Shannon Saunders

  • MI License #: 7501001148

Relax and Restore your health today

I have been in the medical field for 15 years. I have always had a desire to help people. Through CNA work, EMT and Nursing I struggled to have more hands on helping clients. My search was over when I enrolled at Baker College of Cadillac in the Therapeutic Massage Program. I completed my Certificate of Therapeutic Massage and Associate in Applied Science. I then took the National Exam through NCTMB for National Certification as well as receiving my State of Michigan License.

I began teaching ...

I have been in the medical field for 15 years. I have always had a desire to help people. Through CNA work, EMT and Nursing I struggled to have more hands on helping clients. My search was over when I enrolled at Baker College of Cadillac in the Therapeutic Massage Program. I completed my Certificate of Therapeutic Massage and Associate in Applied Science. I then took the National Exam through NCTMB for National Certification as well as receiving my State of Michigan License.

I began teaching the Massage Program at Baker and have taught for three years. What a great joy to be able to share my knowledge and passion for massage. In the fall of 2016 I will begin teaching at Mind Body Institute in Traverse City. 
I have worked in the spa setting at Crystal Spa as well as the chiropractic setting at Discover Massage. It has always been a dream to one day open my own practice to encompass all of the benefits of both settings for optimal health and healing. 
I am a life long learner as well as an educator in massage and always strive for the best outcomes for my clients.

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Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501001148

Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED

# 4644089-978189

Certification Pregnancy Massage

# Nirvana Certificate 12 Credit Hour CE

Certification Myofascial Release

# Nirvana Certification 8 CE

Hydrotherapy Certfication

# Nirvana Certification 2 CE

Education
2012

Baker College of Cadillac

Therapeutic Massage Certifcation

2013

Baker College of Cadillac

AAS

Experience
Spa

Massage Therapist

Received multiple letters of congratulations for excellence in Guest Service with clients Received continuing education in Hydrotherapy, Oncology, Aromatherapy Variety of modalities and techniques used to assist clients. Scheduling, events, draping clients, stocking, cleaning, opening and closing routines.

Chiropractic

Independent Contractor Massage Therpaist

Scheduling clients, custom treatment planning, Promotions, events, verbal and written communication with healthcare providers. Preferred Provider with Priority Health/Holistic Plan Experience with a wide variety of Pathological conditions and injuries Excellent client testimonials and feedback

Bodywork

Adjunct Instructor

A wide variety of teaching college courses in Therapeutic Massage for three years. Anatomy of Movement-teaching the insertion, origin, action, and nerve innervation of each muscle in the body. Pharm and Path- how conditions and medications effect the body in relationship to massage, indications and contraindications and endangerment sites MSG 101 , 102, Therapeutic Techniques- history of massage, basic techniques of relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, zone therapy, Scope of Practice, Ethics. etc. Energy- chakras, acupoints, Polarity, etc. Prep Class- Review and assist students to take State Exam for license

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Medical Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • 90 min. Deep Tissue
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • 30 min focused area massage
  • Other

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