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.
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 by acupuncture and oriental medicine, 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.
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.
Jennie Goff Smedberg, P.T. N.C.S. C.M.T.
Jenn Goff is a licensed physical therapist, a board certified neurological specialist, a certified massage therapist, and a PHD student of metaphysical healing. She specializes in integrative therapy for chronic pain including myofascial release, healing touch, and Interactive intuition. She is an international instructor in integrative rehabilitative medicine.
With her extensive background and 30 years of therapeutic experience we are extremely grateful that she will be joining us at Canyon Health Center to help provide wellness and healing to our community. Her unique blend of techniques address chronic pain syndromes, bringing balance to autonomic neurological disorders, releasing muscle tension common after trauma, injury, disease and stress.
To explore more information on her body-mind resilience practices you can visit her beautiful website she has personally developed and recorded containing stress and pain relieving meditations that are available to you by going to loveandlightbodycare.com.
Eric Smedberg, M.P.T. C.S.C.S.
With over 30 years of Physical Therapy experience Eric is passionate about servicing this community and guiding people towards greater health.
He has a history as a cross country & track athlete at Northern Arizona University where he also completed his graduate studies in Physical Therapy. After college, he crossed over to competitive bicycle racing and also became a certified strength and conditioning coach ( CSCS) to help train elite athletes.
He has provided therapy services in nearly every sub-specialty of PT in his career. Geriatrics, orthopedics, chronic pain and sports performance have been his focus areas.
His passion and lifelong interest has been learning how to live healthier and pass on that wisdom to his patients The past several years has dedicated to expanding his knowledge in optimization for healthy aging, nutrition, fasting, sleep, and stress management, disease risk reduction/reversal (especially metabolic syndrome and autoimmune disease). At Summit pain management, Eric and Jenn developed many programs in each of these areas for their clients.
He believes that the primary pillars of healthy aging are four fold: an enjoyable movement program, effective stress management practices, enhanced nutrition, and improved sleep habits. He closely follows the research and the best practices in all of these areas and feels more complete solutions to injury and disease are found in implementing a manageable mix of these. He would like to work with you to personalize a comprehensive program that will allow you to attain your health goals and improve your quality of life.
Kailey Larson, C.M.T.
Kailey Larson, C.M.T., has been a licensed massage therapist for over four 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.
Sarah Meyers, RVT
Office Manager and Animal Energy Work Practitioner
Sarah is an Animal Energy Healer, Animal Intuitive, and Registered Veterinary Technician. She realized at an early age that she had a strong connection with animals, and a natural ability to communicate with them. This led her to pursue a career as a veterinary technician, where she could use her skills to heal animals of all species, and comfort them in stressful situations.
After several years working in traditional veterinary medicine, Sarah became disabled from chronic illness. When Western medicine alone was not improving her health, she began studying holistic medicine and incorporating alternative healing methods into her protocol, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and energy work. She then began to recover, and developed a strong passion for holistic healing. With a desire to pass on what she had learned to help improve the wellbeing of animals, she returned to work as a vet tech at an integrative veterinary clinic. She continued to practice energy healing on herself and her animal patients.
She attended Magdalen University, Energy Work and Psychic Reading School for Practitioners, and graduated in February 2018. She is pleased to join the team at Canyon Health Center, and excited to offer her services assisting human patients in the office, and providing energy healing sessions to our animal friends.