Deep River Bodyworks

Advanced massage therapy tailored for each session. Experience transformative bodywork. Visit us at our Ballard Massage studio in Seattle.

Bodywork that Meets Your Needs

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

Modalities I employ include Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point TherapyMyofascial Release , Thai Massage, Massage Cupping and Prenatal Massage.

“Whether it's repetitive stress, chronic pain, injury, or a desire to improve performance and health, massage can help."

Meet your Therapist

Once a collective of advanced therapists, Elizabeth has solely taken over the reigns to continue the quality work of Deep River Bodyworks as the original founder Brian Jose heads to San Pancho Mexico to help build the retreat center Ocho.

Elizabeth Panelo  -  owner

     After working with computers for several years, Elizabeth found a new more rewarding challenge in massage therapy, with the body as the ultimate puzzle. Her technique has been described as "therapeutic pampering", thanks to several years of experience at both a Resort Spa and Medical Massage Clinic.

Graduated from the prestigious Brian Utting School of Massage in 2005, she has a solid education in anatomy and injury treatment, with certifications in Cupping Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Neurofascial Release. She has worked with a variety of clients, including minors, seniors, cancer patients, "desk jockeys", 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 and awareness of their own body's patterns, which can change from session to session. No session is the same, unless you want it to be!

When she's not in the office, she enjoys time with her family and kids, psychology podcasts, dance, neuroscience, and 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. The building is secured at all times, so please check your confirmation email for the door code. 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, and help yourself to water or tea.

Because there is no reception we often miss phone calls but will respond if you leave a message or text: 206-795-1991


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.

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

– EJ, Bellingham, WA –

“Excellent deep tissue work”

– Lindy B, Seattle, WA –