Barry L. Bailey, BA, MS, LMT ("BB")
Bailey Therapeutic Massage &
STAR Tech Healing and Learning Center
14 Nason Street, Suites 201-202
Maynard, MA 01754
E Mail: email@example.com
"BB" is the developer
of STAR Tech® and
teacher of the STAR Tech® Training Workshops.
He has been doing massage since 1988, and practicing massage professionally since 1992.
The practice is Bailey Therapeutic Massage.
See Biographies for more information.
Barry was an active member of
the American Massage Therapy Association 1991- 2012.
Barry has been an active member of ABMP from 2012
until the present.
Reception Area at Bailey Therapeutic Massage
Bailey Therapeutic Massage
the Bailey Therapeutic Massage office in 1992. at 9 Nason Street. Seven years
later he moved into the space now occupird at 14 Nason Street.
Bailey Therapeutic Massage has been the proud winner of the Community Newspapers'
Readers Choice Awards - Best Massage in Maynard, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010.
Watch for Barry's appearances on Barbara Cappadona's Cable TV Show "The Healing Space" which airs on a number of
Metro West Public Access Cable TV Channels. Barry has appeared as a Guest on the
show three times. He explains how and why Active Stretching works in one show,
and then leads an Upper Body Active Stretching Class and a Lower Body Stretching
Class on two additional half hour shows.
Before beginning a typical therapeutic massage session, Barry
will do a verbal evaluation of the symptoms that are presenting by talking with
the client. By hearing what the client is feeling, and learning where pain is
being felt, Barry begins to form an approach plan for the session that is about
to begin. This evaluation is also done to find the possible causes of a
client's pain or discomfort. Often, the client will know specific reasons for
pain, or will have intuitive feelings that suggest the pain's development. All
of this information given by the client is valuable in planning an approach to
the healing session that is about to begin.
Barry is a manual therapist. His hands are his most valuable
tool. When the client is on the massage table, Barry will continue his
evaluation with palpation of the areas of the body that were noted by the
client. He will also palpate and evaluate additional areas of the body that he
knows relate to the symptoms that have been presented earlier in the verbal
Barry is most interested in treating and eliminating the
causes of pain. Merely treating the symptoms usually means the symptoms will
Tech® is Healing of the
Future . . . Now!
Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique (STAR
cutting-edge healing for soft tissue - muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Tech® relieves tightness and pain caused by tight muscles, injured muscles,
inflammation, scar tissue and adhesions.
STAR Tech® session, the client often works actively with the therapist . Pure STAR Tech® is not massage. It is not a passive
treatment. STAR Tech® work is sometimes complimented with other techniques, and
elements of STAR Tech® may be integrated into a regular Swedish or Sports Massage
STAR Tech® is fast and effective. It stimulates the
body to self-heal by initiating the Mind Body Connection.
Sports massage treatments focus on the muscles specific to a particular
sport or training program. The maintenance goal of Sports Massage is to help the athlete
recover more quickly and completely from training and competition. Regular
maintenance with massage enables the athlete to train harder, make larger gains
faster and encounter fewer injuries.
Massage also addresses injuries, releases spasms and speeds healing of
traumatized muscle fibers.
Sports Massage may include deep tissue work, rehabilitation work,
stretching and STAR Tech® work.
Barry has worked with athletes of all kinds including
runners, swimmers, cyclists, gymnasts, baseball players, football players,
soccer players, hockey players, rugby players, bob sled team members, skiers,
bodybuilders, power lifters, ice skaters, tennis players, golfers, equestrians,
and dancers. He has also worked with numerous athletes training for marathons,
biathlons and triathlons as well as Iron Man competitions.
Trigger Point Work
Trigger Points are mini spasms that present themselves in the fibers of
muscles. Muscle fibers, reacting to physical and emotional stress or traumas,
contract and may stay that way until they receive a message to release.
points can be recent in origin, or have been present for years. Trigger Points
can accumulate in the body unnoticed until the discomfort or pain becomes great
enough to warrant notice. Regular Massage serves to identify these Trigger
Points and release them, before they are noticeable by causing pain. For this
reason, receiving massage is recommended on a regular basis.
Trigger Point Work is point-specific work, done to release muscle spasms
which relieves tightness and pain.
