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010 - Dr. McKenzie Hollyoak with Grit City Chiropractic
In this episode we had the pleasure to sit down in-studio with Dr. McKenzie Hollyoak with Grit City Chiropractic. This was a really fun and engaging conversation and you are sure to gain a few important health nuggets by listening in. Oh, and we geek out a bit about her super funny and witty Reels on her Instagram page as well (which you MUST check out for yourself.)
Click here to visit her website to learn more about her practice.
Go here to connect with her on IG and check out her brilliant Reels (as well as some great health tips and advice)
More about Dr. M:
Dr. McKenzie is the founding doctor of Grit City Chiropractic. Having been raised in and around the Tacoma community - a Bellarmine graduate, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, and member of St. Leo’s Parish - she feels excited and blessed to give her energy and the gift of chiropractic to a community that has shaped her. Dr. McKenzie's passion for chiropractic began at a young age when she suffered multiple low back injuries from competitive gymnastics that were only covered up with pain medications until she received corrective chiropractic care. Following a series of chiropractic adjustments, she was able to return to gymnastics and ditch the pain medications.
Dr. McKenzie graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California after earning a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Psychology from Gonzaga University - Go Zags! During her time in Spokane, WA and Hayward, CA, she witnessed chiropractic care help patients of all ages - infants with colic, children with ear infections, adults with migraines, fibromyalgia, infertility, arthritis, and more. She also witnessed many patients who were able to maintain their health and decrease their sick days significantly. Seeing the power of chiropractic care has only furthered her passion for health care!
Outside of the office, Dr. McKenzie loves to exercise, read, spend time with family & friends, and watch Gonzaga basketball!
009 - Mind and Body with Stephanie Grassi
Stephanie Grassi joins the show to share about a revolutionary wearable health and wellness product called "Healy." Listen in as she shares the profound impact it has had not only on her personally, but with many others.
You can connect with Stephanie and learn more about Healy on her Facebook page --> Mind and Body with Stephanie Grassi.
You can also reach out to her directly on FB Messenger, or call her direct at 253-224-1760
008 - Matthew Welch with Auburn VW
In the midst of unprecedented times, buying a car can seem a bit tricky. If you're concerned about your health or safety, fear not. Watch this brief video to learn about how Matt and his team have simplified the car-buying process for you and how they keep your health and safety as their top priority.
Learn more at www.auburnvw.com
007 - Madera Furniture Company
Located in Tacoma’s vibrant Brewery District, Madera Furniture Company has been a longtime fixture of the Tacoma community. For almost 15 years, this locally owned and operated furniture and cabinetry company has been in the business of providing high-quality, custom woodworking to commercial and residential clients in Tacoma and the surrounding region.
To learn more about Madera Furniture Company and its custom cabinetry, contemporary furniture, and architectural woodwork offerings, visit Madera Furniture Company online.
Madera Furniture Company
2210 Court A
Tacoma, WA 98402
006 - Christy Barnes of Carpe Diem Massage & Spa
Christy Barnes is a Tacoma native and the owner of Carpe Diem Massage and Spa. She is married to Richard Barnes and has three children and a dog named Lexie and a cat named Kitty Loggins. Christy grew up in Tacoma and went to Stadium High School. She can literally walk from her home to her (very historic) business location in Stadium District.
Christy has been a massage therapist for 22 years. She became interested in massage when she saw a friend who had gone to a massage therapist school, and she now got to choose her own hours and earned good money. Christy at the time was a stay-at-home mom with three kids and was working at a clothing store called the Bon Marche (you might remember that store). At first, she wanted to own a clothing store, but then she decided that she wanted to be a massage therapist, and she graduated from massage school in June of 1999 and started her business that September.
Christy and her staff all take the proper precautions these days, and wear masks, and have 30 minutes in between each session, so they can sanitize everything. They have also been vaccinated for COVID.
If you're ready to start your self-care regimen back up, go see Christy and the team at Carpe Diem Massage & Spa! To contact them and find what services are available, visit their website, www.carpediemmassage.com
005 - The Power of The Needle with Acupuncturist Jeremy Frieling
We had the privilege of sitting down for a great chat with local acupuncturist Jeremy Frieling.
Jeremy operates out of Serenity Spa in Tacoma, WA -- www.serenityspatacoma.com
Jeremy talks about some of the benefits of acupuncture, when to seek this particular therapy, and how it fits into overall wellness and relief (hint: it should NOT be a last resort!)
Jeremy is an expert in his field and has won "Best of South Sound" as an acupuncturist in Tacoma for the past 2 years!