Shannon Rude, Massage Therapist

I’ve had a long-standing interest in how the human body works, as well as how to translate this knowledge into helping others. I started to take this passion seriously with my undergraduate study in pre-medicine, followed by a year of medical school. I quickly realized that I wanted to pursue a more holistic approach to health and wellness and fortuitously fell into a career as a massage therapist. I started receiving regular massages for migraines and was impressed by the profound effect they had on both my body and mind. They helped decrease the frequency and intensity of the migraines, and also gave me more awareness of how I use my body in day-to-day life.

I graduated from Cortiva Institute in Seattle in 2010, where I completed a comprehensive 750-hour massage program. I’m deeply committed to lifelong learning and have taken a wide variety of continuing education classes.  I’m certified to do intra-oral massage, which can be helpful for wide variety of issues ranging from TMJ disorders to headaches and neck tension.

I’m also a big proponent of self-care between massages and am happy to suggest exercises and stretches that will help you continue your healing at home. I practiced Iyengar yoga for a number of years and became a Restorative Exercise Specialist™-Certified Personal Trainer in March 2015, so I have an arsenal of unique stretches and exercises to recommend.

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