What is SOMA?

SOMA Neuromuscular Structural Integration is a manual therapy that focuses on the fascial system of the human body. It was created by Karen Bolesky and Bill Williams evolving from the work of Ida P. Rolf. With age, gravity, trauma, and repetitive motion certain areas of your fascial network get “sticky” resulting in loss of range of motion, poor posture, pain, and many other problems that we normalize. SOMA bodywork separates the tissues to decrease pain and increase your range of motion. You can find more about the history of SOMA here

Why do session times vary from 90-120 minutes?

I allow for up to 2 hours of session time if your body and mind are in an ideal state to receive that much work. Sometimes people have health issues that limit bodywork time or even have an intense emotional response from the session. In short, the length of session is determined by the clients physical/emotional/mental response to the work as well as my expertise.

Where is Fountain of Youth?

Fountain Of Youth is a home studio located in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle. The exact address and parking info will be emailed to you after your session booking is confirmed. 

Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately, I do not currently accept insurance. A superbill can be requested for you to submit your insurance for reimbursement. All you need is a doctor’s note referring you to massage and including the correct diagnostic codes

What should I bring?

You will be clothed during our sessions. For your lower body, I recommend loose-fitting or stretchy shorts, underwear, or bathing suit bottoms. For the upper body, tube tops are provided in the studio.

Who is Fountain of Youth for?

While Fountain of Youth specializes in women’s healthcare, all bodies are welcome here. This includes trans and non-binary folks. Large bodies are also welcome here.

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes, we have gift certificates available! Please reach out.

What payment forms do you take?

I take most forms of payment. Cash or checks do not have additional fees. Venmo has a $5 fee and debit/credit cards have an $8 fee.

What are your Covid-19 policies?

Fountain of Youth is dedicated to Covid-19 precautions. Staff are vaccinated, masks are required, HEPA filters are always running, and a strict sanitation policy is implemented. Should you have any symptoms or exposures, please take a rapid home test and communicate with me prior to your appointment.