Kneaded Relief

Madison's First and Only
Destination Wellness Spa

608-255-0070

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.

DEPARTMENT MANAGERS

 

Melissa
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.

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.

Tori
Massage Therapist Manager

Hello and welcome!

My name is Tori and I’m so excited to be back and part of the Kneaded Relief team.  My wellness journey has taken me down many paths over the years.  Starting out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I was honored to work alongside and learn from many knowledgeable healers such as yogis, acupuncturist, chiropractor and nutritionists.  While in Portland OR, I enjoyed hiking the many trails, camping on the mountain and exploring all the treasures of the ocean.  After a few years back home I decided to pack the Volvo wagon up and head back to Madison WI to enjoy lake life, fireflies and all the good times that come with Midwest living.

One thing I love about being a therapist is that every human body is beautiful and unique, and yet universally the same.  Through touch we can become more in-tune with our self and our environment.  So much of the time we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that we forget to stop and enjoy the simplicity of it all.  I find massage a time to quiet the mind, calm the nerves, let go of our daily tension, and simply breathe and be one with ourselves.

I like to listen to the body and let it tell me where to go.  I utilize both intuition and simple technique, which flow together to create a harmony within, and help the body and mind communicate and find balance.  Through a mixture of basic and comfortable technique such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release and breath work, I try to create a smooth, steady and lasting experience for every client.

I’ve been doing massage full-time going on ten years now and love that it continues to be a new experience with every client that walks through my door.  I find there is something to learn from every individual, and human connection is the first step to communication.  I’m honored to take part in your journey of a healthier and more balanced life style.

Nicole
Assistant Spa Manager

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