When Jessica Smith opened Sense of Self Massage in June, she had one goal in mind: to combine therapeutic massage treatments with luxury and relaxation.
Smith has always known that helping people is what she was truly passionate about. And now, after 13 years as a licensed massage therapist, she has found the perfect way to blend massage therapy and spa-like elements into one thriving business.
Smith’s favorite thing about massage therapy is being able to help others and share in their road to recovery.
“(It’s about) helping people and creating relationships,” she said. “Most of my clients return because of the relationship that is built between us.”
After graduating from Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics, Smith felt that she had found her calling. However, after working in a spas and continuing her work as a massage therapist, she felt that what she really wanted to do was help people through massage therapy.
By adding a spa-like atmosphere to her business, Smith has found a way to create a relaxing and healing environment for every client.
Smith prides herself on allowing extra time for client consultations. By really listening to what her client has to say during each visit, she is able to create the perfect relaxation and healing experience for each individual session.
What really sets Sense of Self Massage above the rest is “the added time for consultation and listening,” Smith said.
By listening to what each client has to say during every visit, Smith is able to personalize each massage. If a client has been experiencing lower back pain recently or has been getting migraines for the past couple of days, Smith focuses on working out those extra little kinks because she listens closely and carefully to each client.
A massage can help alleviate lower-back pain, help any athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous activity, lessen depression and anxiety, and provide many other healing services, she said.
“I want people to de-stress but leave feeling like their issues have been worked on,” Smith said.
Sense of Self Massage provides deep tissue massages, healing aromatherapy, and massages designed specifically to ease any tension. Smith also works constantly on improving her spa and tries to look for fun and exciting things that make each visit a little more interesting. That might mean throwing in some hot stones to the massage or using new luxury lotions just to personalize her clients’ experience a little more and make sure that they are getting exactly what they need.
Sense of Self Massage is located at 3206 50th Ct NW, Gig Harbor and is open Monday through Saturday. Appointments can be made at 253-514-0471 or at www.senseofself.massagetherapy.com.