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Shawn Slingerland

Registered Massage Therapist


Shawn’s philosophy is that one should lead by example. He has always maintained a healthy
lifestyle, as is evidenced by his good health and positive outlook. Shawn combines proper
nutrition and exercise to maintain both his physical and mental well–being.
Area of Practice
Through both formal education and practical experience, Shawn has seen the benefits of
massage therapy in healing injuries of the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. He has
had much success in treating: whiplash, headache/migraine, back/neck pain, sprain/strain,
muscle spasm, arthritis, tendonitis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and stress.
Therapeutic Background
Graduating in 1997 from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy he set up a successful
practice in Summerland, BC. After being in North Vancouver for the last 19 years he has made it
back to the sunny Okanagan.
Personal History
Shawn was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and spent over nine years in the Canadian
Forces. It was this experience that cemented his passion for travel, which has included trips
across Canada, Western Europe, South America, and Indonesia. Additionally, Shawn has lived in
Germany, and the West Kootenays.

Shawn loves to challenge himself in the areas of reading, personal development, sporting
activities, and healthful cooking.