jen laroche lmt
My journey as a bodyworker began at East West College of the Healing Arts, in Portland, OR. There, I was first introduced to and fell in love with the complex workings of the human musculoskeletal system, via several different schools of thought. Western medicine's deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial release therapies, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Asian Bodywork Modalities of Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Reiki intrigued me equally. I quickly realized that my job was going to be to integrate these modern and ancient systems of healing and wellness, for and with my clients.
I received my advanced certificate in 2005, specializing in these modalities, and I continue to focus my studies in these areas. My practice, as well as my life, are deeply rooted and greatly influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine, the mingling between ancient and modern philosophies, and the balance that they bring.