PHOTOS: A Warm Welcome and a Fond Farewell…

Our Reception and Farewell event for Georgia Hilbert and Dr. Danielle Partain, respectively, was well attended on Thursday, August 27. 

Dr. Melissa Nelson speaking with photographer Alisa Landman

The guests had the opportunity to meet Georgia Hilbert, a massage therapist who joins the Nelson Healing Center to do body work and administer Low Level Laser Light therapy (Cold Laser). Ms. Hilbert offered a brief introduction and demonstration of NHC’s Cold Laser which helps to stimulate and encourage the cells to function when used on targeted areas where pain or injury has occurred. She is from Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Monica and Jack Hilbert. She is a welcome addition to the staff at The Nelson Healing Center.


Dr. Danialle Partain was given a beautiful overlay for her box of essential oils as a parting gift from Door County artist Kathy Beck.


Kathy created the gift as a keepsake, especially made for Danielle at her Dovetail Gallery and Studio, Egg Harbor.


Dr. Danielle spoke to the assembled guests, offering gratitude to all of her patients with whom she has developed a close working relationship and to Dr. Melissa whose experience and wise counsel she would soon miss. She expressed her thoughts that Chiropractic is much more than just offering adjustments to patients… “it’s about the whole person, the relationship between the doctor and patient as well as attending to their nutritional and spiritual well-being.”

Dr. Partain promised to return to Sturgeon Bay to visit, exclaiming that she has spent summers here since childhood. She will leave the area in mid-September when her journey will take her to Denver, Colorado with a brief training hiatus in Iowa. Dr. Danielle will continue seeing patients until September 18 which will be her very last day at The Nelson Healing Center.

george-buffetNeedless to say, the buffet snack table  was delicious, nutritious and quite diverse as local musician George Sawyn will attest.  The Black Bean Brownies Dr. Melissa fashioned were spectacular. Several people went home with prizes and laser session winnings as well.  

Photos by DesignWise Studios…