Barbara’s inspiration for her massage career began when, as a paralegal, she discovered her “compassion button” with personal injury clients. Having a strong desire to help people in pain, she completed the massage therapist program at the Monterey Institute of Touch in 1995. She combines a blend of Esalen style strokes with deep effective trigger point work. Her continuing education has focused on neuromuscular therapy, range of motion stretching, Lomi Lomi and myoskeletal techniques.
Barbara provides a safe comfortable rapport with a wide variety of clients such as serious athletes, moms, “computer people” and active seniors. She has experience addressing challenges such as migraines, joint dysfunction, polio, and Parkinson’s disease. Barbara brings to the table a depth of understanding from her own life experience with past health challenges as well. No session is the same as she is curious and intuitive with each person.