Dena Foran, LMT
Educational background: graduated from, Muscle Therapy Center, with 500 hour training requirements, which included: Therapeutic Massage, technique,theory and practice of massage hygiene, anatomy, physiology, and hydrotherapy.
Other training included,shiatsu,acupressure, polarity, energy balancing and basic reflexology.
Upon graduating was tested through the AMTA, American Massage Therapy Association.
Apprenticed for one year at Holistic Therapies in Royal Oak, received experience with other groups,such as Primal Integration,Psychotherapy with Dr. Barbara Valasis, and YWCA Health and Fitness camp. Through the years as completed continued education in Reiki (Usui method) ,Cranial Sacral Therapy ( Upledger’s version), Essential oil detox,
Table Thai medical massage, and Angelic Reiki.
Dena has been affiliated with Physical Therapists and Chiropractors since 1991,and employed at Total Health Systems since 1995. Treats each massage client as an individual assessing their own unique needs as to which techniques will benefit each person.
Techniques included, Swedish, German, light touch and deep pressure.
Teresa Clarkston, LMT
My name is Teresa Clarkston. I am a licensed massage therapist by Wellspring Institute, School of Therapeutic Bodywork.
My training is in the therapeutic, cranial, and geriatric massage. I am trained in reflexology, in which I stimulate points on the hands and feet. This technique reduces tension and stress. This in turn brings healing to the whole systems and also promotes good health, naturally.
Sabrina Farquhar, LMT
My name is Sabrina Farquhar. I am a licensed massage therapist through Baker College. I graduated in June of 2005. I have received 1000 hours of supervised training. I specialize in Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish, and Shiatsu. I have also had training in Sports Massage, Polarity and Trigger Point Therapy. I have also done clinicals and internships while I was still in school.
Jessica Sacha, LMT
My name is Jessica Sacha and I am a licensed massage therapist through Irene’s Myomassology Institute in February 2010, with over 500 hours of training. I also worked in the student clinic and volunteered my time at outside events. I specialize in Swedish and deep tissue massage. I also have some training in sports massage, hot stone, and Reiki. I started working at Total Health in May 2010.
Laura Gladys, LMT
I am a licensed massage therapist and I received my certification through Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts and Science. I have completed over 600 hours of training in medical massage, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, physiotherapy, and therapeutic modalities. I have also completed a clinical internship. I have been certified since 2004. My main focus is in relaxation, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage. I have joined the team at Total Health Systems in 2013.
Lindsey Gunning, LMT
My name is Lindsey Gunning. I am a licensed massage therapist from Healing Hands Holistic Health Center School of massage. I graduated February of 2013. While attending school, I completed over 600 hours of training in massage therapy. I have been trained in many types of massages. I specialize in Trigger Point, Relaxation, and Deep tissue. I am also trained in chair massage, hot stone, sports massage, and energy work. I am excited to be a part of Total Health System’s team. My goal is to help relax both the mind and body of my clients.
Holly Overholser, LMT
My name is Holly Overholser and I am a licensed massage therapist through the state of Michigan. I graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute. I have completed over 625 hours of curriculum in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. My main focus is Relaxation Swedish Massage I can incorporate different types of massage techniques to taylor to a client’s needs. Holly’s training in other modalities includes sport massage, trigger points, basic reflexology, myofacial release and energy work. I joined the Total health Team June 2014. I look forward to taking care of my clients well-being.
Mary Cain, LMT
Mary has been a licensed Massage therapist since 2010, Licensed in the state of Michigan. Educational background: Graduated from Healing Hands Holistic Health Center School of Massage, with 500 hours training requirements. Including: Therapeutic, technique, hygiene, anatomy and physiology. Training included: Myofascial release, Aromatherapy, Post Sports massage, Deep Tissue massage and fibromyalgia massage. I joined Total Health Systems in June 2015. My goal is to relax you and relieve your stress and pain. Also to help you feel you’re best in a relaxing professional environment. I will be a big help to easing your pain. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Dawn Germonprez, LMT
My name is Dawn Germonprez. I graduated from Carnegie Institute in 2002, as a licensed massage therapist with over 800 hours of training. I graduated second in my class and trained under Charlotte Versagi, former president of the AMTA. I specialize in Swedish, neuromuscular and deep tissue massage. I also have some training in sports massage, pregnancy massage and stretching techniques. I joined the Total Health Systems family in December and look forward to assisting patients maintain a healthy life style.
