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Barbara O'Neil, professional massage therapist

Professional Massage Therapist, Healer.
Barbara was born for this work!

Graduating from CCMT, Newington Campus in 1994 as a single mom of 2 cute kiddos, Barbara began her career Immediately following graduation/ licensing working with spinal and back injuries while being employed in a well known Physical Therapy office  while continuing her Somatic Education with Upledger Institute and their experts in the field of Craniosacral therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Mobilization & "Listening Techniques". "In those days I was often the only LMT in the crowd, most being PT's, OT's,  Chiropractors and even MD's. I learned to 'speak the medical vernacular' and integrated this into my professional practice. Since those early days, Barb has honed expert palpation skills and speaks the language of the body with her healing hands.

Barbara opened her first healing Center in Milford in 1995 calling it "Body Intelligence". Enjoying a successful practice there for nearly a decade, Barbara sold 'all her worldly goods' to pursue her dream of establishing a Healing Retreat Center which she operated on an 1850's farmstead in Vermont in 2004 and which she affectionately named "Turtle Pointe Retreat. Barbara returned to CT and opened her most recent Holistic Center in 2011 with the main focus of offering healing services to those in palliative circumstances and at end of life. She established a non profit organization, the Anam-Care Initiative in 2016 to accomplish this goal.

Barbara is known for her accurate touch, "calling out" the stored tensions trapped in the cellular memory of the body for healing old traumas and injuries.  Barbara does not maintain a full massage practice these days as her primary modality is "Energywork grounded in Anatomy" using an integrative approach that weaves a plethora of tools, she is excited to find a niche that is 'just massage' via her "Spot On Massage Therapy", concentrated 15 minute sessions! 

"Spot On" Massage  offers:
15 minute clinical massage therapy 'on the go'... $25
TARGETS areas of concern or discomfort.
Expert palpation skills, soft tissue assessment and application of specific therapeutic massage techniques for optimal results. Suggestions for self/home care.
Client is fully clothed for Spot On massage sessions.
Be Amazed at what 15 minutes of Spot On massage can do for you!