Massage School/Year Graduated: Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 1997 and 2008 (Barb returned to school to refresh herself on the latest massage therapy techniques)
Professional Background: As a registered nurse, Barb spent much of her nursing career working with mental health patients. This experience helped her become a better listener and develop a keen understanding of how to help patients manage illnesses and medications.
What prompted you to work in this field? “The first time I attended massage therapy school, I loved the connections I formed with people as well as the classes. However, as a single parent, I wasn’t able to take the risk of starting over on a new career path. When it was time for me to make decisions for my future, I decided to return to massage therapy school. I wanted to go back to make sure I had knowledge of all the latest developments, and I loved it even more than I remembered!”
Specialty: Barb is well-versed in various techniques, especially stress reduction and neuromuscular therapy.
Personal life/hobbies: In her free time, Barb enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dogs Shadow and Muffin.