My Philosophy … Focused. Grounded. Balanced.
At Collective Balance, Denise doesn’t just massage you and send you on your merry way. She helps you to understand WHY your body feels the way it feels. She offers guidance, education, and resources and has found that by combining massage therapy with neurologically-based chiropractic, wholesome nutrition, consistent exercise, and positive mindfulness, we can collectively bring balance to our bodies.
At Collective Balance, Denise offers a hands-on approach through orthopedic massage techniques by circulating a fresh supply of blood and oxygen to repair and restore soft tissue within the muscles, fascia, and joints, thereby increasing flexibility and range of motion.
Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by streams of water; which yields its fruit in season. Whatever he does prospers. ~ Psalms 1:1-3
Both of these techniques incorporate a two-second stretch philosophy.
Jim and Phil Wharton, authors of The Wharton’s Stretch Book, said it best … “Muscles can elongate, when they’re healthy, up to 1.6 times their length, but they generally don’t react well to that much stretching. If you stretch a muscle too quickly or too far, it automatically and ballistically recoils to protect itself from ripping. This compensation, called a “myotatic reflex” kicks in at three seconds.” They also said … “Muscles work in pairs. When one muscle contracts, its counterpart relaxes. Based on our research and experience, we believe that repeating two-second stretches promotes circulation and increases range of motion.”
Denise has been incorporating this philosophy into her massage practice since the beginning and has seen tremendous results in how effectively her clients’ bodies find a new healthier balance.
In recent months, Denise began yet another journey toward becoming a better version of herself. This part of the journey focuses on 160 credit hours of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques taught by Erik Dalton, PhD.
Within her orthopedic massage practice, she has found that when we become aware of and take responsibility for how we carry our bodies, we begin to heal naturally and our pain melts away. The teachings of Erik Dalton resonate with Denise because of his focus on postural awareness.