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Eastern Healing

Reiki, Acupressure, Cupping, Essential oils & more

Advanced Aesthetics now at The Nest!

Facial and Body Waxing, Advanced Skincare Treatments

THE NEST Series and Workshops




Infant Massage Instruction


Couples Massage Education & Training

Couples, Pregnancy & Labor Support and Infant Massage Instruction

Our Services

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

Pain during pregnancy is common, but is not normal and does not need to be inevitable. “Pain-free” pregnancy is gained by regular prenatal massage sessions throughout pregnancy following 12 weeks or the 1st trimester with certified prenatal massage therapists. Through emotional support and caring touch, our therapists will assist you in experiencing the joys and fulfillment of a pain-free pregnancy.

Therapeutic Massage Services

Find relief through therapeutic massage. Therapeutic massage can help heal musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, general aches and pains and many other conditions. We offer several massage modalities at AHH, including Chinese Medical Massage/Tui Na, Acupressure, Swedish, Myofascial, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Chair.

Physical Therapy

Reclaim a strong, pain-free body by working with our physical therapists at A Healer’s Hand + The Nest. Our licensed staff combine hands-on treatment, exercise, and education into their PT sessions to treat the whole body, including the fascia surrounding nerves, the internal organs, and the musculoskeletal system. Both Kathleen and Kerida, our two PTs, have extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy as well as advanced techniques.

Eastern Healing

At A Healer’s Hand we provide several Eastern Healing modalities, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Reiki. TCM is the oldest continually practiced health-care system in the world, is practiced by 25% of the world’s population, and is the primary form of medicine in many Asian countries. Unlike Western Medicine, TCM does not diagnose diseases. It identifies patterns of imbalance in the body. TCM treatments are designed to restore balance in the body, which allows the body to heal itself. Reiki, which is a Japanese hands-on healing modality, takes a similar approach and heals a person’s energy on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.


Our wellness services include yoga, mindfulness, and corporate wellness. While our prenatal yoga classes and mindfulness workshops happen at our office in Madison, for corporate wellness, we come to you. Job stress and related problems cost companies an estimated $200 billion or more annually, based on information from the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association. A chair massage or mindfulness program demonstrates an employer’s proactive commitment to the health and well being of their employees.

Advanced Aesthetics

At A Healer’s Hand, you’re supported not only in feeling your best, but also looking your best. We have various advanced aesthetic services, including facial and body waxing, skin treatments, and eyelash extensions, so you can treat yourself to looking fabulous. Self care takes all forms, so why not indulge?

Recent Articles

Best of Madison – A Healer’s Hand + The Nest Nominated!

It's with great pride and excitement that I share with you A Healer's Hand + The Nest has been nominated for Best of Madison in the "Specialty Spa" category for Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage for 2019! The final voting for the top three businesses in each category...

Mother & Daughter Physical Therapists

Mother and Daughter Physical Therapists join A Healer’s Hand + The Nest Kathleen and Kerida O’Reilly are happy to be joining the team at A Healer’s Hand + The Nest. They both feel strongly that every woman should have the opportunity to receive treatment postpartum...

Pregnancy Massage – Touch for the Mom-to-Be

Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural condition -- nine transformative months full of excitement, planning and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects, sometimes making a woman feel like her body...

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Your body's working hard, so let an experts trained in pregnancy massage work some magic on your muscles. Ruchika Jain was only four months pregnant with her second child, but her feet throbbed, her back ached, and sleep was difficult. At the advice of her doctor,...

What Clients Say About Nicole Budeau

“Nicole is a miracle worker”

“Nicole is a miracle worker. Her knowledge of the body, and in particular the effects of pregnancy on the body, is remarkable. Thanks to her, my pregnancy was a pain-free experience. She became even more helpful to me postpartum, relieving pain that doctors would have taken much longer or used much more invasive, unnatural strategies to resolve. I have an infinite amount of trust and faith in her abilities. While I always enjoyed the occasional massage for relaxation, seeing Nicole has shown me that massage performed by someone with her level of expertise is profoundly healing. I will continue to see Nicole as long as I am able. I know that if I ever receive a massage from anyone else, it will be very disappointing in comparison. Seeing Nicole has been so immensely beneficial for my mind and body. I am so fortunate that I was referred to her. Even though she came so highly recommended, I could have never believed just how gifted and capable she is until I was able to experience it myself. In addition to the level of skill and knowledge she brings to her profession, she is also an extremely warm and caring person who genuinely wants to help people and make them feel fantastic. I can’t think of anyone better suited for their profession than she is!”

“Nicole’s was the very best massage I have had, just a delightful experience.”


The Calm in the Storm

“When I was in labor and things were moving slowly, Nicole did some points to bring on labor. The pain at the end was extremely intense, and she found points to take the edge off. I loved having her there, quietly taking care of me, while chaos was going on all around me. She was the calm in the storm, and she helped me to be present to the birth of my baby boy instead of being focused on my own pain and discomfort.”



“I have been to very high end spa for a massage before (Kohler Water Spa and Spas in Vegas), but Nicole was the best massage I have had! It was fantastic.”


Enjoyable Pregnancy

“Nicole has made the last three weeks of my pregnancy not only bearable, but enjoyable. She is truly wonderful. I feel great.”


Best Hands

“Nicole has the best hands in Madison”


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