Canyon Health Center offers Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Chinese medicine and functional medicine to meet the individual needs of our patients.
Jennifer Reilly, L.Ac.
As a California Licensed Acupuncturist, Jennifer Reilly received her Bachelors Degree in Natural Health Sciences and then her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in 2001. Jennifer has completed post-graduate training at the International Training Centers for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai and Chengdu, China in 2001. There she studied and practiced the use of scalp acupuncture to treat post-stroke patients, the treatment of Bells Palsy, other neurological conditions, in combination with herbal medicine for internal diseases. She has also completed 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. Jennifer has been in private practice since 2001.
After a few years of practice in Santa Cruz, she moved to Auburn to start 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 compliment your current care.
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 health care 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 maintains her commitment to her patients by continually studying with the leaders in Chinese Medicine in the U.S.; constantly updating her skills and continuing her studies in functional medicine.
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 bodies proper immune response.
In 2020 she has 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 flus.
Kasha Ra, L.Ac., MSOM
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 the 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.
Michael Moore, A.H.M.T.
Michael Moore, AHMT is an Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist who has completed an 1100 hour program from Fair Oaks massage Institute. Michael has been providing massage therapy at Canyon Health Center since September 2014, and is owner of the new Canyon Health “Rec Room” Compression Therapy lounge for athletic recovery and lymphatic drainage. 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. He specializes in deep tissue work with cupping therapy, and lymphatic drainage but offers other techniques when appropriate. His extensive training includes :
Deep Tissue techniques
Active Isolated Stretching
* 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.
He offers a variety of treatments based on your needs. 30, 60 and 90-minute sessions are available, in addition to combining his work with your scheduled acupuncture treatment. Please arrange this service in advance as it is subject to availability.
Michael Moore is an Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist who specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping therapy and other modalities to support muscular release, healing and stress reduction. Michael Moore is available for massage therapy, and can be scheduled before your acupuncture treatment or hourly in private practice. He has also done extensive training in lymphatic drainage and lymphedema.
Hamid Malek-Madani L.Ac., MS, MPA
Hamid graduated in 2006 from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. There he earned his Masters of Science degree in TCM. He also has a Masters degree in Public Administration with 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 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 life-style choices. Some topics of importance will be regarding 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 movement 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.
Kailey Larson, C.M.T.
Kailey has been managing Canyon Health Center since 2016. She is our current billing specialist that cares for all of our Workers compensation claims and our wonderful Veteran population. She keeps our insurance processes running smoothly to accommodate as many injured workers, Veterans, and private insurance patients we can.
She also has been a licensed massage therapist for over five years. She studied at Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, and has been continuing her education by studying Level One Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) through “Stop Chasing Pain.” NKT helps determine, through muscle testing, whether or not pain is from a muscle overworking or underworking, to ensure that through massage modalities it is the overworking muscle that is being released vs the underworking muscle. NKT helps repattern dysfunctional movement patterns.
Kailey brings a number of other holistic therapies to her massage sessions. She is knowledgeable in Young Living essential oils and able to customize massage with aromatherapy. She uses Stress Away or Lavender to calm the nervous system and Panaway for aches and pains. Using cupping therapy she can encourage deeper healing to the tissue. She also utilizes trigger point therapy for shoulders and neck to help relieve headaches and tension, as well as low back pain and sciatica.
When not working, Kailey is an outdoors advocate! She is a believer that being outside is one of the best ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. She currently is taking a break from massage therapy as she is busy raising her beautiful daughter, so you will most likely see her running the front desk until we are lucky enough to have her back on our therapy team.
Cassie Campbell, C.M.T.
Cassie is a California Certified Massage therapist who graduated from the National Holistic Institute after completing a 900 hour program.
Cassie has spent years providing her special blend of massage therapy techniques in some of the top spas in Sonoma County and now we are lucky to have her at the clinic full time.
The modalities she has been trained in include:
- Thai massage
- Deep tissue
- Energy work
She has an intuitive and confident touch as well as a custom blend of both Eastern and Western techniques. Her style can lean more towards deep technical work or a nurturing and soft approach depending on your needs for that day. Currently her expertise is in integrative bodywork tension release and working working with the energetic body, and corrective tissue release. Her passion is centered in emotional clearing, with aromatherapy, breath work and a meditative style that drops you into a deeply relaxed state.
A massage with Cassie will leave you feeling uplifted, grounded and more balanced.
Cassie is also Canyon Health Centers primary office manager.
You will be pleasantly greeted by Cassie when you walk in the clinic or call us on the phone. She will be managing the front office, scheduling your appointments, payment processing, and aiding in refilling your supplements and/or herbal prescriptions.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing out in nature, traveling, dancing, spending time with friends, and studying other healing modalities.
Elise Knox, Functional Health Coach, Yoga Instructor
Elise is an ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach who completed a 12 month training program in June 2019, with Functional Medicine Practitioner Chris Kresser. Since becoming certified, she has coached dozens of private clients, as well as worked in a middle school and high school with teens to improve their physical and mental health.
She is a certified yoga instructor. She loves practicing yoga and shares her love of yoga by teaching kids yoga and mindfulness. She incorporates a holistic approach in her coaching by offering short guided meditations and breathing techniques to calm the body and encourage connection to self.
Before becoming a health coach, Elise was a middle school special education teacher, she took time off from teaching to start her family. She has two young daughters who inspired her to take her passion for health and share it with other people.
Elise found functional medicine after years of struggling with an undiagnosed auto-immune condition that started at age 22. She found healing through diet and lifestyle change after years of seeing doctors, searching for a diagnosis, and trying different medications.
Elise knows change is hard, and understands that it takes more than just information to truly commit to lasting change. And she believes that everyone deserves a chance to live vibrant, healthy life.
Her health coaching style is one of partnership and collaboration. She works directly with her clients to support to them as they embrace healthy lifestyle strategies. She supports them in following the treatment plan, protocol, and goals given by their practitioner, and encourages them to have their own vision for optimal health.