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Shawna graduated in April 2006 from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. She became a Registered Massage Therapist the following year, and began practicing at the Wellspring Clinic in Duncan. She continued to practice at Wellspring until May 2013 and then joined the team at Young Health Management.
Shawna has lived in the Cowichan valley for much of her life, and continues to do so with her husband and family. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping and spending time on the West coast. Physical activity is also very important to her and she enjoys taking on new physical challenges.
Shawna is very passionate about her career, and has a strong belief in creating health and well being in both her personal and professional life.
The approach Shawna takes in her practice is to address any postural mis-alignment, and then treat the musculoskeletal system. Shawna incorporates Swedish relaxation techniques in every treatment, and has preferred treatment modalities, which include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myo-fascial release. Muscle energy and passive stretching are among additional skills that Shawna utilizes.
Areas of experience include low back pain, muscle strain, pregnancy, scar tissue, tension and migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome. Shawna takes pride in restoring tissue health as well as decreasing stress levels of all her clients.