Radiant Healing Massage & Wellness

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Welcome

Radiant Healing is a massage practice that emphasizes whole-body wellness and healing.

We have locations in Greendale, Wisconsin and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our modalities consist of massage therapies for clients of all ages and genders.

Our Practice

We offer three practice techniques: Therapeutic, Relaxation, and Wellness.  Therapeutic massage includes Myofascial Release, neuromuscular therapy, and stretching.  Relaxation techniques include Swedish massage and Reiki energy work.  The Wellness modality brings in the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Warm Basalt Stones are used in all sessions to warm and loosen tight and painful muscle tissue for deeper release, and to increase circulation for rapid healing.

Anxiety and Depression

Massage aids in the treatment of anxiety and depression as it reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  Lowering cortisol produces lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure.  It can also help to boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and it works without the use of medications.

Reduce Headaches

Many headaches are caused by excessive muscle tension, so it stands to reason that reducing that muscle tension will reduce the resulting headache.  It’s true, and studies show that the relief can be long-lasting, especially when combined with other relaxation techniques such as meditation.

The secondary benefits of Massage Therapy for Stress Reduction are also beneficial for ailments that seem unrelated to our normal, everyday stressors.  Things such as lower back pain, jaw pain, insomnia, and arthritis, to name a few.

Reduce Back Pain

This is the big one in our practice.  8 out of 10 Americans experience debilitating back pain and, according to a 2011 study reported by TIME.com, massage helped people in pain feel better and function better.

“We found the benefits of massage are about as strong as those reported for other effective treatments: medications, acupuncture, exercise and yoga,” Dan Cherkin, Ph.D., lead author of the study, said in a press release.

Boost Immunity

Studies have linked massage to better functioning of the immune system.  In one 2010 study, researchers found massage increased a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells.  The stress-reducing powers of massage can also help keep you healthy.

Improve Your Sleep

Sleep deprivation is the insidious thief of many people’s lives.  Lack of sleep accounts for many workplace and traffic accidents, poor judgement, and diminished critical thinking in professions that demand a sharp mind.

Studies examining the link between massage and enhanced sleep effectiveness have concluded that, among other things, the effect on delta waves promotes this nourishing result.

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, as well as all the clients in the studio, we are requiring the following:

  • If you are not feeling well or have a temperature in excess of 99°F, please cancel your appointment before the 24 hour notice or as soon as symptoms arise.
  • You have the option to mask during your session.  If you request that your therapist do so, they will mask as well.

We reserve the right to discontinue service with any client who appears to be exhibiting symptoms of illness before or during a session.  We respect how you may feel about this and other measures we are taking.  Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.  We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation while we navigate this together.

What We're About as a Healing Organization

No matter how much you enjoy what you do, there are still stresses in everyday life that take a toll on your mind and body.  Massage Therapy can help reverse the damage done by this stress, and do it drug-free.  Massage does more than just relax your mind and relieve tired muscles; it restores function and allows you to do more without NSAIDs or other medications.

At Radiant Healing, you can expect a warm greeting, a comfortable environment, and a customized session focused on your immediate needs.  Prior to the session, we’ll discuss your current health conditions, areas of stress and pain, and concerns you may have so that you can receive the maximum physical and emotional benefit every time.  Check out our various practice modalities here.

Who We Are

If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it is that we are all connected; physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We can’t look away from these events, but we do have the opportunity to take a stance on what we believe, and who we will be in this new space.  So, in one small aspect of who we are and the beliefs that we hold true, we want to state the following as concerns you, our client.

This does not represent a new position for any of us.  It is merely stating out loud and publicly what we believe and how we welcome and serve our clients every day.  Think of a time when you did not feel welcome.  You will not feel that here at Radiant Healing.  We hold ourselves to a standard that is inclusive of everyone who walks through our door, and there are no barriers to anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, or physical characteristics.  Some refer to this as being LGBTQ-Friendly.  We are, and we also call it HUMAN-Friendly.

Any suggestions or treatment that we may give you are based solely, in our professional opinion, on what serves your needs best.  We encourage dialogue between you, the client, and us, the practitioners.  We will explain everything about our treatment process and why we suggest a course of therapy or treat your body in a specific way.  So come on in and let us serve you in a way that does your mind and body good, and makes your day-to-day life a little easier.

