About Us

We are so excited to be in our new office at Inner Space Des Moines and to be changing the name and focus of the practice from Metamorphosis Healing Arts to Iowa Family Massage Therapy! 

Safiyah Grace, LMT

~Licensed Massage Therapist

~Graduated from The East West School of Integrative Healing Arts in 2011

~Founder of Iowa Family Massage Therapy

~Associates of Liberal Arts from Eastern Gateway Community College

~Student of Integrative Health Sciences at American College of Healthcare Sciences

~Trained in Massage Therapy for PTSD, Anxiety, Sexual Trauma/Abuse Survivors, and Substance Abuse Recovery

~Studied on Apprenticeship with Seren and Azra Bertrand M.D., authors of award-winning book Womb Awakening

~Teaches Womb Awakening Breathwork, Meditation, Dance and Sound Healing Practic...

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Iowa Family Massage Therapy

1251 Keosauqua Way

Des Moines , IA 50312 map it

(515) 491-8680

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Absolutely and have done so. Safiyah is an amazing soul! ❤️

    The most calming massage therapist I've ever had. Excellent massage and excellent techniques.

  • She was very professional. I felt great afterwards. I would highly recommend.

    I would tell people that you specialize in Reiki and de-mythologize it by welcoming Jesus as much as Mary Magdalene into the experience; that you incorporated childhood disclosures during the prayer/discernment; with finesse; were boundaries-respectful; that you are a gentle soul; that you are communicative during the experience; that you recharged my chakras so well I was glowing and grateful the rest if the day. It is especially a propos that you conjure Jesus and Mary Magdalene since I am visiting Des Moines just to write a novel. It is about the life of Jesus, Judas, Peter, Martha, and Mary Magdalene. You were more of an angel than you know.

  • Ashiatsu massage was a new learning experience for me. I have chronic low back and mid back discomfort that was so relaxing but therapeutic at the same time.

    Safiyah is so kind and skillful. You can tell how much care she puts into her practice. I always feel brand new after working with her.

  • Perfect place to relax and enjoy a massage. Safiyah was great!

    Would recommend

  • I usually have a deep tissue and my neck muscles were killing me. I was a bit worried since she was using such a light touch but she worked wonders on my neck. There has been only one other massage therapist that has done that and I really think that they can use a light touch because they really know what they are doing. We talked about what I wanted to get out of the massage and since I had recently had a massage and was just having upper body issues, she asked me if I just wanted her to focus on my pain points. That was exactly what I wanted and she was great. I would recommend her to anyone that needs to get their muscles calmed down.

    Safiyah does an amazing job of working the stress right out of my body. She does a great job of checking in with you beforehand and listening to your body to create an experience you want to come back for.

Therapeutic Massage

$44
30min
$88
60min
$111
90min
$155
120min

Reiki

$77
60min
$99
90min

Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage

$44
30min
$88
60min
$111
90min
$155
120min
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Massage Package

Two Massages tailored to meet your needs
$176
60min.
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10 Pack Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite Therapeutic Massage x 10!
$699
60min.
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5 Pack Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite Therapeutic Massage x 5!!!
$399
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3 Pack Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite Therapeutic Massage x 3!!!
$222
60min.
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10 Pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

Your favorite Hot Stone + Deep Tissue Ashiatsu Massage x 10!!!
$699
60min.
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5 Pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu

Your favorite Hot Stone~Ashiastu Deep Tissue Massage x 5!
$399
60min.
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3 pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

Your favorite Hot Stone~ Ashiatsu Massage x 3!!!
$222
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3 pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage x 3!!!
$299
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5 pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage x 5!!!
$499
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10 Pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage x 10
$999
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3 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage x 3!!!
$299
90min.
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5 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ahiatsu Massage
$499
90min.
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10 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

Your favorite 90 Minute Hot Stone~ Ashiatsu Massage x 10
$999
90min.
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Reiki

$333
60min.
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Special Reiki

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Postpartum Mama Moon Massage

$177
60min
$199
90min
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Safiyah G.

