Some of the conditions that Shanna has treated recently are: Chronic pain, tension headaches, migraines, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, TMJ disfunction, rotator cuff injuries, and general neck and shoulder issues from computer work.
Shanna has a strong interest in treating patients with chronic pain. As someone who has experienced endometriosis and chronic migraine she knows first-hand how debilitating it can be to deal with pain on a long term basis.
Before training to become a massage therapist, Shanna earned a Child and Youth Care Degree from Malaspina University-College and worked as a counselor for youth at risk. Throughout her work and school life, Shanna’s focus has been to help people enhance their quality of life.
Shanna’s husband Rob is also a RMT at Metro. She taught him everything he knows. ;D
As a massage therapist Shanna believes that the patient is the expert. They have the most knowledge about their condition. The therapist’s role is to give suggestions to help the patient formulate a health care plan, and to help them achieve their goals.
In her own words:
“I strongly believe in treating holistically. I look at all aspects of a patient’s health and may make suggestions for self-care. I use a very wide range of tools to treat patients. Myofascial release, craniosacral, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue are some of the specific massage techniques that I use.
Every patient is different, and everyone needs a different combination of techniques. I never treat exactly the same way twice. What worked for a patient in a previous treatment might not work in the same way during the next treatment.
I work as a massage therapist because I enjoy meeting new people and taking on new challenges. As a RMT, I have the amazing opportunity to create positive change in another person’s life.”
|Mondays 10 am - 2 pm|
|Wednesdays 2 pm - 8 pm|
|Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm|
Please note the Union Bank building’s main doors are locked on statutory holidays, and in the evening after 6 pm. Your therapist will come down to the main doors 5 minutes before your appointment to let you into the building.