Shannon Brisson

  • MA License #: 16104
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"Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth" Margaret Atwood

Shannon trained in massage therapy in 2003 at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge and, 15 years later, at Spatech Institute in Ipswich. She has completed additional coursework in the pathology and treatment of the head and neck, cranio-sacral  therapy and cupping. 

In between her massage trainings, Shannon trained as a Reflexologist, completing a 300+ hour professional certification program in Reflexology from The New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies. She has spec...

Shannon trained in massage therapy in 2003 at the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge and, 15 years later, at Spatech Institute in Ipswich. She has completed additional coursework in the pathology and treatment of the head and neck, cranio-sacral  therapy and cupping. 

In between her massage trainings, Shannon trained as a Reflexologist, completing a 300+ hour professional certification program in Reflexology from The New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies. She has specialized training in Oncology and Reflexology, and Reflexology for PTSD.


Shannon designs each session based on the therapeutic needs, goals and preferences of her clients.


For clients seeking problem-specific massage, Shannon utilizes a variety of techniques (myofacial, trigger point, strain/counter-strain, and stretching, among others) to address patterns of pain and tissue restriction that interfere with activities of daily life and performance.

For clients seeking relaxation massage, Shannon's approach is fluid and deeply nurturing using broad, long, connecting strokes.

She is passionate about bringing reflexology and massage to special populations and organizations having presented to medical professionals at UMass-Worcester and volunteering in support of Lucy's Love Bus, PinkHippy.org, Project New Hope, and There and Back Again, among others.

She is a professional member in good standing with the American Massage Therapy Association and served as President of the Massachusetts Association of Reflexology 2015-2019.


Shannon lives in Amesbury with her spouse and 2 middle schoolers.

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Licenses
Massage

MA # 16104

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Casandra on Jun 09
Shannon really took the time to help me understand the benefits of reflexology, both before and after the session. She really cares about her work and it shows. Can't wait to go back!
by Liz on Jun 03
Shannon was very warm and welcoming. She spent a lot of time understanding my medical history and I appreciated that. The Massage was exactly what I needed! Thank you!!
by Allison on Jun 03
Shannon was great! Very professional, I had a hard time finding the place but I think I might have missed an email with instructions. Maybe think about a text for first timers? I appreciated the questions about what I do with my body (workout, work, habits) so she could adjust accordingly. I loved that she offered and used the cups like ones from cupping, that was a fun surprise! I was a bit worried that the massage time wouldn't be as long as I wanted (90 mins) since we started late because she was asking questions and getting to know me. So I was very pleased when she spent a full 90 mins on the actual massage. Will certainly go back to see Shannon! Thank you!
by Eileen on May 20
Shannon took the time to make sure I was receiving a massage that was exactly what I wanted and needed.
by Meagan on May 16
I love how she assessed my body prior to my massage, she was able to focus her attention on the areas that needed it the most. Cannot say enough good about her.
by Anonymous on May 15
Shannon was phenomenal! I have been getting massages for over 20 years and it can be difficult to find someone who really ‘gets’ your body. I will definitely be returning to see her!
by Anonymous on May 12
Extra care and attention to the areas I needed addressed most. Many times a therapist will ask where I have issues and continue to do their usual routine. Shannon truly cared about my needs.
by Anonymous on Apr 29
Shannon took the time to find out exactly what problem I was having and spent the time and then some to fix the problem.
by Alaina on Apr 01
She went above & beyond to inform me about my body and really took the time to listen to how my body was feeling - not too mention the massage was wonderful!
by Anonymous on Mar 14
I loved my session with Shannon. She was intuitive, explained well and has great skill in her field! I will be back

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Cupping Methods
  • Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage