Radiant Hands Healing
Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy


Radiant Hands Healing is a bodywork and massage practice that emphasizes whole-body wellness and healing.

The practice is located at The Barefoot Haven in the heart of historic Greendale, Wisconsin.

We offer classic modalities of massage therapies for clients of all ages and genders.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Our Practice

We offer three practice techniques: Therapeutic, Relaxation, and Wellness.  Therapeutic massage includes Myofascial Release, neuromuscular therapy, and stretching.  Relaxation techniques include Swedish massage and Reiki energy work.  The Wellness modality brings in the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils and the Young Living Raindrop Technique.

Warm Basalt Stones are used in all sessions to warm and loosen tight and painful muscle tissue for deeper release, and to increase circulation for rapid healing.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Anxiety and Depression

Massage aids in the treatment of anxiety and depression as it reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  Lowering cortisol produces lifted spirits and often lower blood pressure.  It can also help to boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and it works without the use of medications.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Reduce Headaches

Many headaches are caused by excessive muscle tension, so it stands to reason that reducing that muscle tension will reduce the resulting headache.  It’s true, and studies show that the relief can be long-lasting, especially when combined with other relaxation techniques such as meditation.

The secondary benefits of Massage Therapy for Stress Reduction are also beneficial for ailments that seem unrelated to our normal, everyday stressors.  Things such as lower back pain, jaw pain, insomnia, and arthritis, to name a few.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Reduce Back Pain

This is the big one in our practice.  8 out of 10 Americans experience debilitating back pain and, according to a 2011 study reported by TIME.com, massage helped people in pain feel better and function better.

“We found the benefits of massage are about as strong as those reported for other effective treatments: medications, acupuncture, exercise and yoga,” Dan Cherkin, Ph.D., lead author of the study, said in a press release.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Boost Immunity

Studies have linked massage to better functioning of the immune system.  In one 2010 study, researchers found massage increased a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells.  The stress-reducing powers of massage can also help keep you healthy.

Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy

Improved Sleep

Sleep deprivation is the insidious thief of many people’s lives.  Lack of sleep accounts for many workplace and traffic accidents, poor judgement, and diminished critical thinking in professions that demand a sharp mind.

Studies examining the link between massage and enhanced sleep effectiveness have concluded that, among other things, the effect on delta waves promotes this nourishing result.

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Why Massage?

No matter how much you enjoy what you do, there are still stresses and tensions in everyday life that take a toll on your mind and body.  Massage Therapy can help reverse the damage done by this stress, and do it drug-free.  Massage does more than just relax your mind and relieve tired muscles; it restores function and allows you to do more without NSAIDs or other medications.

At Radiant Hands Healing, you can expect a warm greeting, a comfortable environment, and a customized session focused on your immediate needs.  Prior to the session, we’ll discuss your current health conditions, areas of stress and pain, and concerns you may have so that you can receive the maximum physical and emotional benefit every time.  Check out our various practice modalities here.

How much does it cost?  Our prices are exceptionally competitive with bodywork practices in and around the area.  Our clients tell us that they receive extraordianry value for the healing relief that we provide.  We often run special deals (that sell out fast), so check out and Like our Facebook Page to keep abreast of those deals.

About Us

Lara Pfeffer, LMT, Owner

Lara is a 1994 graduate of the Blue Sky Massage School and is licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.  She is a specialist in creating sessions based on a client’s needs for both relaxation and diverse therapies.

Lara works with all ages and uses Intuitive Bodywork and Reiki inside the modalities of Swedish, Therapeutic and Prenatal massage as well as Myofascial Release.  She has worked in a variety of clinic and spa settings.

Lara Pfeffer, Licensed Massage Therapist
Lara Pfeffer, Licensed Massage Therapist

MacKenzie Mitsche, LMT

MacKenzie graduated from Lakeside School of Massage therapy and is a Massage Therapist licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.  With a strong interest in deep tissue and sports massage, she enjoys customizing every massage based on her patient’s needs.  She works hard to improve the activities of her client’s daily living with each session.

MacKenzie has experience in Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, and Pregnancy massage techniques, and has practiced in both medical and spa settings.

Find Us, Review Us

We are located inside The Barefoot Haven at 5628 Parking Street in Greendale, Wisconsin 53129 Phone 414-301-1135

We also serve many of the surrounding communities such as Franklin, Greenfield, St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Allis, and more.

