Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Sowelo Massage Therapy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sowelo Massage Therapy is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in Pennsylvania!

When you’re in need of an unbeatable massage in Philadelphia, there’s no better option than Sowelo Massage Therapy.

Sowelo Massage Therapy has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I had been dealing with lower back pain for a couple of months. I was recommended to Sowelo and Lauren from a friend. She really took the time to know where my pain was and worked on those spots. I feel great today and do not have any pain. It was a positive experience, and I fully recommend her to anyone who is looking to get a massage or pain worked out.” – Brian G.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

We wanted to learn all about Sowelo Massage Therapy and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Lauren Donahue.

The first question we had for Lauren was what is it that sets Sowelo Massage Therapy apart from their competition in Pennsylvania. Here’s Lauren’s response:

“I worked originally as a medical technician in many different fields. When I decided to go to massage school, all that knowledge helped to propel me. Dealing with social anxiety as a teenager allows me to be empathetic, and in combination with western medicine, eastern medicine, like massage, can go beyond the physical. I don’t stick real close to the clock, and I even give them a cup of tea to make them feel more comfortable before or after. I’m also always reading new studies. I work with my patients to create a treatment plan that is measurable. I’m also able to use my intuition to create a custom treatment plan. My clients tell me they can tell through my touch that I really love what I do, and they tell me that makes such a difference. I give every single session 110 percent, and I work a limited schedule — about five hours — so that I don’t burn out and can provide the best session.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Sowelo Massage Therapy and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Lauren had to say:

“I live across the street from Rivers Edge [nursing home], and I go over there for an hour, often to work with the seniors. They have so many stories to tell, and they are limited on who they can talk to. Sometimes, I just provide them with a gentle hand on the shoulder and someone to talk to. I also teach parents how to massage their children and how to teach them about what is safe touch and what is appropriate, and I teach mothers how to massage their infants to increase their immune system and bond with them.”

Building Success Through Happy Patients

Lauren attributes Sowelo Massage Therapy’s strong online reputation to her commitment to taking care of her patients and teaching them how to take care of themselves:

“My clients have been really great to me; I give them an after-care form about how to take care of themselves, and I offer $10 off for referrals and reviews. But I’ve found that they are so happy with the benefits, they don’t care as much about the $10 off.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Sowelo Massage Therapy has gotten their name out there through Facebook, where Lauren posts about what she’s studying or researching, as well as through Google. Lauren added:

“Business has been doing so well, and I’ve been so blessed.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Sowelo Massage Therapy has. Here’s Lauren’s expert advice for them:

“So many people go through that anxiety of what to do and who to be — just got with your gut. Yes, do what makes you happy; keep your boundaries, and keep your ethics and business plan. Hold your head up high, and be proud [of what you do].”

Congratulations to the team at Sowelo Massage Therapy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lauren, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Sowelo Massage Therapy in Philadelphia. Visit their Facebook page today!

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