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Happy New Year | January 2017 Staff News | Kaigo Health Partnership

Happy New Year | January 2017 Staff News | Kaigo Health Partnership

Happy New Year | | Kaigo Health Partnership

New beginnings, reset, start anew, resolutions… the various facets of a fresh new year! Do let the resolutions be guidelines and not laws for your abstinence and restrictions. Definitely prioritize the main operator aka vessel of your life.. your own body’s health!  Health is the basic foundation of the ability to be productive, expand, focus and build your life’s goals.

As a firm believer in health is wealth, as of 2017 Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage has allied our practice with the innovative yet intimate health concierge company, Kaigo Health. The excerpts from their website explains this brilliant FREE service paid for by allied health practitioners, like ourselves:”Kaigo is your 24/7 Health Assistant, Advocate, and Coach collaborating with a team of amazing doctors.

How It Works

First, jump on a quick chat with Kaigo to share your health goals. Then, select one or more doctors from our list of highly vetted and verified health professionals who can help you attain your goal. Next, create a simple health plan with the help of your care team. We have a variety of preset plans or you can create a custom one. Finally, set an achievable goal or two for the first few weeks, like taking medication daily and tracking blood pressure. These little bursts of success will help give you more confidence and will become more and more effortless as time goes on. Keep in mind that “Rome wasn’t built in a day” so start small and build up gradually.Kaigo uses a powerful dashboard to keep an eye on your progress and deliver targeted support at the right time. After you reach your goal we’ll enter the maintenance mode which requires less effort and oversight. Kaigo will still monitor your vitals so that we can easily identify when to provide additional support.

Select Your Care Team

Kaigo will help you select a group of high quality doctors and specialists that accept your preferred method of payment to serve on your care team. Can’t get rid of those annoying rashes? Expecting your first baby? Just got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease? Kaigo will connect you with a compassionate and caring primary care doctor, allergist, gynecologist, registered dietitian, and much more.

Create an Action Plan

Kaigo and your team will get to work co-creating an action plan with goals that matter to you. Your team will get updates in real time so they can track and manage your care with ease. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic illness or just trying to lose a few pounds (and keep them off), your Kaigo care team is central to helping you form healthy habits and develop the motivation to stay the course.

We are super excited to partake in this comprehensive system to better your health as our clients and be supportive of the path to maintain your health as well as improve.


January 2017 Staff News

 

Suzanne will be partaking in a 9 week medical massage course with Janine Strenta from January 17th- March 8th and is switching her Wednesdays for Tuesdays. Nancy will be on Tuesdays and vice versa.

Nichole will no longer be working at Rhemedy By Rhed on Saturdays as of February but will be subbing from time to time.

Krystle will no longer be working at Rhemedy By Rhed as of February 11 but will be subbing from time to time.

Judie will be returning to work on Saturdays all day as of February 4th until further notice.

Stephanie has committed to working the front desk on Sundays as of February 5th so her friendly face will be seen more at Rhemedy By Rhed.

Monika is traveling back home to Poland as well as chasing perhaps Auto Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere until January 16th. Nancy will be subbing her Sundays and Judie will be subbing her Mondays until her glowing return

Judie is traveling back to Kona Big Island Hawaii to visit her beloved godchild with Kensington from January 19th through February 1st. Nancy will be subbing her Mondays +Tuesdays and Nichole will be subbing her Wednesdays and Suzanne and Allison for Thursdays.

 

Let’s kick off 2017 with a focus to health!

We are listed in CITIPHILE for massage therapy

We are listed in CITIPHILE for massage therapy

The lovely Martha Hunt has recommended us as her regular spot on her “to do” NYC list amongst other unique and fantastic businesses and locations throughout the neighborhood of West Village / Greenwich Village. We are honored for the mention as well as noting that we primarily focus on Massage Therapy. Thank you Martha!

CITIPHILE is a digital city guide for the fashion industry. Through exclusive and dynamic interviews, fashion’s most followed insiders including designers, models, photographers, stylists and tastemakers will reveal their little black books on NYC. Spotlighting neighborhood gems and superlative shops, CITIPHILE is your concrete, curated.

 

Citiphile Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage Martha Hunt

Summer Maturations | LMT Schedule Shifts | Guest LMT’s

Summer Maturations | LMT Schedule Shifts | Guest LMT’s

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Summer gives way for full maturation of the spurts and growth begun in the spring time with the help of plenty of sunshine for us. Nature is an amazing teacher to remind us the full ripening of the seeds we have planted…which include our families outside of NYC.

Please support us in our summer absences of usual LMT availabilities by engaging with some new and revisiting therapists who are skilled and fine tuned in their years of experience.

