Barb Helding

  • ABMP Member
  • WI License #: 4189-146
  • 21

"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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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

WI # 4189-146

Education
2007

Lakeside School of Massage

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Spa services

by Anonymous on Feb 20
Everything about my experience was great!
by Deb on Feb 18
Barb can feel where I need help and was able to provide what I needed. I highly recommend her massage services.
by Rosanna on Jan 03
Barb is client focused and respectful.
by Anonymous on Dec 24
Great massage. Thanks!
by Janet on Dec 15
Your hot stone massage has me hooked!!
by Dan on Nov 30
Best Ever for my old back
by Theresa on Nov 27
Barb gives amazing massages.
by Christina on Nov 05
Always amazing
by Brenda on Oct 19
Hands down the best.
by Anonymous on Oct 18
Barb was great. She was there when i really needed it. She knows her stuff.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Spa

  • Sweet Feet Retreat
  • Face & Scalp
  • Hot Bamboo

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