Somata Massage

Somata Massage

Katherine Smith

Denver, CO

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4 years in business
1 employees

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I do deep tissue massage based on structural integration principles, as well as medical massage. I work within my client's pain tolerance to make their massage as comfortable as possible, working slowly and going in by layers. I specialize in lower back and hip issues to relieve chronic pain.

I put plenty of time between massages so that I have time to focus on my client and find out what they want and need by asking questions and doing assessments.

I also offer packages with discounts and a monthly membership for $55 per month. 

I love everything about what I do! I enjoy problem solving when clients come in with tough challenges, and I love making people feel better because I make changes in their tissues. My clients have longer lasting results because I use structural integration techniques and principles. 

Services

Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage


Location

Denver, CO 80226

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  • Karen Greene

    Katherine was wonderful and I am definitely going back to her.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Generally, clients book online and fill out a one page intake form. When they come in, I go over the form with them, discussing what their history and issues are. I do any necessary assessments and explain what I will be doing, so we are on the same page.

During the massage, I stay in communication with the client regarding their comfort level and any changes they experience in their tissues, if applicable.  

After the massage, I check in with them and discuss the need for more massage.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am licensed in the state of Colorado, having graduated from Colorado School Of Healing Arts. I am certified in myoskeletal massage, and have studied structural integration techniques of Thomas Meyers and Ida Rolf. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $65 for a one hour session, and $90 for an hour and a half. I give a $10 discount on your first massage if you are referred by a current client of mine. I also give discounts on 3 packs and 6 packs, and have a membership where a commitment to one massage a month, gives you a $10 discount on all your massages.


How did you get started in this business?

I have a always enjoyed massaging family members, and when my daughter got sick, I decided to quit my job and go to massage school so I could spend more time with her and give her support with online school.


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with children as young as 7 years old, teenagers, young and middle aged adults and seniors. I have also worked with developmentally disabled and visually impaired clients. I specialize in the neck, hips and lower back, but have worked with clients that have TMJ symdrome, plantarfasciitis, dizziness, thoracic outlet and shoulder issues.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I always love it when a client gets off the table with a problem resolved. Recently, a senior client came in with pain in her hip that had not gone away despite having hip replacement surgery. After one session, we were able to relieve the pain that she had had for 7 years. It was really gratifying!


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a company in your area of expertise?

My advice is to confirm the type of massage that the therapist does. Not all therapists do therapeutic massage, with specific knowledge of the particular issue you have. Ask if the therapist has had success at resolving the issue you are having worked on.


What questions should customers think through before talking to companies about their needs?

How many sessions will it take to see improvement?

How much am I willing to spend to see if massage will resolve my issue?

Is there anything I can do at home or work to speed the process of healing?

Does the company take my insurance?