Meet the Healers of Back Benders

Dr. Betty, Owner of Back Benders

Dr. Betty Hernandez-Tupta

Chiropractor · Biofield Tuner · Crystal Healer · Pilates Instructor

Certifications + Training
· Advanced Biofield Tuning 1 (Feb 2020)
· Biofield Tuning Practitioner (Nov 2019)
· BASI Pilates Certified Teacher (2019)
· Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy – Certified Crystal Healer (2016)
· Southern California University of Health Sciences – Doctor of Chiropractic (2002)


I became a chiropractor to help patients reach their full potential in the most holistic and natural way possible. 

In particular, I wanted to help women. Too often, we women think and care about everyone first, before we think about ourselves. It’s paramount that women not relate self-care as something selfish. By honoring ourselves, our bodies, our souls, we are even more capable of taking care of those around us.

Kim Cuna, Pilates Instructor

Kim Cuna

Pilates Instructor

Certifications + Training 
· Polestar Pilates (2016)
· Fitness Pilates Educator (2014)


Although Pilates has always interested me, I was immediately drawn to the effectiveness it had post-pregnancy. With a background in fashion, becoming an instructor was stepping outside the box for me, but after seeing the positive effects on myself, mentally and physically, I couldn’t help but want to learn more! Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else but teach. I love that I’m able to help people feel better about themselves, and especially love seeing my clients progress and grow stronger everyday!


Dena Larson, Massage Therapist

Dena Larson

Energy Healer · Massage Therapist

Certifications + Training 
· Quantum-Touch Healing, Level 1 – Quantum- Touch, Inc. (2012)
· Shamballa Multidimensional Healing – Mayastar Academy of Natural Healing & Spiritual Development (2012)
· Reiki Master & Karuna Master Certification – Marie Ann Doud (2007)
· Advanced Reiki –  Usui Shiki Ryoho (2007)
· Massage Therapist Certification –  Inter Coast College (2004)


My passion for massage and energy healing comes from the years I took care of my grandparents. Sadly, they suffered for a long time before their passing. I never want to see anyone go through what they went through.

Outside my profession, I love every type of yoga. Also, I enjoy bike riding, hiking in the mountains, and anything in NATURE. I’m a vegan and love to eat, especially have a sweet tooth for vegan pastries and dark chocolate.


Heather Strong, Massage Therapist

Heather Strong

Massage Therapist

Certifications + Training 
·  Just for Your Health College of Massage (1996)


The first thing I’d want you to know about me as a massage therapist, is that I love what I do. Massage offers pain relief and elevates wellbeing to good and busy people.  I’m honored to be trusted by clients, friends and family to offer great care, facilitating your individual treatment goals.  

I’ve been massaging since attending a great program in 1996 at Just for Your Health College of Massage in San Jose, CA. Led by program founder, Tina Garcia, I have been bringing massage to busy professionals ever since.  Tina Garcia’s program gifted many wonderful elements to approach massage, allowing me to create my own style, including consideration to the use of “energy” for massage.

I’ve continued training with something called Gateways, but my introduction to “energy balance” came  through the practice of tai-chi chuan and traditional shiatsu for a science-based philosophy.  I was also lucky enough to take cadaver anatomy classes at Palmer Chiropractic College as part of the JFYH program, which gave me insight and frame of reference by actually moving the cadaver limbs, joints, muscles, ligaments and even nerves, in order to see and feel where they connect and route through the human body. This helped me tremendously throughout my career as I visualize what a client is describing for pain or stagnant energy, whether its deep or superficial. 

Put quite simply, as a CMT, I help move blood and lymph to help detoxify, relax, or promote injury recovery to muscles and connective tissue. I consider myself an intuitive and emphatic CMT, and an energy and breath healing facilitator.