Barb Helding

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

Clients ask me all the time "Why did you decide to become a Massage therapist?" I'd have to say it was that moment when I realized my chronic neck pain had diminished, through the help of a Massage therapist. She gently manipulated the muscles that were causing such havoc and I was amazed that this therapy didn't hurt at all. I wanted to help people with pain management, so I went on to enroll in Massage school, graduating in 2007.

Most would say my technique is gentle, nurturing even. My firs...

Clients ask me all the time "Why did you decide to become a Massage therapist?" I'd have to say it was that moment when I realized my chronic neck pain had diminished, through the help of a Massage therapist. She gently manipulated the muscles that were causing such havoc and I was amazed that this therapy didn't hurt at all. I wanted to help people with pain management, so I went on to enroll in Massage school, graduating in 2007.

Most would say my technique is gentle, nurturing even. My first experience on a Massage table was proof that therapeutic work could be done with ease, causing no secondary pain the next day. My goal is simple: Decrease pain, increase relaxation. That said, I tend to blend relaxation with a therapeutic style so that the body isn't "guarded" during the session.

Another question I hear regularly is "Do you get massages also?" My answer to this is "Absolutely!" One of the greatest benefits in receiving massage from other therapists is experiencing the diversity that's out there in this field.  It makes for better therapists as well, because we tend to pick up little techniques along the way that translate into a better massage for you (the client). 

When I'm not giving (or receiving) massage, I'm checking out music concerts or catching a new tv series on Netflix. I could spend hours at Barnes & Noble, (although I'm slowly starting to dabble with ebooks as well.) Given the amount of technology available to us, I still carry around a calendar and make lists the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper. My favorite season would have to be Fall, with the change of colors on the leaves. I do have a cat, which I'm mentioning in case you are sensitive/allergic. (Try as I may to leave them behind, a stray cat hair manages to hike a ride on a sleeve or pant leg). surprised


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Licenses
Massage

WI # 4189-146

Education
2007

Lakeside School of Massage

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Anonymous on Apr 20
Barb focused on areas where needed. Very knowledgeable and professional.
by Anonymous on Apr 06
I didn't realize that when I said neck, shoulders and lower back- that it meant that is all that you were going to work on. I was hoping for an overall body massage like my first time. Either way, it was still amazing and I plan to return.
by Peggy on Mar 23
Never had such a great massage, this woman has some great technique, I always feel so much better after, totally recommend her
by Chris on Mar 13
Excellent!!
by Kristen on Mar 05
I would recommend Barb to everyone!
by Anonymous on Mar 05
Barb is incredibly welcoming and really listens to feedback. I absolutely enjoyed my time with her and will absolutely be going back.
by Dana on Feb 10
Best massage I’ve ever had! Told Barb what I needed and she really focused on my trouble spots! Will definitely be going back!
by Don on Feb 09
I felt great. I will definitely be back. A very relaxing experience. Don Mitchell
by Kim on Feb 01
As always ... Barb was able to take care of the problem.. She listens to what is needed and acts on it !
by Brenda on Feb 01
Always a great experience.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

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

Spa

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  • Face & Scalp
  • Relaxation
  • Hot Bamboo

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