Shannon McGarr is a massage therapist located in Montreal, who values professionalism, dependability, respect, and consistency
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Deep tissue massage
Trigger point therapy
Kinetic swedish massage
Beyond my formal training, I’ve continued to add tools to my tool belt, deepening my knowledge and qualifications to include a broad range of modalities and techniques.
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Research shows that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you're pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency
My approach to massage therapy is based on 3 basic principles:
Before we begin, I will take a few moments to assess your unique needs, and apply my professional expertise and knowledge to propose an optimal approach. For this reason, I will not ask you to choose a massage technique in advance
Creating space incrementally
When working on a given area of your body, I’ll begin by releasing tension in the surrounding tissue, gradually creating space and building up to the target area. I’ll often ask first-time clients to return for a second session within a few days of the first session. Why? An analogy I like to use – don’t laugh – is a dirty floor! Your particular pain point is like a dirty floor. We need to begin by sweeping the floor during the first session, in preparation for mopping during the next. But in the meantime, that floor will be walked on!
Confidence in the body
I have great confidence in the strength of your body. And that confidence comes from a deep knowledge of physiology and anatomical function. That’s why I tend to favour a strong, firm approach, while remaining mindful of your unique needs and circumstances.
30 minutes $65
60 minutes $100
90 minutes $135
30 minutes $80
60 minutes $120
90 minutes $160
*All prices do not include applicable taxes
Manual therapy is an effective way to release tension within the fascia and to promote comfortable movement