About Canyon Health Center

Canyon Health Center offers Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Our Story

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Jennifer Reilly embarked on her alternative medicine journey in the mid-nineties. She gravitated towards natural health and healing through the study of massage therapy, plant medicine, and acupuncture believing in natural ways to restore and heal the body. She is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and is currently completing her certification as an Advanced Functional Medicine Practitioner (AFMP). Jennifer founded Canyon Health Center in 2005. Michael Moore began his holistic health journey in 2008 after serving 8 years in the military. After completing advanced bodywork training and earning his initial massage therapy certification, he started on a path of service to others. Mastering the art of massage after treating hundreds of patients led him to specialize in healing athletic injuries, utilizing athletic recovery techniques and eventually to his current passion of personal fitness training. Jennifer and Michael came together through friends and established a strong union based on their values of service to their community. Their mission has been focused on growing together while growing an integrative center that provides affordable healthcare accessible to all. They strongly believe that everyone has the right to health and wellness.

Jennifer Reilly, L.Ac. MSAOM, CFMC

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As a California Licensed Acupuncturist, Jennifer Reilly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Health Sciences and then her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) at Bastyr University in 2001. 

Jennifer is a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician (CFMC) and is currently completing her certification as Advanced Functional Medicine practitioner (AFMP) from the Kharrazian Institute., the highest level of education currently offered in the Functional Medicine field.

Jennifer’s postgraduate history:

Jennifer completed post-graduate training at the International Training Centers for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai and Chengdu, China. There she studied and practiced the use of scalp acupuncture to treat post-stroke patients, the treatment of Bells Palsy and other neurological conditions, in combination with herbal medicine for internal diseases.

After a few years of practice in Santa Cruz, she moved to Auburn and founded Canyon Health Center in 2005. She aims to provide a safe and affordable multidisciplinary health care clinic that the community can rely upon when natural treatments are preferred over standard allopathic care or to complement your current healthcare treatments.

Jennifer is a Chinese Medicine practitioner who utilizes functional medicine principles in her practice, providing a range of complimentary therapies which enable her to address your healthcare needs with a holistic approach. These include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle Counseling and deeper health assessment using laboratory testing to diagnose and correct functional metabolic, hormonal and immunological imbalances.

She was introduced to Functional Medicine by Datis Kharrazian in 2003, completing several Functional Medicine specialty programs including certification in Blood Chemistry, Functional Endocrinology: including Adrenal, Thyroid and Hormone imbalances, Mastering Brain Chemistry, Autoimmune physiology, and Reproductive health.

In addition to the many conditions commonly treated, Jennifer Reilly specializes in the treatment of chronic illness, chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalance by addressing adrenal fatigue and the stress response, thyroid dysfunction, and supporting the body’s proper immune response.

In 2020 she completed several Certifications in Pediatric Acupuncture, and Functional Medicine for kids. Some of the common conditions effectively treated are pediatric asthma, eczema, allergies, and frequent colds and flu.

Kasha Ra, L.Ac. MSOM

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Kasha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from The University of California Santa Barbara in 1995. Her early education and training in Chinese medicine began in Guangzhou China under the tutelage of Master Luo Guo Hua as an adjunct to her martial arts training. After 2 years of dedicated training, she returned home to attend graduate school and ultimately received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from a 4-year program at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. Kasha is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and primary care provider in California.

Kasha specializes in female and male reproductive health, pregnancy, postpartum support, neuro-endocrine- immune health and offers alternative medicine for a wide variety of other acute and chronic issues. Kasha’s 16 years of clinical experience along with her own personal health journey gives her a unique perspective on addressing complicated cases.

Kasha has served patients both on and off-site from Northern California Fertility Medical Center, Cal-IVF Davis, and Kaiser Fertility Center. Working in concert with the treatment protocols designed by her patients’ reproductive endocrinologists, Kasha is able to weave Chinese medicine into fertility programs for better results and faster recovery times.

Kasha is also dedicated to serving her community by offering educational groups for her patients and the general public. These groups include acupuncture demonstrations and discussions of the latest relevant scientific research. She has also been a guest speaker for RESOLVE of Northern California, a support group for families dealing with the challenges of infertility.

Hamid Malek-Madani, L.Ac. MS, MPA

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Hamid graduated in 2006 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. There he earned his Master’s of Science degree in TCM. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an additional Healthcare option from California State University. As a Licensed Acupuncturist in California, he has worked in private practices, and in corporate wellness. He also has worked intimately with thousands of patients, in assisting them to overcome their limiting self-beliefs and guiding them towards a future that is possible and available no matter where we find ourselves. He has always combined talk therapy, meditation, and acupuncture as one whole system. He is committed to the vision of seeing every person as already whole and complete. His patient goals are to maximize our human potential from a place of abundance and creativity. Acceptance of what is, and letting go of what was the “norm,” gives us room to play with new possibilities. Instead of fear, there is excitement and joy. This is about stepping into the dynamic and ever-changing flow of life.

The sessions will also touch upon lifestyle choices. Some topics of importance will be in regards to nutrition, diet, and supplements. He will talk about how we can optimize our immune system, improve sleep, reduce stress, work on proper posture, as well as movements and exercises that will best suit your particular circumstances. Hamid will do this through bringing conscious attention to what is being felt, emotionally and physically in the body.

