More than a medical appointment, our Comprehensive Wellness Assessments are an opportunity to have medical and holistic aspects of your health evaluated. You will gain an understanding of the underlying causes of your condition and receive a personalized Care Plan – a roadmap of what you need to achieve optimal health.

Comprehensive Wellness Assessments take place over the period of a few weeks, centered around an intensive appointment with a two-doctor team (or just one doctor, if preferred). Comprehensive Wellness Assessments include specialized testing, personalized nutrition, supplement & medication review and prescription, fitness guidance, and mind-body health. Each experience is tailored to your personal needs.

What Does a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment Include?

  • Review of outside medical records and labs
  • Review of medications and supplements
  • Comprehensive, individualized lab work-up
  • Personalized health risk assessment questionnaires including lifestyle and mind-body factors
  • Complete analysis of all blood work, additional testing, diet and mind-body questionnaires
  • Face time with your two doctor team during an un-rushed holistic visit
  • Physical examination including advanced in-office testing as appropriate
  • A personalized Care Plan – a written report summarizing our findings and mapping out your pathway to health over the next 3-12 months
  • Medication/supplement review for optimal dosing, potential interactions
  • Recommendations regarding vitamins and supplements tailored to personalized needs & physiology
  • Lifestyle change recommendations and teaching materials to help you put it into practice

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Plan

These assessments are perfect for our out of town and local guests who wish to have the expertise of both a conventional Medical Doctor and a Naturopathic Doctor or a Functional Medicine Doctor. Your two-doctor team will provide conventional and natural medicine treatment options to prevent and reverse health challenges such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation, stress and depression. These assessments are a unique opportunity to have two doctor’s meet with you, hear your story and create a treatment plan that is the best of conventional and natural medicine.



sauna-874x610Let us customize your wellness care to best suit your specific needs and goals. We offer several established packages from which to choose, and our doctors and practitioners can create unique plans to enhance your wellbeing. Health transformation packages are available for chronic pain and arthritis recovery; healing from the inside out; immune enhancement; medically supervised detoxification; pre- and post-surgery healing; weight transformation and lifestyle change. Contact us to for an appointment to discuss these packages and your customized wellness care.

Comprehensive Women’s Health Assessment

Our comprehensive women’s health assessment focuses on women’s reproductive health and well-being from adolescence to post-menopause. Our team will attend to health women’s issues from contraception to fertility to post-menopausal symptoms. We help women find balance, naturally. We provide a safe environment for education, counseling, nutrition and addressing the unique concerns of all women from adolescence to post menopause. Comprehensive assessments are personalized and may include:

  • Blood and saliva tests of hormones and body chemistry
  • Bone densitometry measurement
  • Full physical exam including body composition testing  and basal metabolic rate
  • Pelvic exam with gentle pap if indicated
  • Discussion of all natural and conventional treatment options including lifestyle management (nutrition, exercise, stress management skills), vitamins and herbal medicine and bio-identical hormones.

Comprehensive Holistic Mental Health Assessment

We offer a humanistic, comprehensive treatment approach to emotional and physical health and well-being. Holistic Mental Health supports the self-healing process through the power of relationship and the ability to change your beliefs and emotional state. A comprehensive assessment includes identifying the development of the mental/emotional/spiritual challenge, neurotransmitter deficiencies, brain nutrition and lifestyle choices (such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, addictions, and environmental exposure). Our approach includes lifestyle prescriptions and support, mind-body techniques such as transpersonal and neuro-hypnotherapy, mindfulness, stress management tools, breath work, meditation techniques, guided imagery and emotional transformation therapy. Emotional Transformation Therapy (Lightbox) is a form of energy medicine using light, color and peripheral eye stimulation to change old stuck emotions, thoughts, behaviors or states of pain to a healthier, desirable, more empowered experience. Our Naturopathic Psychologist is an expert in both supplement and herbal support to treat depression, fatigue, insomnia and anxiety while journeying to find balance.  Conventional medications are an option during this healing process and we seek to discover with you the lowest effective dose for your unique situation.

Cardiovascular Second Opinion

  • In-depth Cardiovascular Second Opinion Assessment with Dr. Guarneri
  • Medical Practice’ proprietary health assessment questionnaires
  • Complete analysis of all blood work
  • Complete review and analysis of all cardiovascular testing
  • Physical examination including body composition analysis, basal metabolic rate, and endothelial function

Osteopathic Consultation

The Osteopathic Doctor specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) serves as an agent of change to alleviate acute and chronic pain, physical limitations and diseases by utilizing their hands to change anatomy and physiology to improve your health. These osteopaths honor the patient’s innate ability to heal themselves by acknowledging the body’s structure and function are interrelated. Changing structure in any system of the body has the ability to positively affect disease outcomes.  This is a lower risk, less invasive approach than prescription medications and surgeries. A Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) is a fully-licensed physician whose education parallels the Medical Doctor (M.D.) model but also includes training in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Patients suffering from chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions such as back or neck pain often experience benefits and resolution when treated by a D.O.  Other health concerns in the gastro-intestinal, respiratory, cardiac or any other system, caused by somatic dysfunction/structural issues can also be improved.

