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License

  • Massage, VA #00190912073
  • Certified Massage Therapist, # 0019012073

Education

  • The University of Richmond’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Massage Therapy Program
  • University of Mary Washington

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Customized Therapeutic

Gayle Smith

Don't let your past experiences dictate your future successes.

Gayle L. Smith, owner of SoZo Massage LLC, is proud be a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) practicing in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. Gayle studied massage therapy at one of the top up and coming programs in the country, The University of Richmond’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Massage Therapy Program. Throughout Gayle’s life s...

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Where I Work

SoZo Massage  
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6806 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226 Map it

Licenses

Massage, VA # 00190912073
Certified Massage Therapist, # 0019012073

 

Education

2013
The University of Richmond’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Massage Therapy Program
Massage Therapy
2006
University of Mary Washington
Bachelor or Arts in Historic Preservation

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Myoskeletal Alignment
Participated in Myoskeletal Alignment continuing education in May 2015.
Sport Massage at Randolp Macon College
Ran sports massage evening sessions with student athletes in the training room at Randolp Macon College on Thursday evenings starting in Spring 2014 to Fall 2015.
CPR Certified
CPR Certified Valid 10.25.2015 to 10.20.2017

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(44 Reviews)

Lisa G.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Very pleased with my time there. Looking forward to next time. My reminder came at 5:30 after my appt
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Excellent as usual. Gayle does a wonderful job of tailoring the massage to specific needs/areas. She is very knowledgeable of how the body works and parlays that expertise into an appropriate massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Beth M.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
120 minute massage
5
Gayle has an amazing ability to find and dissolve my "sticky" spots. I walked out of my first two hour massage a new person!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Robin J.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is the best! A real pro!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mark R.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Thanks
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Excellent experience in every way!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
I always have had great experiences there! Gayle is both a wonder therapist and person!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is a great listener and helped me feel better than new! She checks in on your throughout the massage and her technique is excellent. Highly recommend her! :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pat D.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Always a positive experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bill S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle works hard & is outstanding.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Claire K.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle has the touch! She is a wonderful therapist who finds those muscle problems and works them over. Besides her incredible expertise, she is a beautiful person and peace envelops me when I am there and as I head on with my day.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
sheri c.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
My foot is feeling a bit better...see you when you get back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bobbie C.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle has great hands and the atmosphere is calming and restful so all in all it is a wonderful experience
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Liz W.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle consistently gives the best, most relaxing massages I have ever had! She really listens to her clients and tailors the massage to meet her client's own personal needs. What a gift this woman has!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Wendy D.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is great at relieving my tension in my neck and upper torso muscles. Gayle is professional and always professional. Wendy D
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
sunny g.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
120 minute massage
5
Gayle is one of the best massage therapist! She is professional and gives great information about your overall muscle health at the end rather than just thanking you for coming in- she genuinely cares about her work and your health!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
She figured out why I was in pain and made my back feel so much better
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is very professional and was very knowledgeable. A wonderful massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tom W.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Just a very pleasant, professional and focused session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michelle P.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle was awesome. Very relaxing. I loved my massage, and cannot wait to come back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Carol C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
I like how Gayle spends a few minutes with me to assess any changes, etc. Also, I really like the warm towels even in the summer and the fragrance of the oil, I think.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
jane k.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Each session is customized to what i need at the time. The best!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anne C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Six 90 minute massages
5
She gives a great therapeutic massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Barbara R.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is professional and I feel so comfortable with her. The room is so cozy and I love the heated table.I am a regular and now my son and daughter-in-law also see Gail. Can't say enough good things about her, she is a sweetheart!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Suzy S.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle has a way of finding those spots that really need a little more work and makes sure that you leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. She strives to understand your goals for each session and has helpful suggestions for moving forward. I highly recommend her services
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debbie C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is simply the best! She hit all my target points during a session on Friday afternoon and I was "court ready" for Saturday. Arm felt great!!! Thank you Gayle!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kelly K.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle has healing hands!! This was my first massage post-natal and she is helping put my body back together. So thankful for all that she does!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sarah H.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Loved my massage with Gayle - she asked targeted questions about my workout routines and targeted specific muscle groups that needed attention. Best hour of my day!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Giovanna M.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle finds out what is going on (pain, tightness, knots, etc.) and addresses them. She often finds areas that needed a little work that I didn't even know about. I like that she asks about room temp, heated table, and music selection and volume so I can really relax. Thank you Gayle!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Martha R.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle's knows how to relieve achy muscles anywhere from calves to neck. Her back and shoulder massage techniques find the exact spot that is troubling me and sends it on its way. I always leave feeling wonderful.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lois L.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle, really has my health as her goal. Always works extra hard on problem areas. The room is always comfortable and relaxing! (I want to take nap after massage). She is very professional, and she is really knows how to give a great massage. I look at massages and excerise as a part of staying healthy. My daughter gave me gift card to SoZo massage and it was the best gift ever! That's how I meet Gayle. L.lane
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is extremely knowledgeable and invested in my well being. She goes above and beyond merely giving a massage. I trust her advice, completely. She is highly professional, but also very warm and engaging.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Spring D.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
I really appreciate you listening to me talk about issues with my body aches and tailor your massage to my needs. Thanks!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Gracie D.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
The music that is played
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Charlotte S.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle gave me a great message and some very specific help on some problem areas.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
John W.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is extremely effective in figuring out the biggest problem areas and finding trigger points that can lead to tension and a lack of flexibility/range of motion. She has great instincts as well as encyclopedic knowledge about muscle structures. Who could ask for more?
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle always takes time to get feedback from me, both before, during and after the massage and always follows up to see how I am feeling. I really appreciate that. She is very good at what she does, and gifted to do it.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rhonda B.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle is amazing, none better!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mary P.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
I love everything about Gayle! She is such a wonderful healer.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
LeAnne M.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
It is so peaceful and conducive for a great massage! Gayle is absolutely amazing and she really cares about her clients
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jennifer A.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
90 Minute Customized Massage
5
Gayle always reviews my physical condition before beginning our session, asks about problem areas, and then develops a plan of action for the day's session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
John A.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
120 minute massage
5
everything
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Customized Massage
5
I think a massage is just what I needed. I hadn't had one in so long that I had forgotten how soothing it would be. I am obviously a more intense person than I think I am--and hopefully having a message more often will help me to relax--and have less neck pain.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Damian B.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
120 minute massage
5
Gayle is a very professional, gifted and knowledgeable massage therapist. She takes the time to understand your goals and then adjusts each session to meet them. I particularly like the way Gayle incorporates stretching into the session. I'd highly recommend Gayle.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0