Wellness and Spa Treatments

Pacific Pearl La Jolla wide range of treatments can enhance your well being, vitality, health, and healing outcomes. We select only the most expert and seasoned spa treatment providers. These professionals engage regularly with our physicians and each other to keep their skills at an elite level.

Please call 858-459-6919 to book an appointment with one of our caring, highly-skilled certified practitioners.



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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.



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.

Custom Spa Packages


Our providers are sensitive to the individual needs of every single patient.  You may always ask for a brief consult with our health and healing practitioners to determine what would be best to suit your needs at that moment in your health journey.  Our patient favorite:

  • The Healing Pearl – The ultimate in detoxifying and cleansing sessions, designed to increase circulation and relaxation. $225

Soak in our copper tub filled of herbal infused water.

Time in the infrared sauna induces detoxification.

Then cool down and recharge as a customized massage performed on a               BioMat boosts your immune system and works deeper muscles, leaving               you to feel cleansed and transformed.


*Purchase 5 or more Wellness or Spa treatments, receive 10% off

Custom Breath and Bodywork


In an hour-long session, The Pearl’s certified breath and bodyworker Linda Vazin gently takes your hips, shoulders and spine through the essential ranges of joint motion. She uses stretching and body work to release muscle locks or limitations causing pain or inflexibility.

Both sedentary work and regular sports activity can cause muscles to become very tight, pulling the body out of alignment. A bodywork session helps loosen muscles, reducing stiffness and soreness. Still, muscles have memory, so continuing daily stretches help keep you limber and pain-free! You will leave with 15 recommended stretches to do on your own.

Read more about Linda here.


While most believe that everyone breathes in the same way, in truth, our life experiences can spark either positive or negative breathing patterns. The heartbroken, anxious, and ungrounded tend to breathe in a very shallow manner.  Constrained breathing can compound anxiety and mood disorders; it can even lead to medical issues.

Linda Vazin’s first breathwork session helps you learn about your unique breath pattern and how it affects your life.  During this session, Linda will evaluate your breath pattern and use various techniques to get you breathing deeply so as to support your health and mood. She will also introduce 3 different breath modalities, each with powerful benefits.


In this five-week individual breath- and life-coaching program, Linda helps you discover patterns that keep you from being happy and fulfilled. Despite our determination to pick a better partner, job, approach “the next time,” we often find ourselves repeating the same mistakes. Linda guides you in using breathwork and movement to change on a cellular level.

In this course, by using our breath and movement, we align the body with the mind. While talk therapy and medications can play important roles in happiness and health, incorporating breath and movement to release stuck emotions on a physical level has powerful effects as well. By forging connections between the mental and physical spheres, change can become effortless and permanent.

Each session consists of 45-60 minutes of coaching and sharing insights, and 1 hour of breathwork, movement, and sound healing. During the week, participants continue their healing journey with mindful living and journaling.

More questions about Linda Vazin’s incredible breath and bodywork? Call the Pearl at 858-459-6919 or ask your question here on our online form.

*Purchase 5 or more Wellness or Spa treatments, receive 10% off

*Purchase 5 or more Wellness or Spa treatments, receive 10% off

Craniosacral Therapy


Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on technique performed by  one of our Naturopathic Doctors (craniosacral) or by our Osteopathic Doctor (cranial osteopathy- see Osteopathy). 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.

Facials, PRP, LED and Microcurrent Treatments


We are now open during the week for facials and skincare treatments. At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we offer several signature facials and treatments year-round.



  • PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) –  PRP FACIAL REJUVENATION: Younger looking skin with the latest leading-edge therapy to achieve firmer and smoother skin by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. PRP Facial Rejuvenation uses the PRP in conjunction with a MicroPen.
    BENEFITS: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your blood, providing plasma that is rich in platelets and growth factors that stimulate a stem cell response. This stem cell response improves the skin’s integrity by stimulating the growth of new collagen and blood vessels to repair and revitalize damaged skin. PRP treatments can rejuvenate the skin to address fine lines, uneven skin tone, scarring, acne, hyperpigmentation and can help in slowing down and reversing the signs of aging. The benefits of one treatment can last up to two years as the skin continues to remodel.
  • REQUIRED: A 15-minute visit is required before a client can be seen for their PRP Facial to not only answer questions about the procedure and go over what to expect while healing, but to do a short medical history to assure patient is a candidate for procedure. There are some contraindications for PRP treatment including certain auto immune conditions, keloid scars, and acute rashes and these should be discussed prior to procedure day. (A $25 charge which will be applied toward PRP facial, if client is cleared for treatment).
  • SAFETY: If you are considering a PRP treatment, we recommend booking only with a highly reputable medical clinic or medi-spa like Pacific Pearl La Jolla, where you can ensure you are treated with brand-new sterile instruments, as well as a highly-trained and qualified expert.  Regardless of where you receive your treatment, do not hesitate to ask your provider to see your new packet before the treatment begins.  Along with your treatment results, your safety and comfort are paramount to us.