Naturopathic Health Consultation

For people seeking natural and holistic alternatives, we offer comprehensive natural health consultations. We specialize in “conundrums” and undiagnosed symptoms, second opinions, and alternatives to drugs and surgeries. Our approach focuses on your health and life goals; we work with you to find answers, help your understand your health, and make informed choices about treatment options (both natural and conventional).  Our comprehensive assessments include:

  • Medical Practice’ proprietary health assessment questionnaires
  • Complete analysis of all blood work, additional testing, food diary and mind-body questionnaires
  • Physical examination including body composition, ankle-brachial index, endothelial function and muscular skeletal analysis
  • Personalized health assessment and diagnosis
  • Full discussion on conventional and natural treatments to prevent and treat disease
  • Suggestions on integrative preventative care and wellness planning options including botanical and mind-body medicine.
  • Comprehensive treatment plans tailored to your health goals
  • Specific recommendations regarding vitamins and supplements tailored to personalized needs
  • Mind-Body techniques and recommendations to decrease stress and enhance resiliency
  • Health education materials

Our naturopathic doctors will communicate with your other healthcare providers all results and recommendations (if desired)

Integrative Nurse Coaching Service

At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, our one-on-one Integrative Nurse Coaching Service is a key component to the successful implementation of lifestyle changes for health. Our service is especially helpful for new patients following their Comprehensive Wellness Assessment when they begin their prescribed journey for healing and optimal wellness. Integrative Nurse Coaches handle questions, assist in establishing goals, provide support and encouragement, and build on patients’ strengths.  Goals often seem more attainable. Patients rave about the empowerment that Integrative Nurse Coaches provide for them to work through issues and identify opportunities — that it is an additional level of support in their healing journey that they appreciate and rely upon to manifest significant changes.

Integrative Nurse Coaching is for patients/clients with chronic conditions or those that would like to prevent illness and promote wellness.  Explore mutual strategies and active engagement for reaching goals and maintaining focus.

Integrative Nurse Coaching is a skilled, purposeful, results-oriented and structured client interaction that is provided by Registered Nurses (RN) to promote achievement of client goals. It is the skillful use of evidence-based conversations, clinical interventions and strategies to safely and actively engage clients. Integrative Nurse Coaches work with the whole person using principles and modalities that integrate body, mind, emotion, spirit and environment to promote health, wellness and well-being.  Integrative Nurse Coaches are supportive and encouraging, building on the client’s strengths in a collaborative and co-creative process.  Integrative Nurse Coaches provide guidance and resources to the client who is the expert on their own needs and choices.

Integrative Nurse Coaching may be purchased as a package or as individual sessions at $120. per hour session by phone.  A minimum of three sessions has been found to be most beneficial. Three counseling sessions are $360, and a four-session package is $450. We recommend speaking to your doctor for their recommendation based on your conditions and needs, but a referral is not required.

Thyroid Health

The thyroid gland drives metabolism and so much more.  Accurate assessment and diagnosis are at the heart of our approach. Treatment options are individualized and range from nutrition to pharmaceutical interventions.

  • Comprehensive evaluation (beyond TSH)
  • Auto-immune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s, Grave’s)
  • Perinatal thyroiditis
  • Sub-acute thyroiditis
  • Evaluation & management of nodules, including thyroid cancer
  • Biopsies including AFIRMA testing and genetic markerS
  • Second opinions on thyroid ablations, “normal” labs, and surgery

Environmental Exposure And Medical Detoxification

Modern life places us at risk for exposure to chemicals, metals, and other substances known to negatively affect health.  Before embarking on a “detox” it is critical to measure the body burden of toxicants, and the body’s ability to metabolize toxins.  Once known, an individualized medical detoxicification program is designed using evidence-based methods to ensure safe and effective treatment.

