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Healing Hands Chiropractic & Massage

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6005 W. Miller Rd Suite 6
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Phone: 810-630-0555
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Massage Therapy
At Healing Hands Chiropractic and Massage we believe that Massage can be an integral piece of your healing as well as maintaining spinal as well as overall health and well being. Dr. Melinda has meticulously assembled a team of therapist with a broad range of skills to meet the needs of the patients. Not only does each therapist bring many skills to the office but they all work together as a team to see that each patients receives the best possible care. You will find they are willing to cross refer to each other if they believe that someone else in the office is better suited to help you. Patients can freely move from one therapist to another if they so choose.
Below is information about each of the three Massage Therapist's here at Healing Hands. Scroll down to learn about Jack Clarence, Michelle Neuville, and Shelia Sims.
The Therapists 
Jack Clarence 
Jack has studied, practiced and taught therapeutic massage for several years. A 1989 graduate from Health Enrichment Center with a certification in massage therapy, Jack was associated with the school for several years after that. He continued as a graduate student, substitute instructor, and in 1993, became a senior advanced bodywork instructor. In 1996, Jack joined the staff of Healing Hands Chiropractic and Massage. He has also served as an instructor in the Massage Therapy program at Baker College.
Jack’s certifications include: Therapeutic Massage Technician, Advanced Practitioner, Master Bodywork Therapist, Graduate School of Subtle Energies, and School of Clinical Approaches. He also holds post graduate certifications in ...
3 and 1 Concept is the art and science of defusing past stresses which limit present day accomplishments. Through kinesiology (muscle testing), a 3-in-1 facilitator identifies and corrects specific issues to be defused. What makes 3-in-1 different from other modalities is Age Recession, which returns the body’s cellular memory to the time and place in the patient’s past where the original stress occurred. This allows the therapist to address the root cause of the stress and provide the patient with more complete relief from symptoms.
Polarity is the oldest, simplest, safest and possibly the most effective method of correcting the body’s energy systems. A person with a toothache, head ache or bruised knee instinctively touches the area of pain. By adding another person, the effectiveness of human touch vastly increases. The power of human touch can break energy blocks which cause pain and discomfort.
Muscle Energy Technique is used by massage therapists, medical doctors, physical therapists, osteopaths, and many more. Through over use, mis-use or other traumas, a muscle can become weakened and shortened. This technique re-establishes communication between the muscle and the brain via the nervous system and returns the muscle to its proper length and strength. Patients often experience improved mobility and pain relief.
Cranial Sacral Therapy works with the body’s primary respiratory systems and cranial sacral impulse rhythms. The cranial sacral fluid in the spinal cord bathes the spinal nerves and profoundly affects muscles, glands, organs, and systems in the body. This therapy balances and enhances total well-being.
Myofacial Release works with the connective tissue which surrounds, supports, penetrates and influences every muscle, tissue, organ, gland, and system in the body. By finding the correcting vector (combination of force & direction), therapists can literally unwrinkle the connective tissue. This correction balances dysfunction's in the body.
Touch for Health is a systematic protocol of testing 42 of the body’s key muscles. Each of these muscles corresponds to a meridian, neuro-lymphatic reflex, neuro-vascular reflex and/or certain acupuncture points. If a certain muscle tests weak, it can be strengthened by addressing the corresponding corrective mechanisms.
Esoteric Healing is essentially off-the-body polarity work. Each of the body’s energy centers (chakras) resonate with a particular organ(s), body systems, gland, and emotional state of being. Balancing these centers and systems in the auric field can bring relief from many symptoms.
Michelle Neuville
I have always believed that the world is a better place when we help others. I became very active in Civil Air Patrol (a civilian Branch of the Air Force) as a young teenager. There I learned the principals of duty, love of country, and service to others. During my training my interest to help others in some type of medical field was sparked.
Upon graduation from High School I entered an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) program through McLaren Regional Medical Center. Graduating and receiving Licensure in the State of Michigan by March of 2010. I currently work part-time for an ambulance company here in Genesee County.
Realizing I wanted to help others, but have a job where I could be involved in a more natural and complete healing process, I choose to became a massage therapist. I studied massage therapy at Baker College of Flint. I graduated with Honors receiving my Certificate in Massage from Baker December of 2011.
I feel that massage therapy is a great way to get one's mind and body back to a healthy and balanced state. It is a simple and effective way to ensure a healthy life style. I am happy to be a member of the healing team here at Healing Hands Chiropractic and Massage.
Michelle's Specialities
Swedish Massage is the most common type of relaxation massage. It uses long strokes, kneading and light friction to create a wonderful feeling of relaxation throughout the body.
Although Swedish Massage is relaxing, it is also very therapeutic. Physiologically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles, improves the detoxifying function of the lymphatic system, improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells as it enhances the removal of metabolic wastes. Since blood carries nutrients to the skin, massage is beneficial in keeping the skin functioning in a normal, healthy manner.
Psychologically, massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system, and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy. During a massage, the client, will release endorphins, chemicals which suppress pain. Endorphins have also been linked to memory, control of body temperature and regulation of hormones that affect depression.
Myofacial Release works with the connective tissue which surrounds, supports, penetrates and influences every muscle, tissue, organ, gland, and system in the body. By finding the correcting vector (combination of force & direction), therapists can literally unwrinkle the connective tissue. This correction balances dysfunction's in the body.
