Owner, Empire Therapeutic Massage Center


Barbara started her practice in 2006 after receiving her Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from Monroe Community College where she was adjunct faculty and taught Tai Chi, Stress Management and Shiatsu Massage. Barbara holds continuing education certifications in Cancer/Oncology Massage, Myofacial Release, Orthopedic Massage Techniques,  Lymphedema Management Massage, Ahshiatsu Massage Bar Therapy,Shiatsu Massage and Medical Massage for Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue. She was part of the Roch...


Barbara started her practice in 2006 after receiving her Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from Monroe Community College where she was adjunct faculty and taught Tai Chi, Stress Management and Shiatsu Massage. Barbara holds continuing education certifications in Cancer/Oncology Massage, Myofacial Release, Orthopedic Massage Techniques,  Lymphedema Management Massage, Ahshiatsu Massage Bar Therapy,Shiatsu Massage and Medical Massage for Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue. She was part of the Rochester Rhino Soccer and the Rochester Razorshark Basketball massage teams. She is also a practitioner for the Gorilla Fund; providing affordable massages to clients with Multiple Sclerosis and the Human Touch Initiative which provides free and low cost massages to clients with a current cancer diagnosis.   She is the former State Coordinator and volunteer for Emergency Response Massage International.  She also teaches Tai Chi at the Omega Institute of Holistic Studies.

Recently Barbara completed a certification in Burn Scar Massage Therapy.  "This experience was extremely humbling as well as educational.  I am now a member of the national Handle With Care Burn Scar Team and am confident I can deliver a safe and therapeutic massage to Burn Survivors of any age".

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Education
1977

University of Dayton

BSW Social Work

2006

Monroe Community College

AS, Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Continuing Education and Experience

I have over 34 hours of Continuing Education training in Medical and Orthopedic Massage, 31 hours in Lymphedema Management, and 120 hours in Oncology and Hospital Based Massage Therapy. I belong to the National Society For Oncology Massage and The Human Touch Initiative (which provides free Massage Therapy for people going through Cancer treatment) and the Gorilla Fund for MS. I have also worked with Rochester's professional sports teams: The Rochester Rhinos (Soccer 2008-2014), The Rochester Razorsharks (Basketball 2008-Present) , and The Rochester Lancers (Indoor Soccer 2012-2013).

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Martha on Jul 07
Barb knows what i need every time i go for a massage
by Julie on May 05
High recommend!!!
by Karen on Jan 11
Barbara is a very warm, compassionate and highly skilled Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Her highest aim is to relieve tension, pain and stress and to promote a feeling of well-being. I would highly recommend Barbara Conti
by Kelly on Jan 11
Incredible!
by Norma on Dec 15
I liked the progression of the massage, starting with the feet instead of the back. I appreciated the special attention to my problem areas, which I didn't even realize were problem areas. I feel absolutely great today, and that's never been the case before. Usually a feeling of euphoria hangs on for a few hours, and that's all.
by Heater on Nov 08
Barb is fantastic! (and so is everyone else there)!!! She's warm, welcoming, and genuine with brilliant massage techniques that work wonders! She's a wealth of knowledge with regards to complementary medicine and she's GREAT with communication so you get the depth of therapy you need. Very clean and comfortable surroundings, I start to relax just entering the office. I've been coming for a year and have no interest in going elsewhere. GREAT prices for fabulous service with genuine people in comfortable surroundings sums it up.
by Jana on Nov 05
Barb is an all around good person. She knows lymph drainage.
by Jeno on Oct 25
She is great.
by Beth on Sep 28
Barb is awesome. Very friendly. Really makes you feel comfortable.
by Patti on Sep 09
I found Barb through Human Touch Initiative when I was going through Chemo. I have been going to her ever since and have recommended her to my family and friends. So very blessed to have found her. Look forward to our 1/2 hour together monthly! Great, great person.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Oncology Massage
  • Ahshiatsu
  • Frozen Shoulder Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal
  • BURN SCAR THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

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