The Studio Experience
The moment you step through the door of Body Lab, the fragrance of lemongrass essential oils will touch your senses, and you’ll begin to unwind, feeling your stress start to slip away. We invite you to relax in our waiting area before your appointment to center yourself and prepare for your session.
Body Lab’s founder, Bridget Ford Hughes, says, “The feeling I want for my clients is of being at home in their bodies. Because in this world, we’re looking for the place we belong, where we feel whole and anchored. I believe it’s the soul’s journey to come back home to itself.”
At Body Lab, we are 100% committed to your wellness. This is your time. You can turn off your cell phone, disconnect from your stress, and shift your focus to your body and mind.
Massage & Fitness
Massage & Fitness
BODY LAB is located at
115 Gas House Lane,
Great Barrington, MA,
off Main Street, behind
Home visits also available.
11:00AM – 6:00PM
Or by appointment
Booking an appointment online? No problem! After we’ve confirmed your appointment on our side, we’ll respond in email with your confirmation number. If you don’t receive one, please try again. Otherwise, please call, send a text message, or email Bridget. She’ll take care of you. Gift certificates are available upon request.
Payment and Timing
Our goal at Body Lab is to make our services affordable, and we do so by keeping overhead costs low. So, we prefer payment with either cash or a check (although if you forget your checkbook, we also offer credit transactions). Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. We have a sweet waiting area, where you can unplug, decompress, and quiet the mind.
Time is valuable, both yours and ours. To that end, we reserve your time slot for you, and that reserved time is unavailable to another client. However, we also understand the need to cancel, and we maintain a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, we charge 50% of the total cost of the appointment. No-shows must pay in full.
About Body Lab
Bridget Ford Hughes
Bridget Ford Hughes founded Body Lab to share her commitment and passion for health and fitness. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the field and has worked with a wide variety of clients: from A-list celebrities, athletes, and rock stars, to cancer patients and people with various physical challenges and goals. She earned her degree at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City, in 1994, and has since earned multiple advanced certifications in areas such as personal training, Pilates, massage, and yoga, including her latest passion, Yoga Tune Up®.
In her practice, she combines hands-on healing through massage, bodywork, and coaching with education on self-care and maintenance. A self-proclaimed “body nerd,” Bridget is committed to excellence. Anatomy fascinates her—musculature, bones, and the connective tissue that holds them in proper alignment.
She tempers hard work with lots of laughter, because, she says, “If it’s not fun, why bother?” For Bridget, health and wellness are a way of life. After her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor, she maintains a daily commitment to living a healthy life to the fullest. She offers her services so that you can too. Body Lab is her dream realized.
Ben Corbett, LMT, HHP
We are thrilled to welcome our new therapist, Ben Corbett, to Body Lab. Ben is the BOMB! He is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner and attended the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA. Thankfully love brought him East — lucky us! His talents include Neuromuscular Therapy, Structural Integration, Myofascial Release, Trager Method, CranioSacral Therapy, and Shiatsu style Tui Na. In his words, “My hope is to reverse restricted mobility and increase balance. That begins with understanding the cause of pain, then correcting patterns of movement that lead to imbalance. When we are pain free, it frees our whole being.” Ben is an athlete, a fabulous cook, and loving father, who is expecting his second baby. He enjoys hiking, skiing, biking and reading. His hours are flexible, including weekends, and he is looking forward to meeting you.
After a series of surgeries which led to scar tissue build-up and tendonitis, Ben started working with me. I was ready to go back to Boston to “face the music” and potentially have more surgery to reduce the scar tissue. Of course, I was reluctant to do that! After one session with Ben, I cancelled my appointment in Boston and set up weekly visits. Ben has helped me so much bringing deep release and lasting realignment. I am still seeing Ben regularly but have no plans to head to Boston anytime soon! Ben is kind, courteous, listens well, is very professional, and has a wonderful demeanor for bodywork.
It wasn’t until I started working with Bridget that my body truly woke up … My flexibility has steadily increased, my balance and posture are better than they have been in years, and I no longer dread getting out of bed in the morning, wondering what new ache or pain awaits me when I hit the floor.
In short, my physical world is very different now … Mostly what I feel at the end of a session is a sense of exhilaration. I simply can’t imagine a time when I wouldn’t want to be doing this.
Bridget’s vast anatomy knowledge and variety of bodywork skills, bring to her massage work a deep respect for each client’s therapeutic needs and ensures unique, individualized attention at each session. Her auxiliary skills of time management and business acumen make scheduling appointments easy and timely. It is always a healing experience and a personal pleasure to be part of Bridget’s Bodylab practice and a sheer privilege to be on her table as the recipient of her “massage magic.”
—Dr. Seena R. Axel
I drove up to Great Barrington this past Sunday from NYC to hike. After a full morning of active hiking, I made a spontaneous decision to look for a massage and relax in town. Body Lab took me in with just a 10-minute notice, and I was already happy enough, not expecting to get a top-class massage so far out from the City. Was I thrilled to be proven wrong! Bridget listened to my problems intently and worked on my back with strength, precision, and accuracy. She is clearly a highly trained and experienced professional, being able to address the trigger points on my legs and back with ease (I’m a marathon runner who sits in front of a computer all the time). Highly recommended.