Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage has a mission to help students fulfill their dreams of pursuing a career in massage. Student Spotlight – Shajan Kanacheril, a current student at Bodymechanics, opens up about his experience going through massage school, what massage means to him, where he plans to take massage in the future and his desire to help people one massage at a time.

Shajan has made his home in the great Pacific Northwest with his wife and daughter.  For the last ten years, Shajan has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant, most recently at Panorama Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center and is now pursuing a career in touch therapy as a massage therapist.

Shajan shares his desire to help people, saying“I wanted to take a career leap and venture into providing touch therapy on my own. I would love to open my own business when I graduate where I can have autonomy over my schedule and the flexibility that will allow me to spend more time with my family, while helping people who are experiencing dysfunction in their body.”

Shajan is passionate about people and has a desire to help individuals confused about their pain and dysfunction by providing a collaborative approach to achieve whole body wellness. Shajan was sold on Bodymechanics School at his very first meeting with Shari and the staff, feeling at home right away. He noticed the schools’ family atmosphere and the motivation and passion each instructor has toward teaching and helping students learn.

“I believe the universe called me to attend Bodymechanics, and I am so grateful to Shari and the staff for giving me this opportunity. I truly believe this will change my life and the countless people I encounter and work with.” 

 Shajan loves being in an atmosphere of learning, surrounded by likeminded people, who are also interested in providing health and wellness.

His favorite class at Bodymechanics is Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (APP).

“The Instructor, Dawn Edge, is tremendously knowledgeable and passionate about what she teaches. She comes prepared and continuously reviews the information, so the students fully comprehend and understand the material.”

Shajan works closely with his classmates to understand how massage can help people manage pain and give them long-lasting relief and is continuously surprised at how likeminded and similar we all are. Shajan is motivated and inspired daily by his big sister, who’s been a practicing physician for the past 20 years.

“Like me, she is a true empath, who cares deeply about the people she interacts with on a daily basis and has an internal desire to contribute to people’s wellness.” 

Shajan personally likes to receive deep tissue massage with active stretching, that assists and returns his body to its full potential. When he isn’t attending classes, Shajan enjoys swimming at the Valley Athletic Club, where they have indoor and outdoor pools that are great for swimming laps. He also enjoys talking and engaging with likeminded people. 

We are honored to count Shajan as one of our students and are excited for his future endeavors!

Interview and article written by Melissa Robbins, LMT. Melissa is a Bodymechanics School alumni. Follow her personal blog here.

Shajan Kanacheril

Shajan Kanacheril, providing massage at the Relay For Life last summer. Graduation for Shajan and his classmates is set for February 9, 2023.

Shajan’s primary focus will be with clients who desire to move more freely in their daily lives.