Relax. Restore. Revive.

Live with less pain, less stress, and more focus on whole-body health that extends to every aspect of your life through Active Release Technique® (ART) and massage.

There is no substitute for the Human Touch

Services Provided

Hands On offers a variety of massage therapy services and we're pleased to be one of the few full-body, biomechanically certified provider of Active Release Techniques® (ART).

Active Release Techniques® (ART) 

A state-of-the-art, soft tissue massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Many conditions can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage, Swedish combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots. You undress to your comfort level; only the body part being worked on is uncovered.

Nap time available upon request!

Sports Massage

A more specific massage usually using more pressure. Stretching techniques can be applied, if preferred.

Hands, Head & Foot Massage

Energy enters and leaves the body through the head, hands and feet. See how relaxing this massage can make you feel without disrobing. Perfect for the person who has never had a massage.

Ultimate Foot Relaxation

Relax your feet in a warm water bath for 10 minutes, then enjoy as they're scrubbed, exfoliated, massaged, and "conditioned" while you sit back in a zero gravity chair.

Ear Candling

A holistic approach to treating ear aches, snoring, excess wax and other common ear ailments. This is a very relaxing ear cleansing process that lasts about 45 minutes. Three sessions are recommended for the best results.

About Elizabeth M Hoffman

Elizabeth is the owner of Hands On and has been a massage therapist since 1996. She has been full body certified in Active Release Technique since 2004. As a champion marathoner and Ironman finisher, she has a deep understanding of the effects of exercise on the body. This allows her to effectively treat clients suffering from nearly any type of pain or injury.

Elizabeth is Retiring After a Career Marathon!

After celebrating my 26th year in business in March (a marathon!), I've decided to retire. The doors of Hands On will close on December 31, 2022.

I would like to thank literally the thousands of clients who have entrusted me to provide massage and Active Release Technique. I will miss each and every one of you, it's been an honor! I'm working hard to find someone who I feel is capable to recommend to you. In the meantime, please schedule any prepaid sessions. I hope to see you all at least one more time before the end of the year.


Elizabeth's approach

Discover how massage at Hands On makes a difference in your life

Over the years, hundreds of clients have remarked on Elizabeth's intuitiveness and knowledge of the human body. Often working with her eyes closed, "she has this gift of zeroing in and finding the trouble areas," says fellow therapist Ann D'Aquisto.

Besides being a certified massage therapist, Elizabeth goes through the rigorous recertification process every year for Active Release Technique® (ART). Simply stated, ART is a soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Whether you're a serious athlete or simply in pain, ART can effectively target and relieve your pain. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder or knee pain and tennis elbow are just a few of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

For best results, Elizabeth recommends combing traditional massage with ART. Through massage, Elizabeth is able to identify areas of the body that would benefit from ART.


Read What Clients Say About Their Experiences

For magical results: schedule a combination ART & Massage appointment

Elizabeth Hoffman has a true gift for identifying pain points during massage and resolving them using Active Release Technique (ART). I'm a victim of life - long hours sitting at a computer, aging, stress, etc. I mentioned getting headaches before my massage today and while massaging my neck and face, Elizabeth also performed ART on my jaw and sinuses. My headache is gone, my face is relaxed and feels incredible. She also performed ART on my forearm and wrist during the massage - also feels amazing. I will never again get a massage without ART, it's just like magic!

Pain free lifestyle, without surgery!

Through her sunny disposition and her intense training, Elizabeth Hoffman has helped me achieve a pain free lifestyle, without surgery!

Arthur Chavez million-mile truck driver

Encouragement and massages helped get through marathon

Thank you for all your words of encouragement and for the massages on my hip muscle. I don't know if I could have gotten through the marathon without your services. I repeated your words of encourage multiple times.
Thank you,

Kristin Deininger 2013 Lakefront Marathon 4:19:56

Stop everything now and make an appointment!

I'm a dentist who uses chiropractic and massage to keep my body healthy due to the demands of my job and being a competitive athlete. Liz became my massage therapist early in my career and I was astounded when her massages were more than 100% effective for working the muscles as well as enhancing mental focus and acuity.

I admire Liz for her ever champion attitude toward life. Liz is one of the first therapists in Wisconsin trained to practice an advanced technique that makes and keeps people well. She is spot on in her diagnoses for individual care including some of the most difficult to treat problems.

Stop everything now and book an appointment!

Dr. Debbie Herrick Dentist

Back pain-free almost immediately after first session

I am an 83 yr old male and was referred to Elizabeth by my son who is a physical therapist. She introduced me to Active Release Therapy for my back. I have had traction, chiropractic treatment, and physical therapy treatments. The other techniques worked but it took several weeks of being in pain before I felt relief. But after one treatment for my back from Elizabeth, I had almost no pain whatsoever. In three treatments from Elizabeth (in a span of eight days) I had no pain and felt stronger than I had in many years. I received a total of six treatments in a span of three weeks. And from what I hear from others, it should last a long time as long as I do a few simple exercises. I have never received relief in such a short time span in my life and have nothing but praise for Elizabeth’s knowledge and abilities.
Thank you Elizabeth

Lowell Ergen Retired Bricklayer

A true asset to her practice of massage and her skill in healing

Elizabeth is my personal 'go-to' for massage. She quickly identifies areas that need work and has this amazing skill to release the tissue in a comfortable way. I am often a mess when I finally take the time out for a massage. The best thing is that I never fell 'beat-up' after the tissue work, despite my condition when I walk in! Elizabeth is always striving to learn and works on continuous improvement. She is constantly applying new things she has learned and has continued to grow over her long career. She not only excels in massage techniques but in Active Release Technique as well. Her dedication has kept her certified in this rigorous and demanding but amazingly effective technique since long before I knew her. Elizabeth is one of the warmest, most empathetic and generous people I know; a true asset to her practice of massage and her skill in healing.

