About Us

Elaine

Elaine Ataba MSTOM, L.Ac., LMT, Herbalist

Elaine grew up in Maryland & graduated from St. John's College with a BA in Philosophy & Comparative Literature. After moving to California, she studied Pre-Vet at UCSD & worked as an Orthopedic & Emergency Vet Technician at the VSH in Rancho Santa Fe. Her orthopedic training required working with a physical therapist & this led to an interest in massage. In 2000 she graduated from the International School of Bodywork & took over the One Stop Body Shop, now known as Sage Acupuncture. In 2008 she graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Elaine incorporates herbal medicine, massage, breathing techniques, & nutritional counseling into her acupuncture practice. Elaine lives in Bird Rock with her husband & her precious children Sage & Brook.

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Olga

Olga Gorobets HHP and Yoga Instructor

Olga Gorobets received her first Reiki attunement at age 17 and since then has passionately pursued the study of healthy living and training in a variety of medical and holistic healing modalities. Olga has a strong background in physiology, psychology, and medical research, as well as comprehensive training in a variety of holistic healing modalities. She earned her bachelors degree in Biology from UCSD, and Completed her Holistic Health Practitioner program at International Professional School of Bodywork. She is a certified yoga teacher enrolled in an advanced 1000 hour yoga therapy program. Olga incorporates her knowledge of the physical body, psychology, as well as energetic, yogic, and meditation techniques to address the needs of her clients and effectively relieve stress, tension, pain and destructive behavior patterns.

Vanessa

Vanessa King, HHP, Clinical Nutritionist, Yoga & Somatic Therapist

Vanessa has been a massage therapist and natural health practitioner since 1991. After studying languages & writing at Franklin University in Switzerland & The University of Arizona, she moved to San Diego to study massage, nutrition, & personal training. She continued her studies in Somatic Movement + Yoga Therapy and is currently completing an Art Degree with a concentration in Art Therapy. Her unique massage style is a blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Zen Shiatsu, Thai Sports Stretch, Meridian Therapy, Lomi Lomi, & creative visualization to calm body & mind without pain. Vanessa lives in New York and offers Health Counseling, Athletic Stretching, Meditation, Somatic Movement & Yoga Therapy from the West Village office. Please see her page for details. Vanessa's Specials