Barb Brender

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  • Massage, IA #04365


  • Eastwind School of Holistic Healing
  • Univeristy of Iowa
  • University of Sonoma


Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrative
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Chair Massage
  • Integrative

Barb Brender

"Smile, breathe and go slowly." Thich Nhat Hanh

I have been in the healing arts as a bodyworker since 2006. For the twenty years prior to that I was an Art Director/Creative Director for publishers of social expression and art books. I loved my first career working with artist to help them prepare their works for publication. And I love my present career as a licensed Massage Therapist in Iowa City, Iowa. I partner in my work with folks of all age, from babies to 101 years old vital. My clients tell me they find comfort in me listening ... more

Where I Work

Barb Brender, LMT-Bodywork For Life's Seasons  

1700 S. 1st. Ave., Suite 27, Iowa City, IA 52240 Map it


Massage, IA # 04365



Eastwind School of Holistic Healing
Massage/Energy & Holistic Modalities
Univeristy of Iowa
Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Sonoma


Notable Experiences

Massage Therapist Children's Hospital, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
I was lucky enough to work with children and their families during their stay at Children's Hospital. I was humbled and took lesson to the fact that these kids kept living in the moment and were remarkebly resilient and grateful.
Wellness Partner for Builders of Hope
Currently I am contracting with BOH as a wellness counselor to folks who have mental illness. I am partnered with a person to be a motivating factor in their lives as they maneuver the myriad of challenges they experience due to their mental illness. This is worthwhile work to me. To walk along side someone while they navigate through life.
Independent Wellness Partner
Working one on one with terminally ill patients. Focusing companionship to the needs of my client. Creating a healing space in their home and providing massage therapy and Reiki on a consistent basis throughout their illness. Listening with compassion to my clients stories, their fears, their hopes, their preparation for leaving this dimension.
My time giving massage to persons who are traveling through the last stages of life has been very fulfilling. I learn a lot from these folks. I hear lots of words of wisdom through our ordinary day to day conversations. For me it is a privilege to be in their life, sharing times of relaxation and overall well being. Massage is the perfect language to communicate compassion and caring without words.
Eastwind Healing Center - Practice Location
From 2006 to 20014 I located my practice at Eastwind Healing Center. The premier healing center in the Iowa City, Iowa.