Off to the World Stage!
Jessica Jarabek, RMT LMT.
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce everyone to Jessica Jarabek — a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) from Victoria, BC who will be representing Canada at the World Championships of Massage 2022 in Copenhagen this summer!
A force to be reckoned with in the industry, Jessica has been massaging since 2004 and brings over 17 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. Providing services to a variety of clients from professional athletes to individuals with physical and pathological disabilities, as well as the general public, she is unwavering in her mission to empower others to reach their optimal physical and mental health.
With a special interest and expertise in sports therapy, her clients have included Canadian national Olympic athletes, Big Mountain Freestyle skiers in Whistler, as well as professional cyclists competing in the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta Espana in Europe. Other professional clients have included windsurfers and tri-athletes competing at Ironman events in Hawaii!
A believer in making a difference, Jessica has lent her skills to creating a positive social impact in Central America where she taught massage therapy to help Indigenous populations gain skills for employment to become independent, successful professionals, and to support healthier communities.
Off to the Competition
Jessica’s years of experience, international assignments, and interdisciplinary lens on massage therapy have now led her to the global stage.
The 5th Annual World Championships in Massage is set to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark June 17-19 2022, with over 200 participants from 42 countries.
The tournament aims to develop and promote the various massage techniques which are practiced by experienced massage therapists worldwide. Check out a feature on the competition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTwzP0whFks.
Participants are judged and evaluated in the following areas:
-Innovation and Development of new methods
As things currently stand, Jessica is the only individual competitor from Canada participating in the World Championships. She will be participating under the sports massage category and has also been nominated for Best Massage Teaser video! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=motNAyLceHs
“I feel like l have been training for these championships my whole life. I’ve been fortunate to have so many wonderful opportunities and experiences throughout my career that I want to use all of that and take everything to the next highest level.” - Jessica
Competition Ready With Rhino
We’re beyond thrilled to head to the world stage and take this incredible adventure together alongside Jessica as her exclusive sponsor for the competition! She will be outfitted in athletically inspired, performance driven custom Rhino uniforms fit for a champion.
Empowering others through wellness, giving back, enriching lives and leaving a positive impact on our society as a whole is at the heart of who we are and what we do at Rhino. We’re honoured to collaborate with Jessica who lives by and shares in these very same values.
“I adore that giving back to the community is in your heart and part of your company mission — helping others, that’s what healthcare is all about. Making a positive impact on peoples lives to make them thrive better is something we both have in common" - Jessica
Let’s Cheer Her On!
We couldn’t be luckier to have a powerhouse and compassionate hero like Jessica representing Canada on the world stage.
We can’t wait to watch Jessica showcase her skills representing Canada at the World Championship of Massage this June in beautiful Copenhagen -- and we know you’d love to show your support too. If you have any special messages of support, send them our way and we’ll be sure to pass them along to Jessica!
Follow along as we continue to share all the fun behind the scenes content throughout the competition.
Check out the other great articles in Jessica's Championship blog series:
The Making of A World Champion: https://shoprhino.com/blogs/rhino-blog/the-making-of-a-world-champion
Giving It Your All: Reflections From The World Stage:
You can also find Jessica on Facebook at Jessica Jarabek, on Instagram @jessicaj_rmt, and on linkedIn Jessica Jarabek RMT. LMT.