The Whitewave Approach
Our bodies communicate clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen. -Shakti Gawain
Jennifer Clarkson DPT, L/CNMT, RYT
Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Instructor who provides boutique style therapy in a private setting and works closely with an MD who specializes in functional medicine.
Dr. Jennifer Clarkson strives to provide comprehensive care to aid her clients in achieving optimal wellbeing. Jennifer has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004. She is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and Integrative Pregnancy Massage.
As a massage therapist she specialized early in sports massage for the female athlete. She found her niche in finding the source of her clients pain symptoms and utilizing massage and stretching to alleviate those symptoms. She found that the relief her clients felt from manual therapy alone, while effective in the short term, didn’t always last. Her clients would return, with the same pain patterns and depend on her to alleviate those symptoms.
In an attempt to help her clients achieve more long lasting relief and give them the tools to take responsibility for their health, Jennifer decided to further her education by attaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from Nova Southeastern University. She worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting, for Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, from 2015-2019 while operating Whitewave Bodywork and blending the components of massage and physical therapy.
Along the way, she realized that something was still missing in her work. Much of the physical therapy mindset was so focused on exercises and treatment for one part of the body, and she truly believes that everything is connected.
She had been practicing yoga since 2002 and had been learning about how her body mechanics and posture affected her wellbeing first hand through that practice. She turned to utilizing Yoga based corrective exercises in her treatments and found a more well rounded, thorough approach to healing. She completed her Yoga teacher training at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center in Sarasota with Jaye Martin in 2017.
She now combines her 15 years of experience in massage and bodywork, her 4 years in physical therapy and her 17 years of yoga practice in her treatments to bring to you what she calls: Physical Therapy with heart.
Alisha Sexton LMT, CLC, MUTU Pro™
Sarah Asher LMT
Sarah attained her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2002. She has worked in the field of Sports Medicine holding positions as an Athletic Trainer and a Rehabilitation Technician.
Sarah became interested in massage through first hand experience. She went through a period where she suffered from chronic headaches, and in the search for relief, she realized that massage therapy was what helped her the most. In addition to pain relief, she discovered that the bodywork she was receiving was also improving her overall health and well-being. This peaked her interest and lead her to attend Sarasota School of Massage Therapy.
Sarah wants her clients to experience the kind of pain relief and overall sense of well-being that she has had from massage.
She utilizes a variety of different techniques to achieve optimal results, like:
- Trigger Point Release
- Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic Cupping
- Swedish/Hot Himalayan Salt Stone
Sarah will find the source of your pain and customize your massage to what is most effective for your body.Book Now
I have been walking around with discomfort in my left flank area for weeks…come to find out it was my hip all out of wack!!! I had the besttttt everrrrrr massage that fixed me by Jennifer Clarkson DPT, L/CNMT, RYT at Whitewave Bodywork!!! MIRACLE WORKER!
Jennifer is the best!! I love this place. It makes me feel awesome!!!
“Whether you are looking for a “foo-foo” head to toe relaxing massage or you have an ache or pain that you want dealt with…this is the place for you. My family has used Whitewave Bodywork since its beginning and have always been happy with our services. Their attention to your wants and needs is excellent.”
“Jennifer is excellent! Not only is she good at what she does but she’s extremely knowledgeable. She is highly recommended!!”