Miranda Hill, Massage Therapist - MA80189
A massage therapist graduate of The Healing Arts Center, St. Louis Missouri's oldest and prestigious massage therapy school. My goal and intention is to engage a greater awareness to every client's body.
Your session will be customized as every massage is different, we are ever-changing. You will experience several modalities including: Myofascial Release, working from within, releasing the inner most webbing of the body through slow, gentle, sustained pressure. Aromatherapy with doTERRA medicinal grade essential oils will elevate
the level of healing, providing full body rejuvenation. Swedish massage allows a smooth transition to sink further into the tissues using Deep Touch. I received my Reiki attunement in Massage Therapy School and will be ever grateful. The Japanese word ‘reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the Usui System is a way of working with reiki for healing of self and others administered by "laying on hands."
Massage is a magical tool that gives many insights to what our intricate body is relaying to us. Through intuitive guidance, I am blessed to be a catalyst in creating and presenting that scenario with each client, and that is my driving force. The end result is my favorite, illumination of inner beauty radiating with the outer beauty. Our bodies serve us everyday, reward yourself for a job well done!
Essential oils doTERRA means "Gift of the Earth." doTERRA sets a new standard for purity with CPTG, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade in response to unregulated essential oil standards that limit usage and benefits.They can be smelled aromatically, used topically on the skin, and internally, safe for children and adults as a form of natural
healthcare. doTERRA is being successfully incorporated into hospitals, doctor offices, and pain clinics across the country creating a movement as a natural way to be healthy and whole.
Some of Miranda's favorite Modalities include: Bamboo Fusion, Myofascial Release, Deep Touch, Aromatherapy, Swedish, and Reiki Energy Therapy
Miranda is available: Monday and Friday from 9am-1pm
Jonathan DeRosa, Personal Trainer - PT000338
Hello my name is Jonathan G. DeRosa and I'm a certified personal trainer and strength coach specializing in strength training and corrective exercise. I'm also a veteran of the Army. If you're looking to get back into shape or just feel better all around, then I'm the trainer for you.
Some of Jon's favorite areas to specialize include: Strength Training, Conditioning, Stretching and Corrective Exercise.
Jon is available by appointment only
Dr. Steven Collins, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) and Acupuncture Physician - AP2901
Dr. Steven Collins (DOM) has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2001. Focusing on acupuncture, tui na, qi kung and other tools from the toolbox of Chinese medicine, he treats many complaints including pain of all sorts, fatigue and “sticky” diseases. His primary practice principle is that any given presentation can be treated with a minimum number of needles. Dr. Collins is well regarded in the medical community and by his patients.
In 1997, he pursued the study of Chinese medicine. Following his 2001 graduation from Northwestern Health Sciences University, one of the leading schools of Chinese medicine in the country, Dr. Collins was asked to join that faculty. He became board-certified to practice and had a successful private practice in Oakdale, Minnesota before returning to practice in Florida. He is currently pursuing his DAOM/PhD from ATOM in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Collins’ work has appeared in national publications and he has lectured across the country on a number of aspects of Chinese medicine including tui na and herb-drug interactions. He is currently authoring a text on enhancing communication between health care professionals and their patients or colleagues.
In addition to practicing Chinese medicine, Steve teaches Southern Chinese kung fu and in March of 2007 was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is an accomplished magician and performer and has been recognized as one of the top-10 magicians in the State of Florida.
Steven is available Wednesday and Friday 1-5pm and by appointment
Cathy Armstrong, Master Aesthetician and Master Aesthetics Instructor
Cathy is a Master Aesthetician and Master Aesthetics Instructor with 12 years of training and experience in the medical field. She also acts as a consultant and trainer for Medical Spas and Aesthetics schools to help enhance their service, performance and programming. In addition, she offers CEU classes for license renewal to Aestheticians working in the field.
Cathy combines her love of working and teaching about the industry, by working as an Aesthetician in the field and teaching advanced aesthetic classes.
Originally from North Carolina, she recently relocated to the Sarasota area to implement an Advanced Aesthetics Program at a local college.
Her vision for her clients is offer each individual a customized treatment plan that will effectively meet their specific goals in a way that works for them and their lifestyle.
