Kneaded Relief

Madison's First and Only
Destination Wellness Spa


Meet Our Team Leaders

We are very proud of our handpicked staff. Our team of professional massage therapists, estheticians, fitness and wellness experts are a big part of what makes us a World Class Spa. Take your time to learn about them, get to know them.



Esthetics Department Manager, WI Licensed Esthetician

Hello and welcome to Kneaded Relief. I am Melissa and I am an Esthetician. I am also fortunate to be the Esthetics Department Manager of a great team of Estheticians.

I grew up in Green Bay, WI and graduated from Martins Collage of Cosmetology and earned a license in esthetics. As a teenager, I struggled with problematic skin and I enjoyed studying the skin and ways I could improve it. My parents took me to Martins to meet with them and to learn more about esthetics. I fell in love with it right away.

I started my journey at Kneaded Relief in September of 2000. Throughout my career, I have been so blessed to take care of each and every guest I see. I truly love my career and the team I work with.

I hope to educate you about your skin and skin care needs and also to help you rest from life’s everyday stress. You deserve time for yourself and I thank you for choosing Kneaded Relief for your wellness care.

Manicurists Department Manager, 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!

Laura S.
Guest Service Manager

Hi my name is Laura and I’m the Guest Service Manager at Kneaded Relief Day Spa. I’ve worked in the Guest Service Department since November 2008 and took on the role as Manager in the spring of 2017.

My journey in guest services began when I graduated from Madison College in 2005 with my Associates’ Degree in Interior Design. I worked as a Kitchen & Bath Designer for two and a half years selling cabinets and countertops. In that position, I realized how much I love working with clients in a guest service role.

Also around that time I began my own personal journey with wellness, when I decided to change to a vegetarian diet. I started practicing yoga and became very interested in the wellness industry. In November 2008, I decided to search for a position in a guest service related field which also focused on the wellness industry.

I found Kneaded Relief by accident in an ad online and immediately applied. Once I was hired I fell in love with the location, people and it became a second family to me. I love working with and establishing relationships with our guests. It makes me feel so happy when a client feels comfortable and relaxed from the moment they walk in the front door.

My mission everyday is to assist our team of dedicated and talented individuals to provide the best experience possible to each and every guest that visits the spa.