  • Environmental exposure assessment questionnaire
  • Individualized recommendations on lab testing for metals, chemicals, and organ function (billed to insurance)
  • Physical examination including body composition, basal metabolic rate, signs of toxin’s effects
  • Individualized medical detoxification plan including recommended supplements and nutrition recommendations to optimize toxin clearance and to support the body’s own detoxification pathways
  • Chelation, if indicated
  • Sauna, if indicated
  • IV therapy, if indicated

Repeat lab testing to monitor progress and organ function (billed to insurance)

Cleanse and Purify Mind and Body

  • 21 Day Nutrition Program that includes an elimination diet, whole organic hypoallergenic foods plus a protein powder with nutrients to support digestion and the liver. Following the elimination phase, you will receive support and instruction on how to challenge foods to determine food sensitivities, plus instruction on how to transition to a long term healthy lifestyle.
  • 6 far-infrared sauna treatments
  • 2 mind-body sessions to identify and remove beliefs in the way of achieving your health goals
  • 2 nutritional counseling sessions to guide you in developing an individualized food plan. This includes supplemental support for your digestive system with a focus on gut healing, reducing inflammation and restoring immune function.
  • 2 IV micronutrient infusions at the beginning of the program and 1 infusion at midpoint

Description: A cleanse is a means to detoxify and purify your body and mind in preparation to begin a new food program as the foundation of health. The goal is to remove allergenic foods and to increase the body’s ability to neutralize and remove toxins. This program includes detoxifying your mind of the thoughts and beliefs contributing to unhealthy habits. This comprehensive detoxification program is a reset button opening a new way to tending the garden of your life.

Immune Enhancement

  • 6 Constitutional Hydrotherapy sessions
  • 2 Peat Baths
  • 2 Nutritional counseling sessions to introduce an anti-inflammatory approach to eating, which will become for you a way of life. You will receive recommendations of nutraceutical support for your unique situation.
  • 2 mind-body sessions to engage your relaxation system and turn off the hormones causing the detrimental health effects of stress. Teach and empower you to take charge of the stress in your life and improve self-care.
  • 2 IV micronutrient infusions at the beginning and 1 infusion at midpoint

Description: The goal of Immune enhancement is to support a healthier, more balanced immune system. We will begin with food as medicine and teach you about an anti-inflammatory food program. Constitutional hydrotherapy, which is the therapeutic use of hot and cold water has been found to enhance the immune system, improve circulation, promote detoxification and increase the vitality of the body. Peat baths stimulate the immune system and metabolism, as well as enhance relaxation. Understanding the stress connection and improving self care round out the balance needed to support a healthy immune system.

Clean and Lean Weight Loss and Detox Program

Description: Pacific Pearl’s natural, research-supported fat and weight loss program

Get lean, lose weight, and feel vibrant with our personalized, proven program using non-stimulant supplements and shakes, healthy food, weekly group support, medical supervision, body composition and education.

  • Personalized 90-day Nutrition Plan.
  • Clean & Lean Weekly Group Visits: Join us to learn, get support, stay on track, share success.
  • Food User Manual: What to eat and why it matters.
  • Body Composition Analysis: Measure and understand what your body really needs.

Chronic Pain and Arthritis Recovery

  • 1 session for a complete Musculoskeletal Assessment and exercise prescription program
  • 6 Peat or Herbal Baths or Medicinal Peat Peloids
  • 6 Far-Infrared Saunas
  • 2 Nutritional counseling sessions to create an anti-inflammatory diet with nutraceutical anti-inflammatory and analgesic support
  • 2 IV Micronutrient infusions at the beginning and 1 infusion at midpoint

Description: A comprehensive program for individuals suffering with arthritis and pain that includes a supplemented anti-inflammatory food program with an individualized exercise regimen that evolves with increased range of motion and wellbeing. Peat baths have been utilized throughout the world for rheumatic disease, osteoarthritis and pain. Peat peloids are packs used for more concentrated treatments of a particular area. Infrared saunas warm and loosen the joints allowing for greater mobility and increased quality of life.

Healing from the Inside Out

  • Healing Touch
  • Hypnosis
  • Aromatherapy
  • Amethyst-infused BioMat Restoration

Description: Healing Touch is a hands on healing therapy that balances the human energy system. This relaxing therapy promotes health and healing. It is useful for pre and post procedure or surgery. It is found to decrease stress, pain and anxiety as well as symptoms of PTSD.

Pre-Surgery and Post-Surgery for Enhanced Healing

  • 1 Session to discuss the upcoming surgery and provide a 10 to 30 day pre-surgery protocol and a 6 week post surgery protocol with dietary recommendations that support the type of surgery being received.
  • 1 Hypnotherapy session to create the state for an optimal outcome and maximal benefit
  • 1 IV micronutrient infusion before surgery and 1 IV micronutrient infusion after surgery
  • 1 post surgery and treatment follow up session

Description: Mind and body preparation for surgery enhances the time of healing and comfort during recovery. The supplementation used enhances the immune system and decreases the risk of infection. Homeopathy or flower essences are an energetic medicine that supports the natural innate healing of the mind-body. Hypnotherapy provides a medium to intend and visualize the surgery experience you desire and its outcome.

