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Jenn Sharman | RMT

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

Featured Blog Posts

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Scientific Benefits of Massage Therapy

2 min read

Current research tells us that 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....

Massage techniques: Which are best for you?

Massage techniques: Which are best for you?

10 min read

While massage techniques vary, they all work in the same way; they interact with the body, mind and nervous system in layers of context. In this article we present current research findings on common massage techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point release and more....

What is trauma-informed massage therapy?

What is trauma-informed massage therapy?

7 min read

Trauma-informed massage therapy is an approach to practice and not a massage technique. It’s built upon four principles: trauma awareness, safety and trust, collaborative choice and connection, and strength-based skill-building. Our RMTs have taken additional training in trauma informed care....

"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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