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    Call 808.866.0298 or message Shanna below to set up a session or to inquire about classes

  • About Shanna

    With over 20 years of professional holistic experience,Shanna facilitates healing with hands-on techniques that aim to accelerate healing from emotional and physical traumas. Her wellness program empowers you to commit to a self-care regime and to make intuitive, health-promoting decisions.

     

    CREDENTIALS

    • Hawaii Licensed MAT#15153
    • CAMTC Certified Therapist Over 1000 training hours
    • Certified Yoga Instructor

    EDUCATION

    • Upledger Institute International, 2012-Current
    • Advanced CranioSacral Therapy trainings
    • Teacher Assistant for Upledger Institute
    • Desert School of Somatherapy 
    • Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts

     

  • Wellness Program

    Shanna recommends her foundational or comprehensive series of sessions to help relieve chronic emotional and physical pain and to help you navigate through challenges with greater ease.

    Her Wellness Program can help you:

     

    Relieve pain and stress

    Breakthrough chronic patterns

    Commit to a self-care regime

    Face challenges with confidence

    Align your spine, align with purpose

    End generational cycles of suffering

    Experience deep peace & wellness

     

    Call Shanna for a free 20 min consultation. Discover if making a commitment to Shanna's program is best for you.

     

    Shanna caters her sessions to address your specific needs and may include an intuitive blend of Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial & SomatoEmotional Release, Reiki, Energy Medicine & more.

    Advanced CranioSacral Therapy

    myofascial & somatoemotional release

    CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, light-touch approach that aims to activate the body's self-healing mechanism. This mesmerizing modality was developed in the 1970's by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician who believed the craniosacral system directs and controls all our body processes. CST helps to balance and revitalize cerebrospinal fluid which improves the functioning of the central nervous system. A healthy nervous system supports the body in healing itself from any form of stress, injury or disease. CST incorporates Myofascial and SomatoEmotional Release techniques.

    Energy Medicine

    reiki & polarity therapy

    Energy medicine (aka energy healing) helps to activate life force energy which encourages the body to return to balance and health. Reiki is an ancient energy healing technique founded by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui in 1922. It has been known to reduce stress and promote healing on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Polarity Therapy is the art and science of stimulating and balancing the flow of life energy. It relates to one of the fundamental laws of nature, namely the attraction and union of opposites through a balanced middle point.

    Intuitive Healing Classes & Workshops

    Ignite self-healing, then help others

    Shanna's intuitive healing classes are designed to strengthen your intuition and to equip you with techniques to activate self-healing and to best support healing for others. Contact Shanna for class schedule and pricing.

    Wellness Program Rates

     

    Foundational Support

    Series of 4 (Save $40)

    60min $360 75min $440 90min $520

    Valid for 3 months after purchase

     

    Comprehensive Support

    Series of 10 (Save $200)

    60min $900 75min $1100 90min $1300

    Valid for 6 months after purchase

     

    Payment options:

    Cash or PayPal through intothehealing@gmail.com

  • Testimonials

    "Without sharing one detail about my history, Shanna intuitively knew the areas of my body that needed balancing, releasing, and grounding. I highly recommend Shanna as a body worker who can address all levels of healing with reverence and precision." -Jennifer Lynn, Founder of Wisdom Flow Yoga

     

    "Being in Shanna's presence made me feel safe, held, and free to express my deepest emotions. She is inherently gifted at holding sacred space for her clients to release deep emotional trauma to find deeper presence as well as a sense of true power and trust in the Self. Having an MA in Psychology and experience with offering thousands of healing hours to my own clients and myself, I am one hell of a picky customer. Hire her now before her rates hit fire figures." - Asherah Eden, Leading Soul Purpose Priestess and Expert Trauma Healer. asherah108@gmail.com

     

    "Shanna has magic hands! Shortly after an acute hand injury I was lucky enough to have two sessions with her. Without working directly on my injury, Shanna was able to help shift my whole perception of the trauma and put me on the path to an amazingly rapid recovery which my 'regular' doctor described as "healing like a kid!" -Zorg, Stilt Artist and Musician

     

    "Shanna is an extraordinary bodyworker. When I came to see her I had been experiencing chronic head pain. After one session with Shanna my head pain completely disappeared and I felt she had accessed the root of the issue. Thanks to her deep listening of my body, I now have a more expanded sense of my own system which has been an enormous and empowering gift." -Kristen, Biologist

     

    "My time with Shanna has been the single most vital healing gift I have given to myself in years. It most certainly released darkness and shifted things around. Shanna is a gifted healer and I felt very safe in her caring presence. I’ve done many modalities of inner work before with breath, meditation etc. but this was unlike anything I've ever experienced. " -Joanie, Waldorf Librarian

     

    "Shanna is an amazing practitioner. She is gentle and caring and has a way of coaxing healing out in the least expected ways. I have had sessions with many Cranio workers and Shanna helps create the most emotional release of any I have met. I recommend her wholeheartedly." -Joe Hudson,Sustainable Business Entrepreneur

     

    "I'm not exactly sure what happened in our session but it was profound. I came down with a sore throat, chest cold and fever yet now my cold is almost gone and my back pain practically nonexistent. I believe Shanna helped move something around in me that had been stuck for awhile." -Ali, Dance Artist

     

    "Shanna's touch helps me relax instantly. Her depth of presence opens me up and I've had several breakthroughs: emotional, spiritual, and physical. She has a heart of gold and is a true healer. I highly recommend her." -Brian Edgar, DJ and Counselor

     

  • FAQ

    Healing is a Process. Enjoy it.

