2213 Wealthy Street SE Ste 220
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Our Team

We believe that health & wellness is owned by each individual and we want to support you in living your best life. Our truly dynamic team is here to offer you holistic care customized to your specific needs and wellness goals.

Choose from Chiropractic care, Nutrition Response Testing, Applied Kinesiology, Therapeutic Massage, Life Coaching & more!

We cannot wait to meet you!

Our Doctors

Monica Rasmussen
DC, Owner

Dr. Monica Rasmussen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February 2014. Along with having her bachelors of science and doctorate, she is also specialized and certified in Applied Kinesiology. She did her internship and worked for a short period of time in Holland, MI, until she received the great opportunity to begin a career in East Grand Rapids.  Complete bio...

Phaedra Iafano
Dr. Phaedra Iafano grew up in Rockford, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she did her undergraduate work. She then attended Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX in 2005. Complete bio...
Shane Pluger

Dr. Shane Pluger grew up in northern Michigan working on his father’s Dairy farm. From a young age he always knew he wanted to go into the chiropractic profession. He completed undergraduate coursework at Calvin College where he also competed for three years on the Varsity track team. In 2010 he moved to Atlanta, GA to complete his chiropractic education at Life University. Complete bio...

John DuShaw
DC (in office Saturdays Only)

John DuShaw, D.C. is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and Grand Valley State University where he earned a B.S. in biomedical science. While at GVSU, John discovered the benefits of chiropractic after a sports injury. After being inspired by his own chiropractic treatment, John knew he wanted to provide that same care to others. Complete bio...

Kevin Sundberg

Dr. Kevin is a graduate of Palmer College of chiropractic. He was born and raised in Paw Paw, Michigan he grew up playing soccer and wrestling. His passion for chiropractic care started in middle school when he had a sports injury and realized the vast benefits to keep athletes healthy and in peak condition.  Complete Bio...

Our Massage Therapists

Emily Venn

Emily graduated from The Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy in 2012 and specializes in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation and Therapeutic Bodywork. Complete bio...

Alicia Alessandrini
Alicia Alessandrini is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in Medford, MA in 2009.  Complete bio...
Michelle Hawley

Michelle graduated from Blue Heron Academy’s Medical Massage program in May 2018. Prior to that Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Aquinas College. Complete bio...

Kristen Doornbos

Kristen graduated from the Blue Heron Academy in 2019. She specializes in medical massage, with experience in acupressure, relaxation, pregnancy massage, and sports massage. She’s passionate about using massage to relieve pain and allow her clients to function and perform better... Complete Bio


Jamie VanDam

Jamie's career started with working in the Medical Field for a Home IV Therapy Company for 13 years.  She worked with Physicians, Nursing agencies and Insurance Companies setting up and organizing therapies and care for patients at home which is where she learned how Western Medicine works with illnesses ... Complete Bio

Massage Intern

Leah is an intern through the Blue Heron Academy. She specializes in medical massage, deep tissue, and Swedish; she is also interested in expanding her skill sets through other styles of massage, including, reflexology. Complete Bio

Massage Intern

Tyler is a student at Blue Heron Academy and is on an internship program with us at Gaslight Family Chiropractic. He is studying medical massage and also has experience in sports, and relaxation massage. He is projected to be a licensed medical massage therapist in September. Complete Bio

Massage Intern

Mary is a massage intern at Gaslight Family Chiropractic, while she is studying at the Blue Heron Academy of Healing Art, with a focus in Medical Massage and plans to graduate in September.  While in school she also works at a salon in the Grand Rapids area. Complete Bio

Our Office Staff

Carmel Abbgy
Office Manager

Carmel is a native of Grand Rapids, MI and recently moved back to this area after living all over the country for the past two decades.  She has been a leader in the wellness industry for 22 years with a focus in upscale day spa expansions, build-outs and re-branding. Carmel strives to cultivate her team and help reach their full potential and success.  Complete bio...

The Office Dog