About Us

Hi, I’m Katherine! 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)

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

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

I specialize in the following modalities:

  • prenatal & postpartum massage
  • relaxation massage
  • scar tissue & myofascial work
  • aromatherapy
  • infant massage
  • acupressure
  • deep tissue
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. I'm looking forward to supporting you!

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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 Closed
T Closed
W 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
F 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • 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!

    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!

  • Best massage I have ever had!

    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!

  • Great experience! Very professional, relaxing, and got me in on short notice which was fantastic!

    Katherine did an amazing job! I was 39 weeks pregnant and I left feeling so relaxed! I will definitely go back!

  • 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.

    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!

  • 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!

    I will send every friend and every client to Katherine!

Therapeutic Massage

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

Prenatal Massage

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

Head, Face, Hands, and Feet Massage

$50
30min
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Postpartum Massage

$50
30min
$80
60min
$100
90min
$150
120min
Select
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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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Therapeutic Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$175
120min
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Prenatal Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$175
120min
Select

Postpartum Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$173
120min
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Katherine W.

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26 Verified Reviews

Therapeutic Massage

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

Prenatal Massage

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

Head, Face, Hands, and Feet Massage

$50
30min
Select

Postpartum Massage

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

Special Offers

Monthly Massage - Annual Plan

$780
60min.
Select

Prenatal Pampering Package - 6 Sessions

$400
60min.
Select

Therapeutic Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$175
120min
Select

Prenatal Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$175
120min
Select

Postpartum Massage - Travel

$105
60min
$125
90min
$173
120min
Select
by Christina on May 02
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 29
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 24
Best massage I have ever had!
by Ceyana on Apr 21
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 21
Great experience! Very professional, relaxing, and got me in on short notice which was fantastic!
by Anonymous on Apr 20
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 13
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 11
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 11
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 06
I will send every friend and every client to Katherine!

Average Rating:

4.96 (Based on 26 Reviews)

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by Christina on May 2021
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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
Verified
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
Verified
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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