Susie D'Andrea

I've got your back!

Susie has been practicing massage for as long as she can remember. Her father, a graphic designer, would always volunteer his children to give him short, 10 minute back rubs after dinner from working on the computer all day. As a child, Susie was unimpressed with performing these back rubs, but was more excited for what she got in return--the opportunity to take control of the TV remote during these 10 precious minutes. Though her hands hurt from doing so, she continued to give her father bac...

Susie has been practicing massage for as long as she can remember. Her father, a graphic designer, would always volunteer his children to give him short, 10 minute back rubs after dinner from working on the computer all day. As a child, Susie was unimpressed with performing these back rubs, but was more excited for what she got in return--the opportunity to take control of the TV remote during these 10 precious minutes. Though her hands hurt from doing so, she continued to give her father back rubs, and over the years, he would comment on her natural abilities and had even suggested it as a career path. When he would mention this, her reaction was always the same-- "Yea right, I don't want to rub backs for a living."

Fast forward...
After a year and a half of attending a four year college and realizing it wasn't the right place for her, Susie took some time to "soul search" and find a new career path. Massage Therapy had come up in conversation once or twice, so she decided to look into it. A family member ofher father's good friend owned a small massage therapy school in Mays Landing, NJ, and in the beginning of 2007, Susie became a student at Atlantic County Healing Arts Institute. Shortly after becoming enrolled, it became evident to her that this is what she was put on Earth to do. She always had a passion for helping people, and she realized, through proper technique and protocol, just how rewarding and healing massage therapy was. From there, she was fully engulfed in her passion.

Once she graduated from the full-time intensive program from ACSHA, Susie was determined to practice in a field she grew to love, but New Jersey was limited with its holistic resources and day spas in 2007. In February of 2008, she moved to Denver, Colorado--home to some of the best massage therapy schools--where she enrolled into the Denver School of Massage Therapy and completed a 815 hour long program which covered a wide variety of modalities (types of massage).

Her knowledge and skill of massage and the human body helped Susie land a career opportunity at an up-and-coming spa chain that started in the Denver area, before she even graduated from DSMT! This position she held for six years, where she also earned the role of mentor to other massage therapists and additionally helped as a spa attendant on occasion--giving her a well rounded view at how the spa industry worked. In 2010, she also joined forces with another well known Denver massage and wellness clinic, where she worked alongside massage therapists who held specific specialties within the field while also learning the ins and outs of how wellness clinics operated in comparison to spas. This is also where her interest in essential oils and homemade products/remedies evolved, thanks to the natural apothecary connected to the clinic. 

In July of 2014, after the sudden demise of the wellness clinic she worked at, Susie decided the best opportunity was to take all the tools she had learned over the years and finally open up her own business. And so, Where Soul Meets Body: Massage Therapy and Integrative Therapy was born in the Denver Metro Area, where she happily grew her practice with many loyal clients for two and half years. 

Alas, in 2017, after nine years of living in beautiful Colorado, Susie decided that she missed home and made the 2,800 mile trip back to New Jersey, taking Where Soul Meets Body with her. She is looking forward to starting a new chapter with new clients where she can relax the bodies, educate the minds, and renew the souls of all she has the pleasure of working with.

Training in the following modalities:
Swedish | Deep Tissue | Sports | Orthopedic | Craniosacral | Prenatal | Reflexology | Spa Treatments | Hot Stones | Chair Massage | Myofascial Release | Aromatherapy | Posture Assessment | Certified Trauma Touch Therapist(TM)

**Sidenote for those booking "Susie Smash" massages: My massage was given the nickname of the "Susie Smash" by one of my clients who claims that , "because of the physical size of Susie, the only explanation of where she gets her strength is that she is made of dark matter (similar to the Hulk),  therefore performing the 'Susie Smash.'" **



 

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Licenses
Massage

NJ # 18KT01159800

Trauma Touch Therapy

# TTT13190

Adult, Child, Infant First Aid/CPR/AED

# GUJ1UN

ABMP Certified Member

# 946880

NCBTMB

# 796822

Education
2008

Denver School of Massage Therapy: Aurora

Fast Track Massage Program

2012

Colorado School of Healing Arts

Trauma Touch Therapy(tm)

2007

Atlantic County Healing Arts Institute

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Institute for Brain Potential-CE Seminars

4/15/11- Understanding Personality Disorders 4/18/13- How The Brain Forms New Habits: Why Willpower Is Not Enough 4/18/14- Calming an Overactive Brain

INR-CE Seminar

4/19/13- Emotional Control and Difficult Personalities

Massage Specialists-Massage Therapist

2011-2014 | Independent Contractor specializing in deep tissue and craniosacral

Denver Restaurant Week- Chair Massage

Provided chair massage to the chefs at Central Bistro and Bar before a busy shift during Denver's popular Restaurant Week.

Red Rocks 9/11 Stair Climb

As a volunteer for Hands on Heroes, we provided firefighters, rescue workers, and the communities they serve a great post-event massage after doing a 9-lap climb around Red Rocks Amphitheatre in remembrance to those who were lost on 9/11/2001.

Spavia Day Spa-Greenwood Village, CO

2008-present | Senior Massage Therapist

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Spa, or Wellness services

by Anonymous on Nov 03
Susie was amazing!!! The room, however, is just not located in an isolated area and voices as well as noises, out in the main rehab area, could be heard during my session, which to me was distracting to my TOTAL relaxation. Maybe some white noise in the background and/or turn up tranquil sounds louder to drown out the other noises...otherwise...PERFECTION!
by Anonymous on Nov 02
Susie was amazing!!! The room, however, is just not located in an isolated area and voices as well as noises, out in the main rehab area, could be heard during my session, which to me was distracting to my TOTAL relaxation. Maybe some white noise in the background and/or turn up tranquil sounds louder to drown out the other noises...otherwise...PERFECTION!
by Anonymous on Oct 22
A fantastic massage. I intend to return on a regular basis, as my physician suggested. I would recommend Susie to anyone looking for a professional therapeutic massage.
by Barbara on Sep 04
Everything was great! Thank you!
by Anonymous on Aug 29
Professional!
by Jan on Aug 24
This was my first experience with Susie. She is friendly, professional, welcoming, and skilled. She cares about the individual's needs and wishes, and she made me feel comfortable and relaxed from the start of our session. I like her ethics, her desire to know one's needs, and her efforts to provide a truly outstanding massage. I recommend her without reservation, and I plan to travel the 4 hours to return for more sessions as I am able. : )
by Anthony on Jul 12
Suzie D. Knows how to massage the muscles that need help relaxing. I went into the massage right and sore and when she was done I felt great! Can’t wait to return.
by Brian on Jun 25
She was absolutely fantastic. Relaxing atmosphere and very attentive to whatever your wants or needs are. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to find a small business owner that cares about your needs and won’t rush you in and out like a Hand and Stone. 10/10.
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Susie was very skilled professional knowledgable and gifted.
by Jessica on Jun 04
The massage was amazing and she was so quick to respond to an appointment and so nice! Thank you again. ????

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Trauma Touch Therapy(tm)
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Mobile Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Craniosacral Therapy
  • Mobile Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Touch

Spa

  • Pariffin Alternative
  • Body Scrubs

Wellness

  • Swedish
  • Integrative Deep Tissue

Aromatherapy

  • Other

Meditation

  • Naptime

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