Jillian Thawley

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License

  • Massage, DE #MC-0003869

Education

  • Academy of Massage & Bodywork, Ltd

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • Swedish Massage

Spa

  • Body Scrub
  • Body Wrap
  • Body Scrub & Wrap

Naturopathy

  • Ear Candling

Jillian Thawley

"Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." - Buddha

Hi my name is Jill. I graduated from the Academy of Massage and Bodywork in 2014. Bringing 3 years of experience, I specialize in deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, expecting moms, and will be adding more massage modalities soon! I am Nationally Certified, and a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). I challenge myself to actively keep learning and currently offer a variety of techniques tailored to meet each individual's needs. I can work with your body to get you fe... more

Where I Work

Brandywine Bodywork  
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1400 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809 Map it

Licenses

Massage, DE # MC-0003869

 

Education

2014
Academy of Massage & Bodywork, Ltd
Massage Technician

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Deep Tissue
Deep tissue is addressed by a technique that combines two directional strokes that can be applied by braced fingers, a braced thumb, the knuckles, or the elbow. The pressure is not invasive but increases gently as the fascia opens and allows penetration as deeply as is comfortable. With experience and patience, I will sense the "direction of ease" and follow the movement in the direction that the tissues want to move and the direction that leads out of the restriction. As the tissues release, there is softening, lengthening, and a feeling that the body is guiding the direction and movement. The pressure needed to apply these deep techniques is supplied by me making contact and then leaning into the client. Deep tissue therapy will not go beyond what a client can tolerate. Deep tissue therapy needs a trusting relationship between therapist and client, therefore we will work together so you will receive all the benefits from deep massage.
Trigger Point Therapy
What are Trigger Points/knots? - Trigger points are hyperirritable nodules associated with dysfunctional contractile tissue that illicit a pain response when digital pressure is applied. How do I get Trigger Points? - Trigger points can become active because of many factors, including acute or extended overload, trauma, joint dysfunction, arthritic conditions, visceral disease, and emotional stress. The presence of trigger points is often associated with poorly localized pain, aching, or even numbness in muscles, joints, or subcutaneous tissue. Application of Trigger Point Therapy - Trigger point release involves digital pressure directly on the trigger point. Deep pressure is usually applied with the thumb, or sometimes with the elbow, to a specific trigger point. The [pressure must be deep enough and held long enough to deactivate the trigger point. Pressure on a trigger point will cause pain, but the amount of pressure will be regulated to stay within the tolerance of each client. Why is Trigger Point Theater Good for Me? - The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles, alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries
Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a woman's body experiences many physical and hormonal changes to accommodate for the gestation and delivery of the baby. Strain is increased on the lower back, hips, and lower extremities because of increasing weight. Early in the first trimester, the woman might not know she is pregnant although hormonal changes are already happening. During the first trimester, the mother is at a higher risk of having a miscarriage. Because of this, we suggest that a woman should not receive massage during the first trimester. During the first two to three months, the prone position can be used, but only if it is comfortable to do so. At Brandywine Bodywork, we have a pregnancy table especially for our expecting Moms. We ask that all expecting Moms receive permission form their doctors or maternity specialists before receiving prenatal massage. Properly applied massage can aid in relaxation, benefit circulation, and soothe nerves. To all expecting Mothers, I look forward to working with you and baby.
Body Srubs & Hydration
A body scrub is a popular body treatment that is like a facial for the body. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. A body scrub is done with an abrasive material like salt, sugar, coffee grounds, rice bran, even pecan hulls, usually mixed with some kind of massage oil and an aromatic like essential oils. If the scrub uses salt, it might be called a salt scrub, salt glow or sea salt scrub. The exfoliation is usually followed by a shower and an application of body lotion. This is not a massage. We may offer you disposable underwear, then leave the room. You will start face-down on a massage table that is covered with a towel and a sheet or a thin piece of plastic. I will return and start by gently rubbing the exfoliant on your back, the backs of your arms, and the backs of your legs and feet. You may be draped with a towel so only the part he/she is working on is exposed. Then you turn over and I exfoliate the other side. When the I am finished, you will step into a shower to rinse off. Be sure to rinse thoroughly so you don't take little granules back to the table. And don't use shower gel -- it's good to keep the oil and aromatics on your skin. When you step into the shower, I will put clean sheets on the treatment table while you're showering and step out of the room again. You dry off and lie face-down on the treatment table underneath a sheet or towel. Then I will return and apply body lotion or oil.
Body Wrap & Hydration
Different body wraps serve different purposes, and it's important to understand the difference between detox, hydrating and slimming wraps so you get the experience you want. There are two kinds of body wraps: Detox Wraps and hydrating wraps. Detox wraps use a variety of products such as algae, seaweed, mud, clay or gel to help rid the body of toxins. When the product is applied to the body, it's called a body mask. Then you are wrapped in a Mylar blanket covered with a blanket for about 20 minutes, which is the body wrap. These products work by stimulating your circulation, drawing out impurities, and giving your body minerals it might be missing. Afterwards, the body mask is washed off and you may get an "application of lotion," which means it's not a massage. Who should get a detox body wrap: Save this for when you really are making changes in your diet and trying to reduce your toxic load. These clays, muds and seaweeds are all natural and effective! Hydrating body wraps use creams and gels to soften, soothe and hydrate the skin. Generally with a hydrating wrap, the therapist just massages in the body cream. You don't want to wash it off. Who should get a hydrating body wrap: Anyone with dry and itchy skin, it's time to exfoliate and hydrate! Aloe vera wraps (popular in the Caribbean) can also help your skin recover from too much time in the sun. You lie down on whatever you will eventually be wrapped in – often plastic or mylar, but sometimes towels or sheets. Once the product is on, you’re wrapped to stay warm, usually for 20 minutes. Oftentimes the therapist leaves the room, but sometimes they stay and give you a scalp massage (much better, in my opinion!) When the time is up, you’re unwrapped and the body mask has to come off. This is why they often take place in wet rooms, equipped with a shower. You will get up and rinse off, then you dry off, and there’s usually an application of lotion to moisturize your skin.
Ear Candling
Ear candling treatment is a relaxing and therapeutic procedure thought to improve hear health. This age-old “home remedy” works to relieve pain and discomfort. The warmth and smoke helps the body’s natural process excrete impacted earwax during the day after candling is performed. A hollow candle, tapered at one end, fits into the ear. The opposite end is set to flame creating vacuum that gently dislodges foreign debris, softens old earwax and helps evaporate excess moisture. This service also includes a neck massage to help in the process of draining, followed with ear drops and essential oils to maximize this procedure. Possible Benefits of Ear Candling: Hygienic treatment of ear, release of head congestion due to sinusitis, allergies, colds and flu, removal of Candida (yeast) and relieving itchy ear, detoxification of sinus and lymph system, can eliminate ringing in ears (Tinnitus), improves the clarity of hearing, sight, smell and taste, regulation of ear pressure and facilitates other body work. Ear Candling should not be done in the following situations: recent ear surgery, cysts in the ear, mastoiditis in its acute phase, ear drains (tubes), recent ear injury or damage to the ear drum, artificial ear drums and tumors of the ear. Ear candling is not recommended as a replacement for responsible medical care. If you have a serious ailment or suspect a serious ailment, please consult your physician before beginning ear candling.

