JEMA THERAPEUTICS

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ABOUT JEMA THERAPEUTICS
Our Therapists

Jacqueline Jurchuk, RMT.

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Certified in massage, hydrotherapy and acupuncture, Jacqueline has been a RMT since 2002. She is the owner of Jema Therapeutics where she is free to follow her vision of providing the best in professional health services for an assortment of needs within the community.

“I absolutely love my career and only wish I had started earlier. When asked why I became a massage therapist my answer is an immediate, ‘I wanted to help others as I was helped years before.’”

“I was 27, with 2 toddlers of my own and babysitting a 5-month old baby. Unfortunately, my back was in very bad shape. In the morning I would roll out of bed onto my knees and work myself slowly up to a standing position. Dressing was a nightmare. My doctor prescribed muscle relaxants and bed rest. I had to refuse because of the children and the quality of care I wanted to give. His next suggestion was massage therapy.”

“The massage therapist and I worked together once every week for a couple of months, then less often as my back improved. Amazingly, within 3 months I was getting out of bed and dressing normally. I continued on a once-a-month maintenance program which made it easy to keep up with the children.”

“The seed was planted as to how rewarding it would be to pay forward to other people who were in pain as I was. Every now and again I would think about it and finally went back to school. I have no regrets. I love my work and enjoy watching my clients' health improve.”



Volunteer Work

  • 5 years helping children participating in Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps, Kitchener, Ont.
  • 2006, 2007, 2008 – ISC Men's World Fastball Tournament – sports massage.

Certificates

  • Massage Therapy Diploma, Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2002
  • Certified Acupuncture Certificate, College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics, 2004
  • Level 1 Thai Massage, 2007
  • Level 2 Thai Massage, 2008
  • Esalen Deep Tissue Massage, 2011
Picture of a woman getting a head massage At Jema Therapeutics there is a range of therapies aimed at:
  • stress relief
  • pain relief
  • restoration of muscle imbalance
  • improved circulation
  • improved physical function, and
  • much more

The registered massage therapist will work with you to find the most appropriate approach to your ailment. We offer Swedish massage, Esalen Deep Tissue massage, Thai massage, acupuncture, and other techniques.

At the beginning of your treatment, a thorough case history and physical assessment is prepared. We will spend time with you, discussing your concerns and preferred treatment options.

Registered massage therapists are part of the regulated health profession. They receive comprehensive academic and practical training at a recognized school before completing written and clinical exams leading to registration as a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is regulated through the RHPA and the Massage Therapy Act. An RMT may issue official receipts for treatments received. Massage therapy is not an OHIP benefit but many extended health care pans do include it. Check with your insurer for details concerning your individual coverage.

RMT treatment is by appointment only. Please call us at (519)772-0197 to book.

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Policies

Confidentiality of Information

At the beginning of your treatment, a thorough case history and physical assessment of your current health status is prepared to create a personalized treatment plan. Further discussions will take place while you undergo therapy.

All information that is given to the therapist is completely confidential and safeguarded in your medical record. This cannot be transferred or released without your prior, written consent.

Consent Before Treatment

Your informed consent must be received after the therapist has explained the treatment plan, what area(s) of the body will be worked on, clothing/draping options, treatment options and the risks of treating or not treating.

Withdrawal of Consent

Your privacy and concerns will always be respected and you may withdraw your consent at any time.

Changing or Stopping Treatment

You may change or stop the treatment at any time. If during a session, you feel discomfort, please tell your therapist immediately.

Registration of Massage Therapist

Your RMT is a registered member of the College of Massage therapists of Ontario. To attain this certification, she has received comprehensive academic and practical training at a recognized school and successfully completed a series of written and clinical exams.

RMTs can be identified by their Certificate of Registration, displayed publicly in the clinic and by our photo IDs, worn when we are off-site on a call.