License: IA #006475

35 Verified Reviews

Therapeutic Massage

$44
30min
$88
60min
$111
90min
$155
120min

Reiki

$77
60min
$99
90min

Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage

$44
30min
$88
60min
$111
90min
$155
120min

Special Offers

Massage Package

$176
60min.
Select

10 Pack Therapeutic Massage

$699
60min.
Select

5 Pack Therapeutic Massage

$399
60min.
Select

3 Pack Therapeutic Massage

$222
60min.
Select

10 Pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

$699
60min.
Select

5 Pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu

$399
60min.
Select

3 pack Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

$222
60min.
Select

3 pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

$299
90min.
Select

5 pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

$499
90min.
Select

10 Pack 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage

$999
90min.
Select

3 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

$299
90min.
Select

5 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

$499
90min.
Select

10 Pack 90 Minute Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Massage

$999
90min.
Select

Reiki

$333
60min.
Select

Postpartum Mama Moon Massage

$177
60min
$199
90min
$220
120min
Select
by Dani on Feb 24
Absolutely and have done so. Safiyah is an amazing soul! ❤️
by Kristopher on Feb 03
The most calming massage therapist I've ever had. Excellent massage and excellent techniques.
by Anonymous on Jan 24
She was very professional. I felt great afterwards. I would highly recommend.
by Eric on Jan 23
I would tell people that you specialize in Reiki and de-mythologize it by welcoming Jesus as much as Mary Magdalene into the experience; that you incorporated childhood disclosures during the prayer/discernment; with finesse; were boundaries-respectful; that you are a gentle soul; that you are communicative during the experience; that you recharged my chakras so well I was glowing and grateful the rest if the day. It is especially a propos that you conjure Jesus and Mary Magdalene since I am visiting Des Moines just to write a novel. It is about the life of Jesus, Judas, Peter, Martha, and Mary Magdalene. You were more of an angel than you know.
by Anonymous on Jan 15
Ashiatsu massage was a new learning experience for me. I have chronic low back and mid back discomfort that was so relaxing but therapeutic at the same time.
by Nicholas on Jan 14
Safiyah is so kind and skillful. You can tell how much care she puts into her practice. I always feel brand new after working with her.
by Michael on Jan 14
Perfect place to relax and enjoy a massage. Safiyah was great!
by Stephanie on Jan 13
Would recommend
by Elsa on Dec 21
I usually have a deep tissue and my neck muscles were killing me. I was a bit worried since she was using such a light touch but she worked wonders on my neck. There has been only one other massage therapist that has done that and I really think that they can use a light touch because they really know what they are doing. We talked about what I wanted to get out of the massage and since I had recently had a massage and was just having upper body issues, she asked me if I just wanted her to focus on my pain points. That was exactly what I wanted and she was great. I would recommend her to anyone that needs to get their muscles calmed down.
by Brandy on Dec 16
Safiyah does an amazing job of working the stress right out of my body. She does a great job of checking in with you beforehand and listening to your body to create an experience you want to come back for.

Average Rating:

4.91 (Based on 35 Reviews)

