Thursday, December 18, 2014

Your Massage Appointment is Ready...

My favorite gift under the tree each year is more than likely the one I bought myself.  Yes, that makes me picky... but I am OK with that.

It's time to take some time for yourself and get the gift you want... early.

I have two offers for you to consider:

Gift For Yourself:  Book your massage online and schedule with Cassy, Jean or Tiffany at the Hiawatha location before December 24, and you will get a special discount of $10 on your massage.  You must mention the code GIFT4ME in the notes area to get this special.

Gift For Someone (and Yourself):  We currently have our Gift Certificate Sale going on now.  Buy an Hour for someone else and you will get a FREE $10 Gift Certificate to use for yourself.  The bonus gift card can be used for either Chiropractic Care or for Massage Therapy.  This offer is available at any of our three locations as well as online (by clicking on the Buy Now Gift Certificate button on the right side of this page).

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Kathy Weisbein,
My Massage Therapist Owner, and last minute shopper!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Hours & BOGO Sale

The holiday is right around the corner.  My Chiro and My Massage Therapist will be closed Thursday November 27th.  We sincerely wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
But on Friday, November 28th... bring on the sales!
In honor of "BACK" Friday, we will be running a Gift Certificate SALE!  Friday, November 28th and Saturday November 29th... if you purchase an HOUR gift certificate, you will get a BONUS $10 gift certificate for yourself for use on a future visit.  Basically, it is a Give-And-You-Will-Receive SALE.
What a great deal!  You can shop for someone else and automatically get something for yourself!  Stop in any of our 3 locations for more details.
This special will be available online as well starting November 28th.  Check out the website and click on the "Buy Now Gift Certificate" on the right-side of the page.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Owner, My Massage Therapist

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.

Cassy O'Shogay, L.M.T.
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My Techniques Include:
Deep Tissue Massage / Specific Area Care
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Massage for Geriatric / End-of-Life Care 
(very light relaxing strokes, not very much to no pressure involved)
Low Back Specific

Welcome to my page!
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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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T.

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T.
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Massage Techniques:
Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue/Specific Work
Myofascial Release
Pregnancy Massage


My massage style includes relaxation or deep tissue specific work, in which I focus in on a problem area(s), or I can also combine the two into one therapeutic massage.  I do not believe in a one size fits all massage.  I am very committed to meeting my client’s needs and goals.

I am very passionate about the benefits massage therapy has on the whole body and its ability to help the body heal itself.  Body, mind, soul and spirit.  
Stress is huge in our world today and the effects of it on our bodies are so toxic. Stress can cause headaches, muscle tension and pain, fatigue, upset stomach, sleep problems, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability/anger, and sadness/depression.  Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, provide headache relief, improve flexibility, ease physical pain, reduce anxiety, and improve blood circulation.

I would love to help you say good bye to tension and stress. Book an appointment today and make time for you!  I look forward to meeting you.

Tiffany Mally, L.M.T

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Schedule a Massage

Click the "Schedule Now" button below to schedule a massage:

Schedule online now

(Takes you to our online scheduling at where you can choose the time, location, and therapist that you want.)

Prefer to just call us?  We'd be happy to help!  We have massage at:

Cedar Rapids My Chiro, 396-2300

Hiawatha My Chiro, 294-0000

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Carb Counting & Sitting

In my last post, I gave a brief explanation of what "carbs" are.  Of course, that generated some questions about carbs vs. fiber, so today I'll explain that and also share some new info on sitting.
Carb Counting
Fiber is a carbohydrate... but it doesn't stick to your thighs and butt!  (That's what you wanted to know, right?)  Fiber is a chain of sugars molecules that the body does NOT digest, but you absolutely need it to aid in digestion.  So, if you're counting carbs, take the total "carbohydrates" from the Nutrition Information label, and subtract the "fiber."  For example, a medium apple:

25 grams total carbohydrate
- 5 grams fiber
= 20 grams of effective (net) carbs that impact you.
That's a pretty easy calculation!  If you want to read just a little bit more, here's a simple description:

Is Sitting Harmful?
I've always advised patients who sit all day at work to get up periodically.  Well, here's some recent research that demonstrates the actual benefit to our arteries when we get moving:

OK, you've sat long-enough reading my post.  Time to get up and move!
Happy Fall!
Bruce Weisbein, D.C.


The topic of "carbs" comes-up daily for me.  For some, carbs have become the dietary devil to be avoided at all costs!

So, what are carbs?

Carbs (or carbohydrates) are an essential nutrient that your body uses for fuel.  Sugars, starches, and fiber are carbohydrates... and we need them all.  Other essential nutrients include Protein, Fat, Vitamins, and Minerals (and Water, though not a nutrient, but it is certainly an essential part of our diet).
Sugar is the simplest of carbs (and that's the form that your body uses for fuel), but the more complex chains of sugar molecules that make-up starches are better dietary sources for this fuel.  Your body breaks them down into the components it needs (or, in the case of fiber, aids in the movement of food/nutrients through your intestines).

If you'd like understand carbs just a bit more, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a very simple and easy to read explanation of Carbs in our diet here:

If you're really interested in a more detailed (but understandable) explanation of digestion and metabolism basics, KhanAcademyMedicine has two great, super-easy to follow videos for you watch:

Have a wonderful end-of-Summer!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.