“It has been a privilege to collaborate with Kristen, owner of A Massage Oasis, on the development of the inaugural massage program offered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This service has flourished under her leadership, necessitating multiple expansions to accommodate the rising demand. Without question, her vision and passion are boundless and truly inspiring. She exudes positive energy and has a wealth of ideas to enhance the lives of others. I feel blessed that our paths have crossed through our hospital massage partnership, and consider Kristen an advocate, role model and friend.” –Amy O’Deen, MHA, FACHE, Senior Assistant Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, IA

A Huge Hit

“We recently hired A Massage Oasis for a state-wide conference for librarians that we hosted in Coralville. Two very professional licensed massage therapists came to our conference one afternoon to be available to conference attendees for ten minute chair massages over a period of four hours.  Both chairs were filled for the entire four hours, and they were a huge hit!    I was impressed by how the therapists created a small soothing oasis (partly with music) in the busy exhibit hall, and gave each attendee personalized attention.   We received much positive feedback, and many asked if massages would be available next year.   I cannot say enough about how pleased we were to be able to offer this great service” -Ellen Hampe Alexander, Coralville Public Library


“It is an honor to partner with Kristen. Getting to know her on a personal and professional level has been amazing.  Her enthusiasm and passion for helping others is contagious.  She approaches everything with a zest for life and is attracting people from all over the world who see her vision.” ~Michelle Patterson, Executive Director of Women Network Foundation & California Women’s Conference.  CEO, Women Network.com, CA


“I work at the University of Iowa and walk to A Massage Oasis during my lunch break for a 15 or 20 minute massage a few times a month. Those massages make a huge difference in my day. All the therapists are friendly, open, and each has a particular strength. I am always happy to receive a treatment from any one of them. These massages are not just for my relaxation; I truly feel that they help me stay healthy. The massages help reduce tension and stress. I recently discovered that, with a prescription from my chiropractor, I can use my flex credits to pay for massages. I am truly happy that the University of Iowa has included A Massage Oasis in their facility. Keep up the good healing. All of the massage therapists are really great, but Daniel is my favorite!” ~ Mia Nixon, A Massage Oasis client, CO


“Kristen has overcome many obstacles with her different businesses and each one made her smarter, stronger and more knowledgeable. She also gives back to other entrepreneurs, both through her companies and by being a guest speaker at SBDC workshops. Kristen’s companies are benefiting many people in Iowa City and its surrounding region, especially people wanting to start massage therapy businesses.”~Paul Heath, Director of the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center, IA


“The Licensed Massage Therapists are professional, firm, gentle, and excellent at finding and working on trouble spots. Receiving a massage at A Massage Oasis is most certainly worth the time and money. I will keep coming back.” ~ Paula B., IA


“I love my job with A Massage Oasis! I have never been happier with a job! ~Kim C, Licensed Massage Therapist for A Massage Oasis, IA