Jenessa Westervelt ~ Secretary/Treasurer, Conference & Events Committee Chair

Whether running her busy practice, spending time with her family, or helping clients take care of themselves, Jenessa Westervelt strives for balance. 

Jenessa serves as MTAM’s Treasurer and Chair of the Conference & Events Committee. Born and raised in Steinbach, MB, she spent time living in Alberta and British Columbia before returning to Manitoba to work in the fast food industry. Making the decision to go back to college, she graduated in 2007 from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (now Evolve College of Massage Therapy). 

She has worked in clinics throughout Winkler, Winnipeg and Steinbach, and for six years worked out of her home. In January 2019 Jenessa opened Kleefeld Massage & Wellness, which offers massage therapy, reflexology and permanent make-up, in Kleefeld, MB. She balances running her busy practice with spending time with her family. 

Why did you choose to be an RMT? 
I really liked the thought of being able to help people and educate them on how to better take care of themselves. 
 
What do you like best about your job? 
The clients, and seeing how much I can help them. 
 
What advice would you give new RMTs? 
Don’t stop learning, pace yourself & believe in yourself! 
 
Why did you choose to join MTAM? 
I joined because I could talk to [MTAM] in person and not just through email or by phone. I liked that they had an AGM and Conference I could attend in person as well, without costing me too much for travel. Now having been with MTAM for as long as I have, I have met some amazing people and have had some amazing opportunities I would not have had otherwise. It really is like a community! 

What’s your favourite MTAM member benefit? 
Everything listed on the Benefits package!! Getting to connect with other RMTs, the amazing courses that are brought in and just being able to be a part of where our profession is going.