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We require face masks upon entry and we are excited to announce that all of our providers are fully vaccinated.

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We have reinstated our 48-hour cancellation policy.

Skincare product delivery is currently available upon request.

Advanced Aesthetics at The Nest!

Facial and Body Waxing, Advanced Skincare Treatments




Eastern Healing

Reiki, Acupressure, Cupping, Essential oils & more

THE NEST Series and Workshops




Couples Massage Education & Training

Couples, Pregnancy & Labor Support and Infant Massage Instruction
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Our Services

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

A Healer’s Hand has specialized in prenatal & postpartum massage therapy since 2007 and has been nominated “Best in Madison” multiple times for its prenatal & postpartum massage. We believe 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 specially trained to relieve low back, neck, and sciatic pain. Postpartum Massage is critical in bringing the body, its muscles, and fascia (hips & pelvic girdle) back from the effects of pregnancy. A postpartum massage is recommended 6-8 weeks post-birth. Through emotional support and caring touch, our therapists will assist you in experiencing the joys and fulfillment of a pain-free pregnancy and ensure postpartum recovery.

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. Therapeutic massage has been proven to lower stress, anxiety, relieve insomnia, and boost the immune system. Stress alone has been shown to be a factor in all major medical conditions. Let our therapists provide a customized therapeutic massage that lowers cortisol levels by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system and reap the benefits of relaxation and wellbeing. We offer several massage modalities at AHH, including Chinese Medical Massage/Tui Na, Acupressure, Fire Cupping, Swedish, Myofascial, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Chair.

Physical Therapy

Reclaim a strong, pain-free body by working with physical therapy at A Healer’s Hand + The Nest. Our licensed staff combines hands-on treatment through manual therapy and visceral manipulation, exercise, and education in their PT sessions to treat the whole body, including the fascia surrounding nerves, the internal organs, and the musculoskeletal system. Kathleen our PT, has over 20 years of experience and extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy as well as advanced manual therapy techniques.

Eastern Healing

At A Healer’s Hand we provide several Eastern Healing modalities, including Traditional Chinese Medical Massage (TCM)/Tui Na, Acupressure, Fire Cupping, Reflexology and Reiki. These Eastern Healing modalities 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. Reflexology is ancient healing art that dates back 5000 years to the Egyptians, whereby pressure is applied to the feet, and/or hand reflex areas or zones that correspond to all glands, organs, and bodily systems. This relieves stress, restores natural balance and revitalization.

Soul Therapy

Assists in healing the root of emotional and physical pain, Soul Therapy brings ease into life and the lives of loved ones around us as we journey. This therapy allows a gentle interface with the soul, revealing the lost or forgotten parts of ourselves needing to be aligned with your soul’s purpose.  Therapies include Astrologic Natal Psychology, Past Life & Karmic Healing, Somatic Healing, Soul & Life Purpose, Soulful Relationships (parent/child/partner/other), and Direct soul contact with those who have crossed. 

Advanced Aesthetics

At A Healer’s Hand + The Nest, 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, and skin treatments that utilize the most up to date technologies for advanced skincare (including Hydrafacial and the Polylight System), so you can treat yourself to looking fabulous. Self care takes all forms, so why not indulge?

The Nest Massage Instruction

Nicole Budeau, Owner of A Healer’s Hand + The Nest has been a Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT, and a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, CPMT since 2004.  She is also a trained Reiki Master Practitioner and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.  Nicole has been teaching prenatal massage to massage students for over 10 years, as well as massage techniques to pregnant couples and infant massage to parents.  She is now offering a Virtual Infant Massage Video Course for parents and caregivers to purchase and is currently creating more massage instruction programs that support, educate and benefit couples during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery.


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...

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 has been...

Pregnancy Massage 101: The Key Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Your body's working hard, so let experts trained in prenatal massage work some magic on your muscles so you receive amazing physical and mental health benefits. Ruchika Jain was only four months pregnant with her second child, but her feet throbbed, her back ached,...

What Clients Say About Us

“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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