INNOVATIVE MASSAGE THERAPISTS
- MASSAGE THERAPIST
Barb has been a registered massage therapist since 1997, when she graduated with an Honours Diploma from Kikkawa College. Barb believes a thorough assessment is an important step to providing individualized and effective treatment. Her skillful hands deliver a deep soft tissue massage enhanced with such techniques as myofascial and trigger point releases, joint mobilization, PNF stretching, neuromuscular therapy, manual lymph drainage and craniosacral therapy.
Over the years she has experience working and successfully treating clients who have recovered from surgery, sport injuries, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, spinal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, TMJ, headaches and many other conditions.
Barb continually works towards expanding her knowledge in order to provide her clients with the greatest level of care possible. She believes massage therapy plays a key role in dealing with many of life’s stressors and is essential for long-term health and wellness.
Jennifer De Clercq
- Massage Therapist, Structural Integrator
With a NAIT Honours Business Diploma in hand, Jenny’s career began in commodity customer service and corporate change management training. After 15 years in the corporate sector, she completed the Mount Royal College Massage Therapy program in 2005, and thus changed careers to massage therapy.
While on vacation, she was exclusively invited to study Shiatsu massage with the team at the world famous Ten Thousand Waves Spa in New Mexico, USA. The unique technique of Masanori Uchida, a professional sport massage master from Nagoya, Japan, is a favourite treatment for many of Jenny’s clients.
In 2017, Jenny made the decision to get focused on her own self care. With the help of a professional athletic coach, her body composition and fitness capability dramatically changed. But still, she had some obstacles to overcome.
That’s when she discovered Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). She experienced how this modality uses gravity and fascial meridians to strategically balance posture and structural instability. After going through the strategic 12 sessions, she gained a striking improvement in the balance of her body structure. So, this became the next step for her career goals.
In the fall of 2020, she graduated from the intensive one year Anatomy Trains certification program led by Thomas Myers in Maine, USA. She is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). Jenny finds this modality to be especially rewarding as she is the instigator to reverse shortened fascia that is the culprit for many injuries and chronic pains.
Jenny firmly believes in many cases, the body can be healthy and support you throughout life. This includes a proactive self care plan, a stabilized posture, a strong mind/body connection, good mental health, along with proper nutrition, movement, and rest.
Jenny enjoys a balanced lifestyle with interests including hiking, travelling, weight training, yoga, clean eating, and time with her new puppy, Oatie.
Jenny offers massage therapy including shiatsu and pregnancy massage and Structural Integration sessions.
If you were interested in learning more about Structural Integration, check out Jenny's website, www.jenniferdeclercq.ca