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Meet the Staff

Find the Massage Therapist Who Fits You Best

Each LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) brings their unique set of skills and personality. Use our advanced search tool to find the right therapist for you based on specific criteria like pressure, gender, and modality style. Then read their bio to learn more about their approach to massage therapy.

Andrea

Pronouns – She/her

sPA COORDINATOR

Andrea’s first step into the wellness world was when she got into a car accident, leaving her back in pain. She was introduced to massages, which have not only changed her physical health, but her mental health too. Since then she’s had a spiritual awakening. She finds joy in self care, such as yoga, pilates, skincare, meditation, and affirmations. There’s nothing she wants more than others to experience that level of care and comfort from a massage for their own wellness.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I love being able to treat myself before and after a massage or wellness ritual. In the morning I meditate, do a bit of yoga, go for a walk to clear my headspace, then have a nutritional meal. I make sure to dress comfortably and easily for a massage. Afterwards, I make sure to drink lots of water, a hearty meal, and stay active from a relaxing day!

Becca

Pronouns – She/her

LEAD SPA COORDINATOR

Becca is very interested in alternative medicine and is passionate about supporting others on their wellness journey. Becca has been providing customer service at massage spas since 2017. She spent that time soaking up everything she could about massage therapy and saw the noticeable change in others’ physical and mental wellbeing after massage treatments. The clear and positive effect that massage has on others motivates Becca to provide excellent customer service to our guests, so that they are not only satisfied with their treatment, but enthused about the overall experience.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

My favorite way to prepare for a massage is to put on my most comfortable outfit, drink plenty of water and make myself a nutritious breakfast. Shortly before the session, I take 10 minutes to turn off my phone and clear my mind so I can fully relax. After the session, I like to treat myself to a hot bath with essential oils and Epsom salt.

Chris

Pronouns – He/him

SPA COORDINATOR

Chris is deeply intrigued by alternative medicine and holds a fervent dedication to aiding others along their path to wellness. With a background in customer service within massage spas since 2017, Chris has eagerly absorbed knowledge about massage therapy, recognizing its profound impact on both the body and mind. Witnessing firsthand the visible improvements in others’ physical and mental well-being following massage treatments has fueled Chris’s passion for delivering exceptional customer service. Motivated by the positive effects of massage therapy, Chris ensures every guest not only receives top-notch treatment but also leaves feeling invigorated and enthusiastic about their experience.

 

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

 

Delaney

Pronouns – She/her

SPA COORDINATOR/Marketing Manager

Delaney Madalinski has a passion for supporting people in wellness and recovery. Delaney has been in the spa industry for three years and knows the ins and outs of caring for clients from check in to check out. Delaney has experienced chronic pain and has benefited from chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy, which lead her to support LMTs and those who need massage. She is empathetic and passionate about aiding others in rehabilitating their body’s functioning. It’s important to her that the process of receiving treatment is smooth and easeful. She strives to encourage wellness, harmony, and balance for those she serves.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I start by getting optimal rest before my treatment and clearing my schedule for a full restoration day. That way I can focus solely on my self-care. After my massage, I’ll take a warm bath with Epsom salts, a candle, and music or Netflix, along with a nice cold glass of water.

Elle

Pronouns – She/her

OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Elle first discovered a passion for massage when she received treatment after a collision. She was amazed by how much her pain instantly decreased and immediately knew massage would be an integral part of her future. She went on to become an LMT in 2007 and opened her own medical massage office in 2010. As much as Elle loved massage and helping others find freedom in their bodies, she discovered new passions in customer satisfaction and business management. Though she closed her business in 2020, she continues to follow her passions. She wholeheartedly believes massage is an integral part of wellness and envisions a world where everyone has access to a massage therapist that is perfect for them.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I prefer to spend an entire day in self-care every week. I allow myself a morning and afternoon of slow movement without time limits, quality and delicious foods, lots of hydrating fluids and time to stretch and meditate. Heat is one of my favorite relaxing agents and a hot towel or time in the sauna helps me get the last of my week’s stress out in preparation for massage. Then in the evening, I enjoy a 90-minute to 120-minute massage, so I can really get wrung out. Afterwards, an epsom salt bath with herbs like lavender and eucalyptus and a cup of tea end the evening perfectly.

Nicki

Pronouns – She/her

Owner & Founder

Nicki personally knows how massage can change your life. After discovering how massage can turn your life around, she started Ballaura in order to share her passion for fitness, health, and healing. She’s an enthusiastic industry leader, providing exceptional service while cultivating an exceptional team. Her leadership style is similar to how she approaches massage: simultaneously strong and kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. She believes in uplifting the entire massage community for the benefit of all.

Favorite Ballaura Ritual

I  get a 45-minute infrared sauna session before my massage. I start my sauna with LMNT salts and 20oz of water. In the sauna, I do a short meditation and bring a journal to write in for the last 20 minutes if I feel like it. Following my sauna session, I get a 90-minute full-body massage. I request the table heat be turned up and that I prefer not to be talked to during my session except for treatment-related questions. I always get gua sha, cupping, and hot towels. I make sure to bring a snack afterward. I get ravenous since the sauna can burn up to 600 calories in one session.

At Ballaura Wellness Spa, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. That means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.