Angela O'Connell - Owner, LMT
Angela O’Connell, Owner-LMT graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Loyola University Chicago. She spent 12 years in corporate America learning how to run a business by working in a variety of areas such as accounts payable and receivable, event planning, property management, and general human resources tasks. This experience has helped her to take River Rock Massage from an idea to a highly successful business.
Relocating to Wisconsin inspired her to change careers so that she could focus on what she has always been passionate about--helping others. As a natural born caregiver and healer, Massage Therapy suits her perfectly. Angela graduated at the top of her class from Blue Sky School of Massage, Madison in 2012. River Rock Massage was born in the fall of 2014 and expanded to its own dedicated space on the Wisconsin River, in beautiful Prairie du Sac, WI. Angela specializes in Deep Tissue techniques ranging from NeuroMuscular Therapy to Myofascial Release. Most notably, she attends to each client’s individual needs in each and every session to ensure maximum benefit. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her supportive husband, and her two amazing boys. She also spends her time knitting, doing genealogy, snuggling with her bulldogs, walking in the woods and foraging.
Samantha Schanke - LMT
Samantha Schanke, LMT is a 2009 graduate from Madison College where she focused on deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massage. Samantha has an individualized approach to her client's needs, as these needs change from daily. Each session is a fresh, new take on her services, based on the client's needs for that particular day. Samantha is always improving on her skills by taking continuing education, enabling her to provide the best care possible for her clients. Samantha has previous experience in a spa atmosphere, and is excited to move to River Rock Massage where she can have the opportunity to spend more time with each client to ensure she is meeting their needs. When not helping others feel better, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking and cleaning (her personal stress reducers), and enjoying life.
Laura Nehs - LMT
Laura Nehs, LMT is a 2017 graduate from East-West Healing Arts Institute where she focused on massage for chronic pain, deep tissue, trigger points, acupressure, prenatal/postnatal massage, and gua sha. Laura brings a wide variety of modalities to her table and utilizes multiple techniques to find the massage plan that is suitable to each individual. Her belief that every body is different, allows her to treat everybody for their individual needs. She is currently working to continue her education to become a certified gua sha practitioner and orthopedic massage practitioner. Laura's exuberance and technical skill set is a valued addition to River Rock Massage.