The Healing Retreat

  • Foot treatment
  • Far-Infrared Sauna
  • 60 minute massage
  • 2 hours

Description: Heal and revive with this restorative retreat designed to stimulate internal organ function with vital flex point therapy on the feet, cleanse and detoxify in the sauna and finally flush the lymphatic and completely rejuvenate with a full body custom massage.

The Healing Submerge

  • Foot treatment
  • Herbal Bath
  • 60 minute massage
  • 2 hours

Description: Let yourself release with this healing submerge of the feet in a soothing peppermint eucalyptus soak, pressure point massage to the feet then slip into our beautiful basin and relax while soaking in herbal infused water with scents of lemon grass and grapefruit to increase metabolism and cleanse the skin. Finally, drift away during your customized 60 minute massage to relax deeper muscles and increase circulation

The Healing Pearl

  • Herbal Bath
  • Rest and relax
  • Far-infrared Sauna Session
  • 60 minute Massage
  • 2.5 Hours

Description: The ultimate in detoxifying and purging sessions, The healing pearl is a process of cleansing and transformation in our basin of healing herbal infused water to relax and increase circulation, the far infrared sauna to induce perspiration and purge the skin cells, and a customized massage to boost the immune system and gently massage deeper muscles that will leave you feeling cleansed and transformed.


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Pacific Pearl La Jolla offers a unique range of services and treatments by caring, highly-skilled certified practitioners. Guests are welcome to join us for Comprehensive Assessments, Individual Appointments, Services, and Classes.

Our complete list of services includes: Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine; Acupuncture; Personalized Nutrition; Dietary and Supplemental Recommendations; Food Sensitivity Testing; Vitamin Injections and IV Infusions; Massage Therapy; Bodywork; BioMat Therapy; Constitutional Hydrotherapy; Copper Tub Peat and Herbal Baths; Foot Bath Therapy; Infrared Sauna; Craniosacral Therapy; Healing Touch/Biofield Therapy; Hypnosis; Mindfulness Counseling; Esthetician Services – Skin Care and Facials, many featuring world-renowned Epicuren products.

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We offer Spa Specials throughout the year. These may include special pricing, special combinations and/or a complimentary Epicuren product. Check the top section of our homepage to see events and specials.

We also have lifestyle programs like our Destination Health: Unleash Your Healing Potential 12-week program to get you on track for optimal health and wellness. For Destination Health link here.   And, Link here for more suggestions on our Take Action page.

See the detailed descriptions linked below for some featured services.



Acupuncture is the ancient art and science of inserting very fine needles into specific points on the skin to relieve a variety of medical problems. This method encourages the body to naturally heal itself and improve its functioning. Acupuncture can help treat current issues, help heal previous problems, and help prevent new ones.

During an acupuncture treatment, very fine single-use, disposable needles are inserted into various points on the body. Patients typically feel nothing or only a very slight pinch as the needles are inserted. Sometimes heat or mild electrical stimulation is applied to the site of the needle insertion.


The classical Chinese explanation for the effectiveness of acupuncture is that channels of energy run through the body and over its surface in regular patterns. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction to movement in the meridians dams up the energy on one side, while cutting off the supply downstream. By applying the needles at the right points along the meridians, the obstructions are unblocked and the proper flow of energy is restored.

The scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the body to release natural chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These substances either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of other chemicals or hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The needles also reduce muscle spasm and cause a healing response at the site of insertion. We know from studies using fMRI (functional MRI) scans that acupuncture can positively change the blood flow in the brain. Numerous other well-designed studies show that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and other conditions.

Most importantly, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing and promotes improved energy and better physical and emotional well-being.


Medical acupuncture can influence three areas of health: promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, and treatment of various medical conditions. Our medical acupuncturists will address all three at each of your acupuncture treatments.

While medical acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it actually has much broader applications. Medical acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support to other modalities of medical treatment. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of medical problems.

Our physicians often recommend acupuncture as the primary or supportive treatment for a wide variety of conditions:

Back and neck pain. Acupuncture is highly effective for back pain, including sciatica, radiculopathy, sacroiliitis (including ankylosing spondylitis), and disc problems, including bulges and herniation. And much more…!

