Hanna Shansky

March 10, 2017

Biography

Hanna combines her passion for therapeutic touch with a variety of treatment techniques, each massage tailored to the needs of the individual. Her specialty lies in combining muscular therapy with soft tissue work, providing great relief to chronic tension patterns which develop over time. Her sessions provide localized treatment in addition to creating better overall physical alignment. Hanna integrates bodywork techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial work, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, therapeutic cupping, and subtle energy work. Hanna is certified in Orthopedic massage, which drives her interest in working with clients to determine the source of their discomfort. Her treatment goals as a bodyworker are to facilitate ease movement, and to aid clients in the journey towards living in a more balanced state of mind and body. Hanna graduated from the Cortiva Institute in 2014 and is a native Bostonian.

Services Offered

Services Offered:

Stress-reduction Massage

This is the kind you’re most likely to encounter at a spa. Stress-reduction massage can also induce a state of mind called the Relaxation Response, which has been shown to minimize the effects of stress and boost your immune system. Everyone knows that a stressful day will cause the muscles in your shoulders and neck to tighten. For some, symptoms can even include a tense jaw, back ache, fatigue and headaches. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and even simple movement is stiff, our Stress-reduction Massage is likely to bring you immediate relief.

For more severe or chronic pain you should consider our Therapeutic Massage.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $79
  • 90-minutes: $120

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $327

Therapeutic Massage

OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE. Blends a general Swedish-based massage with muscular therapy techniques to reduce significant tension due to either muscle strain or excessive stress. Some discomfort may result during treatment but a renewed sense of ease and feeling relaxed should last for several days. All sessions are customized for individual needs.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure to be used. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our Therapeutic Massage is probably right for you.

PLEASE NOTE: 1-hour is recommended when it’s your initial session.

At MTW we strongly feel that because you have a tension pattern that is unique to you, your session should be customized to meet your individual needs/issues. Our therapists are skilled in many healing modalities which they combine to provide you with a truly therapeutic experience for your mind, body and spirit. Our hope is to educate and encourage you to be an active participant in your own health and wellness.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure they use. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our therapeutic massage is probably right for you.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $60
  • 45-minutes: $75
  • 1-hour: $90
  • 75-minutes: $110
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 2-hours: $175

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372

Prenatal Massage

This is one of our most appreciated massages. Our 1-hour Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and even boost your energy. Change, even a welcome change, is stressful. A soothing massage which helps your muscles adapt to the changes your body is undergoing, and can help you more easily adjust to the many physical and emotional changes happening to your body during pregnancy.

Pregnancy creates a multitude of changes in the body, mind and spirit. Let us help you adjust to them gracefully with reduced pain and discomfort.  Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and boost your energy. Your therapist will communicate with you about where you are in your pregnancy and will make adjustments to your session accordingly. Depending upon your need for comfort, prenatal massage can be done in a side-lying position, bolstered with pillows and blankets. Your health & comfort is our first priority.

If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, please be aware that massage can be contraindicated in certain situations. It that’s the case, we must ask that you please be prepared with a written note from your doctor stating that massage is not contraindicated for you at this time.

Please indicate when making your appointment how many weeks along you are in your pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: A Prenatal Massage lasting 1-hour or longer is recommended for your initial session.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $90
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 45-minute (follow-up): $75

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372

Therapeutic Cupping

Therapeutic Cupping helps to relieve chronic pain by releasing extremely tight restrictions by combining aspects of deep tissue & myofascial massage. It is based upon a technique used by acupuncturists for thousands of years to relieve congestion and stagnation in the body. Our Therapeutic Cupping is a modernized technique using controlled suction through a hand pump and BPA-free cups.

Cupping effectively draws stagnant inflammation and toxins from the body to be properly disposed through the lymphatic system. Cupping is very relaxing and the perfect choice for when your muscles have become so tight that even deep tissue massage is unable to release the accumulated tension.

You’ll also receive added benefits of increased ranged of motion, tissue hydration, and fluid circulation for healthy cells.

Pricing

  • 45-minutes: $95
  • 1-hour: $110

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $243
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $285

Sports Massage

If you’re a runner, we are going to concentrate on your legs; if you’re a swimmer, we will spend more time on your upper body and hips; a cyclist, your hip flexors, quads, ITB, calves and upper trapezius will likely be targeted.

A sports massage therapist may use their forearm or the palm of their hand to bear down on the muscles in your legs and back to separate and relax them and their fingers to put direct pressure on a muscle in spasm, which can be painful but will reduce your pain later. Along with massage we’ll combine deep tissue massage and stretching when necessary to help maximize your muscles’ potential.

PLEASE NOTE: A 1-hour session is recommended for your initial session/evaluation.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $75
  • 45-minutes: $90
  • 1-hour: $105
  • 90-minutes: $145
  • 2-hours: $185

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $300
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $414

Testimonials

I had a 90 minute therapeutic massage by Hanna yesterday and it was hands down the best massage I’ve ever had….Hanna worked on all the places I specified, plus other areas I didn’t realize needed work. As someone who has a history of trauma, feeling comfortable while laying naked on a table isn’t always the most relaxing experience. But Hanna helped me feel incredibly calm, comfortable, and emotionally restored during her massage. — Jayme H. (Boston)