How We Do It

It’s rare that a company talks about their behind-the-scenes operations, either because it would be boring to customers, or they want to protect trade secrets.  We think there are certain things that you should know about our operations and how it can impact your well-being.

We use free and clear laundry products to wash, sanitize, and dry all of our practice linens, which includes massage table sheets, face cradle covers, towels, and other items.  Anything that may contact bare skin is carefully handled using hypoallergenic soaps, cleaners, and treatments.

All of our therapeutic products such as massage oils, creams, and lotions are also natural, hypoallergenic, and pure.  When we use essential oils for therapy, they are always 100% therapeutic grade.

Your safety and comfort, and that of our therapist team, is always our highest concern.  You can rely on us to keep your best interests at heart.  If you should ever have any questions about our products, procedures, or facility, please talk to us.

Greendale Practice Hours

Monday through Friday: 8 AM → 9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM → 9 PM;   Sunday: 8 AM → 9 PM

Radiant Healing
Massage & Wellness

5628 Parking Street
Greendale, Wisconsin 53129
414-301-1135

Inside The Barefoot Haven Yoga Studio
1 block West of Broad Street in the heart of the village.

Downtown MKE Practice Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8 AM → 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM → 6 PM;   Saturday: 9 AM → 5 PM;   Sunday: 9 AM → 4 PM

Radiant Healing
Massage & Wellness

732 N Jackson Street, Suite 150
Milwaukee , Wisconsin 53202
414-301-1135

Inside Downtown Chiropractic Health
At the corner of N. Jackson and E. Mason Streets.

About Our Staff

Lara Pfeffer, LMT, Owner

I am a 1994 graduate of Blue Sky Massage School.  I integrate light-medium-firm pressure massage modalities into a seamless relaxation and therapeutic experience based on the client’s needs.  With over 28 years doing my favorite job ever (massage), I am proud to represent my company where we are privileged to serve our clients in a friendly, supportive and compassionate atmosphere.  It’s my goal that every therapist on staff, while having their own gifts and talents for bodywork, embody our motto: “Massage is our passion, caring is our specialty.”  I also practice intuitive bodywork and offer Reiki Energy Healing sessions.  In my free time I enjoy being outdoors hiking and biking with friends and traveling.

Lara Pfeffer, LMT
Erika, LMT

Erika, LMT

I graduated from Blue Sky Massage School in Grafton and I am a military professional with over twenty years of service.  I enjoy working with all types and ages of clientele and strive to provide a personalized service to meet their relaxation and therapeutic needs.  I have a background in athletics and Kinesiology studies.  I excel at Swedish, Therapeutic, and Deep-Tissue Massage techniques with influence from Precision Neuromuscular Therapy.  I have an easygoing personality, and I value being present to each individual.  When I am not working, I like getting outdoors and being a tourist in my own town.

Tony, LMT

I am a graduate of Wisc School of Massage Therapy (WSMT).  My passion is in helping people reach their ultimate sense of well-being with massage, fitness and living life to the fullest.  I excel at providing a truly customized experience with Swedish massage for general relaxation and stress relief, through deeper pressure work for sports injuries/overuse for those great therapeutic benefits.  My experience in different areas of fitness and my passion for hiking and bicycling, as well as playing with my pets, keeps me moving.  When I’m not taking care of clients, I’m spending time traveling with my fiancee and our pets.

Tony, LMT
Pahoua, LMT

Pahoua, LMT

I graduated from Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy in 2021.  I love the field of massage! I enjoy using relaxing modalities along with therapeutic techniques such as Trigger Point (site-specific to the issue) and deep tissue where needed, to release tension and pain.  I am eager to connect with clients and help them to enjoy life with more ease in body, mind and spirit.  I am always willing to learn and grow.  When I’m not massaging my valued clientele, I enjoy time with my family and friends.

Deanna, LMT

I am a graduate of Aveda’s Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee.  Swedish relaxation massage is my specialty.  I excel at relaxing clients with my slow flow, while working out their various tension areas in their tissues using light-medium pressure.  I enjoy using deeper pressure in focus areas when needed.  When I’m not giving love and attention to my clients, I like to crochet, read tarot cards and spend time with my fiance and our cats.

Deanna, LMT
Emily, LMT

Emily, LMT

I graduated from Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy.  I specialize in both relaxing the stress away and addressing painful areas for my clients.  I enjoy lymphatic & prenatal massage as well as therapeutic techniques such as Trigger Point and deep tissue for my clients to have more ease and less stress.  I am a former collegiate swimmer and know what it takes to have your body perform at it’s best.  In my free time, I enjoy time with my family and friends.

