Naomi takes pride in delivering world-class service to all of her clients. Read their experiences below...
"I have danced and practiced yoga most of my life, and get massages regularly. Since I travel for my job, I've tried massage therapists all over the world. I can unequivocally say that Naomi Gonzalez at Inspire Your Body gave me one of the best massages I have ever had in my life! Within seconds on the table I could tell this would be a different experience -- she knew exactly what was wrong with the muscles and joints, where the tensions were, what was going on with the alignment problems, and how to get to the very deep root of those problems; it was magic. My joints, muscles, and those nagging 'problem areas' feel better than they've felt in years, and this is only after one 90-minute session! I cannot recommend her work highly enough and strongly encourage everyone in West Seattle to seek out this talented master!"
Alison Friedman, Director, Ping Pong Arts
"Frozen Shoulder is not necessarily the result of an athletic injury; yet, Naomi Gonzalez has provided key ingredients to my stabilization and movement toward recovery. As benign as it may sound, the frozen shoulder presents multiple challenges, not the least of which is pain. In my first treatment session, Naomi provided me with relief from the pain that had been wearing me down. Naomi has gone on to apply the art and the science of her craft to offer me hope, as well as physical benefits, including greater use of the involved arm – indeed, of my whole body. Additionally, she participates fully as a member of the treatment team. "
Roxy Wolfe, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, TheBethesdaGroup.com
"I left Inspire Your Body feeling like a new person. A friend had recommended Naomi as "amazing." I wasn't big on massages, but a shoulder that was bothering me, and super tense neck and back muscles brought me in. Naomi gave me, not only an amazing massage targeting all those muscles, but also helped with my shoulder, and gave me great information. Her sincere nature was beyond welcoming. I'm feeling great, and ready to get back to the gym! Many thanks Naomi!"
"A massage takes on new meaning with Naomi. Her knowledge and understanding of the muscles in the body is very extensive. Soreness, injuries, limited range of motion, etc. her skills can help anyone heal and feel better than before. If you have had other massages, you will be able to appreciate how experienced and amazing Naomi is. Very Highly recommended!! You will not be disappointed!"
Lieven DeGeyndt, Trainer WSC Bethesda & Georgetown
"My work stress, habits of poor stretching before and after infrequent workouts, and activity as a mother of a busy toddler had left me with several low-grade but persistent physical problems. Cue Naomi to the rescue! My first treatment with Naomi was one of the best massages I have ever received and it resulted in an immediate improvement in my range of motion and physical comfort for several muscle groups. It is clear that her experience specializing in sports and injury therapy does make a difference in her approach and her home visits make it possible for me to add her therapy into my hectic, toddler-centered schedule. Her massage therapy is no ordinary massage and I recommend highly her services and look forward to my ongoing treatment."
Kathryn Hamm, President, GayWeddings.com
"After having a hard practice or game, the one thing that's vital for my recovery is a deep massage. Naomi was always my first choice during the Olympics. Since we had a game roughly every 3rd day, it was necessary to have a massage that would allow me to play my best. Naomi gave my legs the needed recovery, and is a huge reason why during those overtime games, our team was able to last."
"Due to the nature of my business and job, being a chiropractor, I have come across many therapists. The moment i met Naomi, her sincere handshake and her first massage on me, I realized that she really means it! She works not only with her hands and talent, but with her heart. One of the most caring, talented and professional therapists I have met. She really knows the body and senses what the problem is and how to approach it. An hour work was never enough with her, she can work on you for ever and you still want more!
Dr. Nazila Mahgerefteh, Chiropractor & Owner, Body in Balance Health & Day Spa
"Naomi was critical in relieving a minor injury I received during the second game of the Olympics. Her excellent treatment kept me on the field and able to make key saves during the tournament. She is by far the best therapist we've had on the team."
"I live a relatively sedentary lifestyle but consider myself to be aware enough to know when my body requires more than some light exercise and stretching. Understanding the power and benefits of massage on my mind as well as my body, over the years when she has been available, I have incorporated Naomi's services into my overall care and well being. Her knowledge of anatomy, her strong and knowing hands and her desire to help me feel my best have helped me to achieve a better quality of life."
Stephen Fitzgerald, Engineer
"When stress, work, time people or in my case soccer has worn you out, massage can invigorate you and bring you back to the go getter you are. Naomi Gonzalez has a special gift of not just putting her hands to work to relax, but she can feel what you need and then inpire your muscles to make the wrongs right. I could not have competed in my third Olympic games without her magic."
The secret to a good massage...
What no one has likely told you
Intention is the unspoken secret to ensuring you will receive a great massage. Intention is why choosing the right therapist is so important. Many massage therapists simply go through the motions of the technique they were taught in school without really understanding how their energy, pressure and intent can determine the outcome of the massage for their client.
Prior to each massage Naomi listens carefully to her client's needs and desired outcome and then carefully constructs a unique massage to address the client's concerns. Her focus and energy remains on the client.
This energy is a tangible thing. The proof is in the way you feel after a massage. Do you feel like the massage was a waste of time and the therapist simply ignored what you requested or do you feel refreshed and relaxed? If the latter, you've found a good therapist who genuinely cares about making sure you get the relief you're looking for.