Empowering your journey to optimal wellness.


A Healer’s Hand + The Nest (AHH) is an award-winning specialty spa dedicated to improving the standard of prenatal and postpartum care.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and recognized for its commitment to excellence, AHH was the 2022 Silver Winner for Best Specialty Spa, with our owner, Nicole Budeau, named the 2023 Gold Winner for Best Massage Therapist in Madison Magazine’s esteemed annual Best of Madison awards program. 

Balancing restorative Eastern healing practices with cutting-edge science and technology, the AHH team — a compassionate collective of licensed bodywork and skincare professionals — provides premier therapeutic massage, including, prenatal, natural labor stimulation, and postpartum massage, advanced aesthetics, continuing education, and physical therapy services. 

Our comprehensive service offerings and holistic approach culminate in a safe and inclusive healing environment where women, families, and community members can thrive. Experience the AHH difference — schedule your appointment today!

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Advanced Aesthetics

Science-based, results-driven skin treatments and technologies designed to support you in looking and feeling your best. Our Advanced Aesthetics services include Hydrafacial, microcurrent, poly LED light therapy, and medical-grade skin care products, as well as facial and body waxing.

Pregnancy Massage + Prenatal Care

Designed to support pain-free pregnancies and improve labor and delivery outcomes.

Natural Labor Stimulation

Facilitating a natural labor and delivery process through specialized, gentle stimulation massage techniques in a calm and relaxing environment.

Therapeutic Massage

Discover the transformative healing powers of modern touch therapy.

Workshops + Education

Discover the incredible healing power of essential touch therapy. From couples pregnancy massage workshops and infant massage instruction to student training and ongoing professional support, AHH is committed to enriching local communities and families through continuing education and knowledge sharing.

Physical Therapy

Rediscover your inner strength. Comprehensive physical therapy services designed to restore the body’s natural resiliency.

Postpartum Recovery

Restoring the body and pelvic floor functions for a smoother postpartum recovery.

Eastern Healing

Tap into your universal energy and balance your emotional and physical well-being for the ultimate healing experience. AHH specializes in several Eastern Healing modalities, including Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na), Reiki, acupressure, reflexology, and fire cupping.


We are always looking for amazing people and are currently seeking a licensed massage therapist to join the AHH team. Both full- and part-time positions available!

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 Nest News

Important Announcement: Upcoming Price Increase

AHH will be implementing a modest price increase to advanced aesthetics and massage therapy service provider rates, effective May 1, 2024.

Join AHH’s Nicole Budeau at 9in|9out: Supporting Your Perinatal Journey

Join AHH Owner Nicole Budeau at 9in|9out this April as she speaks about the power of therapeutic touch during pregnancy and postpartum.

Nicole Budeau Named Best of Madison 2023 Gold Winner — Best Massage Therapist

We are thrilled to announce that AHH Owner Nicole Budeau, LMT, CPMT, CIMI, has been named the esteemed 2023 Gold Winner for Best Massage Therapist in Madison Magazine’s annual Best of Madison awards program.

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