Services

Massage 

We specialize in massage therapy for the female athlete dealing with pain and dysfunction. We have an eclectic style that combines a variety of techniques for relaxation, rehabilitation, and relief. Your massage may include components of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, myofascial release, sports massage, cupping, practitioner assisted stretching, and positional release.
 
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Glossary of Terms

Swedish Massage

Gentle, flowing massage with the intention of relaxtion. Oils, lotions, and/or creams are used to provide glide for the therapist to make long flowing strokes. Great for people who want to relax, and de-stress.

Deep Tissue Massage

Just as it sounds, this term is used to describe a deeper pressure during a Swedish Massage and changes the intention a bit. This deeper pressure can help alleviate pain. In every massage, the depth of pressure should be adjusted to the clients liking per their request during treatment. Remember to give your therapist feed back about their level of pressure as often as necessary. We can feel where you are tight, but we can’t feel your level of pain, and the last thing we want to do is hurt you, so don’t be shy, we want your feedback!

Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Release

This modality is geared at discovering the existence of trigger points in the muscle tissue (or points of tension) that cause pain in other areas. Have you ever received a massage and thought to yourself, “I didn’t even know I was sore there!” Well, one of the most beneficial effects of Neuromusclar Therapy is that it increases the clients awareness of pain patterns in their own body, and helps identify the source of your pain, so we can eliminate it. Left untreated, these minor pains can become chronic issues that may lead to debilitating conditions. But through careful examination and proper application, these issues can be eliminated before they become a real problem.

Myofascial Release

This manual stretching technique is performed without the client’s help, and without the use of oils, lotions or creams. This modality is intended to lengthen tissue as well.

Sports Massage/Orthopedic Massage

Geared toward the athlete, both these “umbrella terms” encompass a variety of modalities aimed at increasing athletic function. Some types of massage (Swedish, “Deep Tissue,” Lymphatic Drainage) increase the circulation of blood and lymph which leads to elimination of waste products so you wont be sore, and an increase in the pace of the healing process. Friction techniques can be used to reduce scar tissue and Kinesio tape can be applied to aid the functioning of the musculature. Other types of bodywork included in this group could be the movement therapies (Active-Isolated Stretching/PNF/MET) which increase elasticity in the tissues to help with balance/function and reduce the risk muscular tears.

Active-Isolated Stretching/PNF/MET

Movement therapies where the client is involved in the stretching process, whether they be lifting their limbs in the direction the therapist is pushing or against it, these different stretching techniques are all geared toward lengthening tissue.

Positional Release

The body is placed in a position of comfort to release muscular tension. 

Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider.

Hot Stone Massage

The use of warmed river rocks provides a deep relaxation during a full body Swedish/Deep tissue massage. The stones warm the muscle tissue and serve as tools for the therapist to provide more pressure. It is advised to add a Hot Stone Upgrade to a 90 Minute Massage to allow the therapist time to complete a thorough routine and address problem areas.

Hydrotherapy

Our forms of water therapy include moist heat packs, cold packs, and ice cups.

Aromatherapy

We have a large variety of high quality Essential Oils to custom blend during your treatments.


Jennifer Clarkson DPT, L/CNMT, RYT
 
Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist and Registered Yoga Instructor. She has an ecclectic approach to massage as she combines her anatomical and kinesthetic knowledge with her soft tissue knowledge utilizing Deep tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy & Trigger Point  Release, Practitioner Assisted Stretching, and Cupping to her massages. 
 
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Alisha Sexton LMT, CLC, MUTU PRO

Alisha’s approach is wholistic as she utilizes a variety of techniques including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Cupping, Breath work and Corrective Exercise to aide the body in relaxation, pain relief, and healing.  After her amazing birth experience at Birthways Family Birth Center, she was inspired to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers. As a certified lactation counselor, certified pregnancy massage therapist, and certified MUTU Pro™ Alisha is able to offer a wealth of integrative knowledge and support to pregnant and postpartum mothers to enable them to experience a joyous childbirth and postpartum.

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Physical Therapy

What sets physical therapy at Whitewave bodywork apart?