Judie will be away at Camp Kula yoga workshop in the Berkshires from July 19th Sunday through July 24 Friday. Summer Sundays until September to be covered by Capri {Subs are Richard, Capri, Nichole; Iris}

Allison will be away in Upstate NY for a weekly family re-union from  July 27 Monday through August 1st Saturday {Subs are Iris, Elizabeth, Judie}

Suzanne will be away in Ireland for family roots-revisit from July 20th Monday through August 1st Saturday {Subs are Richards, Capri, Nichole,  Judie}

Elizabeth will be away in LA in her preparation for transcontinental move (slated in Fall 2015) from August 19th Wednesday through August 22nd Saturday {Subs are Allison, Judie}

Judie will be away again in Big Island HI to spend time with her godchild from September 5 Saturday through September 12 Friday {Subs are Richard, Capri, Nichole, Iris}

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Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage

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Care of NYTIMES

Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage
Written By: Elizabeth Gleckler LMT
Edited By: Judie Rhed Yim LMT

We all know women come in all different shapes and sizes, have different postures and different gaits, and therefore often experience bodily aches and pains in a variety of different places. Though, one thing every woman can agree to during pregnancy, is that their bodies are changing, and these changes are happening very quickly! Often quicker than one expects or is ready for. Whether it is the leg swelling and cramping, that weird pulling in your groin, the new waddling walk you’ve adopted or that lovely slouching posture that the baby bump has caused you; you are now experiencing new aches and pains in places you’ve never felt before, or the ones you’ve had since before you were pregnant are now ten times worse. But what’s a girl to do? You can’t take any Advil, simple sitting on the couch or lying in bed is just making the aches even worse, and on top of that, it’s becoming harder and harder to focus at work since you have unlimited preparations before the baby arrives. This is where massage comes in.

As prenatal specialized massage therapists, we work with a variety of different women to help their bodies adapt throughout the pregnancy. When our bodies go through changes, we naturally adapt thereby trying to reach a state of equilibrium and this is no different during hormonal roller-coaster pregnancy. The diffculty now though, is that your body is going through many changes so rapidly, it is really hard to stay balanced and you begin to need outside
help. Massage has the incredible ability to decrease stress in your body and of your mind by releasing happy hormones and decreasing your stress hormones. The amount of research that is now being done on the benefts of decreasing your stress during pregnancy is incredible. Massage also helps tonify overtaxed muscles compensating for the slow increase laxity of pelvic ligaments due the Relaxin hormones which spike-up towards labor date. There are also myriad benefts for your baby as well as yourself when you keep your stress levels low. This is also why we
often recommend prenatal acupuncture, prenatal yoga/Pilates classes and proper nutrition, as they all work in tandem with massage to balance your stress hormones as well as energize those overtaxed muscles.

As far as the specifc aches and pains go, we are trained in therapeutic massage techniques. This means we work to treat pregnant women’s ailments on an individualized basis. If you are experiencing pain or tension in a particular area, we will assess and locate the source of the pain, then not only treat that specifc area, but the surrounding and distal areas as well. For instance, I often see women who complain of lower back and sciatic pain. This is a common complaint as the new weight in the front of the body causes the glutes and back muscles to fire continuously, which is your body’s way of preventing you from falling forward and also supporting a growing belly. This also means that your Glutes or Sacroiliac joint attachments become really sore because the muscles are constantly contracting and ligaments are constantly pulled! So, often I will massage the entire hip region and most of the muscles that attach to the pelvic girdle, (ie: lower back deep intrinsic muscles, QLs, Piriformis, Glutes, Quads,Hamstrings etc.) attempting to ease the shifting overstretched muscles in the posterior line and the overly contracted anterior line.

Since we work with many prenatal women, we are experienced not only in special side-lying position massage techniques, but in the precautions as well. We always massage with Organic pregnancy safe oils of Sunfower Seed and Calendula which are nourishing to the body and of course good for preventing stretch marks.We also avoid the contraindicated areas and use customized levels of pillows and bolsters to aid in the client’s comfort, making sure baby and mama are completely safe. Water or Pregnancy supporting tea are offered post-treatment as well as stretching or exercise advice and answering of any questions you may have. We love our prenatal clients, so please come join us— for your own well-being and ultimately your baby within you!

As per the NYTimes article noted in the picture above, we never share pictures of the myriad happy zen newborns we were privileged to work with.

Interview by lovely Anjula Duggal of Levitating Monkey Blog

http://levitatingmonkey.com/therapeutic-massage-judie-rhed-yim/

Interview by lovely Anjula Duggal of Levitating Monkey Blog

Judie has recently the privilege to be interviewed by lovely Anjula Duggal of Levitating Monkey Blog.

“Hi Dear Lady Judie,

Thank you for a wonderful interview! I just posted it on Levitating Monkey. My favorite line: (if I had to pick just three) – The best medicine, I believe, is the combination of consistent healthy eating, an inquisitive mind and a happy heart.
“I also enjoy pushing and pulling on people as that reminds me of the pliable humanity in of all of us,” along with “…touch is touch!”

http://levitatingmonkey.com/therapeutic-massage-judie-rhed-yim/