A Chat with Rian Barbour, LMT
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
While I am more than proficient with traditional Swedish (relaxation) massage, I am also very experienced with massage that promotes structural change that can relieve long-term pain or discomfort. My massage style helps to relax the nervous system, which relaxes the body and reduces stress.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My goal has always been to help people. These days we carry around stress that can manifest physically in the body. My goal is to help people relive that stress, and improve their general well-being.
What do you love most about your job?
I love when I finish a massage and can immediately see the changes in my client. Seeing relaxed smiles on faces and more freedom in their movement makes my job worthwhile.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I once had a female client who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Before I booked her, she told me that she had never had a massage she enjoyed because the pressure caused her pain. After the massage she told me that it was the only massage that had ever made her feel better.