CZU Fire Support
In-Office, In-Person Services
(Covid-Safe, No-Cost Sessions; When you contact the pracititoner, inform them that you found them through CZUsupport.)
We have a wonderful team of Holistic Wellness practitioners offering complimentary services to those directly effected by the CZU Fire. In order to accommodate as many community members as possible, there is a one session per person limit. If you would like more than one private session with a pracititoner, reach out to us directly, email@example.com, and we will do our best to work with you to find creative solutions.
Contact one of the practitioners listed below directly to schedule.
Modalities Offered: Bodywork/Massage, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping)
Charmian Traynor is a licensed acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist in the state of California. She currently operates a private practice in Santa Cruz and San Jose, CA.
Charmian Traynor LAc, LMT specializes in acupuncture for pain management, women’s health and Shiatsu massage therapy. She skillfully integrates acupuncture and massage to alleviate her patients’ discomfort and pain symptoms. She is also a certified yoga instructor and uses her knowledge of yoga to help her patients with therapeutic exercises that increase strength, flexibility, and ease in the body. Charmian takes quality time with each patient and pays attention to what each person needs on a deep level.
To schedule an appointment, contact Charmian:
Modalities Offered: Coaching/Counseling, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping)
To schedule an appointment contact Corey:
To schedule an appointment, contact Debra
Debra Maya L.Ac.
Modalities: Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping, Herbal Consultation, Movement Therapy, TCM Consultation, Trauma Clearing, Energy Healing
I am an Acupuncturist and Holistic Health practitioner, trained in Santa Cruz by some of the nation’s leaders in Integrative Health. My roots in healing were planted when I began learning about the enormously rich array of herbs that grow locally, and how to use them as food and medicine. This passion continued to blossom as I expanded my studies in herbalism, nutrition, energy work, and acupuncture.
I specialize in Chronic Immune, Pain, and Fatigue challenges, and focus on whole body wellness and individualized health care. Through overcoming my own complex health challenges, I have accumulated a wealth of experience and information that I consider a gift to share.
Consultations include medical history, constitutional evaluation, personalized nutrition, herbal, and supplement protocols, exercises and other therapeutic recommendations. Acupuncture sessions include integrative Meridian Source Wellness therapeutics and are transformative, meditative, and help bring the entire body and being back to balance.
Modalities Offered: TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping)
I’m a long time Santa Cruz resident and have been a Licensed Acupuncturist since 1999. My practice mainly focuses on health maintenance, pain reduction, and basic chill out. I can provide herbal and supplement recommendations or I can order product for you. My office sessions are limited the following: acupuncture, ear needles, ear seeds, magnets, and cupping. Stay safe.
Additional Information: Patients are welcome on Saturdays and Sundays. Please schedule your initial appointment through www.flourishsc.com or https://tinyurl.com/y5zp8o5r
To schedule an appointment contact Diana:
J. Jay Lashbrook
Modalities Offered: Chiropractic
I’m a non-therapeudic chiropractor that provides conservative chiropractic care to help improve the human performance through a properly aligned nerve system.
To schedule an appointment contact J. Jay:
To schedule an appointment contact Dr. Mariposa:
Dr. Mariposa Bernstein, L.Ac, DAOM
Modalities Offered: TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping)
Dr. Mariposa has been in private practice since 1988, and continues to travel and teach around the country. She is a sought-after lecturer and has presented numerously at Cabrillo College of Aptos, the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, Dominican Hospital of Santa Cruz, and the West Coast and Michigan Women’s Music Festivals. Her ceaseless pursuit of herbal and healing wisdom on behalf of women in particular generated an interest by the public in her work on menopause, which culminated in the publishing of a guide and audio recording for women going through menopause in 1997, called “Menopause: a Comprehensive Approach “.
Mariposa lives in Santa Cruz, California. A decade ago, she earned a Doctoral degree in Applied Oriental Medicine from her alma mater, Five Branches University, where she is also a faculty member and lecturer.
To schedule an appointment contact Dr. Nancy:
Dr. Nancy Lowe DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac
Modalities Offered: TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping), Trauma Clearing, EFT.
