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Stay Strong Mamas
empowers moms through simple yet profound tools to care for their bodies and spirits: massage, self-care education, strength-training, community, connection, and engagement.
I began my bodywork journey by becoming a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher, then training in Thailand to become skilled in traditional Thai massage. I began a private practice seeing massage clients and teaching classes and workshops. Then I became a mother and found that too demanding and overwhelming to authentically show up also as a therapist and teacher. I put my practice on hold to stay home full time with my babies, but I always knew I’d go back. I continued training and learning, expanding my skills in Thai massage and structural bodywork, and daydreaming about how to intertwine the two.
When my husband unexpectedly and suddenly left me, going back to work became no longer optional. I struggled immensely initially; I felt so broken and disempowered. Fear and insecurity nearly crippled me, at times literally stifling my breathing. Faced with complete uncertainty around my financial and professional future, I chose me.
I chose to take a risk on me and build a new life for myself. I wanted my boys to see me embrace my fear and live with authenticity and passion. I also felt that my story would resonate with others and discovered that writing is healing for me. As I began to write and share myself with the world, others reached out in appreciation, which warms my heart and fuels my passion.
Through the process of building my business, I began to feel empowered, and then found myself energized by empowering others. I realized that all of my skills and passions could be directed at this central mission.
I choose to put my gifts toward empowering moms to be strong and balanced in their bodies and empowered and inspired to care for themselves.
So, ultimately Stay Strong, Mamas, is empowerment. I believe that I can serve moms and offer simple yet profound tools to care for their bodies and spirits: massage, self-care coaching, strength-training, community, connection, commitment, and engagement. I see individual clients and lead group workshops, and am always expanding my practice, learning, and growing.
XOXO ~ Jenelle
My "Resume" and Notable Experiences and Certifications
Licensed Massage Therapist (#19101), 800-hour program at East West College of Healing Arts, 2012
Yomassage™ certification, 2019
Thai Massage Training (207 total hours): 33 hours, Allison Lurie, East West; 120 hours in Loi Kro School in Chiang Mai, Thailand; 30 hours, David Weitzer Oregon School of Massage; 12 hours herbal compress balls, Baan Jai School; Thai training, 12 hours, Baan Jai School
Structural Bodywork and Deep Tissue (45 total hours): 33 hours, Jonathan Primack at East West; pelvic and hip structural bodywork, 12 hours, Jonathan Primack at Absolute Bodyworks
Mama and baby (24 hours): 12 hours infant massage, Loving Touch Infant Massage; 12 hours, Postpartum Deep Tissue, Oregon School of Massage
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT): Lotus Seed and Yoga Alliance member, 200-hour certification program
Masters Degree and Doctoral coursework: Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2009
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology and Politics, Willamette University, 2005