Balsamroot Massage

Providing clinical and relaxation massage for general clients, caregivers, the bereaved, and people experiencing anxiety and depression.  Also specializing in massage for the elderly, for people suffering from dementia, and for hospice clients.  Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage for cancer patients and survivors suffering from edema/lymphedema.

Balsamroot Massage is affiliated with Heritage Health Services

AS OF JUNE 10, 2019, Balsamroot Has MOVED to a NEW LOCATION (the old building is being sold). You can now find the studio at

755 N. Main, Pocatello, Suite D

(N. Main and Sublette in the Kruse Insurance Plaze, facing Sublette and the trees in Convergy’s south parking lot. Look for a yellow sign on the left going north on Main just south of Convergys. There is a private parking lot with entrances on Main and on Sublette in front for your convenient access. Suite D is the second-farthest from Main Street.)

This new office provides more space, including an area where Susan is planning to teach classes for family caregivers and professional providers in touch for the ill, elderly, and people with dementia, along with touch-as-self-care classes for caregivers. Inquire or stay tuned—coming soon!

Making an appointment:

Because Balsamroot serves many clients who need to stay on a particular timetable for Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Susan schedules regular clients (those who have standing appointments each week, every two or three weeks, or once a month) before the schedule is open to general/new clients on a first-come, first-served basis.  Generally Susan does that scheduling about two months ahead, and you are then welcome to claim one of the open appointment times as indicated in the on-line scheduling program.  If you see that a month in the far future looks completely booked, rest assured that it will open about two months ahead and keep checking back.  If you prefer to email or telephone for an appointment instead of using the on-line tool, please contact swetsusa@isu or (208) 339-1130.

That said, if you are in one of the practice's core areas of concern (caregivers, the bereaved, manual lymphatic drainage, hospice/geriatric/dementia massage) you are always welcome to contact Susan via the contact button on the website or the above means to see if it is possible to open a new appointment time for you (some weeks, as when Susan is doing hospice massages for Heritage Health Services, this will be impossible, but at other times it will be).

Treatment options and charges: As of June 1, 2019, Balsamroot Massage will be charging $55 for a one-hour session, $35 for a thirty-minute session, and $75 for a ninety-minute session. There is an extra $10 charge for visiting homebound clients.

Gift Certificates are available, and they may now be ordered, purchased, and delivered without having to coordinate a studio visit!  See the "Gift Certificates" tab for details.



Susan is available to speak to grief/caregiver support groups and health care/social services professionals about the role that massage can play in helping people cope and heal during difficult periods in their lives.  Please contact her to inquire.

324 S. 5th., Pocatello, ID 83201