More than a Manicure – it’s Art
Our manicurists are some of the most experienced, dedicated and talented individuals in the industry.
WI Licensed Nail Technician, WI Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Nationally Certified in Therapeutic, Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB)
My path to Kneaded Relief is not one intended to be on, but it is one that I am glad I followed.
Allow me to share with you a little about myself. I am an only child and a capital city girl. I was born in Springfield, IL, and then lived in Minneapolis for a short stint. For the past twenty-some years of my life I have resided in the town I’ve grown to love and consider my home- Madison.
I am also the proud single mother of a beautiful baby girl, Jade Willow. She is my world and much of my motivation in life today. I enjoy camping, laughing with friends and live music.
I received my massage therapist training at Lakeside and gained my manicurist license at Martin’s School of Cosmetology. I always knew the career I chose would entail bringing joy to other’s lives and putting smiles on their faces. These careers are a perfect fit for those aspirations. And now I am a part of the Kneaded Relief family who has welcomed me with open arms. I couldn’t dream of better people to work with. I look forward to seeing your face and providing you with relaxing services in this beautiful facility.
“I had a pedicure from Erica. She knew I was on my lunch break so did a great job of getting me in and out with time for drying in the hour time frame. I also liked that she offered the option to purchase a small bottle of the polish to take along on vacation in case I mark up a nail. I will definitely be seeing Erica again in the future.”
WI Licensed Nail Technician
Hi, my name is Tammy Oscar. I started doing nails in 1992, after I graduated from Capri College. It is my passion and joy. I love helping people look and feel great. I was born and raised in Madison. I developed family values, loyal friendships and a mid western work ethic. I embrace my family’s heritage and continue to gather strength from them.
My hobbies include playing league softball, watching Brewers baseball and NASCAR. I also enjoy traveling to areas where beach and ocean life is the focus. Also important to me is staying healthy, cooking, celebrating holidays and life events with family, friends, and clients.
I am happy to be a part of the KR team and I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing my passion for nails.
“My recent Spa Pedicure experience was excellent from start to finish. TheTammy was friendly and professional and my piggies were cared for to the fullest extent. Thanks for the excellent spa experience!”
WI Licensed Cosmetologist
I think I’m supposed to be writing about my journey to Kneaded Relief but let’s call it an adventure, shall we? I grew up in the days of “go play outside” and “be home by dark.” When I wasn’t catching frogs or snakes or seeing how many caterpillars I could get to crawl on me at once, I was in the garage-watching Dad rebuild old cars and trucks. As I got older, I fell in love with the outdoors and horses and my parents really didn’t see me unless I was hungry. I’ve had a billion dreams and plenty of realities. To this day I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up, purely because I’m not too keen on growing up.
In my dreams I’ve been the pilot of an Apache helicopter for the military, I’ve been a racecar driver (Indy or drag, not Nascar), I’ve been a famous cartoonist and the writer of a giggle-worthy column. Here in the real work, my vision isn’t good enough to fly an Apache, but I’ve built demolition derby cars and driven them to pieces. I’m a racecar driver every time I get behind the wheel of that old Trans Am Dad and I built, I write for myself, for my sanity, and for my children I’m the best cartoonist you’ve ever seen on a Magnadoodle.
My path of beauty and wellness, comes from the person I’ve spoken the least about: my mother. My mother who, to this day, works herself to the bone at a factory job. My mother who said “oh could you please just go be a girl” when at seventeen I was dead set on custom auto body as a career. Admittedly, my angst teenage self didn’t like this advice, but I did need it, and now each day when I wake up happy to go to work and not breath paint fumes or lay on a cement floor, I thank her. Each day I look out at this prairie view, I thank her for making me go be a girl. Without her, I may have never found the yin to my very prevalent yang.
Today, my clients are my masterpiece from their nails to their healthy, happy skin to their engaging conversation. So cheers to dreams, and cheers to realities. Cheers to fast cars and cute sundresses, but mostly, cheers to the happiness you can achieve if you just let go of the wheel.
