Different Types of Massage

The terms “Swedish or Sports Massage Therapy” are used as a base line for relaxation, wellness, medical and rehabilitation purposes. Incorporating additional techniques as necessary, each session is tailored to meet your individual needs. We are committed to helping you reach your health care goals through massage therapy.

Relaxation Massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage. Benefits to a relaxation massage, include calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.

Pregnancy Massage is one of the most wonderful, restorative and relaxing things you can do for yourself. During this time of tremendous physical, mental, and emotional change Massage Therapy has been shown to reduce tension, release joint pressure in wrists, ankles and hips, relieve headaches, ease jaw pain, reduce swelling, promote relaxation, soothe breast tenderness, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, promote the elimination of waste.

Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Your massage therapy session will be customized to meet your individual needs.


Pricing for Registered Massage Therapy with Lisa Barbour:

30 Minutes – $60 includes all taxes
45 Minutes – $80 includes all taxes
60 Minutes – $95 includes all taxes
75 Minutes – $120 includes all taxes
90 Minutes – $135 includes all taxes

About Lisa Barbour, RMT

Lisa Barbour has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 18 years, as well as Department Head and Instructor at the Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington from 1997 to 2009. Lisa attended Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto. Lisa also has specialized training in pregnancy, youth and infant massage as well as training in NISA and Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy. She lives with her husband and two children.


Headon Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
1387 Walkers Line,
Burlington, ON L7M 0Z1

(1km South of Upper Middle Road)

Telephone: (905) 332-8265
Email: info@lisabarbour-rmt.com

About Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest known health care practices. Today’s Registered Massage Therapists are highly trained professionals that know how to properly manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been proven to create a therapeutic effect that assists in improving the overall health of the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body.

Massage is one of the best ways to relax and reduce stress. Improved circulation, relief from tension headaches, lower blood pressure and soothing sore muscles are just some of the ways massage has been shown to enrich the quality of life.

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