Award-Winning Specialty Spa Providing Premier Therapeutic + Prenatal Massage, Physical Therapy, Advanced Aesthetics


Established in 2007, A Healer’s Hand + The Nest is an award-winning specialty spa — locally owned and operated by Nicole Budeau, certified prenatal and postpartum licensed massage therapist, certified infant massage instructor, business entrepreneur, and certified Reiki master — providing premier perinatal and infant massage services, therapeutic massage, advanced aesthetics, physical therapy, and continuing education and training in Madison, Wisconsin. 

A Healer’s Hand + The Nest (AHH) is situated at the corner of Williamson Street and John Nolen Drive, just minutes away from Madison’s iconic Capitol Square across the street from Lake Monona. It was named the 2022 Silver Winner for Best Specialty Spa in Madison Magazine’s annual Best of Madison competition — a testament to the AHH mission of supporting community health and improving the standard of prenatal and postpartum care through premier therapeutic massage services.

Committed to best-in-class therapeutic care and science-based treatments and technologies, the AHH team — a compassionate collective of licensed bodywork and skincare professionals — is organized around four core service modalities, including specialized prenatal and postpartum therapeutic massage, advanced aesthetics, physical therapy, and continuing education and training. Together, these distinct AHH branches form the conceptual and literal nest — a safe haven and inclusive community environment dedicated to nurturing and empowering women and families through lifelong learning and holistic healing. 

A Healer’s Hand + The Nest provider team. Top row (left to right): Nicole Budeau (owner, massage therapist), Kathleen O’Reilly (physical therapist), Kerida O’Reilly (physical therapist).

Bottom row (left to right): Stephanie Neesam (massage therapist), Rebecca Westphal (aesthetician), Genevieve Schultz (aesthetician).