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Our Practitioners

What do we think about Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Nutrition? Every day, our patients ask our professional opinions on contemporary forms of health care. Our answers are generally based on our experiences, the research we read, and the clinical results we have seen in practice. We have found a multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness is by far the most comprehensive.

 

At the SLO Wellness Center we incorporate many different treatment modalities to ensure patients get better quicker. You can receive acupuncture or massage as “stand alone” treatments or as complements to your chiropractic care. Additionally, we have an extensive referral network within the community which includes the following disciplines:

  • Physical therapy

  • Sports nutrition

  • Orthopedics

  • OB/GYN

  • Functional training

  • Internal medicine

  • Counseling psychology

  • Yoga

Take a moment to “meet” our practitioners. As you can see, they are educated, well trained, compassionate healers.

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Mia Lorenzen has lived in the San Luis Obispo area since 1993. Her passion for massage began at Hirudaya Holistic Life Center in 1997 where she earned her CMT certification. While practicing massage over the last 25 years, she has completed her studies in Shiatsu, Geriatric Massage, Swedish and Aromatherapy, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Active Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Pre/Post Natal Massage. Mia is also trained in Hot Stone, Reflexology, Sport, and CranioSacral Therapy.  While attending CSU Monterey Bay in 2003 Mia worked as a massage therapist at Watercourse Way in Palo Alto, where she specialized in hot stone massage, body wraps, and individualized spa treatments. In 2005 Mia returned to San Luis Obispo where she began her own business, In Touch Executive Massage Therapy.

While building her business, Mia has worked under the direction of gifted chiropractors and developed a large network of both corporate and private clientele. Mia’s goal has always been to "provide exceptional massage treatments tailored to a client's individual needs.” Mia believes it’s important to promote whole-body wellness through movement, massage therapy, and nutrition; she is grateful for the opportunity to work with her clients throughout their healing process through bodywork. 

When Mia isn't working she's a busy mother to two energetic and loving boys. They are an active family and are involved in many local organizations. It is important to Mia that her boys learn the value of giving back to the community. To this end, they volunteer with Boy Scouts, The Elks Lodge #322, and Operation Surf. Mia's been an avid runner since 2000 and discovered her love for swimming while recovering from an injury. Mia is passionate about her work, family, relationships, and the outdoors. 

Massage Therapist

Meet Mia Lorenzen

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A native to the Central Coast, I began my journey into the world of bodywork in 2009, graduating from the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo as a Certified Massage Therapist. My treatment approach for each client is different based on their individual needs. I love therapeutic modalities such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue work as well as incorporating stretches and traction to provide relief and increase your range of motion. The last five years I have shifted my focus to a neuromuscular therapy called Somatic Education, a type of sensory-motor retraining that releases chronic muscle tension, increases flexibility and reduces musculoskeletal pain. 

As a Certified Somatic Educator I use postural assessment and hands-on assessment to help educate you in gentle exercises you can do to bring balance back in to your musculoskeletal system, and ways you can be more mindful of your body mechanics in your everyday life. Empowering my clientele with this knowledge and awareness is one of my favorite aspects of this work, and I am grateful to be in a space where I can share this with you.

Massage Therapist

Meet Chantel Isaacson, CMT, CHSE

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Marie has been licensed as a massage therapist since 1993 when she graduated from the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego.  Since then she has had more than 750 hours of professional training, including: a national certification in neuromuscular therapy from the St. John Institute; upper extremity training in Active Release Technique; full body training in Resistance Flexibility Strength Training.

Prior to doing massage, Marie received a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and a Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling from the University of San Diego.  She was introduced to massage as a result of her competing in triathlons and half marathons.  Her interest in sports also led her to become certified as a personal trainer.  It was at this job that she started working with seniors, in addition to athletes from the San Diego triathlon scene.  

 

Current activities include cycling, swimming, yoga, Pilates, and hiking.  Non-athletic interests are traveling, reading, nutrition, and hanging out with her cat, Mayday!, whom she found on the side of the road while cycling. 

 

Marie loves her job helping people regain and maintain optimal health and would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

Massage Therapist

Meet Marie West, CMT, M.A.

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SLO Wellness Center is excited to welcome Rachel Valliere as our newest Massage Practitioner. Rachel is originally from San Luis Obispo and obtained her B.S. in Kinesiology from Cal Poly where she developed a passion for massage during her time as a cross country and track athlete. She studied massage therapy in 2009 and became licensed by the State in 2011. Rachel has a heart for athletes and those recovering from injury. She has switched to cycling as her preferred method of exercise after all those years of running and hopes to complete an Ironman.

Rachel has worked as a massage therapist at a conference for cross-cultural workers in Europe three out of the last four summers and has seen the direct impact of massage both physically and emotionally on her patients.  She is convinced the body is interconnected and is excited to help others in their road to recovery and overall wellness. Rachel specializes in deep tissue and trigger point massage.

Massage Therapist

Meet Rachel Valliere

1428 Phillips Ln #300
San Luis Obispo
CA 93401

805.543.8688

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Los Osos
CA 93402

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