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!

Book a Bodywork or Spa service with me today

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 paul on Jun 22
Barbara is wonderful!
by Anonymous on Jun 02
Barbara was gentle when I needed it and vigorous when I needed it. Very sweet and very professional. I would recommend her services to anyone.
by Susan on May 27
Barbara helped me through a painful Sjögren’s episode!
by Marge on May 20
I always feel great afterwards. Barb is great about specifying the massage to my needs.
by denise on May 16
Xoxoxo
by Anonymous on Mar 17
Stress is relieved Well being restored
by Anonymous on Mar 05
Overall a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
by Michelle on Feb 22
My Massage was amazing. Barbara has great insight into healthy living! Highly recommend!
by Rhonda on Feb 20
Barb is the best....as always!! I had a kink in my shoulder blade, she worked it right out.
by Charity on Jan 27
THE EXPERIENCE WAS VERY RELAXING AND PEACFUL.. I HATED TO LEAVE. BARBARA WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EFFCIENT. I HAVE MADE MY NEXT APPOINTMENT.

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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