  • PRP Injection, as an add-on, is available for concentration in a specific area. PRP is injected directly into areas of most concern including, deep brow lines, smile lines, persistent scars, and lips (for reduced lines and plumping. Immediate all-natural plumping results (a natural alternative to Botox and fillers) with long-term skin changes due to continued collagen building from platelets and proteins within PRP

LEARN MORE: Our PRP Facial and PRP Injections for rejuvenation are provided by experts in this innovative procedure. For an appointment, please contact our office: 858-459-6919.

See PRP TREATMENT DETAILS and fees: link here.


  • LED (Light-emitting diode) – This light-based treatment gently warms the top layer of your skin to target the most visible fine lines and enlarged pores. Improvement in the texture of your skin usually is seen immediately after the first treatment.  As treatments continue, the light penetrates to address deeper wrinkles and discoloration. It is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment.  Reference: Review of LED case-studies, case series and randomized trials in medical literature revealed that differing wavelengths of light-emitting diode devices have many beneficial effects, including wound healing, acne treatment, sunburn prevention, phototherapy for facial rhytides, and skin rejuvenation. Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4479368/  Add-on, $10 per region.
  1. Blue Light:”spot/acne treatment” light penetrating about 0.5mm has the function of calming against skin rashes; suitable for the skin which is sensitive, oily and with skin rashes. It can adjust skin sebum secretion.
  2. Green Light:”discoloration treatment” can help to improve pigmentation issues that have come from causes such as sun damage. This treatment can help to fade the appearance of freckles, as well as age spots, sun spots, reddish and brown patches.
  3. Red Light:” wrinkle reducer” is suitable for any type of skin; it can reach derma to stimulate fiber cells. Heating can improve blood circulation and collagen albumen hyperplasia to help reduce wrinkles and make skin more elastic and smooth.
  4. Light Blue – all wave lengths are available in this mode.
  • Microcurrent – This therapy emits pulsating currents of extremely low-voltage electrical impulses (“micro currents”) modeled after the body’s own electrical currents. It stimulates facial muscles. It is often referred to as “facial toning” and has been used for decades to treat Bell’s Palsy (when one side of the face is paralyzed or muscle weakness causes drooping). Microcurrent also has been used for decades in physical therapy, for sports injuries, and to facilitate faster healing with wounds. The results of microcurrent facial treatment are subtle and accumulate over the weeks of your treatment series. Most clients see a toning in treated areas with the first treatment. Your microcurrent treatment add-on will add about 15 minutes to your facial for 3 regions. A series is recommended for best results with a maintenance procedure every four to eight weeks. See combination treatment, below.  (2 cheeks & upper lip/chin = 3 regions) (neck & décolletage  = 3 regions) Add-on, $30 per each region.


  • LED and Microcurrent Combination – This revolutionary combination of technologies is to treat signs of aging and skin problems.  It is a dual solution that pairs LED-light based treatment along with microcurrent therapy which emits pulsating currents of electricity on the cellular level. Results have been shown to include improved facial contour and skin tone, and reduced wrinkles often creating a more vibrant appearance –results vary with individuals and with the number of treatments. Results generally can be seen after one treatment. We recommend a series of six to 12 weekly sessions to achieve the optimal results. After that, a maintenance procedure every four to eight weeks is recommended to maintain the results. Many clients see noticeable results after one treatment. Treatments are approximately 35 minutes. You may add this combo to your signature facial or book the treatment without a facial. We suggest this combination treatment if you want to address the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles; promote production of cells & collagen; treat dark spots and reduce redness; and tighten saggy skin.   You may add-on additional regions, such as décolletage (1 region) and/or neck (2 regions) Note: décolletage is defined for treatment as inside the V-necklace area.   Face-only, 4 regions $160


  • Polishing the PearlOur Signature Firming Facial is a results oriented facial w/unique protein enzymes that stimulate cell metabolism to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. Dramatically lifts, tightens and visibly firms facial skin, increasing textural clarity and tone. $150
  • Hydrating the Pearl This Skin Quenching Facial addresses dry, dehydrated skin. The Hydrating Mineral Mask contains Copper, Magnesium and Zinc that restore the freshness and vitality of the skin. Rose Hips Oil and Aloe Vera calm and hydrate for total rejuvenation. $120
  • Cleaning the PearlThe Acne Clarify Facial targets inflammation, bacteria control, exfoliation and modulating oil production. The unique combination of exfoliating enzymes, sulfur, propolis and probiotics result in a noticeably clearer complexion. $115. Option: Consider LED Blue Light treatment to kill bacteria and adjust sebum secretion as add-on $10 per region.
  • Pampering the Pearl –  This Nourishing Propolis Treatment highlights Epicuren®’s powerful line of Propolis products. This amazing ingredient combined with Olive Oil, Noni and Omega 3,6,& 9 deeply hydrates, restores and nourishes. Perfect for sensitive skin. $120
  • Transforming the Pearl  – Seasonal Fruit Enzyme Facial is the perfect solution for symptoms of acne, large pore size, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. A refreshing seasonal enzymatic fruit puree dissolves lifeless cells while their seeds gently buff them away. These deliciously aromatic superfruits are packed full of Vitamin C, minerals, proteins, and age-defying anitoxidants to leave your skin looking smooth and vibrant. $130
  • All Signature Facials are compatible with LED and Microcurrent treatments.

