Jessica Smith-Gonzalez

Customized Bodywork for the way you live your life.

Hello everyone I'm Jessica Smith the founder of Ideal Balance, here is some general information about myself, I was born in Northern California and started my massage therapy career when I was 19 years old. I was trained primarily through Healing Arts Institute in Northern California and gained so much knowledge and skills from the school and their many talented instructors. I went through continuing education programs regularly and still continue to pursue training to ben...

Hello everyone I'm Jessica Smith the founder of Ideal Balance, here is some general information about myself, I was born in Northern California and started my massage therapy career when I was 19 years old. I was trained primarily through Healing Arts Institute in Northern California and gained so much knowledge and skills from the school and their many talented instructors. I went through continuing education programs regularly and still continue to pursue training to benefit my clients and practice to best of my abilities. Currently I am training in the Ankrum Institute and also Teacher Assisting with the program as I finish out my last year in the Advanced Body workers program. I moved to Tulsa Oklahoma in September of 2010 and have been here ever since. I truly enjoy Tulsa and enjoy being involved with the great community that is here.


My reasons for pursuing bodywork as my career is simply that massage saved me. I had a traumatic kick to the head by a cow when I was 10 years old which affected my neck and left me with whiplash, arthritis, and bone degeneration. These combinations of issues lead to my teenage years being ones of pain and a constant struggle both physically and emotionally. After many doctors gave up treating me a nurse sent me to a neck specialist who used an MRI to discover the bone degeneration in my neck and she declared that there was nothing at this time they could do for me and that I should pursue massage and acupuncture for relief until I am 30 then return for surgery to replace my degenerating vertebrae. After receiving massage from a very talented lady named Dorothy my neck pain lessened enough to be able to use my arms freely and get through my days without medication. I even got to the point where I went to France and England for 18 days as a student ambassador. I was then 17 years old, after this experience my view of massage from being a relaxing art to being a therapeutic science emerged. I signed up and started my massage training on my 19th birthday and have been providing body since.


I feel truly blessed in my choice of bodywork as my career I get up everyday excited to go to work and to help others on their healing journey. Body to me is about understanding the body and its many layers, knowing how to bring balance to the body so it can best heal and stay in balance for longer. That is why I do customized work and don't charge extra for therapeutic addons that can make a big difference in how the body responds to the work. I want to provide the type of bodywork I would wish to receive with the client being the top priority and to help long term relief that keeps making progress towards their health goals.  I feel everyone deserves a bodywork session that helps to established their own unique balance that is ideal for them.  

Book a Bodywork service with me today

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

OK # 1043020

Massage

CA # 1385

Education
2007

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Massage Therapist Basic Training

2007

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Deep Tissue

2015

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Sidelying Massage

2009

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Introduction to Flower Essences

2007

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Foot, hand, and Ear Reflexology

2009

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Animal Communication

2009

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage

2009

Healing Arts Institute: CA

JIn Shin Jyutsu for Animals

2009

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Cranio Sacral therapy for Animals

2010

Healing Arts Institute: CA

Infant Massage Training

2009

Yoga Studio Ganesha & Eastern Holistic center

Prenatal yoga teacher training

2016

Reiki by Jaylene

Usi Holy Fire Reiki 1

2016

Reiki by Jaylene

Usi Holy Fire Reiki 2

2014

IAIM infant massage USA

Infant Massage Instructor Training

2015

Nirvana Massage

Aromatherapy

2013

Myofascial Release Treatment centers & Seminars

Myofascial Mobilization

2008

Essential Education & Services

Hot Stone Therapy

2008

Essential Education & Services

Pre-Natal Massage

2015

NSU

Bachelors Degree in Human Health and Performance

2013

TCC

Associates degree in General Science and General Arts

2015

Nirvana Massage CED

Fibromyalgia

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Candice on Mar 09
Jessica is amazing
by Anonymous on Feb 18
Jessica is great. Every time I see her feel so much better afterwards!
by Aleksandra on Feb 16
I was looking for someone like Jessica for loooooong time and I'm so happy I found her! I'm 38 weeks pregnant and after 60 minutes with her all my pain and tightness is gone. I already schedule next visit. I love that she don't push to do anything more that she thinks is necessary. Be sure to tell her what you feel (pain or toghtness) and where and she definitely will "look" into that area to help you. (Sorry for mistakes, English is not my first language)
by Patti on Jan 12
You helped me a lot!
by Bill on Jan 08
It hurt so good. Woke up feeling Gr8 this morning! You separated, stretched and aligned EVERYTHING. How do you know how it all is connected? After all this time, I still don’t know how to explain to people exactly how you remove pain and restore hope. Thanks Jess!
by Laura on Dec 09
There was nothing to dislike. Jessica exceeded my expectations!
by Robert on Dec 08
No dislikes at all. Enjoyed visiting with her and learning the “how and why” of my treatment. Looking forward to my next visit.
by Jim on Nov 01
It was a Great experience looking forward to next visit. Have already talked with a friend who I think you could help.
by Anonymous on Oct 26
Jessica is very good and professional!
by Anonymous on Sep 29
Amazing skills, I feel much better!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • pediatric
  • Kinesio Taping

Check my availability and schedule appointments for a Bodywork service