About Us

Tired of being disappointed with a massage therapist that doesn't listen or understand your concerns, and then fails to deliver a good massage?  Here at A Great Massage, licensed massage therapist Sheila Franklin will focus her ten years of therapeutic expertise on hunting down the root cause of your problems and taking care of them as efficiently and pain free as possible, bringing you longer lasting relief while promoting overall relaxation.  You should feel renewed, restored, and revived--absolutely ready to face the rest of the work week.  After all, when you've finally set aside a little time for yourself, why settle for just a "good" massage when you could be getting A Great Massage!

A Great Massage

1200 Valley West Drive

Suite #104

West Des Moines , IA 50266 map it

(515) 393-0222

License: ##005507

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T 10:00 AM - 06:30 PM
W 10:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Th By Appointment Only
F 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Sa 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I can't say that I'd ever had a true 'deep tissue' massage before. Sheila was amazing! She gives new meaning to the phrase 'hurts so good'!

    An excellent experience with an excellent clinician. Felt very safe and comfortable during COVID and every time!

  • Always a treat! :)

    Very relaxing experience felt like I could take a nap. ☺️

  • This is a wonderful place to get a massage.

    Sheila is amazing and completely worth going just to see her!!

  • Sheila is extremely good at her job! She knows exactly how to work the areas that need worked. She cars so much about her clients & takes the time to explain why she's doing what she's doing. She even gives them tips to sustain the results at home. I highly recommend her for any of your massage needs.

    I love it you are the best

  • Sheila was amazing. Very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

    Sheila is simply an amazing Massage Therapist. You can't get more accurate than her business name!

60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

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90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

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120 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

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60 Minute - Prenatal Massage

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License: IA #005507

67 Verified Reviews

60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

$60
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90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

$90
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120 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage

$120
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60 Minute - Prenatal Massage

$60
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90 Minute - Prenatal Massage

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by Anonymous on Feb 21
I can't say that I'd ever had a true 'deep tissue' massage before. Sheila was amazing! She gives new meaning to the phrase 'hurts so good'!
by Anonymous on Feb 17
An excellent experience with an excellent clinician. Felt very safe and comfortable during COVID and every time!
by Meg on Feb 14
Always a treat! :)
by Anonymous on Jan 26
Very relaxing experience felt like I could take a nap. ☺️
by Anonymous on Jan 16
This is a wonderful place to get a massage.
by Anonymous on Jan 10
Sheila is amazing and completely worth going just to see her!!
by Rebecca on Dec 11
Sheila is extremely good at her job! She knows exactly how to work the areas that need worked. She cars so much about her clients & takes the time to explain why she's doing what she's doing. She even gives them tips to sustain the results at home. I highly recommend her for any of your massage needs.
by Fabiola on Oct 01
I love it you are the best
by Brandon on Sep 14
Sheila was amazing. Very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
by Anonymous on Aug 28
Sheila is simply an amazing Massage Therapist. You can't get more accurate than her business name!

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 67 Reviews)

