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License

  • Massage, MI #L437607

Education

  • Everest Institute

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

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

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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...
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Where I Work

MICHIGAN MASSAGE PROFESSIONALS  
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6755 Merriman Rd., Garden City, MI 48135 Map it

Licenses

Massage, MI # L437607

 

Education

2012
Everest Institute
Massage Therapy

 

Notable Experiences

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.

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(19 Reviews)

Hala M.
Dec 2016
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THIS WEEKS SPECIAL!
5
she's amazing and I loved her!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
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New Client Massage
5
The whole experience was wonderful. A little more pressure would have been better but being that I hadn't had a massage in quite a while, it might have been for the best.
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5.0
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5.0
Sandy T.
Nov 2016
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Chronic pain package / 4 weekly visits
5
I felt a lot better going out than I did going in. The woman knows what she is doing. I would recommend to all. Thank you Barbara.
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5.0
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5.0
Debra E.
Nov 2016
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30 Minute Therapeutic Massage
5
It was great that they could fit u in as quick as I needed. And came out of there feeling much better
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5.0
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5.0
Fatima N.
Oct 2016
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5
Very relaxing , and for sure I'm going again . Thank you Barbara
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Prepaid Session
5
Very knowledgeable on fixing the body and relaxing the sole.
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5.0
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5.0
David F.
Aug 2016
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Friends and Family
5
Barb does fantastic work, I felt so good my sessionand would highly recommend her.
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5.0
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5.0
Melissa G.
Aug 2016
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5
Barb has the magical Touch.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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60 Minute Therapeutic Massage
5
I like for the relaxing music to be a little louder, but that's just me!
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5.0
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5.0
Darrel M.
Jul 2016
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New Client Massage
5
Barb did a great job at working the kinks out of my neck and shoulders!
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5.0
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5.0
linda P.
Jul 2016
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Chronic pain package / 4 weekly visits
5
I started massage treatments with Barb 8 wks ago. Bad back pain, very uncomfortable. I had been going for chiropractic treatments, adding the massage really did the trick. Barb is great, professional and made me feel very comfortable. I am continuing treatment as a maintenance. I highly recommend Barb at Michigan Massage.
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5.0
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5.0
Sheryll C.
Jul 2016
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STAY-CATION SPECIAL - Valid July 1 - 6 only
5
Barb is amazing! Very professional, friendly, and has magic fingers!! She makes you feel very comfortable. The whole experience is great!!! Would HIGHLY recommend!!
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5.0
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5.0
Catherine H.
Jun 2016
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60 Minute Therapeutic Massage
5
Close and convenient! Great setting and ambiance! The only downside...I had to get up and go home ;)
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5.0
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5.0
Cheryl T.
Jun 2016
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Six Pack 60 Minute Full Body Massage Package
5
Liked the relaxing atmosphere the skill shown before during and after the massage.
Skill
5.0
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5.0
Heather N.
Jun 2016
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STAY-CATION SPECIAL
5
Was awesome
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5.0
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5.0
Cindy W.
Jun 2016
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60 Minute - Return within three weeks
5
Great service as usual. Barb does an amazing job.
Skill
5.0
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4.0
Raechel E.
Apr 2016
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New Client Massage
5
I went in for a pre-natal massage and Barbara was wonderful! I left feeling much less achy and so happy I found her!
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5.0
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5.0
Robin S.
Mar 2016
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60 Minute Swedish Massage
5
Very relaxing
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5.0
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5.0
Debbie S.
Jan 2016
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60 Minute - Return within three weeks
5
As far as I'm concerned, you're the best, Barb -- and I've been t others. Thanks so much.
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5.0
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5.0