Meet Nicole Barry
I was fourteen when I received my first massage. I was instantly hooked! I was amazed how the massage was able to eliminate the physical tension, while simultaneously inducing a meditative, relaxing state of mind. I knew, even at the young age of fourteen, that I wanted to be able to give others this gift of wellness. I attended a four- year university and never lost my passion to become a massage therapist. After college I had an amazing, life-changing experience where I lived in Hawaii. During my time spent in Hawaii, I immersed myself in the ‘aloha’ culture of working to live and not living to work. With these experiences, I promised myself to find a career that I was truly passionate about when moving back to the east coast.
In 2010, I fulfilled my promise and graduated with honors from Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy with over 600 hands on hours and intensive courses including anatomy, kinesiology, and pathology. For the past ten years, I have had the amazing opportunity of working with a diverse range of clients, which has allowed me to practice many modalities and develop into a versed massage therapist.
Here at Balanced Massage, you will find a relaxing and comfortable environment. You will feel both the passion and motivation I have for my profession throughout your massage session. I always hope to motivate and encourage my client’s through exercises and healthy living recommendations. I believe massage therapy is not a luxury. On the contrary, it is an essential component of one’s lifestyle to encourage a healthy wellbeing.
I will continue to strive to provide the highest-quality massage by staying up to date in the industry’s most current research and continuing my education in new massage techniques. Within the past 5 years, I have continued my education in learning several new modalities including cupping, gua sha, an intro course in Thai Massage. In the past 10 years I have attended courses in fascia therapy, PNF stretching, hot stone therapy and an intro into orthopedic massage. I annually attend the Connecticut MassageTherapy Conference and consistently fulfill my continuing education hours. My goal is to never give a cookie-cutter style massage, but rather provide a massage that will always be evolving. This September I look forward to taking a weekend seminar in Cranial Sacral work to add into my 'set of tools'.
Thank you for your interest in Balanced Massage, and I look forward to working with you in achieving your optimal level of wellness.