About ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy

ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy was born from the premise that we all have the ability to bloom and grow in body, mind and soul when we are nurtured, loved and supported. 

At ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy you can experience deeply nourishing and renewing bodywork along with mindfulness practices that support you on your journey to healing and growth.  Lisa supports and guides clients to cultivate a balanced nervous system response while re-aligning structural and energetic imbalances that can be at the heart of your pain and distress.

Discover deep reservoirs of energy, support and resources which allow you to make healthy, creative, conscious choices in your life.

“Lisa Tennant’s gentle bodywork is life changing on many levels. In addition to providing relief from pain and tension, her protocol addresses the whole person: body, mind, emotions and soul. This work activates your internal healing process. Each session with Lisa is enlightening, relaxing and healing”.
— Heidi

Experiences that occur in our environment and our life are reflected within our body

About Lisa Tennant, MS, LMT

Lisa Tennant, MS, LMT  Owner and Therapist

Lisa Tennant, MS, LMT
Owner and Therapist

The creation of ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy is a culmination of Lisa's life experiences, her deep interest in the human body and psyche along with her desire to support healing and growth individually and collectively.  

Professionally, Lisa has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field.  In the early years of her career she worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation as an Exercise Specialist in settings which included inpatient cardiac care and outpatient exercise therapy and education. Her role was to listen to the needs and goals of her patients, provide rehabilitative services to meet those goals along with preventive education and support. At times Lisa observed a lack of support and understanding for patients with more advanced and complicated healthcare needs.  She believes that we can always do more to support one another even if it is as simple as listening with an open mind and a compassionate heart. 

Her experience with medical challenges occurred while her oldest daughter was 10 years old and began suffering from severe, debilitating migraine headaches.  After seeing many specialists and enduring procedures, numerous drug regimens and a hospital stay, Lisa's daughter was told that there was nothing more western medicine had to offer her. This was the catalyst to launch Lisa into the world of holistic medicine and the seed that would later bloom into ReLeaf Bodywork Therapy. 

Lisa began studying Craniosacral Therapy to assist her daughter in finding pain relief while meeting with many Integrative practitioners to obtain a holistic approach to migraine prevention and wellness.  Her initial practice began at her home studio to accommodate life/family balance. Over the years, many gifts and challenges continue to remind her to embrace the "Full Catastrophe of Living" in the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

Embrace, learn and grow from it all!

Lisa's personal life experiences have shaped the philosophy of her practice. She has journeyed through infertility, adoption and the birth of her second child in 2000. In 2015 Lisa welcomed the birth of her first granddaughter who keeps her busy and reminds her of the joy, curiosity and energy of youth.

Today her studio is found within the Clock Tower Office Park on the west side of Madison, where you can savor the beauty of nature from her office window and stroll through the quaint courtyard.  The evolution of her practice reflects her life experiences and journey. She understands the importance of finding comfort, clarity, connection, balance and joy in her own body, mind and life. She understands the challenges women and parents face and she is passionate about supporting families that are facing challenges related to physical, emotional and mental health. 

In her free time she loves soaking up all that nature has to offer with her family and friends.  You may find her walking her spunky, rescue dog Ziggy, kayaking at Lake Wingra or exploring Madison's bike trails. 


Lisa's Qualifications and Training:

  • Masters of Science in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Adult Fitness

  • American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist

  • State and Nationally certified as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist

  • Certified Zero Balancing Practitioner

  • Craniosacral and Neurovascular Integration Practitioner (training with Upledger Institute and Neurovascular Institute)

  • Foundation Certification with Soul Lightening Acupressure

  • Acupressure Mastery training with Michael Reed Gach, PhD.

  • Add Heart Facilitator with HeartMath