Barbara McConnell

Stress doesn't just go away...it accumulates. Make Massage Therapy a regular part of your personal health plan!

After spending more than 20 years in Human Resources and watching what stress does to people's health and quality of life, I was determined to find some way to help!  Massage was my choice.  I returned to school in 2011 to study therapeutic massage and have been providing intuitive and healing massage since.  


I believe that massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits delivered in a natural and safe and non-invasive manner.  Massage can provide pain relief and other heali...

After spending more than 20 years in Human Resources and watching what stress does to people's health and quality of life, I was determined to find some way to help!  Massage was my choice.  I returned to school in 2011 to study therapeutic massage and have been providing intuitive and healing massage since.  


I believe that massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits delivered in a natural and safe and non-invasive manner.  Massage can provide pain relief and other healing results without the harmful side effects associated with prescribed medications and the many invasive medical procedures used today.

If you have never experienced the benefits of massage administered by a skilled, intuitive and knowledgeable therapist, do yourself a favor and call for an appointment today to schedule the launch of a new you!

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MI # L437607

Education
2012

Everest Institute

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Chair Massage

I offer chair massage for group on-site special Wellness Events or for those who are physically unable to lay on a massage table. Chair massage can successfully relieve the tension and irritation that builds up from stress in the shoulder, neck and head areas.

Deep Tissue

Studied Deep Tissue Massage at Everest under the very skilled direction of top instructors and incorporated Deep Tissue Massage early on in my practice. Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.

Myofascial Release

Studied Myofascial Release under qualified instructors at Everest. Have utilized this technique to relieve bounded tissue causing back pain and to relieve tight IT bands that frequently cause leg and knee pain.

Hot Stone Massage

Certified and licensed to provide safe and effective Hot Stone Massage. Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering. read less

Swedish

Began providing Swedish Massage Therapy under the direction of Dr. Daniel Scarffe at Scarffe Chiropractic in Garden City MIchigan while I was attending school. Continued to work with Dr. Scarffe after graduating until the Dr. relocated his practice. At that time, I took over MICHIGAN MASSAGE PROFESSIONALS and have been enjoying providing relaxing Swedish massage since.

Pregnancy

Training for safe and effective prenatal massage was part of my 500+ hours of education received at Everest Institute. Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Special positioning and support is used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Karen on Oct 13
I was totally relaxed but disappointed the session was over. Just shy of drifting off to sleep.
by Anonymous on Sep 19
After a stressful day...I was very pleased with the relaxing massage I received! Exactly what I needed!! Thank you ????
by Anonymous on Sep 01
Very nice
by Debbie on Aug 22
I was having a severe flare-up of my sciatica and had severe pain when laying on my stomach. Barb knew how to ease the pressure by strategically placing cushions under my hips. It made all the difference in the world. She has amazing skill and really knows what she's doing based on individual needs. A+ rating from me!!
by ANNETTE on Jul 30
Left feeling amazing and stress free.
by Dawn on Jul 25
As always, I feel so much better inside and out after a visit with Barbara. Her skilled and caring professionalism helps me heal. Very appreciative of her nurturing nature. Tension and stress reliever! I schedule my next visit before I go knowing I have that to look forward to.
by Anonymous on Jul 12
Massage is really helping my shoulder problems and I have problems, still work to do
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Very relaxing pace, professional in every way, caring manner!
by paul on Jul 10
Always look forward to my weekly massage with Barbara!
by Anonymous on Jul 04
I loved the peaceful atmosphere when I walked in. Barb was professional and open. Would recommend to all I know. Sorry I waited so long to go for a massage. Felt great and really relaxed all evening.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Spa

  • Other

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