About Canyon Health Center

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

Jennifer Reilly, L.Ac.

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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 at Bastyr University in 2001.  Jennifer 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, and other neurological conditions, in combination with herbal medicine for internal diseases.   She began her functional medicine studies 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. She is currently completing her certification as Advanced Functional Medicine practitioner (AFMP) from the Kharrazian Institute. 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 complement 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.

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 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 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.

Michael Moore, A.H.M.T.

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Michael Moore, AHMT is the co-owner of Canyon Health Center and an Advanced Holistic Massage Therapist who has been providing massage therapy at Canyon Health Center since 2014. 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 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.  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.

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

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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.

Kailey Brown, C.M.T.

Kailey has been managing Canyon Health Center since 2016. She is our current billing specialist that cares for all of our Worker’s 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 as we can.

She also has been a licensed massage therapist for over six 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.

Elise Knox, Functional Health Coach, Yoga Instructor

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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 changes 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 a vibrant, healthy life.

Her health coaching style is one of partnership and collaboration. She works directly with her clients to support 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.

Diane Clark, CMT, Bowen Therapist

Bowen therapy uses a holistic technique 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. Bowen 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, low back pain, general joint pain, sciatica, pain in feet and legs, shoulder pain, and TMJ.

Diane has been practicing for many years and is a sought out therapist for her combination of experience, healing energy, and profound calming influence on the nervous system.

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

Kelly Mayer, CMT

Kelly is a Certified Massage Therapist, Pelvic Steam Facilitator and lifelong student of the healing arts. Her dedication to health stems from her desire to assist others on their path to healing, as well as her own  appreciation for healing touch and loving care. Following her studies in Human Communication at CSU Monterey Bay, Kelly graduated from the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork in Kauai, Hawaii in 2017. She has continued her training in Craniosacral Therapy at the Upledger Institute and as an Abdominal Therapist through the Abdominal Therapy Collective. 

Structural Integration, Lomi-Lomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Abdominal Therapy, Cupping Therapy and trauma-informed care are the foundations of her practice. Kelly’s intention is to create a safe environment in which people can feel more calm, capable, and comfortable, and experience a greater sense of harmony. Her sessions are customized to suit the needs and comfort levels of each individual body.

Among her passions are facilitating pelvic steams and creating custom herbal steam blends for clients goals and gynecological symptoms. A combination of abdominal massage and pelvic steaming can be helpful for easing menstrual symptoms, improving fertility, digestion, and supporting individuals through their prenatal, postpartum, and menopause phases.

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