Integrative West Hollywood Holistic Medicine
Thank you for considering my West Hollywood holistic medicine clinic as your premier source for professional bodywork in Los Angeles. I offer a private massage therapy clinic at the Westside Center for Integrative Medicine that provides uniquely pleasant and effective approaches to pain relief, stress management, deep relaxation and health/fitness enhancement. With a 15 year history as a massage therapist, practitioner of Oriental medicine, and holistic fitness instructor, I have dedicated a significant proportion of my time to combining the art and science of Massage Therapy into an intuitive yet concisely technical means to improving your quality of life.
In West Hollywood Holistic Medicine and Massage are now recognized by the mainstream medical establishment as far more than a mere luxury. Receiving regular treatments is an essential component to your wellness regimen. This is as important as regular exercise or a sensible diet. I am committed to raising the bar on the notion of “clinical strength” massage therapy. My intention is to bridge the art and science of touch into an experience that holds you here and now in the present and leads you (body,mind, spirit) with a pragmatic intention towards higher states of health, fitness, and clarity. It feels absolutely wonderful to have a skilled massage therapy session. And feeling wonderful is just the beginning…
My training began in 1993 when I decided to diverge from training in Allopathic Medicine in order to dedicate my efforts to the Holistic Healing Arts of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition and Massage Therapy. This decision was based upon a compelling observation that the conventional medical model of our modern science is suited toward the treatment of illness and injury once it has reached a point of crisis; showing symptoms of pain and disease. Once a diagnosis is ascertained, curative therapy is administered and the disease is neutralized as effectively as possible. The problem with this approach is that the body mind has already suffered significant harm in its degeneration from a state of health. There is a way to heal the body with a positive focus on enhancing the qualitative value of Health rather than merely allowing the body to revert to the default version of “health”; which is in most cases defined as an absence of symptoms. In most cases, illness and injury occurs because our state of health and fitness has gradually declined due to compounded stresses, structural and chemical imbalances in the physiology, and ineffective self care. We rarely feel this sneaking up on us until it is too late. The “cure” for a disease does not adequately address this aforementioned degeneration and it often furthers a weakened state of health because symptoms do not equate to cause. Just because symptoms have been eliminated does not necessarily mean that the actual cause for disease has been addressed. The condition continues to deepen or mutate until a new set of symptoms present themselves. We are not subject to disease when we are healthy and free from stress. As effective as our modern medicine has become in routing out various infectious, environmental, and endogenous diseases, it has failed to address the essential questions that foster adequate preventative care and the preservation/enhancement of ones natural state of balance, comfort, longevity, happiness, and empowerment as an evolving, conscious organism. Now, in West Hollywood Holistic medicine resolves this issue well.
By regularly experiencing these deeply relaxing benefits, you are raising the quality of your integrative health and fitness as your body heals and restores at sublime levels. This betters your prospects for longevity and a more rarified experience of life. Massage therapy is an awesome way to develop your capacity to hold onto the priceless values of comfort, resilience, clarity and peace.