Barbara Avery

A nationally certified Medical Massage Therapist and Osteopath, Barbara is recognized and reffered to by her colleagues in the medical field for her abilities in rehabilitation of patients suffering from all realms of chronic pain. Arthritis, Bursitis, Muscle Tears, Joint Replacement, Tension Headaches, Carpel Tunnel, back neck and shoulder pain, are some of the conditions she has helped many patients overcome.

Barbara's massage is truly therapeutic. My doctor told me that I needed surgery on my neck. She took away all my symptoms of shoulder and neck pain. She removed all of the tickling, heaviness, soreness in my right arm and hand. I have had massages from Barbara for more than 5 years now and the symptoms never came back.
- Dr. Cindy Tian

Barbara at The Healing Trail has made it possible for me to again lead an active life. After a back injury last May, I spent 8 months going to physical therapy and faithfully doing the exercises. That helped only a little. Then I started going to The Healing Trail for massages, and my condition improved immediately and drastically. I am now mostly pain-free. I’ve had other massages before, but no one else has Barbara’s techniques for deep yet not painful massage. Her work is a wonderful asset to our community.
- Frank Costigliola, Storrs CT

I have suffered chronic headaches, neck and back pain for over 10 years. I have seen many doctors and therapists including physical therapy, accupuncture, and cranial therapy. Recently, I was prescribed medication to control my pain. Now, for the first time in over a decade, I have been pain free without any medication because of Barbara. Barbara is truly a miracle worker. Her technique is unlike any other.
- James T. Ph D.


Massage relieves stress, muscle pain, tension and discomfort. It helps promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, improve posture and flexibility. Massage will lower blood pressure, relives head aches and strengthen your Immune System. Massage improves and enhances rehabilitation after injury or surgery. It manages pain naturally avoiding invasive medication or surgery. Massage increases your energy and improves awareness. Beyond all of this massage harmonizes Mind, Body, and Spirit