Nancy Lowe has both a California state acupuncture license and a national license.
She began her career in holistic health over 30 years ago with an interest in natural foods and nutrition. She became a certified massage therapist and soon afterward she was enrolled at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her acupuncture license in 1987. She has been a professor at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1994. In 2008 after 2 years of rigorous study with many eminent Chinese and American practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM], which included study at Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou China; she received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine [DAOM].
Nancy continues to study energy and herbal medicine as it applies to the body, mind and spirit. She brings a comprehensive skill set to the treatment room and has the tools to address each patients unique set of health issues from those of the physical body to those of the spirit.
We live in interesting times and we need support on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Emotional Freedom Techniques [EFT] and Chinese Medicine are a potent combination to provide that comprehensive support.
Modalities Offered: Bodywork/Massage, Reiki
Offering Massage therapy for 20 years specializing in therapeutic oil massage and traditional Thai Massage. Yoga instructor since 2003 specializing in Hatha Yoga.
To schedule an appointment contact Sidney:
Modalities Offered: Ayurvedic Bodywork, Warm Oil Lymphatic Massage, Lung and Eye Treatments
Talya Lutzker is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, yoga teacher, cookbook author, and one of the most accessible Ayurveda teachers online today.
She’s the founder of The Nourish Your Body With Ayurveda Bootcamp, The RAD Cleanse (Radiance Ayurveda Detox), and Ayurveda Starter School.
She’s specialized in Ayurvedic bodywork since 2004 and would love to support those in our beloved Santa Cruz community who’ve lost their homes due to the CZU Lightning Fire.
To schedule an appointment contact Talya:
To schedule an appointment contact Rachael:
Modalities Offered: Coaching/Counseling, CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Bowenwork (+ ear seeds, cupping, acupressure if desired)
Rachael Williams is a certified Bowenwork practitioner as well as a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has always been drawn to the healing arts and loves to be able to help people cultivate a sense of peace (physical and non-physical). Bowenwork has been likened to the homeopathy of bodywork; it gently stimulates the body to heal itself. Bowenwork primarily works within the fascial system and through direct, hands-on stretching of the tendons/muscles at various attachment sites, instructs the central nervous system to check in with the tension levels at these location. If there’s an imbalance in the way the structures are being held, the body will adjust itself. Bowenwork, in addition to being powerful for alleviating chronic pain and misalignments, is incredibly nourishing for the nervous system–helping the body enter and stay in a state of parasympathetic (rest and digest) dominance. Beautiful treatment for trauma.
Additional Information: Rachael requires a virtual session with all new clients prior to scheduling in person services. Reach out to her directly to schedule your virtual session.
To schedule an appointment contact Suzy:
Modalities Offered: Reiki, Reflexology
Suzy is a certified Reflexologist trained in the Tennent Technique of Reflexology, Suzy has been in private practice since 2007 when she launched her personal chef business, taking care of her clients through whole and natural food, a short 4 years later Suzy achieved her goal to become a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and in 2018 she started studying Reflexology, Reiki and Acupressure.
Suzy is currently a Professional member of the Reflexology Association of California, and has a private practice in San Jose and Santa Cruz since 2019, offering reflexology, nutrition coaching, and reiki energy healing to individual clients and onsite at corporate facilities.
Suzy is passionate about Functional Medicine and has seen first hand how Reflexology, Functional Nutrition, Reiki, and meditation has not only benefited her life but also her family’s health since she began her journey back in 1997
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture, Ear Seeds, Acupressure, Cupping)
Time slots are limited due to COVID-19.
To schedule an appointment contact Suzi:
To schedule an appointment contact Wendy:
Modalities Offered: Bodywork/Massage, Energy Healing
I have over 10 years of experience and specialize in therapeutic work and Polarity. I don’t do pregnancy massage.
Additional Information: Wendy is only available to clients who have a note from either their medical doctor or chiropractor. Otherwise, she is available for mobile services. To schedule an appointment, please call or text her at the number above. She will have an intake conversation with you that includes a health screening. For mobile services, she needs to ensure that there is suffficient space for her table, shade, healthy air quality, parking and road access.