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Apr 7, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Deep Tissue Massage
I had the 60 minutes deep tissue massage at Alterra Wellness, it was an awesome experience. I would recommend everybody to get a massage at Alterra Wellness.
Apr 5, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
The Absolute Best!
I look forward to visiting Barbara. She is professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable. She knows her stuff!
Apr 1, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Beyond helpful! Beyond healing!
It doesn't get any better than having Barbara work out every kink, nerve, pain, stress, hurt, soreness and ache from head to toe - literally. She is extraordinary in how she applies her knowledge through her hands and into every muscle. Soothing, relaxing, healing.
Mar 10, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
With each visit, I am more amazed by Barbara's knowledge, caring and professionalism. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Jan 11, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
The only problem with Barbara's massage is that once you go to her, you will never want to go to anyone else!! She is by far the very best.
Jan 9, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is the Best !!!!!
I am going to Barbara for years. She is a great person.She know what she is doing. She is the Best !!!!! I recommend her highly.
Dec 30, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is terrific. I had headaches and did not feel well at all. The difference in how I felt after a couple of Appts. Is amazing! She is the BEST!!!!!
Sep 1, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Perfect rest and repair
Have been going to Barbara for years and each visit is perfect. I always learn a health trick or two at the same time as my sore muscles are being soothed. Highly recommend!
Aug 7, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is really a great professional. I definitely recommend her. Best massage I've ever had and she knows how to help you. You will feel so relaxed and will see the results.
Jul 28, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Whatever it is that ails your mind or your body Barbara has the hands and essential oils that cure all!
Jun 1, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
As usual this was a wonderful experience. Barbara is a careful and very knowledgeable practitioner. Thank you
May 17, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
My first review
I have been coming to Barbara for several years now for the 90 minute signature massage. I always leave rested, refreshed and feeling so much better than when I arrived. Barbara is the consummate professional - always taking classes to learn about the latest techniques, and she is a wonderful, caring and compassionate person. She's the best!
May 17, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Deep Tissue Massage
Babara is terrific and I greatly enjoyed the massage and felt much relieved after. The essence and warm oils are delightful! I definetely recommend Alterra - DF
Mar 30, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
My second Review
My original review was posted over 6 months ago following my first session with Barb. After having numerous sessions with her since then, I need to increase her rating to 7 stars! Barbara is wonderful both professionally and personally in every respect and I cannot praise her enough.
Mar 6, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara, a caring therapist
Barbara is a gem. I am so glad to have been introduced to her. She has helped me with various sports injuries. In addition she is a lovely person. From the moment I step into her building, I can feel a sense of calmness and am transported for about an hour :)
Jan 7, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I have finally found a place for the perfect massage. Barbara works magic. She is extremely talented and is very receptive to my needs. She listens very carefully and is incredibly intuitive. She is amazing.
Dec 2, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I came for a massage because I suffer from depression and anxiety and wanted to do something to make my self feel better. During the message I was actually feel more relaxed. This feeling lasted for several days. My mood was also improved as I felt lighter overall. Barbara is gifted masuse. I have had manny, many massages and this was by far the best.
Sep 28, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I wish that I could rate her 6 Stars!
I normally do not participate in public reviews of products or services but I have to make an exception in the case of Alterra Wellness. I had my first session with Barbara yesterday. Every aspect of the experience was excellent and exceeded my expectations. I found Barbara to be very warm ,friendly, knowledgable and caring and extremely talented in her work. The environment is warm and relaxing. However, most importantly, I feel dramatically better after my treatment. I recommend Barbara highly
Sep 23, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is intelligent, skilled, and evidence-based
Barbara provides medical-grade massage therapy informed by years of experience, a background in physical therapy education, and ongoing continuing education. But beyond therapeutic, Barbara's massages are also stress relieving!
Aug 5, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
excellent massage therapist
I have chronic neck pain and barbara did a great job on that area as well as my whole body- definitely one of the best massages i ever had- and I get frequent massages
Jul 3, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is the best!
I have been recovering from surgery and was feeling so uncomfortable. My neck was effected and was my sleep. I went to Barbara and her card was amazing. Not only is Barbara a massage therapist, but she is extremely educated on medical message and various other techniques to help the healing process. Barbara is the only person that I would ever trust with my body. I felt so much better after my session. The swelling has healed and I feel almost 100% back to myself. Thank you Barb!