 Dr. Jennifer Clarkson takes a whole body approach during evaluation and treatment to identify the cause of your pain and dysfunction. Her services are offered in a boutique style, one-on-one setting, with a restorative tranquil environment. Jennifer has a hands-on approach to healing. She listens to her patients needs and collaborates with them to develop a plan for their rehabilitation. During her sessions, Jennifer combines aspects of: physical therapy, movement education, ergonomic education, postural education, corrective exercise, hands-on manipulation of soft tissues and joints, massage, and yoga therapy. She strives to provide you with the information/tools you need to become an active participant in your rehabilitation.  As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jennifer finds it helpful to works closely with a Medical Doctor, Dr. Andrea Kreithen, who specializes in functional medicine to provide comprehensive care for optimal wellbeing.  

Dr. Clarkson is a yoga-based physical therapist. She believes that the system of yoga is the way to healing.  

Dr. Jennifer Clarkson provides yoga-based physical therapy for the female athlete. Schedule a session today and let Dr. Clarkson provide you with education for body, mind, and spirit to get you back to living the life you love. 

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Our patient’s choose Whitewave to: 

  • Promote healing
  • Eliminate current pain symptoms
  • Improve movement during daily activities
  • Get back to doing what you love after a physical set back like: injury, pregnancy, chronic pain.
  • Feel better!

Conditions that we treat:

  • Headaches
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Neck pain, whiplash
  • Shoulder pain/dysfunction
  • Low back pain, sciatica
  • Pelvic pain/dysfunction, bladder dysfunction, incontinence
  • Hip pain, bursitis
  •  Prenatal & Postpartum pain symptoms

Yoga

Work with Dr. Jennifer Clarkson to create your own tailored yoga therapy routine for home practice. Your one-on-one session will emphasize alignment for safe performance of each pose. Each session will target your individual needs for decreased pain symptoms, improved strength, and/or increased stability/flexibility. Performance of this yoga routine has the intention of leading you to experience your daily life with greater freedom of movement and joy.
 
Jennifer has been practicing yoga for 18 years. She completed a yoga teacher training at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center in 2018 with Jaye Martin. She was drawn to the Anusara style due to its emphasis on alignment, integration of connectedness to community, and Tantric Philosophy.
 
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Women’s Health

We provide Perinatal Care for the pregnant and postpartum woman- and, by the way, postpartum is forever! Although women do commonly experience difficulty/dysfunction during this postpartum time frame, your “new normal” as a mother should not include pain or involve peeing your pants!
 
Common symptoms we can help with include:
-Lower back pain
-Sciatica/SI Joint dysfunction
-Pubic Pain
-Mid back and/or neck Pain
-Core/abdominal weakness causing difficulty returning to daily activities
-Urinary incontinence when you cough, laugh, sneeze, jump or run
-Difficulty getting back to running and/or exercising safely
-Separation of their abdominal muscles causing a “pooch” (diastasis recti)
-Caesarian and vaginal delivery rehabilitation
 
We provide a variety of services to support women during this transitional time (that we like to call Matressence) and help them feel like the strong and powerful mother that they are!
 
Our services include:
-Pregnancy/postpartum massage for improved comfort or pain relief
-Pelvic floor therapy for decreased pain and improved urinary continence
-Corrective exercises for improved core strength postpartum.
 
Other women’s health issues treated:
-hysterectomy rehabilitation
-Mastectomy rehabilitation
 
 
Jennifer Clarkson DPT, L/CNMT, RYT
 
Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist and Registered Yoga Instructor. She combines her anatomical and kinesthetic knowledge with her soft tissue knowledge utilizing Deep tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy & Trigger Point  Release, Practitioner Assisted Stretching, and Cupping to her massages. 
 
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Alisha Sexton LMT, CLC, MUTU PRO

Alisha’s approach is wholistic as she utilizes a variety of techniques including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Cupping, Breath work and Corrective Exercise to aide the body in relaxation, pain relief, and healing.  After her amazing birth experience at Birthways Family Birth Center, she was inspired to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers. As a certified lactation counselor, certified pregnancy massage therapist, and certified MUTU Pro™ Alisha is able to offer a wealth of integrative knowledge and support to pregnant and postpartum mothers to enable them to experience a joyous childbirth and postpartum.

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