“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
~ Marianne Williamson

About Jessica Sheaffer

Since I was a young girl, I’ve felt a powerful loving force around and within me.  I can remember as far back as a 5 year old, feeling drawn to put my hands on my peers and family when they were hurting. In my late teens and early 20’s, I started practicing yoga and reading books about energy medicine and spirituality. As a college student, I lost interest in all things academic. My heart and soul were yearning for more depth and dimension and I just felt I needed to get my hands on people. Massage school felt like a good place to start.  After two years of college, I decided to follow my heart and began my journey as a professional bodywork therapist.

I’ll never forget how skeptical I was when I discovered Bowen in 2001. How could something so innocous and gentle be so profound? Yet, it was the perfect match. I really wanted to find a therapeutic medium to practice that actually gave my clients results! Digging into people’s backs with my elbows felt superfluous once introducing my clients to Bowen.  My patients reported having significant life changing benefits after just a couple of Bowen sessions. I couldn’t ignore the potential with this work and quit doing massage in 2003 to specialize in Bowen. I built a thriving Bowenwork practice in Seattle, Washington but needed the warmth and sunshine and moved to Texas in 2008.

I’ve been on a continued quest for understanding the human body and it’s potential.  I’ve studied with a wide range of healers and teachers from all over the globe ranging from mysticism and yoga to biomechanics. Having this background and spectrum of experience is something unique that I bring to my practice. I’ve been able to create a therapeutic setting that offers healing on both the physical and energetic realm allowing my clients to feel nurtured and cared for at a soul level. It’s been a blessing to be that source of love and acknowledgement in my client’s lives.

I’m thankful to call Austin my home. I love my neighborhood and my old fixer upper house. I love to travel, especially anywhere near the ocean. I have two children whom I love like crazy and who also drive me crazy. I appreciate movement of all kinds from dancing, yoga, swimming, and long meditative walks. I geek out on pretty much anything human body related. I love sushi and feel the best when I eat paleo. Life is good when I can sit in the grass with a glass of wine and enjoy a good laugh with friends.

Approach & Qualifications

I work with kids, babies adults and the elderly. Athletes and couch potatoes and everyone in between. All ages and bodies are accepted and loved. I have over 17 years of professional experience as a bodywork therapist and offer a mix of modalities:

Gait and Postural Analysis

Myofascial Length Testing

Bowen or Bowenwork®

Corrective/Restorative Exercise® and yoga

Roll Model Method®

Breathing techniques

Intuitive healing/chakra balancing

Abdominal Massage/myofascial release

 

Healing Studies

Clinical Massage Training -Ashmead College- Everett, WA 2001
Master Bowenwork Practitioner 2001-2016
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Marshall Dallas, TX 2009
Certified Group Fitness Trainer with Stroller Strides Dallas, TX 2011
Roll Model Method® 2018
Self Care Arvigo Mayan Massage in Austin, TX 2013
Restorative Exercise Specialist™ Training thru Restorative Exercise™ Institute Ventura, CA 2014-2016
Other mystical teachings and healing modalities such as Matrix Energetics and the Yuen Method

Licensure

Registered Bowenwork Therapist with the Bowtech Academy of Australia
Licensed Massage Therapist of Texas #MT107729
Registered Yoga Teacher with YogaAlliance ID#47661
Restorative Exercise Specialist™ with the Nutritious Movement Center

Professional Affiliations

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Bowtech Academy of Australia
United States Bowen Registry
American Association of Bowenwork Practitioners
YogaAlliance
Nutritious Movement Center (formally the Restorative Exercise™ Institute)

Location:

Austin Bowenwork & Alignment Center
8727 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 739-8299