Welcome to my home! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jenni and I am an experienced Utah State Licensed Massage Therapist currently practicing in the Salt Lake Valley at Utah Sports & Wellness. I've been practicing Massage Therapy for over 14 years and I absolutely love what I do!
My style of therapeutic massage is a unique blend of techniques which serve to be effective in working out client's problem areas while providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience you will surely want to repeat. Pressure is typically medium to deep, but all strokes can be adjusted to fit the client's comfort level.
My specialties include very detailed work like Trigger Point Therapy, Sports and Injury Massage, Reflexology and Deep Tissue. I also use flowing Swedish Massage, alternative modalities like Craniosacral Therapy, and energy work, specifically Reiki. I love to include the use of hot and even cold stones as well as steamed towels and aromatherapy in every session.
I am a Utah native who graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1998 with a 4.0 GPA. I received education in the subject of anatomy even attending a cadaver lab at the University of Utah and also took classes on Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Craniosacral Bodywork, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports and Injury Massage, Infant Massage, Stretching techniques, and Russian Massage. I discovered my natural talent for massage and bodywork and it wasn't long before I developed an intense passion for the work and a desire to use it to help people maintain their health.
In 2001, I returned to UCMT for the Spa Career Track where I was able to maintain my 4.0 GPA and raise my total hours of schooling to 1,045. It was here that I learned how to give massages with hot stones and discovered the therapeutic benefits of using them. The hot stones have become a staple in my massage along with other skills learned in the Spa Track like Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Reflexology. In 2002 I attended Myotherapy College of Utah where I took classes in the subjects of Pathology and Kinesiology.
In addition I make it a point to continue my education through seminars and classes offered in my industry. I attended Erik Dalton's workshop on Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques where I learned how to work the body in a side-lying position. This has opened up a whole new world of bodywork for me and has allowed me to offer a 3 hour massage where I can really address the body from all angles and give clients the most complete massage ever.
In 2006, I co-founded Salt Lake’s Premiere Massage Therapy Team™ with my partner Tiffeny Salzetti whom I worked with until January of 2009. Tiffeny moved to Idaho and I eventually dissolved the Team and decided to work solo in private practice. I am currently located in the Graystone Health and Professional Center just south of Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City.
On a personal note...
I'm an active, mountain lover who enjoys to simply be outside. In the summer I love to mountain bike and volunteer as a guide for Team Sugar at White Pine Touring in Park City. I have done some cyclocross and mountain bike racing. I spend the winter snowboarding and skiing at local resorts and backcountry touring on my splitboard. Year-round I go to the gym for weight training, cycle classes, and yoga. I also enjoy many kinds of dancing and was a ballet dancer for many years.
Live music is also one of my favorite things and I enjoy going to the Gorge to see the Dave Matthews Band and seeing a variety of concerts put on by my favorite artists. Salt Lake is a great place for outdoor concerts and I go to as many of those, especially the free ones, as I can. I like to sing, used to play piano, and have attempted to play the guitar in the past so I have great respect for talented and passionate musicians.
My other passion is writing and beer. I write a beer blog called Crafty Beer Girls. I have also written poetry and short stories, and have a massage therapy-related blog ExperienceQualityMassage.blogspot.com. Along with that comes a love for reading and I always enjoy going to bed with a good book. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry.
Food is another love. I like many kinds from many different regions of the world. My very favorite is probably sushi, followed closely by seafood such as crab, oysters, and clams, and then the classic spaghetti. In general I find Mediterranean, Tai, and Indian foods to be delicious! Ok, now I'm getting hungry!
I really enjoy my job because I get to meet so many wonderful people. I look forward to meeting you soon!