Our Team of Experts

Our Team of highly skilled professionals, averaging more than ten years of experience, will help design a service plan that will exceed your expectations. Our fully customizable bodywork and skincare will keep your body, mind and spirit in peak condition. Meet our team below.

To book and appointment call today at (702) 848-2424 or (725) 214-4216

Lapis & Oak’s Luxury Massage In Las Vegas

When was the last time you had a massage? Facial? Went to a spa? Was it a fantastic experience? Was it accessible, affordable and customized for you?

We invite you to Lapis & Oak Spa and Salt Lounge where optimal relaxation is within reach. Conveniently located in Green Valley, Lapis and Oak Wellness Spa is a complete wellness destination designed for Henderson NV and Las Vegas locals and sophisticated influencers alike.

Since opening our doors in 2018, Lapis and Oak has acquired the best massage therapists and estheticians in the spa industry.

Misty Maher

CEO/COO, Owner & Massage Enthusiast

“I believe the level of mastery a professional massage therapist must have to provide flawless service and high-quality therapy is undervalued but highly sought after. Lapis & Oak was created to bring those two things into balance, to create a wonderful unique experience for both the guest and therapist.”

Tommy Maher

Owner, Massage Program Director & Massage Therapist

Tommy has over 20 years of experience in Spas and Resorts as a massage therapist at companies including, but not limited to: The Luxor, The Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay, Hard Rock Hotel, and Wynn Las Vegas. Tommy has made massage his passion and has created a technique that is uniquely his own. He looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge as a bodyworker with generations of therapists and massage enthusiasts to come.

Tommy holds a degree in Massotherapy from the Ohio College of Massotherapy and loves helping people heal through massage. He excels using several techniques he has perfected over the years to bring relief to the areas of the body that need it.

Kimberley Valentino

Massage Therapist

As a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994, Kim specializes in multiple modalities to increase range of motion, improve neck, back, and shoulder pain, and ease tension and stress. Kim graduated from the Dahan Institute of Massage Therapy and Core Institute School of Somatic Therapy while studying with “The Masters” of massage therapy to strengthen her detailed healing massage ability.

Kim loves to work with athletes of all levels and backgrounds and assist and heal people with chronic pain, and is incredibly passionate about designing and executing targeted techniques for prenatal and postnatal massage. She enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, yoga, live music, and is always practicing her best version of work/life balance.

Lisa Stephens

Esthetician

Lisa is a double-skilled technician in massage and esthetics. She has traveled the world, providing services Internationally, which she enjoys incorporating into her custom treatments. Developing her signature style of healing treatment, Lisa utilizes her natural gift of energy healing. Each treatment she gives is customized towards the client to achieve better confidence and understand a better daily skin regimen. Her philosophy for all her work is to let the art of healing in you and finding body, mind, and spirit in balance.

Dana Tanabe

Lead Esthetician

Dana has worked as an aesthetician in the spa industry for 20 years, beginning in Ocean City, Maryland. Dana enjoyed the beach resort setting but decided to move to Las Vegas to continue her education and guest service experience. She has worked at several 5-Star resorts, including Canyon Ranch and The Wynn Spa.

Dana has always had the drive to help others feel better about themselves. Her goal with every guest is to give a results-driven treatment and create an experience that focuses on overall wellness, providing the reset we all need from life stressors. She believes in the importance of skin education, at-home maintenance, and self-care.

Katana Counterman

Esthetician

Bio for Katana coming soon…

Sarah Jean “SJ” Ellis

Massage Therapist

Sarah Jean is a Veteran of the United States Navy and a Licensed Massage Therapist, having graduated from Everest Institute, Virginia Beach, in 2007. Her passion for massage therapy flourished when she moved to Las Vegas in 2008 and began her massage career working with several popular resort hotels, including Green Valley Ranch, The Palms, and Mandalay Bay.

She is passionate about the role of massage therapy in helping manage a person’s overall health and wellness and has pursued accelerated training in AshiAtsu, Prenatal Massage, Reiki, and Accunect. When not at Lapis & Oak, Sarah Jean is a busy mother to four beautiful children (three boys and a girl).