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Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Groupon Package
5
Great with everything
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Groupon
5
Jill listened to my problem areas and was able to relieve a lot of stress in those areas. She was very professional and welcoming. I would book another massage with her.
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5.0
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5.0
Katelyn H.
Jan 2017
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Groupon
5
Jill was very professional and friendly. She did a fantastic job working the knots from my back and neck. I was very impressed. She was thoughtful in her communication. I will absolutely return.
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5.0
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5.0
Bernadette J.
Jan 2017
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Groupon Package
5
Jill gives a great massage.
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5.0
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Anonymous
Jan 2017
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Personalized Integrated Massage
5
Jillion has a great touch for me. Both appts. have been very therapeutic & relaxing.
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5.0
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Nancy P.
Jan 2017
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3 One Hour Massages
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Jillian is an excellent massager.
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5.0
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5.0
Kim S.
Nov 2016
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Targeted Massage
5
Jillian was very good at addressing my problem areas. Overall great experience.
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5.0
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Howard M.
Nov 2016
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Six Hour Series
5
Great therapist, brings a great attitude.
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5.0
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Anonymous
Nov 2016
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3 One Hour Massages
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Same as above excellent experience
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5.0
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Anonymous
Nov 2016
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Three Hour Series
5
Compassionate and knowledgeable!
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5.0
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Samantha L.
Oct 2016
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Groupon Package
5
This was my fourth massage with Jill and I must say that she is the absolute best! She knows how to target trouble areas as well as making the experience pleasant. After working with Jill, I won't go anywhere else!
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5.0
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Anonymous
Oct 2016
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Groupon Package
5
As always, Jill is professional and does a great job!
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5.0
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Carol C.
Oct 2016
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B.O.G.O. Buy One Get One half price SPECIAL
5
Jillian is a real asset to the Brandwine Bodywork experience. She is professional, yet friendly, very knowledgeable and skillful in her profession. I felt so relaxed by the time my massage was over that I didn't want to leave.
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Anonymous
Oct 2016
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5
First massage ever and it was awesome! Jillian did such a great job! She made me feel super comfortable and let me know what to expect beforehand. She was professional and personable and I actually ended up rebooking with her :)
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Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Personalized Integrated Massage
5
My massage was great! Already looking forward to my next one.
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5.0
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5.0
Lisa L.
Sep 2016
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Personalized Integrated Massage
5
I've been going to Jill for awhile and she always does an amazing job. She is very thorough with making sure my problem areas are addressed and always tells me if she notices any other areas that need some work. It's always well needed and such a treat. I HIGHLY recommend the ladies of Brandywine Bodywork !
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5.0
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Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Twelve Hour Series
5
Jillian is the best, and since the first time she gave me a massage....she is the only person that I would ever go to again.
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5.0
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5.0
Barry R.
Sep 2016
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Six Hour Series
5
Jill is always great at attacking the things that are giving me discomfort. She is outstanding in my view.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Groupon Package
5
BEST massage therapist I've had! She completely listens to your needs and delivers an AMAZING massage everytime! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Six Hour Series
5
Jill does wonderful work. I'm so happy I've found her. I really look forward to my visits. I would go every week, if I had the time. Do something good for yourself and go see Jill. She is truly well skilled and very professional.
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5.0
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5.0
Ashley P.
Sep 2016
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Groupon
5
Great massage. Jillian really focused on the areas I requested while not neglecting the rest of my body! She did a fantastic job!
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5.0
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5.0
Jeremy K.
Sep 2016
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Groupon
5
Jillian was very professional and was able to hit all of the points that were bothering me. I was thoroughly surprised due to her small stature. I would gladly return and will request her for future appointments.
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5.0
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Joseph G.
Sep 2016
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Twelve Hour Series
5
Jillian is great. I highly recommend for all deep tissue needs. the knots don't stand a chance.
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5.0
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