LaDonna S

  • AZ License #: MT-23234
  • AZ License #: 062918
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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, 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 RICK on Aug 21
I asked to start on my stomach since massage clears toxins and I can get congested...easier to breath when I flip over. Recommend 90 minutes.
by Anonymous on Aug 14
The results of less back pain in 1 session is amazing. New techniques I have never read about and experienced before.
by Anonymous on Aug 08
LaDonna is awesome! Everything about my massage experience was perfect!
by Craig on Aug 07
Majic hands!!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 29
She rocks. Knows what she’s doing. Strong hands.
by Mike on Jul 29
She obviously understands the human body and how to eliminate muscle and joint stresses in a very friendly and compassionate manner.
by Cindy on Jul 26
Great massage as usual. She is a very special woman who is exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable and really cares about her clients. LaDonna is the best!
by Anonymous on Jul 20
LaDonna was professional and caring from the start. She is very knowledgeable yet flexible to meet each individuals needs. I appreciated the fact that she wore a mask and required that ALL of her customers wear one too for the safety and well being of everyone involved. I'll definitely be rescheduling with her aging!!
by Anonymous on Jul 17
LaDonna is the best!
by Laura on Jul 17
Ladonna is so amazing! As an LMT I am extremely selective on who can work on me and Ladonna is pretty much the only that I will let do that! She’s talented and intuitive and she has beautiful energy.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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