Meet Carol Jenkin, LMT
Structural Bodyworker & Clinical Massage Therapist
Throughout my career I built a strong reputation for being a goal and results oriented bodyworker, working on people that suffered from musculoskeletal pain. Through battling my physical pain and illnesses, along with my advanced training, years of experience, and passion for healing others has encouraged me to develop skills that make it possible to quickly remove the muscular imbalances and debris (Mental & Physical) that you have built up over time.
My intention is to assist you on your path to better health and emotional freedom. Ultimately my goal is to educate and inspire you to take full responsibility for your health and well-being, naturally. I am committed to having a long-term relationship with my clients, that is based on communication and a commitment to wellness. Teaching healthy behavior that enhances well-being.
Rather than attempt to encompass a wide-range of massage techniques, my treatments focus more deeply on certain aspects, such as Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork and less on others. I am on a path to develop, learn and understand a higher level approach to massage therapy and bodywork.
My approach to bodywork has been addressing and eliminating postural distortions caused by muscular tension and muscular imbalances. It is my experience that many of the painful afflictions people suffer from are caused by the gravitational force that’s being continually applied to their body and the way their body painfully opposes it.
Most often (and rarely mentioned in modern medical practices) is the lack of understanding of how postural distortions have direct and negative effects on the body. These negative effects are often from the body being pulled down and forward by gravity, literally compressing the body cell by cell, molecule by molecule. On top of that, most people are not even aware that poor posture eventually leads to musculoskeletal pathology.
Through practice, I’ve evaluated and treated hundreds of people suffering from chronic pain. Most of the time, musculoskeletal pain is caused by the way the body opposes gravity inefficiently, meaning, their body weight has shifted off the bones and onto the muscles. This body shifting, altering and compensation often leads to a constant barrage of trigger point formation, referral of pain to distant areas, deviations (unevenness) in leg lengths, distortions in the pelvis and spine (misalignments), depressed or elevated shoulder girdles, as well as causing a collapsed (stooped or slouched) upper body and forward head positioning.
|Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapist
Graduate from Health Options Institute
Level 1 Certified Structural Energetic Therapy (SET)
Certified in Aaron Mattes Active Isolated Stretching
Osteopathic Cranial Treatments
Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy
Certified in Advanced Myofascial Release
Certified Equine Massage Therapist
My mission is to safely rehabilitate people from pain, help them heal from physical trauma and stress, and open their potential so that they can have pain free, successful and happier lives.
I am a graduate of Health Options Institute and continuously learning and growing as a therapist through cutting-edge classes and case studies. I have always loved working in the healthcare field and discovered my true love and purpose, becoming a Massage Therapist in 2003.
I was an NJ registered dental assistant for 14 years. This is where I started to realize that many people were suffering from pain on a daily basis. I learned from a patient in the dental office (who was a massage therapist) about massage therapy, and it's tremendous healing effect on the body and mind. It was then that I knew I could take helping others to another level with massage therapy.
Early on I was happy to help clients reduce the stress of pain. I became frustrated over time because the results I was getting were only temporary. Although my clients were very pleased with my results, I needed to find the missing link that would give my clients the long lasting results they deserve.
Through endless hours of research, my search finally led to SET. When I discovered Structural Energetic Therapy, I knew right away I had finally found that missing link, THE treatment of treatments. From the very beginning, I was getting amazing results. SET drove me to develop, learn and understand a higher level approach to massage therapy and bodywork. Client feedback is the most impressive. They report an immediate reduction in pain, improved posture and balance, heightened energy, and amazing post-recovery time from any physical activity. After their position had improved from SET, their pain became less of an issue.
I am very thankful to all of my clients who have helped and encouraged me on the path to becoming the knowledgeable, caring therapist I am today. I Use an integrated approach, Combining: SET Therapeutic/Medical Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy and Acupressure and Cranial Structural therapy.
People today are seeking a more prevention or healing-oriented system of care that focuses on the individual as a whole. My mission is dedicated to supporting this need by embracing each with a nurturing environment that facilitates innate healing, a shifting level of consciousness, and transforms lives.
Lehigh Valley Healing Circle
3312 7th ST Whitehall, PA 18052
Email email@example.com Office 484-221-8322
Carol Jenkin, Licensed Massage Therapist - Owner of Lehigh Valley Healing Circle