Education & Vocational Experience

Jeannette has studied various bodywork traditions, primarily energy therapy, for over 24 years. Her initial Reiki Training began in 1997 at the Ohio Reiki Training Center in Dayton, Ohio. She became a Master Teacher in October of 1998. In the summer of 2002, she co-founded Divinity Discovered Reiki in Yellow Springs, Ohio a place of practice and community. Her experience with clients and students as a Reiki Master Teacher led to her the decision to pursue a career in massage therapy. “Energy work alone is effective, but there seemed to be a component missing, the deeper touch provided by massage was the answer.” After completing the required course in massage therapy at the Dayton School of Medical Massage in May of 2008, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist in June of 2008.

Many fortunate events brought her to Shanti Medical Massage Clinic, Kettering, and to the apprentice program provided by Joy Helton, LMT. Part of the apprenticeship is continuing education in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy through the Midwest PNMT (For more information, go to www.nmtmidwest.com).

With the practice and continuing education recommended during the apprenticeship program, along with invaluable feedback from the more experienced therapists of Shanti MMC, she has been developing an integrative approach to massage. This approach combines Swedish, Neuromuscular therapy, energetic and stretching techniques to create individualized sessions for clients. Many of those clients report that there is a deep sense of meditative relaxation achieved during the session as well as lessening of muscular tension. Both of which, she believes, help to create balance and wellness within the body.