DR. MARIA SCARANO
Dr. Maria Scarano is a licensed chiropractor and founder of Bee Well Chiropractic in Nevada City, California. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Communications at the University of Hawaii – Hilo and received her doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College - West in Hayward, California. She is extremely passionate about vitalistic chiropractic and is committed to the lifelong learning of her craft as well as personal growth to better serve her practice members.
Dr. Maria loves to serve people of all ages and backgrounds and especially loves working with pregnant women, babies, and children. Adjusting pregnant women allows their nervous system, and their baby’s nervous system to be at its optimal potential, and helps relieve common symptoms such as back pain, ligament pain, acid reflux, and breech. Dr. Maria trained as a Doula while in Chiropractic school and loves to help assist and educate women in creating an empowering birth experience. She is Webster Certified, a Chiropractic technique that is specific to working with pregnant women. She is a board member of The Nest.
530 Searls, Suite B, Nevada City CA 95959
I have been a physical therapist (PT) for over 20 years, and have been blessed to have been working in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area for the past 10 years. I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, acute rehabilitation, hospital, and am currently working in an integrative care setting.
Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with a variety of neurological diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, vestibular dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, pediatrics, children with a sensory processing disorder, and general balance dysfunction. I have also worked with chronic pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, Lymes, migraines, spinal and shoulder injuries, and joint replacements. My clientele includes newborns, children, adults of all ages, and a few animals.
I have also had extensive training in craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, movement re-education, reflex integration, and am a certified neurodevelopmental practitioner. I view each patient as a unique individual with a distinct health background and condition. I never use a “cookbook” approach to treatments. I seek to meet each person as an individual by thoroughly evaluating his/her health history, as well as his/her goals and strengths, before determining the best course of action for the patient and me to work together as a team
DR. HEATHER HUNT
Dr. Heather Hunt, DC was raised in Nevada City and has been working with her father Dr. Dale Jacobson at Jacobson Chiropractic since 2009. She specializes in Pregnancy, Postpartum, Infants, Pediatric, and general wellness care. With three sons of her own, she has had personal experience with this important time. She mixes chiropractic, craniosacral, myofascial, deep muscle work, ligament release, and yoga therapy to help her patients. She also specializes in Functional Medicine and nutrition, and she can help with blood work and wellness supplement programs, particularly to support healthy pregnancies and worn-out new mommies!
Somatic Movement Therapist
Ashley is a truly holistic practitioner who integrates child development, somatics, mental health, and connection to spirit and nature in her work with children and families.
She offers, play-based, somatic movement therapy for infants and children to help heal sensory processing, difficulty sleeping, nursing patterns, developmental delays, behavioral challenges, and early trauma.
She is also a parenting coach and helps parents learn ways of supporting and connecting to their children in more loving and aligned ways.
Her studies include Infant Development Movement Education through the School for Body-Mind Centering, a B.A. in Child Development, a M.A. in Infant Mental Health, yoga teacher training through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and Reiki training with the Wu Wei School of Reiki.
LESLIE STAGER, RN, LMT
Pregnancy, Birth, & New Mother Massage Specialist since 1991
Leslie offers advanced integrative bodywork tailored to your unique needs. Relieve pain, restore balance, revitalize energy, and integrate your birth experience with focused nurturing care. Using a blend of Swedish, acupressure, cranial-sacral, structural balancing, fascial release, and body-mind-breath-centering, Leslie invites you to ground into your deep body wisdom as you transit through the birth journey. Private sessions available for partners to learn acupressure and massage to support your birthing. After birth, set yourself on the path of a strong recovery--Come for renewal and “closing the bones”, diastasis recti and pelvic floor muscle assessment-attunement
Prenatal, Birth, Postnatal Massage Specialist/Instructor for 30 years
Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage™
Holistic Pelvic Care™ Practitioner
Mercier Fertility™ Massage
Integrative Pelvic Bodywork: Womb Healing, Fertility Massage, Moontime Massage
Cesarean Recovery & Scar Tissue Release
Labor & Delivery Nurse, Doula, Childbirth Educator – attended 500 births
Founder: MotherTouch Prenatal and Women’s Health Bodywork Classes & DVD’s
Author: Nurturing Massage For Pregnancy
Leslie has had a private practice for women of all ages since 1991.
Ask for a new client $10 Discount on your first visit!
Ashlee has a deep belief in the power of women to birth their babies and in the importance for mothers and families to receive supportive birth and postpartum care. As an Ayurvedic postpartum doula, birth doula, and massage therapist it is her goal to ease the transition into parenthood for new families through nourishing food and rejuvenating bodywork. Ashlee has formally studied Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic bodywork, Labor Doula support, Herbalism, and Ayurvedic postpartum care. Ashlee has had the joy of working with new families since 2012 in Nevada County and look forward to many more years ahead.
Ameya has been helping postpartum mamas fully heal from birth since 2011. She is passionate about empowering new and expecting mamas to have the tools they need to experience the 4th trimester of their dreams, fully recover from birth and THRIVE, instead of just survive. She is the author of Mama’s Menu: Ayurvedic Recipes for Postpartum Healing, as well as her online postpartum recovery program, Fully Healed Mama.
In Ayurvedic postpartum care, daily oil massage is an essential part of a healthy postpartum recovery. Birthing another human being takes a tremendous amount of energy and the new mother’s tissues become very depleted, even more so while breastfeeding. Daily oil massage makes a drastic difference in the quality of a new mother’s recovery. Oil massage (abhyanga) is one of the very best things you can do for a strong postpartum recovery. Postpartum massage is not a luxury, it is a necessity after birth.
Ameya offers in-home Ayurvedic postpartum massage packages. She also offers baby massage and teaches parents how to give their babies daily oil massage to improve their health and connection.
To learn how to fully heal from birth without feeling stressed & exhausted, watch the free masterclass: https://shakticare.com/heal.
KARRI KNOWLES, CMP
Craniosacral Therapy restores the body to a balanced state by deeply soothing the nervous system, releasing physical trauma and injury within the tissue and structure of the body, increasing fluid flow throughout. Pain relief, increased mobility, deep relaxation and clarity of mind are often the outcome.
As a facilitator to the healing process I respect the innate wisdom each persons body holds and the profound mystery that is evidenced in each session.
I believe in holding a safe space by connection, trust, listening, being present and supporting you the client to experience what is comfortable and ready to be released.
Working as a team member with other therapists helps each client in being fully supported in their time of need. I see clients in conjunction with Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Psychotherapists, Neurologists and Naturopaths.
Woman, Men, Infants, Children & Teens...
I would see you to help with chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, injuries, headaches, stress, anxieties, depression, trauma and behavioral issues with tangible results. With your Infant possibly for latch or nursing difficulty, sleep troubles, digestion and simply to help them adjust after their birthing process for a healthier more balanced system to carry them into the world.
I have advanced education in Jaw and TMD/TMJ and have been a Bodyworker since 1997, Craniosacral Therapist since 2014.