Janella Byrne – N.D. (Traditional Naturopath)
Janella Byrne is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. She is a 2016 graduate from The New Eden School of Natural Health Science and Herbal Studies. Prior to becoming a Naturopath, she studied and worked in the fields of Nursing and Chiropractic. She is a member of the American Naturopathic Medicial Association, Michigan Naturopathic Association and Michigan for Vaccine Choice.
She and Dr. Steve married in 2001. She spent many years being a stay at home mom to their two sons after their home births. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being a hockey mom, going to concerts, yoga, painting/re-purposing furniture, gardening, rustic camping and downhill skiing.
Merribeth – Front Desk
Merribeth has worked at Byrne Chiropractic & Wellness Center since August 2010. She has lived in Rockford for most of her life and really enjoys working in an environment that influences the health of the community.
She has been married for over 30 years and has an adult son and daughter who live in Colorado. Outside of work she spends her time walking her three dogs – Walter, Lillian and Agnes, kayaking, bicycling, motorcycling, gardening and sewing.
Mari – Chiropractic Technician
Mari has worked at Byrne Chiropractic & Wellness Center since August 2012.
Mari grew up in Cedar Springs and now lives in Rockford. She has been married for seven years and has a five year old daughter who is the “light of my her life and keeps her busy.” When she is not at work she likes to spend her free time with her family and enjoys being outdoors gardening, hiking and biking.
Deb – Financial Chiropractic Assistant
Deb has worked in the chiropractic field for more than a decade, and has been at Byrne Chiropractic & Wellness Center since 2011. Her specialties are helping patients at the front desk, scheduling and billing and insurance.
Deb raised three wonderful children in Cedar Springs, and now has four beautiful grandchildren. She has lived in Rockford for 12 years. Not so surprisingly, she loves to spend time with her grandkids.
Lynne – LMT
Discovering the many ways that massage therapy can help her clients to heal has been an exciting journey! Lynne has been working with Dr. Byrne since 2015, and the best park of her job has been watching her clients emerge from a place of pain and limitation to freedom and possibility! She enjoys using Swedish massage, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage to improve her clients quality of life. Prior to becoming licensed as a massage therapist she practiced for ten years as an occupational therapist, so working with clients to incorporate strategies into their daily lives which will help them to remain pain free is a hallmark of her practice.
Outside of the office she enjoys biking, reading, writing, gardening and being “mom” to seven kids and an ever-growing menagerie of pets.
Gina Cairns – LMT, B.A.
Gina is a graduate of the Polarity Realization Institute in Ipswich, Massachusetts where she focused on therapeutic and sports massage. Gina also has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. She practiced massage in the Boston area for over 17 years before moving to Michigan with her husband and two children. Her love of running, as well as her experience as a former triathlete and swimmer, has given her a greater understanding of the needs of athletes and the importance of regular massage for maintenance and overall well being.
Gina welcomes the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and strongly believes that we all need to receive healthy, healing touch whether it’s to relieve stress and anxiety by calming the nervous system or to break up adhesions and tight spots in the muscles. Her technique includes hot stones to warm the muscles followed by a combination of Swedish massage strokes to relax the mind. From there she will address each clients individual needs with a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, positional release and trigger point massage. Gina is very excited to bring her love of massage to Rockford and help guide you towards greater health and well-being.
Jennine – LMT
Jennine is an AMTA member and licensed massage therapist with 22 years of experience. She utilizes a combination of bodywork, aromatherapy and energy work; believing we can release trauma at the cellular and bio-energetic levels. She creates a unique approach to honor and support each individual from a heart centered space. Some of her techniques include Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, LaStone Therapy and Healing Touch.
As an expert and certified professional Jennine continues to expand her knowledge by learning and discovering new ways to support her clients. Her favorite ways to unwind are spending time with her family, reading, walking and dipping her toes in Lake Michigan.