*Jess has moved to small town Saskatchewan to live the country life. We wish her all the best.
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Registered massage therapist, Jessica Herbert loves a holistic approach and does not have one specialty but enjoys cranial-sacral therapy (CST) to offer the hands-on treatment her patients require.
WITH CHILDREN AT HEART
Because craniosacral therapy gets into the nervous system fast it is an excellent therapy to help decompress and chill it out the body. Jessica shares, “I want to work with kids with autism and CST is the modality I would be using the most in that population.”
TUNE IN TO YOUR BODY
Jessica’s typical clients include patients who find themselves seated in office work daily. When they come to visit she sees the need to look into the parasympathetic nervous system (our body’s rest and digest guide) as well as help clients to come into their bodies more. Jessica believes, “As we live in a world with so much external information, we forget to pay attention to the internal information and tune into our body and what it needs.” She loves the opportunity to help patients learn to listen when the body speaks.
BACK TO BASICS
When faced with a patient who was unable to find a solution to acute lower back and glute pain for weeks, Jessica found the answer her patient need to alleviate the distress. Had tried other practioners and had not been having success. Did not get rid of the pain but helped to dramatically reduce it and give some home care tips to help them not aggravate the issue.
Jessica’s background includes her time spent at massage school and photography school. Additional certifications include Cranial Level 1 certification, a foot joint mobilization workshop, cupping techniques, Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA) deep tissue massage techniques, and mindful-based stress reduction,
IN HER SPARE TIME
Jessica grew up in Saskatchewan, and has lived in Deer Lake, Newfoundland; Trois–Rivières and Montreal, Quebec; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Wawa (north), Ontario; Toronto, and Victoria, British Columbia. Jessica loves working out, cooking, playing guitar, knitting and crocheting, relaxing with friends, and meditating when she is away from her friends at the Aches Away clinic. When asked about her greatest challenge it comes back to her concern for kids since she says, “Figuring out a way to bring it all back to kids and working with the autistic population.” She loves kids and helping them to reach their full potential.
- CMTO Registered Massage Therapist
- Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA)*
- CPR A&C with AED
- Cupping Massage: Annis Downey, BA, RMT Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Massage Therapy Diploma, Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Halifax, Nova Scotia
- WMHS, Dragonfly Release Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Reiki II: Danuta Synders Halifax, Nova Scotia
What is NISA?
Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA)is a deep tissue technique that works directly on the fascia of the body. The fascia is the connective tissue in the body that holds everything in place and gives you your shape. It is a system of non-stretchy bands and sheets that wraps around everything and forms a framework for your cells.
What is Cupping Massage?
Cupping is a technique whereby a vacuum (negative pressure) is created in the cup, drawing the skin (fascia) up into the cup and separating the layers of fascia. The vacuum effect allows new blood to the area, because the layers of fascia are now separated the blood is free to flow to the areas that have been adhered and stagnate.