Testimonials for Ken


“Ken has magic hands. As a massage and skin therapist , he does an amazing job of helping me maintain a healthy body as well as create the radiance on my skin. His massage style is soothing and relaxing. I feel energized and stress free after his treatment. Ken also has excellent understanding of the body as an experienced yoga instructor. He gives me great advice on exercises and stretching skills towards my body’s chronic spots. By having his treatment and the exercises he advises I feel my body has been making amazing improvements. Ken’s facial and Brow waxing are incredibly impressive. After the facial, I feel my skin is deeply cleansed, hydrated. More importantly over time I see the radiance on my skin. EVERY single time after I have Ken’s facial or brow wax it gets noticed and I am showered in compliments.”

—Y.Q.N.

Testimonials for Ken


“I have been very impressed by the massages I have received from Ken Reader. He offers all the best qualities of what one looks for in a good massage therapist. His touch is refined, experienced and sensitive to the body’s needs. As a massage therapist myself, I understand the rarity of finding a practitioner who embodies all of these qualities. I very much enjoy my sessions with Ken and look forward to a continued practioner/client relationship.”

—Elissa

Testimonials for Natasha


“I have been a physician for 25 years. It is always interesting to see the faces of my patients when I tell them that my health care provider is my acupuncturist. I always tell them that when I am sick the first person I call is Tasha. Unfortunately, there is still a great deal of skepticism about the benefits of acupuncture among the medical community and the public. I can attest by personal experience, and that of my patients, that acupuncture is a very effective and valid healing method. Tasha has been my caregiver for the last 6 years, she is not only an excellent acupuncturist she is also a wonderful person. I refer many of my patients to her and all of them share the same opinion. I highly recommend Tasha not only as a patient but also as a physician who has seen the benefit and excellent results that she has achieved with my own patients that I have referred to her.”

—Y. L. MD

Testimonials for Danielle


It’s not hard to find a doctor. It’s hard to find a healer. Danielle Melanson is truly a healer! I am delighted to have found her. My experience with acupuncture has been healing and profoundly relaxing.

-L.B., 44yo Female

Testimonials for Dr. Minarik


I’ve been seeing Dr Minarik for 4 or 5 years now and the level of care he provides the wealth of knowledge he possesses in my mind goes unrivaled. Even now living in California I still fly back regularly to visit with him about various health concerns.

-Anonymous

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

Testimonials for Dr. Weeks


I have seen Dr. Weeks several times and each time he offers a new perspective on my injuries/ailments and gives concrete advice on how to get my body to it’s optimal place of healing. I have recommended Dr. Weeks to several friends and family. Thanks!

-Anonymous

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. 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 Jamie


“I really appreciate all of your work and greatly enjoyed the sessions we had over a years time. I truly learned so much from you and liked gaining knowledge about muscles and how the body works. I am still practicing some of the stretches you taught me. You are an inspiration, which is why I am writing. I just recently went to another career preview at East West College of Healing Arts.”

—S.U.

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