Barry seldom incorporates traditional Trigger Point
work in a session, preferring to use
to accomplish better results that are faster and with considerably less
discomfort for the client.
Deep Tissue Work concentrates deep work for specific soft tissue problem areas.
Numerous terms are used to identify Deep Tissue Work, depending on the teacher.
Deep Tissue work may include Trigger Point work,
rehabilitation and muscle re-education.
Rehabilitation Therapy returns muscles back to normal, following
injury or surgery.
STAR Tech® is an excellent Rehabilitation Therapy. It
offers the body the environment and information it needs to self-heal. By
incorporating STAR Tech® into Rehabilitation, scar tissue is
minimized and adhesions are broken up and prevented from returning. Muscles
resume working as they were intended.
Muscle Re-education works to relieve muscles that are acutely or
chronically tight. Tightness may be the result of overuse, repetition or injury. Re-education work reminds the muscle fibers to relax and
return to their normal, relaxed, shortened length.
Muscle Re-education may be accomplished through the use of Active
or Passive Stretching, joint movement or
STAR Tech® treatments.
Assistance & Instruction
Active Isolated Stretching and Barry’s simplified version, Pump Stretching,
can be incorporated as part of a massage session, or it can be offered as a
separate, non-massage Private Stretching Session by itself.
The client decides what the session will involve. This
time can be used as a private teaching session, an active assisted stretching
session, or a passive stretching session.
Active Isolated Stretching is the foundation on which STAR Tech® is
Active Stretching is suitable for use, and will benefit, all ages and all
levels of physical fitness.
Active Stretching is beneficial for mature
athletes of every age and fitness level, dancers, individuals who are "chronically tight", and
Barry Bailey assists Jack Casey in a
Private Active Isolated Stretching session
Photo courtesy Community Newspaper Company
Karen Sparacio, Photographer
Chi Nei Tsang,
Deep Organ Massage
Chi Nei Tsang, or Deep Organ Massage, is based on the teachings of
Mantak Chia. Chi Nei Tsang involves deep massage work on the abdominal and chest
area. It is Massage work used to detoxify and tone the organs and systems that
are located in this area of the body.
Specific Chi Nei Tsang treatments can address male problems including
impotence, incontinence and prostatitis.
Swedish Massage is the foundation for many different styles of massage.
From this core of techniques, other bodywork styles and techniques may be added
to custom design each treatment according to the needs and wishes of the client.
Swedish Massage addresses specific muscles and causes
of pain and uses a variety of strokes and techniques to release tight muscles,
relieve pain and relax the client.
Swedish massage is the style of massage best know and recognized by the
A Relaxation massage is a gentle massage that does not focus on any
specific muscle, problem or problem area. Based on conventional Swedish Massage, Relaxation
Massage is intended primarily to
reduce stress, sooth the body and help the receiver to feel good by relieving
stress. Barry believes that a relaxation massage can do wonders in helping the
body return to "normal" simply by giving it the chance to do so by helping it to
Ritual / Esalen Massage
Ritual/Esalen Massage is Barry's original treatment
approach for ralaxation.
A Ritual/Esalen Massage is the ultimate gentle, Relaxation Massage. Each
Ritual/Esalen Massage session is unique, as no routine or set pattern is
Ritual/Esalen Massage incorporates techniques from Esalen Massage, Trager
Work, Tantric Practices, Taoist Massage and Polarity, blending them with
conventional Swedish Massage and creating a massage style that is Barry’s own.
Ritual/Esalen Massage addresses the whole body, mind
and spirit, rather than focusing on
individual muscles or specific body parts. It is gentle, compassionate and
nurturing, and frequently incorporates uninterrupted head to toe strokes. These
full-body strokes are intended to help unblock stagnant energy in the body, and
to restore energy flow and balance.
Ritual/Esalen Massage celebrates the body as sacred, employing fluid
movement which creates heightened sensation for the receiver.
The goal of Ritual/Esalen Massage is for the receiver to experience deep
relaxation and to feel good about his body. A successful Ritual/Esalen Massage
touches the body, mind and spirit, bringing them together into perfect harmony.
A Ritual/Esalen Massage feels good, and feeling good is good for your body.
