Madison, WI     |     Boulder, CO     |     Online


Working with the Body, Mind, and Nervous System for Deep and Lasting Change

Red Beard Somatic Therapy is a group practice serving customers around the world online and in-person in Madison, WI

We specialize in a multi-modal treatment approach that includes a full spectrum of somatic therapies including hands-on bodywork, nervous system regulation, trauma recovery, movement therapy, and somatic coaching.

We know first-hand the deep connection between the body and mind and seek to offer comprehensive treatment programs to support deep healing, rich learning, and transformational growth.

In-Person Services

Available in MADISON, WI

Available in BOULDER, CO

Online Services



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What Our Clients Say

"What stood out to me about Aaron almost right away was how patient and gentle he is.

...Aaron is amazing at holding space for any emotion, any reflex, any physical reaction - he is one of the kindest people I have worked with. Just typing these words and looking back on our work, I have tears of joy and gratitude towards Aaron because of how much he has helped me. He always had my best interest in mind.  " - Karen G.

What Our Clients Say

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What Our Clients Say

"I am so relieved to have found Red Beard Somatic Therapy and massage therapist Esther Martin, who has been treating me since this past summer. Esther's treatments are a big part of my self-care plan to manage stress and chronic pain.  After each monthly visit, I feel much relief. I also love the clean and quiet aesthetic of this studio, which further enhances the experience." - Anna L.

What Our Clients Say

"I began working with Aaron because I was having severe jaw pain from clenching my jaw due to stress. I was somewhat skeptical of the Somatic Experiencing approach though I decided to go all into it and give it a try. Aaron was very encouraging, supportive and patient. I appreciated his way of pacing the sessions, taking time to tune into my energy each session, and taking time to educate me about the science behind the work.

After about 6 months of work together, my jaw pain has nearly disappeared and I have gained so much more than I expected. Aaron has a presence and a way of holding space that is in itself stress reducing. I would recommend his to anyone who is interested or curious in tuning into their bodies in order to learn tools for holistic healing."  - Eric R.

What Our Clients Say

"What stood out to me about Aaron almost right away was how patient and gentle he is.

...Aaron is amazing at holding space for any emotion, any reflex, any physical reaction - he is one of the kindest people I have worked with. Just typing these words and looking back on our work, I have tears of joy and gratitude towards Aaron because of how much he has helped me. He always had my best interest in mind.  " - Karen G.

What Our Clients Say

"Ellen has been such a joy to work with. I had nearly given up on the idea that anything outside of multiple surgeries would help realign my body. Now, I can’t imagine seeking out any other form of treatment. She has an incredible knowledge of the human body, and makes doing this hard physical work FUN! She’s helped push me through the tough spots, and see pain relief and fluid motion come back to joints I thought I’d just have to deal with. She’s great, and someone I hope to always have as a resource.

As someone who spent years and a fortune seeking the right diagnosis for years of chronic pain finding Ellen has completely changed how I view the process of healing. She has a great character, I truly enjoy soaking up her knowledge and is such a great teacher. She was quickly able to asses what needed to be done, and was able to teach me how my body worked together in a way that never clicked before. I love coming back to her because she knows how to motivate you to get to your goals.

Ellen is such a special talent in the field of bodywork and physical therapy. After literally trying everything to fix chronic pain for 15 years I’ve seen over 50% improvement in my pain and mobility after a short time working with her. She’s been able to identify muscle patterns working against each other and help retrain these muscles through massage relief and consistent strengthening exercises

Ellen has a remarkable ability to teach your body to work together as one cohesive unit. I know that whatever goals I’m focusing on with my body that with her combination of skill sets in TRE, body work, and prescribed exercises that I’ll be able to see significant progress towards those goals."

- Susan T.