Cancer treatment. Acupuncture can be a valuable adjunctive treatment to help relieve the side effects of conventional cancer care. It is helpful for chemotherapy side effects such as nausea, mucositis, fatigue and peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can also help with the side effects of radiation therapy, including dry mouth, colitis, cystitis, and pain.

Chronic pain. Pain issues, including spinal, pelvic and abdominal pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, are all responsive to acupuncture treatment.

Digestive problems. Nausea, morning sickness, diarrhea, constipation, reflux (GERD), and vomiting can all be helped by acupuncture. Both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are also often helped by acupuncture.

Men’s health issues. Common male health problems can be helped by acupuncture, including benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), prostadynia, low libido, and general sexual health.

Neurological problems. The symptoms of many neurological problems are often improved by acupuncture treatment. Headaches, including chronic daily headaches, tension headaches, and migraines are often very responsive to acupuncture. Other conditions that are helped by acupuncture include carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy, neuralgia, post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), and peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can also be helpful with stroke rehabilitation.

Psychological problems. Acupuncture is often highly effective for reducing symptoms from psychological problems including anxiety, depression, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Respiratory problems. Breathing problems, including asthma, seasonal environmental allergies, sinusitis, sore throat, and recurrent chest infections, can all be helped by acupuncture.

Sports injuries and joint problems. Pain and lack of mobility from sports injuries and joint problems can be helped by acupuncture. Acute sports pain and injury, bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), and rotator cuff impingement all usually respond well to treatment.

Urinary tract problems. Acupuncture can be helpful for relieving the symptoms of interstitial cystitis and kidney stones.

Women’s health issues. We have found that women’s health issues can be very responsive to acupuncture. In particular, our physicians often recommend acupuncture as a main or additional treatment for infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual problems, menopause symptoms, low libido, and sexual health.

Other health issues. Acupuncture can be helpful for a variety of other health problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), hives, insomnia, Meniere’s disease (vertigo), smoking cessation.

Wellness. One of the most profound benefits of acupuncture is its ability to produce a state of well-being. People often feel like they “float out of a treatment.” Our patients who come in regularly report they get sick less often and enjoy having their minor aches and pains taken away. The early acupuncturists were only paid if they kept their patients healthy. Perhaps this is the direction we should be going, too?

And much more…



During your acupuncture treatment, single-use, very fine, hair-like needles will be placed in various therapeutic areas of your body. Most people hardly feel them being inserted; some may experience a mild pinch. Once the needles are in place, you won’t be aware of them. The needles are left in place for anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on your condition. During that time you’ll listen to calming music and rest quietly—you may even fall asleep! In total, your acupuncture treatment will usually take 30-60 minutes.



Usually not. In fact, just the opposite. Patients often feel deeply rested and replenished—sometimes even quite euphoric—after a treatment. Occasionally a bruise will develop where a needle was inserted. These are usually small, of no concern, and heal quickly.

Our needles are disposable and single-use, so the risk of infection is minimal. Puncture of an underlying organ is a very remote possibility.



Our approach to acupuncture treatment is completely individualized, so the length of treatment varies from person to person. Treatments are usually divided into a treatment or replenishing phase, followed by a maintenance phase. In general, complex or long-standing conditions will require more intensive treatment— initially, one treatment a week may be necessary. Then, as the patient improves, they will need less frequent treatments. For acute problems, fewer visits are usually required. Our physicians recommend medical acupuncture only if they think you will genuinely benefit. They also monitor you carefully for treatment effectiveness.



To maximize your treatment benefits, we recommend that you generally take things easy for six to 24 hours. Avoid heavy exercise or exertion, alcohol, sexual activity, large or heavy meals, and foods that are very hot, very cold, or spicy. Continue to take any prescription medicine as directed by your personal physician.

Healing Touch


Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy or biofield therpy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your biofield to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with conventional medical care. At the Pacific Pearl, we have Healing Touch practitioners with decades of experience.



Energy healing is the art of correcting imbalances in the body’s flow of energy. The human body generates an electromagnetic field. Measurements of this field are often used in conventional medicine to diagnose illness and disease. For example, we commonly use electroencephalograms (EEGs) to measure brain activity, electrocardiograms (EKGs) to chart heart activity, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to get detailed looks inside the body.


This electromagnetic field or biofield around the body can also be detected without instruments by a trained energy therapist. An imbalance in the biofield can eventually lead to physical disease. Restoring balance in the field aids in healing the body, mind, spirit and emotions.



Anyone can benefit from receiving Healing Touch. Because Healing Touch practitioners can sense electromagnetic field imbalances, even before they affect the physical body, individuals can benefit from energy treatments to help prevent illness and enhance healing.