Receipts

RMTs may issue official receipts for treatment received. Massage therapy is not an OHIP benefit, but many extended healthcare plans include massage. Since plans vary widely, please check your policy for details of your own coverage.

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THERAPIES OFFERED BY JEMA
Woman getting a massage

Registered Massage Therapies

Massage therapy from an RMT has a therapeutic effect on the soft tissues of the body which can improve an individual's health and well-being.

Physical function of the body can be developed, maintained, and improved. Massage therapy can help relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has developed into a regulated health profession that involves hands-on manipulation &/or stimulation of the soft tissues of the body. This includes muscles, connective tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Treatments have a therapeutic effect on the body which can improve an individual's health and well-being. Physical function of the body can be developed, maintained, and improved. Massage therapy, along with consistent home care, can help relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain.

What to Expect

On your first visit, a complete case history and physical assessment of your current health will be conducted. From this, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Your privacy will always be respected. Together we will decide clothing options, areas of the body that may be treated, and the depth desired (i.e. relaxation or deep tissue). At any time you may stop the therapist and ask for modifications.

Further recommendations:
  1. Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.
  2. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your appointments so you have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
  3. Be sure to mention to your therapist any changes in your health or medications since certain conditions need to be treated with greater care.
  4. If you feel discomfort at any time, let your therapist know.
  5. Increase water consumption after and for the day of the treatment.
  6. If appropriate, taking a 15-20 hot Epsom salt bath will help release the toxins and further relax the muscles.

A typical massage will last anywhere from ½ hour to 1 hour in length.

Precautions of massage

Depth of massage will be established by mutual agreement. You should be aware that some mild discomfort may occur with deep tissue massage. We will establish a pain scale system. You are responsible for letting the therapist know if you are experiencing higher levels of discomfort than agreed upon. Do not wait until the level of pain becomes intolerable.

What conditions is massage used for?

Many people find that therapeutic massage has the following benefits:

  • relaxation and stress relief
  • pain relief in the case of headache, neck and back strain
  • improved circulation
  • increased energy
  • increased flexibility
  • improved range of motion
  • centering the mind and body
Massage therapy is often recommended for
  • MVA (motor vehicle accident), whiplash and back pain
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • fibromyalgia
  • sleep disturbances
  • discomfort due to pregnancy
  • headaches and migraines
  • stress and anxiety relief
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • and much more
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Acupuncture & Acupressure

Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years in Asia to encourage the body's energy to move towards a balanced state.

The best known form of acupuncture is the practice of stimulating anatomical points on the body using needles that are then manipulated by the hands or electrical energy. Other types of therapy include auriculotherapy and cupping.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years. It treats conditions by encouraging balance of the body's energy. Qi is the energy that permeates all things and flows through the body along the meridians.

What to Expect

Acupuncture entails stimulating anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The most common is the insertion into the body of thin, solid metallic needles following the energy pathways or meridians. These are then manipulated by the therapist which will activate the points and meridians further. This may cause a sensation which is called da chi (dah-chee). Depending on the condition will determine the length of time the needles are left in.

Your practitioner will start by opening a fresh set of sterilized, disposable needles and will swab the area with alcohol before inserting the needles. As they are inserted, you may feel a sensation called deqi (da-chee). It should not be painful.

Auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture is a method of diagnosis and treatment that recognizes the ear as a map to the body's organs (much like reflexology of the foot. Stimulating points in the ear helps reach corresponding points within the organs. Auriculotherapy is used for treating stress, addictions, joint pain and more.

Cupping brings fresh blood to an area and improves circulation. It is often used to open the chest and benefit the lungs, in the relief of menstrual tension and digestive problems. Cupping entails placing the cup on the area to be treated and suctioning out the air forcing the skin to draw up around and underneath.

Acupressure is now available.

Further recommendations

It is important that you tell your acupuncturist as much as possible about your condition and any related information you have. Your privacy will be protected.

Expect several appointments in the first month and, depending on the condition and its severity, several months of treatment.

