Deep River Bodyworks

We are a collective of advanced massage therapists with backgrounds in various movement practices. Visit us in our Ballard Massage studio in Seattle.

Deep Tissue that Meets Your Needs

Our focus is on you.   With a capacity for depth paired with extensive anatomical knowledge and a sensitive listening, we are able to get to the places that hurt and bring relief.

Modalities we employ include Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point TherapyMyofascial Release , and Prenatal Massage. We have all worked in medical massage clinics dealing with pain management issues.

“Whether it's repetitive stress Chronic pain, injury, or a desire to improve athletic performance, we can help. Deep River Bodyworks has a therapist who is right for you.”

Meet our Therapists

The therapists at Deep River Bodyworks have powerful personal stories of physical challenges overcome through bodywork and physical practices.  All of our therapists have advanced training in anotomy and numerous massage modalities.

That is what makes the difference, a strong self-awareness and dedication to service create the unique quality that you will find at Deep River Bodyworks Ballard Massage practice.

Brian Jose, Founder

Being a body worker has meant for him a life of discipline, seeking a deeper connection to himself and attaining better health as a means of elevating the disposition of those who come to see him.  Now it has become broader, finding other body workers of a similar mind-set, joining forces, and creating a space where they can succeed together and bring high quality deep tissue massage to Seattle.

Brian was first drawn to Ballard by commercial fishing. Massage therapy was a passion brought on initially by his own congenital joint problems and a decade of fishing. He felt energetically drained and anxious of the potential consequences of the chronic pain issues that had for a long time limited him.  His body had become to him a source of dread of what the future might hold.  However, a fateful meeting with an accomplished massage master led to a transformative bodywork session, at the end of which Brian knew that he had to master this skill.

Many bodywork sessions later and with the aid of numerous physical practices, he now has greater strength and less pain than at any time in his life.  This success is something he wants to share with his clients, many who like himself may fear the degradation of their bodies due to stress and aging.


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Angela Amos

Angela discovered massage therapy after a decade of pain caused by sports injuries suffered at a young age and poor nutrition.  She has forgotten what it was like to not have some part of her body hurting.  Since then she has been on a personal health quest.  Now, with the aide of regular massage, yoga, and weight training she is maintaining a lifestyle that had at one time seemed lost.

"I combine muscle specific, effective treatment work with relaxing deep tissue massage for a session that is tailored to your needs. I combine a variety of techniques, including Myofascial Release, Neuro-fascial Release, Thai Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Alexander Technique and Lomi Lomi. I am most practiced in treating chronic low back, hip and neck pain and am prenatal/postpartum certified."


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Elizabeth Panelo

After working with computers for several years, Elizabeth has found a new challenge in massage therapy, with the body as the ultimate puzzle.  Her technique has been described as "theraputic pampering", thanks to a solid education in injury treatment, certification in Cupping Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage, studies in Tensegrity Medicine, mixed with her beginnings at a resort spa.   For over 10 years she has worked with minors, seniors, cancer patients, desk jockys, and athletes, helping people overcome or manage chronic pain and injuries such as plantar fasciitis and whiplash.  Beyond relieving pain she wants her clients to walk away with a better understanding of thier own body.  She has taken multiple prenatal workshops and is a mother herself.  Another milestone was recieving cupping therapy which had the most profound effect on her own back and shoulders issues, (imbalances due to scoliosis) that she became certified to offer this service to clients.  She also studies dance and practices meditation.

MA # 00021705

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Our Ballard Location

Deep River Bodyworks Ballard massage practice is on the 4th floor of the Ballard Building, which has its entrance on Market Street. We’re located in the most immediate left-hand hallway as you come off the elevator.  There is no reception so please have a seat in the waiting area unless the door to our studio is open.  Because there is no reception we often miss phone calls but we are prompt about returning them if you leave a message.  

Looking for a last minute appointment? Give us a call! We may have an unlisted opening.

“Wow, best professional massage I've ever had.”

– EJ, Bellingham, WA –

“Excellent deep tissue work”

– Lindy B, Seattle, WA –


We accept PIP and L&I claims but we do not bill health insurance.  However, some of our clients self bill their health insurance providers.  Check with your insurance company to find out if this is an option.

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