Services: Dermaplaning/Chemical Peels/Manual Microdermabrasion/Facial Waxing
Cathy is available for services on Saturday from 9am-1pm and by appointment
Nicole Stafford, Massage Therapist - MA80958
Nicole has always had a passion for helping others. When she was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre syndrome at 8 years of age, it took her on a journey of healing. She attended the University of South Florida to get her bachelors in microbiology and after graduation was accepted into physical therapy school where she completed a three year program.
While conducting physical therapy, she realized massage therapy would be a great added modality to add to her existing knowledge and went on to graduate from the Sarasota School of Massage. Having this experience and knowledge of physical therapy combined with massage, gives Nicole a unique skill set and understanding that is very rare and very special. She provides patient centered care so that therapy is unique to each and every person. She is very devoted to treating each client holistically, so the quality of life can be at your level of expectation and even more!
Nicole is certified in: Medical Massage Therapy, Reiki (energy healing), Qigong Therapy (specialized energy modality) and Deep Tissue.
Nicole is available: Tuesday 1-5pm and by appointment
Jenny L. Matsunaga, Clinical Aesthetician (FB9748732)
Jenny is a graduate of Florida Academy, in Advanced Paramedical Skin Care, certified Holistic Aesthetician and Educator for Osmosis Skincare. She also studied medical Sciences at Southwest Florida College. She is trained as both as a Holistic and Clinical skin/body therapist and a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals.
Jenny’s passion for skin care, holistic wellness and love of skin science goes hand in hand with her.
Philosophy “Beauty from the inside out” Always healthy, glowing and beautiful.”
Jenny strives to create a nurturing and healing environment through result oriented skin care and internal wellness, along with inter-grading progressive treatments such as non-invasive treatments in combination with Medical Grade Patented skin care products.
Her dedicated commitment is reflected in her staying current on cutting edge skin care science. This dedication will ensure that you will always receive the best possible skin care at Biomechanics Wellness Center.
“When we flow with the Law of Nature, we have Balance and Harmony.”
Some areas Jenny specializes in include: Holistic Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro-current, Dermaplaning and Chinese Face Mapping
Jenny is available Tuesday and Thursday 1-5 pm
Michael Mason, Physical Therapist Assistant and Personal Trainer
Mike has a very unique combination of being a certified Physical Therapist Assistant and a Personal Trainer. This unique combination allows him to be able to work with clients from the very beginning of an injury, throughout rehab and even after the physical therapy has concluded. This unique combination also allows Mike to be able to work with clients who are not injured and using his expertise be able to prevent injury as well.
Some of Mike's favorite areas to specialize include: Bilateral upper and lower extremity strengthening, neuromuscular re-education and pro-prioception training.
Mike is available by appointment only
Dr. Michael Guralnik, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), Shiatsu and Acupuncture Physician - AP3782
Dr. Michael Guralnik (DOM) has been practicing acupuncture since 2006. Prior to that he has acquired an extensive experience doing oriental body works (Shiatsu and Tuina) combined with treatment through movement (Qikung and Feldenkrais).
After graduating from the Tel Aviv University in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he pursued post graduate studies specializing in Japanese Acupuncture, which is the primary method he is using today.
Though his skill set is balanced, and he is capable of treating any of the issues Chinese and Japanese acupuncture deals with, he has acquired a specialization dealing with headaches, insomnia and stress related syndromes.
Dr. Michael is a strong advocate of integrative medicine, combining traditional methods with western medicine. He finds the work in tight collaboration with Medical Doctors very helpful. With this concept in mind he spent time working in a hematology department in a hospital dealing with severe cases most alternative practitioners don't get to work with.
Dr. Michael is attuned both to the physical manifestation of the problem as well as to the mental environment from which they come, exploring not only the immediate problem with which the patient came into the clinic but the lifestyle issues that contributed to the problem.
