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Did You Know?BY KATHY BANFIELD SHAWDid You Know that Jeep Wran- gler drivers have a “secret” wave they show as they pass each other on the road? And Did You Know they’ve made a verb forTreva Ramonout the week. Treva used to do medical billing for medical practices in the area before deciding to change occupations. She said after some prompting from her family, especially her son the chi- ropractor, Treva decided to take train- ing. She trained for massage therapy at the Institute for Massage Education at Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts, and with Upledger Institute out ofFlorida for craniosacral therapy. “I like helping people,” said Treva. “Helping people with medical billing was valu- able to those I worked with, but I find Cranioscacral Therapy a conduit to help and to heal people. I’m happiest when I’ve helped people,” she said.Treva and her husband Ralph have lived in Marshall since their adult chil- dren were small. In fact Ralph, although not born in Marshall, was a resident since he was a kid... he and his nine siblings! College and life took him to Florida where Treva and he were mar- ried after being reintroduced... they first knew each other as teenagers. Treva en- joys Marshall and found it, “... a great place for kids to grow up.” She defined that as “... a real community where kids can’t get away with anything because someone will see them and tell their parents,” she says with a laugh. “I feel like I’m a part of something nice.” Tre- va’s family had an opportunity to move to Ohio when Ralph was transferred, but because they wanted the kids to finish school in Marshall she stayed. Fortunately for the family and for Mar- shall, her husband was transferred back to Marshall within a year. And now that there’s a grandchild in the picture, Tre- va has no reason to move from the area! Treva and Ralph have volunteered to be mentors to youth groups at their church including being youth group leaders for mission trips. A local organization she identified as one she’s enjoyed vol- unteering for is Girls On The Run. “It focuses on girls in grades third through fifth,” Treva said. In addition to run- ning, the girls develop important strate- gies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. (Find more information at: we-do/3rd-5th-grade-program).Currently Treva is working to get her business organized with systems in place so she “... can feel as organized as she’s used to.” In addition to “Jeeping” to find their dream home, Treva and Ralph enjoy traveling when it works with their schedule. “We traveled in the Caribbean and loved it,” she said. And once they find that “... dream home near or on a lake,” Treva says, “I’d love to get to Ireland.” You can find Treva at her storefront business at 106 N. Jeffer- son or call her first (269) 275-4854 to ensure she’s available! Find more infor- mation about Innate Healing at: www. a Jeep, called “Jeeping?” If you get to know Treva Ramon and her hus- band, Ralph, you’ll soon find out about both of these things ... and you’ll learn that they’ve bought the building at the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Jefferson Street in Marshall (some of us remember it as Carrington’s Phar- macy ... or maybe you remember Ann LaPietra’s book store in the back).After remodeling the space, Treva moved her business into the part of the building where the book store was lo- cated. Her business is Innate Healing where she practices Craniosacral and Massage Therapy. In Treva’s words, Craniosacral Therapy “... is a treatment that deals with the central nervous sys- tem to detect various areas in your body that might not be functioning optimally. Then with time and space, and a proper- ly trained practitioner, the body begins to initiate self-healing.” Some health issues that can improve with therapy include, but are not limited, to fibromy- algia, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, vertigo, tinnitus, and chronic pain. Tre- va’s business is doing well, she sees cli- ents three times a week and has certified massage therapists to see clients to fill269-965-2979www.shawcommunication.comT. R. Shaw Jr. Co-Founder / CEO / 269-209-5555 cell / Kathy Shaw Co-Founder / President / 269-209-9719 cell / KSBANFSH@gmail.com6 SCENE 4402 I HEALTH & FITNESS

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