Hanna Shansky, LMT
Orthopedic Massage Therapy

About the Practitioner

Link to Hanna's interview with the Boston Voyager:

Hanna is a Massachusetts native whose approach to massage therapy is both holistic and multi-disciplinary. She received her massage training at The Cortiva Institute in Watertown, beginning her career in 2013. Since becoming certified in Orthopedic Massage in June 2017, her bodywork has become increasingly more focused on identifying and releasing areas of musculoskeletal restriction. She believes that an effective massage should address specific points of adhesion while also providing more systemic tension relief. She utilizes a variety of broad and pinpointed techniques in order to create space for connective tissue to readjust. Hanna found her way into practicing therapeutic massage after many years of exposure within the health and wellness industry, staffing the front desk at a Sports Chiropractor's office as well as two yoga studios. She firmly believes that the integration of therapeutic bodywork into a conscious lifestyle can be tremendously supportive to the well-being of any individual! Hanna attended Brandeis University, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Ethnomusicology, currently utilizing this passion to curate a variety of soothing music during massage sessions.

Photo used with permission by Adrian Feliciano | alphajulietfoxtrot.com

Trainings and Certifications

  • Introduction to Zen Shiatsu (February 2014)
    Cortiva Institute of Massage, Watertown MA
  • Reiki Level I Attunement (June 2014)
    Certified at The Breathing Room, Cambridge MA
  • Pre-Natal Massage Certification (August 2014)
    Certified through Elements Therapeutic Massage
  • 100 Hour Orthopedic Massage Certification Course (June 2017)
    Certified by Tom Karis, LMT, OMT
  • Reiki Level II Attunement (September 2017)
    Attuned by Susan Coffey LMT, Renew Bodywork
  • Massage Cupping Certification (October 2017)
    Certified by Mary Henderson of Massage Therapeutics
  • Intro to Cranio-Sacral Therapy (February 2018)
    Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worcester MA
  • Introduction to Thai Massage (November 2018)
    Ed Cardinal / SOL Studio, Wakefield RI
  • Fascia: a Sensory and Emotional Organ (February 2019)
    Thomas Myers / Anatomy Trains, South Boston MA