Jenny Reid, LMT, CMLDT
Hi, I'm Jenny Reid and I have been a massage therapist since 2008. My first experience with massage was giving foot massages to my mom who was ill at the time. It was comforting for me to be able to give her some relief and it showed me how human touch can be incredibly therapeutic. A few years after that, I was at a cross roads. I intended to use my Art degree from WWU to become an Art teacher, but was curious about massage therapy. My curiosity led me to a weekend introduction to massage class, which felt natural and quickly led to my official training at the Port Townsend School of Massage.
Over the years I have been refining my skills and following my interests while continuing my education. I worked at a medical massage clinic for 5 years where I had a deep immersion in treatment massage. Then my friends started getting pregnant, so I became certified in prenatal massage. After trying to get pregnant and experiencing infertility, I dove into fertility and pelvic health massage. I've had a couple of abdominal surgeries and have found that abdominal massage is key in helping to keep my scar tissue and adhesions soft, so I studied different abdominal techniques. Early on in my practice I had the privilege of working with a few oncology patients. Lymphatic work has been in the back of my mind since those early experiences and I was finally able to take an advanced training in the Vodder technique of manual lymphatic drainage. My passion is to be able to help women experiencing lymphedema due to side effects of breast cancer treatment, but lymphatic work has other exciting uses as well. In 2017, Washington state mandated a 16 hour breast awareness class for massage therapists to be able to work on breast tissue, so I completed that with the intent to give a full lymphatic massage to those in need.
Outside of massage I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Travel is important to me and my husband and we like to explore new places and go back to old favorites. I love being outside as much as possible and especially love to adventure with my husband and our dog. I love being in Bellingham and having a business that serves this community.