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Our Massage Therapist/Professional BodyWorker is Ben Turits

About the Therapist

IMG_4190 Ben is constantly in motion, trying anything fitness oriented. He graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Environmental Science in 2002. After a career in the bike industry he decided to pursue a path as a Massage Therapist and Cycling Coach, graduating from the Wake Tech Therapeutic Massage Program in 2016.

Ben’s passion for movement and respect for the intricacies of the human body have led him down the path to becoming a Massage Therapist who specializes in tailoring treatment to your activities of daily living. Whether it is racing a bicycle, running a 5k or going for a walk every morning Ben’s dynamic background as a therapist and an athlete will be focused on your wellness journey.

Ben is currently practicing at the Durham Chiropractic Center in Durham, NC and is the coach of the Duke University Cycling Team. An elite cyclist Ben has been racing since he was 13 years old. He has raced for the Jamis Mountainbike Team as a Junior from 1997-1999 In 2002 Ben spent time in Europe racing for Eric Gibeaux’s Elite Amateur team based in Tours France. After IMG_5228Europe he spent most of his 20’s racing on the Road for various elite teams in the Mid- Atlantic. Ben has coached USAC and Collegiate Cycling, and Mountainbike athletes to multiple podiums over the years. He loves to work with athletes of all skill levels from beginner cyclists to Gran Fondo riders, to intermediate and elite level cyclists of all ages. As an elite athlete he has seen Therapeutic Massage often as a client and he knows the benefits that a focused and dedicated therapist can have on their clients lives. Ben is looking forward to working with you!

Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-11:30 am

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Locations

Testimonials

  • "Wonderful treatments and a great staff to assist Dr. Rick Essman. I could not go through a season without their care. Comfortable environment an escape"
    Joanne McCallie April 2012
  • "I'm so incredibly thankful that I met you guys... you saved me from having serious nerve surgery 2 years ago on my wrist, and for that I am forever grateful. I look back at my first visit to your office, when I couldn't pick up a pen to write, let alone ride my bike anymore because my ulnar nerve was completely dead. Wow. You saved my cycling (and my ability to button my shirt up)"
    Jenn K. / Durham, NC November 2009
  • "I have been a client of Durham Chiropractic Center and Dr. Rick Essman for years. As an endurance athlete I am constantly putting my body through all types of stress. Dr. Rick has changed my life with his Chiropractic skills, helping me through countless bumps, bruises, and injuries. Dr. Rick sets himself apart from other chiropractors I have seen because of his dedication to his clients’ long-term success. His focus and dedication to finding the route cause of issues in addition to treating the immediate symptom is what has made me a lifetime patient and is why I send all of my family and athletes that I coach his way."
    Ben Turits July 2015

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