Our Practice

Swedish Massage
A partial or full body massage with light to moderate pressure using smooth gliding strokes.  This classic stress-relieving massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension, and creates other health benefits.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Therapeutic Massage
This partial or full body massage with moderate to deep pressure targets specific painful areas, injured muscles, or fascia.  Myofascial Release is used on connective tissue to increase circulation, release tension, and unwind trauma in the body.  Trigger-point and neuromuscular therapy techniques are also used to increase flexibility and mobility to muscles and joints.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and the connective tissue below the surface.  It also helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Sports Massage
This style of massage uses a variety of techniques on specific muscles and their attachment points.  It is designed to help your body become more flexible and to promote healing.  It is particularly great for those with active lifestyles.  Session includes the use of hot basalt stones and aromatherapy.
Pregnancy Massage
Every expectant mother deserves this comfort monthly throughout her pregnancy.  Pregnancy massage benefits include relief of aches and pains, decreased leg swelling, and comfort during the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy.  To keep both mother and baby safe and comfortable, we use a specialized pregnancy table which allows the client to lie face-down, plus many pillows for side-lying positions.
The practice of Reiki is defined as universal or higher power (Rei) and life-force energy (Ki).  Reiki is a natural Japanese healing technique that is administered by placing hands lightly on or slightly above the client’s body, while the client is lying comfortably fully clothed on the massage table.  This modality treats the whole person including physical, emotional and mental, creating beneficial effects that include deep relaxation and feelings of peace, balance and well-being.  Includes aromatherapy.
Raindrop Therapy
Therapeutic-grade essential oils of the highest quality are dropped gently on the spine and bottom of the feet.  This session is wonderfully rejuvenating, balancing and deeply relaxing.  Combined with light relaxing massage and energy balance work, these oils have specific properties that support a healthy immune system and stimulate all the body’s systems on a physical and emotional level.  Includes use of hot basalt stones on tight muscle areas.

Our practitioners are skilled in every aspect of your care and are able to provide you with the relief and therapy that you need.

Our Pricing

Add essential oils to any session.  $5 for single-note oils, $7 for blended oils, $15 for Raindrop Technique.

Gift Certificates are available for purchase in various amounts.

Young Living therapeutic-grade oils available for purchase at the studio.

We accept cash, personal check, HSA check, HSA card, MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover.

Testimonial Highlights

"MacKenzie gave such an amazing massage!!"

Emily Ann, Milwaukee

"Lara is outstanding...

…Lara is dedicated and truly helps you.  I always feel wonderful after my massage!”

Christine, Greendale

"Great place...

…and great massage by MacKenzie!”

Joan, Oak Creek

"I so love my massages from Lara...

…I feel so good and relaxed after I am done that I have a hard time doing anything afterward.  Lara is the best and she gets to know what each individual wants and needs when giving a massage.”

Charlene O.

"Great facility, the table was awesome...

…Lara worked out some kinks I’ve had for awhile and I feel a definite difference in my body between prior to the appointment and after.  One of the best massages I’ve ever had.  Excellent experience, I’ll be back!”

Jonathan B.

"Lara is an incredible massage therapist...

…She listens to what you say you need and does a great job targeting problem areas.  She is very friendly and professional!  The best massage therapist I’ve ever had!”

Lynn B.

"It was a great experience as always...

… Lara helped get rid of the soreness in my neck and shoulders.  It was very relaxing.”

Judy F.

"Lara always does an excellent job of finding all of my stress spots...

… and relieves them with her healing hands!

Kathi B.

" I met Lara quite a few years ago for my first massage...

… I knew I wasn’t going anywhere else!  I’ve had a few just OK experiences other places but honestly she’s first and foremost focused on your personal needs.”

Patty K.

Book an Appointment and Order Gift Certificates

Lara Pfeffer, Licensed Massage Therapist

We use an external booking provider, MassageBook.com, to handle the scheduling of appointments.  When you click a link below, you will be taken to that site in a new browser tab where you can complete the transaction.

Cancellations.  We understand that emergencies happen.  In such cases, we would appreciate at least 24 hours notice if you can’t make it so that we can schedule someone else.  We reserve the right to charge a $35 fee for no-shows, or for cancellations or reschedules within 24 hours of your appointment.

Contact Us

Use the form below for general communication with us.  Got something great to say about Radiant Hands Healing?  Why not join the dozens of others who have written a review on Google and Facebook about our services.  Click Here to start your review.  And if you’re ready to book a service or order a gift certificate for that special person, just Cick Here to visit our booking section.

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Our Practice Hours

Mon: 8 – 8 Thu: 8 – 8
Tue: 8 – 8 Fri: 8 – 8
Wed: 8 – 3 Sat: 8 – 4
Sun: 10 – 2

Our Location

The Barefoot Haven
5628 Parking Street
Greendale, Wisconsin 53129

Privacy Policy (Click to Open)

Who we are

Our main website address is https://www.radianthandshealing.com, and we are located in Greendale, Wisconsin.  Our business is registered in the State of Wisconsin, and is owned by Lara J. Pfeffer, a Wisconsin-Licensed practitioner (Click Here for State license credentials).

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