    What does a typical session look like?

    • Consultation Time-The first part of the session includes an intake and consultation which acknowledges your current state of being and helps Shanna to assess how she can best support your wellbeing
    • Table Time-As you comfortably recline face-up (typically for entire session) on a massage table, Shanna starts the session with a focused intention to to support your highest good. A CranioSacral Stillpoint Technique is offered to calm and balance the nervous system and jumpstart your self-healing mechanism. Tuning in to your body wisdom, she intuitively assesses your priority needs and implements subtle yet sometimes deep touch to release restrictions and improve wellbeing.
    • Integration & Conclusion-As your body integrates positive changes, Shanna gently guides you to return to the present setting of the room. She includes time to share about the experience, to answer questions, and to allow you to ground and hydrate before you leave. 

     

    Who can benefit from this therapy?

    Shanna offers a unique blend of intuitive therapies that ultimately supports your body in healing itself. She feels grateful to have Advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy which has been known to help relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:

    • Migraines and Headaches
    • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
    • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
    • Stresses from Injury and Surgery
    • Stresses from Emotions
    • Motor-Coordination Impairments
    • Infant and Childhood Disorders
    • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Digestive Disorders
    • TMJ Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Central Nervous System Disorders
    • Learning Disabilities
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Orthopedic Problems
    • Vertigo
    • Sleep Disturbances
    • Many other conditions

    How can I make the most out of a session?

    • Ask for what you need ie...blanket, pillows, tissue, less or more pressure, touch or no touch in a specific area, bathroom break etc.
    • Feel free to ask questions and express what feels natural. You may wish to share memories, images, thoughts, and epiphanies. You may desire to move your body and express yourself through sound. You may experience heightened awareness or enter a meditative and dream-like state. Perhaps being silent for the session is your best medicine
    • Twitching, gurgling, burping, sneezing, coughing etc are all signs energy is moving
    • Allow yourself to observe pleasant and unpleasant body sensations from a neutral perspective
    • Trust in your healing process
    • Avoid scheduling work or other appointments after a session. You may wish to walk and unwind before driving. You may want to go home and sleep.

    Why do I feel disoriented, sore, dizzy, tired, or extra emotional after a session?

    • Your body's healing mechanism has been activated and a therapuetic process continues after a session. The healing and integration process may cause initial discomfort as the body releases physical and emotional tensions and adjusts to natural alignment
    • Our body stores the energetic impact of past traumas and injuries into its cell structures and develops compensation patterns to support itself. When negative imprints are released, you may experience pain or discomfort in other regions of the body, perhaps where pain never existed. This is because connective tissue in one region inserts an attachment to structures in different areas. Therefore, when negative traumatic imprints are released from the neck, the fascia of the sacrum may shift, and vice versa.
    • As tissues unwind and release, trapped emotions may surface and a  SomatoEmotional Release process begins.
    • If relief doesn't occur within 3 or 4 days, or if pain feels unbearable, please call for a follow up session or referral

    How many treatments will I need?

    • Every individual is unique and responds to Shanna's sessions differently. Although you may experience a positive shift from one session, Shanna recommends her wellness program to achieve sustained results. 
    • The effects of Shanna's sessions tend to be cumulative, meaning one ​treatment builds upon the next. It takes time for the body to integrate healthier ways of being. 
    • After receiving a foundational or comprehensive series, monthly or bimonthly maintenance may serve your wellbeing

    What are potential results from this therapy?

    Clients report to Shanna that they experience positive changes such as:

    • Pain Relief & Ease of Symptoms
    • Deep Relaxation & Peace
    • Feeling Lighter
    • Recovery from illness, injury, trauma
    • Spinal Alignment
    • Increased Mobility
    • Confidence & Sense of Purpose
    • Heightened Intuition
    • Self-Empowerment
    • Greater Wellbeing

    How can I best prepare for the session?

    • Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. Since, with your permission, Shanna may use techniques that require her to place a hand under your sacrum, she asks that you refrain from wearing a skirt or garments with buttons or metals.
    • Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne as Shanna is allergic
    • Inform Shanna of allergies or special needs at time of booking
    • Refrain from being under the influence of intoxicating substances
    • Drink plenty of electrolyte- enhanced water to flush out extra waste and lessen side-effects of detoxification
    • Eat at least 1-2 hours before a session so you are neither hungry nor too full
    • Consider results you aim to achieve. Clarify an intention you wish for Shanna to help you support
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