Massage East Therapists

New Clients: call 608-246-9177 to make your appointment.

Massage East is a clinic that provides therapeutic massage for pain relief, stress reduction, relaxation and other health concerns in a nurturing and supportive environment. Each massage therapist is state certified (WCMT) and has extensive training and experience in Swedish and Deep tissue massage.

In addition, each therapist has further training in other therapeutic modalities. Your therapist will talk with you to identify your goals and then create a session to assist in achieving those goals. Below is a brief description of each of the massage therapists.

Our therapists also allow plenty of time before and after your massage to discuss your health history, listen to any feedback you may have about the session, and if necessary come up with a plan of care. So don’t worry – if you pay for an hour massage you get an hour of “hands on time!”

Genia Daniels (WCMT #4838-146)

Genia graduated from Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork (2009) in Madison Wisconsin and is a member of Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She is trained in Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Jin Shin Do, Neuromuscular Massage, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Massage. Genia also worked as a mental health professional for many years and brings this experience with her when doing bodywork. Genia believes massage therapy is an essential and integral part of creating and maintaining mind/body balance and is able to tailor each massage to the clients’ needs with a variety of modalities. Her clients appreciate her ability to work deeply when needed.

Kristanne Stone (WCMT #10438-146)

I graduated from the East West School of Massage in Madison in 2006. I am trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Tuina, Trigger Point Work, Myofascial Release, La Stone Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal, Thai Massage, Sports Massage and Backwalking. I am also certified in Geriatric Massage. I often blend two or more modalities with each session. I discuss the different options with each client, honor their preferences, and adapt the massage according to their needs.

Jamie Heidt (WCMT #2690-146)

I am a 2002 graduate of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage here in Madison. I specialize in incorporating therapeutic bodywork into a relaxation massage. In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, I also have training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Massage, Prenatal Massage, Foot Reflexology, Hot Rock Massage, Crystal Layouts, Aromatherapy, Fertility massage, and Gua Sha. I often use a combination of various massage techniques to tailor each massage to the individual needs of my clients.

Tracy Kastner (WCMT #1449-146)

I graduated from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies in 1997 and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). I have training in Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, John Barns Myofascial Release, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Raindrop Therapy, Aromatherapy, La Stone, Hot Rocks Massage, Sports Massage, Reiki, and Reflexology. It is my goal as a therapist to customize each session according to your needs. I hope that massage therapy will help you not only reduce stress and muscle tension, but also give you a greater sense of well being.

Chuck Nendza (WCMT #2953-146)

I am a 2003 graduate of the Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork as well as a member of the International Massage Association (IMA). Having studied many different styles and modalities – (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi-Lomi, Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic, Reflexology, Hot Rock, Pregnancy Massage) – Any or a combination of these techniques may be included in one session to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, eliminate stress and inspire a truly relaxing experience.

Donna Sarafin (WCMT #136-146)

I received my training at the Desert Institute of the Healing arts in Tucson, AZ in 1994. I have extensive experience in Deep Tissue and Swedish massage and will tailor a massage to your needs. I have worked with athletes, people in chronic pain and those wanting to support good health. Other techniques that I incorporate are Ayurvedic assessment, CranioSacral therapy and Zero Balancing. I am also a trained yoga instructor and am studying Jin Shin Do (Japanese acupressure).

Tori Scullion McKeown (WCMT #12226-146)

I graduated from Madison College’s Therapeutic Massage Program with honors in 2012 and I am trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Chair Massage, Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy and essential oil therapy. My practice is based on the principles of mind-body connection; I believe that our bodies are meant to heal themselves. As nurturing therapeutic client focused bodywork is introduced, I incorporate energy work and Reiki to provide my client with a well rounded approach to wellness. I have successfully helped clients with many issues including sciatica, chronic headaches, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, anxiety and depression. I enjoy blending different modalities and techniques to provide the best approach for any issue you might have. Essential oils may be added to your session as well.

Karen Streif (WCMT #2681-146)

I am a 2003 graduate of Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. I am a certified Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) therapist and have further education in trigger point work and Myofascial Release. I am a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor. I believe that every massage is therapeutic because relaxation is a first step to relieving stress and creating overall good health. Each session is customized for the individual.

Ajay Rao (WCMT #2288-146)

I am a graduate of Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy. I have been practicing since 2000. I like working on people who have complicated pain issues just as much as those seeking a routine relaxing massage. Bodywork is great for depression, anxiety, peak athletic performance, restless leg syndrome, injury rehab, nagging tension, migraines, before and after surgery, and much more. I combine relaxing, deep tissue massage to help you feel revived. My training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Active Isolated Stretching.

Lauren Knutson (432-146)

I graduated in 1996 from The Humanities for Allied Health in Pinellas, Florida. Specific to bodywork, I have training in the modalities of Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Neurovascular Massage, Thai-Veda Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and Raindrop Therapy. I am also a registered Yoga Teacher with over 500 hours of training. Along with teaching yoga, I have been facilitating mindfulness meditation courses, retreats and workshops since 2014. I enjoy using my collective skills to compassionately support the well-being of others. I teach privately to small groups and continues to work within various school districts supporting mindfulness.

I hope that your experience at Massage East will leave you with an embodied experience that is: balanced and grounded, relaxed yet invigorated, educated and empowered, nurtured and supported.