Radiant Hands Healing
Radiant Hands Healing Massage Therapy


Radiant 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.

This Brave New World

We live in a brave, new world.  In this new world, people are expecting responsible personal protections for close-contact interactions, especially businesses.  We are such a business, so we want you to know the steps that we are taking to help ensure your safety while you are in our facility and to request your help in keeping our staff and clients safe.

In the following sections, when we talk about “disinfecting” or “spraying down” anything, we are referring to using a powerful commercial disinfectant that specifically names “coronavirus” as one of the pathogens that it kills on contact.  We follow posted guidelines from the CDC, WEDC, and Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals to guide us in establishing our protocols.

What We Do Before Opening
  • Spray and wipe down all contact surfaces such as switches, door handles, desktops, phones, and equipment that we use.
  • Sanitize our hot stones and any other instruments, devices, or other things that we may use in the course of your massage.
What We Do After Each Client
  • Remove all used massage table sheets and face cradle covers.
  • Spray and wipe down table and face cradle with a disinfectant that specifically names coronavirus.
  • Allow the disinfectant “settling time” to do its job, per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Disinfect hot stones and any other materials that were used during the session.
  • Place all used massage sheets, face cradle covers, and towels in a sealed container.
What We Do As Practitioners
  • We thoroughly wash and disinfect our hands and arms before each client.
  • We will be wearing face masks for the immediate future until such time that it is deemed unnecessary.
  • We take a wellness assessment and body temperature before arriving and will not practice if any illness is suspected.
How We Sanitize Things
  • All sheets and towels are washed in hot water with hypoallergenic laundry detergent, according to CDC best practices.
  • Surfaces are wiped-down at the end of the day before we leave for the evening.
  • We use disinfectants that specifically name “coronavirus” as one of the pathogens that it kills on contact.
  • Where appropriate, we follow These CDC Guidelines for safely protecting our space.
What We Expect From Clients

To ensure the safety of our staff and all the clients that will be in our facility, we are requiring the following from each client:

  • Please take your temperature at home the day of your appointment.
  • Cancel your appointment if you are not feeling well or have a temperature in excess of 99°F.
  • We will take a forehead temperature before your session and deny service to anyone with a temperature over 99°F.
  • Bring with you and wear a face mask the entire time you are in our facility.  When face-down on the massage table, it is optional.

Until such time that it is deemed unnecessary, we reserve the right to deny service to anyone that appears sick, or is coughing or sneezing.  We respect how you may feel about this and the other measures being imposed on us, and we kindly ask for your cooperation while we navigate through these uncharted waters.

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 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

Our Name

I have been at the practice of healing with massage for many years, and my clients have told me that they feel a strong energetic component to the work.  I always thought it was the energy that radiates from a therapist’s hands that promotes the physical work of the massage so, when coming up with a name for my business, I chose Radiant Hands Healing.  For years, that’s what it was called, and it was the domain for our website and email.

Over time I got feedback from clients that the long name was a little difficult to remember (and type), so after consideration, meditation, and the realization that the radiant energy of massage emanates from the therapist’s full body (the aura), I decided to shorten it to Radiant Healing; what it is today.  For the technically inclined, either radianthealing.com or the original radianthandshealing.com, works for both the website and email.

And I promise that the entire staff here will continue to provide you with the best energetic healing massage possible.

To Your Healing, – Lara

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

Zoe Faulkner, LMT

Zoe graduated from IBW, the Institute of Beauty and Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Milwaukee and is a Massage Therapist licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.  She has a strong interest in helping moms and babies thrive with pre and post-natal massage.

Zoe excels in using our hot stones and essential oils in a variety of techniques including Swedish (relaxation), various therapeutic techniques, pre-natal massage, deep tissue, stretching, and foot massage.  In her free time she enjoys photography and being outdoors hiking in the woods.

“I’m excited about the benefit I can bring to others with the healing arts.”

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, $8 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

"Zoe did a great job!

Happy Client, Wisconsin

"Lara is outstanding...

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

Christine, Greendale

"This is a great place...

… They are taking lots of precautions to keep clients and staff safe and all areas clean as they resume business during COVID-19.  I felt very comfortable and safe returning to Radiant Healing!  The staff is very caring and thoughtful.  I recently had a session by Zoe.  I’ve tried several different massage therapists on their team, and all have been wonderful.  I highly recommend this business and team.”

Kelly G, Franklin

"Totally impressed...

… from beginning to end.  Booked my appointment with Lara, the owner, over the phone (who is probably the friendliest owner I’ve ever spoken to).  You can just tell whether people care or not and she obviously does.  My therapist Zoe was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and was exactly what I needed to ease my ailments.  She lets you be you.  Would highly recommend this therapist and business to anybody looking for a great experience.  Keep it up!!!”

Tony L., Racine

"One of the best massages I’ve ever received...

… Great atmosphere, choice of essential oils & hot stones.   Just what I needed!”

Pam, Greenfield

"All your COVID policies...

…made me feel very comfortable.  Thank you for the wonderful massage today.  Glad you are open for business.  I felt very relaxed so wearing a mask was easy while I was facing upwards.”

Sue, Franklin

"Love the location...

…the atmosphere, and professionalism of staff.”


"Lovely massage and yoga studio...

I had a massage by Zoe and she was just great!  She really listened to what I needed for my experience and executed it wonderfully!  Definitely recommend a 90 minute relaxation massage.

Leslie B., Milwaukee

"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.

"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.

"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.

" 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.

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

… and relieves them with her healing hands!

Kathi B.

"Visiting Radiant Healing...

… is the best decision I’ve made in awhile!”

Julie A., Oak Creek

"The premises were clean...

…and well organized.  Covid 19 precautions were thorough and rigorously followed, yet the treatment was still complete.”


"Professional and welcoming...

… My foot feels less achey and I’m glad I found this place!”

Mary K., Milwaukee

"The massage was excellent and discussion after was informational...

… and I could see the passion she has for what she does. I highly recommend!”

Janice C., Waterford

"Phenomenal service and attention to your needs by Lara...

… Amazing massage services including complementary hot stone treatment. I leave here feeling like a wet noodle.!”

Rob R., Franklin

"Had a fantastic 30 minute massage...

… My first time to this business and it was great! Very relaxing environment, and even though it was only 30 minutes I felt like a new person when I left. I will be back!!”

Michelle P., Greendale

"Felt very comfortable...

…and calm with soothing music and comfortable room.”


"The rooms are so nice...

…that you’re able to relax.”

Candi, Milwaukee

"Environment is very clean...

…peaceful and relaxing.  Great location.”

Terri M., Cudahy

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 button below, you will be taken to that site in a new browser tab where you can complete the transaction.

Cancellations.  At least 24-hour notice is required so that we can schedule someone else.  A full-session fee will be assessed for no-shows and cancellations or reschedules within the 24-hour window.  This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.  Voucher and gift certificates will be fully redeemed and future appointments will require pre-payment.

Late Arrivals.  If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours.  Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the full session.  Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and arrive 15 minutes early so that your session can start on time.

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Our Practice Hours

Mon: 8 – 8 Thu: 8 – 8
Tue: 8 – 8 Fri: 8 – 8
Wed: 8 – 9 Sat: 8 – 4
Sun: 8 – 4

Our Location

The Barefoot Haven
5628 Parking Street
Greendale, Wisconsin 53129