I'm Zachary N.L. Tanner, from Las Vegas, Nevada. Since graduating from Southwest Academy of Healing Arts in 2006, I have been a devoted champion of massage and bodywork. The cornerstone to my style of massage is my focus on the anatomy and physiology of our amazing human body. I've found that knowing where you're going, and how each muscle interacts with its neighbors or antagonists, is vital to being a confident and effective therapist.
My education reflects my interest in the human machine, continuing to learn by treating headaches and neck pain, treating lower back and pelvic pain, sports massage, therapeutic stretching, trigger-point therapy, pregnancy and post-natal massage, as well as effective use of hot stones and lomilomi. My experience has crossed the spectrum of the western massage world, taking work with casino spas, chiropractor offices, elegant top-tier salon spas, Massage Factories, ski resorts, private practices, hospital med spas, as well as some event work at Pescadero Surf Camp in Cabo San Lucas, and "The Extreme Thing" in Las Vegas.
I became a massage therapist to help people. The profession allows me to be nomadic, and it is the kind of profession that allows me to make time for my hobbies, which living in Montana, seem to be multiplying. I grew up riding dirt bikes in and around Las Vegas, began rock climbing at eight years old and made the U.S. Junior Rock Climbing Team. I started wake boarding on Lake Mead; long boarding in Cedar City, Utah; snowboarding in Brian Head Peak, Utah and backcountry snowboarding in Bridger Range, Montana; as well as whitewater rafting the Gallatin River; kayaking any and all rivers, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and coming this spring—skydiving! I also love to read sci-fi, fantasy and instructional literature.
What I love about Canyon River Spa & Salon is that it is beautiful from the ceiling to the floor. It is evident that a massage therapist had a hand in the design, which is rare. Above all, I love its high performance standards.