About Shania

 Massage Experience

  • FMT Mobility Certified Provider (2020)
  • Orthopedic massage, cervical mobilization techniques, myofascial, Swedish, sports and trigger point therapy. 
  • Sports Massage techniques including: Science and Athletics, Event Protocols, Injury and Recovery, Athlete Care and Conditions and Postural Assessment. 
  • I have also been a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 2006.
  • AMTA State Conference for Continuing Education 2006-2009, 2011-2019
  • Reflexology certified 2015

Gymnastics Background

  • SUNY Brockport Gymnastics Team
  • All-American on Beam 1996
  • 2002 Empire State Games 5 Gold Medals 
  • 2007 Empire State Games Gold Medalist
  • USAG Professional Member since 2000
  • USAG Professional Instructor since 2000

About Me

My name is Shania Sonneville, I was eager to start my very own practice as a licensed massage therapist in March of 2020.  I applied for my DBA and it was official, two weeks later the nation shut down from a virus.  I accepted this new challenge as a blessing to give more time and thought into my business and how to manage it.  For several months I was able to take my time and work on logistics, goals and education.  I officially opened my doors in July of 2020 for new clients and individuals in need of massage therapy.


I have an office space at the Bright Raven East Gymnastics training gym in Victor, NY.  I am always accepting new clients to work with on muscle wellness techniques, massage, and recovery plans.  

  • I  offer on-site sport massage: for athletes.
  • I offer in office massage therapy for everyone seeking muscle wellness
My practice is geared toward clients looking to improve their quality of life through massage therapy.  


 I will spend time assessing posture to address the root or cause of dysfunction then provide each client with their own suggested plan.  The muscle therapy plan is based on muscle and postural assessment and provides clients with a proposed schedule of massage frequency and duration.  Single sessions are also available for purchase in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions for Swedish, Deep Tissue (Myofascial Release) and heat therapies.

What is Muscle Therapy

It's serious muscle work also known as therapy for your muscles.  Treatment is based on a thorough assessment of posture, gait and current or previous injuries.  After your initial screening a treatment strategy will be implemented and carried out in your first visit.  Follow up visits are not mandatory but recommended, they will vary on the needs of the individual client.


I will spend time assessing posture to address the root or cause of dysfunction then provide each client with their own suggested plan. The muscle therapy plan is based on muscle and postural assessment and provides clients with a proposed schedule of massage frequency and duration. Single sessions are also available for purchase in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions for Swedish, Deep Tissue (Myofascial Release) and heat therapies.


Swedish massage is slow and rhythmical most often used for improved circulation and relaxation.  Swedish is best administered at least 24 hours following intense workouts or competition.  Swedish often includes gentle rocking, stretching, and traction to the joints.  Firmer pressure can be requested for a deep tissue Swedish massage.


Treatment Focus or Rehabilitative Treatments are best administered when there will be a day of rest following the visit.  These types of massage will include myofascial release, cupping, addressing trigger points, and specific work in an area.  This therapy is more of a workout for the muscles as the fibers are often manipulated, compressed, and sheared to restore the normal function.


Sport Massage incorporates cupping, positional release, compression, rocking, and stretching which can be administered at anytime including during a sporting event.  The maximum time spent on each athlete is about 10-15 minutes. Sessions are scheduled during approved training days in the gym.  The administration of sports massage needs to be approved by the coach and therapist on specific training days.


Muscle Therapy is not just for athletes.  Active adults and even children with growing pains can benefit from a muscle maintenance session or series of multiple visits.  Everyone can enjoy the benefits of massage.


Flexibility Training is a one-on-one training session that utilizes massage rolling and other tools for increased mobility.  During your initial visit I will assess your posture and find where a postural deviation has occurred due to injury, stress, sport or over use.  During your visit you will be educated on what muscles are locked short and tight and how to roll and massage to best stretch your muscles for increased flexibility.  I also incorporate muscle energy techniques, active isolated stretching and vibrational stretching techniques.  These sessions work great to compliment work following a massage.



About the AMTA

The American Massage Therapy Association is a non-profit organization that serves licensed massage therapists.  The AMTA provides education, insurance and advocacy for members on a state and national level.  The organization sets specific standards and educational requirements to maintain membership along with a code of conduct.

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