With two decades expertise as a professional massage therapist, Stan Barrett has dedicated his career to wellness via his entrepreneurial endeavors. He is Owner of Oakland-based Synapse Massage & Bodywork, with a mandate to ensure that if the body is strong and healthy, then the mind is clear to follow the path of the Spirit.
Stan was raised on the East Coast and received his training at the Stillpoint Center for Healing Arts in Massachusetts. His wish was to work in professional cycling—and he has fulfilled that goal. Over the last 20 years, he has worked as both a massage therapist and as a professional race mechanic for the likes of Mercury, Radio Shack, SRAM Neutral Race Support, SaxoBank, and Lampre.
Now based in Oakland, he first worked with the Claremont Spa, where he discovered the benefits of the 90-minute massage. Stan understands that a typical 50-minute massage doesn’t truly allow clients to ease into a deeper level of relaxation—and thus, that has become the standard at Synapse Massage & Bodywork.
Stan attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and he remains active in the Pablove Across America charity.