Holistic Nursing Interventions

Massage and Bodywork Techniques

I strive to provide the most innovative and effective treatments to my clients by not limiting options while on the treatment table. Therefore rates are based on time and not services. The below list are various treatment options that can be requested or used as needed to meet your wellness goal during your session. 

ReikiA 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. Healing Touch uses several non-invasive, gentle, hand techniques that work with the body’s energy centers to clear, balance, support, and facilitate physical, mental and emotional healing. Thousands of nurses and other certified healing touch practitioners are using this therapy 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 tohealingtouchprogram.com. 

Health and Wellness Coaching - If you have a specific healthcare concern (example: diabetes, high cholesterol), want to improve your lifestyle, or simply need assistance to manage other life challenges, coaching services can help. Intrinsic Coaching™ increases your capacity to think better about your choices and decisions, fostering positive outcomes for life issues. To do that, you work with a practitioner who is trained in the methodology to listen to you fully and ask questions to help you tap into your intrinsic self and increase your intrinsic healing capacity. 

Holistic Health Assessments There is no fixed model of what it means to be a healthy person. I look at the whole picture, and use my nursing knowledge and several holistic assessment tools to assess factors that could be adversely affecting you. For example, I might do a postural and muscular evaluation, and assess your functional movement in order to help identify musculoskeletal dysfunctions. An energy field assessment such as measuring the balance between the chakras of the body can be used. I also take the following into account, as these are all factors that affect optimal health:

  • Your level of chronic stress (physical or mental)
  • Your nutritional intake
  • The water you drink
  • Your lifestyle (is it sedentary or active?)
  • The type of work that you do 

Nurse Navigation - My goal is to provide an integrative approach to support and assist clients through their initial diagnosis and treatment process with their respective medical team and healthcare facilities. Ideal for clients that seek additional guidance translating complex medical information into simple terms so they can better understand, their conditions, treatments, side effects and integrative options to feel more empowered to make informed decisions with their medical team. 

​​​​Blasting MassageAnswers the high demand of clients requesting a more intense fascia treatment using the FasciaBlaster® tools. Using the FasciaBlaster® tools in conjunction with a deep tissue massage and advanced stretching allows clients a transformative experience. The FasciaBlaster® was designed, engineered, and manufactured by Ashley Black. It is the ONLY tool that opens the fascia at the deeper layers and breaks up adhesions. CLICK HERE FOR FASCIA BLASTER TOOLS for home use. 

Clinical MassageGeared toward clients living with various health challenges. 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.

Compress and StretchGeared to release muscle tension, improve flexibility, reduce soreness and increase range of motion. Compression is a massage technique that applies pressure (ranging from light to very deep) onto larger areas of muscles, then held and released. Hands are moved to different areas and then repeated. Compressions can also be performed with a slight rocking movement to help relieve tight muscles and promote relaxation. Compression strokes are a great compliment to stretching in helping to address restrictions in muscles, tendons and fascia. Improving joint imbalances that can help relieve pain and reduce risk of injury  Clients remain dressed and are asked to wear comfortable clothing, preferable shorts or yoga pants and t-shirt.

Cupping—An ancient therapy modality used to create suction to a specific area to increase blood circulation. This is geared to relieve muscle tension and promote cell repair. I most often used as an add on when doing an clinical/orthopedic massage. 

Deep Tissue MassageFocuses on the deeper layers of the muscle tissue, fascia, and tendons. Uses slow, long strokes and deeper pressure than a relaxation massage. This massage addresses chronic areas of pain and contracted areas, breaks up lactic acid, loosens adhesions and releases trigger points.

Energy MassageClients seeking a whole body and mind experience can combine energy therapies such as Reiki or Healing Touch with massage and acupressure. This hybrid treatments are an extraordinary experience that promotes healing on a physical and energetic level. Bringing balance to the chakras (energy centers) while stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system response to induce a higher state of relaxation. 

FaceFit MassageKnown as the “non-surgical facelift,” this treatment helps 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 clients seeking a facial with a non-invasive "facelift" effect. This massage not only reduces tension, but stimulates muscle tonicity. Blending advanced facial and buccal (inter-oral) massage techniques, while utilizing advance restorative tools such as theragun percussive facial device, faciablaster tools, Celluma LED light therapy and hot/cold stones, this is like a fitness workout for the face!  ​

HEAD/NECK/SHOULDER Massage—The go to session for 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, clients find relief when the session is devoted to these specific areas of the body. For a TMJ massage, there is combination of external and intra-oral techniques depending on your comfort and need. For a sinus/headache massage, manual lymphatic drainage is always used. A text-neck massage often includes some acupressure techniques. All three include a variety of massage techniques, movements, and self care exercises to continue at home.  

Light Therapy- Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma LED light therapy is offered to clients as an enhancement to their session. LED light therapy use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment o compromised tissue cells to obtain therapeutic levels. To learn more go to celluma.com

Manual Lymphatic DrainageA 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 enhance the immune system and body's healing potential. Technique enhances post surgical recovery. Jeannine is trained in the Dr. Vodder approach and methodology as a certified lymphatic therapist. To learn more go to vodderschool.com.

Myofascial ReleaseFascia 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. This 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 MassageOrthopedic massage is about restoring structural balance throughout the body and treats specific areas of musculoskeletal pain or injuries. A combination of advanced techniques is used, such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, active and passive stretching, and neuromuscular re-education. 

Jeannine's Compress & Stretch session is a highly requested treatment among clients. This signature technique focuses on assessing form and expanding function while improving range of motion and flexibility through functional movement assessment and stretching. Compress & Stretch Clients are asked to wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement during the session. 

Percussive Therapy - Targets muscle recovery even further with the Theragun and PureWave devices. Promotes release of muscles, stress and tension. A great compliment to the manual treatments. 

ReflexologyReflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, 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, and support 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. 

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. To enhance relaxation experience, warm hand and foot wraps, hot stones and aromatherapy may be incorporated during sessions (at no additional cost). 

Sports Massage—Used pre-event to prep and loosen muscles, and post-event to alleviate muscle tension and inflammation. This massage enhances athletic performance and post-workout recovery time. It also helps increase flexibility and range of motion, relieve muscular cramps and tension, and flush toxins out of the body to decrease muscle soreness. Pressure is generally a deeper/firmer pressure. Cupping, Fascia blasting, assisted stretching or LED light therapy is often incorporated into sessions.