Trauma-informed massage therapy serves clients with PTSD, panic disorders, generalized anxiety and heightened sensitivities. The purpose of each session is to provide the general benefits that bodywork brings—relaxation, pain relief and connecting touch—but with the added security of working with a therapist who has advanced education in somatic-based trauma physiology and who is skilled in working with heightened activation in the nervous system. If the client happens to experience a trigger or onset of symptoms during the session, the therapist will assist the client in feeling safe and grounded while gently facilitating the nervous system in returning back to a relaxed and resting state.
Jenny received her master’s degree in somatic psychology from Pacifica Graduate Insitute in Santa Barbara, CA in 2014. In 2016 she completed a three-year training from the Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute (SETI) to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in order to provide trauma-informed bodywork at advanced levels. In addition, she has received specialized training from Kathy Kain through SETI in using touch-based methods to work with complex trauma.