Jennifer Mumford has been a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists since August of 2016. She graduated from a three year program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in April of 2016 with Dean’s List recognition. At Fleming, Jennifer studied in aspects of anatomy, physiology, pathology, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercise.
Jennifer chose Massage Therapy because she is dedicated to helping people and being in a career where she is always learning. She plans to further her education by completing courses in Full Body Advanced Myofascial Release, Dynamic Taping, Structural Integration, and Reflexology.
What is Massage Therapy?
“Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.”
“Massage treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained, and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.” (About Massage Therapy, cmto.com)
“The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)
What Can Massage Do For You?
Massage Therapy provides treatments for a broad spectrum of orthopedic and systemic conditions including acute and chronic pain, strains and sprains, headaches and migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatic nerve pain, frozen shoulder, bursitis, and many more. Massage is also a great way to deal with the stress and fatigue from a busy schedule.
Stroking and Effleurage: typically used as broad, general strokes to relax and soothe the client. Also may be used at a fast rate to help stimulate and wake the client up.
Petrissage: a group of techniques used to compress, knead, and stretch the tissue layers in a rhythmical fashion. Consists of kneading, wringing, picking-up, muscle stripping, muscle squeezing, and skin rolling.
Tapotement: a series of percussive techniques also used in a rhythmical fashion. Typically used to “wake-up” the nervous system for clients with fatigue.
Deep Fascial: a group of techniques used to engage layers of fascia around the muscles to increase mobility and flexibility of the tissues. This technique is done without lotion and can be a little uncomfortable but not painful.
Myo-Fascial Release: also known as trigger point therapy. Applied to where “knots” or trigger points are found in specific points in the muscle from which the client is experiencing referred pain.
Kerr Chiropractic Clinic
34 Bridge St. W.
Cell: (613) 849-5086
Clinic: (613) 966-8386
Monday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 7:00pm
We require a 24 hour appointment cancellation notice to allow for clients to rebook in your place. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, half of the treatment price will be required to be paid to the therapist.
If you have a viable emergency the cancellation fee will be waved. The waving of the fee will be determined by the therapist.