Jennifer Cawley completed her training in therapeutic massage at Bristol Community College in 2000 with the hope of using her skills both to foster health in those who are well and to improve the quality of life of those living with chronic pain. Early in her career, Jennifer worked and honed her skills among a team of talented massage therapists in southeastern Massachusetts offering treatments adapted to the individualized needs of a clientele with diverse treatment goals ranging from stress relief and relaxation to rehabilitation from recent injuries and reduction in chronic pain.
In 2001, Jennifer earned national certification through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Less than two years later, she established a private practice in Providence, Rhode Island and continues to maintain licensure and serve populations in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Since completing her core training in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, chair, and sports massage as well as trigger point work, Jennifer has pursued advanced training in eastern and western modalities, including yoga instruction, Thai-yoga bodywork, myofascial release, and oncology massage with gifted teachers. By 2004, she had completed several yoga teacher trainings with Tom Gillette, formerly of Eyes of the World Yoga Center in Providence and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Shiva Rea. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and has offered group classes as well as private yoga instruction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Jennifer studied Thai-yoga bodywork for several years, primarily with Ken Nelson of Kripalu Center and Sacred Healing Arts from whom she earned level II certification in 2010. Under the instruction of researcher, author, educator, and massage therapist Tracy Walton, Jennifer has completed several trainings in oncology massage and has practiced both private and hospital-based massage for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
In 2013, Jennifer earned board certification through the NCBTMB, and she is a certified member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). Jennifer earned a bachelor of arts at Wellesley College in 2007 and a master of fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and has been a faculty member in Bristol Community College’s Therapeutic Massage Program.
Jennifer finds it a privilege to serve a clientele with diverse presentations, needs, and goals. Since 2012, she has been among several practitioners providing integrative pain management through a subsidized program for clients for whom the cost of massage therapy is prohibitive, and she remains deeply grateful for the clients, colleagues, and teachers with whom she has worked and for all that they have helped her learn about the body and life.