Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thomas, Licensed Massage Therapist

Thomas, Licensed Massage Therapist
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Thomas has now been practicing as a nationally certified Licensed Massage Therapist for almost 15 years. Though his background in massage is diverse, one of his current areas of focus is on neck tension, headaches, and stress relief in the cervical and occipital region. Thomas is an Iowa native, having lived in Des Moines and Eastern Iowa for 20 years.  After graduating, he spent several years practicing massage at resort spas, athletic clubs, pain management centers, and salons in Arizona, working with locals as well as people all over the US. Thomas returned to Eastern Iowa in 2010 and after living in Coralville for three years made Cedar Rapids his home in 2013.  

Areas of Focus:
  • Neck muscle tension/stress/headache relief
  • Swedish massage (medium-firm pressure)
  • Occipital/Cranial area tension release
  • Sports massage techniques

Friday, December 26, 2014

Foam Rolling, Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

Photo: http://www.bodywindow.com/foam-rolling.html

Daily, many patients ask, "Besides getting an adjustment or a massage, what else can I do to help this?"  The possible answers to that question, depending on an individual's condition, resources, and motivation, are both varied and long (for example, stretching, eliminating sugar, conditioning, changing desk height, modify the offending activity, change pillow, etc.).  

However, massage seems to be almost universally helpful, and when you can't get in to have a professional do it...

Consider Foam Rolling.

A foam roller is incredibly low-tech and inexpensive (under $9.00 in some cases).  The foam is usually like the stuff used to make pool noodles but in a 6-inch diameter roll.  You position yourself on top of it and move in various directions to massage and stretch your muscles.  

I personally have found it to be very effective, and in 15 minutes or less I've got the whole body done.  If you'd like to try it, here are two good demonstration videos:

Of course, who wouldn't feel pretty good to be outside on your deck with a lovely view of the Rocky Mountains like in the picture above?  Let me know how it goes for you.

Have a safe and peaceful Winter!

Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

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
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:

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(Takes you to our online scheduling at Schedulicity.com 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, Bruce Weisbein, D.C.

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.

Carbs, , 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.