"I don't like to complain."
From the desk of Jen Jaynes, LMT...
Sometimes when I ask what brings someone in for a massage and how they’re feeling physically, they answer “I’m fine, I don’t like to complain.” People who have mastered not complaining are certainly pleasant to be around! However, there’s a time and place where what you might call “complaining” is totally appropriate and even helpful.
One place where sharing your aches and pains is productive is when you are talking with your massage therapist. When I sit down with clients before a therapeutic massage, I am not only asking how you’re doing to be polite; I’m looking for information about your physical state to help plan your massage.
You can make your massage better by opening up to me about where you’re sore, stiff, or feel tense. With that valuable information, I can design the best massage for your body. I can get down to deep, focused massage a lot faster, and thus deliver more results, if you give me some hints as to where to look for trouble spots.
Jen Jaynes Licensed Massage Therapist
Jen Jaynes is a licensed massage therapist and a 2006 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown, MA (now the Cortiva Institute in Boston). Jen enjoys working with clients to meet their wellness goals through massage. Through discussion with the client and careful observation, she creates a custom ized massage and treatment plan for each client, drawing from Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and sports massage techniques. She works both specifically, to release tight muscles, and generally, to help clients integrate all their muscles into a smoothly working whole. Using this variety of tools, Jen creates a deep and effective massage.
Jen received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brandeis University and is a member of American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She is dedicated to ongoing education, and regularly takes workshops to develop additional massage skills, including prenatal massage, myofascial release for shoulder dysfunction, hot stone massage, and sports massage. She brings these techniques to each session, to create the ideal combination of massage methods for each client.
Jen enjoys finding new sports and ways to use her body. During massage school, she also trained in a western martial art of full-contact sword fighting, and learned first-hand how effective massage can be for hard-working muscles. She is currently learning aerial arts, such as silks and static trapeze. Because of her experience in several demanding sports, she has an understanding and open mind for how clients use their body and the demands they place on it daily. Her massages focus on helping her client’s body meet all of the challenges of their every day life and physical activities with ease and comfort.