Some of his specialties include: Shiatsu, headaches, pain, orthopedics, stress, sleep issues, digestion and women's issues (GYN)
Dr. Michael is available for services on Monday 5-9pm, Wednesday 1-5pm and Thursday 9am-1pm
Peter Steele, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) and Acupuncture Physician - AP3669
Dr. Peter Steele is a board-certified, licensed Acupuncture Physician (AP) and Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM)
who specializes in herbal medicine. As a primary care physician, he treats his patients using a combination of raw
herbs, pharmaceutical-grade herbal extracts, and even injectable drugs made from plant sources. In addition to
using herbal therapies, Dr. Steele also uses laboratory testing, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Steele chose to practice this form of medicine because he believes that using natural products minimizes the
harm done to our bodies and the environment by replacing the many synthetic chemicals used in modern pharmaceuticals with natural analogues. In addition, with many people in our own country unable to afford
expensive pharmaceuticals, he is a loud advocate for medicines that can be cheaply and naturally grown by the very people who need them most.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Steele also works in the community as a Florida Master Naturalist and Master
Gardener through the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Science (UF- IFAS). He seeks to
replace many foreign herbal medicines with locally-sourced replacements to help promote and conserve Florida’s
natural heritage. To that end, he also gives talks and seminars illustrating the many benefits of plant-based foods
Some of his passions include: Herbal Medicine, Injection Therapy, Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
Peter is available: Friday from 5pm-9pm, Saturday from 9am-5pm and seminars on select Sunday's
Ryan Rhodes, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist - MA80275
My name is Ryan Rhodes. I am a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. I specialize in deep tissue and sports massage. I have been practicing Massage Therapy for 11 years with a great deal of success in Pennsylvania working along side a great network of Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Physical Therapists. I moved here less than a year ago and have now joined Biomechanics which is another great network of professionals focused on helping others with their physical needs.
I am personally here to help with pain management and muscle health of all of my clients through massage therapy and also as a certified Personal Trainer. I have been an athlete all of my life a collegiate scholarship football player who also had severe injuries that I had to recover from. This is what sparked my interest in providing therapy to others and leading them down the road to recovery. However as we all know prevention is the first step and through proper strength training and massage therapy you can and will avoid a lot of the common issues most deal with on a day to day basis.
Whether you are an athlete looking to maximize your potential or maintain your body, or you are just looking to get off the couch and feel better physically and also about yourself I believe I can help you through both massage therapy and personal training. I specialize in the K.I.S.S method (which has nothing to do with make up and heavy metal) but Keep It Simple Stupid...methods of training and massage. You will be surprised at how easy it is to stay healthy and relatively pain free by combining my workouts with regular massage. Try it out and K.I.S.S your old life good bye!
Dr. Karen Isaacson, Chiropractor - CH12129
Dr. Isaacson was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in business and went on to receive her Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.
After graduating from the University of South Florida with a business degree, I went on to receive a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. I am trained in a variety of techniques and certified to perform a variety of healthcare services. I have experience working with adults, elderly, children and even babies! I have operated several injury clinics in Atlanta and owned my own mobile chiropractic company for several years before relocating to Sarasota. In addition, I am a proud member of the World Chiropractic association and The Injury Specialists- a network of doctors and attorneys who provide services to those who have been injured regardless of whether they are insured, under insured or not insured at all.
I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and encouraging them to reach their highest health potential. After evaluating a person’s overall health, a customized treatment plan will be designed. I will use a combination of chiropractic care, natural supplementation, exercise, stress reduction, physical therapy, dietary recommendations and other modalities to eliminate pain, increase motion and improve your overall health. By using a whole-body approach to wellness, I am often able to eliminate health conditions (such as headaches, asthma, ear infections) that may or may not seem related to the muscular skeletal system. As a result, most of my patients feel an overall sense of wellness and experience a better quality of life. I specialize in neck pain, headaches, auto accidents, sprains/strains and joint pain.
Functional medicine focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems. After evaluating saliva and stool, practitioners develop individual treatment plans with the goal of balancing the body’s hormone and flora levels, ultimately returning your body to proper health. If you suffer from digestive issues, hormonal issues, fatigue, sleep issues or just feel out of “whack”, functional medicine may be the right approach for you.
For two decades, I struggled with severe fatigue, weight gain, difficulty concentrating etc. After using traditional medications and treatments, I turned to functional medicine. Through saliva and stool sampling, I found the root of my health issue and used the recommended pharmaceutical grade supplementation, dietary recommendations and other holistic approaches to bring my nutritional and hormonal levels back to normal. It completely changed the quality of my life and that experience inspires me to educate others about functional medicine and holistic wellness.
