Sunday, September 7, 2014

LeNae Stewart, L.M.T.

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Carlson College of Massage Therapy, 2014

Massage Modalities:
  • Swedish Relaxation
  • Myofascial/Adhesion Release
  • Neuromuscular
  • Deep Tissue/Facilitated Stretching

Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), or know of someone who does?

Massage therapy is a complementary alternative to help alleviate chronic muscle pain, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue.
In respect to FMS, massage can:
  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase Quality of Life
  • Decrease Depression/Anxiety
  • Decrease Stiffness/Fatigue
  • Increase quality of sleep and sleep hours

Allow me to share my caring, compassionate, contoured massage for your specific needs.

I am looking forward to furthering my education in Ashiatsu Massage Certification.  Stop in and see me every other Saturday at the Hiawatha location.

LaNae Stewart, L.M.T.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jojo Hawkes, L.M.T.

Joanne "Jojo" Hawkes, L.M.T.

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Carlson College of Massage Therapy, 2004

Welcome to my page!  Since graduating from Carlson College in 2004, I have spent 10 years performing massage in the medical industry at Mercy Medical Center and chiropractic offices. 

  • Pain relief (Cranial Sacral Therapy, CST)
  • Headaches (CST)
  • Lymphatic Drainage (reduce swelling and puffiness)
  • Joint relief (Fibromyalgia)
  • Deep Relaxation

Special Focus
My main focus is pain relief and relaxation.  I utilize Cranial Sacral Therapy to help free the central nervous system to allow the nerves to perform at their optimum.

Massage has many documented benefits, and I believe it gives you a natural energy boost and mental awareness.  Studies have shown that people perform math faster and more accurately after massage!  So don't be afraid to try one during your lunch break!  Massage can help increase strength and muscle coordination, reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, which can reduce anxiety, depression and often lower blood pressure.  Massage can promote a youthful appearance; increasing blood flow "plumps-up" slack skin.  It helps decrease stiffness, pain and improve range of motion.  It can promote deep sleep by increasing delta waves in the brain.  Massage can improve compromised immune systems, and reduce the frequency and magnitude of migraine headaches.

About Me
  • I am married and have three children and two miniature dachshunds. 
  • I love volleyball, biking, yoga and dance. 
  • I've worked with Hospice for many years and have a heart for helping the elderly population.
  • I love to help in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms at school!
  • I feel blessed to be able to help people feel and perform at their very best through massage. 

Looking forward to meeting you soon! 

Joanne "Jojo" Hawkes, L.M.T.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

$5 Discount on Massage for Scheduling Online

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Whew...  the kids are back in school!  The weather is finally cooling down.

Vacations are pretty much done.  And, you are having a little break before the holidays start (Yes, they will be here before you know it).  All these cost money, and I know everyone likes to save where ever they can. As the owner of My Massage Therapist, I like to give a discount whenever I can... Here it is!

Now offering a BONUS $5 discount for you.  Simply schedule online and indicate in the note area "My Summer Was Great!... give me $5 off" and that is exactly what we will do!  Click the blue button below:Schedule online now
Or, call the office at: 
294-0000 (Hiawatha location)
396-2300 (Cedar Rapids location)
Mention to the receptionist that you saw the email and want your extra $5 off.  It is that simple.
Expires September 27th, 2014.  Sorry, this discount CANNOT be combined with a Loyalty Card or any other discounts.
Thank you so much for your business (and getting through the summer),
Kathy Weisbein
Owner, My Massage Therapist


Friday, August 8, 2014

Atkins Watermelon Days 2014

We had fun showing-off the My Chiro "Watermelon" Bug at the 2014 Atkins Watermelon Days Parade!

My Chiro's Adam Williams, D.C., provided volunteer chiropractic services for those who participated in the 5K Run/Walk.  Thanks to my wife, Kathy, who drove in the parade; my son, Christopher, who helped me hand-out candy in the parade; and, My Chiro receptionist Jackie who helped paint the bug and reload our candy supply throughout the parade!

Be sure to visit Atkins next year -- you'll have fun, I promise!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hip Stretches

The "hip" is where the leg bone (femur) meets the pelvic bone.  So then, what is a "hip muscle?"  That would be any muscle that passes over the hip joint and therefore has the ability to influence movement at the hip joint... and that's actually quite a few muscles.  Since these muscles have a significant impact on the functioning of your back and legs, so many of our patients could benefit from regular stretching of the hip muscles.  The sciatic nerve passes through several of these muscles (the gluteal/piriformis group), so we often find that patients with pain down the leg benefit quickly from doing these stretches.

It doesn't take long -- only about 5.5 minutes if you do one from each group shown in the video below.  Hold each stretch at least 20 seconds, and do this at least once a day.  It's FREE, it's SAFE, and NO EQUIPMENT is needed!  Stop-in or e-mail me if you have any questions about these stretches.

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Get Moving!

Spring "weather" is so, so close! Yesterday, my son did his first college visit, and walking around the campus in the windy cold felt like some sort of hazing ritual... but then they fed us well, and all the parents seemed happy again!
1. If you looking to start exercising again and need a fairly easy way to "get moving," check-out this simple routine I posted on our website:
My Chiro's Easy Exercise to Get Started
It's free, it's quick, and you don't need any equipment. Use a kitchen timer, watch a clock, or use an interval timer app such as Impetus (Creating a custom program on this timer is easy, but if you're not sure what to do just e-mail me and I'll post a video of me creating a timer program on my phone). If you're putting off excercise because something's hurting, walk-in to any My Chiro and we'll check it out.

2. Need to "burn" fat this Spring? Check-out Muscle & Fitness Magazine's article "20 tips for torching fat this spring" posted on MSN's Healthy Living site. My personal favorite was #13, "add some guac." We absolutely LOVE guacamole at our house (that is, my wife and I do... avocado was among our sons' first solid foods, but they both now strongly deny having liked anything "green"). Click here for some guacamole tips from Chef Rick Bayless.
(Puppy Chiropractor?  From link below.)

3. I don't usually say out-loud "Aaaawwww" to photos of cute puppies or kittens... but that's exactly what I said when I looked at "22 Photos That Prove Why Babies Need Pets." Now, I don't believe that the author's claim of proof was necessarily substantiated, but the photos are really cute. Number 21 is clearly my favorite, and I'm sure you'll see why:

Have a Healthy Spring,

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.

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For as long as I can remember, I've always liked helping make people feel better.  So, I knew that being a massage therapist was the exact right fit for me.  I love being able to help someone relax after a long day at work, or being able to alleviate pain that has been bothering someone for a while.

I'm a people pleaser, so whenever I give a massage I give it my all.  I want my clients to feel like they are walking on "cloud nine" by the time their massage is thru.  I know that with being a massage therapist I have truly found my calling and I want to share with my clients.

I graduated from Capri in April of 2013.  I specialize in relaxation and therapeutic massage.  I can do some deep tissue.  I'm very flexible with my pressure.  Are you looking for relaxation or deep pressure?  I can give the exact pressure you are looking for!  Just schedule an appointment with me and I promise you won't regret it.  I'm looking forward to working with you!

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.

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