Jenna McCarty

Lean in, feel the resistance; learn what it holds in order to let go.

With an intuitive touch, Jenna brings creative innovation to her healing work. Jenna's personal values are for transformation and renewal. It's with this aim that she continues to develop Juvenation, her hands-on therapy along with meditative practices and explorative, reflective workshops.
 
After a diverse career path, Jenna suffered severely debilitating, chronic back pain in her mid-30s. She was able to cancel back surgery in 2011 after receiving deep and therapeutic bodywork by local "guru...

With an intuitive touch, Jenna brings creative innovation to her healing work. Jenna's personal values are for transformation and renewal. It's with this aim that she continues to develop Juvenation, her hands-on therapy along with meditative practices and explorative, reflective workshops.
 
After a diverse career path, Jenna suffered severely debilitating, chronic back pain in her mid-30s. She was able to cancel back surgery in 2011 after receiving deep and therapeutic bodywork by local "guru" and Schulman Therapists, Michael Canann. Jenna began learning the Schulman Therapy technique shortly after her recovery in 2011. 
 
Since 2013, Jenna has committed herself to full-time development of her practice in the healing arts. She has adapted and developed her approach to bodywork, considering the psychology of the body. The physical component of this technique is called Restorative Muscle Therapy (RMT), which grows out of her training in Schulman Therapy. In addition to the pure bodywork of RMT, Jenna is developing a new healing method called Juvenation, which addresses the physical, mental and emotional in an integrated healing approach. 

She is training new therapists, growing a team that is eager to spread their unique and restorative approach to healing. 

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Education
1998

Houghton College

Bachelor of Psychology and Outdoor Recreation

2009

Permaculture Institute

Certificate of Permaculture Design

2012

Institute of Schulman Therapy

Certificate in Schulman Therapy - Level 1

2013

Institute of Schulman Therapy

Certificate in Schulman Therapy - Level 2, Apprenticeship

2016

Touch for Health Education

Touch for Health Clinical Intensive, Level 1-4

2015

School for Self-Healing

Natural Vision and Self-Healing through Movement Training

Experience
Bodywork

Schulman Therapy

Since 2011, I have regularly received Schulman Therapy and related treatments. Schulman Therapy helped me to recover from debilitating back problems. In late 2011, I began practicing on anyone who would let me. In 2013, I began working alongside my teacher until he was no longer able to work due to his cancer. Since 2013, I have carried on the work of my teacher, Michael Canann, and his teacher, Nate Schulman.

Coaching

Recycling & Resource Management Job Training Program - Grant Manager

From 2010-2013, I managed a sub-grant of the Recycling & Resource Management Job Training program at Irvine Valley College. We partnered with two other community colleges, the OC One Stop and Workforce Investment Board, and industry representatives. I coordinated the development of the training program, the offering of the program at the college, collaborated with other grant partners to oversee the implementation of the job training, partnered with the One Stop and their job placement initiatives. One of my favorite components of this job was the direct work with the students who were mid-career professionals who were either unemployed or underemployed. I created interactive events to support the students in overcoming their personal obstacles, coached them personally, and helped connect them to industry experts.

Foster Care and Kinship Care Social Work

One of my first jobs after college was in Philadelphia, PA as a social worker providing direct care and oversight to foster youth, foster parents and birth parents. Although I only spent one year in this position, the impact on me was life-changing. The children and families who I worked with had life experience far beyond what I had previously imagined. I learned that I needed to see past the exterior to what lies beneath, paired with a sight for possibility. Life experiences shape a person but do not define them. This was the hardest job that I have ever had.

Meditation

Resource Center for Community Development- Teacher/trainer and Administrator

I spent three years in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, helping to launch and run the Resource Center for Community Development at the An Giang University. The main program that I was involved with was the Preacademic Training Program (PAT) for Ford Foundation's International Fellowship Program recipients. We helped prepare mid-career professionals for study in a Western Education MA/PhD program. The participants were selected as leaders of communities that had historically been underrepresented in higher education. My favorite part of this work was supporting our students in communicating their own visions and dreams. I was able to help them craft the message to convey what they wanted to do to make the world and their community better. I had to learn to meditate on the five hour bus rides between Ho Chi Minh City and our school, where the drivers often seemed to be playing chicken with the drivers going the opposite direction.

Natural Childbirth x2

Giving birth to two children naturally, using the Bradley Birth Method, required an ability to connect both mind and body, to overcome pain and work through severe discomfort. I used deep relaxation techniques to be able to move through the contractions and deliver without any pain medicine. I consider these births to be the most profound and empowering experiences.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Restorative Muscle Therapy

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