutic Massage. Every therapy service, every session can be customized to meet your specific needs. What sets us apart from the rest? Aside from treating each client individually by really listening to their needs, here at UKAM, caring, educated, gifted and intuitive therapists make all the difference. As a client, you can rest assure that you will not be rushed on and off the table as we space out appointments appropriately to allow time to consult with you before each session, complete your full session (if you arrive on time) and even allow some time in the end for you to relax before getting up. We offer a variety of massage lengths ranging from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. Our goal is not to see how many clients we can squeeze onto the schedule each day but to simply help all of our clients achieve the results desired through therapeutic touch and quality bodywork. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us at

941-255-8526 (UKAM)

U-Knead-A Massage Inc. MM18079

796 Crestview Circle NW

Port Charlotte FL 33948


Office: 941-255-8526 (UKAM) Cell: 941-234-6759

Hours of operation Mon Tue Thurs Friday 10am - 6pm

Wednesday and Saturday 10am-4pm 

Sun: Closed


We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Meet Our Team
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Minerva Noltee, LMT CNMT  MA39051

Founder of U-Knead-A Massage Inc./Therapist of the UKAM healing team.

In 2006 I started U-Knead-A Massage at a small two room studio in the back of a warehouse. It was small but it was all mine. I was grateful and excited to embark on a journey that has been the best years of my life. Continuously growing, we currently have three therapists and are always looking for like minded therapists to join the "UKAM Healing Team". My overall vision is to create a truly unique healing environment.

I have and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Over the last 19 years I have had the pleasure to study with true geniuses in their craft like, John Barnes, completing 5 out of 10 John F Barnes Myofascial Release approach seminars. Some of the other Masters of  Massage include, Aaron Mates, Margie Meshew, Shamaya Cha, Jim Cain, Michelle Manna, and my Thai teachers Therdchai Chumphoopong his mother Mum and brother Mos, Pichest Boonthumme and many more. Each of them taught me something invaluable about myself and the best ways to help heal my fellow man through therapeutic touch. "Healing Through Therapeutic Touch"

I have completed certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage, Thai Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage. Some of my other specialties are MFR, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, Bamboo fusion, Thai Herbal.

Check our Bodywork Services page for further details.

If you would like to book with me directly, please text my cell at:

941-234-6759 or call the office at 941-255-8526

I am available by appointment only, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:15-6:00

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Barbara Gill....Office Assistant and Scheduling Liaison....
Barbara takes care of all of our day-to-day scheduling an office details. With a sunny disposition and an incredible work ethic she greets all of our clients with respect and tries to find the perfect fit between client and therapist. Barbara is originally from the Northeast, she moved to sunny Southwest Florida to be closer to her mother and grandmother. A mother and grandmother herself, she saw the importance of what quality care could mean for her family. Barbara prides herself on the care and love she gives to others. This made her a perfect fit to join the UKAM healing team. We welcome Barbara to the UKAM family.

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Angelica Warn LMT MA91580,

(Yay! Back from maternity leave and better than ever!!!!)

Angelica Warn has been a massage therapist for a little over 3 years now. In the last three years, Angelica has continued her education, and has become a Certified Hot Stone and Certified Integrative Pregnancy Massage Therapist. She was born and raised right here in Southwest Florida. She’s always loved helping people and when she came across massage therapy, she knew this was the best way that she could be a part of someone's health and wellness journey. Angelica was at the top of her class at Florida Academy and has many plans to accelerate her career further. She’s so happy to be part of the UKAM family and can not wait to see where it takes her in the future. She has an incredible work ethic, and dedication to the overall good health of all her clients.

Some of Angelica's other Specialties include Pre-natal and Post-Natal Massage, Swedish Massage, Stone Therapy Massage (Hot, Cold, Salt and Facial), Massage Cupping and our signature massage the Custom Therapeutic.

To book your next amazing session with Angelica, please call the office


Angelica is available by appointment only most days of the week:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Light to Deep pressure

Karen Given

Karen Given LMT MA89549

Karen has been a member of the UKAM healing team since October of 2020. She loves aerial yoga and enjoying the goodness of Florida living. 

Karen is a graduate of the Sunstate Academy and holds and aesthetician license as well as massage license. Some of Karen's specialties include, our signature massage The Custom Therapeutic, Medical Massage for Injuries, Soothing Hot Stone Therapy, and restorative Swedish Massage. She is currently studying Reiki and Massage Cupping to add to her ever growing list of specialties.

To book your next massage experience with this talented Massage Therapist, please call 941-255-8526

Karen is available by appointment:

Friday 10:00 pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Appointments may be added as availability increases

Light-Deep Pressure


Anne Rager LMT MA12210

Anne's massage journey began more than 3 decades ago. After receiving the immense healing benefits of massage, she was inspired to embark on a lifetime of learning. She graduated from The Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts in February 1991. Early in her journey she was employed by RehabWorks Physical Therapy in Bradenton, FL for 2 years (1993-1995) while working in private practice for nearly 30 years in Sarasota.

Anne has a wealth of experience and training and holds Certifications in Neuromuscular, Medical Massage for Arthritis, Active Isolated and Resistance Stretching, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Stone Massage and Prenatal Massage among a few of the many modalities she has studied. She is always eager to learn and constantly adding to her skills.

She excels at Deep Tissue Massage and customizing your massage to your specific needs

Anne has been a North Port resident since 1997 and is excited to be working with and collaborating with the extraordinary therapists of the UKAM family.

To book with Anne please call the office 941-255-8526 She is available by appointment only on  Thursdays from 10:00am-6:00pm

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Susan Escarra- LMT MA27872

 Susan Escarra is a fully vaccinated therapist and has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She joined the UKAM Healing Team earlier this year and we couldn't be happier. She has lived in SWFL for over 40 years.  The proud mother of  3 children and proud grandmother of  7 grandchildren, she enjoys spending time with  family, friends, and her dog, NillaSusan specializes in Swedish, Custom Therapeutic Massage, and Couples Massage. With an experienced touch and a kind heart Susan truly cares about the clients "kneads".  

To book your next massage experience with Susan call the office at 941-255-8526. She is available by appointment only Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

We at U-Knead-A Massage Inc. are so very grateful to be serving the people of this community for over the last decade and look forward to the future. We are a success and we strive for greatness because of you.

Without you we are just idle hands.                

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