Dr. Isaacson specializes in neck pain, back pain, headaches, sprain/strain injuries, sports injuries and injuries
Karen is available: Thursday and Friday 5-9pm and by appointment on Saturday 9am-9pm
Adria Lopez, Personal Trainer - PT30129
Adria is an ambitious motivator who enjoys to help others. She became a Certified Personal Trainer in result of making a career where she combined both her passion for fitness and helping others reach their goals. She is the motivation and inspiration you need.
Some of Adria's favorite areas to specialize include: Relaxation, Meditation, Weight Lifting and Strength Training.
Adria is available by appointment only
Julie Hallowell, Acupuncturist - AP3279 and Massage Therapist - MA82831
I began studying Alternative and Complementary Medicine at the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, with a certification in Neuromuscular therapy. Then after moving to Florida, I graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in 2009.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concept of treating the whole patient with acupuncture, massage, herbs and food therapy is truly a complement to Western medicine diagnostics.
I have personally been able to see how the benefits of using these two systems of Medicine together can effectively treat chronic pain, autoimmune disorders and the side effects of cancer, just to name a few. My love of Chinese Medicine allows me to expound on the Hippocrates quote: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
Some of Julie's favorite areas to specialize include: Neuromuscular Therapy, Preventative Medicine and Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM).
Julie is available: By appointment only
Letechia Shevik, Massage Therapist - MA44442
Letechia graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2002. Certified and trained in neuromuscular massage, she has vast experience working with physical therapists and chiropractors. She also worked on an oncology ward at a hospital, and performs therapy in patient's homes. Also being certified in TMJ dysfunction, Bamboo Fusion and Active Isolated Stretching by Aaron Mattes, gives Letechia a very unique skill set to truly be able to service a variety of needs to virtually any client.
She enjoys swimming on a daily basis, a former triathlete and then she had a puppy!
Letechia is available Thursday and Sunday 9am-1pm and by appointment
Mary Ford, N.D., Naturopathic Consultant
I received my doctorate from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. During my educational pursuits I have acquired valuable knowledge pertaining to the inter-workings of the human body, along with methods to increase long-term states of health and wellness.
From a young age I was interested in science, however it was during my undergraduate studies that my passion for health was ignited. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 2012. It was through various public health and medical anthropology courses that I started to acknowledge the incredible need for public education in order for people to take back control of their health.
Think of me as your wellness private investigator. The first consultation will involve a discussion regarding your health history and goals. Upon follow up I will provide a fully referenced evidenced based review of natural recommendations fully tailored to you! I offer in house, mobile and skype visits for your convenience. Let us work together on the path towards your optimal wellness.
In my free time you will find me spending time with my husband and family, experimenting with different healthy recipes, nestled in a book, or exploring the beautiful beaches and nature escapes Florida has to offer. I look forward to getting to know and work with you!
My clinical interests include: Women’s health, pain management and cardiometabolic health including weight management. In addition, I offer nutrition and lifestyle counseling, supplement and botanical medicine consultations to help you achieve your health goals.
Mary is available by appointment only
Florida Disclaimer: Naturopathic doctors are not currently licensed healthcare providers in the state Florida, thus services provided are for educational purposes. These consultations are not replacements for regular healthcare visits, and should be used under the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider.
Jennifer Hegeman, Massage Therapist - MA81198
Formerly an elementary teacher, Jennifer not only uses her education to home school her son, but to educate her clients about how their body works. Since graduating from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, Jennifer has dedicated herself to learning a variety of modalities to help improve,not only her abilities, but her client's health as well. Having a family full of healthcare professionals, it seemed a natural path for Jennifer to become a massage therapist.
She is passionately dedicated to helping her clients find long term relief for daily aches and pains. Jennifer believes, "A real practioner isn't doing the healing for you,instead she creates a space in which you can rediscover you own innate healing power."--Frans Steine
Some of Jen's favorite modalities include: Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Bamboo-Fusion, Fire Cupping and Prenatal.
Jen is available: By appointment only