Jun 28, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Outstanding massage therapist
Barbara is wonderfully good. Not only she is a fabulous massage therapist, but she is extremely knowledgeable and she has given me many excellent insights on how I can take better care of my body. She is also a caring, kind-hearted person. Last but not least, her premises are spotless and very comfortable. Given how wonderful it is to go for a massage, I am not exaggerating when I say that my appointments at Alterra are one of the most enjoyable moments in my life!. Thank you Barbara!
Apr 18, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I have had back problems for over 3 years from a car accident I have been out of shape due to the lack of exercise. I was afraid of making it worse. I found Barbara online and she has been helping me strengthen my body without pain. I feel great after we work out!! I would recommend her to anyone who has had an injury or who has not had an injury. She is very good at what she does and is very personable and fun to work out with and professional.
Apr 17, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Never knew I needed this....
Starting a new work out routine, I just figured I would be sore and in some pain. But I never knew the damange I was doing to my body until I was seen by Barbara. The treatment I received was fantastic. All those sore muscles just seemed to melt away. It is safe to say that I am hooked! Barbara, was open to all my questions and even showed me some great stretches to aid me in my weight loss journey. Not only do I say thank you but my body says THANK YOU!!
Apr 5, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Calm Starts Here
A wonderful respite from the daily, high-velocity pace of life. From the moment I entered Alterra, Barbara, the facility, the serenity massage...all grounded me "in the moment" of total relaxation and well being for that all too fleeting sybaritic hour. Thanks to a dear friend whose gift certificate brought me to Alterra, I look forward to enjoying more of Barbara's massage techniques on my own.
Malcolm A. Borg
Mar 27, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
She's the Best
Barbara quickly finds the taut muscles and kneads them into submission. She knows where on the body to spend more time so the client can feel relaxed. She's got great knowledge of the human body as well as great technique.
Feb 27, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Loved my massage
I received a gift certicate from a friend who swears by Barbara's expertise. I am so glad she encouaged me to go. I had a wonderful, relaxing massage. I definitly will be going back again soon!
Feb 9, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
great massage experince
Chose Barbara from the web and was very happy with the experience. She definitly knew what she was doing- better than any spa massage I've had. I told her what was ailing me and she focused on the problem. Very professional and nice, clean office!
Feb 8, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I met Barbara when I injured my lower back last year. She, along with my chiropractor and acupuncturist were vital to my healing. She was able to combine/incorporate different massage techniques to address each specific ache and pain! Not only were her hands miracle workers, she was always supportive and exuded positive energy that was so helpful. My back has somewhat recovered from the initial injury, and I still continue to see Barbara for 'maintenance' massages. I would refer her to anyone!
Dec 18, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Healing at its best
Barbara is a knowlegeable and gifted massage therapist who is a true healer. The enviorment of healing extends to the beautiful and soothing studio. The towels and hot stones were a welcome surprise to an already amazing experience. Barbara is a gift!
Dec 17, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
what a great enviroment...so clean....and a fabulous massage. barbara really knows her stuff.i walked in with horrible neck and arm pain. i woke up this morning and it was gone. the hot stones and towels are an extra treat also..
Dec 8, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I wouldn't say it if it wasn't true! This young lady knows her stuff. Although I am not green and crinkly, I always feel like a million dollars when I walk out of the studio!!!
Dec 3, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara's magical hands
Barbara's been treating me for many years. She understands the body and will go above and beyond what the normal massage therapist will do to ensure that the problem area had been addressed properly. She is also great in the pampering department too!
Aug 10, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
There is really no way to put into words the resulting relief you experience after only one session at Alterra. You can go there for multiple reasons whether it's to remove pain, to treat yourself to a spectacular soothing massage, or even a consultation to improve your health; Alterra will be your oasis. The sheer nirvana that I have experienced even after a few days, is still in effect!!! Thanks
Jul 12, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
terrific massage with barbara
i had the most wonderful massage sunday with a truly gifted woman who quite obviously loves the work she does. barbara was very tuned into my needs for the perfect massage and has a very keen sensibility about just what the body needs to heal! i am looking forward to the next massage.
Jun 22, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Professional Massage Expertly Done
Found barbra to be a true professional. She did various techniques that addresses my neck problems that I did not experience from other massage establishments. Highly Recommended.
Jun 2, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Alterra Wellness provides me with much needed "detoxification" and release from stress. Barbara is an extremely adept and adroit therapist and I always leave the studio feeling infinitely better that when I arrive.
May 11, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Alterra Wellness is beyond professional and I consistantly receive quality, concerned and up-to-the-minute trained expertise. Very clean facilities. I have been a client for many years and she has helped me manage my back problems.
