About Jennie Parke Matheson

Jennie began her career as a stage manager; working in theatre, opera & ballet before moving into arts administration to become more instrumental in the overall planning and delivery of live performance. She then moved sideways to produce corporate conferences and events.

Experience in both the performing arts and corporate worlds meant she was dealing, every day, with a variety of sometimes challenging personalities – which started her on her journey toward the world of therapy.

In the 1980s many friends and colleagues struggled with HIV and AIDS. She became a carer for one of her closest friends who was critically ill and discovered through that experience she had the ability to help people help themselves. This opened a new chapter in her life and she joined The Terrence Higgins Trust as a volunteer – effectively finding a balance from the then extravagance of the corporate industry. Jennie worked in several capacities at THT over a 6 year period, including co-managing the North London Buddy group – and devising & running a series of educational workshops for secondary school pupils.

The final part of her therapeutic journey came several years later. Having met a psychologist who was also a Healer, Jennie received Healing for the first time – and the experience really connected with her. Looking further into energy work and its associated therapies, she decided to enrol with a diverse and stimulating training organisation – and two years later was accredited as a Healer herself.

To augment her “hands free” energy work she studied Chakra Psychology; on advice from a reputed crystal therapist self taught herself Crystal Therapy – the two are deeply intertwined – and explored Feng Shui, Dowsing and Earth Healing.

To expand and build her therapeutic “tool box” Jennie added “touch” therapies – aware of a need for greater physical contact for many of her clients, in addition to her Energy Healing work. She trained and qualified in Deep Tissue Massage, then gradually added Hot Stone MassagePregnancy MassageIndian Head Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage to her repertoire.

Jennie established White Wave – Jennie means white wave, white spirit – in 2008 and has been practising as a healer/holistic massage therapist/tutor ever since.

She is a qualified Massage in Schools Instructor (running peer massage workshops in primary schools) and worked for 15 months at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London – giving massage on the wards. Following that invaluable experience she now provides one-on-one training on how to give massage specifically for those either in hospital or a hospice.

Jennie currently works with the NW Anglia NHS Trust, training hospital volunteers in arm & hand massage; and gives workshops regularly for Kith & Kids, the charity supporting young people living with autism – working with clients, carers and volunteers

To enable her to teach NVQ/Level 3 & 4 accredited courses, Jennie qualified in PTLLS in 2012 and CTLLS in 2014.

She is a member of the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and The MTI (Massage Training Institute), is a Registered Practitioner with BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) and an accredited MTI Tutor . She was recently appointed to the Massage Specific Board of the CNHC.

Jennie, in collaboration with Earle Abrahamson, founded Hands-On Training in 2012 – presenting a series of professional post-graduate development workshops, designed to support therapists once training and qualification has been completed. Hands-On Training was awarded MTI accreditation in 2014 to run the Diploma Course in Holistic Massage, and in 2017 to run the Sports & Performance Diploma Course.

The 2020  MTI accredited Diploma Course in Holistic Massage; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology – an 11-month week-end part-time course, training new massage therapists to Level 4 standard – commences on 18th April.

The 2020 MTI accredited Sports & Performance Diploma Course – an 8-month week-end part-time course, open to qualified soft tissue practitioners, fitness trainers and other healthcare professionals. Set at Level 5 – it commences in Autumn 2020

The new STC accredited Energetic Healing Practical Diploma Course will start in September 2020

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  • Contact White Wave

    Telephone: 020 8444 7570
    Email: therapy@white-wave.org.uk

  • An Introduction to Massage

    A one-day workshop with Jennie to learn about massage and how to give a relaxing and effective Massage at Home. The next workshop is Sunday 27th October 2019

  • Gift Vouchers for all occasions…

    For birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter, Christmas – a relaxing therapeutic Massage or Energy Work gift for someone you care about, to help them unwind…

  • Special offer – 10% discount

    If you pay in advance for 6 sessions you will receive a 10% discount. For more info, click HERE

  • BAPAM Practitioner Registration

    Jennie is a Registered Practitioner with BAPAM – the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. Click HERE for further information

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    All first-time clients are offered a free 30-minute consultation immediately prior to the first session.

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