During an energy healing treatment, the client will relax on a massage table with clothes on. The practitioner assesses the patient’s energy field and determines if there are any imbalances or energy field disturbances. There are various different techniques to be used, based on the client’s need. The client may experience a warm sensation and even a tingling or vibration. It is very common for a patient to feel relaxed, comforted, and even fall asleep during a treatment.



Your therapist will evaluate this and let you know how many treatments you will need.

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After the treatment, patients may feel relaxed and should rest if possible before resuming normal activities. We suggest that you drink lots of water and refrain from strenuous activity and heavy exercise for six to 24 hours following a treatment.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is massage with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. Although therapeutic massage is often relaxing, the goal of the session is to have a therapeutic effect. Ancient cultures embraced therapeutic massage as a form of medical treatment. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged, Ayurveda or traditional Indian medicine, uses massage with aromatic oils and spices, and massage has roots in Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures.

Therapeutic goals can vary considerably depending on your individual needs. In some cases, massage is recommended by your health professional and may be performed as part of a treatment plan or protocol. For example, following an injury, therapeutic massage may be recommended to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility. Likewise, therapeutic massage can be used to supplement wound care, help with edema or swelling, cancer care, and a variety of other conditions. Research has shown massage decreases post-surgical pain, improves back pain, boosts the immune system and enhances healing. Psychologists frequently recommend massage in their work. In addition to having physical benefits, therapeutic massage can also be psychologically beneficial and may be used to increase trust, promote relaxation, alleviate severe depression, or to treat other conditions. Over 200 types of massage exist. At Pacific Pearl we offer massage as an individual treatment or part of a therapeutic healing package.

  • Deep Tissue Massage: This is a deep massage meant to reach deep into your muscles and “unstick” the fibers they contain. This is done by deep muscle compression and putting friction along the grain of the muscle. It is especially good for muscle damage from an injury such as whiplash or back strain, and it helps release toxins and break patterns of tension.
  • Sports Massage: This massage is meant to help prevent athletic injury, relieve swelling, fatigue and muscle tension, increase flexibility and help enhance athletic performance. It can be used before, during and after an athletic event. The techniques used depend on the needs of the athlete.
  • Swedish Massage: This is likely the most common type of massage, sometimes referred to as ‘traditional massage.’ It was developed by a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, in the 1820. Techniques include long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping and shaking motions that affect the nerves, muscles and glands. Swedish massage is ideal for relaxation, increasing circulation and restoring energy.


Hypnosis is trance-like state that causes heightened focus and concentration. It can help you achieve a focused state of mind by encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax. This creates an opportunity to communicate deeply and directly with the subconscious mind, which is the storehouse of all experiences. The inner resources of the subconscious mind have within itself access to both the cause and the cure of any discord in our life. Hypnotherapy helps you access your own inner guidance and create positive and long-lasting changes.



Your subconscious mind is the control center deep within your brain that directs everything you do, like the software in your computer. The subconscious mind doesn’t think or evaluate. That’s the job of your conscious mind, which stands guard and allows only what it wants to happen, like the input from your keyboard. If we wish to change behavior or thought patterns that originate deep in the subconscious mind, we must put the conscious mind “to sleep” and talk directly to the subconscious mind. The trance-like state of hypnosis is a very effective technique for accessing the subconscious mind. There’s nothing unnatural about it—each of us goes through this state at least twice daily, as we go to sleep and as we awaken.

At the Pacific Pearl, we use modern hypnotherapy protocols to create a light trance state. In this state, you are more suggestible and willing to accept new information, without the “sentinel conscious mind” checking all incoming communications. Your hypnotherapist can then make positive suggestions, which you will store in your mind, basically reprogramming it to accept or reject certain beliefs or patterns of behavior. The desire of the subconscious is so strong that it will always override a conscious desire.



Hypnotherapy can be very effective for treating addictions, phobias, traumas, habitual behavior, and stress-related conditions. The interaction of mind/body can be demonstrated when, during a hypnotic trance, breathing, heart rate, and metabolism can be slowed, allergic reactions stopped, and pain reduced.

At Pacific pearl we offer a unique integrative smoking cessation program that combines hypnotherapy with ear acupuncture to help you quit smoking and alleviate the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.



During your hypnotherapy treatment, you’ll lie fully clothed in a comfortable recliner chair or on a treatment table in a quiet room. Your hypnotherapist will use relaxing mental images and verbal repetition in a soothing voice to help you relax. Once relaxed, the therapist will gently suggest ways for you to achieve your goal, such as smoking cessation, feeling less pain or anxiety. Your therapist may help you visualize yourself accomplishing your goals. When the session is over, you come out of the relaxed state naturally, or your therapist will gently take you out.

