Life Kneads Massage

Our Massage Therapists


Tina Martinson, owner and massage therapist
I have been touching people's lives for over 25 years.  I would say my specialty is giving therapeutic massage.  Whether it's helping a client rehab a knee replacement, relieving neck and shoulder tension, or loosening over worked muscles, it is so rewarding to be able to give someone relief from what ails them.  That is why I have been giving massages for all these years!  Family is very important to me.  My parents have owned C's Restaurant and Bakery for more than 35 years and I have very much been apart of that.  I have met some really great people over the years. In my free time, I love taking hot yoga classes and curling up in a blanket with a good book.  That is my relaxation! I am taking new clients by referral only and do not have my schedule available online.


Mary Goonan: has been a massage therapist for over 18 years. She customizes the massage to the client's need specializing in sport massage, stress relief and therapeutic massage. She also does some myo-facial release and cranial-sacral work. My schedule is not available for online booking.


Dani Peterson:  I am a State Licensed and Nationaly Board Certified massage therapist, graduating from Tibia School of Massage and Bodywork in 2009.  I have experience in many modalities, and I am a Certified Second Degree Reiki Practitioner.   I incorporate various modalities in every session to suit the client I am working with.  Sessions can include a range of outcomes from relaxation, to therapeutic, and inury relief.  My primary focus is to work with clients to find a solution to their personal massage needs.  I am a full time mom of two children and four cats.  In my free time, I enjoy having fun with my family and friends.  When I'm not with them, I am in the yoga or TRX studio. I schedule all of my appointments and take new clients by referral only.  


Geneva Caraway:  I am a graduate of the Therapeutic Massage program at Madison Area Technical College. I am skilled in Swedish massage, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, and am able to work with pregnant and geriatric clients as well as athletes.  I can give a great relaxation massage, but especially love delivering therapeutic work to neck, shoulder and back areas as well as feet. My own experiences have given me empathy and compassion for others in both acute and chronic pain.  I approach each session based on the person's individudal needs and do so with intention and curiosity. I schedule my own appointments and only take new clients by referral.

I feel that I have found my calling as a massage therapist and am passionate about my work. When I’m not giving massage, I am exercising my creativity through my culinary passion in the kitchen or spending time outdoors with my husband where we love to go hiking, camping and fishing. I believe that the kinder you are to yourself, the kinder the world feels.  I schedule all of my appointments and take new clients by referral only.

Jen Nelson:  I was born and raised in New York City and just relocated to Madison with my wife and four year-old son this spring.  I graduated from the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in 2006 and have 15+ years of massage experience under my belt.  My proficiencies include deep tissue massage, myfascial work, trigger point therapy, and perinatal massage.  My work is deeply intuitive and you will assuredly leave relaxed, restored, and feeling more connected to your own body.  

I am a human rights advocate, and am committed to eliminating barriers based on race, class, religion, and sexual orientation.  

Stephen Rhody:  I received my certification in Western massage and Asian Bodywork fromt he East-West Healing Arts Institute in Madison, where I am now an instructor.  I perform focused relaxation massage to help you become more centered, balanced, and able to heal.  My approach integrates traditional Western techniques with Eastern techniques from TuiNa, a traditional Chinese form of bodywork that has been practiced for over two thousand years.  TuiNa uses specific massage sequences, acupressure and energy work to calm, restore and energize the body, mind and spirit.

Ian Metz:  I am a recent graduate of East West Healing Arts.  My practice combines the art of Tui Na, a Chinese medical massage renowned for its therapeutic benefits, along with the precision of deep tissue techniques and the rejuvenating power of cupping therapy.  

With a strong foundation in Western anatomy and a deep appreciation for the principles of traditional Chinese Medicine, I am committed to restoring your body's harmony, relieving tension, and promoting overall wellness.  Fitness is the body's ability to perform a task.  Health is the interplay of our internal systems.  Massage therapy helps both of these restore and grow within our own capacities. 

Yvonne Gass:  I graduated from Ashmead College as a massage therapist in 2007 and enjoyed working for a chiropractor for six years helping patients recover from auto accidents and occupational injuries.  It was rewarding work, but life happens and I took some years off.  I'm now a licensed therapist in WI with a certification from East-West Healing Arts Institute.

I feel very deeply for people in pain and have an innate desire to help them.  My recent East-West Healing Arts Institute experience has been an exciting refresher into a long held passion for healing.  I'm looking forward to once again helping people resolve pain and feel like they can function normally.

My primary focus is on treatment massage for relief of musculoskeletal pain.  So many people have aches and pains that detract and distract from their lives and my priority is getting them back to something better.  My goal is to have a client centered practice with individualized treatment plans for each client, based on their needs.

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