Our mission is to provide therapeutic massage and custom skincare services while building relationships in a nonjudgmental, nurturing and supportive environment.
We have moved to 1717 S. Baltimore Ave. It is a beautiful historical house called The Manhattan. It was built in 1913 as the Manager's Cottage for the Manhattan Court Apartments originally located at 107 E. 11th St. in Tulsa. It was relocated and restored in 1992 by the well-known Tulsa architect John Brooks Walton. We are so excited to begin this new chapter! Street parking is available in addition to the parking lot that connects Boston and Baltimore Avenues near in between 17th & 18th Streets. There is handicapped access available with prior arrangements.
A note from the owner - I established my business in 2010 and at the time it consisted of just myself (Nina Madsen). I worked only 1 day a week at first, seeing just one client a week for a few weeks, and had a full time job at Stonecreek Day Spa in Broken Arrow. This first client has been seeing me once a week since I opened and he was my very first client. A few months after, I met a couple who both began seeing me once a week, and have also been seeing me ever since. In the beginning it was these three clients that enabled me to pay monthly office rent and save a little bit more to put back into the business. I put everything I made back into the business. As my business grew slowly, I added appointments and more days at the office. In 2016 after a fire at the Crow Creek Office Building, I relocated to 1626 S. Boston Ave. In 2017, I hired my first employee Deena Burks (Licensed Massage Therapist). We relocated in Feb of 2019 to 1717 S. Baltimore Ave and shortly after hired JJ Martin (Licensed Massage Therapist), Minde Wallace (Licensed Massage Therapist), Candace Martino (Esthetician), Kayla Whitlock (receptionist & Esthetician), Angelyn Moura (receptionist), Hannah-Lauren Cato (receptionist) and Maria Tate Reed (receptionist). We had a massive expansion this year (2019) relocating to our own building and expanding our team from 2 to a total of 9. We are so excited about our recent expansion and look forward to what the future hold for all of us and all of our clients that we are so grateful for. Without the support of my family, friends and clients my dream would have never been a reality.
Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist
NY# - 022683
OK# - 156834
Nina is a native of New Jersey and moved to Tulsa in 2009 from NYC. While living in NYC, she received her massage therapy education/associates degree in occupational studies (1,250 hour program) from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences - the nation's oldest massage therapy program in 2008. She recently completed her prenatal massage therapy certification. She also received her BFA in Dance/Choreography & Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensoboro in 2005 and her Certificate of Movement Analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC in 2006. She also spent one year abroad abroad studying dance for two semesters at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Australia and Teatterikorkeakoulu (The Theatre Academy of Finland) in Helsinki.
She has 11 years of clinical experience and is certified member of the Associated Body and Massage Professionals. She is fascinated with the anatomy and physiology of the body and strives to bring body, mind and spirit into balance in each session. She currently also is Co-Director/Director of Modern Dance for Portico Dance Theatre here in Tulsa. She lives with her fiance and two rescue dogs Charlie and Wilson.
Licensed Massage Therapist
OK# - 174031
Deena is a graduate of the White River School of Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the top of her class. Her program was over 700 hours of study in a variety of different modalities. She has been a practicing massage therapist/body worker for over 16 years. Her love of West African dance led her to travel around the US. Therefore, she has practiced and held licenses in Colorado, New Mexico, California and Oklahoma. Deena is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is Certified in Prenatal Massage.
A note from Deena:
I believe that anything that can be done to the body can be undone. I believe in my own intuition and experience when it comes to the human body and healing. I believe physical and spiritual alignment are equally important to health and healing. I also believe in the patient's own body's ability to heal itself. Every massage is tailored to meet each client's individual needs and is a blend of different modalities.
Licensed Massage Therapist
OK# - 149856
JJ is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from Heritage College in Oklahoma City where she studied massage therapy and also Enid Beauty College where she studied cosmetology. While in cosmetology school, JJ realized she found a passion for therapeutic massage while performing facials and decided to make it a goal to return to college to obtain more education in that field.
JJ has been practicing for 3 years here in Tulsa and specializes in deep tissue and prenatal massage therapy. She spends her free time focusing on her passions and hobbies including attending her child's jiu jitsu and playing on a recreational sports team.
Licensed Massage Therapist
OK# - 157354
Minde Wallace has devoted over 20 years to the art of Massage Therapy. She started in 1997 in Austin, TX and has since studied in India, Hawaii and many more places around the world. She is equally passionate about helping someone recover from acute and chronic pain as she is about helping others sink into deep relaxation. Whatever your needs you can feel confident that Minde has the skill and the compassion to address them. Some of her certifications include...Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal Massage, Myofascial release, Clinical Trigger Point Therapy and Sarga ( a bare foot, deep tissue style). Minde will be joining us beginning May of 2019.
Candace Martino - Esthetician (pic coming soon)
My name is Candace Martino, your local Esty born and raised here in Tulsa Oklahoma. My experience in the medical field has given me a well understanding of the humans anatomy and physiology along with empathy. I've struggled with my skin, so I feel your pain and understand how frustrating skin issues can be. I am always learning and love studying all things skin and the chemistry behind it. In my practice as an Esthetician I hope to achieve a more natural and holistic approach. I am married with two fur babies, me and my husband love anything outdoors, music festivals and craft beer!
*We stay up to date regarding continuing education courses for Oklahoma State Law (5 CEUS bianually) and New York State Law for Nina (36 CEUS trianually). The American Massage Therapy Association requires 48 CEUS every four years and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals requires 16 CEUS biannually. We are all licensed in the State of Oklahoma.
Some courses we have taken include the following:
Prenatal Massage (12 CEUS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (8 CEUS), Helping Clients Manage Migraines (3 CEUS), Low Back Pain and Massage(4 CEUS), Sports Injuries and Massage (4 CEUS), Eminence Hungarian Facial Massage (4 CEUS), Business Basics for the Entrepreneur (7CEUS), HIV & AIDS: A Deeper Look (6 CEUS), Lyme & Massage (8 CEUS), Massage Workplace Disaster Planning (4 CEUS) Massage Research (3 CEUS), Migraine and Massage (20 CEUS), Massage Worksplace Disaster Planning (4 CEUS), Ethics One (6 CEUS), More Ethics (15 CEUS), Massaging Your Business (12 CEUS), Aromatherapy (4 CEUS), AIDS/HIV and Other Contagious Disease Prevention (4 CEUS), How MRSA Impacts your Practice (4 CEUS), Alzheimers (4 CEUS) and Prevention of Medical Errors (3 CEUS).