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Advance Massage and Movement is not your typical massage business. Kim, who runs the Dallas business, said she and her partner, John, focus more on pain management. “We’re not candles and hot rocks,” she said. Together, they have almost 30 years of massage therapy experience, and in October, opened the business, which emphasizes massage, stretching and movement therapy. Kim requested a loan to purchase an alternate deep muscle stimulator machine, which is used by professional sports physical therapists, and a cold laser, which is often used by Olympic trainers and does not require patients to take supplements for recovery.

Kim recalled she felt a calling and great need for more massage and movement offices. She stated, “There are too many people taking too many prescriptions. We just want to help people help themselves, and to us, that’s huge.”

Without the loan, Kim said, the business would have still been successful, but it would have happened at a slower pace. The loan will also pay for free weights and equipment. To find out more about the business and Kim’s services, visit the website at

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $6,600 helped Kim to pay for professional equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013