Stephanie believes that if everyone got massages on a regular basis the world would be a better place. She believes in the healing power of touch and that we have the ability to heal and better our bodies through massage therapy. She believes massage should not be seen as a luxury but a necessity and it should be accessible to all.
Stephanie is a graduate of the 750 hour Massage Therapy program at the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She’s worked in a number of environments including, hospice and medical settings, spas and even offering chair massage in a busy casino.
She’s studied many modalities and techniques including, deep tissue, swedish, prenatal, oncology, geriatric, hot stone, hot bamboo, lymphatic drainage, cupping, and reiki. And, Stephanie continues to learn and study different ways to grow as an LMT.
She tailors every massage to each individual’s needs, no two massages are ever exactly the same. She will work closely with you in every session to make sure your goals are understood and met.
She truly loves massage therapy and working with people. She finds joy in helping clients improve their lives through massage and energy work and can not wait to work with you.
Q&A with Stephanie Spivak
Q. How long have you been a massage therapist?
A. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since February 2014. I graduated from the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I have experience and have studied many areas of massage, including deep tissue, swedish, prenatal, geriatiric and oncology. I also am level 3 in Reiki, practice cupping therapy, have studied aroma therapy and am always learning and studying new modalities and techniques.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. I have spent my years as a LMT working in a number of areas and studying different modalities and techniques. I have gathered all that I have learned and experienced and used it to create my own style, which I consider a relaxing massage with elements deep tissue infused with Reiki. Yet, I am always changing and growing in my skills and knowledge. I customize every session to each individual client’s wants and needs.
Q. What can a new patient expect?
A. A new client can first and foremost expect to feel welcome and comfortable. I want every client to come in and leave their everyday lives and troubles at the door and have this time just for them.
I will talk through what our session will look like and we will discuss their goals for the session and then begin.
I want to make sure every client leaves their massage feeling better than when they came in and feel like they were heard and received the service they wanted. We will then work together to create a treatment plan to continue the healing and goals.
Q. What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. I love seeing energy work becoming more accepted and used in everyday massage as well as medical massage and practices. We are energetic beings, why wouldn’t we want to take care of our energy as well as our bodies?
Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. I am always growing and creating new wellness goals. Lately, I’ve been focused on nutrition and incorporating juicing and more plant based meals into my diet. I have recently found a new interest in yoga and meditation and want to continue to explore that.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. Oh gosh, I see so much beauty in our city. I love being anywhere near Lake Michigan, Sheridan Park, Seven Bridges, Lions Den (technically not Milwaukee, but close). I also love Milwaukee streets when the trees are full and everyone’s gardens are blooming; it is my favorite.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. We have so many amazing restaurants here! I love Cafe India, Sabrosa, Buckleys, Uncle Wolfies… those are just a few of my favorites.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. 1. Hiking and exploring outside with my dog.
2. Music! I love live music, music festivals, making music, experiencing new music. Music is an essential part of my life. I love finding unexpected and relaxing music to incorporate into my massage experiences.
3. Going out…I’m not sure if that’s a hobby, but I love going out to restaurants, checking out new bars, enjoying summer festivals, exploring local shops, museums and going to our incredible music venues. Milwaukee has a lot to offer and is overflowing with talent and culture and I love experiencing all of it.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. I just bought a new bike (an adorable yellow 7 speed cruiser) and love riding it. I enjoy using float tanks to help my mind and body relax. And most importantly taking time to just be with my loved ones without distractions.