Offering Classes and Private Sessions


Specializing in Visceral Manipulation™ and Abdominal Therapy for Reproductive, Digestive & Pelvic Floor Health.


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Hello, I’m Barbara

As a licensed massage therapist, Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist and certified practitioner and educator of abdominal massage I offer several specialties at Nurturance, LLC in Portland, Oregon. I have over 19 years experience and training as a bodyworker.  I hold two certifications in abdominal massage (Maya and Chinese) and I combine these ancient healing techniques with Visceral Manipulation™, Restorative Exercise™ and other therapies to ensure you receive the best possible care and learning experience.  Read my full bio HERE. >> 02FernOCHR

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What People Are Saying 

After a few Maya Abdominal Massages, my periods are normal and pain free. Thank you, Barbara! Your treatment is really amazing!  I can’t thank you enough for getting rid of my fear to wait for pain every month. Yelena Foley

Studio Owner & Instructor, Motion Lab PDX

I feel very fortunate to have connected with Barbara. She brings to her practice an exceptional level of knowledge, experience, safety and respect. The work she shared with me and my daughter was gentle yet extremely powerful in its effects. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to experience more ease in their body and life!   Lori Main

RMT, Main Energy

I so enjoyed your workshop.  You really embody the feminine in a very lovely and beautiful way.  Thank you for all the work you have done to be able to share with such a wise and open heart.  It was wonderful to be in your presence and to be with all the other women as well. Susan Congdon

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Retroverted Uterus

In my practice, I see many women who suffer from a retroverted uterus.  A retroverted uterus is when the uterus is tilted back toward the rectum.  A retroflexed uterus is when the uterus is flexed backward, kind of like a back bend. Read More.



Constipation-AKA Log Jam

Constipation, also known as “farfrompoopin” in German, may have many contributing factors.  As anyone who suffers from chronic constipation can tell you, it’s no laughing matter. Read More.


June 24th-26th, 2016: Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®  To learn more about the class content and how to register click on the links above.

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