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by Anonymous on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
I can't say that I'd ever had a true 'deep tissue' massage before. Sheila was amazing! She gives new meaning to the phrase 'hurts so good'!
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
An excellent experience with an excellent clinician. Felt very safe and comfortable during COVID and every time!
by Meg on Feb 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Always a treat! :)
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Very relaxing experience felt like I could take a nap. ☺️
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
This is a wonderful place to get a massage.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 120 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is amazing and completely worth going just to see her!!
by Rebecca on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is extremely good at her job! She knows exactly how to work the areas that need worked. She cars so much about her clients & takes the time to explain why she's doing what she's doing. She even gives them tips to sustain the results at home. I highly recommend her for any of your massage needs.
by Fabiola on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
I love it you are the best
by Brandon on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila was amazing. Very knowledgeable and professional. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila F.
Sheila is simply an amazing Massage Therapist. You can't get more accurate than her business name!
by Janice on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Love the service Sheila provides ! She is very knowledgeable of the body to help you with all your aches and pains!
by Rona on Aug 2020
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Love the cozy atmosphere and the best deep tissue in town! Hands down:)
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila F.
Shelia did an excellent job putting a first timer at ease. The office is comfortable and inviting. Looking forward to returning.
by Connie on Aug 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Awesome! Very, very impressed with the care I was given!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Great experience and always addresses any issues I have going on.
by Roberta on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Greatest
by Jan on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
This was my first visit. Sheila helped me feel so comfortable. She listened to my current body concerns, reviewed my medical history and came up with an excellent plan. I felt 100% better after I left. Thank you so much. I will be back. Jan
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Wonderful all the way around. Came in with pain, left with no pain.
by Lori on Jun 2020
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila took the time to work out all my kinks!
by Kristel on Jun 2020
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Service Received: 120 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
She also hits the tough spots! Sheila is wonderful and always there to please. Well worth the money! Great location.
by Gaila on May 2020
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
I wish there were more then 5 stars! Sheila is a skilled massage therapist. She is the most knowledgeable massage therapist I have gone to. She has a great understanding of the body and its aches and pains. I see her once a month and would love to go more often.
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Always superb!!!! Sheila knows her stuff and really listens to my needs!
by Regena on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
When it was over ...... Sheila is Amazing
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Very helpful! Extremely personable! Great experience overall. Very relaxing! I will definitely return
by Melissa on Jan 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila was very professional and provided insight on how to help prevent over working my muscles and what exercises to avoid for now.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Best massage I have ever had. I slept good that night.
by Kayla on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is absolutely amazing!! ??
by Art on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Really worked out my issue
by Carrie on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Shelia takes her time to get to know you, your goals for the session, and the areas you want to specifically target. She provides a professional yet soothing atmosphere to maximize your comfort and relaxation. She provides further home instructions for any areas I was particularly struggling with or that she noticed during my treatment. Would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a high quality massage from a caring individual that produces great results!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila helps work through your physical problems and gives you tips to improve how you physically feel.
by Mike on Sep 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila has a wealth of experience and is diligent in her efforts. Her space projects comfort and professionalism as does her presence, and techniques. Independent massage therapists pride themselves on providing individual and personalized experiences for their clients. Sheila exemplifies this, and much more.
by Pat on Sep 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
A little bit of Heaven every 3 weeks!!
by Eric on Aug 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Amazing as always Sheila is the best ever.
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila F.
I loved everything she was very friendly helpful and even laughed when I made corny jokes lol
by Keri on Jul 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Always great!
by Melissa on Jul 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is a massage genius! I can always can count on a great, therapeutic, and healing treatment every appointment. She is so knowledgable about the human body. So grateful for her mad skills!
by Eric on Jul 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Great massage !!
by Gina on Jun 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is amazing. Relaxing but also makes sure work out the kinks.
by Kenneth on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila F.
we love sheila& her bouncing personality-intertwined with her professitonality we are blessed ??????????
by John on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Shelia provides an out-of-this-world massage experience. She listens to what your needs are and formulates the perfect massage tailored to you. She provides an extremely warm, comfortable, and welcoming space for your massage. She’s an incredible person as well. She’s empathetic, funny and kind. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.
by Todd on May 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
A Great Massage, is exactly that. Sheila is always professional and discusses your personal health concerns and needs. She customizes each session to meet customer requirements. Business hours are accommodating; and you are guaranteed a quality massage at a competitive price.
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Completely enjoyed my massage. I will definitely be back.
by Chris on May 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
I love ?????? everything ???? about my 90mins massage therapist Shelia is awesome at what she does.
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is always awesome to see. Her attitude and passion in her work is so refreshing and awesome!
by Samantha on Apr 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Absolutely wonderful!
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
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by Dolores on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Bodywork with Sheila F.
the absolute best!!?????????? KEN & DOLORES
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Great massage
by Rana on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Thank you! Rana
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
4 out of 5 on professionalism because I don’t want it all the time. You never know when you need to tell a dirty joke.
by Chanda on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Have been going to Sheila for years. She does an amazing job and knows exactly what to do to work out the tightness and address the inflammation from my arthritis. The best massage therapist I've met and I go to her exclusively!
by martha on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Wonderful experience!!!
by Kesley on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila gives the best massages and she’s an amazing person! Would highly recommend
by Sarah on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is amazing!
by Jim on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is outstanding!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Always the best
by Teresa on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Very professional and easy to work with, listened to what was wrong and adjusted the pressure as needed. Room set up was relaxing and lovely. Highly recommend!
by Jacob on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila does an awesome job all around!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila has never let me down! Always professional and understands my massage needs... top notch is what you get when you sign up for a massage with her!
by Birikisu "Abby" on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Very friendly and easy to talk to
by Adrianna on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila listens to the problem areas and willingly customizes the massage for exactly what I want and/or need. I always leave her table in much better shape than when I got there. I have had many, many massages over the years but Sheila is truly the best!!!
by Gaila on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is the best!
by Christy on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Over the years I have experienced several different massage therapist. Sheila is a true professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about the human body and brings value to my session by sending me home with suggestions on stretches or exercises to help maintain my health, and ways to reduce inflammation and stress. I have been coming to Sheila for 7 years and she has never gotten complacent. She still does a thorough prelim and asks about pressure and temperature during each session. Sheila goes above and beyond to make my experience comfortable and exceptional.
by Jill on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is amazing! I am always feeling refreshed and ready for the day after seeing her. She, hands down, gives the best deep tissue massage in Des Moines!!
by Melissa on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila is one of the best therapists in the city. She gives a true deep tissue massage, no fluff and buff. A consummate professional, Sheila knows her clients and how to make them feel their best. Highly, highly recommend Sheila!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Sheila does a great job listening to her customers and customizing a massage based on their current needs.
by Emilee on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute - Deep Tissue Massage with Sheila F.
Always accommodating and a wonderful person to work with!

A Great Massage

1200 Valley West Drive

Suite #104

West Des Moines , IA 50266 map it

Phone: (515) 393-0222

License: ##005507

  • A Great Massage

  • 1200 Valley West Drive
  • Suite #104
  • West Des Moines , IA 50266
  • (515) 393-0222
  • License: ##005507