Getting to Know…Kylee
As one of the newest members of the CCWC family, Kylee has only been on staff for a handful of months. However, she has managed to fit right in to our busy office. She specializes in relaxation massage. If you are looking for an hour of pampering and putting all of your worries and stress out of your mind for a solid 60 or 90 minutes, Kylee is the person for you! Recently, she’s even added hot rock massage to her ever expanding list of techniques!
Like many of our employees, Kylee first got into the health and wellness industry because she enjoys working with people and helping them to feel and be their best. In fact, that’s what she loves most about her job; knowing she helped someone walk out of our office feeling much better than when they arrived. Her advice to all of our patients is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water! That means half of your body weight in ounces of water. Chances are, you’re not drinking enough! Most massage therapists can tell if you aren’t drinking enough water by the way your muscles feel as they massage. So, you aren’t going to fool Kylee anytime soon.
Outside of her time here at the office, Kylee mostly enjoys spending time with her family. She didn’t provide us with any more detailed information than that, so you’ll have to ask her while she’s massaging you what activities she enjoys most. Be sure to schedule your massage with Kylee soon! She’s here at our Shipshewana office Monday through Friday!
Outstanding Staff – Heidi
In our continuing endeavor to introduce our staff to you, today, I am happy to bring Heidi to your attention. She is another of our massage therapists and has been with us for about 2 years now. If you have received a massage from Heidi before, you know how fantastic of a job she does. I have personally heard many great things about her work. If you normally frequent our Shipshewana office, you may not recognize Heidi as she works at our Millersburg office.
Heidi says she’s wanted to be an MT and RN ever since she was in Junior High. I don’t think I figured out what I wanted to do until a few years after I graduated from college 🙂 She loves working with people, and seeing the evidence that her massages are helping people feel better. Her one piece of advice to her patients and anyone else reading this blog is to DRINK MORE WATER! Time and time again, I hear our MT’s mention that they can always tell which patients are hydrated properly simply by massaging their muscles. Are you drinking enough water?
Outside of work, Heidi pretty much enjoys all things outdoors. Specifically, she really enjoys rock climbing, walking, and running. Stop on by our Millersburg office and say “hello” to Heidi. Better yet, book your massage with Heidi today!
For all you pregnant ladies out there, I just wanted to take the time and explain my experience during pregnancy and what I’ve been doing that I believe has enabled me to feel good throughout this time.
In the beginning, I made sure to start getting chiropractic check-ups if not every week then every two weeks. I did experience some morning sickness issues that lingered on for about four months. What really helped was a combination of certain acupuncture/acupressure for morning sickness. I was able to get temporary relief while utilizing some acupressure points during work but the acupuncture sessions of 20-30 min once a week helped for longer lasting relief.
I had the Webster technique done throughout the entire pregnancy but began getting it done once a week when I started the third trimester. Every baby appointment I have had they have been very impressed that I have had no issues with sciatica or baby positioning. The midwife has commented every visit in the third trimester that the baby has been staying in the most optimal position for a better labor for the baby and myself.
Massage is another tool that has been helping keep my feet under control. As many know feet and ankle swelling is very common towards the later part of pregnancy which can make walking and being on your feet more challenging. Along with ankle and feet adjustments a 30 min massage for the low back and feet have been keeping me in good shape.
I am very thankful for every treatment and modality that has helped me through my first pregnancy. I truly have been able to enjoy being pregnant and it is a very rewarding feeling to be able to experience the opposite end of the spectrum, being the patient instead of being the chiropractor 🙂 I encourage all pregnant women to utilize every treatment option possible in order to be able to enjoy your pregnancy the way that I’ve been able to.
It Does a Body Good!
Here at CCWC we work very closely with our certified massage therapists. They are highly trained in the art of massage and have the clinical knowledge to work with our doctor’s diagnosis. Muscle health is very important in our vision of total health for our patients. A classic problem we see in our clinic is nodules (aka trigger points) in the upper traps. These nodules can produce referral into the base of the skull and around the head. So, many headache patients greatly benefit from upper cervical massage. Here are the three main benefits we see everyday in our clinic with massage.
1. It relieves pain and inflammation. Therapeutic massage can be a powerful tool for natural, drug-free pain management. When you have a muscle injury, for example, inflammatory toxins and pain-causing substances such as lactic acid can build up in the tissues. Massage’s stimulating effect on the circulation helps your blood supply remove those substances, relieving pain while helping to reduce swelling and redness. Trigger point therapy is especially helpful for releasing built up muscle knots.
2. It helps you heal. The same stimulation that relieves discomfort also encourages faster healing of injuries. By improving blood flow to the injured area, massage enables nutrients and oxygen to travel more freely to the tissues for use by the body’s natural repair mechanisms. Some types of massage can also break up old scar tissue that may be contributing to your pain and stiffness. Once the scar tissue is broken up, the tissues can finish healing themselves normally.
3. It reduces stress and boosts wellness. You have doubtless heard about how relaxed people feel after experiencing a massage. Muscles trap stress, and the more stress you are under, the tighter your muscles may become. By loosening the muscles through a soothing massage session, we can help that stress dissipate and get you feeling like yourself again. Massage also stimulates the immune response, enabling your body to protect itself against the viruses and bacteria that tend to hit stressed-out individuals the hardest.
So, give one of our certified massage therapists a call today, and get on the road to recovery and wellness.
260-768-4333 (Shipshe Office) 574-642-0233 (Millersburg Office)
– Dr. Nathan Holley
Meet the Mudder (part 1)
Don’t know what to do for your Valentine this year? From now through February 14th, book a one hour massage for your sweetheart, and we’ll sweeten the deal! Stop in to either of our locations and purchase a gift card for a one hour massage to give as a gift to your loved one. Massage has many therapeutic benefits such as stress relief, lowering of blood pressure, and even provides pain relief! You will receive a free box of Waggoner Chocolates to present with your certificate! What better way is there to say “I love you!” than to give the gift of relaxation; except perhaps a little chocolate to go with it?