Who is JL?
Owner & Lead Therapist
Hi there, my name is Jacquelyn Long and I have been practicing Medical Massage Therapy for 9 years.
When I first started my practice, I was Jacquelyn Little, then I got married to the love of my life, and my name changed from Little to Long!
Medical Massage Therapy has been the only lasting treatment for relief - along with strengthening exercises - for my chronic back & rib pain. I had been suffering from chronic pain for 3 years until I found Medical Massage Therapy.
I am so grateful I found Medical Massage Therapy – it is the reason I’ve dedicated my career and much of my life to making a difference with people and their pain.
My practice is about empowering people in self care for pain free, healthy living.
JL Wellness Solutions was born from the commitment to bring wellness to the whole person and making it available to everyone.
I am passionate about total well-being with an emphasis on health and fitness, self-image and relationships. Not limited only to massage therapy – I incorporate numerous aspects of treatment in my practice. Including self care, spirit and soul care, community, family, love, inner peace, exploration, and adventure.
This makes for a diverse perspective and skill set when it comes to my practice and effectiveness in everyday living.
I love what I do, and I'm good at it.
This is my passion.
This is my dream.
This is JL Wellness Solutions.
As, I mentioned earlier, I am married to the man of my dreams and a proud bonus mom. I have an amazing family from all over the world and I love to travel.
I'm a Half & Full Marathon and IRONMAN 70.3 finisher. I love coffee, yoga, snow skiing and going to the spa.
You can find me on my yoga mat, on instagram with all my crazy adventures, at a coffee shop, or out with my family and friends.
See you soon!
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Ashdown College of Health Sciences
I received over 1,200 hours of Medical Massage Therapy training at Ashdown College of Health Sciences, with a wide variety of the sciences as well as hands-on modality training.
I also was an instructor and taught Medical Massage Therapy at Ashdown for over 2 years.
In addition to my years of study and instruction, I have spent a number of years developing my own private practice.
I have worked with Chiropractors & a Naturopath practitioner, Loma Linda University Drayson Center, and currently I'm partnered with Primally Pure - and The SPA at Primally Pure.
I am committed to continually training and honing my skills and effectiveness.
I have now been in private practice for over 9 years.
The Secret To My Success
Many people have the question, "What is the difference with Medical Massage Therapy?"
The difference between normal massage and Medical Massage Therapy is in the education and experience. As a Medical Massage Therapist/Specialist, my degree is in Medical Massage Therapy which includes in-depth training in anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, whole body tension patterns and over 12 modalities of hands-on treatment application.
I have been trained to look at the entire body for the root cause and source of the issue.
Each Session is customized to the unique needs of the individual client.
My training and expertise is in listening. I listen to what the client tells me verbally, paying special attention to their intended goals and outcomes.
I listen to what the body tells me and how it responds to treatment. If a particular technique does not work it is adapted to the needs of the client.
In this way I can tailor the treatment to achieve the intended outcomes and goals for my clients on an individual level.
What I Do
Tools & Training I Have To Craft From
Bio Electric Magnetic Energy Regular
"The body is a self-healing organism, so it's really about clearing things out of the way so the body can heal itself."
BEMER increases blood flow and makes a massive difference in supporting your body's own system of self-regulation.
Bemer is a Pulsed Electromagnetic device -
A body mat to lay on for full body benefits as well as a localized application for targeted areas.
"Life is in the blood"
As we age and live less than fully active lifestyles, our micro blood circulation slows therefore slowing down the process of delivery of oxygen & nutrients, but also removal of cellular waste.
When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are supported by adequate nourishment, and metabolic waste products are efficiently removed, our bodies become healthy and function properly, which is what it is designed to do.
Optimal circulation is a prerequisite for ensuring good levels of health and fitness.
Relaxing - Anti-Stress
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle tension and improving circulation.
Relaxing & Releasing Tension
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage therapy, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
This study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure lowered after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage, it reduced stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
*I do not do full body deep tissue sessions. Continue reading for more information.
Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT)
Slow, Deep - Releasing Tension & Muscle Memory
Neuromuscular therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which targeted pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms.
What are Trigger Points? Trigger points are areas of hypersensitivity in a muscle caused by overstrain. These are small areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of muscular tissue (think of a tiny snag in a knit sweater). Blood and nutrients are lacking in that part of the muscle and therefore the muscle spindle is unable to relax. Examples of Trigger & Referral pain include: sciatica like symptoms, carpal tunnel like symptoms, and headaches.
Common injuries treated with NMT: Lower back pain, upper back pain, carpal tunnel like symptoms, sciatica like symptoms, hip pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, calf cramps, tendonitis, knee pain, iliotibial (IT band) friction syndrome, jaw pain, tempomandibular joint pain (TMJ disorders).
Releasing Chronic Tension Patterns
Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle to intense sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions (a form of scar tissue) that can cause pain in sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
The use of Myofascial Release allows me to look at each patient as a unique individual. The one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which I use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin with little to no oils, creams or machinery. This enables me, as the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Pre & PostNatal Massage
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care.
It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
Sport Specific - Injury Related - Training
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers.
In reality, we are all athletes to some degree. If you do anything with your body on a regular or repeat basis - you are an athlete...
The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often intense/aggressive movements.
Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance a balanced training regimen, pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.
Special Needs Therapy
This type of treatment is very specific to the individual medical (mental or physical) needs of the client. Medical Massage Therapy is a safe form of rehabilitation and physical therapy for someone who has mental and or physical limitations - ADD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Geriatric, and others. *(This is a case by case basis. Call today to find out if medical massage therapy is a good fit for you or someone close to you.)*
My Sister Natalie Little - pictured on the left. - She has Down syndrome and she is one of my best friends in the world.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The lymph system is a subtle, slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes. It is supplementary to the body's system of blood circulation.
Lymphatic drainage massage (also called lymphatic drainage and manual lymphatic drainage massage) is a very gentle massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is good for detoxification, edema, lymphedema. Many Doctors recommend MLD post- Mommy-Make-Overs, tummy-tucks, liposuction and other similar plastic surgery procedures.
Deep Tissue in Reverse
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts vacuum cups on your skin to stimulate the underlying tissue for a few minutes and create suction. People use cupping for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and is a type of deep-tissue massage. I find it extremely helpful in certain case by case basis.
Among the benefits of cupping, it’s side effects may (not always) result in circular discoloration (ranging in shades due to the health of the underlying tissue). Old trapped blood gets pulled out of tight or restricted muscle tissue and it rises to the surface of the skin. This side effect only lasts 3-7 days after treatment
*See image below
Kinesiology Therapeutic (KT) Tape
Kinesio Tape is an amazing tool for supporting muscles & tendons. People often describe it as feeling like extra tendons.
It's great for joint sprains and muscle strains, blood flow and correcting imbalanced tension in the body.
*KT tape applications are $10 when included in a session. $25 for application only.
Bodywork Rates and Services
30min Session $75
60min Session $125
90min Session $175
Muscular Adjustment $50
Movement Rates and Services
30min Session $75
60min Session $125
90min Session $175
Bodywork & Movement Rates and Services
60min Session $125
90min Session $175
Approx. half of the time is spent doing hands-on work to address specific area, the other half is spent on yoga, therapeutic movement, self-care
*Cash is preferred method of payment. There may be a small fee if you choose to use credit or debit card at the time of transaction.