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 May 27
Best massage I ever had. Barb is very professional and knows where to focus on. I'll come back soon!
by Nicole on May 22
First time here and will definitely be back, Thank you!
by Anonymous on May 21
Barb is always friendly and professional. She is very concerned for her clients needs and helping them in anyway she can.
by Donna on Apr 05
Barb really focused on the areas that you need help with. It has been a great experience.
by Cathi on Apr 04
Loved it!
by Anonymous on Mar 31
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by Russell on Mar 27
A very relaxing and therapeutic experience!
by Cheryl on Mar 26
The pain I walked in with in my shoulder was completely gone by the next day! LOVE the hot stones???? Thanks again Barb
by Christina on Mar 19
My second time seeing Barb and I just feel so relaxed and we just connect. No awkwardness when first chatting. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to prenatal massage therapy. I will definitely come see her again before the baby comes and then make appointments for my postpartum massages.
by April on Mar 14
Barb was great at listening to what I needed and also using her experience to find other problem areas. Great massage!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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  • Face & Scalp
  • Hot Bamboo

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