About Us

Hi, I’m Katherine, owner of Genesis Birth & Massage! I'm a licensed massage therapist, birth & postpartum doula, and childbirth educator. To read my bio, please visit my website: Genesis Birth & Massage (genesisbirthandmassage.com) Sarah Hurm is my wonderful associate massage therapist!

If you don't see a time that works well for you, please reach out to us directly and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Our office is located inside the Natural Health Improvement of Des Moines. I accept cash, check, Venmo, and credit cards. Due to safety concerns, I do not keep cash in my office for change.

We specialize in the following modalities:

  • prenatal & postpartum massage
  • relaxation or Swedish massage
  • scar tissue & myofascial work
  • aromatherapy
  • infant massage
  • acupressure
  • deep tissue
  • cupping & h...
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Genesis Birth & Massage

403 SW 8th Street

Des Moines , IA 50309 map it

(515) 318-1997

License: #106542

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th By Appointment Only
F By Appointment Only
Sa By Appointment Only
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I really enjoyed the massage space. It was simple, but comfortable. Booking was easy. I will definitely be returning.

    I will definitely refer a friend

  • Very cute, clean facility!

    My massage was great! Being pregnant I just wanted to relax. Katherine found a couple trouble spots and I feel so much better!

  • Loved the service I was given! The environment was clean and peaceful and I felt incredibly rejuvenated after my visit.

    Katherine is the best! I saw her several times during pregnancy for prenatal massages and have now started postpartum massages with her. I've gone to a handful of other places around the Des Moines area and Katherine is definitely the best. I recommend her to everyone I know.

  • Calm environment and great products

    Comfortable, quaint location. Convenient!

  • Sarah was fantastic! Truly a spa experience and my muscles are so relaxed today!!

    Sarah was great - she asked what I was looking for when it comes to location and pressure and she really did a great job and located/worked out my pain.

Therapeutic Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Prenatal Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Postpartum Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Deep Tissue Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min
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Head, Face, Hands, and Feet Massage

$50
30min
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Infant Massage

$50
45min
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60 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

Purchase a year's worth of monthly massages and receive a discounted rate.
$780
60min.
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Prenatal Pampering Package - 6 Sessions

Treat an expecting mother in your life with a series of prenatal massages! Must be used in pregnancy or within 12 weeks postpartum.
$400
60min.
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90 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

Purchase a year's worth of monthly massages and receive a discounted rate.
$975
90min.
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Postpartum Pampering Package

Treat yourself to a relaxed, supported postpartum with massages. Come visit us as early as 2 weeks postpartum.
$400
60min.
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Special $10 off Sessions with Sarah this week!

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Katherine W.

License: IA #

48 Verified Reviews

Therapeutic Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Prenatal Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Postpartum Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Head, Face, Hands, and Feet Massage

$50
30min
Select

Infant Massage

$50
45min
Select

Special Offers

60 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

$780
60min.
Select

Prenatal Pampering Package - 6 Sessions

$400
60min.
Select

90 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

$975
90min.
Select

Postpartum Pampering Package

$400
60min.
Select
by Anonymous on Oct 22
She worked on all my sore spots
by CJ on Oct 20
Katherine was awesome! Instantly felt relaxed. Wish I could get a massage daily! She even did some acupuncture points to help this babe decide to come naturally. Highly recommended to me and I’ll pass on to everyone as well!
by Anonymous on Oct 11
Great job! I will be back for sure.
by Abigail on Sep 29
I have noticed massive improvement since my visit and am looking forward to coming back again sometime. :) The massage was deep but not painful, and it was a very peaceful time to relax and release stress.
by Jessica on Sep 29
Katherine is always kind and professional. She's just amazing at what she does. I always leave feeling better.
by Anonymous on Sep 27
Katherine is so professional and explains clearly what she’ll work on and post-massage care.
by Alexis on Sep 22
I felt amazing after my prenatal massage. It was exactly what I needed to work out some kinks and relax. Next time I am going for the 90 minute massage!
by Emily on Sep 06
Katherine is so professional and truly cares about her clients! She listens to you and customizes the massage to what you need! Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Sep 05
Katherine was attentive, responsive, professional and effective.
by Anonymous on Aug 17
The belly cutout is awesome! The work on my hips and glutes helped my hip pain! For the first time this pregnancy my hips didn't hurt for a while, and they still don't hurt as bad as they did.

