Find relief with gentle therapies that work
Accept, Release, Restore
Owner, Jenny Dipasupil, LMT
My passion is helping individuals feel at home in their bodies using highly effective, gentle bodywork techniques.
My intention is to connect with you as a whole person, addressing mind, body, + spirit concerns with the trauma-informed, gender-affirming, and antiracist, high-quality care that you deserve.
The therapies I provide treat the root cause of your discomfort: trauma. It gets stored in your body with traumatic events like accidents and surgeries, resulting in tension patterns and triggering of your fight-or-flight survival response.
The solution is to reduce tensions on your nervous system and give your body the opportunity to release the energy of your stored trauma.
Together we collaborate to listen closely to your whole self, interpreting the messages of your body with patience and respect, honoring its amazing wisdom and ability to heal.
I invite you to book a bodywork consult to discuss your healing needs. I look forward to helping you!
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."
Audre Lorde, Civil Rights Activist + Writer
About your practitioner
Jenny Dipasupil, LMT (she/her) is a Virginia state licensed massage therapist and somatic bodyworker with over two decades of training and experience in helping people thrive. Since 2007, she's helped thousands of people heal from pain and trauma using her many gifts and skills listed here.
Her deep level of understanding and compassion for individuals struggling to feel good in their bodies is rooted in her personal journey of recovering from depression and trauma as a teen.
Over the years of living the ups and downs of battling constant fatigue, depression, anxiety, anger issues, plus systemic oppression, Jenny has discovered a handful of gems that completely shifted her life and the lives of her clients.
It's her joy to share information with everyone, especially her clients, to help facilitate exploration of what's best for you and your unique healing needs.
JENNY'S CURRENT FOCUS
Scar Tissue Release
Multiple Teachers + Courses
FASCIA is the incredible three-dimensional web of connective tissue that's interwoven throughout all of your muscles, nerves, organs, etc. It's where scars are formed.
My interest in fascia began when I was first introduced to myofascial work in my Neuromuscular Therapy classes. Over the years of practicing Myofascial Release (MFR) and seeing amazing results in clients, my obsession grew.
I'm currently focused on treating scars that are 3 months+ post-op since comprehensive scar treatment is comprised of two therapies: Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and MFR. I'll be taking a full MLD certification course in Feb. MLD is used pre- and post-op and is your first course of action for optimal scar healing.
SCAR TISSUE RELEASE
Not all scars are problematic. Once a scar forms, you can't break it down, but you can improve its functioning. There are helpful measures you can take pre- op and post-op to promote the best scar formation. I specialize in two modalities that are key for proper scar healing: Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Myofascial Release (MFR)
Trauma gets trapped inside your body via a force from an accident, abuse, or surgery. Your nervous system's protective response to danger or threat results in an energetic charge that shows up as tension patterns. In Somatic Bodywork, we work together in releasing this response, resolving your trauma at its root cause.
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) promotes optimal scar healing by reducing swelling and improving immune function. If you're getting surgery, I recommend MLD pre-op and post-op. Check out the Teal Center in Arlington to work with a highly experienced CLT. I become a CLT in Feb.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is excellent for treating surgical scars, chronic muscle tension, and chronic pain by releasing uncomfortable protective bracing patterns in your fascia that develop in response to trauma. MFR also improves the pliability and circulation of scars.