About the Practitioner
"Walk into the room like a curious cat. Don't predetermine what type of treatment you will give. Let the body tell you what it needs."
John Barnes, PT.Jill Andert, CMT, Certified Massage TherapistNCTM, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic MassageJohn Barnes MFR trained Training
600 hours of massage training. Core training consists of anatomy/physiology, kinesiology, massage techniques I (Swedish massage), massage techniques II (deep tissue modalities), massage techniques III (prenatal, special poplulation, spa), complementary techniques provided by the schools, business of massage, CPR/First Aid.
John Barnes Seminars: MFR1, Unwinding, MFR2, Rebounding, Healing Seminar, Fascial Pelvis, Advanced Unwinding, Skill Enhancement Seminar, Cervical Thoracic (coming in Aug. 2013)
I've named my massage business "Intuition Massage Therapy" because of a comment one of my instructors made about my intuitive skills. I've rented a room at a healing center in St. Paul, and prior to that, I was a massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. I've operated my massage business in conjunction with my soapmaking business, Shawnee Soapmaker under one roof in Little Canada, MN. It was time to branch out. I found space in a professional office building in Stillwater, MN to be more accessible to my clients. (Shawnee Soapmaker is now exclusivley online.)
I am currently enrolled in a Clinical Aromatherapy Masters Program because I believe in the healing properties of essential oils. Once completed, I will join the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) as a clinical aromatherapist.
I believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself. My goal to help you feel so good that you don't need me anymore!
Why I do what I do
I became interested in natural therapies when my husband hurt his back and suffered chronic pain. I knew from past experience with my chiropractor the benefits of of taking care of pain naturally. I became determined to help my husband. These techniques have eased his pain, and I believe they will help ease yours. No one has to be in pain when there is MFR (myofascial release).
At first, John Barnes was just a name in a handout to me in massage therapy school. When I had a major unwinding, and no one (not even my instructor) could explain what happened to me, I decided to find some answers. I attended my first MFR seminar when John came to Minneapolis the following spring (2008). I worked on my husband afterwards, and he did not need his pain pills that night. I was in awe, and I continue to be amazed at this work.
Now, when my husband gets crabby because he doesn't feel good, I get him on the table. It is more for me than it is for him.
A little bit about me
I consider myself a lifelong learner. I've taught English, abd Speech classes both on ground and online for local colleges. (My M.A. is in Technical Writing.) I've taught massage classes at the school I currently teach at. I take Continuing Education classes as much as I can for my massage/MFR career. I love being around people. My favorite hobby is napping, but I like to read and write. Oh, and I make natural soap too. :) There is always something new to learn.
Read my blog to see what is on my mind!