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Shannon Sawlaw, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

About Me

Hello, I'm Amanda! 


As a massage therapist, I believe that everyone can benefit from manual therapy. I was first introduced to body mechanics as a student at Aquinas college, where I majored in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. My participation in high school and collegiate level sports has helped me to always appreciate manual therapy and its benefits. I approach massage with an open mind, plus a sprinkle of sports medicine and a heavy handful of overall wellness. While sports medicine helps me approach clients with a scientific perspective of body mechanics, GR Birth and Wellness allows me to evaluate on a holistic, sustainable level. Everyone's needs are different, but the end goal is always the same: getting you to feel your best where you are now. I strive to offer simple, sustainable tips that compliment your life in addition to massage therapy. 


I've received training from West Michigan Midwifery to become a certified Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum Doula. As an expecting, new or 3rd time parent, we understand that there are many new obstacles to managing stress. All of the training I've received, as well as working alongside GR Birth & Wellness Owner, Megan Michelotti, has provided me with the ability to ensure you'll receive a judgement-free, supportive environment for your massage, and can also offer information and education wherever possible. As both a doula and massage therapist, my goal is to support you where you are and create space that may not be provided elsewhere. 

Apart from prenatal and postpartum massage, my specialties include: deep tissue, Swedish massage, medical massage therapy, and sports medicine massage.

A little about me: After attending school at Aquinas college, I lived in a few different places before landing in Grand Rapids. I share a home with my spouse and our 2 cats. I have a large passion for all things food & nutrition, with baking in particular. I'm new to the world of plants and have fully immersed myself in hopes of honing in on a green thumb. I'm also an avid runner, so if you see me out for a run, be sure to say hello!"

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