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Massage Therapy in Sterling Heights

massage therapy in Sterling Heights

Denise C. Purdy | CMA, Myomassologist & Naturopathic Therapist


Promote Relaxation with Massage Therapy

Denise is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Myomassologist (CMT), & Naturopathic Therapist, Nationally Certified and also a member of the American Massage and Bodywork Association (ABMP). Professionally trained as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Denise has been involved in the holistic approach to health and wellness her entire career. She has successfully completed her naturopathic studies in Mt. Pleasant at the Natural Health Institute!

Since October 2010, she has been training under the direction and guidance of Dr. Pavel Bence as a chiropractic assistant and new patient advocate, educating the patients to the benefits of chiropractic care and the importance of reviving the nervous system, balancing the bad effects of physical, emotional and chemical stress in our lives. Denise has a keen understanding of the relationships between the flow of energy throughout the body and its effect on one’s overall state of well-being. Her underlying philosophy in bodywork is that balance is the key.

Promoting relaxation, boosting the immune system, relief of stress and muscular tension, reducing pain & inflammation. Allowing the body to go into relaxation response activates the self-healing mechanism. At Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center, various techniques of massage & bodywork is being offered as a complimentary therapy to your chiropractic care plan.

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Massage Therapy Services

• Therapeutic Massage

How can massage therapy help you?

Accidents, repetitive actions and everyday stresses can cause problems that sometimes seem to take up permanent residence in our bodies, If tension, pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want, massage can help. A gently, effective therapy, massage can relieve pain and help heal certain conditions and prevent their return. Therapeutic massage is the best known antidotes for stress; tight and painful muscles; post-exercise soreness; pain or tingling in your arms or legs; injuries; secondary pain; injury prevention; pain or restriction in joints; fluid retention; postural problems; the ill effects of restricted activity.

How will massage feel?

Massage on normal tissues is almost always pleasant. In an area of an injury or chronic pain, massage may at first cause some discomfort, which usually subsides quickly. Your therapist knows ways to minimize pain without sacrificing effectiveness. Tell your massage therapist if you feel any discomfort so she can adjust the approach. Your massage therapist has been extensively trained that includes massage technique, anatomy and physiology, and a knowledge of when massage is and is not appropriate. Many local, state and provincial governments license massage therapist. Massage therapist are often certified by schools and may have specialized training. Your personalized plan will be determined on your first visit, your massage therapist will ask general health questions and review referring practitioner’s recommendations. Your therapist will then assess your problem area to determine the best approach to help you. Self-care techniques may be suggested. Your massage therapist can be an excellent resource for learning additional ways to release tension or help heal injuries outside of your massage sessions. She might share relaxing breathing techniques or gently exercises to increase flexibility and support more efficient movements. You may also learn to relieve tension by contracting and releasing muscles, pressing trigger points or using heat and ice. A lifetime of good health may be yours through Therapeutic massage. Gentle and calming for the nervous system. Also increasing circulation, creating a cascade of beneficial effects.

• Aroma Touch Technique

Aroma Touch Technique a clinical approach to essential oil application. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) is the superior standard of essential oils. The use of essential oils, which are extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots, is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, to be used during the massage. Each of the oils has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Topically applied to the spine and feet in a simple step by step method produces a profound whole body wellness experience. Many benefits of the Aroma Touch Technique include stress management, immune support, inflammatory response and autonomic balance.

• Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to those reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. Reflexology began as a therapeutic philosophy in 1917 and deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body. It is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas. Since there are about 7,200 nerve endings in the foot, our feet are our barometers. Releasing tension in this area can help remove waste and ensure proper nerve flow, thereby aiding our health. Foot Reflexology, is widely accepted as a valid means of making one feel good, relax and noticeably function better, qualifies as an important adjunct for health care. This technique is used today to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate. Come recline and prop your feet up while the therapist reflexes, or massages each foot to increase circulation, work out areas of tension and congestion, relieve pain, and promote your wellbeing. When the body is able to relax, nerve and blood supply is improved, bringing the body into homeostasis; body into balance.

Experience Better Health & Better Life with Reflexology!

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• CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Why is CranioSacral Therapy so important?

This approach is a light – touch; that can create dramatic improvements in your life. Discover the healing power of a gentle touch. Because it is so gentle, CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. CST is a non-invasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. Developed by John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., this manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth – which make up the cranium- down to the sacrum or tailbone. Since this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalance or dysfunction in the craniosacral system could cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. Therapists generally use only 5 grams of pressure, roughly the weight of a nickel, to test for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself. CST gentle palpations on the cranium, spine and sacrum, balances the body as it relieves restrictions in the nervous system. It helps the entire body to relax, release the restrictions, self-correct and balance.

How Can You Get Help With CST?

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• Hot Stone Therapy

Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures, ranging from 0-140 degrees, are used during Hot stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to the earth energy. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work. Cold stones aid with inflammation, moving blood out of an area, and balancing male/female energies. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for trigger point work. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process, with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body seeks homeostasis.

• Swedish Massage

One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatments designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. The therapist uses a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements; with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Massage Therapy in Sterling Heights Bence Chiropractic Wellness Center | (586) 978-9900