Meet Jennifer M. Registered Massage Therapist

Jun 23, 2022

Jenn has been such a joy to have as a part of our team. She has a wonderful positive energy and is clearly passionate about her career as an RMT!

She graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in April 2020, and received her registration (mid pandemic!) with the CMTO May of 2021.

During her massage therapy studies, Jenn was fascinated and intrigued learning about how all the body systems work together, especially how the connective tissue (fascia) can be manipulated to increase flexibility and reduce adhesions as well as reduce the appearance of scars. She loves to incorporate cupping techniques into her treatments as well as the traditional swedish massage techniques, trigger point therapy and assisted stretching!

Due to the pandemic, Jenn was sadly delayed in completing her provincial exams so she took the opportunity to use the time and further her training with Reflexology certification. She loves how the principals of Reflexology can have a dramatic effect on the fascial meridians of the body. It’s amazing how working directly on the feet can improve dysfunction throughout the legs, and hips. It’s been associated with improved blood flow, digestive issues, and plantar fasciitis, among many others! Reflexology Massage can be booked and is covered under Registered Massage Therapy!

Jenn has also completed her Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Level 1 certification and is working through the next level. This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. Developed in France in 1932 by Emil and Estrid Vodder, MLD has grown to be the most well known manual technique to assist lymph flow and aid in drainage of tissues. This can be a great treatment on its own as required or incorporated into a traditional massage.

Jenn started her career in the Visual Arts field and quickly developed a love of creating/using artistic displays to increase sales. This training and career path allowed her the opportunity to travel extensively while training others and further grow her interpersonal skill set. After getting married and experiencing some health issues, Jenn became interested in a more holistic approach to life which led to a desire for a better work/life balance. At the age 40, she decided to make a drastic career change in the hopes of helping others. Going back to school to become an RMT was one of the most rewarding things she has ever done and she is excited to continue to grow and learn with the Thrive family and connect with our community of clients.

Jenn lives in Burlington with her husband Jeff and their two spoiled ragdoll cats Frank and Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys being active whether it being training for a road race, hiking or camping. She loves to relax with a good book and dreams of travelling abundantly again.

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