Barbara has been in private massage therapy practice in Newton, MA since 1990 after graduating from the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, MA. She began her massage training after she discovered its benefits for herself at a time when she was running and competing regularly.
Barbara’s approach is to assess the client’s needs and expectations and to respond accordingly – whether to focus treatment on a specific area or to provide more general relaxation. While she has studied different massage therapy techniques and modalities, she rarely sticks to one but blends a variety of techniques into each session with the specific emphasis varying from one client to the next.
Some of the most common problems which her clients seek relief from include pain or discomfort in the back, neck, shoulder; headaches; and stressful lifestyles.