Melissa Barbour

Massage Therapist

Phone: 262-257-5700
Email: mbarbour@thewac.com

EDUCATION:
Lakeside School of Massage Therapy - graduated 2008

CAREER / ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
AMTA WI Chapter Board Member 2014-2015 & 2016-2017

CERTIFICATIONS:
Benevolent Touch Therapy - 2010
Craniosacral Therapy - 2011
Gaia's Touch Heated Stone Therapy - 2011
Reiki I, II, III and Master Levels - 2013-2014
Reflexology - 2017
Cupping - 2017

SPECIALTIES:
Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release

I enjoy utilizing the knowledge from all of my educational backgrounds and combining them to create a client-catered massage session. I have worked in all areas... from competitive athletes and recreational athletes of all ages, to business men and women to stay at home moms to retirees (my oldest client was 101!) and I love them all! I love working with clients who deem themselves a "challenge".  I especially love creating long term client relationships in which I get to know a person's body and can find areas of tension that they might not have even realized they had.  Seeing the final product and being able to help someone get relief from pain or stress is the greatest reward of my job.

INTERESTS/HOBBIES:
I enjoy outdoor activities, especially camping in the early Summer and Fall.  I really like trying new things, being creative and attempting Do-It-Yourself projects (key word...attempting!).  I love traveling when I can and spending time with my husband and 3 kids.  In the summer we love going out to the nearby parks, getting together with friends, and going to Brewers games.

PHILOSOPHY:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ~Mark Twain