Heather KarrBefore the invention of the SPAball Kaddy™, Heather Karr, LMT, found that,  although a golf ball is perfectly shaped for smoothly and deeply massaging hard-to-reach muscles, it was damaging to her hands. She wanted a way to push the ball deeply into muscles but also disperse the pressure of the hard golf ball in her palm, yet still be small enough to allow her hands to glide on the client’s skin.

©Robert GuioHeather made the first SPAball Kaddy prototype in her kitchen from a mound of Sculptey clay. After many modifications not only did her unique design protect her hands, it made the ball more controllable, and allowed her to remain “in-touch” with the client. This enabled her to perform many deep massages with trigger-point work without injuring her thumbs, a common injury for therapists. From baked clay, to the stunning jewel you see today, the SPAball Kaddy has undergone years of therapist and client-tested modifications.

The SPAball Kaddy is used by professional therapists and home users alike. The unique cross-fiber and trigger-point techniques made the “Golf Ball Massage” popular all over the world. Heather’s personal SPAball™ Massage is her most popular modality and receives rave reviews.

We are now licensing these specific SPAball™ Massages, GOLF ESSENTIAL™, DEEP ESSENTIAL™ and RELAX ESSENTIAL™, to spas and resorts. Your customers will know that they are getting the authentic, time-tested, and original “Golf Ball Massage”.


Heather Karr manages GBM Health, Inc., as well as her own private spa in Thousand Oaks, California where she specializes in the modalities from deep tissue/Golf Ball Massage for athletes, to Compassionate Touch Therapy for hospice and caregivers.

It’s her mission to see that no one suffers needlessly from pain and is a heartfelt supporter of Our Community House of Hope (OCHH). She was trained in Compassionate Touch Therapy by The Heart Touch Project and brings this care and compassion to all her massages. 

She is a proud naturalized American citizen and mother of two.

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