Voted Indy's Best Massage Therapist in the Triangle in 2013, 2016 and 2018, Michael is a 2012 graduate         of Body Therapy Institute. He holds a certificate in Mindfulness-Stress Reduction from Duke Integrative Medicine, where he also completed his internship in massage therapy. He has specialized training in Sports Massage Techniques, Oncology Massage, and PNF and AIS Stretching Modalities. He has a Master of FIne Arts (MFA) degree from Southern Methodist University and has taught at Indiana University, SMU and New York University.


​Michael is a nationally-known professional dancer and dance educator. He opened Barriskill Dance Theatre in 2005 in Durham after a 20-year career dancing with Houston Ballet and as Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats on Broadway! His experience as a dancer provides him with a unique skill set and insight into healing the body.

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private practice of Michael Barriskill

3830 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707 919-323-5464


Mindful Massage is the Durham, NC home practice of Michael Barriskill. Michael uses multiple modalities to address all types of injuries, repetitive-stress related syndromes, and general stress relief for clients of any age.


​He has specialized training in Sports Massage Techniques, Oncology Massage, and PNF and AIS Stretching Modalities. 


60-minute session $79

90-minute session $99

​120-minute session $129