She believes that when the body is encouraged through various techniques to unwind it has the best chance of overcoming acute and chronic issues.
Jennifer Croutch, RMT
Jennifer enjoys working with the client in order to determine the best treatment plan. She believes that stress is a very important factor to address through techniques designed to work with the body to relax itself. She also believes that keeping the bigger picture in mind makes a big difference to making real change in day to day body mechanics. She has worked in both clinic and spa settings.
It is very important to Jennifer to really listen to the client in order to hear what they think works best and where they experience the most discomfort. She also believes in educating the client about what other factors could be involved and other avenues of approaching healing. When there is good communication between the therapist and client the treatment becomes more efficient.
Jennifer also believes in remembering the role stress plays in the aches and pains of daily life. The body can heal itself better when it is not in stress mode and it can put its metabolism to repairing and regenerating. As well, she believes that when the body is encouraged through various techniques to unwind it has the best chance of overcoming acute and chronic issues. She works constantly keeping the client in mind so that the treatment can work with them and their intricacies. She looks to work with clients to give them the chance to heal themselves, with help of course!
Jennifer has taken extra courses in fascial techniques. She was always interested in this connective tissue. It lines every tissue in the body and it gets restricted through daily stresses. When it is restricted it effects the tissues it surrounds and the restrictions can spread through the body because other tissues take up the slack and compensate. Fascial work can be slow and sometimes bring up old memories stored in the tissue (like muscle memory) but it can be incredibly effective at making a change that lasts longer than a few days. Jennifer appreciates working with fascia as it is always fascinating to find where the restrictions have manifested and enjoys using the patience required to wait for the body to let go so that the deeper restrictions can be addressed
Jennifer mixes slower techniques into the treatment to ensure the outer layers relax before going deeper. She finds patience helps to reveal the various adhesions, knots and restrictions that cause issues. She also enjoys working across joints to engage the different muscles involved in injury or postural adaptations. She believes in giving clients tools (ie stretches) to help combat the effect of daily postural stressors.