Sarah H.

License: IA #106130

6 Verified Reviews

Therapeutic Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Prenatal Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Postpartum Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min

Deep Tissue Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min
Select

Head, Face, Hands, and Feet Massage

$50
30min
Select

Special Offers

60 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

$780
60min.
Select

Prenatal Pampering Package - 6 Sessions

$400
60min.
Select

90 Min Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

$975
90min.
Select

Postpartum Pampering Package

$400
60min.
Select
by Anonymous on Oct 26
Oh my gosh it was amazing! I was so relaxed. She applied just the right amount of pressure to make it effective but relaxing. I liked that we shared some small talk in the beginning to make it comfortable, but then the quiet naturally took over and I was able to zone out and enjoy. Very positive experience.
by Anonymous on Sep 11
Amazing job!!!
by Elin on Sep 07
I love Sarah's calm presence about her and made my massage so relaxing. She really pin pointed my pain and worked it out. I have felt better the last 24 hours than I have my whole pregnancy.
by Anonymous on Sep 04
Sarah was so nice. She worked on my tight hips and shoulders. Sarah did a great job!
by Emily on Aug 03
Sarah is able to cater to your needs and helps you feel comfortable and relaxed while providing an amazing massage. Highly recommend.
by Abby on Aug 03
Super professional, relieved my symptoms, and I walked out of there rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. Since this was my first massage ever, Sarah did a perfect job of explaining what she was doing and was able to keep me totally relaxed the entire time. My body felt so incredible!

Average Rating:

4.98 (Based on 54 Reviews)

