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
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 Nadine on Oct 21
One through ten Barb would get a TEN every time.
by Linda on Oct 19
Barbara technique was very relaxing!
by Patty on Oct 09
I felt much better after the massage - arm, shoulder had a wider range of motion, loved the essential oils!
by Ingeborg on Oct 07
With all your professionalism I still feel I am treated like a friend and not just a customer. Thank you, Barbara.
by Ernesto on Oct 06
She is the best!!1
by Anonymous on Sep 09
Amazing
by cathy on Aug 31
the massage was great. I felt very comfortable. Will return
by None on Aug 25
Barbara is amazing. I always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!
by Ron on Aug 18
Barb is a sweet compassionate and makes you feel relaxed. Very attentive to your needs. Just plain outstanding.
by Jodi on Aug 16
Barb is a very thorough and qualified therapist. She is efficient, friendly and has the ability to find the cause of my muscle pain and relieve it. The whole experience is very relaxing.

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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