Denise Fultz is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and valued Staff Instructor for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH). Possessing a National Certification in Homeopathy, Denise is also a specialist in Geriatric Massage, Massage for Cancer Care and Massage for the terminally ill. She has been working with dying patients for nearly 30 years and is still going strong!
The insights and knowledge Denise gained from her studies and experiences have inspired her new book, Naturally,…End of Life. Designed as a much needed ‘How to’ guide for families and caregivers of terminally ill patients, the book provides a wealth of information on natural therapies and holistic remedies to support individuals going through the dying process.
“There are many changes and challenges patients go through when they are dying”, says Denise. “My book will bring these changes and challenges to light, and provide families and caregivers with effective strategies they can use to make their loved one feel as comfortable as possible”, she added.
The target audience for Denise’s book will be family members and caregivers of terminally ill patients, the National Hospice Organization, and families and volunteers of individual hospices around the country. Naturally, End of Life offers concrete, creative, compassionate, and effective Holistic strategies to ease many of the common symptoms experienced by patients nearing the end of life. These include physical discomforts such as pain, muscle stiffness, constipation, and shortness of breath, as well as emotional symptoms such as stress, anxiety, frustration, depression, and fearful expectations of the dying process.
A compassionate and caring individual, Denise’s first 10 years with Hospice were dedicated to Patient Care, relieving the patient’s primary caregiver for 4 hour respites weekly. Her intervention gave caregivers a break from the constant demands, allowing them time to attend to personal matters or simply enjoy a little ‘quiet’ time. The next 18 years with Hospice, Denise served as a Massage and Energy Therapist for Hospice’s Integrative Therapies Program. An enthusiastic holistic health advocate, Denise then developed and supervised the first Massage Intern Program for Hospice of the North Coast.
In addition to her many invaluable contributions to Hospice, Denise is a highly-respected Staff Instructor who teaches several important classes for HHSHH. These include: Circulatory Massage, Anatomy for Body-workers, Geriatric Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Reflexology, Tui Na and Homeopathic First Aid. Recognized for her exceptional knowledge, compassion and sense of humor, Denise helps students understand how working with dying patients can be an extremely enriching and fulfilling experience. In her book as in her classes, Denise shares a compassionate and uplifting message with Massage Therapists and Care-takers everywhere. Rather than shy away from working with the dying, embrace the opportunity to lend support and comfort at a time when another human being may need it most.
To learn more about Denise Fultz visit her on-line at: www.InnerWellness.org . To find out more about Healing Hands School and the more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health courses offered, please visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.