Jennifer's life purpose is to help people feel more alive, joy and peace in their lives through feeling their into bodies as a safe place. She feels we give ourselves permission to FEEL joyful when we truly LET GO of the resistance; what causes our body pain.
The ONLY way out is IN.
Into the body -- to feel and acknowledge what we are rejecting.
Jennifer 's goal of helping alleviate pain while encouraging movement towards healing the root causes of issues is an inward, personal journey for every body. Gradually over time, layer by layer, the journey unfolds to us as we maintain our trust in our deepest inner selves.
Self-care should be prioritized on a daily and weekly basis, with inward focus or introspection, as well. Clients must address their current mindset, embrace optimism and possibility instead of feeling stuck by a diagnosis or limited in the quality of their life.
No longer restricted by her own pain, no longer rejecting the intensity of feeling, Jen intends to help you activate your healing and empower you to be self accountable in your holistic wellness.
Jen calls her bodywork style "Customized Intuitive blend" because she uses her sense of FEELING to be intuitively guided based on your body's feedback. Jen understands she is not able to help everyone but appreciates the opportunity to have real communication on what is working and where, or if, we can improve the outcome of each session.
Jennifer L. Smith (Deschene) is a licensed massage therapist, heart-centered bodyworker, somatic empath, energy worker, mother to a 9yr old son, Army Reserve Veteran, and 13 year business owner who has been managing chronic pain for 21+ years.
(See below for backstory blog on her personal experience.)
While further educating herself and personally evolving, Jen continues her personal and professional journey to balance holistic wellness.
Jennifer continues to study many different healing modalities, evaluating what is most helpful to blend for her clients and her personal longevity in the healing arts. She enjoys blending Swedish, Craniosacral therapy (CST), Esalen integrative style, Reiki Energywork, Acupressure, Thai yoga bodywork/stretching, Myofascial Release/TriggerPoint therapy, and Ashiatsu.
Continuing Education certificates:
Kundalini Yoga peding completion (Apr?)
Breathwork Teacher Training - pending completion (Feb?)
Sound Healing - Level 3 (Jan?)
(8/22) Feminine Embodiment Coaching - pending Apr 2023
Sound Healing - Level 1 & 2
Somatic Attachment Therapy
Barefoot Intermediate + Barefoot Fundamentals (Fasci Ashi)
Barefoot Restorative Yomassage
Yoga Teacher Training, Vinyasa Yin
Medical Massage Therapy
Myofascial Unwinding, Myofascial Release Fascial Pelvis,
Myofascial Release Therapy 1 & 2
Gemstone Crystal Energywork, 2011
Reiki Master Teacher Training, 2008-2009