Barbara McKenney is considered by many to be the top massage therapist in Alton. We’re delighted that she decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is no small feat. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. You can find out more about her below. She can help you resolve pain problems that many other allied health professions struggle with, including back pain, injuries, and headaches. If you’re looking for massage therapy in Alton, give Barbara a call.
In the spring of 2020, I decided to leave the management and training world and enroll in massage school. Right away the lead instructor at the school said to me: “You will not be happy just spreading oil; you are going to want to work on pain and injury medical cases and help solve client problems.” It turns out that she was right by challenging me with extra assignments, one of which was to “check out Erik Dalton.” I immediately started watching his YouTube videos, following his Technique Tuesday blog posts, and was happily soaking it all in. I finally had a goal… graduate and open my own practice. I knew the market in my area of New Hampshire was saturated, so I quickly realized that I had to offer something different and be knowledgeable in my craft. Upon graduation in the spring of 2021, I enrolled in my first Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques class. My instructor Nate Fay was awesome and saw the spark in me. We had a great chat at the end of the weekend and he explained the whole Master Myoskeletal Therapist program. At first, I was a little nervous about fully committing, so I purchased the first portion of Erik’s books and videos and started diligently working through them. But soon, I found myself hard at work on the next section of the MAT foundational bundle. While I also attended some other great bodywork classes during this time, when I receive positive feedback from my clients about my work, I always trace it back to my MAT training. Within a year I had completed most of the MMT requirements and was waiting to go to OKC for the final “live workshop” with Erik and the Gang. What I discovered along the way was how supportive and friendly the MAT family was. They were all very happy to help the “new kid” and offer lots of great advice at any time. They welcomed critical thinking! Erik does such a great job of explaining the brain/body connection and its relationship to pain. His classes connected a lot of dots the others didn’t. I now have clients that drive well over an hour regularly to see me because the work is so different and effective. In just two years in full-time practice, I’ve able to build a “6-figure” practice with just myself and the MAT work. I truly believe that MAT has been what has helped me stand apart from the crowd. Delight to be an MMT graduate.
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire