COVID UPDATE as of August 1, 2020

The office is officially opened and operating.

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Masks are required



Starling Bodywork

Therapeutic Massage & Cupping

specializes in relaxation, injury rehabilitation, repetitive stress concerns, TMJ/TMJD, postural imbalances and sports maintenance

Meet your licensed massage therapist and certified cupping therapist. Owner and operator

KatRose (River) Starling, lmt. cct.


River is a results oriented bodyworker with over 15 years experience, licensed and practicing since 2004.  Their style is a personalized blend of science and intuition aiming to balance deeply effective work that is also relaxing. Whether your need is to address a specific injury or to reduce to the effects of stress through relaxation, River has a varied skillset to address your needs and concerns. Specialties include working with athletes, injuries, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, low back pain, chronic conditions, postural imbalances and stress management.

Each session is tailored to every individual's unique needs and concerns. Cupping is always optional at no extra charge.

After graduating from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2014, having a love for education, River worked as a teacher's assistant and later became an instructor focusing on Structural Integration, Movement, Acupressure and Shiatsu.  They have worked with chiropractors, doctors and nurses and also spent several years working in destination resorts and spas. These experiences have shaped a beautiful balance of science and intuitive artistry.  Just because it feels good doesn't mean it's not healthcare.


River has been working in their own practice since moving to Louisville in 2015