Despite everything you’ve seen in the media, you will never do anything under hypnosis that your moral code or spiritual awareness will not allow. You will not divulge any “secrets” while under hypnosis. You will be aware of everything that happens and what is said. In fact, many clients don’t feel as if they have been hypnotized until they experience the positive changes in their life for which they sought hypnotherapy.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on technique performed by a chiropractor or one of our naturopathic doctors. The technique is thought to improve the fluid movement of the craniosacral system—the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, as well as the attached bones, including the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (the cranium) and down the spine to the tailbone. Improving the fluid movement may enhance and complement the body’s natural healing mechanisms.



Craniosacral therapy is said to improve fluid movement in the systems throughout the body. Improved fluid movement can enhance many body functions: the provision of nutrients to cells; the removal of toxins and waste products from tissues; the circulation of immune cells; the delivery of fresh blood to organs and tissues; and the movement of cerebral spinal fluid.

What conditions can be treated by Craniosacral therapy? Craniosacral therapy can benefit anyone who wants to achieve an optimal and balanced state, where the body’s systems are working in harmony with each other. Craniosacral therapy can enhance the body’s resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Motor coordination impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or immune disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Post-surgical dysfunction



You will lie fully clothed on a padded table. The therapist begins by placing his or her hands on your body. The cranium (skull) and the sacrum (tailbone) are very often where most of the touch occurs; other body parts may be gently contacted.

During a session, the central nervous system calms down and a deep sense of relaxation occurs. As the mind becomes more still, the patient can often sense movements of energy or releases in specific areas of the body. Each session is further individualized according to patient response.


Hydrotherapy is nature’s age-old therapy of using hot and cold water for healing. It’s not fancy, sexy, or backed by clinical trials, but it works, strengthening the immune system, speeding healing and recovery, and stimulating your innate healing capacity. Three types of hydrotherapy offered include constitutional hydrotherapy, hot fomentation and peat baths.

Constitutional Hydrotherapy is a series of hot and cold compresses applied to the chest, abdomen and back in conjunction with a mild micro-current stimulation to the back and abdomen. Constitutional hydrotherapy has been found to enhance the immune system, improve circulation, promote detoxification and increase the vitality of the body.

Hot fomentation is generally used to treat pain, congestion and inflammation. It is a vigorous treatment using heat and cold mitten friction by the practitioner. This treatment is particularly effective for some acute conditions such as bronchitis, chest colds and pleurisy.

Balneotherapy is the use of therapeutic baths, peloids and other natural substances for the prevention and treatment of disease. At Pacific Pearl we offer Peat baths using a special moss that has been used as a medicinal substance in baths and peloid packs in Europe for the past 200 years. Therapeutic bathing is an ancient art and one of the oldest medical procedures. Our solid copper tub isn’t only indulgent and relaxing, the copper is grounding and detoxifying. Peat bath stimulates the immune system and metabolism. It has been used extensively with HIV. Peat is known for its antiviral and anti-neoplastic effects. Peat baths have also been used for rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, skin conditions, etc. Practitioners who administer peat baths are skillful administrators of the treatment and individuals are screened before doing full-body immersion hyperthermia. Throughout the therapeutic bath, the patient’s heart rate, temperature and experience are monitored as well as hydration. Following the peat bath, the patient lies on a table and receives manual traction to the spine and gentle energy bodywork.

Detox Treatment


At Pacific Pearl, we understand that every person has something different in mind when they ask about “Detox” and we offer options ranging from 7, 14, or 21 day guided cleanses to the most rigorous, science-based testing available to accurately measure your bio-burden of toxicants such as heavy metals. We also look at genetic factors that can affect your body’s ability to metabolize and clear toxicants. We help you weigh the short and long term health risks and benefits of detox options and provide medically-supervised oral and IV chelation therapy when appropriate. Individualized natural product recommendations and nutrition advice to optimize your body’s own detoxification are always part of our approach.

A 21 day cleanse is offered several times per year through our group visit program. Join with a friend and make new ones as you learn about your body and support each other although a transformative cleansing process that will revive your mind, body, and spirit.




Safe/healthy management**

You may continue your work and other activities through the detox.

Support and stimulate “organs of elimination”, Skin, bowel (liver, intestines), kidney, lungs

Mental/emotional clearing

Initiate a long-term shift toward healthier living



People with inflammatory conditions (arthritis, allergies)

People with food cravings/sensitivities

People who need a re-set button to help shift to a healthier eating regimen

People experiencing fatigue, digestive concerns and mental fogginess

Lifestyle Counseling

The old wisdom that there is no substitute for good health and vital well-being is a driving concept for the staff at Pacific pearl. We offer a variety of opportunities to improve your health and well-being, wherever you may be in your particular journey. From stress reduction to genetic testing, we can create a personalized plan for you to enhance your health and well-being—body, mind and spirit.

