About Jenny Peterson, LMP

License # MA60159887

I am a licensed massage therapist, dance artist, and photographer who has been living and working in Seattle for the past 11 years. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent much of my youth as a competitive gymnast. As a teenager, I fell in love with dance and in 2006 I graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in dance and visual arts. As a lifelong mover and athlete, I have had my share of injuries and physical challenges.

In 2006, I received my first massage and was blown away by what it did for my body. I immediately decided that once the opportunity was right, I was going to learn this seemingly magical skill for myself. Over the years, I have continued to experienced the profound effect massage can have on injuries, stress, and general body awareness and education. In 2010, I graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage, Seattle, and have been dedicated to bringing this relief and awareness to others ever since.

When I’m not massaging, I am most assuredly dancing and choreographing, convincing others to participate in my sometimes elaborate and always messy photo projects, traveling, and long distance cycling.

About your session

I combine a number of techniques into my “style,” and bring out different tools according to your needs and how you are physically responding. Among these are deep tissue, myofascial and neurofascial work, neuromuscular techniques, clinical injury treatment, Swedish massage, and passive sequencing. I work with the body as a three dimensional entity, and often will work on opposite sides (front/back) and multiple muscle groups at the same time. I also aim to bring my dancer sensibility to my work, striving to be fluid, continuous, and connected. No matter how much we are focusing on specific injuries, I want you to come away feeling integrated and with a sense of completeness towards the session.

I've also recently added Intraoral work to my skill set.

Ultimately, I view bodywork as a conversation, and my goals are to combine intellect with intuition to communicate and listen as effectively as possible. Nothing gives me greater joy than facilitating all of those little “aha” moments that can happen on the table and that lead to greater ease and healing in the body. I love problem solving. I love working together to unravel pain and discomfort.