Jeanette is a certified massage therapist and a member of The National Certification of Massage and Bodywork Association. Jeanette began her career in 2002 by providing care for our troops on US military bases including Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where she donated over a thousand hours of therapeutic massage to America’s heroes and their families. She has volunteered for the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Foundation and The Fisher House that cares for wounded troops. In 2006, her tireless work earned her a Presidential Volunteer Award signed by former President George W. Bush Jr.
In 2008, Jeanette’s husband, a senior NCO in the Air Force, received humanitarian orders to relocate the family back to their hometown of Colorado Springs, so that their youngest of four children could receive treatment for his cancer. Her son eventually recovered and Jeanette soon established Structure Massage & Bodywork.
In addition to her massage business, Jeanette is also the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Warriors in Recovery, formerly known as Structure for Wounded Warriors. This organization was established to assist our Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and Military Widows with injury and emotional recovery through alternative methods of care such as massage, bodywork, and counseling, all at no cost to the recipient.
In 2010 Jeanette pioneered the Massage Program for the Air Force Wounded Warriors and traveled the country with them providing medical massage for the injured, ill, and wounded. Working with military athletes participating in Warrior Camps, Trials and the annual Warrior Games, Jeanette’s job was to prevent injury wherever possible, and treat it should it arise. During this time, Jeanette also hired and trained several Massage Therapists to travel with other military branches and provide medical and sports massage therapy to service members as needed.
In 2014 Jeanette was invited to lecture on massage therapy for the injured, wounded, and disabled at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) in Chicago.
In 2015 Jeanette and her husband Mike were blessed with the birth of a child, and Jeanette resigned from the Air Force team to focus on spending time with her family, building her massage business, and increasing the capacity of her nonprofit to help warriors in need.
In 2016 the non-profit Structure for Wounded Warriors was reborn as Warriors in Recovery, the new name bringing with it a dynamic positive energy and vision. In 2016 a landmark event occurred when one of Jeanette’s mentors, world-renowned orthopedic massage educator James Waslaski, traveled to Colorado Springs to participate in a massage workshop hosted by Warriors in Recovery.
In 2017 fundraising efforts began to send five Warriors in Recovery to Liberia, West Africa in 2018 as part of the Return to Love Campaign. Working with the Africa Heartwood Project, the Warriors planned to help drill a water well for a local village. By the end of their visit, the Warriors had successfully dug wells by hand for two local villages in need of clean water. Despite harsh conditions, equipment failure, fatigue, and other challenges, the campaign was a resounding success, resulting in not only providing clean drinking water for the people of two villages, but forging important new relationships and providing the Warriors with a new sense of purpose.
In 2018 Jeanette was asked to join the Medical Team for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games being held at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as their only Massage Therapist, and received an Army Coin for Excellence from Commander Matt StLaurent from the United States Army Warrior Headquarters based out of Washington D.C soon after the Games concluded.
Jeanette recently launched an exciting new division within Structure Bodywork to train, mentor, and assist other Massage Therapists in how to successfully operate and grow their massage businesses. She is also developing several workshops to train couples how to give each other a therapeutic massage using the healing power of touch, and has other projects currently in development.
“It’s amazing to look back at our starting point and see the growth and development of both Structure and Warriors in Recovery, and we are excited to see what the future holds in store as we serve and build in love with compassion, care, and kindness.”