Far Infra-red Sauna

Research has shown that far-infrared saunas help to ease pain, reduce stress, clear skin, remove toxins through sweat, and lower blood pressure.

Far infrared saunas heat the body directly rather than heating the air around your body.  Heating elements reflect heat in the form of light directed at the body.

In a far infrared sauna, just 20% of the heat goes to heating the air while the other 80% heats your body. This radiant heat penetrates the skin more deeply than traditional saunas. Because the air around your body is not heated, infrared saunas are more comfortable than traditional dry or wet saunas. The temperatures in far infrared saunas are lower.

Healing Touch


Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy or biofield therapy. 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. It is a modality that is offered by certified Healing Touch practitioners.  It is taught internationally and is used as a complementary modality at many medical facilities including Scripps Health in San Diego, CA. 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.



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.



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.



Hypnotherapy is the name of the therapeutic modality in which hypnosis is used. This therapy, provided by a certified hypnotherapy practitioner helps individuals heal from common medical conditions such as insomnia, acute and chronic pain, as well as phobias, addictions, depression and anxiety.

Your hypnotherapist guides you into a deep state of relaxation during which you remain fully conscious.  It can help you achieve a focused state of mind by encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax.  In hypnotherapy, you can be gently regressed to points in your life to discover root causes of patterns and help change them deep within the unconscious mind. Most individuals experience a comfortable sensation of heaviness or lightness and leave feeling like they have just awakened from a deep, restful sleep. 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.

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 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.



Duo Girl massage w living roomMassage Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension through pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Massages are customized for each patient, using techniques such as: Myo-fascial release; Trager approach; acupressure; trigger-point therapy; Swedish; circulatory; orthopedic/medical massage; neuro-muscular re-education.

Mobile Massage is available. Call to inquire.

Medical Hypnosis


Hypnosis is an induced state of deep relaxation during which you remain fully conscious. It helps people heal from common conditions such as insomnia, pain and anxiety, and with issues such as smoking cessation and weight loss. A certified practitioner guides you into a deep state of relaxation. It can help you achieve a focused state of mind by encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax.  Most individuals experience a comfortable sensation of heaviness or lightness and leave feeling like they have just awakened from a deep, restful sleep. 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.

During your hypnosis treatment, you’ll lie fully clothed in a comfortable recliner chair or on a treatment table in a quiet room. Your therapist 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 hypnosis.

“Rauni made all the difference! Her hypnotherapy imagery got me calm and asleep in her session with me instantly. She totally turned my fear to calm.”

Micro Current Neurofeedback

People with neurological, sleep, mood, and attention issues often don’t find relief with conventional treatments or would prefer to avoid intense conventional approaches and medications. These individuals are turning to minimally invasive Micro Current Neurofeedback to find relief.

At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we use the IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback system which is FDA Registered as a 510K Class II Medical Device. The company’s dozens of amazing testimonials from clients touch on its impact on many neurological, mood, and behavior issues.

Many brain studies have found that people with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other neurological conditions have high levels of delta brainwave activity . . .  Go to the Micro Current Neurofeedback page learn more and see the photos and video.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Joint Injections

Unleash the power in your own blood platelets (your blood’s “liquid gold”) to resume your walks, sports, and family activities. You CAN return to your regular workout, tennis schedule, or simply enjoy bounding up stairs again, pain-free.

Platelet-rich plasma is nothing more than a few tubes of your own drawn blood which is run through a centrifuge in a process that isolates its powerful platelets. These platelets are proteins that stimulate cell growth and differentiation. When the platelets are re-injected into your knee they help heal tendons, cartilage, and bone, and even boost production of joint or synovial fluid.

Platelets heal injured, damaged tissues in two ways:

  • by prompting stem cells to swarm the area
  • by providing the powerful blood plasma nutrients that feed the regenerating tissue

Because PRP injections consist of only your own blood with nothing added, allergic or other adverse reactions are not typically a risk.

Read more about PRP joint injections here.

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.