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.  

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Where I Work
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 Anonymous on Sep 10
Thank you for your service, Jessica.
by Anonymous on Sep 03
I like massage
by Anonymous on Aug 17
I felt much better afterwards my session
by Andrea on Aug 14
Incredibly knowledgable and an AMAZING practitioner! I’m recommending everyone I know.
by Veronica on Aug 09
I feel like I can move easier. I feel like I can breath deeper. My daughters pain in neck is much less and my other daughter’s pain in tail bone is much less. We will be scheduling for more visits.
by Andrei on Jul 31
I would recommend everybody!my husband very satisfied.He can’t wait for another appointment.is just waw!!! I am planning for my appointment.Jessica is the best she doing very well her job!!!!!
by Daniel on Jul 20
Her knowledge is incredible and her skill is beyond recognition she is amazing and has been able to do things that years of seeking help elsewhere has not been able to do!
by Anonymous on Jul 15
Jessica is very good at what she does!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 14
Jessica is very good at what she does!!!
by Danny on Jul 12
Jessica really knows her craft. She can spot problem areas that I didn't even know I had. She can really work out my tight/sore muscles and increase my flexibility and strength.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • pediatric
  • Kinesio Taping

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