Barb Brender, LMT

Barb Brender, BFA, LMT Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki III practitioner.

Shiatsu, Swedish massage, Heated Stone massage, Reiki.

“Born and raised in Iowa City, I left in the early 80’s to pursue a career in art and publishing. After many years of living in various parts of the country, I have now come home to Iowa City. From a career in graphic arts, to my new career in healing arts, I recognize their similarities. Like all forms of art, the healing arts offer the opportunity for the continuous metamorphosis of creativity, knowledge, application, discovery and growth. I am thrilled to have made the shift from graphic arts to healing arts and look forward to many years as a healing arts professional.

Since my early 20s I have been on the receiving end of massage and soon developed a secret desire to be on the giving end of such a wonderfully therapeutic modality. Years later, when life circumstances offered me the opportunity to pursue this desire, I quickly moved it from my ‘wish’ list to my ‘to do’ list. I had the great fortune to study directly under Dr. Michael Santangelo and Dr. Candida Maurer when they were the directors of the Eastwind School of Holistic Healing.

Digesting every bit of the knowledge so generously shared during my schooling, and through concentrated study, intensive hands-on practice, and focused intention, I have now fulfilled my dream of assisting others in their healing paths. This is a great honor, felt deeply through my respect for the creation of Eastwind and what it represents.

As one of the more than a dozen practitioners at Eastwind Healing Center, I provide massage and energy therapies to our clients and community. Working in tandem with our other practitioners, it is our goal to provide comprehensive wellness care in a supportive, nurturing, and comfortable atmosphere.

My personal commitment to my clients is to provide direct and appropriate therapy. Listening to my clients and always respecting their healing journeys is my central intention.”