Body Connection USA

A Legacy of Excellence in Wellness and Event Services

OVER 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Founded in the vibrant heart of Las Vegas by the visionary Australian-born Nicole Verhagen in 1996, The Body Connection emerged with a focused mission: to elevate events with premier professional chair massages. Renowned among global corporations for its exceptional team of licensed massage therapists and spa experts, The Body Connection quickly ascended as the go-to destination for On-Site Chair Massage at conventions and trade shows, setting a new benchmark for the industry.

Our journey over two decades has been marked by relentless commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. This dedication not only solidified our status as the leading Las Vegas entity in our field but also catalyzed our expansion across the United States. Today, our footprint spans major cities including Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, and Chicago, showcasing our capability to bring unparalleled wellness experiences to a broad audience.

We are profoundly thankful for the recognition as America’s premier chair massage provider, a testament to our partnership with both cherished local enterprises and esteemed Fortune 500 companies. Our esteemed clientele, ranging from Microsoft to Subway and Ketel One Vodka, reflects the trust and excellence we bring to every interaction.

We warmly invite you to experience the transformative power of The Body Connection’s services. Join the ranks of the world’s leading corporations and allow us to welcome your customers with our signature touch of wellness and care.

Meet the Team Behind the Magic

Nicole Verhagen

CEO

Allison Harnden

Business Development

Dawn Di Raffaele

Licensing/Accounting

Phelicia

Onsite Convention & Event Manager

Christine

Assistant Marketing Manager

Nicole Verhagen

Nicole Verhagen is owner of The Body Connection. Having completed training in numerous modalities at massage schools in San Diego, Laguna and Berkeley, CA, Nicole first worked as a massage therapist. In 1996, she launched the Body Connection in Las Vegas, and has since grown the business which today is staffed by over one hundred massage therapists and spa technicians in cities nationwide.

Allison Harnden

Allison Harnden has been a part of The Body Connection Team since 2003. With 20 years’ experience assisting Dining & Entertainment Districts, culinary schools and hospitality businesses nationwide, Allison guides The Body Connection’s business development and marketing.

Dawn Di Raffaele

With a 14 year background working for Trade Show Specialists, GES and Freeman, this native New Yorker is no stranger to the multi-tasking and stamina required in the high-energy world of conventions and events. Dawn manages all aspects of the office operations and schedules and coordinates therapists for Body Connection’s clients.

Phelicia

Phelicia was a motivated corporate recruiter for 2 years overseeing hiring, firing, and HR functions for temporary and permanent employees. For 6 years Phelicia also worked with a company running and directing large teams of distributors and gained the official title of Wellness Advocate and was in a Gold Leadership position at the peak of it. Possessing excellent leadership & communicative skills she expertly manages many therapists at multiple locations at the Las Vegas Convention Centers and event locations.  

Christine

Christine is a distinguished Convention Event Planner and Marketing Professional with an impressive track record spanning over a decade in crafting unforgettable events and innovative marketing strategies. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing along with a certification in Event Management, Christine has developed a unique flair for creating custom-tailored experiences across various sectors. Whether orchestrating a convention or devising a marketing campaign, Christine is dedicated to delivering excellence.