About Us

The Birth of The North Raleigh Well Nest

Many years ago while living in California, Linda Zukowski, the founder of The North Raleigh Well Nest, had the vision of creating a wellness center that incorporated bodywork and other healing modalities with programs and workshops that the community could benefit from, while simultaneously supporting local artists.

Life got in the way, and nearly twenty years later, Linda found herself living in Raleigh, North Carolina with a thriving massage practice, but no wellness center. As the leaseholder of the suite she was practicing out of, she decided it was time to take steps to make her long-term dream a reality.

A fortuitous  meeting with others interested in collaborating on serving women in Raleigh has helped The North Raleigh Well Nest become the cooperative space that it is today.

Meet the practitioners:

To contact a practitioner, please clink on the link in their individual description.

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Linda Zukowski (NC LMBT #5951) the owner of Metamorphic Massage For Women , has practiced massage therapy since 2002, and is the founder of The North Raleigh Well Nest. She offers  massage to women of all ages and life stages, and specializes in services for women in their child-bearing years, from pre-conception to postpartum.  Linda also provides breast health education and services. She is passionate about working with women dealing with chronic pain, no matter what stage of life they are in.

Selena Boomer is the owner of Pink Kiss Petals, offering  VSteams and  Selena Boomer, Owner of Pink Kiss PetalsIonic  Foot Detoxes. A native of Raleigh,NC, Selena currently resides in Charlotte, commuting to Raleigh to offer services. Her biggest accomplishment and pride of joy is her 20 year old son who is mildly autistic. In her spare time she is a foster parent for dogs in Mecklenburg county.


Cynthia Howell Hodges (NC LMBT # 15342), is the owner of Life Artistry Massage. She  offers both therapeutic & relaxation massage. Cindy’s goal is to help you find relief from chronic pain, headaches, and achieve a higher state of relaxation. She recently opened her own business to offer her skills  borne from training and experience in local spas, and looks forward to working with you to plan your customized massage treatment.



Jovhanna Tisdale, The Spiritual Love Healer, provides spiritual wellness and  coaching. Her work includes energy healing, mindfulness, aromatherapy, and intuitive readings to help women reconnect with herself, reclaiming her power and self-worth, especially after dealing with life changes, like loss or heartache. Jovhanna is a Reiki Master, Angelic Healing Practitioner, Master Life Coach, Certified Angel Tarot Reader, and Mindfulness Practitioner dedicated to supporting women’s emotional and spiritual wellness.

Gay Walden is certified as a Holistic Health Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2009,  and has guided many clients on their path to better health. In 2012, Gaye officially opened Holistic Breast Health, based in Charlotte, dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting women  in their quest for good breast health. Holistic Breast Health offers Breast Thermography, a safe, radiation-free screening that gives women a Risk Assessment and incites her to take charge of the health of not only her breasts, but also her overall health. Gaye is now offering imaging services in Raleigh once a month.

Tia Lassiter (NC LMBT#16643), is a graduate of American and European Massage School in Raleigh NC. She offers Swedish Massage through her business Body Bouquet Massage , and is excited to share the positive benefits massage brings to the body, mind and spirit.

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