Laura Clark - LMT
Laura Clark, 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.
Micala Meigs - LMT
Micala graduated from Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork in 2012. She has worked in both spa can clinical settings which has given her experiences ranging from relaxation to injury work; she is trained in Swedish, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massage. Micala believes that each massage session should be tailored to her client's specific needs and goals.
In her time away from work, Micala enjoys working in her gardens, crafting, reading, and kayaking, as well as spending time with her husband and son, and their dog, Bruce. *Micala does not see clients under 18 years of age.
Brittany Schmidt-Hess - LMT
Brittany is a recent graduate of the Therapeutic Massage program at Madison College. She was born with a passion for helping others, but it took a few paths to get it right.
While working as a CNA, Brittany became fascinated with the brain and nervous system and decided to enroll at the Institute of Health Sciences. In 2014, Brittany graduated as an Electroencephalography Technician. She performed a variety of neurological diagnostic tests at the Veterans Hospital in Madison, and noticed that medical providers often focus on a specific area of the body without viewing it as a whole. As a result, Brittany felt called to learn more about holistic approaches to wellness. After reflecting, she decided to return to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Brittany's current approach to massage therapy is to address the client as a whole, while promoting mind-body connection as well as effectively relieving areas of tension. She is proficient in relaxation, deep tissue and prenatal massage. Brittany plans to continue to expand her knowledge of healing modalities to include, hot stone, bamboo-fusion, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.
When not massaging, Brittany enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her boyfriend and three kids.
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 bulldog. *Angela is no longer accepting new clients at this time.