Apr 18, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
i was desperate
i had such pain in my calf and foot that i could hardly walk and with her extensive knowledge she was able to give me tremendous relief and advice as to how to trat my problem
Feb 24, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I have been a client for several years, and am always impressed at Barbara's expanding knowledge and command of massage. She consistently assesses and explains, and I find this both comforting and impressive. Since embarking on an exercise routine, Barbara has helped soothe my aching muscles, as well as given me some "insider" tricks to maintaining strength. And can we talk about the 'AAAAAAHHHH" factor?! Ok, so this time I didn't snore or fall asleep on the table, but I may yet again!
Feb 15, 2010http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Caring and Affirming
Barbara exudes tenderness in everything she does. After my double mastectomy, I felt uncomfortable about massage but Barbara put me at ease with her acceptance and skill. I highly recommend her to anyone--especially breast cancer survivors! 5 Stars!
Nina P. and Susane P.
Dec 27, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Excellent MAT Experience
I highly recommend Barbara as an MAT Specialist. What she provided me with during and after the evaluation may go a long way in helping with a current pain issue and preventing future muscular problems. She is an amazing body-work specialist, and expert in identifying weak links that need correction. She is also very professional, caring, and very personable! I have already begun recommending her to a few folks suffering from sciatic pain and other ailments.
Dec 8, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
I have known Barbara for more than two years, after changing a few massage therapists. She is by far the best. She is competent, very professional, yet so kind and caring. I could not recommend her enough. I wish her the best of luck.
Dec 7, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Wonderful Massage - Just what I needed
Barbara of Alterra Wellness gave a wonderful deep massage. Her hands knew exactly where to go to relieve the stress and pain - adding in wonderful oils and applying soothing and penetrating lotion. I was able to relax and enjoy my time - an oasis of tranquility and healing. I highly recommend Barbara!
Dec 7, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Best Massage - Ever!
Barbara Sanchez is the best massage therapist I have ever been to. She is very knowlegable about the physiology aspect of massage therapy as well as the numerous disciplines and techniques to treat her clients. Her approach is thoughtful patient, thorough and precise. She truly cares about her clients' wellbeing. Her new facility Alterra Wellness is beautiful and well thought out. Truly an oasis of calm. I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone I care about!
Oct 12, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Wow - truly amazing
Probably the best massage I've ever had. Barbara is extremely talented and knowledgeable. She has a true gift for healing. Thanks Barbara, I'll be back for sure!
Jul 29, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara was highly recommended to me and I am delighted to highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for body work. She spent alot of time with me, was extremely thorough and knowledgeable. The experience was so positive and I can't wait to go back for my next treatment.
Jul 10, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
truly a 10 star rating!
My doctor suggested Barbara at Alterra after I was hurt in a serious accident. Another patient at the office had tried massage at many locations around the globe and said that Barbara was the best. She is! Barbara is outstanding. Her knowledge and expertise are very impressive. She has played a major role in my rehabilitation.
Jun 30, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
excellent and caring massage therapist
Barbara seems committed to helping people to feel as well as they can. She is an excellent massage therapist and an extremely kind person. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She seems to have an intricate knowledge of how to take care of the body.
Jun 20, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
excellent massage. muscles were tight prior to the massage and I was totally relaxed afterward. as a bonus barbara is very nice and easy to talk to. I certainly recommend her highly.
Jun 9, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara is an wonderful massage therapist. She is competent, professional, kind. Her facility is extremely clean and very comfortable. I recommend her highly.
May 18, 2009http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara does a fantastic job, she is extremely skilled and experienced in all aspects of theraputic massage from focusing on injured areas to your overall body. Notably, at the end of the session you will wish that you booked for more time.
Oct 10, 2008http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara Sanchez is the best massage therapist I have ever been to. She is clearly very knowledgable and proficient and was able to help me tremendously. The new facility in Cresskill is beautifully designed and very well thought out. Highly reccomended!!!
Sep 11, 2008http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Barbara Works Magi c
I have a spinal impingement and Barbara came with a very high recomendation. She helped me through a very difficult period and is very instrumental in restoring my health.
Aug 21, 2008http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30013448
Relief at last!
When I went to see Barbara I was suffering with neck and shoulder pain. She is highly skilled, and was able to pinpoint the problem and used a number of different techniques to treat me. I walked out of the office feeling euphoric relief from something that had haunted me for weeks.