Cori Barker

I enjoy discovering how to buck the trend without making a splash. Perhaps “nudging the trend” would be more accurate. It’s a huge challenge for myself and within our culture to choose to become an excellent male massage therapist AND to choose to create a practice that is uniquely my own. I am passionate about balance, though I try never to impose a particular definition on anyone including myself. Balancing change and Changing balance.

Speaking of balance; my first career choice was electrical engineering. It was a wonderful learning experience and a lesson on how NOT to do self-care. I was young, mind you, and felt the pressures of the job-wife-mortgage-kids standard American way of life. Well supported though it might be, I pushed up against this undefinable wall that only said “NO”. These frustrations coupled with long work hours and several self-esteem issues were tolerable for about 4 years. I quit, took a year off and did some soul searching. The short version is that I eventually found the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy, a massage school that promised to teach me how to turn myself upside-down, empty out my issues and be able to touch people with the respect and grounding necessary to perform bodywork. I have been practicing both ever since.

My career in Massage Therapy has allowed me to support my community in more than one way. As a massage therapist I directly help people with changing and improving their bodies. When I’m not performing bodywork, I can take the time to support my dance family and my friends in their endeavors. Best “job” choice ever!

Cori will integrate 1 or more of the following modalities into your therapy session:

  • SwedishBook Now on!
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point
  • Shiatsu
  • Thai
  • Sports
  • Oncology


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