Robin Shatz, C.M.T., CCE, CEIM, PLMD, PPMD
Owner & Functional Therapeutic
“Whole Living is MY way to live!” This is a quote that I try to live by daily. I have been practicing Functional/Therapeutic Massage Therapy for 30 years. Through those years I continued on with my education to give as much help and education to clients that are on my table. It is important to understand that when doing therapeutic bodywork it isn’t just one modality being used but many working together to create balance and homeostasis in the body.
Life can be full of stress, discomfort/pain, and fatigue that affects not only the body but the brain. When I work with a client I look at the total ‘functional’ aspect of that person. This means that it is taken into account the full lifestyle of that person from how they eat to what their relationship and stresses are at home, I look at it all as we are made up of not just one factor but many. We truly are the makeup of how we live our lives and our bodies begin to show it.
As a ‘life learner’ I knew back at the start that I wanted to create a place where women and families could go to to help with not only specific body issues but to help them to understand that they really ARE in control and to trust the connection between their body and brain.
· Functional/Therapeutic Massage Therapist 30 years
· Childbirth Educator US, UK
· Infant Massage Instructor, ‘Infant Massage USA
· Spinning Babies Practitioner
· Prenatal/Postnatal Massage Doula/Instructor-Trainer
· Mizan Therapy Practioner/Abdominal Massage
· Ortho Bionomy Practioner
· Touch For Health Practioner
· Deep Tissue
· Pelvic Floor Specialist
· Pregnancy Massage Specialist
· Neck and Head Specialist
Dawn Bower, IBCLC
My journey in the lactation field began as a dream in 1999 while I was sitting in a WIC office at a breastfeeding support group, breastfeeding my sixth child. While listening to the speaker, I realized I wanted to become an IBCLC with my own private practice. But how was I going to do that with six children and the lack of higher education? With encouragement from the speaker, I joined La Leche League. In 2002 I became a Leader with Antelope Valley group, growing my skills at helping moms according to their needs. 2006 became an exciting time for when I was hired by WIC and attended UCLA Extension & received my Certified Lactation Educator certificate. While working for WIC, doing rounds with new moms in the hosipital, I studied and took the IBCLC exam, passing it in 2009.
In 2011, twelve years after setting the goal of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I opened my own Private Practice. I now help others reach their goals.
“Dreams do come true!”
Denise Miranda D.C
Growing up playing competitive sports, Dr. Miranda became fascinated with the human body, and how it all worked and moved. Through her own experience with injuries she learned how amazingly the human body can heal itself if given the correct tools. It was then that she realized that her calling was to become a chiropractor so she could help put function back in dysfunctional bodies and to help people live a life with less pain.
Before pursuing her doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, Dr. Miranda earned a Bachelors in Exercise Science (BS) from Brigham Young University of Idaho. There she honed her skills and developed a love for sports therapy, movement-based medicine, and a more holistic lifestyle. It wasn’t until she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, that her focus soon switched to children and pregnant woman care after witnessing the benefits of chiropractic on pregnancy, labor, and birth while interning at the Palmer Student Clinic. Since then Dr. Miranda passion for caring for infants, children and their mother continues to grow. Has made it her goal as a chiropractor to help pregnant woman, infants, children, and the general population get the most of life through optimizing their body’s function, encouraging healthy habits, and educating on health topics that are often neglected in our busy lives.
Additionally, Dr. Miranda has a Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition, is Webster Certified, and is currently on route to being a board certiﬁed pediatric and prenatal specialist. This will enhance her knowledge and abilities to keep her patients moving efﬁciently and safely while covering all aspect of family well-being from conception, pregnancy, and through the care of infants and children.
As a child I had horribly acneic skin and the only thing available was harsh medications that although cleared up the acne, left my skin dry, red and irritated. There had to be something better and that is what led me to a career in skincare. I am committed to give my clients the highest level of skincare treatments individualized to their needs. My dedication to my clients is shown by constantly continuing my education, so I will always be up to date on the newest product ingredients and application techniques. I am so grateful to be able to do what I truly enjoy.... making my clients not only look, but feel beautiful!
Julie was introduced to yoga in 2004 and was immediately drawn in to it because of the physicality it brings. She has trained with Senior Iyengar Eric Small and Byran Legere who have been a big inspiration on her decision to share yoga with others and to help with enhancing the adventures in their lives. Julie is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 200 since 2009 and continues her studies with a handful of other inspirational Iyengar teachers.
Amelie is a registered yoga instructor and specializes in Hatha, gentle flow, Restorative, Yin, and Prenatal yoga. She works with students of all levels. She began her yoga practice in 2010 and has been hooked ever since. Her love for yoga shines throughout her teaching. She remains a dedicated yoga student and seizes every opportunity to expand her knowledge of yoga and is currently seeking certification in trauma recovery yoga. She avidly studies yoga gurus Mark Stephens, and Judith Lasater and incorporates their knowledge into her classes. Amelie is passionate about health and wellness and spends her spare time studying food and nutrition. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to help empower individuals through yoga and decrease stress. Her wish is that her students walk away from her class feeling calmer, happier, and balanced.
I have been a Massage Therapist since 2001. I attended Career Care Institute for my training. Throughout my years of practice I have worked and learned along side many other professionals including Acupuncturist’s, Chiropractor’s, Physical Therapist, Reiki practitioner, and many other Massage Therapist. The Acupuncturist I worked with for many years taught me cupping. I love being able to help people heal in one of the most natural ways possible through Massage Therapy. On my free time I love hanging with my family, friends, animals, and doing yoga. I look forward to growing with my new wellness family at Whole Living Wellness Center and continuing to further my education.
I started my lifelong fitness journey in my early 20's and it quickly became my favorite obsession. I started with cardio and basic aerobics, but soon fell in love with bodybuilding and weightlifting when I was 24. It taught me dedication and patience, and helped with my stress and anxiety. I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy in January 2019, but I was also diagnosed with postpartum depression. Support from friends and family has been incredibly important, but being able to exercise has helped me feel back to normal, both physically and mentally. I want to teach other mothers how to exercise, whether they need to work through the baby blues or regain their confidence in their new, beautiful, life-creating bodies.