LaDonna S

  • AZ License #: MT-23234
  • AZ License #: 062918
  • 68

Compassionately facilitating wellness with an intuitive heart and healing hands.


WELCOME! - Thank you so much for checking us out, please have a look around! To get a sneak peak at what we are about and what we do, click the link below to watch our segment recently featured on abc15's Sonoran Living! (OR cut/paste in browser):





While some things have changed, our commitment ...


WELCOME! - Thank you so much for checking us out, please have a look around! To get a sneak peak at what we are about and what we do, click the link below to watch our segment recently featured on abc15's Sonoran Living! (OR cut/paste in browser):





While some things have changed, our commitment to your health & safety has remained the same, always being our top priority. We are doing our very best to customize the delivery of your care as safely as possible.

We continue to follow recommendations made by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), & our local government.

You will see some changes we've made to help protect our clients, guests & neighboring tenants when it comes time for your next appointment.

1. It's required by AMTA to sign & date a brief screening questionnaire & take your temperature on your first visit or your first visit back since re-opening May 18th.

2. Wearing face masks in our studio are now a requirement & must be worn in the face-up position during your session. We have disposable face masks & hand sanitizer available for you in our studio.

3. Prior to your session, you'll be able to wait in a safe, social-distancing lobby to avoid the heat. There may be less seating available, so please come by yourself when possible. 

4. Appointments will be managed to allow social distancing of clients & avoid back to back sessions. This also gives us time to extensively clean & sanitize our studio in between sessions.

5. For convenience, payments & updating/filling out new client information will be streamlined (as much as possible) to text & email. We will take cash, if that's your preference. We also take credit cards & payments via Venmo, Zelle & Cash App.

We SO look forward to seeing you! We're EXCITED to be back to doing what we LOVE! We're happy to answer questions about the steps we take to keep you & our neighboring tenants safe in our practice & any other questions you may have.

Should you have any questions or want to book directly with one of our Licensed Massage Therapists, please call the owner (me) LaDonna at: 602-405-3848, or Lead Massage Therapist, Amber Walsh at: 602-842-2259.

Thank you for your patience & understanding during this temporary transition. There is no higher value than your trust in us and our work and we cherish that. We look forward to welcoming back our clients, new guests, neighbors, & friends.

Our best wishes of health & happiness to you all!

LaDonna Spatari, LMT, MMP

Amber Walsh, LMT

Sensible Kneads Massage, LLC


About us, what we do & what to expect on your visit...

My name is LaDonna, I am the founder and owner of Sensible Kneads Massage, LLC. I moved here seven years ago from Seattle & now call the desert my home, but forever a Seahawks fan! :)

I am a passionate Massage Therapist, committed to delivering the highest quality massage therapy treatments available with honesty and integrity. Here at Sensible Kneads Massage, we offer high-caliber services to fit your needs and deliver quality and value within an environment that awakens all the senses. 

Each session is tailored by drawing from a variety of therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques addressing specific patterns of pain, tension & distress. Sessions are designed to meet our guests’ specific needs and therapeutic goals. Whether those goals are relaxation, restoring structural balance, increasing range of motion, pain relief, etc.


We pride ourselves in efficiently carrying out safe, effective, long lasting treatments that leave our guests appreciating the powerful healing benefits of massage therapy, feeling restored, revived, and rebalanced.

Our guests entrust us to ease their discomfort, we cherish that trust & take that responsibility to heart. Our purpose is to have a positive impact on people's lives, through the restorative power of a nurturing, therapeutic touch.

My goal at Sensible Kneads Massage is to create a healing environment, where our guests feel at peace within themselves & experience optimum healing & therapeutic benefits.

One of our top priorities is to encourage wellness & good health so you can feel good & function at your best. Studies show our well-being comes from our physical, mental & spiritual health. Achieving balance within the body can prevent health problems from occurring. Getting a massage is a way to escape our reality in a healthy way, with time to relax, let go & quiet our minds.

About Amber Walsh:

Amber recently joined Sensible Kneads Massage, LLC and I couldn't be more grateful to have her here! Amber is an extremely skilled, experienced and gifted Licensed Massage Therapist and I am ecstatic to have her on board! She is certified in other areas of health and wellness, bringing unique energetic techniques to compliment the massage modalities currently offered. You will instantly feel her positive energy along with her very warm, caring and friendly demeanor. 

Several years ago, Amber sold everything and left her small midwest hometown for China where she began learning and practicing ancient healing modalities such as cupping and reflexology points. With these ancient healing modalities, she began healing work which lead her into aromatherapy. With a passionate interest in essential oils, she has learned from world renown plant medicine experts over the last decade with intention of mastering knowledge and use of essential oils. 

She expanded her education to become a Mat Pilates teacher at an elite studio in Denver while studying Thai Yoga. She effectively integrates holistic alternative treatment modalities such as NLP, (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Hypnosis (See Hypnomassage in services description).  In addition to doing bodywork and energy work since 2008, Amber is also a Certified Life & Success Coach and Integrative Alchemy Practitioner.

Regardless of which style of bodywork you are seeking with us, we are confident you will enjoy a personalized experience that allows you to achieve optimum results & vitalize your senses, in a peaceful, private, spa like setting.

Book a Bodywork service with me today

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

AZ # MT-23234


AZ # 062918


Arizona College of Allied Health

Massage Therapy


Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health


LMT Success Group

Certified Medical Massage Practioner



I am excited to share that I have recently obtained my Master MMP (Medical Massage Practitioner) certification. To add to my repertoire, I will also be taking continuing education classes in Cupping and craniosacral therapy. I have worked alongside Certified Personal Trainers to better assist my more athletic clients to help prepare their body and mind for superior performance, help prevent injuries, reduce fatigue, improve endurance and promote flexibility. I am also a former Certified Personal Trainer myself. I love school and enjoy learning as much as possible. I am not much of a bragger, but I am very proud to say that I graduated with 4.0 GPA and was voted Class Valedictorian in Massage Therapy School. I am also in the (slow) process of obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Health.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Wright on Mar 27
Best feeling under LaDonna's magical hands. Great massage and personal attention. Thanks.
by Tammy on Mar 10
Very knowledgeable and professional but yet personal
by Anonymous on Mar 02
Spent extra time on troubled spots to relieve the aches and pains.
by Anonymous on Feb 24
Kind, thoughtful, very skilled
by Kyle on Feb 01
Other places feel like they are rushing through the massage, just trying to get folks in and out. LaDonna really took her time adding to a great experience! I never felt rushed!
by Kimberly on Jan 31
LaDonna is an empath. It was clear from the moment I met her in my first massage. She connected with me, my stress and addressed not only the physical pain I was in but also emotionally and spiritually through her therapeutic touch. As I am a Registered Nurse for over 15 years, I appreciate how she has not only learned skills to individualize each massage but also approaches from a comprehensive view and understanding of human anatomy and how all is connected. I highly recommend her and have already begun to encourage my fellow nurses, friends and family to schedule a session.
by Luke on Dec 30
She knows how to get rid of pain an knots from the massage. I highly recommend her.
by Misty on Dec 16
She is so very skilled at what she does and it shines through her!!!
by Katie on Dec 12
Most therapists do what they are taught in school and others have a natural gift. I was a therapist for over 7 years. Came to Arizona and it took me 3 years to find a good therapist. She goes above and beyond and is truly gifted. Worth every penny and more!
by Anonymous on Dec 11
Session always customized to my needs

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish, Deep Tissue - ALL MODALITIES OFFERED!
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports massage, Trigger point therapy, prenatal
  • Sports Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Pregnancy Massage

Check my availability and schedule appointments for a Bodywork service