!Happy New Year!
We rang in the new year with a little fun on social media. Good Samaritan Medical Center featured the Center for “A Day In The Life” which highlighted some of the therapies and the therapists. If you don’t already “like” us, head over here and check it out!
*Fun fact: did you know that all of our services including our yoga classes are open to both patients and the public? Anyone is welcome to use our certified specialists and services.
You may recognize Scott Johnston who often provides chair massage inside the hospital to patients, visitors and associates. He specializes in treating trauma patients and offers maintenance and preventative massages. Here, Scott helps one of his regular clients relieve tension and stress by focusing on the back and neck areas.
Lymphatic and Massage Specialist
Ilysse Streim specializes in oncology massage and uses reflexology to achieve a healing effect on different organs and to relieve constipation, pain and anxiety. She treats patients with massage before, during and after cancer treatment, adjusting to their needs after chemotherapy and radiation.
Stacy Beeson, registered dietitian, meets with a wide variety of patients and associates who want to lose weight or have such conditions as gastrointestinal complications or type 2 diabetes. Stacy educates patients on different foods and sets them up with a meal plan to fit their needs and lifestyle. Here she discusses serving size and calorie intake.
Acupuncture can treat all kinds of pain and tension in the body. The needles are small and flexible like a cats whiskers! Sheila Liewald, licensed acupuncturist, has provided treatments to this cancer survivor since she was diagnosed. Acupuncture assists in relieving the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. It can also be used to control pain and boost the immune system as well as increase blood cells, circulation and count. Sheila pairs acupuncture with smokeless moxa (a stick of herbs and mugwort) hovering over the points of pain to increase circulation.
Jessie Ivankovich leads yoga classes on Thursdays at 3 p.m. at the Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Balancing the stresses of life through yoga practice and mindful meditation can lead to a healthier life. Jessie uses props to assist patients in certain poses.