East meets West for a truly holistic massage experience
I'm fascinated and passionate about all aspects of health and wellbeing. As an undergraduate in Anthropology, I felt a particular connection with Medical Anthropology and read extensively on the influences biological, ecological and cultural factors exert on human behavior. After stints clerking at a law firm and working for a non-profit, I decided to dedicate myself to my passion for health by enrolling in a master's program in East Asian medicine.
I added massage therapy to my repertoire in mid-2013. I find it to be uniquely beneficial to recharging the body's natural repair processes. Massage allows the body to switch from a state of stress using the sympathetic nervous system into a relaxed state using the parasympathetic nervous system. This physiological transition and resulting stress reduction can speed healing and provide other welcomed benefits, both physical and emotional.
Currently a doctoral candidate, Jennifer's extensive background includes a master's degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where she studied East Asian medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist, licensed massage therapist and a board-certified Chinese herbalist. Jennifer's deep knowledge of the human body from an evidenced-based, Western perspective and her training in East Asian medicine combine for a truly holistic approach. At Fringe, Jennifer will be providing customized massage therapy to meet the needs of each individual client, using Swedish massage, myofascial release, Trigger point release and Thai massage techniques.