A New Dawn Massage & Wellness Therapy
Bodywork for the Soul...Mind, Body & Spirit

About the Practitioner

After an extensive work history in the medical field, Dawna has finally found her passion in the field of massage, bodywork and wellness education.  She has completed over 1400+ hours of education in the field and also continues studies in China with Wan SuJian, M.D., Acupuncturist and Medical Qigong Master and in Thailand and Bali, Indonesia learning, sharing and experiencing the healing arts of massage and yoga. With 16+ years as a Massage Business owner and practitioner, she continues to delight in the opportunity to share and inspire others to create a healthier, happier body for themselves.

"My goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable "space" where you can feel open to receiving whatever healing benefits may come your way, whether it be with the result of the opening up of those tightly knotted muscles in your shoulders, back and neck or perhaps with the result of "zoning out" like you never have before.  My emphasis is on stress reduction and the outcome of the massage will be determined by the both of us (and your body). I simply ask that you be open to the experience and I will provide you with the very best treatment possible..."

Wishing you many blessings on this journey called LIFE...

Dawna Lord

Owner; A New Dawn Massage & Wellness Therapy

Currently certified with the California Massage Therapy Council.



Soft / Deep Tissue Massage

The practice of Soft & Deep Tissue Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body. It is also the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function, and relieve pain. Whether searching for a way to deal with the stresses of daily life, seeking relief for a medical condition, or wanting to maintain health and balance in their lives, more and more people are turning to therapeutic massage. Massage is no longer considered a luxury. It is a necessary therapeutic modality for these trying and stressful times that we now live in. Research has shown therapeutic massage:

*relaxes muscles
*increases blood circulation and lymph flow
*improves healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissues
*reduces inflammation in joints
*improves range of motion and greater joint flexibility
*reduces the heart rate
*increases endorphins which is the body's way of reducing pain
*strengthens the immune system
*decreases spasms and reduces /.eliminates pain
*enhances nourishment to all cells requiring improved oxygen transfer
*helps relieve muscle tension and pain


Reiki Therapy

Practitioners of Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing system, use light hand placements to channel healing energies to the recipient. Reiki is commonly used to treat emotional and mental distress as well as chronic and acute physical problems. It is also used to assist the recipient in achieving spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki practitioners may vary widely in the techniques they use. Reiki is based on the principle of Universal Life Energy or Chi. This modality involves hands-on touch and visualization serving to align chakras and bring healing energy to the entire body. Reiki methods are beginning to be recognized by conventional medicine. They are considered "alternative" procedures by mainstream medicine and have been associated with spiritual healing. Its relaxing effect, however, is not refuted. The main uses of this therapy is for harmonizing the body and soul; increasing well-being and inner peace; as well as easing psychological problems, fatigue, headaches, backaches, and immune system problems.



Yoga is a general term for a range of body/mind exercise practices used to access consciousness and encourage physical and mental well-being. Some forms concentrate on achieving perfection in posture and alignment of the body; others aim at mental control to access higher consciousness. Between these two are forms of yoga that focus on the interrelationship of body, mind, and energy.



Gua Sha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Traditional Medicine, in both the clinical setting and in homes, but little known in the West. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of small red petechiae called 'sha', that will fade in 2 to 3 days. Raising ÒshaÓ removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation, and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.



Cupping is an ancient technique of applying heated vessels to the skin. Today, small vessels or “cups” made of glass are warmed, and the vessel opening is placed against specific skin zones - reflex zones - usually on the back, abdomen, or legs. Stimulating these zones by drawing blood flow to them in turn stimulates the tissues and internal organs to which the zones are believed to correspond. Also, the cups create minor bruising, which triggers the immune system and respond to the "injury." Thus, localized blood-flow stimulation causes systemic stimulation. This is primarily used for alleviating rheumatic disorders; migraines, head, neck, and back pain; sprains; high blood pressure; stomach, intestinal, liver, kidney, and lung diseases; and asthma.


Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Massage is becoming a widely known therapy for its deeply relaxing benefits. It employs a technique that uses smooth, heated stones which may be placed on specific acupressure points on the body to melt away knots, tension, and stress. It can be applied as a relaxation technique sometimes incorporating the use of essential oils. The hot stone experience relieves pain, promotes relaxation, harmony, balance, and peace.


Additional Professional Services:

Stress Reduction & Wellness Education

Sports & Injury Rehabilitation

Craniosacral Therapy




Swedish massage

Pregnancy massage


A New Dawn Massage & Wellness Therapy

Dawna Lord;  Reiki Master & Massage Specialist


located at:

Luxe Salon and Spa

997 E. Champlain Drive, Suite 160, Fresno, CA. 93720

(559) 260-0505        



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