Therese Miller DC

Relief from migraines and scar tissue adhesions

After undergoing surgery to reduce migraines I suddenly had a horrible increase in migraine attacks, the doctor suspected it was due to the formation of scar tissue adhesions. I did a little research and discovered Liz at Hands On, Inc. and scheduled treatments. Because of her knowledge of ART she was able to give me relief. I can not imagine where I would be without Liz's treatment and I'm very grateful she is thoroughly trained in this very important therapy.
A grateful patient,

Sue Nitz

Quickly identified trouble spots and expertly worked through them

I first visited Elizabeth when I had a foot injury that I thought was going to derail my plans for summer running and a fall marathon. She has a knack for quickly identifying the trouble spot, and expertly working it through. She knows the runner's body and mindset. I've referred many friends who are runners her way. None have been disappointed.

James marathoner

Planter fasciitis miracle

Dear Elizabeth,
I suffered a lot because of Planter fasciitis for long time almost a year. I visited the MD doctors, especially Foot doctor but nothing helped me. When I fist visited you I was not so hopeful but after almost 4 sessions the problem was gone my foot was almost healed, it was miracle. Also you made a very good recommendation on the inserts that I bought and loved a lot.
Thanks again for your help and your friendly approach. I recommend you and your technique all of my friends.

Zeliha Ozturkkan Zembilci

ART works for the "unresolvable" sport injuries

The soft tissue treatment program ART works and Elizabeth Hoffman is the person I turn to when I or my patients have unresolvable sport injuries like IT band syndrome, hamstring pulls, tennis elbow, etc.

Matt Amman Chiropracter

It felt as though I wrote a book and she read it before I came in

It felt as though I wrote a book and she read it before I came in, everything was perfect. I also feel that coming for pre-natal massages during my third trimester made me feel so relaxed that it truly helped with my labor and delivery.

Michele Crom

Elizabeth's ART approach is a staple for injury prevention and recovery

As a runner who suffered an ITB injury, I sought out referrals from the local running community. Elizabeth's name came up many times for her reputation of getting people of all body types safely back to running. Not only did Elizabeth get me back on the road, she's helped me through the years to get ready for my three marathons with such care, grace and laughter. I trust Elizabeth completely with my health and appreciate her working with me to get me back into running condition. Elizabeth's ART approach has become a staple in our running club for injury prevention and recover. Elizabeth, we can't thank you enough!

Liz Hawkins marathoner

TMJ - thank you Elizabeth for using your talent, skill and knowledge to bring back my quality of life

Dear Elizabeth,

I came to you 2 weeks ago in agony due to severe TMJ. You were referred to me by a mutual friend. By our 1st appointment, not only could I not chew food, but I could barely open my mouth. I was on soup and yogurt for days and barely able to talk. I also looked like I had the mumps. After our 1st session the swelling in my jaw went down and more importantly I could eat and talk again without pain. Thank you thank you thank you Elizabeth for using your talent, skill and knowledge to bring back my quality of life. I will sing your praises from the highest rooftop, now that I can!

Keep Healing,

Pam Sztukowski

I walked in the clinic and an hour later, I walked out to my amazement pain-free

I first learned about ART a week before my first marathon. As luck would have it, I developed shin splint and was limping even with walking. Conventional treatments did not produce any rapid improvement. Scrambling to find some way to help the problem, I stumbled into an article on ART. 4 days before marathon I walked in the clinic and an hour later, I walked out to my amazement pain-free. I completed marathon without even hint of pain in that shin, beating my goal time by 12 minutes. Since then I had many occasions to see the effectiveness of ART for other soft-tissue problem areas: quads, hamstrings, calf muscles. And effect usually as very noticeable and often after just single treatment. This technique without a question helped me progress in my training without any significant injury in 2010-2011. While research on effectiveness of ART is still limited, from my own experience, it appears very valuable in helping to resolve persistent muscle/tendon pains, in improving muscle flexibility.

Dr. Roman Pyasta Internist Froedert Hospital


Prepaid packages are no longer available. Please book any remaining sessions before December 31, 2022. Elizabeth is retiring!


1 Session

ART - 15 minutes


ART - 30 minutes


Swedish Massage - 30 minutes


Swedish Massage - 45 minutes


Swedish Massage - 60 minutes


Swedish Massage - 75 minutes


Swedish Massage - 90 minutes


Nap Time - 15 minutes following your massage


Ultimate Foot Relaxation ~ 45 minutes


Ear Candling - 45 minutes


Ear Candling - 3 sessions - 45 minutes each scheduled 3 - 7 days apart (recommended)


Head, Hands & Foot Massage - 30 minutes


Paraffin Bath - 10 to 15 minutes


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