Many patients, who first came to us for the relief of chronic pain, remain with us long after the problem is gone because we help them stay pain-free via wellness and lifestyle coaching. We also have many patients who don’t have a specific health problem but are seeking proactive ways to maintain their health and well-being. Our aim is to get you from illness to wellness and then keep you well. To help you achieve optimal good health, we may suggest the use of specific supplements for your individual needs, based on your physiology, health challenges, and lifestyle.

Skin Care


This a luxurious anti-aging lifting facial utilizing the Peptide elixir, will leave your skin looks radiant and luminous. Problem areas get a double dose of lifting and tightening ingredients accompanied by a relaxing, firming facial massage. Includes hand treatment.


This results-oriented facial utilizes a unique protein enzyme that dramatically lifts, tightens, and firms facial skin, simulates cell metabolism to improve the skin’s appearance.


This facial addresses the main areas of concern for clients dealing with acne. This treatment utilizes a unique combination of exfoliating enzymes, sulfur, and probiotics as an alternative to traditional methods, resulting in a noticeably clearer complexion.


The exotic cocktail of fruits creates a powerful protective sealant for the skin. This extremely for all skin types. Perfect for symptoms of large pores size, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. The super antioxidants will nourish, cool and refresh your skin.


This facial is a tribute to the classic gentlemen’s barber shop, where hot towels and massage are staples of the experience. A refreshing deep cleanse and thorough exfoliation lead to total relaxation as the stress and tension are worked out of neck, shoulders and scalp.


Aromatic essential oils gently massaged into your skin, providing nourishment and moisture. This treatment will invigorate your skin, relax your soul and relieve stress. Extractions included.

Specialized Skin Treatments

Not all wrinkle remedies come from a bottle or a surgeon’s scalpel. Facial massage can be alternative way to stimulate circulation and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. When performed regularly, facial massage brings nourishing blood to the skin, stimulating cell growth. Facial massage also tightens facial muscles and release tension, which provides immediately noticeable effects, such as increased radiance.

Gua Sha face massage is Chinese lymph facial massage that widely used in the beauty industry to improve the appearance of the skin from the inside out. However, lymph facial massage has other benefits as well it stimulates the circulation of white blood cells to enhance immunity. It reduces swelling and inflammation and deeply relaxing.

During an ultrasonic high-speed vibration is used to should off dead skin cells without damaging any living tissue. Noninvasive and gentle, yet cleansing, removes dirt and excess oil, rejuvenate your skin.

This is a proven and patented light to medium peel that exfoliates, bleaches and inhibits pigment production. This peel helps repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smooth skin texture.

The rich antioxidant eye treatment minimizes wrinkles and fades dark circles, leaving the eyes looking younger and more radiant.

This treatment features all the benefits of deep pro collagen essences. Its preventive anti-aging properties help regenerate the skin around the lips. Full and dewy, soft and supple, diminish fine lines, revitalize and plump.

This treatment includes hand massage

Bikini Brazilian-(ladies only) Underarms

Brow Wax Lip/Chin – Full Face Wax

The Healing Retreat

  • Foot treatment
  • Far-infrared Sauna
  • 60 minute massage
  • 2 hours

Description: Heal and revive with this restorative retreat designed to stimulate internal organ function with vital flex point therapy on the feet, cleanse and detoxify in the sauna and finally flush the lymphatic and completely rejuvenate with a full body custom massage.

The Healing Submerge

  • Foot treatment
  • Herbal Bath
  • 60 minute massage
  • 2 hours

Description: Let yourself release with this healing submerge of the feet in a soothing peppermint eucalyptus soak, pressure point massage to the feet then slip into our beautiful basin and relax while soaking in herbal infused water with scents of lemon grass and grapefruit to increase metabolism and cleanse the skin. Finally, drift away during your customized 60 minute massage to relax deeper muscles and increase circulation

The Healing Pearl

  • Herbal Bath
  • Rest and relax
  • Far-infrared Sauna Session
  • 60 minute Massage
  • 2.5 Hours

Description: The ultimate in detoxifying and purging sessions, The healing pearl is a process of cleansing and transformation in our basin of healing herbal infused water to relax and increase circulation, the far infrared sauna to induce perspiration and purge the skin cells, and a customized massage to boost the immune system and gently massage deeper muscles that will leave you feeling cleansed and transformed.

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