Testimonials for Ken


“Thanks for such a great massage… I’m glad my sister recommended you!”

—K.R.

Testimonials for Danielle


I am fortunate to have received exceptional care from Danielle over the past two years. It is inspiring as Danielle’s patient to be under care of a practitioner so highly skilled and passionate about Chinese medicine. She is a sensitive listener, intuitive, inquisitive and responsive to her patients. Danielle is gentle in her acupuncture practice, and the treatments provide for relaxation and reflection.

-K.F., 40yo Female

Testimonials for Dr. Minarik


Dr Minarik has always been a one of my favorite doctors, he’s super knowledgable and truly cares. I’ve seen him for a number of things but in recently he’s helped me tremendously by easing my joint pain and increasing stability with prolotherapy and PRP.

-M.M.

Testimonials for Natasha


“Acupuncture and Chinese medicine used to be a place I would turn when my primary care provider was unable to address my concerns. After seeing Natasha, I now think of her first.”

—C.D., RN MPH

Testimonials for Dr. Herman


“Dr. Herman/Dr. Kai has worked to help me improve my health for over five years. She is a caring and careful professional who works with you to put together a plan to improve your health. She seriously considers what you think and believe and then recommends a program which likely will work for you. Kai listens to you and takes the time to give you helpful and practical advice. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.”

- H.K., 59 years old

Testimonials for Danielle


Danielle is a meticulously holistic practitioner. Her constant skill in seeing and hearing me throughout the several months we worked on healing acute and long standing health issues enabled her to work miracles on a lot of levels. Her Chinese herbs and acupuncture work are powerful and personally attuned and updated. In addition, she was so perceptive to whatever I said that she was able to link another modality of healing at Elixia and suggest it to me, which provided structural shifts that, together with her caring work and positive vibe, has returned me to wellness.

-S.L., 56yo Female

Testimonials for Dr. Minarik


Just wanted to let you know that I had an mri last week bc of some twingey knee stuff. I got the results today and my knee looks AWESOME. No evidence of ACL tear at all. Sooooo, thank you!

-B.K., prolotherapy patient

Testimonials for Natasha


“Tasha is a wonderful acupuncturist. I’ve had acupuncture throughout the country, over many years, and Tasha is among the best. Not only is she highly skilled, she creates a nurturing, caring, and warm atmosphere where healing can take place on many levels. I started going for treatments of an arthritic thumb and after 6 weeks the pain has been cut at least 75% and is only sporadic. We are also working on other areas of body and mind that need attention/treatment. I always leave feeling uplifted, stress-free, and buoyant. I feel very lucky that I found Tasha and would recommend her to everyone.”

—S.H.

Testimonials for Natasha


“Working with Natasha to alleviate anemia, I’ve also experienced immediate relief from chronic symptoms and aches and pains and have increased my overall sense of well being.”

—B.W.

Testimonials for Danielle


Danielle Melanson is an incredible acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner! Although I’ve only been a patient of Danielle’s for a few months it seems like I’ve known her for years. Danielle is a friendly, caring, professional, intuitive, and knowledgeable health care provider.

-C.S., 53yo Female

Read about our highly skilled team!

Elixia Wellness Group Practitioners

Our goal is to bring holistic medicine to the forefront of medical care. Alternative medicine should not be alternative, but can become your primary and first choice for healthcare. Bringing holistic medicine into the mainstream, in an environment where people from our community and surrounding communities feel comfortable and well-cared for is our goal. Quality, accessibility and caring spirit is what you will find within our clinic. We aim to provide specialty and general care to everyone who believes that treating the root cause and whole person is the path for long term well-being, bringing vitally and full life.

Practitioners

Dr. Ryan Minarik – Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist [Owner]
Dr. Minarik has a special interest in sports medicine, being active in many sports himself. Techniques such as prolotherapy and PRP have given him the tools to treat conditions that other medical treatments have not been able to address.

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Dr. Kai Herman – Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Herman’s background in fitness, nutritional and lifestyle counseling allow her to be a cohesive part of Elixia Wellness Group in its mission to help people transform themselves.

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Dr. Terry Ycasas – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Ycasas employs traditional chiropractic adjustments that many are familiar with, as well as subtle, yet profound techniques such as Torque Release and Craniosacral therapy.

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Dr. Rex Crites – Doctor of Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiologist
Welcome our newest physician at Elixia! Dr. Crites is certified in Applied Kinesiology and has taken over Dr Weeks’ AK practice since he left for Thailand.

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Dr. Lauren Ward-Selinger

Dr. Lauren Ward-Selinger – Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Ward-Selinger has a well balanced approach to wellness, utilizing both naturopathic and conventional modalities to find a safe, healthy, and natural approach for treatment.

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Danielle Melanson – Acupuncturist
Danielle’s focus is stress management and women’s health including infertility. Her goal is that through education, open heartedness and a supportive environment, every patient will find their own level of optimal health.

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Melody Short – Acupuncturist
Melody is a second-generation practitioner of general Chinese family medicine with a particular love for her specialties of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine. Her style of acupuncture is known for its gentleness and extremely thin needles.

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Natasha Colburn – Acupuncturist
Natasha has been practicing acupuncture since 1999. She currently has been using Kiiko Style, which uses specific palpation techniques to determine the deeper structural and constitutional imbalances which may underlie a patient’s symptoms.

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Ken Reader – Aesthetician, Massage Therapist
Ken has extensive training in Structural manipulation, Reiki, Zen Shiatsu and Reflexology. As an aesthetician, he is recognized by both YONKA and DERMALOGICA as an advanced technician, well trained and educated in skin conditions and how to correct them.

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Sarah Miscoe – Massage Therapist
Sarah is a highly skilled, proficient and intuitive therapist. She incorporates her extensive knowledge of deep tissue, soft tissue, myofacial and trigger point techniques, as well as interactive and passive movement, streching and orthopedic muscle testing when called for to create a customized massage for each of her clients.

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Want to join our team? We will contact you about availability.
Fax your CV to: 503.234.6094

Staff

Lynsey Minarik – Office Manager [Owner]

Cindy St. Onge – Reception

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Kelli Schaaff – Billing, Reception

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Shay Marovich – Reception