Kneaded Relief

Madison's First and Only
Destination Wellness Spa


Beauty and Skin Care Experts


As with all our staff, we take special care to hire only estheticians that meet our rigorous training and skills standards.

Esthetics Department Manager, WI Licensed Esthetician

Hello, my name is Melissa. I have been with Kneaded Relief since 2000. I graduated from Martin’s College of Cosmetology in 1999, earning a License of Esthetics. I started working as an esthetician in my hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Then I decided it was time to step outside of my hometown and experience Madison. Kneaded Relief has been the only spa I have worked at since I moved here. You may ask yourself, why? The reason is Kneaded Relief has a great team and a welcoming atmosphere.

Throughout the years, I have expanded my knowledge by taking classes at the Conservatory of Esthetics, now known as, the Bioelements Learning Center and by studying and discovering new information and techniques in my field of practice. In every treatment I provide, my goal is to teach the importance of skin care and to customize an everyday regimen for each individual’s specific needs. I also would like to help each individual relax, by finding their inner peace so they can leave the stress of everyday life behind them. I look forward to seeing you soon!

When I turned 40 I decided to get more serious about taking care of my skin. Kneaded Relief was close to my house so I wanted to give it a try. I was randomly matched to Melissa and am forever grateful. From my first facial appointment I could tell she would teach me a lot about caring for my skin. She made a point to share what she noticed, positive and negative, and gave me simple and practical advise to continue with home care. I look forward to returning every six to eight weeks to experience her professional care. Thank you Melissa for helping me have a more positive relationship with my skin. It was a long time coming.”

WI Licensed Esthetician and Make-up Artist

Hello there! My name is Mel and I am an Esthetician here at Kneaded Relief.

My journey into esthetics started with my love of makeup artistry. Makeup artistry has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. I remember going to family gatherings and I would be the only person my age, around 10 years old, wearing red lipstick and blush. As I got older, my passion for makeup artistry only grew stronger and I knew it was what I wanted to pursue as my career (aside from singing, dancing and being famous).

After graduating high school in 2002, I spent time working in an assisted living home and as a bartender/server. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, I took a position in a makeup/skincare department at a local department store. That is when I fell in love with skincare! For a few years, I managed a makeup and skincare line, but decided I wanted to try a spa setting. After doing that for a few years, I knew I needed to go back to school to acquire my license in esthetics, but going back to school was very scary! In 2012, I decided it was finally time—no more waiting!!! I attended the VICI Aveda Institute in Milwaukee, WI and graduated in December of 2012.

The world of esthetics is my life. I would not be happy doing anything else. I love coming to work and feeling like its not actually work, simply because I love what I do! I truly enjoy helping people, in any capacity, and that is why I am here. I’m here to help guide you to where you want to be with your skincare. I am a very compassionate person and I care deeply about each of my clients. When my clients are happy, I’m happy!

If you have any questions, please ask! I am here to help and will do everything I can to ensure you leave very happy! Welcome to Kneaded Relief! I can’t wait to meet your smiling face!

Treatments with Mel are always the best! Her attention to every detail and my experience is always so appreciated. She keeps me coming back for more!”

WI Licensed Esthetician

Hello nice to meet you, my name is Camille and I’m a licensed esthetician here at Kneaded Relief.

I was born and raised here in Madison. My birthday is June 20.

At the age of twenty I moved to Chicago. While working in the cosmetics department at Macys, I decided I wanted to take my passion for beauty and skincare a step further, and that’s when I enrolled myself in an esthetics program. After graduating from the program and receiving my license, I immediately began working as a skin therapist at Ulta’s Flagship location in downtown Chicago- performing facials, waxing and makeup.

After living in Chicago for three years, I decided that I really missed many things about Madison and decided to move back. After moving back to Madison I worked at the Benefit Brow Bar inside Ulta focusing on eyebrow and facial waxing.  I am so happy to now be a part of the Kneaded Relief Team here in Fitchburg.

I love to help my clients improve their skin with customized skin treatments, as well as educating them on proper home care so that they are able to maintain the progress we make.  Seeing someone’s skin improve and transform over time is very rewarding for me.

Her touch was perfect, even with the extractions. I enjoyed the facial and her suggested skin care changes. She was great!”

WI Licensed Esthetician

Hi, my name is Sara and I am an Esthetician here at Kneaded Relief. Nice to meet you!

I am originally from Northern California and moved to the Midwest in the early 2000’s. After graduating high school, I moved around a bit living in Sacramento, Minneapolis, and Door County. I finally settled on Madison in 2011 and have been living on the east side ever since.

I have worked as a server/bartender since I was 18 but I have always known a career in the beauty industry was my dream. I chose Esthetics because originally I wanted to be a professional makeup artist but once I was in school and started learning about skin I knew that’s where my passion lies. I love customizing facials to client’s specific needs and giving them a memorable experience in the spa!

I am a believer that the energy we put into the world is the energy we get back and I bring that positivity into every facial or wax I do!

I am so excited to be here at Kneaded Relief and to meet all of you!

Gentle, kind, perfect pressure in the scalp massage. I felt extreeemely relaxed, even when she was extracting, and almost fell asleep during my arm and hand massage.”

WI Licensed Esthetician

Hello everyone! My name is Addy and I am one of the many talented Estheticians here at Kneaded Relief.

I’ve been living in the Madison area for most of my life. After graduating from Oregon High School in 2018, I decided to attend the nursing program at Winona State University. After my first year, it was clear to me that nursing was not my passion. It wasn’t until I went with my father to his haircut appointment at the Aveda Institute that I found my passion. I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and left there enrolled in the Esthiology program. I love all things beauty. I have always been interested in skin care, as well as being mindful of the products and ingredients that you use on the face.

My goal in the treatment room is to empower individuals by enhancing their natural beauty and confidence. In addition to teach the importance of skin care and provide a customized regimen based on each individual’s skin needs.

I’m excited to start and grow my career here at Kneaded Relief!