Individualized Massage for Every Body!

 

About me:

 Hi! My name is Jenn, I attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2007 and fell in love with body work!  I am an avid anatomy and physiology nerd as well as a coach. My passion is helping people find their best selves, be it reducing pain/discomfort or finding their path in life. I love to see the people around me thrive, especially my wonderful husband Jake (pictured).  I also love to share a great cup of tea!

 

What I do: 

I listen to what your body needs and choose from a variety of modalities such as: Swedish, shiatsu, chakra balancing, integrated energy therapy, hydro therapy, Aromatherapy and so much more.  I have recently added many 'vibrational' techniques such as Bach flowers, sound and crystal therapy.  I also am beginning to dabble in Gua Sha a well loved technique for those incessant knots.

 

 Traditional chinese medicine/theory, nutrition therapy and herbalism are continual studies of mine as I battle my own aches, pains and health mysteries. I love to learn and am always up for a good article or book; please share!                  

  

The World of Oils is Vast 

 

Every client has different skin, different intentions, different aches and different hydration levels (yes that's right hydration levels) Different needs require different attention so before your massage I prefer to mix you your very own blend of carrier and essential oils to meet your needs of the day. 

 

First things first... what is a carrier oil?

 

Carrier oils are the base or the starting point from which we can add essential oils for a vast variety of desired effects. 

My favorites: 

  • Castor oil: Aids recovery increases blood flow, boosts the immune system and is an antiviral/antibacterial/antimicrobial!
  • Cocoa Butter: Soothing Antioxidant improves skin elasticity/tone, fights inflammation/damage and boosts immune system 
  • JoJoba oil - cleanser/healer  can help fight acne by being a cleanser and a moisturizer!  Speeds wound healing/wrinkle reduction by stimulating collagen production and  contains iodine making it antibacterial
  • Shea Butter: nourish/moisturize high in vitamins A&E, boosts collagen production and is a strong anti-inflammatory 
  • Sweet Almond oil: penetrating/ rejuvenating penetrates deep into muscles (and pores) to draw out toxins, anti-inflammatory, mild/hypoallergenic so it is safe to use even on babies!

 

These are my favorite to blend but there are so many more out there. Do you have a favorite? I'd love to hear about it! 

 

Why use essential oils?

 

Essential oils are volatile liquid substances extracted from aromatic plant material  by steam distillation or mechanical expression  for the improvement of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. (aromatherapy and essential oils PDQ June 8 2017)

 

Scientific studies (yes, peer reviewed!) have shown aromatherapy to have positive effects on the brain's emotional center, behavior, the immune system, and reduction of stress and anxiety.  

 

Yes Please!