Denis Larsen is a licensed (in Conneticut) and nationally certified massage therapist and bodyworker with offices in Park Ridge, New Jersey where he is executive director of aneed2heal Massage Therapy & Bodywork, LLC (201-576-0044). He is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Denis originally trained in Swedish massage but has taken extensive additional training in other massage and bodywork techniques such as Thai-Yoga massage, sports massage, trigger point and myofacial release therapy, and in massage for life-altering illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. Denis was one of 60 massage therapists selected world-wide to be part of the Athens Health Services Sports Massage Team at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens where he worked extensively with the Mexican women’s wheelchair basketball team as well as a number of Mexican wheelchair racers.
Larsen has a deep interest in both the Maya culture and people, and has made more than 30 trips to the Yucatan peninsula over the past eight years. So deep is his interest that Denis regularly sleeps in a Maya hammock in New Jersey. Denis has a home on Isla Mujeres where he gives pro bono massage to island residents who are disabled, have challenged bodies or special needs.