Aissa, LMT

I graduated in 2015 from the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy after leaving Elmhurst University as a classical voice student.  I’ve worked alongside medical professionals, honing my skills as a pain relief specialist.  I enjoy taking on client’s issues and putting them in a state of bliss with an emphasis on whole person healing, pain relief and improving functions of the body with a relaxing flow into therapeutic and deep tissue techniques.  In my free time I enjoy podcasts & books, Pilates, playing games around the table with family and friends, collecting crystals and exploring the city.  I recently moved to Milwaukee with my fiancé Eric and our cat Suzy.

Aissa, LMT
Sydney, LMT

Sydney, LMT

I am a graduate of East-West Healing Arts Institute in Shorewood.  I am also a UW-Whitewater graduate.  Along with being passionate about the healing that massage can bring my clients, I enjoy being a diving coach for high school athletes.  As a former diver, I understand the sports-minded client.  I help my clients achieve a good balance in body and mind, while providing a holistic focus and customized experience.  I especially enjoy providing various therapeutic techniques including acupressure, cupping & gua sha for tension relief and stress reduction.  My goal is to have every client feel relaxed and re-energized after each session.  I have a passion for sports and spending time outside with family and friends.  Pursuing further education in the healing arts is an ongoing goal, as I look to serve my clients for years to come.

The designation LMT stands for Licensed Massage Therapist.  All of our practitioners are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Our Practice

Swedish Massage
A partial or full body massage with light to moderate pressure using smooth gliding strokes.  This classic stress-relieving massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension, and creates other health benefits.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Therapeutic Massage
This partial or full body massage with moderate to deep pressure targets specific painful areas, injured muscles, or fascia.  Myofascial Release is used on connective tissue to increase circulation, release tension, and unwind trauma in the body.  Trigger-point and neuromuscular therapy techniques are also used to increase flexibility and mobility to muscles and joints.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is not always deep pressure.  A variety of effective techniques are used to relieve both muscles and the connective tissue below the surface.  It also helps to improve range of motion, bring in blood flow, ease inflammation and heal injuries.  The session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Sports Massage
This style of massage uses a variety of techniques on specific muscles and their attachment points.  It is designed to help your body become more flexible and to promote healing.  It is particularly great for those with active lifestyles.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage addresses the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system.  This treatment uses very light, slow, rhythmic movements to increase flow of lymphatic fluid along the lymphatic channels through the entire body.  It is highly effective in reducing inflammation, especially after surgery or trauma, such as a sports injury.  It can also help stimulate the immune response when recovering from an illness or when struggling with seasonal changes.

Lymphatic treatments can be helpful when treating inflammation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and Lyme disease.  Our intention is to gently encourage healthy lymph flow in otherwise healthy clients.  We are not certified in lymphatic drainage for cancer, BBL or plastic surgery procedures.  If you are currently under a doctor’s care, please first consult your provider for guidance or referral to a practitioner suitable to your medical needs.

Prenatal Massage
Every expectant client deserves this comfort monthly throughout their pregnancy, and our prenatal massage sessions are the best.  The benefits include relief of aches and pains, decreased leg swelling, and comfort during the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy.  To keep both the client and baby safe and comfortable, we use a specialized pregnancy table which allows the client to lie face-down, plus many pillows for side-lying positions.
Reiki
The practice of Reiki is defined as universal or higher power (Rei) and life-force energy (Ki).  Reiki is a natural Japanese healing technique that is administered by placing hands lightly on or slightly above the client’s body, while the client is lying comfortably fully clothed on the massage table.  This modality treats the whole person including physical, emotional and mental, creating beneficial effects that include deep relaxation and feelings of peace, balance and well-being.  Includes aromatherapy.
Our practitioners are skilled in every aspect of your care and are able to provide you with the relief and therapy that you need.

Our Pricing

Add essential oils to any session.  $10 for single-note oils, $15 for blended oils, $20 for Raindrop oils.

We accept cash, personal check, HSA check, HSA card, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover.

Appointments

We use an external booking provider to handle the scheduling of appointments.  When you click a button below, you will be taken to that site in a new browser tab where you can complete the transaction.