Trigger Point Therapy Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or referred pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, or other treatment are applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain. These points relate to specific dysfunction in the neuromuscular junction and in muscle, making this technique different from reflexology, acupressure and pressure point massage.
Cranial Sacral Therapy works with the body's primary respiratory systems and cranial sacral impulse rhythms. The fluid in the spinal cord bathes the spinal nerves and profoundly affects muscles, glands, organs, and systems in the body. This therapy balances and enhances total well-being.
Essential Oils were man's first medicine. According to translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, Essential oil therapies were used to treat or prevent conditions. Essential oils contain chemical constituents that provide each oil with properties that are either comforting, relaxing, pain relieving, anti-fungal, immune stimulating, increasing cellular oxygen, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, cleansing, and the list goes on! Essential oils added to massage can aid relaxation, increase circulation, and help heal damaged muscles. They can also assist the body with killing bacteria and viruses trapped in the muscles. I have integrated many of these oils into my practice. I am constantly amazed at the benefits of using Essential oils.
Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. It is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Reflexology focuses on the reflex points on the feet, hands and ears. Pressure and/or massage is applied to specific nerve endings, thereby creating a reflex response in the corresponding organs. This increases circulation and promotes proper functioning of the organs involved.
Carpal Tunnel Therapy This soft tissue technique actually changes the neurological response from the autonomic nervous system and changes the muscle memory returning the muscles to their normal resting length. Its goal is to relieve pain as quickly as possible (usually less than 30 minutes). The faster this is achieved the more permanent the results making it a great alternative to the costly, temporary fix of surgery.This therapy also can help with golfers elbow and tennis elbow.
Shannon Clark
People often ask me why I chose to become a massage therapist. The only answer I have is "because I always wanted to". After spending 15 years at a stressful job I realized there has to be something better. When my daughter graduated from high school and chose Therapeutic Massage as a career I knew this was the perfect time for me to start doing what I have always wanted to. I was given the opportunity to join her in the therapeutic Massage Program at Baker of Flint and it turned out to be a great life change. I received my certificate and graduated with honors December of 2011.
Helping people relieve pain and stress is very gratifying to me because I know I can make a difference in the lives of my clients. Remember how I felt at my past stressful job makes me know how much my work is appreciated. When someone gets off my table feeling relaxed and able to move more freely I know I made a difference in their life in a positive way. Knowing my massage work has created positive changes in how my clients feel is so rewarding to me.July 2012 I had the wonderful opportunity to become a member of the Healing Hands Chiropractic and Massage team and I am truly thankful to be here. Shannon’s Specialities
Swedish Massage is the most common type of relaxation massage. It uses long strokes, kneading and light friction to create a wonderful feeling of relaxation throughout the body.
Although Swedish Massage is relaxing, it is also very therapeutic. Physiologically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles, improves the detoxifying function of the lymphatic system, improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells as it enhances the removal of metabolic wastes. Since blood carries nutrients to the skin, massage is beneficial in keeping the skin functioning in a normal, healthy manner.
Psychologically, massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system, and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy. During a massage, the client, will release endorphins, chemicals which suppress pain. Endorphins have also been linked to memory, control of body temperature and regulation of hormones that affect depression.
Active Movement Massage is a massage technique based on isolating painful or knotted muscles and stimulating them, first with passive movement and then with active movement. This massage and movement increases circulation, releases tension and muscle knotting. Once completed muscles should be able to achieve a full stretch without restriction or pain.
Trigger Point Therapy Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or referred pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, or other treatment are applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain. These points relate to specific dysfunction in the neuromuscular junction and in muscle, making this technique different from reflexology, acupressure and pressure point massage.
Essential Oils were man's first medicine. According to translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, Essential oil therapies were used to treat or prevent conditions. Essential oils contain chemical constituents that provide each oil with properties that are either comforting, relaxing, pain relieving, anti-fungal, immune stimulating, increasing cellular oxygen, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, cleansing, and the list goes on! Essential oils added to massage can aid relaxation, increase circulation, and help heal damaged muscles. They can also assist the body with killing bacteria and viruses trapped in the muscles. I have integrated many of these oils into my practice. I am constantly amazed at the benefits of using Essential oils.
Raindrop Therapy is a specialized application of essential oils along the spine. It has been known to assist the body in realigning the spine of a person with scoliosis and other structural misalignments. It also assists the body in fighting viruses and bacteria that can lie in the muscles of the back and serve to weaken that body's immune system
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. It is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.
Sports Massage If you who routinely stretch your physical limits through movement during sports you can benefit from incorporating massage into your conditioning program. You can get into shape faster, with less stiffness and soreness. It also helps you shorten recovery time from workouts, and relieves conditions which may cause injury as well as maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow and enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise.
Each athletic event uses muscle groups in a different way. Sports massage therapists are familiar with each muscle and muscle group and how they are affected by the specific movements. Regular Sports Massage can improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance.
Hot Stone Massage uses heated river stones to sooth and relax the muscles bringing about healing and a deeper over all relaxation. Hot stone is an excellent combination with a deep tissue treatment to remove soreness and knots in the muscle. Many people who need the deeper work but are too tight and sore to receive just deep tissue alone use this combination experiencing tremendous relief in a relaxing way.

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