“My pedicure with Krystal was top notch! I had a lot of callus build up & she suggested an extra callus treatment to help. It worked wonders! My feet are so soft!”
WI Licensed Manicurist
Hello! My name is Anna and I credit Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness for believing in me and starting my career as a Manicurist. I live in Madison and love it here…there is no place else I would rather be.
Throughout my life I have always been a people (and animal) person. I have come to know many people in and throughout Madison and surrounding areas and I am happy to have built some long lasting relationships within this community.
After graduating High School a year early, I chose to hold off on attending college. I wanted to take a little break from school and wait on receiving my Psychology degree. During my time off, I decided to attend Cosmetology school which I ended up loving and learning so many new things. Once I graduated Cosmetology school, I was hired as a Manicurist and could not love my career more.
Even though I am new to the industry, I am confident in what I do and I am sure that my clients will be happy with the services I perform.
I look forward to building a relationship with you and give you a great service!
“Anna was friendly and helpful. I felt she did a good job. I was very impressed with her skills and demeanor.”
WI Licensed Manicurist
Growing up as a tom boy on the East Coast I never imagined being where I am today. Our family relocated from Rhode Island to Wisconsin when I was 12, and as hard as it was to adjust from the city life as a preteen, I was grateful. I never did understand the importance of relaxation, quiet and down time. In the city everything is built around being fast, quantity over quality, life is noisy, apartments are cramped and privacy is rare. Midwest living in my point of view is built more around the wellness aspect, from organic local and fresh foods, to embracing what the land has to offer like hunting, farming, fishing, open fields and good old camping. I have found my home and I’m here to stay!
November 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy, Asher. He is everything I could’ve ever wanted and more! He loves running around outside, jumping in puddles, playing in mud and all that crazy little boy madness so being here at Kneaded Relief is a getaway for mama as well a wonderful place to practice what I love. Having 2 sisters I really took a liking to the beauty industry, but I wanted to do more than to just make someone look good, I wanted them to feel amazing as well. I decided to get my feet wet in the industry by obtaining my manicurist license. Being a manicurist allows me to spread knowledge that people didn’t realize was so important. Hands and feet get used and abused on a daily basis and very rarely do we have the desire or time to keep up with the care ourselves but we almost always find time for relaxing with a friend, reading a book or having a nice conversation, well why not get some relaxation and care for your hands and feet here?
Kneaded Relief has been an amazing place for me to continue my education and grow as a therapist. I love the team here, the devotion and dedication to providing relaxing services, wonderful customer service and all over wellness. Never had I thought that I would want to go back to school after graduating in 2008 but Kneaded Relief and its clients’ give me that motivation to go back for more, to learn more, and be able to spread more knowledge. Being the oldest of 4 I will always be a caregiver at heart. So come on in and give me the chance to take care of you!
WI Licensed Manicurist
Hello and welcome to Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness.
My name is Schana Kindvall and I am a Manicurist here at Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness. My path to Kneaded Relief began in1999 after graduating from Wisconsin College of Nail Technology. Over the past 18 years, I have experienced the ever changing trends in the Nail Industry from artificial nails to the amazing Shellac manicure (why didn’t someone think of this miracle product sooner)!
My sense of humor and laid back personality make my guests time in the chair fun, enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing, and my love for the Nail Industry stems from the personal connections I have the opportunity to make each day. Guest satisfaction and customer service are the most important things to me. I love making people feel good and look good. It is a great way to learn about life, and it is always rewarding.
I have two amazing kiddos Christopher 24, and Arianna 11, who are my world! I reside in Evansville Wisconsin, but grew up in Stoughton Wisconsin. I moved to Evansville 16 years ago and this is my “home”, and I love it here! I also have a dog! My family is small but we are very close, and in my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, fishing, relaxing, reading and crocheting.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!