Cancellations.  At least 24-hour notice is required so that we can schedule someone else.  A full-session fee will be assessed for no-shows and cancellations or reschedules within the 24-hour window.  This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.  Voucher and gift certificates will be fully redeemed and future appointments will require pre-payment.

Late Arrivals.  If you arrive late, your session may be shortened to accommodate following appointments.  Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the full session.  Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and arrive 15 minutes early so that your session can start on time.

Highlights of Our Client Reviews

"Pahoua is amazing!!...

…She always makes sure I am comfortable with the pressure and temperature of the room.  She relaxes me to the point I often fall asleep.  Give her a try, you won’t be sorry!”

Jackie, Cudahy

"Radiant Healing is WONDERFUL...

…Very relaxed atmosphere.  Excellent therapists.”

Kristine, Greendale

"My massage by DeAnna...

…was amazing. The rooms are clean and inviting.”

Heather, Franklin

"Tony did a great job...

…working on my very tight, very knotted upper back, neck, and shoulders. He’s very knowledgeable and it shows in his technique. I have much better range of motion in my neck. I already booked my next appointment.”

Gabriela, Franklin

"This is the place for a top notch massage!!...

…Tony and DeAnna are amazing and very accommodating.  I was experiencing jaw pain this spring and they worked with me regularly to alleviate the pain.  10/10 recommendation.  Thank you for your excellent service!”

Madeline, Greendale

"DeAnna is excellent...

…I’ve gone to her 3 times now for a therapeutic massage for a frozen shoulder.  She does a wonderful job and really works all the muscles needed.  My massage was worth every penny.”

Kristine, Greendale

"Love this place! I've been going here...

…for years.  Lara, the owner, is very personable, professional, and hands-on.”

Jill S., Greendale

"Pahoua was the best...

…Very professional, attentive, and such a warm welcome! I’ve already scheduled my next and telling friends about my experience which was awesome!”

Patrice, West Milwaukee

"Erika gave an amazing massage...

…Exactly what I needed.”

Eileen, Greenfield

"My experience here...

…was phenomenal! DeAnna was gentle and made the experience very relaxing! She was firm on my pressure points and I felt rejuvenated after my massage. I would highly recommend!!”

Britney, West Allis

"I love how I feel after a massage...

…at Radiant Healing. When you walk in the door, you are their number one client.  I can’t recommend them enough.  f you want to feel like a million bucks, schedule a visit.”

Colleen, Milwaukee

"Pahoua was absolutely fantastic!

I told her my mid and lower back were bothering me and she worked the knots out while still giving me a relaxing full body massage. I would definitely recommend her!”

Amanda T, Milwaukee

"I’ve been to several...

…massage therapists at this business and have never had a bad service with anyone!””

Linda, Franklin

"A very caring and personable place!

Very clean and comfortable as well!  I received an amazing deep tissue massage from Katy!”

Greg M, Waterford

"I enjoyed my massage with Tony...

…I was extremely stressed out and he worked on my shoulders quite a bit and my hands which hurt.  He was a talented massage therapist.  I will definitely go back.”

Therese, Greendale

"Staff is extremely helpful...

…with directions, booking sessions, or answering any further questions about your treatment.  They’re friendly, kind, and caring.  The location is beautiful with warm, comfortable rooms and good music!  I love my sessions there.”

Emma, Shorewood

"Excellent massage!

Would totally recommend Erika to anyone looking for a great relaxing service!”

Linda, Franklin

"If you want the best massage...

…book your next appointment here!  As always, a great experience. “

Colleen, Milwaukee

"Love the location! The studio is very clean...

…and has a very welcoming decor.  I felt extremely comfortable with their COVID readiness.  The therapy room itself was exceptionally relaxing and set the perfect environment for a wonderfully relaxing session.  This was my first appointment with Kayla.  She was absolutely fantastic!  I had serious knots in my upper back and shoulders.  I am used to very forceful deep tissue massage to address these trigger points.  Kayla addressed them perfectly!  She was able to identify and isolate the knots, then took the time and effort necessary to get them to release.  She does a wonderful job identifying trigger points and focuses on those areas, getting them to release.  I came in tense with serious pain in the neck and shoulders and left feeling great!  I will definitely be booking with her again!”

Joel, Franklin

"Lara is an outstanding massage therapist...

