Hanna Shansky, LMT
Massage Therapy in Brookline, MA

Benefits of Massage

Massage is a crucial treatment tool for the many effects of physical imbalance and overuse. Bodywork can effectively:

  • Alleviate localized pain patterns and improve range of motion
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow (the body's natural defense system)
  • Improve mobility for weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the tissue condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility and functionality
  • Decrease the effects of depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Recirculate oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Reduce post-surgical adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce muscular spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieve migraine pain and correct the causative tension patterns

Each massage is approached individually to meet the needs of each specific client. Sessions may include the following modalities:

  • Myofascial Release work
  • Swedish massage
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Orthopedic massage
  • Trigger Point therapy/Neuromuscular
  • Positional Release
  • Range-of-motion/Mobility testing
  • Reiki/subtle energy techniques
  • Assisted stretching