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Our Team


Janette Votaw

After years of struggling with illness, Jan's first acupuncture session was life changing. She saw so much improvement in just one session, that she was hooked. As her health continued to improve, the theory behindTraditional Chinese Medicine began to fascinate her. A few years later, she returned to school and the rest is history. Jan has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than 15 years. She sees the body as a wonderful work of art and that sometimes the masterpiece gets out of balance. Through acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle changes, she guides her patients to better health. Call 530-892-1196 to book.

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Austyn Shirley

Austyn Shirley trained as a Certified Massage Therapist fourteen years ago in Denver, CO. Working with a variety of clients and conditions he has developed a massage style that eases the pain and stiffness of auto accidents, as well as sports and general injuries. In addition, he specializes in chronic pain management, TMJ release, and managing migraines. With over 3,000 hours of massage time he is confident he can help you with your needs and get you back on track for living a life that is pain free. For scheduling, call 530-786-5484 or email


Maggie Brown

Reiki Practitioner & Integrative Nutritionist

Maggie Brown received her first certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and her second certification from the Primal Health Coach Institute in Malibu. Her reiki attunement is of the Usui/Tibetan practice and she is currently an instructor at The Institute of Nature Centered Coaching. Maggie's mission is reconnecting her clients to nature and to themselves by discovering simple, proven ways to get back to the way they're designed to be... happy, healthy and vibrant.  Contact her at 650-766-1664 to schedule.


Dr. Strawberry Weber

Dr. Strawberry Weber has been using the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique for over fifteen years. As a Chiropractor with years of clinical and post-graduate study experience, Dr. Weber is committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients. Dr. Weber uses a “whole person approach”. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Visit to schedule.


Darah Votaw

Darah Votaw has assisted Janette at the Healing Center off and on for the past 15 + years as the smiling face everyone sees as they enter the door. She assists in all facets of the business, including reception, insurance billing, marketing and design, and bookkeeping. Her goal every day is to make sure you leave the office with a smile on your face as well. Contact her 530-892-1196.


Loreea Gallagher

Loreea received here massage education in 1987 in SanDiego California. She is a certified massage therapist, and holds a California cosmetologist license as well. She specializes in relaxation massage and is trained in deep tissue, hot stone, lymphatic and prenatal massage modalities. It is her goal to give each client a customized massage to ensure the most nurturing and healing experience possible. Other services available, on the horizon are custom facials, infra red blanket therapy, body scrubs, body wraps and sound healing .


Laurie Howard, CMT

Laurie combines her 30+ years as a CMT, with a variety of techniques and modalities to offer an intuitive, compassionate and very personalized approach to your overall health and wellness. She is a certified massage and body therapist who studied and received certifications from various holistic healthcare institutions such as Esalen and the Institute of Educational Therapy in Berkeley, Ca. , which focused on physical, emotional and movement therapies.


Tanya Kieselbach

Tanya's goal is to support your health and well-being with therapeutic massage. She's been a massage therapist since 1987, when she began her healing career in England. Since then, she has also trained and worked in California. She uses Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, and other helpful techniques that she has learned over the years.


Deana Owens, C.M.T.

Bio on her awesomeness is coming.... 

Call 530-736-9392 to schedule.

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