…skilled, informed, and very helpful. In addition, she is a compassionate, wonderful person. Having a massage with her is a gift on all levels!”

Barb, New Berlin

"Emily gave me an excellent massage! ...

…Very therapeutic, perfect amount of pressure, and very professional.  I’ve already scheduled a future appointment!”

Jill S., Greendale

"Erika is an awesome massage therapist...

…she makes sure your needs are known and accomplishes your goals of the massage.  The pressure was perfect and atmosphere in the room was very clean and relaxing.”

Carolina, Milwaukee

"Incredibly thorough...

…collaborative massage. Best I’ve felt in a long time. Tony regularly checked in with me about how the pressure was, where I felt I needed more or less and made me feel very comfortable.”

Amy, Greendale

"Comfortable atmosphere...

…Great massage focusing on specific issues.”

Jen S, Sturtevant

"Lara is outstanding...

…Lara is dedicated and truly helps you.  I always feel wonderful after my massage!”

Christine, Greendale

"This is a great place...

… They are taking lots of precautions to keep clients and staff safe and all areas clean as they resume business during COVID-19.  I felt very comfortable and safe returning to Radiant Healing!  The staff is very caring and thoughtful.  I’ve tried several different massage therapists on their team, and all have been wonderful.  I highly recommend this business and team.”

Kelly G, Franklin

"One of the best massages I’ve ever received...

… Great atmosphere, choice of essential oils & hot stones.   Just what I needed!”

Pam, Greenfield

"All your COVID policies...

…made me feel very comfortable.  Thank you for the wonderful massage today.  Glad you are open for business.  I felt very relaxed so wearing a mask was easy while I was facing upwards.”

Sue, Franklin

"I so love my massages from Lara...

…I feel so good and relaxed after I am done that I have a hard time doing anything afterward.  Lara is the best and she gets to know what each individual wants and needs when giving a massage.”

Charlene O.

"Lara is an incredible massage therapist...

…She listens to what you say you need and does a great job targeting problem areas.  She is very friendly and professional!  The best massage therapist I’ve ever had!”

Lynn B.

"It was a great experience as always...

… Lara helped get rid of the soreness in my neck and shoulders.  It was very relaxing.”

Judy F.

"Great facility, the table was awesome...

…Lara worked out some kinks I’ve had for awhile and I feel a definite difference in my body between prior to the appointment and after.  One of the best massages I’ve ever had.  Excellent experience, I’ll be back!”

Jonathan B.

" I met Lara quite a few years ago for my first massage...

… I knew I wasn’t going anywhere else!  I’ve had a few just OK experiences other places but honestly she’s first and foremost focused on your personal needs.”

Patty K.

"Lara always does an excellent job of finding all of my stress spots...

… and relieves them with her healing hands!

Kathi B.

"Visiting Radiant Healing...

… is the best decision I’ve made in awhile!”

Julie A., Oak Creek

"The premises were clean...

…and well organized.  Covid 19 precautions were thorough and rigorously followed, yet the treatment was still complete.”

Anonymous

"Professional and welcoming...

… My foot feels less achey and I’m glad I found this place!”

Mary K., Milwaukee

"The massage was excellent and discussion after was informational...

… and I could see the passion she has for what she does. I highly recommend!”

Janice C., Waterford

"Phenomenal service and attention to your needs by Lara...

… Amazing massage services including complementary hot stone treatment. I leave here feeling like a wet noodle.!”

Rob R., Franklin

"Had a fantastic 30 minute massage...

… My first time to this business and it was great! Very relaxing environment, and even though it was only 30 minutes I felt like a new person when I left. I will be back!!”

Michelle P., Greendale

"Felt very comfortable...

…and calm with soothing music and comfortable room.”

Anonymous

"The rooms are so nice...

…that you’re able to relax.”

Candi, Milwaukee

"Environment is very clean...

…peaceful and relaxing.  Great location.”

Terri M., Cudahy

"It was well worth it...

…and would recommend, the facility was clean, saw sanitation happening & it made me feel safe & comfortable would definitely come again.”

Yesenia, Milwaukee

"I liked how friendly the staff was...

…and how accommodating they were. I’m grateful for such nice people!!”

Anonymous

"Lara is always outstanding!...

…She’s very caring and professional and I feel very safe.  But most importantly she is the best massage therapist I’ve ever had—and I’ve been to multiple places, including high end spas across the country!”

Ria C., Greendale

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