Hey! My name is Jennie.
I have been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for over two years. I have attended workshops in Palliative Care; and Breast Massage (paused practice). I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (paused practice) with International Association of Infant Massage Canada.
My approach to massage depends on how you feel when you come in. I can provide a quiet, restful experience, or more interactive work, where we may have a dialogue to help promote body awareness and focus on a specific concern. I have become comfortable with and developed skills to weave focused deep tissue work into Swedish/relaxation massage. What informs how my practice during each session is what we will discuss in conversation, as well as my visual and hands-on observations.
I believe having a relationship with our bodies means staying curious, attentive to our relationships/environment, and continuous change. My hope for our time together is that each appointment will provide the support you need to nurture your relationship with your body.
My education was with an institution which works to improve the standards of massage therapy in the prairie provinces. Our first year was focused to Swedish/Relaxation Massage and the second year was focused to Osteopathic based assessment and treatment.
About ten years ago, I started to experience chronic pelvic pain and became very curious about my body. This curiosity motivated me to take classes on Holistic Hormonal Health and expose myself to various methods for my chronic pain management. I was so inspired by what I had learned taking time to learn about and listen to my body that I went to become an RMT to learn more. I was also drawn to this Practice and Institution by someone who I truly admire in this field.
I am happy to begin this transition to practice with the Broadway Health Collective, where I can consider my well-being and may be a part of yours.
Outside my Massage practice, I spend time with plants, walking, writing, and making art. I listen to all kinds of music and watch a lot of films. I live with my partner Ray and two sweet cats, Kurt, and Molly O.