Gabriela Hernandez

Massage Therapist

Gabriela graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2016. Soon after, she recognized her passion for deep tissue, sports, and injury therapy. She recently joined Lapis & Oak after managing a team of massage therapists and looks forward to sharing her gifts with our locals and visitors alike. She looks forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Gabriela believes in optimizing every massage to her guests’ specific needs and recovery. She has studied and trained in numerous modalities, including trigger point, prenatal, and whiplash therapy. To assist in the multi-faceted spa and wellness industry, Gabriela strives to bring many levels of healing and relaxation to every person on her table. When she’s not massaging, you can find Gabriela powerlifting, following her favorite sport of hockey, and devoting time to her passion for cars.

Penny James

Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Penny graduated from massage school in Boston, MS, in 1996 and is highly trained in a vast range of modalities. She moved to Las Vegas in 1998 and immediately started working on the prestigious Las Vegas Strip. Penny has always focused on continued education and training, knowing the importance of education in the constantly growing and advancing spa industry, which is why she obtained her aesthetic degree in 2003, giving her a dual license in Massage Therapy and Esthetics. Penny comes to Lapis & Oak from the Delano Las Vegas Bathhouse Spa, where she worked as an Esthetician and Massage Therapist. There, she trained under the creator of Eminence Organics, Boldijarre Koronczay, which makes her a perfect fit here at Lapis & Oak. Whether you are looking for a new skincare routine that will change or maintain your skin health or just a relaxing day at the spa, her knowledge, experience, and meticulous eye for detail will ensure that your trip to Lapis & Oak is an exceptional experience every time. We suggest booking both a custom massage and a custom facial with Penny to achieve both your body and skincare goals.

My mission is to be flexible and grateful for such a beautiful environment while listening and hearing my guest’s wants and concerns.

Kristie Edelman

Massage Therapist

Experience the pinnacle of relaxation and luxury with Kristie Edelman, a highly experienced spa therapist who has worked at prestigious establishments like the Wynn Las Vegas Spa. Kristie’s treatments are tailored to your specific needs and preferences, with a range of options including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and more. Her versatile pressure techniques will ensure that you feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. Kristie’s expert skills and attention to detail guarantee an indulgent and memorable spa experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Jatae Jeter

Massage Therapist

Bio for Jatae coming soon…

Jatae Jeter

Massage Therapist

Nicole graduated from UNLV in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Injury Management. She attended the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and earned her associate’s degree in massage therapy in 2003. Her goal is to help people live better lives by utilizing the healing benefits of massage. Nicole’s passion is to help heal people inside and out. She believes self-care is a MUST in today’s busy world. Regular bodywork is the key to living up to your fullest potential. Nicole has spent several years working in luxury day spas. She most recently joined Lapis & Oak after eight years at the Wynn Spa in Las Vegas. During her off time, Nicole enjoys her Peloton bike, strength, and stretching classes. She is married with four beautiful children and continues to pursue education in fitness, nutrition, and various holistic modalities. Nicole looks forward to assisting you on your path to wellness.

My mission is to be of complete service to the guest and create a safe space where together we can begin to restore balance for the mind, body, and spirit.

Maureen Walker

Lead Massage Therapist

Maureen graduated from the Nevada Career Institute in 1998, where she earned her National Certification License in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her goal is to act as a healing conduit, offering massage clients improved mobility, increased flexibility, and new perspectives in self-care. She is passionate about supporting her clients to become more successful in all aspects of their personal, professional, physical, mental, financial, and spiritual lives. Maureen believes a healthier and more fulfilling life can be achieved through the healing benefits of massage. Maureen has dedicated over ten years to massage therapy working in luxury day spas at Wynn Las Vegas and The Four Seasons. She is also a nationally certified instructor in Cupping and teaches students across the United States how to use this ancient healing method as part of their massage practice. Maureen is highly qualified to use many modalities during her massages, including prenatal, body stretching, range of motion testing, cupping, Ashiatsu, and trigger point therapy – to name a few. She looks forward to assisting you on your path to wellness.
My mission is to inspire our community who desire transformation.

Ada Hoffman

Massage Therapist

Ada graduated from the Pacific Institute of Massage in 2004, where she became a Board certified and licensed massage therapist. She is also a licensed chiropractic assistant and was co-owner of Health Quest Chiropractic for 19 years. Her philosophy is to help heal the community one body at a time. Ada is experienced in myofascial release, prenatal, trigger point, acupressure, and deep tissue massage. She is also experienced in Hawaiian lomi lomi and shiatsu techniques. Ada is a happy mother of three and grandmother to one. Ada believes a healthier and happier life can be achieved through the healing benefits of massage and has assisted many people to achieve their flexibility and health goals. She looks forward to assisting you on your path to wellness.