94 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Dani on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
Absolutely and have done so. Safiyah is an amazing soul! ❤️
by Kristopher on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
The most calming massage therapist I've ever had. Excellent massage and excellent techniques.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
She was very professional. I felt great afterwards. I would highly recommend.
by Eric on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Reiki with Safiyah G.
I would tell people that you specialize in Reiki and de-mythologize it by welcoming Jesus as much as Mary Magdalene into the experience; that you incorporated childhood disclosures during the prayer/discernment; with finesse; were boundaries-respectful; that you are a gentle soul; that you are communicative during the experience; that you recharged my chakras so well I was glowing and grateful the rest if the day. It is especially a propos that you conjure Jesus and Mary Magdalene since I am visiting Des Moines just to write a novel. It is about the life of Jesus, Judas, Peter, Martha, and Mary Magdalene. You were more of an angel than you know.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Ashiatsu massage was a new learning experience for me. I have chronic low back and mid back discomfort that was so relaxing but therapeutic at the same time.
by Nicholas on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah is so kind and skillful. You can tell how much care she puts into her practice. I always feel brand new after working with her.
by Michael on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Perfect place to relax and enjoy a massage. Safiyah was great!
by Stephanie on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Would recommend
by Elsa on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
I usually have a deep tissue and my neck muscles were killing me. I was a bit worried since she was using such a light touch but she worked wonders on my neck. There has been only one other massage therapist that has done that and I really think that they can use a light touch because they really know what they are doing. We talked about what I wanted to get out of the massage and since I had recently had a massage and was just having upper body issues, she asked me if I just wanted her to focus on my pain points. That was exactly what I wanted and she was great. I would recommend her to anyone that needs to get their muscles calmed down.
by Brandy on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah does an amazing job of working the stress right out of my body. She does a great job of checking in with you beforehand and listening to your body to create an experience you want to come back for.
by Jill on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Great!
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Very enjoyable and relaxing! Safiyah is a kind and calm professional that quickly puts you at ease.
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Package with Safiyah G.
Good
by Joseph on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
I loved my massage and will be back
by Kathryn on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
Best massage I have gotten, excited to continue getting massages from Safiyah
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
Very relaxing experience
by Samantha on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
She was amazing! Very calming and asked specifically what I wanted to get out of the experience.
by Marquise on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Hands are like magic. Pays attention to clients problem areas.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Tried the unique experience of feet on my back. Nice firm massage!
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Finding a very good LMT is a treasure, and Safiyah is one of the best, being my regular LMT for about the past 3 years. She has always provided a comfortable and inviting space, making it easy to relax and slip away into the zone. Her skill and professionalism are second to none, always with a cheerful greeting, inquiry into problem areas, and aptly working a solution for those areas. Highly recommend.
by Jennifer on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Safiyah G.
Safiyah always does an amazing job! I splurge once a month on a massage and I’ve never been disappointed. Highly recommend her!
by Becky on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
I tried the different types of massages. They were all good and healthful.
by Pam on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah does a great job!
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Walls are thin and I could hear voices talking and laughing next door
by Marsha on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah has tremendous skills and can really get into my troubled areas. I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
As always great massage from Safiyah.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Great Reiki experience. I will be trying a massage next.
by Kristi on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Safiyah G.
Safiyah has given me the best massages of my life! She is very skilled and has helped me several times with my back pain. I am always in a state of bliss and feel so relaxed during and after my massages! Everything about her and her practice is top notch!
by Amber on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Maybe there’s others out there that get nervous about getting a talker during a massage - Safiyah was not that which made this experience absolutely perfect! She took all my verbal needs into consideration and made an incredibly relaxing prenatal experience. Highly recommend
by Jeannine on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
The attention to my specific needs, the extreme care, and time given selflessly
by Dani on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
I’ve now had THREE massages from Safiyah in TWO weeks. She does an amazing job. My neck and back feel so much better and I’ve had an immediate reduction in my headaches. I LOVE the concept of the space in which she works out of. I’m very excited to pursue some other treatments with her.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah is very professional, did a great job and gave me a great massage. Already feeling much better from my aches and pains. Highly recommended.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
The facility is all new construction and is very neat and clean. The room where the massage took place was cold, the therapist's hands were cold, and the therapist's feet were cold. For me this was the wort part of the experience. The therapist herself was professional and polite in her demeanor. The massage was short (30 min) so it was difficult for me to really get a good feel for her skill, but what I did experience was unremarkable.

Business response:

Thank you for sharing your feedback! This is what helps me improve and serve my clients better! I have recently added a table warmer to ensure comfort for my clients especially during these cold winter months. I have also begun warming my hands and feet on a heating pad before massaging! If you want to return I am happy to offer you a discounted price on a longer session so you can get a better feel for the work I do! Best Wishes!

by Shannan on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone~Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage with Safiyah G.
I opted for the ashiatsu massage as I hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and back and it was phenomenal!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Safiyah G.
Safiyah is really great. I have enjoyed both my reiki and massage services. Also, the new space is really nice.

Iowa Family Massage Therapy

1251 Keosauqua Way

Des Moines , IA 50312 map it

Phone: (515) 491-8680