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

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(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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

M. Thomas Lawrence II, L.M.T.

M. Thomas Lawrence II, L.M.T.
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Thomas has now been practicing as a nationally-certified, LMT 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 3 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

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.