A ninety minute session is suggested for the greatest
Energy Balancing is used to release blocked and stagnant energy in the body
and balance its flow.
Focused Energy Work using Chi Gong, Quantum Touch and Energy Running give the receiver a feeling of energetic refreshment and
balance. Energy Balancing is used extensively in Ritual/Esalen Massage.
Energy Balancing is often helpful for individuals who
have experienced traumatic emotional stress.
Quantum Touch (QT) is powerful energy healing that has been developed by
Richard Gordon who is also well-known for his writings on Polarity.
QT uses touch and breath to encourage and guide the body to self-heal. It
is extremely gentle and amazingly powerful.
Barry is not certified in QT, but has
studied enough with Richard Gordon to often incorporate QT into other Energy
Balancing Sessions that he does.
A Reflexology treatment concentrates work on the feet.
Reflexology addresses other areas of the body by association. Each part of the
body has a related counterpart in the foot, and by working that part of the
foot, the other area of the body can be effected and encouraged to heal.
Reflexology can be very useful when a part of the body can not be worked for one
reason or another, such as a broken bone or infection.
Reflexology is usually incorporated as a small part of a broader body
treatment, and should not be confused with full session Reflexology treatments
done by certified Reflexologists.
The identification of the causes of stress, with suggestions for eliminating,
reducing and managing stress can be very beneficial to overall wellness.
This service can be part of a regular session, or
scheduled as separate consultation time.
Pain Management Consultant
Barry is available to evaluate both
acute and chronic pain conditions, and offer suggestions for healing
naturally, without drugs.
A very important element of a therapeutic massage treatment
with Barry is his passion for educating his client. Barry feels it is important
for his client to understand what he is doing and why he is doing it. He
believes healing can be intensified when client understanding becomes an
integrated part of the process.
If the client is knowledgeable and receptive, Barry will
explain his procedures in great detail, and include correct medical terms and
body part names. On the other hand, he is also skilled in explaining complicated
medical procedures and terminology in simple, easy to understand terms that can
be comprehended by anybody.
When appropriate, Barry will suggest ways in which the client
can continue his therapy work at home.
Sharing his knowledge is a joyful experience for Barry.
The Healing Space
132 Summer Street
Medway, MA 02053
Barbara offers a variety
of soothing, holistically applied treatments that can help restore the sense of
balance that we need and desire in our lives.
Barbara's artful application of holistic
massage, energy healing and astrological counseling, complemented by the
restful, non- threatening environment of THE HEALING SPACE quickly
reenergizes you while, at the same time, providing a valuable new sense of
peace, comfort, and well-being. Barbara strives with each session to guide you
ever closer towards the attainable goal of balancing the healing needs of your
physical body with those of your spiritual and intellectual self.
Barbara's mission is to offer you heart-centered assistance that will help find
you a smoother, less stressful life path . . . a more pleasant and wondrous path
upon which the guideposts are Barbara's unique blend of humor, joy, humility,
The Healing Space
established THE HEALING SPACE
to provide clients with a “safe haven” where they can enjoy a brief respite from
the many stresses of daily life and revitalize themselves, both physically and
Barbara is a graduate of
the Polarity Realization Institute, Westboro and The Astrology Institute,
She is certified in holistic massage, advanced polarity therapy and astrology.
Barbara has studied Soft Tissue Active
Recovery Technique (STAR
Tech®) with Barry Bailey, its
founder and developer, and uses it regularly in her massage practice.
Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique (STAR Tech®) Training
the Lower Body, Level 1 – February 2007
STAR Tech® Treatments for the Knees, Lower Legs and Feet
STAR Tech® Treatments for the Back, Hips and Upper Legs
Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique (STAR Tech®) Training
the Upper Body, Level 1 – January 2008
STAR Tech Treatments for Arms, Hands and Lateral Shoulders
Treatments for Neck and Medial Shoulders
Soft Tissue Active Recovery Technique -
For appointments, please
call or email Barbara at 508-533-9862 or
Visit Barbara’s website at
www.barbaracappadona.com for a FREE ˝ hour gift certificate.
Watch for Barbara's Cable TV Show "The Healing Space" which airs on a number of
Metro West Public Access Cable TV Channels.
This page was last updated
March 5, 2023