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Oct. 23 2012

Barbara Johnson, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), began Believing in Balance in Nebraska in October of 2011 to bring the community of Friend the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.

Believing in Balance will offer Massage Therapy by Barbara Johnson beginning September 4, 2012 at Warren Memorial Hospital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by appointment. Tuesdays and Thursdays Barbara will take appointments from 9am until 8pm Wednesdays from 1pm-6pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Massages are 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Barbara is skilled at Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre and Post natal, Geriatric, and children techniques. Each person is unique and deserves an individual assessment and a personalized treatment program. Prices depend on length and type of massage. Believing in Balance encourages a wellness program with a package of (3) three 60 minutes massages for $99. 90 minute massages are believed to have the deepest full body relaxing, stress relieving, as well as healing effects. Shorter 30 minute massages address specific body areas and are appropriate for more concentrated pain relieving results. Call and schedule your appointment now to begin your personal therapeutic bodywork.

Barbara grew up in Denver, then moving close to the Continental Divide in the Colorado Rockies, where snow is measured in feet. One year it snowed in July, she decided that was too, too cold. Barbara then spent a few years in the high desert of southern Utah. St. George was too, too HOT. A few years later she moved to the Pacific Northwest. After several years she found that Spokane was too, too wet. Barbara then traveled across the country in a semi-truck, feeling that was the best way to pacify her gypsy blood. After only a few months cruising the American highways she longed to have breakfast and dinner in the same state. Being blessed in pregnancy Barbara went home to Colorado to start her family. Realizing what she really wanted was a hometown and balance she came back to her roots, Nebraska. Barbara and her family came to Friend in early 2011 from Colorado. Barbara enjoys gardening, being in nature and sky watching both day and night. She always has time to stop and watch a butterfly, wish on a falling star, and dream of the next adventure. Barbara looks forward to RV adventures with her family and exploring all the best this world has to share. She has found freedom to travel but knows where her home is and her balance. She believes in balance.

After her first massage, a Hot Stone Massage at Indian Hot Springs, she knew her future would be in massage and facilitating the body's healing powers.

Barbara finished her Associates of Occupational Studies in Therapeutic Massage Therapy in July of 2010, after an internship at Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Since then she has been working towards a Bachelors of Science in Alternative Medicine which she will complete this winter. Being a life-long learner and sharing information is a great joy to her. Barbara believes in balance.

"I look forward to building my massage therapy practice in Friend at Warren Memorial Hospital. The opportunities for continuing education, research and advocacy programs that AMTA offers its members benefit me and the community," says Johnson. AMTA, a non-profit professional association serving more than 55,000 members, advances the art, science and practice of massage therapy in a caring, professional and ethical manner. It also supports a Foundation for research and community outreach, and it maintains a national locator service of massage therapists.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Barbara Johnson

Believing in Balance Bodywork

Warren Memorial Hospital

Friend, NE 68359