MISSION STATEMENT: The Massage Therapy in Bangor's mission is to optimize your health and wellness and provide a friendly atmosphere where you can achieve your health goals. I employ multiple modalities including John Barnes' Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymphatic Massage, Reiki, Acutherapy, Thai, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Polarity, Reflexology, Prenatal, Infant/Child, Seniors, Aromatherapy, Facelift Massage, and Seated Massage. I also will work with your health care providers to optimize your health and wellness, while providing a friendly atmosphere where you can achieve your health goals.
MY PHILOSOPHY: My philosophy is service with a smile. I expect you to get well under my care and I will refer to other providers if you are not receiving the results I expect. I am dedicated to you feeling and functioning the best you can. I expect to help you prevent future injury and illness. I am cost-effective and I don't feel that you need to keep coming in for treatment unnecessarily.
As a Bangor fusion massage therapist, Myofascial Release, Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki and Thai Massage are DeeEtte Bruns' specialties. She is licensed by the state of Maine and is Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. DeeEtte offers clinical massage therapy methods with the ability to bring together body, mind and spirit healing techniques necessary for the body to heal and restore itself into a natural life balance.
DeeEtte studied massage at Myotherapy Institute of Massage based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at MIM's satellite location just minutes south of Cincinnati in Hebron, KY. She has been in private practice since graduating from MIM in 1999. In 2003, she became a Regional Massage Instructor for the Myotherapy Institute of Massage's students living in Maine.
Her skills in massage, body/mind awareness, and bodywork are derived from over 2,500 hours of hands-on training. DeeEtte's specialties and passions are Myofascial Release and Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. She studied extensively with the expert in the Myofascial Release field: John F. Barnes, a physical therapist, since 1999. MFR successfully treats headaches, TMJ pain, stress, neck and shoulder pain, knee and foot pain as well as back and hip pain.
DeeEtte has completed multiple courses from the Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy whole body treatment series, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM. CST is a hands-on form of bodywork treating the body's unique biological patterns, enabling our central nervous system and body to heal. CranioSacral therapy successfully treats headaches, TMJ pain, neck and shoulder pain, knee and foot pain as well as back and hip pain.
DeeEtte became an Approved Provider for The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2010. DeeEtte teaches the following continuing education courses:
Feng Shui for Your Office: 12 CE's
Educated Laughter (SM): Exercises for Stress Reduction and Improving Health: 8 CE's
Myofascial and Energetic Motion (SM): 4 CE's
Reiki Level One: 12 CE's
Reiki Level Two: 9 CE's
Reiki, Advanced: 8 CE's
Reiki Master Course: 12 CE's
DeeEtte began studying with Niel Asher in 2014. She has completed Niel Asher's Access Course, the Niel Asher 40 Hour Masters Course, covering a range of complex shoulder complaints such as Frozen Shoulder, Trigger Point Therapy for Elbow and Wrist Pain and Taping for Trigger Points.
DeeEtte traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, where she studied Thai massage at the Wat Po Traditional School of Medicine. DeeEtte received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Alternative Medicine in 2013 from Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida.
As a Reiki Master/Instructor, DeeEtte teaches classes locally, in Kentucky, the St. Louis area and on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She is also a certified William Rand
She completed her first and second Reiki degrees with Fran Brown, one of Takata's twenty-two trained Reiki Masters, and received her Advanced and Master Reiki degrees locally with Reiki Master and Acupuncturist, Carol Hall. Reiki successfully treats headaches, stress, TMJ pain, neck and shoulder pain, foot, knee as well as back and hip pain.
As a certified Chiropractic Assistant in the state of Maine, DeeEtte is able to assist a Doctor of Chiropractic with patients (under the direct supervision of a Doctor of Chiropractic and with specific instructions from the chiropractor) using ultrasound and physical therapy. She has also assisted dentists with chairside, radiological and surgical procedures.
Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway), The Chinese Art of Placement, has been a passion of DeeEtte's since the mid-1990s when companies in downtown Bangor and homeowners first began consulting DeeEtte about the benefits of Feng Shui. As word of her Feng Shui skills increased, she began teaching Feng Shui in both the Glenburn and Bangor School Districts. Additionally, she has taught multiple classes at the YWCA, for The Fibromyalgia Support Group, at the Maine Holistic Center in Bangor and at Breast Cancer Survivor retreats. DeeEtte studied at The Center for Feng Shui and Intuitive Arts in New Hampshire and as a student at Everglades University. She offers classes or private consults in both homes and business offices. As a continued educational instructor with NCBTMB, DeeEtte is qualified to teach a 12 CE course: "Feng Shui for Your Office".
Tai Chi is known as one of the most effective exercises for physical and mental well-being. Tai Chi consists of fluid, gentle, graceful and circular movements that are performed in a relaxed and slow tempo. DeeEtte began studying the Yang style of Tai Chi in 1998. She has studied Tai Chi for Arthritis since the fall of 2011 and has completed Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor/Leader's course."