Precautions of Acupuncture

Today most needles are disposable and come sealed in sterilized packages. They are discarded after use in accordance with medical biohazard regulations.

In some cases, the client may experience a small amount of bleeding or bruising. In rare cases the effects may be more serious.

If cupping is used, you may be left with temporary circular marks and a feeling of tenderness in the area of treatment.

What conditions is Acupuncture used for?

Acupuncture is commonly used for the treatment of

  • diseases of the upper respiratory tract
  • sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma
  • toothache and gingivitis
  • bowel disorders, colitis and ulcers
  • neurological disorders including headache and migraine
  • facial palsy
  • neuralgia and sciatica
  • osteoarthritis, joint swelling
  • fatigue, insomnia
  • allergies
  • stress and anxiety
  • addictions
  • muscle spasm
  • tinnitus
  • skin conditions
  • detoxification
  • gynecological problems
Therapist giving a thai massage

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is an extraordinary technique of aligning the energies of the body that dates back 2,500 years. It incorporates ayurvedic techniques, acupressure, reflexology, yoga-like stretches, joint mobilizations and muscle compressions.

More energizing and rigorous than many forms of massage, Thai Massage bestows a deep sense of relaxation and calm as the therapist uses hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of stretches that work along the energy pathways of the body.

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Thai Nuad Bo-Ran Massage

Thai Massage is an extraordinary technique for aligning the energies of the body. It was practiced as far back as the time of the Buddha, over 2,500 years ago.

Thai massage incorporates ayurvedic techniques, acupressure, reflexology, yoga-like stretches, joint mobilizations and muscle compressions. It is a more energizing and rigorous massage than more familiar techniques, yet bestows a wonderful sense of relaxation and calm on the client.

During a Thai massage the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of positions and stretches that work along the energy pathways of the body.

What to Expect

Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor rather than a raised table. This allows for many movements and procedures, not practical or effective in table work. Working on the floor allows the practitioner to use his or her full body weight, rather than simple muscular force, to transmit pressure, force, and energy, for a highly therapeutic effect.

Since no oil is applied, the client remains fully dressed. Please wear comfortable clothing such as track pants or pajama pants and a t-shirt. Women are asked to wear a sports bra. The main consideration is that clothing should be light and allow for flexible movement.

Prior to the massage both client and therapist cleanse their feet. The session is meant to be peaceful; therefore, an element of calm should preside throughout the treatment. Deep breathing is encouraged to create the feeling of calm and to assist the body to relax.

Further recommendations:
  1. Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.
  2. Please arrive 5 minutes early for your appointments so you have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.
  3. Be sure to mention to your therapist any changes in your health or medications. Certain conditions need to be treated with greater care.
  4. If you feel discomfort at any time, let your therapist know.

Precautions of Thai massage

Massage will not be performed on areas with infectious skin diseases, rash or open wounds. Abdominal massage will not be done in cases of serious stomach, intestinal problems or pregnancy.

Clients with knee problems should make their therapist aware of the condition as well as any changes that happen with that condition.

Clients with osteoporosis are contra-indicated for Thai massage.

What conditions is Thai massage used for?

Many people find that Thai massage has the following benefits:

  • relaxes
  • reduces stress
  • improves circulation
  • increases energy
  • increases flexibility
  • improves range of motion
  • centers the mind and body

“Thai Massage assists the body's innate desire to return to optimum performance and optimum health, contributing to a sense of ease and well-being. One begins to sense the rightness of the inner Self, Being, and of Life.”

—Arthur Lambert, the founding director of ITM-USA

Feet in a foot detox bath

Foot Detoxification

Detoxify, rebalance and energize. The Foot Spa merges the healing properties of hydrotherapy, sweating, and reflexology. In today's highly stressful world, this Foot Spa is one of the easiest, most pleasant, and most convenient ways of restoring your health through water.

