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Jenny Rock, LMT
Certified Advanced Rolfer®
I began my life as a bodyworker in 1988 when I attended massage school while completing my BA in Psychology. As my practice developed and expanded over the years, I found that my preference was for deep tissue massage which helped people recover from pain (chronic and acute). That love led me to become a Certified Rolfer® in 2001, and then a Certified Advanced Rolfer® in 2017.
I have recently add cold laser to my practice and have found it to be a wonderful adjunct to the work I already do. Here is the cold laser that I use: Erchonia XLR8 cold laser.
Before becoming a Rolfer® I trained in many bodywork modalities, including Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, cupping and guasha.
I seem to have a knack for blending the science of bodywork, the art of listening to my intuition, and years of experience in a way that has helped many people.
I have also trained as a Life Coach with two different schools (Coach University and The Field Project). I’ve also trained and taught personal development workshops.
In all aspects of my work with minds, bodies, and spirits, it is my passion to help people remove blocks and catapult forward. Whether we are doing the Rolfing Series, or session work outside of it, my goal is to help you while you’re on AND off my table.
I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute.
I believe that every person possesses an inner wisdom regarding their body’s needs. It is my practice to trust that intuition and work within that framework. I do this by combining my expertise and experience with your inherent understanding of your own body in a way that will serve you the most. We work together as a team to help you get the most out of your body, so we will discuss your goals to develop a plan of treatment that works best for you.
Over the years I have combined my training and experience in a way that maximize results for each client on my table. My work is considered deep tissue, and to be clear, it’s as deep as your body will LET me go. I never work past your pain threshold, but rather inside it. Yes, even with Rolfing… rumors about Rolfing being incredibly painful are just that … rumors.
If you are looking for a relaxing massage, that is not me (schedule with James or Danyele). It is my goal for any bodywork to be the best thing you ever experienced, so let’s discuss what you want and need.
Rolfing® is my main focus, but I do a few other things, too.
I am trained in the application of Kinesio® Tex tape. This is the medical and athletic taping system you likely saw on the Olympic athletes. Kinesio® tape helps the body recover from pain, injury, and bruising, while also supporting the muscles and stabilizing joints.
I also utilize cupping and guasha, finding that these two modalities are wonderful adjuncts to everything else I do.
Whether we are doing the Rolfing Series, or session work outside of it, my goal is to help you while you’re on AND off my table.
Kinesio® Taping is the definitive rehabilitative taping method within the international medical community.
Kinesio® Tex Tape (or Kinesio Tape for short) has the ability to (1) re-educate the neuromuscular system, (2) reduce pain, (3) enhance performance, (4) prevent injury, (5) and promote good circulation and healing.
With over 35 years of experience, Kinesio® is the only elastic therapeutic tape of its kind.
Cornerstones of The Kinesio® Taping Method :
(1) Taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction.
(2) Applying stretch to the tape or to the target area in order to create space under the skin and create the desired effect on the musculature.
(3) Affects change in deeper layers of fascia by manipulating the skin and muscle.
(4) Creates space underneath the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage.
(5) Utilizes a number of corrective techniques to promote correct muscle and joint function.
(6) Assists with pain relief by targeting both the pain and the source of the pain (they are frequently not the same).
Kinesio® Tex Tape is completely latex free, water resistant, and made from the highest quality materials meaning it can be used by patients of every age and condition for 3-5 days per application.
Although all Rolfers® are trained in the Rolf Method, we all bring a little something different to the table. To see what you can expect from me, please use the drop down menu link under Rolfing® – titled “ Rolfing® Series with Jenny.” Always feel free to reach me directly with any questions you have.
Michael Valenti, LMT
Certified Advanced Rolfer ®
When the body is out of structural balance, movement is harder and often causes excessive wear and pain. Through Rolfing® I felt as though the forces of gravity were on my side. Instead of working against my body, everyday movements became easier and pain-free. As my body slowly changed (and continues to change), my ideas about health, healing and personal growth have been transformed.
