Reiki - A non-invasive healing technique referred to as "energy medicine" by the National Institute of Health (NIH). The client remains fully clothed while the practitioner uses gentle hand placements along the head, neck, shoulders, chest, abdomen, arms, hands, legs and feet. Treatments aim to restore and balance energy, facilitate a deep relaxation experience and promote healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Reiki was founded in the 1900's in Japan. It is NOT A RELIGION but a safe and gentle holistic therapy technique used to compliment conventional medical treatments and foster positive health results. According to the NIH, Reiki has been used by more than 1.2  million Americans for relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief. Jeannine is a Reiki Master/Teacher. To learn more go to reiki.org. 
   
Healing Touch - Endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association as an “energy-medicine” therapy used as an adjunct to medical treatments. Healing Touch uses several non-invasive, gentle, hand techniques that work with the body’s energy centers that control the energy flow to clear, balance, support and facilitate physical, mental and emotional healing. Currently thousands of nurses and other certified healing touch practitioners are using this therapy in health care settings to assist with reducing pain and anxiety, assist with wound and fracture healing, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, normalize blood pressure, and support feelings of well-being.  The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system by creating an optimal environment to enable the body's natural ability to heal. Jeannine is trained as a Level 3 Healing Touch Practitioner with Advanced training through the Healing Touch Program- for more information go to healingtouchprogram.com. 


Health and Wellness Coaching - If you have a specific healthcare concern (example: diabetes, high cholesterol), want to improve your nutritional or fitness habits or simply need assistance to manage other life challenges that are impacting you, perhaps coaching services can help. A holistic approach to health and wellness is aimed towards educating and empowering clients to take control of their personal health needs. Intrinsic Coaching™ increases your capacity to think better about the choices and decisions you make, fostering positive outcomes for life issues that concern you. To do that, you work with a practitioner who is trained in the methodology to listen to you fully and completely and ask you questions to help you tap into your intrinsic self and increase your intrinsic healing capacity. 


Holistic Health Assessments - There is no one, fixed model of what it means to be a healthy person.  I embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to address all root factors affecting a client's health.  As a nurse I first review all your medical history and diagnostic studies to determine your current health status. However, it is necessary to take the time to learn everything there is to know about your lifestyle that also may impact your health. This is why I use several holistic assessment tools to assess factors that could be adversely affecting you. Postural and muscular evaluations and functional movement assessments are used to help identify and target musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Assessing your level of chronic stress (physical or mental), the food you eat, the water you drink, whether you lead a sedentary or active lifestyle and the type of work that you do are examples of lifestyle factors that affect optimal health.  Even an energy field assessment such as measuring the balance between the chakras of the body can be used as one of my evaluation tools. All these different holistic health assessments provide me with insights that allow you and I to create the most innovative and effective treatment plans to help bring your body back into balance and guide you on your wellness journey.  



 Just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic.  

Massage and Bodywork Techniques


Clinical Massage –Geared toward clients living with various health challenges. Based on clinical data and ongoing evaluation, each treatment is tailored to meet the individual's health state, medication, physical and age related needs. Suitable for pre/post surgical clients, those undergoing oncology treatments or in remission, chronic conditions such as MS, Lyme Disease, fibromyalgia, and other physical and medical challenges.

Deep Tissue Massage –Designed to focus on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue, fascia and tendons.  Applies slow, long strokes and deeper pressure than experienced during a relaxation massage. Focus is to address chronic areas of pain and contracted areas, to break up lactic acid, loosen adhesions and release trigger points.

Energy Massage- Clients seeking a whole body and mind experience can incorporate energy therapies such as Reiki or Healing Touch with massage and acupressure. An extraordinary experience that promotes healing on a physical and energetic level.


FaceFit Massgae- Known as the “non-surgical facelift” this treatment is geared to firm and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while toning facial muscles for a more youthful appearance. Jeannine developed this unique treatment as part of her facial/skin care services for those clients seeking a facial with a non invasive "facelift" effect. This massage treatment not only reduces tension, but stimulates muscle tonicity. Blending advanced facial and buccal (inter-oral) massage techniques, while utilizing non invasive fascia restorative tools and hot/cold stones, it’s like a fitness workout for the face!  ​

HEAD/NECK/SHOULDER Massage: I treat many clients suffering from TMJ syndrome, chronic headaches, sinus issues and "text neck" (term used to describe neck pain associated with looking down at your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices). Although this is not technically a treatment style, I have seen clients find relief when a whole session is devoted to these areas of the body. I therefore felt compelled to create this specific category.  For a "TMJ massage" there is combination of external and intra-oral techniques depending on your comfort and need. For "sinus/headache massage" manual lymphatic drainage is always used. A "text-neck massage" most often includes some acupressure techniques. All three include a variety of massage techniques, movements, and self care exercises to continue at home.  


Manual Lymphatic Drainage – A safe, effective, and gentle approach to cleansing the body's tissues. MLD mimics the lymphatic system's natural movement to help drain excess fluid from soft tissues and detoxify the body. Most often used to treat lymphedema, it can also benefit by enhancing the immune system and the body's healing potential. Jeannine is  trained in the Dr. Vodder approach and methodology as a certified lymphatic therapist. To learn more go to vodderschool.com.

Myofascial Release- Fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, bones and nerves of the body. A slow, sustained pressure is applied against soft tissue until a release is achieved. Helps decrease pain and increase mobility by breaking up adhesions in the connective tissue. Jeannine is certified and trained by John F. Barnes in his Myofascial Release Approach. To learn more go to myofascialrelease.com.

Orthopedic Massage-  Focused on functional outcome. Orthopedic massage is about restoring structural balance throughout the body and is used to treat specific areas of musculoskeletal pain or injuries. A combination of advanced techniques are used such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, active and passive stretching and neuromuscular re-education.

Reflexology- Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. This physical act of applying pressure to specific points helps promote a state of relaxation and balance in the body to achieve overall wellness. Also a wonderful compliment to treatments for plantar fasciitis, hand, ankle and foot injuries. Jeannine is a ARCB certified reflexologist. To learn more go to arcb.net. 

Relaxation/Wellness Massage- Your classic full-body massage (also called Swedish Massage) strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. It is a gentle, smooth-flowing style of massage using light to firm pressure that improves circulation, and promotes general muscular relaxation.

Sports Massage – Used pre-event to warm up and loosen muscles, and post-event to alleviate muscle tension and inflammation. Designed to enhance athletic performance and post workout recovery time. Helps increase flexibility and range of motion, relieve muscular cramps and tension, and flush toxins out of the body to decrease muscle soreness.


Holistic Nursing Interventions