You will reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a regular part of your life. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health, long-term.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're feeling, experiencing and what you're looking to gain in order to best help you. In turn, I will explain the treatment and what you can expect to gain from it.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to pamper yourself, the benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.
Stacy Barden, BS, LMT, BCTMB specializes in the care of you. She graduated from University of Illinois. She has been a massage therapist since 1996 and graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy.
Her focus is in oncology massage therapy, manual lymphatic drainage therapy, relaxation massage therapy, therapeutic massage and vibrational sound therapy. Additionally she is well versed in geriatric massage, muscle therapy, aromatherapy, prenatal massage, and stretching.
Stacy is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy, the Vodder Method. She completed the 300 hour advanced certification program in oncology massage at the Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At PIOMT she studied Oncology Massage with Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT, author of Medicine Hands, Massage Therapy for People with Cancerand Eastern medical massage with Dr. Sandy Canzone. Additionally she has studied with Tracy Walton, MS, LMT researcher, educator, and author of the pathology textbook, Medical Conditions and Massage Therapy: A Decision Tree Approach, Isabel Adkins of Oncology Massage Matters, instructor at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, California and Clinical Oncology Massage at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
She completed her vibrational sound therapy certification/licensing with VSA. She uses therapeutic singing bowls to provide a deep relaxation.
Stacy is state licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin. She is a member of AMTA, Vibrational Sound Association, National Lymphedema Network, and Society for Oncology Massage. She has an Oncology Massage Specialty Certification and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork from NCBTMB.
She was the owner and lead therapist at Harmony Falls Massage Clinic in Woodstock, IL from 1996 until May 2020. She sold the business and moved to northern WI where she is practicing massage therapy.
Stacy’s unique style of massage blends techniques from Eastern and Western approaches. Each session is unique and designed to assist the client on their healing journey.
Stacy is an avid gardener. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, bicycling, and camping in her vintage camper.