Anita Frykberg, L.Ac. MS

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Anita received a Master’s degree from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California and is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist. She specializes in community acupuncture as well as auricular acupuncture. In the past she has served as a community acupuncturist at Charlotte Maxwell Clinic supporting underserved women with cancer.  She is also a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders and trained in NADA protocol. She is privileged to have studied East Asian Medicine and is so grateful for the opportunity to work together to help you feel better, more resourced, and be your best self, because the world needs you and your unique self more than ever. 

Marissa Riojas, L.Ac. MTCM, DAOM

Marissa graduated from Five Branches University with a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAOM). Her specialization in ‘Chinese Medicine Psychology’ allows her to address psychological-emotional health in regards to chronic pain and illness, injury recovery, women’s health, and Veteran’s health. Her studies have also allowed her to venture deeper into dietetics & nutrition, herbal medicine, and wellness coaching which she has enjoyed sharing as a wellness instructor for nonprofit and corporate workshops. 

As a Certified Meditation Instructor, Marissa incorporates yoga-based meditation, breathwork, and energetic-based movement into her sessions so that clients can begin to integrate supportive practices into their every day. Her treatments may also include Vibro-acoustic Therapy through the use of tuning forks which resonate through the body to promote greater nervous system relaxation and regulation. Marissa finds inspiration and renewal from her daily meditation practice, as well as helping others to learn to meditate. During her free time, she enjoys various forms of creative expression, such as art & design, writing, intuitive cooking, and adventuring outdoors.

Michael Moore, AHMT., CPT, NASM Certified

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Michael Moore , is the co-owner of Canyon Health Center, an Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist, and a Certified Personal Trainer.

In his training practice, he coaches clients in gaining more stability, strength, and power. Michael uses a scientific evidence based Optimum Performance Training model along with Functional Movement Training to produce remarkable results for his clients.

Personal training can be conducted in person or virtual. Programs include 3 or 6 month packages, or by an individual “drop-in” basis depending on the goals, motivation and commitment of the client.

In his massage therapy practice, he specializes in cupping therapy, lymphatic drainage, and Vaso-Pneumatic Compression for athletic recovery and post-injury. Patients appreciate his kind demeanor, attention to their individual needs, and ability to improve their condition. With a military background and years of coaching experience, he has an outstanding service-oriented approach.

Michael specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping therapy, and other modalities to support muscular release, healing, and stress reduction. Massage therapy, can be scheduled before your acupuncture treatment or hourly in private practice. His extensive training and clinical experience includes:

  • Deep Tissue techniques
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cupping
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Acupressure
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Injury Management
  • Compression Therapy
  • Kinesiology Taping

* Has trained with Christy Hein, Advanced Lymphedema specialist.
**Has worked with Monsters of Massage, Newcastle Ca, at numerous Ultramarathons and endurance events in Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.

Ciara Sunshine, CMT

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Ciara has been an intuitive bodyworker wince 2009 and has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals. Ciara recently relocated from Hawaii to this area; she uses the Hawaiian LomiLomi approach mixed with Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Sports massage in her treatments. Ciara will create a unique service catered just for your body’s personal needs and invoke the power and fluidity of the ocean to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Diane Clark, CMT, Bowen Therapist

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Diane has been practicing Bowen Therapy for over ten years. She attended the Fair Oaks School of Massage and is a licensed massage practitioner. She also attended Bowen Therapy classes with Albert Lashell and is a certified Bowen Therapist. In 2011, her husband suffered a near fatal brain injury. this modality had been a part of his self care prior to the accident and continues as a part of his recovery. Eleven years post injury he is doing quite well.

Bowen Therapy is excellent for relaxing due to its profound calming influence on the nervous system. This is a holistic technique used to gently stretch and manipulate the soft connective tissue in the body, known as the fascia. This stretching can promote pain relief in the muscles and alleviate neurological conditions.

This modality started in the 1940’s by founder Tom Bowen of Australia, and is appropriate for all ages.

Conditions and symptoms that people commonly use Bowen therapy to treat include: fibromyalgia, neck pain, back pain, stress, anxiety, depression, general joint pain, sciatica, pain in feet and legs, shoulder pain, and TMJ.

Diane has a strong belief in this gentle but profound method for promoting healing, and is a sought out therapist for her combination of experience, healing energy, and calming influence on the entire body.

She can be booked by the hour or as a 30 minute add-on to your acupuncture treatment.

Cami Segarra, Office Manager, Patient Care Coordinator

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Cami has a passion for helping others and has completed 1250 hours of Neuromuscular Massage therapy. This includes extensive knowledge in the areas of kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, proprioceptive stretching, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. She has also recently completed Nutrition Consulting through Bauman College, with a focus on chronic disease and prevention.

Cami is has a caring, friendly demeanor, and is here to answer any scheduling or billing questions. She is also very knowledgable and accessible, if you have questions regarding if and which therapies we offer are right for you.

Kai, Therapy Dog

Volunteering her support to patients at Canyon Health gives Kai a sense of purpose and she is rewarded by plenty of affection.