Pain Relieving Body Somatic Therapy

Body Somatics goes beyond massage. It's about restructuring, re-aligning and re-educating our bodies in order to bring about healing and wholeness. Body Somatics clears the body by removing pain and restoring natural movement and balance as well as energy flow. Unlike massage, Body Somatic Therapy focuses on structural integration that balances your body around your core. Body Somatics is Direct Myofascial Release Therapy which removes facial adhesions. It relieves pain, constrictions and works directly with the cause of body's structural problems.

Nutritional Consulting

Nutritional Consulting is based on Bio Individuality which is you as in individual, not a one-sized-fits-all dietary plan. We all have highly-individualized nutritional requirements based on our anatomy, ancestry, metabolism, age, gender, blood type and lifestyle. Through Holistic Nutritional Consulting, we will discover what foods are right for you. The focus is about adding healthy food and habits instead of a cookie cutter diet restriction program. This work is more just food it is about learning how to create stable habits in your life.

Relaxing Lomi Lomi Massage

What is Lomi Lomi? Lomi Lomi means "massage" in the Hawaiian language. I fell in love with this ancient form of massage because it is very soothing and nurturing. In Lomi Lomi there are full-body strokes that flow from head to toe. Lomi Lomi is exceptionally relaxing and offers the state of tranquility.

About Us

Has stress, work, surgery, or injuries led to chronic stiffness or pain in your body? Are medications not effective or causing you side effects? With over 15 years of expertise in her field, Darla Ketchum, L.M.T. (Licensed Massage Therapist) says, “If you have issues in your tissues, pain and stress can be relieved and even eliminated with hands on body work therapy.

”Darla offers a unique blend of therapies, listens and hears your concerns, customizes care tailored to your needs and creates an atmosphere of wellness and optimism. She is energetic, empathetic and truly cares about your overall well-being.

As a graduate of the Midwest Institute of Natural Healing in Kansas City, Missouri, Darla offers body somatic therapy, hot stone massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and Lomi Lomi relaxation sessions. She combines a blend of these therapies to facilitate relaxation and healing of your tissues and body.

In addition to body work, Darla is educated as a Holistic Nutrition Consultant. Her therapy and guidance can bring to you a sense of being cared for and rejuvenation. Darla has Northland and Midtown locations. Call 816-888-4325 today to schedule your appointment.

Call (816) 888-4325 to schedule an appointment.


Our Services

  • Massage Therapy
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Body Somatic Therapy
  • Body Work
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Rolfing
  • Direct Myofascial Release
  • Raindrop Therapy
  • Body Somatic Therapy

Our Lineage

Ida Rolf

Dr. Ida Rolf spent her life exploring the healing possibilities held within the human mind and body. She was a gifted student, at 25 she had earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Bringing together such a rich variety of perspectives, Dr. Rolf finally developed Structural Integration. Her ambition to introduce Structural Integration to as many people as possible took her all over the world. Her desire was not simply to help others but to teach future generations the fruit of her life’s work. Indeed Dr. Rolf dedicated the rest of her life to teaching and passing on the technique that was to later take her name. Structural Integration became and remains recognized worldwide as ‘Rolfing.’

Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller is an internationally renowned somatic educator who has been doing structural body work for twenty-eight years.

As a result of his unique combination of training in structural integration, movement education and body energy awareness and his extensive work with a broad range of clients, Joseph Heller synthesized a new form of bodywork. In the late 1970's, he left the Rolf Institute, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and founded Hellerwork.

As founder of a profound and unique system of body work and movement, he has trained hundreds of practitioners worldwide. Through his writings, trainings and personal practice, Joseph Heller has helped tens of thousands of individuals find more health and ease in their lives.

Carmelita Davis Beets

Somatic bodywork is a remarkable method of structural bodywork developed by Carmelita Davis-Beets, founder of the Midwest Institute of Natural Healing. Body Somatic Therapy completely encompasses all aspects of the mind, body and spirit connection.

Physical injuries—even those that happened long ago—have a lasting impact on the structure of our body and often affect our emotional well-being. Somatic bodywork differs other touch therapies because pain relief is long lasting, and in some cases, permanent.

Body Somatics also focuses on emotional therapy, allowing the practitioner to truly help clients discover the source of pain and discomfort in their lives. Every one of us has emotional memories stored deep in the connective tissue at various places throughout our body, and stored emotional trauma can cause physical symptoms such as shoulder, neck and back pain, headaches, or stomach aches.

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Stop living with aches and pain. Heal your body and mind. Call now and schedule and appointment.