In 2012, when Jenn still practised out of the Wolseley Wellness Centre near my home, I was recovering from the nasty effects of a head on car collision, in which my both legs were damaged. I went to see Jenn, from whom I had received stress relief massages in the past. Her gentle and intuitive massage technique did a lot to relieve the pain related to a large embolism in my right knee.
A year after this accident, in which 3 bones were broken in my left ankle, and during which Jenn's treatment was part of my active path toward recovery, I felt totally recovered and healed. And Jenn shifted to a mainly Beausejour based practice so I tried to stay fit with swimming and other moderate exercise.
This summer and fall my left leg became increasingly unhappy, until I could hardly walk down stairs at all, and walked little, with walking poles and a definite limp. I made appointments with a chiropractor, a Winnipeg based massage therapist, and general practitioner (MD) who sent me for ex-rays and to a sports therapist. The diagnosis that emerged was that I might have a tear in the meniscus under my left knee. But there was only limited improvement until I came under Jenn's care again.
Jenn listened carefully to my history and my body and soon came to the conclusion that my saphenous nerve must be unhappy. It had probably been somehow reminded of the trauma of the accident and now needed the opportunity to process that trauma and relearn healthier patterns of flow within my body. She effectively used mainly Dermo Neural Modulation techniques, to which my leg responded with strong twitches and improved function. Since we were soon to leave the continent for some months, she tutored my husband in the method and provided us both with resources to learn more about this technique and the science of pain. Thanks to her mentoring he rose to the challenge remarkably well. Within 6 weeks of Jenn's treatments I can once more walk up to ten kilometres without pain. When my ankle and knee stiffen up, I have exercises I can do to relieve the stiffness and help the neural circulation to improve. For a 67 year-old non-athletic woman, I think that's pretty good.
Can you imagine the gratitude I feel for my new lease on mobility, with which I am currently exploring hillside paths in rural Germany? Other caregivers were also interested in my physical history, but Jenn's interest in the functioning of the nervous system as well as the muscular and skeletal systems, and her gentle but deeply sensory treatment, is what led to effective treatment and recovery.