Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Jenny O'Dell, and I graduated from the Muscular Therapy Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts in February 2007. My schooling focused on a more orthopedic style of massage developed by Ben Benjamin, integrating neuromuscular and myofascial release with other relaxing modalities to bring the body deeper into healing.
Upon graduation I began my career at the luxury spas of the White Barn Inn and Breakwater Spa in Kennebunkport, Maine. I also worked part-time at a local chiropractic office in Sanford, Maine, and maintained a small clientele of home visit clients. My spa experience gave me room to hone my deep tissue skills to create a wonderful blend of relaxation techniques that “hide” the deeper work and allow the body to ease into the transition of rest. When the body is allowed to feel safely at ease in my hands, the real healing can begin. Deep Tissue, with me, is a relaxing, fortifying and suitable experience for all bodies. I have a sincere respect for the muscular system and honor its limits while gently encouraging it to stretch and soften.
In 2009, I left the field of massage to pursue motherhood. I have since created three wonderful children who are the highlight of my life. Massage therapy enabled me to have the flexibility to stay home with them until the time was right to again join the trade at the end of 2019. Being a mother has also given me a more maternal perspective when caring for clients. I also have the ability to understand what the pregnant mother is experiencing and find many ways to create comfort for her while on the table, and allow her to experience thorough body work to support her body through her pregnancy. Working with a mother from the first trimester, to meeting their little one after their arrival is one of the most rewarding aspects of my prenatal work. Those new born snuggles are magical after supporting their mother for 7 or so months.
Before I began my private practice in 2020 and opened up my new location this summer of 2021, in 2019 I rejoined the massage field working for Dr. Amy Nashwinter at Riverside Chiropractic Center in Eliot, Maine. Joining her and her incredible team has been an incredibly blessed experience for me to get back into the world of healing. It is through the work at this office that a dream was born and gone after to create a space to allow my work to grow and encourage others on their healing journey. And that is never all- I am also pursuing my certifications in Medi- Cupping and Bowenwork Therapy, Applied Kinesiology and have a few other modalities in the wings.
When I am not at the studio, you’re likely to find me strolling around Portsmouth with the kids, indulging at Shain's of Maine Ice Cream Shop, going to various museums, spending a day at the beach or Lake Wentworth, enjoying the local Seacoast music scene ( have you checked out some of the local cover band greats- Now is Now, Rhythm Method, Jumbo Circus Peanuts and Johnny Wad and the Cash??) , belting out big band swing and R&B soul with my band, The Rockingham Groove, or singing with the Community Chorus at South Berwick! I am really grateful for the opportunity to be called back to this work. It will be my sincere pleasure to work with you.