PUT YOUR BODY IN GOOD HANDS
Serving Door County in two locations: Sturgeon Bay & Egg Harbor
*Gift cards valid at either location*
Massage Therapy is an essential aspect of self care. We offer an integrated approach to massage that addresses the needs of each individual often by combining multiple modalities for maximum therapeutic benefit.
Door County Massage is run by a team that is passionate about helping others and enjoys offering this service to the community.
We have locations in downtown Sturgeon Bay & Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
NOTE: JAN can no longer personally answer the phone. If you can't book online, or the call service can't assist you, or if you're booking for a larger group feel free to send us an email for direct communication. email@example.com
Announcement: We will be closed May 24-26 for an in-house training session. We are hosting Michael Mukti Buck for a Vedic Thai Bodywork course. If you'd like to attend register HERE
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.
Our Team (P.S. Like everyone, we are hiring!)
Massage Therapist/Yoga /Owner
Jan's life-long passion for mind-body connection and movement lends itself well to her career as a massage therapist. Some of her continuing education includes: Deepfeet Ashiatsu, Thai bodywork, Coaching the Body Institute, Sacred Lomi, Orthopedic Massage, and more. She is constantly seeking new skills and modalities to help her clientele. Jan is the owner of Door County Massage and Door County Yoga. Read more about Jan HERE
Brian is a graduate of the Bluesky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork. Brian's massage style ranges from stress reduction (melt into the table) to therapeutic techniques designed to help alleviate headaches, injuries, adhesions, and chronic conditions. Brian has been with Door County Massage since the beginning and always gets rave reviews. He has a passion for healing and does amazing wildlife photography on the side.
Melissa has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist for 18 years! She has maintained her passion for the craft and really honed her ability to cater each massage to the needs of each client. Her skill set includes Thai massage, Ashiatsu, Warm Bamboo, Hot Stone, Cupping Therapy, and Facial Massage (marble stones, acupressure, cups, bamboo).
Ava Nueva Straka
Ava was born and raised in the Philippines and holds a Bachelors Degree in Natural Science. She has been a professional massage therapist since 1997 and working in the USA since 2004 with numerous continuing education and seminar studies. Happily married, no kids no pets. She enjoys studying mysticism, eastern philosophy and western psychology in her free time. Ava is a very heart-centered, family oriented, optimistic, and joyful person.
Samara is a Door County native and has moved back after working as a massage therapist in Colorado for the last 10 years. She attended Blue Sky school of Professional Massage in Milwaukee and has been practicing since 2006 in various different settings. Samara loves giving back to the community around her with her healing art. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, taking photos and taking care of her exotic animals.
Jillian is also a recent grad from NWTC and has taken on massage therapy as her 'side gig' in addition to her job at the hospital. So massage is something she does simply for the enjoyment of helping others. She is passionate about craniosacral technique and is currently pursuing continuing education in that modality. Jillian lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband and 2 kids.
Hailey is our newest Allstar! She is a recent grad from NWTC and has really hit the ground running. She is definitely "a natural" when it comes to massage therapy. Clients have given her rave reviews. Hailey has an intuitive nature that lends itself well to her new career. She lives in Sturgeon Bay with her 2 daughters.
Avie Heath (season only)
Avie moved to Door County in 2004 to work as a Massage Therapist along with her sister Ava (whom she considers her life mentor). Over the years she has added a wide variety of techniques to her toolbox including: Hot Stone, Bamboo, MFR, Table Thai, Reflexology, Prenatal, NMT, Lymphatic, and well as Deep Tissue and Swedish. Being a massage therapist has been a 'soul-gratifying' career as she has a true passion for helping people find freedom from pain and stress. (Avie works May - October)
(Georgia is currently on maternity leave). She is a graduate of Bluesky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork. She practices Therapeutic Massages focusing on areas of need and uses a wide range of techniques to help alleviate any issues including: Deep Tissue, Swedish, PNMT, Reflexology, and Cupping. Georgia was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay. She enjoys spending winters in the US Virgin Islands and summers in Door Country. The best of both worlds!
Kelly has been practicing massage full-time since graduating from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage Advanced Training Program in 2013. In Maui she dedicated herself to learning a wide variety of modalities, techniques and styles from a variety of seasoned bodyworkers at the top of their fields. A few years later she enhanced her skills with several months of bodywork training in Thailand. She feels incredibly fortunate to say that she loves what she does. Kelly provides a client centered focus and tailors each session to meet their specific needs.
When we opened our second location in Egg Harbor in 2021, I wrote this intention for our new space:
is for this to be a healing space for all who enter here.
Be the air infused with positivity, laughter
compassion and light.
May this space be a sanctuary for people
To release mental, emotional, physical & spiritual pain;
A place for people to gain awareness, freedom
And ease within their bodies.
Let this space have a positive impact on our community
With a collective harmony between practitioners
Supporting each other in our quest for knowledge
And mastery of our craft, so we may better
Serve our clients on their journey.
We trust that our inner work will be in alignment
With our professional work.
Rooted in selfless service, we surrender
Our efforts to the Great Spirit
With recognition and a heart-centered knowing
That it is in giving that we receive.
By Jan Mills-Ladick
Door County Massage
"Say grandmother, how to relieve pain? "
"With our hands, darling. "
"With granny's hands?" "
" Yes. Our hands are the antennas of our soul. When you set them in motion by braiding, cooking, painting, playing or burying them in the earth, you send healing energy to the deepest part of you. Your soul lights up because you then realize its importance. Thus, the signs of pain are no longer necessary. "
"Are the hands really that important?"
"Yes, my daughter. Observe babies: they explore the world through touch through their little hands. See the hands of the ancients, they will tell you more about their lives than any other part of their body.
It is said that: "Everything that is done with the hand, is done with heart. "
Hands and heart are connected. Masseurs know this well: when they touch someone else's body with their hands, they create a deep connection. It is precisely from this connection that healing occurs. "
"My granny hands ... how long have I not used them like that!" "
"Put them in motion, my love, start to create with them and everything in you will get in motion. Realize what you want to produce with this pain, that it will reveal your ability to make it your most beautiful masterpiece. The pain will disappear, because you will have been able to transform its essence. "
By Elena Bernabé
Massage for Plantarfaciitis
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Self care is in your hands
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