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by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Sarah H.
I really enjoyed the massage space. It was simple, but comfortable. Booking was easy. I will definitely be returning.
by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I will definitely refer a friend
by CJ on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Very cute, clean facility!
by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
My massage was great! Being pregnant I just wanted to relax. Katherine found a couple trouble spots and I feel so much better!
by Abigail on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Postpartum Massage with Katherine W.
Loved the service I was given! The environment was clean and peaceful and I felt incredibly rejuvenated after my visit.
by Jessica on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Postpartum Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is the best! I saw her several times during pregnancy for prenatal massages and have now started postpartum massages with her. I've gone to a handful of other places around the Des Moines area and Katherine is definitely the best. I recommend her to everyone I know.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Calm environment and great products
by Alexis on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Comfortable, quaint location. Convenient!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Sarah H.
Sarah was fantastic! Truly a spa experience and my muscles are so relaxed today!!
by Elin on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Sarah H.
Sarah was great - she asked what I was looking for when it comes to location and pressure and she really did a great job and located/worked out my pain.
by Emily on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Nice space!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
My massage experience with Genesis Birth & Massage was top notch in all areas. I highly recommend them.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Sarah H.
It is very relaxing.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Monthly Massage - Annual Plan with Katherine W.
Katherine is amazing! Pregnancy is particularly hard on my body. This pregnancy has been better due to Katherine's monthly massages elevating some of the physical stress.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Postpartum Massage with Katherine W.
So great!!
by Tahara on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
One of the best massages I've ever had!!
by Amanda on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine always does a great job catering the massage to my current prenatal needs. She is an excellent masseuse! And she even has a pregnancy table so I can get a massage on my belly at almost 38 weeks which is sooo amazing!
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Great setting, very professional
by Emily on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Sarah H.
A wonderful place to receive a professional, therapeutic massage.
by Abby on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Sarah H.
I’m 36 weeks pregnant and just received my first ever prenatal massage. INCREDIBLE experience and I 100% will be doing it again. I have a brain that never stops; but Sarah was able to totally relax my body and mind.
by Aly on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine was excellent, the set up was very clean, calming, and welcoming to peace & balance. The table was excellent for my large pregnant belly and I was comfortable the whole time. I am feeling amazing the next day and carrying so much less stress. Highly recommend.
by Meagan on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine was excellent! I asked a lot of questions and learned so much in just our first session. The atmosphere was calming and the massage was wonderful!
by Sara on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is amazing!! I plan on getting a prenatal massage regularly up until my due date. I recommend any mom to be to check Katherine out. You won’t regret it!
by Sara on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Highly recommend! Clean, relaxing atmosphere.
by Tomi on Jul 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is the best!!!
by Dori on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Postpartum Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is so amazing! I went to her at 38 weeks pregnant and it was the absolute most relaxing experience which is why I returned to her at almost 8 weeks postpartum! As a postpartum mama it can also be hard to leave baby, I know I didn’t want to, so I was so grateful I could bring my little guy with me but still get the relaxation & relief a massage brought me. I could not recommend Katherine more & will definitely be telling all of my pregnant mama friends about her!
by Laura on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Postpartum Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine never disappoints! Absolutely amazing massage.
by Heather on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
So happy with Katherine @ Genesis! 30 weeks pregnant and my body is RENEWED after every session! This is the new highlight of my week.
by Christina on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
My 90-minute prenatal massage with Katherine was downright heavenly. She has a true gift. I felt safe and relaxed in her space. Looking forward to my next one next month!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is so calm, friendly, and excellent at what she does. She made sure I was comfortable the entire time and did a great job alleviating my late-pregnancy aches and pains. Thank you Katherine!
by Theresa on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Best massage I have ever had!
by Ceyana on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine was extremely professional and made me instantly feel she was providing a very safe space! I was so extremely at ease with my massage/ conversation and left a very relaxed, 38 week pregnant, satisfied customer!
by Sarah on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Great experience! Very professional, relaxing, and got me in on short notice which was fantastic!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine did an amazing job! I was 39 weeks pregnant and I left feeling so relaxed! I will definitely go back!
by Ashley on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I thoroughly enjoyed my massage experience. Katherine was so knowledgeable and helpful. I was about 3 weeks postpartum after a c-section and she did a wonderful job of addressing my concerns and educating me on how to best care for my scar tissue.
by Audra on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I'm currently expecting and have a big baby belly. It was amazing to be able to lie on my front thanks to the adjustable massage table making room for my belly! Of course Katherine is amazing and I left feeling relaxed and refreshed!
by Sara on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is such a compassionate therapist! She is always thinking of her client’s best interest and educating them, delivering a massage that is exactly what they need at the time. You are guaranteed to feel relaxed after leaving Genesis Birth & Massage!
by McKayla on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
I will send every friend and every client to Katherine!
by Cheri on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine was very thorough and knowledgeable. She followed up right after the session to go over things she noticed and different stretches to help in between sessions. Highly recommend!!!
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I love Katherine’s massages from beginning to end! She is always prepared and always puts me right at ease! I leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Good pregnancy massage experience.
by Afton on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Highly recommended! Excellent prenatal massage and I’ll continue to go weekly until the birth of our baby in roughly 5 weeks. Extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable and welcome!
by Ramona on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine was outstanding. My first massage was just what I needed, she worked to achieve my goals and was very interested with my feedback during the massage. I felt great after and the next day. Looking forward to my next massage with her.
by Jimmy on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I have had many massages in my life and by far this was the best one I have ever had. Would highly recommend.
by Lisa on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
I had a great experience with Katherine. She made sure I was comfortable and all my problems area were taken care of. I will definitely be back.
by Bailey on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
She’s so knowledgeable! I cant Wait for my next one!
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Loved my experience! Kathrine knew just the right pressure points to get with my pregnant self:) would recommend to everyone!
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Highly recommend for relaxation and muscle tension. Wonderful experience from start to finish. Thank you!
by Aidan on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
It was everything I expected it to be.
by Juli on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
thx
by Kearsten on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine is phenomenal, very professional and knowledgeable! I highly recommend her massage services!
by Alex on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Thank you for the massage!
by Abigail on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
Katherine did a phenomenal job! She listened carefully to the problem areas, but then found knots where I didn't know I had them. It was a very peaceful environment and I felt great afterwards. I will definitely be coming back!
by Rae on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Katherine W.
They need to try Genesis Birth and Massage! It is the complete experience.

Genesis Birth & Massage

403 SW 8th Street

Des Moines , IA 50309 map it

Phone: (515) 318-1997

License: #106542