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Jenn Sharman | RMT
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I’m fascinated by the art and science of massage therapy. With a trauma-informed approach, and a special focus on pain and stress management, I enjoy helping people feel at ease in their bodies. I also facilitate discussions for students and RMTs to learn about current research and best practices in patient care. In 2013, I was awarded first place by the Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia for my case study on treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

I founded Intent Health Clinic in October 2017. I aim to bring creativity and leadership to a profession in the midst of its own change, as it deepens its own understanding of how massage therapy works. A bridge between research and clinical practice, I eagerly share updated findings that empower practitioners in their professional pursuits while continuing to assist patients in the ways they manage their pain and stress.

Read more about why Jenn was inspired to open Intent Health Clinic.

Areas of Professional Interest
Continuing Education

Recent Blog Posts


Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

Top 5 Trauma-Informed Resources for Massage Therapists

2 min read

Summary: Massage Therapists are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing trauma-informed care, however it’s not taught in most massage programs. This article lists our top 5 recommendations for learning about trauma-informed care and how to apply it in your practice. There is no regulation for using the phrase “trauma-informed”

Intent's website now has accessibility features

Intent's website now has accessibility features

2 min read

We value accessability and inclusivity in our clinic space, our massage therapy treatments and on our website. That's why we partnered with AccessiBe. Their mission is to make the internet accessible, inclusive & equitable. Website visitors can now click the icon on the bottom left corner of the website to select

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

2 min read

Massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, pain and improve quality and duration of sleep. Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more.

With great respect and gratitude, we practice massage therapy on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) And Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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