What Our Clients Say

"I cannot say enough about the impact of Aleksandra's skillful work in my life. When I started working with her my nervous system was activated nearly all the time, I was facing some very major life changes, and knew that I also needed to make several others at that same time. I had a lot of fear and anxiety, and in a lot of ways my life and family was in danger because I was unable to manage it. I began to see Aleksandra weekly, desperate for support. I appreciated the way we eased into the work, and that she was always mindful of building slowly, intentionally, step by step. We began to work on many conscious strategies for a variety of issues, including managing high-stress scenarios in my life, processing family trauma, and articulating new relationships to the people in my life based in joy and capacity, rather than fear and deficit. Because of  Aleksandra's steady support, I also was able to address my substance abuse for the first time in my life, and found that a calmer nervous system made living in recovery not just possible but enjoyable. Because of our regular work my life was significantly different, and I became fully able to adapt and manage my own coping skills to support my well-being. I would highly recommend her work for anybody who is struggling to cope with anxiety, fear, trauma, worry, dissociation or substance abuse. 10/10 would recommend Aleksandra for an amazing person to help you live the life you want and deserve."

- Benjamin T.

What Our Clients Say

"I’m very happy to report that my whole sense of orientation, safety, and regulation has been deeply improving day by day. (Better sleep, better digestion, more moments of liveliness and joy) I recently was on a trip and was absolutely amazed that the flights, airport, & public transit time didn’t send me into a panic. I felt regulated, noticed some triggers arising, and believe I even felt a sense completion of a pattern in my nervous system. I’ve been getting back into meditation and sleeping like a rock. It’s great!! Alex, I can’t thank you enough for the depth of your container, insight, and care. I’m very grateful!" - David H.

What Our Clients Say

"I started working with Vanessa at the beginning of the pandemic and I can honestly say I don't know how I would have gotten through these past years without her. She has taught me new ways to deal with stress and has helped me learn to find loving compassion towards myself. I am so grateful for Vanessa, and I look forward to each week as a sacred space for healing, growth, and understanding. She is simply the best."

- Barbara T.

What Our Clients Say

"I worked with Teresa for years, and as a Bodyworker and Quantum Healer with decades of experience, I will share that she is an attentive, focused, and relaxing healer. Teresa's Craniosacral Therapy technique is so effective, that I experienced in every session, moments of being out of body, just above in the field, and I became more aware of how I hold onto tension in the spine, which is a major contributor to exhaustion, energetic depletion, restless sleep, and upper body pain. Her sessions are Intuitively progressive in helping one heal, and she uses the subtle energies to tune into the body, listening to where the body needs shifts. I highly recommend everyone experiences multiple sessions to receive the optimal benefits. Her passion to Serve those who need help is evident. Seriously....Teresa is The Real Deal. " - Anastasia S.

What Our Clients Say

"Esther’s knowledge, skill, and intuitive approach to massage helped me through chronic back pain. She listened deeply and helped me figure out the best way to go about my process of healing from an injury. Besides just massage, Esther helped me find tools and exercises I needed to recover from disabling back pain. I’d highly recommend Esther as a massage therapist!" - Mario V.

What Our Clients Say

"I give the highest of recommendations for Aleksandra and her virtual Somatic Experiencing work. Aleksandra is kind, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable, and a master of her craft. My experiences with her are profound. During the touch part of the sessions I can feel the warmth of Aleksandra's hands on me and fall into a deep relaxed state that significantly decreases my anxiety and increases my ability to deal with serious life stressors.
I feel 100 percent safe in her presence, which is not something that happens often for me. " - Maggie P.

What Our Clients Say

"Working with Ellen one-on-one was an incredible deep dive into self-knowledge through experiencing my body. Where Ellen shines is her talent for creating a space for exploration that is gentle, honest, safe, and empowering all at once. Ellen’s knowledge and expertise are clear, but her approach is one of partnership. And it works! I clearly see the physical and emotional results." - Marisa P.

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Updated Mask Policy Effective July 29th

Masks Required For All In-Person Services: Based on the recommendation of Public Health Madison and Dane County, we once again require masks for all in-person services.
All Red Beard Somatic Therapy providers are fully vaccinated.