Life Kneads Massage

Our Massage Therapists

 

Tina Martinson, owner and massage therapist
I have been touching people's lives for 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  35 years and I have very much been apart of that.  I have met some really great people over the years.  I am married and have two boys that keep me very busy, when I am not giving massages.  In the free time I have, I love to curl up in a blanket with a book.  That is my relaxation! 

    

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. 

 

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.

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Geneva Caraway:  I am a graduate of the Therapeutic Massage program at Madison Area Technical College where I also work as an assistant to the massage instructor. 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 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.

Kate Neufeld: I have been a massage therapist for over 20 years. I hold certificates from the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego and East-West Healing Arts Institute in Madison. I was originally trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage and Chakra Balancing and have recently added to my tool box some Eastern techniques; TuiNa (Chinese Medical Massage), Acupressure and Chinese Fire Cupping. By intuitively listening to your body’s needs, I provide a fusion style of all modalities that I have learned and my pressure can range from very gentle to deep tissue. I like to treat the mind, body and spirit as a whole so that when you leave you are more relaxed, balanced and pain free than when you came in. I really feel massage therapy has been a calling for me rather than a job.

Outside of work I love hot yoga but can often be found in any class at the Harbor Wellness Center. I like to hike, ski and enjoy spending time with my son, husband and dog.

Catherine Halmay:  I bring decades of experience practicing and teaching massage therapy, movement and breathwork, mainly from California.  I'm a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist.  My bodywork style is a blend of many modalities from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trager (rocking & passive joint movement) to Asian TuiNa and Acupressure.  I encourage and lovingly coax your muscles and nervous system to let go and relax into their natural state, which speeds healing on all levels.  I enjoy clients of all ages and am certified in pregnancy and infant massage.  

My wake-up alarm for my son while growing up was a head/scalp massage!  Much better than a buzzer!

In my free time, you'll find me close to nature, singing, dancing or doing yoga.  That and my meditation practice are what informs my massage sessions and keeps me grounded in our ever-changing times.  I look forward to partnering with you for better health!

Claire Holland: I started professional life as a Board Certified Family Physician. While practicing medicine, I undertook the training for Light Touch Therapy, an energy modality with similarities to Reiki, Zero Balancing, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Back then, energy work was so misunderstood, that I told people about it only if they were open-minded! After decades of medical practice, I decided to turn from medicine to massage. I graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida and completed two Reiki Level I courses. I am committed to making my specialty, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, more available because it is such boost to the immune system and wellness. My personal mission is to relieve pain, soothe, and bring peace to body, mind, and spirit. I particularly love helping upper body and neck knots melt as part of Swedish, deep tissue, or trigger point/neuromuscular massage. I am frequently asked about why I transitioned from my medical practice to massage. The answer is that it makes me happy to see how relaxed and content people are when we finish a session! I teach Flowing Wave Qigong in person and online. It's an easy and adaptable way for people to revitalize and take care of themselves. My favorite things to do in my free time are spend time with friends, hike in the woods, conduct choral ensembles, or read.

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