Gayle Smith Ospina

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...

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 she has been an advocate for regular body maintenance through tennis, yoga, weight lifting, and massage. 

Gayle's primary area of focus for her practice is sports massage, more specifically tennis injuries and rehabilitation. Gayle is a lifetime tennis player, growing in the game as a child, then in high school, and in college at the University of Mary Washington. Gayle played four years of singles and doubles and was the team captain for two years. Gayle’s love of tennis and massage fit together perfectly. 

Gayle specializes in sports, relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point, prenatal, and aromatherapy massage. She is also able to use massage to treat clients with specific diagnosed conditions such as, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, and hyperkyphosis. Regular massage, exercise and a balanced diet will keep your body rejuvenated, relaxed and restored. There are many benefits to regular massage, such as lowered blood pressure, increased circulation, reduced stress, soothes anxiety and depression, boosts serotonin and dopamine. Massage is also beneficial for skin health. Gayle tailors her relaxation massages to fit your needs. Book your appointment with Gayle today; you will feel sound, whole, and complete.

                                                                   

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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

Experience
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

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Steve on Apr 13
Gayle was very helpful, asked what muscle groups were problematic and even gave me tips for how to relieve pressure.
by Rodney on Apr 13
Best massage I have ever had. Gayle did a great job.
by Anonymous on Mar 23
1st time with Gayle. It was Great! Booked for another appointment! Thanks!
by Tom on Mar 01
Excellent!
by Rachel on Feb 16
Gayle is very professional and knowledgeable. She gives helpful advice following the massage and cares for the needs of your body while making sure you are comfortable. Excellent relaxing massage!
by Anonymous on Aug 25
Gayle is amazing!
by Claire on Jul 31
Gayle is an exceptional therapist who uses her skill so well to work out the knots without the residual discomfort. Even in this COVID environment, I know she is being extremely cautious with her patients and keeping her environment and technique clean along with help from her clients. She is a lovely person who is a joy to be around which makes a great appointment even better.
by Anonymous on Jul 26
Loved the hand massage along with the full body!
by Rifle on Jul 14
Gayle is absolutely wonderful in what she does. Really made me feel safe even in these uncertain times. Safety was a huge priority for her at all times. Asked me what I would like from the session. Really pleased with her service and all she did.
by Kay on Jul 09
Gayle is amazing and professional. She is the best masseuse I’ve ever experienced. Love that she took extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone during this COVID pandemic. Thanks, Gayle!

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Bodywork & Massage

  • Customized Therapeutic

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