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Meet Mackenzie McNamara of Gateways Chiropractic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mackenzie McNamara.

Hi Mackenzie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I graduated from chiropractic school in 2013. Chiropractic is a really unique and often misunderstood profession. The roots of Chiropractic are in its philosophy – that Life expresses intelligence. This happens through our nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves). There is an intelligence within us that orchestrates all of the functions of our bodies and minds. And that we can support by removing interference to our nervous system & structural system. This was an incredible premise for me. Was it possible that my body knew what it was doing? Could symptoms be messengers offering wisdom for what our body needs?

What if it’s not about what’s “wrong”? But what’s possible? Optimizing our ‘intelligence system’ (nervous system) through chiropractic care allows more ease in the body, mind, and spirit. If you that this is available to all of us because the intelligence is within us – from minutes-old newborns to pregnant moms, to children with regressive autism, to adults with pain, to trauma survivors, to those in hospice. Over the last 10 years, I’ve seen things that others would describe as miracles children who had regressive autism start speaking again. Start making eye contact again. Babies who struggled to nurse or eat or have been diagnosed with ‘failure to thrive start eating, gaining weight, and thriving; People of all ages radically change their lives and health and remember how amazing their bodies and live can be. And I’ve learned through this that miracles sometimes come from within us as a natural part of an optimally functioning body-mind-and-spirit—what a gift to experience and share.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My chiropractic practice has mirrored so much of my life. And the healing all of us do as part of the human experience. It’s like an archetypal hero’s journey – there’s adventure, hardship, moments where you feel so alone, and when help and support come in at just the right time, you realize you had everything you needed all along. All this helps you realize who you are and what you’re capable of. And how you’re meant to share that with the world around you. By being flexible and curious when things felt challenging, I’ve been led to discoveries I wouldn’t have made otherwise and new levels of mastery in business and service that didn’t even seem possible when I started.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Until now, I’ve been known for my work as a pediatric & perinatal chiropractor. In my business, Gateways Chiropractic, I have always focused on finding and addressing the healing your (or your child’s) body needs by combining chiropractic care and supportive healing arts like nutrition, acupuncture, and neuro-emotional release technique. It is a huge part of my practice and helping moms, babies, and families live to their fullest potential is something I am so grateful to do.

Over the last few years, due to my healing and some unique awakening experiences, I have dared to share my bigger gifts in quantum healing & soul-work more directly. Able to see, feel, and interact with more subtle energies, I have become well known for my work in intuitive healing and ‘quantum’ chiropractic. The nervous system connects your mind-body and spirit, so by utilizing chiropractic care and tuning into more subtle energies, the work and healing available are beyond what I realized was possible a few short years ago. Many people who do spiritual work’ often miss the importance of embodiment. We have these bodies for a reason! It’s where our soul lives and how we experience and express life here. By combining deep reverence and support for the body while accessing and supporting the soul, we access limitless potential – in a way we can ground into real life. One way to look at the quantum field is that it’s a catalog of everything, all the energies, all around us, and within us, through all time, space, & dimensional realities. This is what traditional medicine people, shamans, and mystics have been accessing for all of human history. And it’s there for each one of us, too.

I’ve only recently started publicly speaking about these Gateways Sessions sessions, refining the work over the last three years. In Gateways Sessions, many people move into spontaneous vision states, can feel & express long-held pain, and their bodies start letting go of deep traumas and old patterns, opening to new possibilities and even re-birth experiences. These hands-on sessions often include chiropractic and cranial work, sound healing, aromatherapy, movement, and breathing techniques. We also have integration time afterward, with grounding techniques and home support. Because Gateways sessions are often as intense as they sound, we have an application process, and I only offer a few sessions each week. If you’re curious, you can find my healing journal and writings about this type of work on my website,

Do you have any advice for those just starting?
Sharpen your skills and be true to who you are. If you don’t feel like you know who you are yet, I’d guess you do, but the voices from other people about what you ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do, from your family, friends, and colleagues, are making things cloudy. When we can quiet those voices down, tune into that still small voice within us, remember who we are, and choose ourselves, growth is inevitable. We are put here on this earth to be as *fully who we are* as possible all the time. Listen, no one can do what you do. No one. You are the best at being who you are+what. You do. I mean that because it’s true. You were put here on this earth with gifts – the biggest is being who you are. The more you can lean into and get curious about that, and then start making decisions & sharing the gift of you with others from *that space* through your job, businesses, and relationships, you & the world around you will start to expand and grow in incredible ways. This opens up a world beyond ego, where we can learn to love ourselves and where there is no competition, just opportunities for collaboration, connection, community, and, yes, some healthy boundaries when necessary.


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