About the Owner

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Julieta Hernandez, founder of Matrix Spa & Massage, graduated from the Carlos Septien Garcia school in August of 1989 with a degree in Journalism, all of her educational expenses were paid by a Mexican Broadcasting Company named Televisa, where she worked for almost 5 years. As her career as a reporter began to take off, the need to learn English as a second language became very apparent. Once again with the financial support from Televisa, Julieta went to Wyoming to attend Western Wyoming Community College from 1989-1992.


As the time neared for Julieta to return to her home in Mexico, she began working with a doctor in Green River, Wyoming as a translator.  This same doctor was in a horrible accident and when Julieta would visit him, she would massage him to help him feel better.  After a complete recovery, the Wyoming doctor told Julieta she should become a massage therapist and gave her the $100 application fee and a catalog for a massage school in Colorado, and another in Utah.  After a complete analysis of her situation, Julieta decided to take a risk with a new career and contacted Televisa to thank them for all they did for her and quit her job with them to start a new career from the ground up.

In January of 1993 Julieta moved to Utah and lived at the YWCA while attending the Utah College of Massage Therapy (UCMT).  She was part of the program that helped young women in transition at the YWCA.   When living at the YWCA, and attending UCMT, Julieta would give massages for donations to help support herself while going to school.  Two of the ladies that received massages from Julieta at that time continue to be her clients today.

In June of 1993 Julieta graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy.  In 2001, Julieta founded Matrix Spa & Massage with the desire to create a place of healing all of her own. Julieta has now been healing for over 20 years.  Her client list ranges from CEOs to professional athletes to federal judges.

In 2007, Matrix Spa & Massage was hit with a very serious crisis which could have shut the doors of the business forever.  Julieta reached out to the UHCC (Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and they have helped her in so many ways.  They gave her a scholarship to go back to school and learn how to create a business plan.  In 2013 they recommended her to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.  This program, with the creation of the accompanying Growth Plan, has revolutionized how Julieta does business at her Spa.

Matrix Spa and Massage is the first spa in SLC, receiving an e2 Certification from SLC Corporation. Julieta has been recognized in SLC Weekly with the Staff Choice Award for “Best Deep-Tissue Masseuse 2007” and “Best Magic Fingers 2012.”
As an active member in the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she was awarded “Business Women of the Year 2012”.

She has also been awarded “Best Massage” on KSL A-List 2 years in a row (2012/2013).

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
How often you should get a massage depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, passed the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.
If you’re used to Swedish massages, it’s definitely going to feel a little rougher. However, you should always communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is too much. If you’re tensing up and muscle guarding during a deep tissue massage, the benefits of the massage may be lessened.
It’s important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people want just one session to get rid of all the tension they’ve built up in their body over decades. They ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, all their knots will go away after an hour. They won’t. It’s going to take a few sessions for the best results, based on your body and lifestyle, and increasing the pressure a masseuse uses doesn’t necessarily help. Your problems likely amassed over a lifetime of strain, stress and poor posture. If you have chronic problems, it will probably take a combination of massage, exercise and relaxation techniques to stem the problem.

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