Jaime Irving, Owner
I feel blessed to have the knowledge to practice medicine at its roots to help people on their path to healing and wellness. My training and experience have led me to this place, where I can help alleviate pain, both physical and emotional. Through acupuncture, various types of massage, and other therapies, I can help lessen the pain of injuries and emotional weights.
I provide a gentle, safe, and relaxing experience, without judgment. My practice is in a quiet brick building — a warm and nurturing place for relaxation and healing.
My professional career began in 2005 with graduation from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. In fall of 2011 I completed my studies toward a BSN and MSOM at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. I was most recently part of the alternative health program at a major health care provider.
I have a professional and personal interest in providing relief from stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional disorders, as well as in pain management, sports medicine, women’s health, diet, and nutritional therapy.
My practice is comprehensive, using a variety of modalities, customizing each session to envelop each patient in a calm centered state. I am passionate about healing the body, mind, and spirit, and care deeply about my patients and their path to wellness.
I arrived on Jaime’s table at the recommendation of a family member who was already seeing her. I was starting my 3rd season of triathlon with Ironman WI 2016 slated as my big race of 2016, my first Ironman distance triathlon. I’ve suffered from knee pain for some time and have always found ways to deal with it. I went to my former specialist to see if we could get an idea of the issue and was told I needed to get an MRI to understand more. Rather than spend $3,000+ on an MRI I started doing research and found acupuncture has done great things for various knee pain issues. I started seeing Jaime for acupuncture/massage combo sessions and soon she knew my body better than I did. Thanks to my numerous sessions with Jaime she improved my knee pain and helped work out other issues caused by the 9 months of training exceeding 25 hours each week at their peak. Jamie does great things to release pain and improve the quality of life by listening to her patients and explaining the various treatments she believes in. Without Jaime, my long triathlon season would not have been as successful was it was. I just wish I could see her once or twice each week!
Jessy Hnilicka, Massage Therapist
People often ask me how I got into massage and my response is quite surprising: I started walking on my mom’s back when I was two. It was not always apparent to me growing up that massage therapy would one day be my career, but I knew it was something I was always naturally good at. I grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. After graduating high school, I decided to move to Milwaukee and enroll into massage school. In 2005, I graduated with a certificate in massage therapy from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. Soon thereafter, I received my license from the state of Wisconsin and my National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). I have been helping people with pain management and tension relief for 12 years now and I absolutely love being a massage therapist! As a therapist, I am able to help people with their pain better than most therapists because of my extensive knowledge of the body. Having personally experienced injuries in my life, I focus on problematic areas of the body, such as TMJ, sciatica, and migraine headaches, to name a few. I specialize in neck and shoulder therapy and really enjoy giving deep tissue and therapeutic massages. In order to further my education and add to my practice, I have also been working toward a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison. I moved to Madison in 2010 and a year later, I enrolled into Madison Area Technical College. I was able to transfer to the University of Wisconsin Madison and was pursuing a degree in kinesiology-exercise movement sciences. My favorite class was anatomy because there was a cadaver lab. I was able to gain a new perspective of the human body and visually see from the inside how all the muscles and tissues are connected. My continued education has given me the ability to find the sources of people’s discomfort and better techniques to help those areas relax and heal. This degree is currently on hold because I recently became a mother, and have the pleasure of staying home to raise my beautiful daughter, Penelope. I still get to do what I love at night and on the weekend, which is to help people live the best, most pain-free life! I look forward to working with you.
Erin Sundell, Massage Therapist
I’m so excited to join Jaime and Jessy at Madison Acupuncture and Bodywork. I’ve been a practicing LMT for 14 years. It’s a career I absolutely love. Getting to know my clients’ individual needs, setting goals with them, and making a positive impact on a person’s health is so rewarding. People often ask what “style” of massage I do. It’s tough to answer, but I would say it’s a blend of Swedish/Relaxation and Therapeutic to problem areas with a moderate to firm pressure. I also love incorporating stretching, heat, trigger point, reflexology, and essential oils. It’s all tailored to your specific needs.
I would love the opportunity to work with you!
At the heart of things, we are eager to listen and hold a safe space, without judgement, to promote the highest potential for healing and wellness.