A Healer’s Hand + The Nest Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists & Esthetician
Hannah Pearl - LMT & Yoga Instructor
I am an upbeat, compassionate, solution-oriented massage therapist practicing for over 6 years, with a hunger to keep getting better. I am here to serve people, to massage them, to motivate them and focus their knowledge. I am an educator that pulls from the strengths of many modalities but can deliver it all with a directed simplicity. My 200 hr. certified alignment yoga training collaborates beautifully with treating people on the table and educating them for life off the table. As an energy worker, I consider every massage an “energy enhancement” session that has the potential to shift everything in their life. What an honor it is to work with vehicle of the body to touch not only the muscles but the mind and the spirit of a person. My specialties and interests are in deep therapeutic massage, myofascial release, pre & postnatal, Lomi Lomi, Reiki, Reflexology, hot stone and fire cupping.
Kerida O'Reilly - Doctorate Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist
Kerida O’Reilly graduated from Marquette University’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy program in 2011 and specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, athletes, pre & postnatal patients. She believes that treatment of physical symptoms needs to include consideration of emotional, psychological, and cultural aspects. Kerida’s treatments focus on quality of life with an emphasis on providing hands on therapy, and educating patients in self-care.
Kathleen O'Reilly - Physical Therapist
Kathleen has been practicing physical therapy for more than 30 years. After graduating from Boston University, she worked with a wide variety of patients in multiple settings in Northern Illinois. Early on, she discovered an affinity for patients with complex issues, which continued after a move to the Madison area. Kathleen enjoys the challenge of setting patients on the path toward an active and pain-free life. Using an eclectic approach, combining treatment techniques from several manual therapy disciplines with corrective exercise, she loves to solve a good puzzle and delights in the human body’s ability to adapt, repair, and perform. Kathleen works with her patients to find the root cause of symptoms, following lines of tension and strain through the body.
She has taken courses in Myofascial Release with Barnes Seminars, Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, Visceral Manipulation with The Barral Institute, treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction from Herman & Wallace, and advanced Manual Therapy Techniques though the Institute of Physical Arts.
Mar Osorio - LMT
Hello Hello! My name is Maricel and I prefer Mar. I am Colombian, adopted in 2000 and have grown up in Madison, Wisconsin ever since. After I graduated High School , I attended Madison College and joined the Therapeutic Massage Program with an interest in anatomy. I decided to challenge myself and learn more about the human body to find answers about my sciatica. I was suffering from sciatica in both hips from natural hyper-mobility, over stretching, and in general dancing to my limits. For years I kept receiving integrated treatments such as sports massage, craniosacral work, occupational work, integrated massage, chiropractic care, physical therapy, etc. Finally in June 2014, I went to Italy for 2-3 months to dance and collapsed during Modern class due to losing feeling in both my legs from an extreme sciatic flare up. I received sports massage, clothed therapeutic massage, electro-therapy stimulating cell growth, and chiropractic care. Since then, I have not had a problem with my sciatica when dancing or in everyday life. I was so appreciative and grateful for having received the treatments in Italy, that it propelled my desire to learn more about how to help others with their conditions. Whether it be a disease, muscle pain, joint pain, general relaxation, mental illness, prenatal, etc. I wanted to learn how to help the human body connect with the mind to better serve myself and others. I am still in the process of becoming my own massage therapist learning to listen to my body, finding my strengths and imbalances. I hope to offer every individual that comes on my table the best relaxation, mind-body connection, and deep gratitude for themselves. I am thankful for working at A Healer’s Hand and helping you fulfill your stress free and relaxation goals.
Paige Naggatz - Lash Extensions
After growing up in Wisconsin, I decided to get out of the cold and move to the sunny Santa Monica, California. After settling down in So Cal, I started going after my life long dream of working in the beauty industry. Where I could help woman to look and feel their best. I began doing makeup for weddings, special occasions, and auditions. But after getting my Esthetician’s license, I found myself in the middle of the lash extension phenomenon. I’ve always had a thing for lashes. I carry mascara like some woman carry lipstick. One day after seeing a photo of lashes that were so incredible, I literally had chills—I had found my passion!
For the last two years I’ve been helping clients to love how they look from the moment they wake up, until they brush their teeth and smile at their lashes in the mirror, before heading to bed. I create a unique lash look around each client’s desires to assure everyone leaves feeling beautiful! So Cal was great, but the Midwest called me home. Now I’m ready to share everything I learned in a city where woman take their looks very seriously, even on camera.
Nicole Budeau – Owner of AHH Licensed Massage Therapist Certified Pre-Natal Massage Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Nicole Budeau is a certified Reiki Master & Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing for over 13 years. She graduated from East-West Healing Arts Institute, specializing in Chinese therapeutic massage (Tui Na) and acupressure. Nicole is also certified in Pre-Natal and Postpartum Massage from The Prairie School of Massage in Illinois, where she received advanced training for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum massage. Nicole’s training also includes various Western modalities such as Swedish, Myofascial release, & Deep tissue massage. She specializes in healing conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, migraines & headaches. Nicole also shares her expertise teaching Pre-Natal Massage to massage students and provides massage workshops for couples.
Veronica Polacek - LMT
Veronica supports the connection of mind, body, and spirit, and focuses on bringing awareness to this connection through therapeutic touch, assisting people to be present, and to focus on self care. She wants to help others realize the magnificent ability of the body to heal itself naturally through movement, nutrition, and a focus on self; in other words, the body’s ability to heal through nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. Veronica is a Licensed Bodywork and Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of the East West Healing Arts Institute Asian Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage Program. She offers Asian bodywork techniques including cupping, acupressure, and Tui Na combined with Western techniques of myofascial, Swedish, reflexology, deep tissue, and hot stone massage. Veronica provides a unique all-around healing experience, and leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and relaxed.
Jennifer Pulvermacher - Yoga Therapist-500YRT
Experienced 500 hour yoga teacher I discovered yoga as a way to manage chronic back pain. Over the past 15 years, these ancient practices have taught me to heal myself and have inspired me to pursue a career in yoga therapy. I am a Yoga Therapist-in-training and will complete my certification from the Soul of Yoga in March 2018. I have been teaching yoga since 2009, working with people 1-on-1 and in group settings, empowering them to better health and well-being. I specialize in back health, chronic pain, anxiety, and mindfulness. Having worked in a corporate setting for over 25 years, I understand first-hand the demands of today’s work environment and the challenges that many people face with balancing multiple commitments, staying focused, and managing stress. I am committed to bringing the healing practices of yoga and mindfulness to as many people as possible. My intention is to empower you to discover your own path to wellness. I’ll help you to nurture and support your own practice, whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing a long time. Yoga therapy emphasizes a holistic, individualized approach that cultivates self-awareness, inspiration, and emotional resiliency to move you forward. I look forward to practicing with you!