Registered Massage Therapist
Jenna’s passion for rehabilitation and massage therapy came from always being very active growing up. From a young age she trained various forms of martial arts including karate, Brazilian jui-jitsu and mauy thai. Jenna’s dedication to martial arts led to her receiving her black belt in karate at the age of 16. She’s trained with some of the best including Royce Gracie, Wanderlei Silva, David Adiv, Kevin Kearns, and Ganyao Fairtex. Jenna also loves snowboarding, swimming and motorcycling. By accumulating various injuries she learned quickly the importance of rehabilitation in order to be able to continue doing the activities she loved. While training for her black belt she developed bad shin pain which made her unable to complete full training sessions. Her experience with a skilled physiotherapist allowed her to quickly return to her training schedule. This motivated her to begin studying the human body so she could help others do the same.
Jenna graduated from Centennial College with her advanced diploma in Registered Massage Therapy and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jenna is new to Toronto and very excited to start her practice with the Endeavour Rehab team. She has experience working with a wide variety of patients, ranging from infants to seniors, pre/post-natal mothers, varsity athletes, and people with physical and mental disabilities. She has provided relief to patients suffering from both acute and chronic issues.
Prior to her pursuit of massage therapy she graduated from McMaster University with her Honours Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, which has given her a strong foundation in human movement, exercise and the relationships between physical activity and health. Jenna believes strongly in continuing education and furthering her knowledge which motivated her to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.
Jenna works to educate her patients and involve them in creating individualized treatment plans so that their goals and needs can be met. She believes in assessing each of her patients prior to treatment looking for the root cause of their discomfort. Each of her treatment plans will include self-care such as stretching, strengthening exercises and proprioceptive work. Jenna is a firm believer that her patients must be involved in their health in order to have lasting results.