Samantha Richards, LMT
My name is Samantha Richards, I am a licensed Massage Therapist through Irene’s Institute of Myomassology and licensed through the state of Michigan. I graduated with over 630 hours of training in Therapeutic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. I specialize in Swedish Relaxation Massage but also have training in prenatal, geriatric, basic Reflexology and lymphatic drainage. I joined the Total Health Team in June 2016. I look forward to working with you!
Joan Errington, LMT
You might say I received my “call” to become a licensed Massage Therapist back in 2008. I was laid off from a Medical Assistant position. No one was hiring at the time for Medical Assistant so I decided to go back to school. My decision for Massage Therapy was based on the fact that everyone enjoyed my impromptu shoulder massages. I went Baker College and completed their Massage therapy program in 2010. Shortly thereafter received my National Certification. In 2013 I received my State license for Michigan. As always my goal is to have you feel better leaving than when you arrived. I specialize in Lomi Lomi massage. It is said that the Hawaiian’s received Lomi Lomi from the Polynesian’s when they came to the islands. It was a tradition to choose one family member to do Lomi Lomi. It was their “medicine”. Lomi Lomi is mostly massage ,but prayer is added to it. Each and every stroke has a specific name and purpose. The massage has a flow to it much like a dance. This massage also includes areas like the abdomen and feet. It is a great way to get a taste of Hawaii. Aloha.
My name is Steven St. Amand and I am a licensed massage therapist from Carnegie Institute. I am able to perform a variety of massage techniques including deep tissue, trigger point, reflexology, and prenatal. I aim to please and will work hard for your total satisfaction. I look forward to working with you.
Hi! I’m Emily Williams, and I graduated from the Health Enrichment Center of Lapeer with 1000 hours of massage training in 1996. Our clinical hours focused on everything from energy work modalities to myofascial and deep tissue techniques. I’ve known most of my life that massage was my calling, and I’ve been a career therapist for 17 years. With over 10,000 hours of hands on experience, listening to my clients and asking detailed questions allows me the best chance to help them reach their desired outcome. I’ve worked with a wide range of clientele from children (including my own, of course!), pregnant mothers, the elderly as well as clients going through chemo and other cancer therapies. I blend across modalities to tailor each massage; using essential oils, reiki, deep tissue and even crystals to enhance basic massage techniques. I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel your best!
I graduated from Healing Hands Holistic Health Center in 2015 with over 600 hours of training. I have multiple years of experience in Swedish, Deep tissue, Reiki, and Reflexology, with additional trainings in aromatherapy and polarity.
Leah Cameron, LMT
Leah is dual licensed in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant. She recently graduated from Irene’s Myosmassology Institute in Southfield in February of 2020. She obtained her License of Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in 2012 graduating magna cum laude. She is experienced in Swedish relaxation massage, myofascial release, therapeutic massage, and sports massage. Myofascial release is a technique she has been studying since 2012 and has thousands of hours of theory and hands on experience. She has eight years of experience working with many injuries and diagnoses of the human anatomy as a PTA. Leah knows that every person has a different injury pattern that requires customized techniques for each individual to release those restrictions and return her clients to a more pain free lifestyle.
Elzbieta Borowa, LMT
” Hi, my name is Elzbieta. I have always been very interested in health and wellness, as well as natural healing.I was born in Poland, where I graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland. I hold Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. I was practicing in Poland and UK for several years before I came to USA. For last 7 years I have been working in Michigan as a licensed Massage Therapist. I specialize in therapeutic massage – Swedish, Deep tissue and Myofascial Release techniques. I really enjoy making people’s lives easier by helping their symptoms, eliminating pain, improving their function and reduce stress. I love being able to get to know and care for our patients and I look forward to growing with THS team. I speak fluent polish. ”
Christa Strauther, LMT
Hello, my name is Christa Strauther and I am a licensed Massage Therapist through the state of Michigan. I graduated from Oakland Community College and have been practicing for nine years. I have had the privilege to work with clients of all ages. Deep tissue, Swedish, prenatal, hot stones, sport massage, pregnancy massage as well as aromatherapy are some of the modalities in which I have been trained, however I specialize in deep tissue and take a therapeutic approach to my massages. My passion is to help each and every client feel better by reducing their stress, pain, and improving their range of motion.