Throughout my own journey in health and healing, I have been a movement educator. For more than 15 years I practiced and taught gymnastics a various gyms across the country. In 1996 I formed the first boys gymnastics team at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. I graduated from the University of Montana, where I also practiced gymnastics, in 2001.
After years of athletics—two marathons, acrobatics, dancing, lacrosse, fencing and music—I began to notice pain in my body. I found myself wanting a more balanced and individual approach to body development and awareness. In my search for sustainable and empowering health, I received the Rolfing® Ten Series and have been studying and advocating Rolfing® Structural Integration ever since. I graduated from The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration® in Boulder, Colorado, in 2008.
I’ve continued my study of bodywork through diverse approaches, such as primitive reflexive movements (embryological and early development), space awareness body-mapping with SourcePoint Therapy®, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Diaphragmatic releasing and balancing, as well as Yoga, Thai Chi and Qi-Gong.
I am licensed to practice Rolfing® and Massage Therapy in Oregon by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.
“Gaining a higher sense of structural order in our bodies can be a relaxing, calming and pleasant experience.”Michael Valenti
As a Certified Rolfer™, I help my clients restore their body’s natural movement through structural alignment interventions and holistic bodywork. My philosophy on bodywork and therapeutic massage is based on a relational approach to each individual. Every body is different, so the starting point, speed of transition, and outcome of the work will be unique to each client.
Some people are looking for relief from pain, others a desire for change in their body and their lives. Some clients desire efficiency and speed in athletic endeavors, some want relief from a car accident or specific moment of trauma, and others seek a transformation not only of the body but of the mind and spirit as well.
For me, along with relief from pain from a sports injury, I found a renewed sense of enjoyment in simple daily activities. I was amazed—not only had the pain subsided, but I found a calming sense of ease and grace in my movements.
Rolfing® is a holistic technique; changes in structure can impact the whole person, physically, emotionally, and energetically. As a result, many individuals who complete a Ten Series in Structural Integration find something serene, beautiful, and unexpected in addition to achieving their initial goal.
James Jacoby, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
My journey with massage started because I wanted to be an anthropologist. I have always loved people and their stories. I wanted to connect with people on the deepest levels possible. I wanted to help them as their problems and needs arose. Body work allows me to do both. I fell in love and never looked back.
I graduated from massage school in August of 2008 and since then have worked mostly in Reno, Nevada. Over the course of my career I have worked at a massage school, a world class spa, and owned my own business. I like to call what I do “Relaxing Deep” as I believe it it is important to address the body in specific targeted ways while still allowing for restfulness and integration.
In addition to massage, I am a Reiki Master and certified Psychic and Healer. Using my extra senses I look at energies or emotions that may be stagnant in or around the body. I then use a variety of techniques to help my clients release what is blocking them, and keeping them stuck in pain. I do this work on and off the Massage Table.
My husband and I moved to Oregon in 2015 when he got a job at Nike. It meant saying goodbye to my business and the state of my birth and has opened us up to a fun new adventure. After 30 years of the desert we are happy to live in the magical forest that is the Pacific Northwest!
Feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have. I’m looking forward to speaking with you!
Licensed Massage Therapist
I first fell in love with massage my junior year of high school. As a student athlete I often found my body in need of help relieving stress and pain. While in college in the team training room I found myself wanting to learn more about the body and how it worked, and how I could have better posture and recover faster after games. I quickly realized that I was on the wrong educational journey.
I transferred to East West College of the Healing arts the following year and have been a massage therapist since 2008. I feel very fortunate that I found my passion so early in my life. Over the last 13 years I have worked closely with chiropractors and physical therapists where I enjoy helping my patients navigate collaboratively through their rehabilitation.
My wife and I were both born in Oregon and have a love for adventure. I love travel and crafting, including sewing, making soaps, and decorations.