Shannon Chapman, LMT/RP
A major car accident on I-380 in 2008 started Shannon on her own personal healing journey. After multiple surgeries, pain medications and months of physical therapy (all critical and important to the healing process), she discovered the true therapeutic and healing benefits massage has on the body. These benefits were not only physical but mental, emotional and spiritual as well. After years of enjoying the healing benefits of massage therapy, she decided this would be a wonderful gift to share with others. She left her career in Human Resources after 15 years to begin a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. Shannon has always found joy in helping others, and loves to work with her hands – a perfect match for massage!
When deciding on a massage school, Shannon wanted to go where she could learn as many modalities as possible. She wanted to be able to have as many different “tools in her toolbox” as possible upon graduation so that she could incorporate them into her practice from day one. At East West School of Integrative Healing Arts, she was able to learn both Eastern and Western techniques – both Swedish Massage and Asian Bodywork – all of which she had benefited from personally. This has given her the ability to adjust and customize each session to each client depending on their needs at the time of every session.
While in massage school, Shannon was blessed with a beautiful baby boy, born four years to the day of her car accident, on January 11th, 2012. Gabriel Michael has always been her “little ball of sunshine” and turned out to be the happy, “zen” baby she always joked he would turn out to be. He was exposed to lots of wonderful massage and energy work in utero, after all. A great foundation to build from for any living creature!
Shannon graduated from East West School’s 1000 hour program in April 2012 with an Advanced Holistic Healing Certificate and a focus on energy work. Her training and services include Shiatsu, Reflexology, hot stone, pregnancy, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Aromatherapy, to name a few. Shannon has been licensed in the state of Iowa as a Massage Therapist since May 2012 and looks forward to meeting you and helping you on your own personal healing journey and path to wellness!