Tuan Pham

Massage Therapist

Tuan studied at Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1990 and has been professionally employed as a massage therapist for over 32 years! He’s dedicated his career to studying various massage modalities, including Thai, Shiatsu, Watsu, Reflexology, Reiki, Pregnancy, and Ayurvedic. Tuan proudly joined the team with extensive experience after working with other highly regarded destination spas, such as The Cliff Spa at Snowbird, Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian, and The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, where he held the esteemed title of Lead Massage Therapist.

Tuan is well-traveled and has lived in various places in the U.S. he is from New York but was born in Vietnam and has lived in California, Utah, and has been a Las Vegas resident for 24 years.

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Jayden S.

Massage Therapist

Jayden ultimate goal as a successful massage therapist is to leave the client feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated physically and mentally. When a client experiences a sense of inner peace and relaxation, it translates into a more harmonious state of being internally and externally. With a strong foundation in various massage techniques, including Swedish Massage, Balinese Massage, Sports Massage, and Thai massage, Jayden brings a versatile and personalized approach to each session.

As an expert in Thai massage, he’s had the privilege of studying this ancient healing art form in Thailand before bringing his skills to California in 2017. Jayden is dedicated to helping our guests achieve optimal well-being by tailoring his  massage techniques to address their needs and preferences.

Jayden’s passion for massage therapy stems from his belief in its ability to promote overall health and wellness. He is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and rejuvenating experience for each of his clients, and he looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your wellness goals.

Brianna Cutler

Massage Therapist

Brianna “Bri” graduated from massage school in Kansas City, Missouri in 2016. Shortly after that, she founded a mobile massage company that served clients in and around Kansas City. Over the years, Bri has worked with a variety of professionals, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, spa owners, medical doctors, senior living facilities, schools, luxury apartments, and hotels. She has been trained in a range of massage modalities, such as crystal healing, cupping, reiki, prenatal, lymphatic drainage, and trigger point therapy, among others. Bri’s family line has a history of ancient wisdom healing, which means that her healing abilities are naturally ingrained in her DNA. Bri believes in a holistic approach to massage therapy, understanding that emotional well-being is just as crucial as physical well-being. Her attentive listening skills enable her to identify root causes of stress and tension, leading to a transformative experience for her clients. You can trust Bri to communicate, educate, and provide an exceptional massage therapy experience.

Rebecca Manicchia

Massage Therapist

Rebecca is a firm believer in the profound significance of massage therapy as an art, and she recognizes its innate ability to bring about awareness of our own bodies, allowing us to initiate our own healing processes. Under her adept hands, her massage table becomes a haven, where clients can unwind and work through their pain and tension through open communication and therapeutic touch. Rebecca’s personal style of massage is heavily influenced by her consciousness-based education at the Florida School of Massage and the time she spent living on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Her approach incorporates a medley of techniques, including Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Ashiatsu, Swedish techniques, Connective Tissue Therapy, and Polarity Therapy energy work, resulting in a unique, personalized experience for each client.

Noelle Milicic

General Manager

Hi There! I’m a former athlete and collegiate athlete who is passionate about the body, traveling, and living life to the fullest. Throughout my career, I have successfully managed and overseen business operations in many different states, but my true belief lies in the idea that what we put into our bodies and how we care for them ultimately determines our quality of life.

I thrive on pushing myself to the extreme in everything I do, whether its wakeboarding, dirt bike riding, snowboarding, hiking, work, or working out. Engaging in these activities at an intense level allows me to fully enjoy life’s experiences. I have come to realize that taking care of myself is crucial in order to pursue the things I love most. My mission is to inspire and encourage others to prioritize self-care and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

I firmly believe that by nurturing our bodies and minds, we can unlock our full potential and truly enjoy life. So, let’s have fun and push our limits, and always remember that self-care matters!

Taylor Schoeneck

Assistant Manager

Bio for Taylor coming soon…

Mal Martin

Front Desk Lead

Currently, I hold the position of a lead front desk staff at Lapis and Oak Spa and Salt Lounge, where I ensure smooth operations and provide exceptional customer service. In this role, I excel at managing front desk operations and providing exceptional customer service. My attention to detail and organizational skills contribute to creating a welcoming and efficient environment for guests.

In my free time, I am a dedicated software developer who recently graduated in 2023 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where I completed a software bootcamp certificate program. This intensive program equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of various programming languages and frameworks, enabling me to tackle complex software development projects. I also do maintenance for the Lapis and Oak website!