Massage therapy can treat painful conditions as well as aid in stress and anxiety management. Massage can be performed with the patient clothed or undressed using sheets and blankets for comfort, warmth and safety.
Touch-based techniques are applied to the body, slowly, mindfully, and with consent.
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR TMJD
TMJD is a painful condition involving the paired joints of the jaw. With sensitivity, Jennifer assesses and treats the soft tissues of the jaw to restore normal movement and decrease pain. Treatment includes the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and inside the mouth. In addition to manual therapy, Jen teaches the patient to perform self-massage on the jaw and develop movement practices to normalize jaw movement and stability.
TRAUMA-SENSITIVE MASSAGE THERAPY
Jennifer practices all her work through a Trauma-sensitive lens. While massage therapy does not treat stress or trauma-related disorders, the experience of a trauma-disorder does have health impacts and can change the way massage therapy is received. Trauma-Sensitive Massage Therapy seeks to provide care for folks living at the intersection of trauma-disorders and physical pain. Collaboration, continuous informed consent, patient lead pacing, and respect are parts of the foundation of Trauma-Sensitive Care.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Your first appointment will be scheduled for 60 minutes. This time frame allows Jen to conduct a thorough interview, perform an assessment as needed, develop a treatment plan for your care that works for you and collect consent.
Once this is complete the remainder will be your massage. If you know you need more time to ask questions or to explain your needs for care, let Jen know at the time of booking by leaving a comment, or emailing her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon completion of your appointment, you will receive your receipt of payment which can be submitted for insurance purposes.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
All treatments after the first will be scheduled based on the treatment plan you will develop together. A treatment schedule that meets your goals will be found so you can continue to live your life with greater ease. This may mean continued care, based on your lifestyle and needs, or a complete end to treatment should your complaint be resolved.