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The Foot Spa Foot Detox

Why Detoxify?

We are all exposed to various sources of pollutants, chemicals and toxins on a daily basis. These toxins enter your body in three ways: through the skin, the digestive system, and the lungs. They interfere with your body's ability to work properly. Trauma, stress and modern day diets all disturb your body's natural ability to excrete these toxins.

When the level of toxins exceeds your body's ability to eliminate them, they accumulate. This results in your body becoming more stressed, overwhelmed and unable to function properly. The higher the levels of toxins, the lower the body's ability to fight off disease and infection and your energy level drops.

While there are many ways to detoxify your body, none are easier and more pleasant than experiencing a Platinum Energy Systems™ Foot Spa to help restore energy levels and feelings of wellbeing. What are our clients experiencing?

  • Improved health including circulation, acid/ alkaline balance
  • Increased metabolism, organ and glandular functioning
  • Feel good on all levels (physical, emotional and mental)

How does it work?

You place your feet in a Platinum Energy Systems™ Foot Spa with warm salt water. The specially designed system stimulates the sweat glands to expel their contents into the water. This is the same principle as the use of saunas or steam rooms as a form of detoxifying the body. The feet become the natural door of exit because there are more sweat glands in your feet than anywhere else in your body.

The Foot Spa merges the healing properties of hydrotherapy, sweating, and reflexology. In today's highly stressful world, this Foot Spa is one of the easiest, most pleasant, and most convenient ways of restoring your health through water.

How many sessions do I need?

Generally, a series of 6 to 10 sessions is recommended to ‘download’ a lifetime of accumulated toxins. Your body, your feeling of wellbeing and your energy levels will determine the appropriate number of sessions for you. Sessions are generally carried out once a week. Once your series has been completed, a ‘tune-up’ once or twice a month is recommended to ensure that the toxins do not re-accumulate.

Who would benefit the most from this detox?

Most people can benefit from this detox treatment. It is especially recommended for:

  • All diseases that are caused by pollutants
  • Sports and athletic interests (preventative and restorative)
  • Overall health maintenance and balance
  • Detoxifying accumulated toxins and heavy metals from the body (e.g.: lead and mercury)
  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decreases pain, injury and trauma
  • Decreases acidity (which benefits organ and cellular functioning)
Woman getting a leg massage

Other Therapies

Breast Massage: Designed to promote circulation and drainage in the breast tissues, breast massage relieves discomfort during pregnancy, congestion due to lactation, edema or hormonal changes, and fibrocystic disease. It is also used for people who have muscular imbalances which can cause postural problems. This may further cause issues with breathing, digestion, as well as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) if not addressed. Breast massage is only performed with the client's full consent and cooperation.

Sports Massage: This therapy is used to ensure optimum performance and recovery both prior to and after the event.

JEMA THERAPEUTICS RATES

Jema Therapeutics accepts cash and cheques only. All cheques should be made payable to Therapist.

Massage Acupuncture Thai Massage
Initial Treatment $95 Initial Appointment & Treatment $90 1 Hour $90
½ Hour $50 Regular Treatment (up to ½ hour) $50 1½ Hour $140
¾ Hour $70 Regular Treatment (up to 1 hour) $80
1 Hour $85
1¼ Hour $110 Extras
1½ Hour $135 Hot Hand Wax Bath (with any session) $10
Only Forearm Massage Included $60
Platinum Energy Systems Detox Session $70
Other Supplies Variable
NSF Cheques $30
Cancellations without 24 hours notice will be billed for cost of treatment missed.
CONTACT JEMA THERAPEUTICS
Hours of Operation:
Every Other Monday: 10AM - 7PM
Tuesday - Friday: 10AM - 7PM
by appointment only

Phone Number: (519)772-0197

Cell Phone Number: (519)588-3451

Email Address: jacqueline@jematherapeutics.com

Located At:
110 Holborn Dr. (side door)
Kitchener, Ontario

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