During his last year at U.C. Berkely, Matt started studying Tai Chi Chuan (Jan. 1978). His first teacher, Lenzie Williams, is a senior student of Benjamin (Pang Jeng) Lo. After 2 years, Matt moved to San Diego to study Chi Kun (“Taoist Yoga”) with SiFu Share K. Lew, a temple trained Taoist Monk from Yellow Dragon Monastery on Luo Fo Mountain in Southern China.
Matt continued to study Tai Chi Chuan with Master Abraham Lin, a classmate of Ben Lo, who are both senior students of Cheng Man Ching, who founded the “short form” of Tai Chi which ist he most popular style of Tai Chi in the U.S.
After learning Tui Na from SiFu Lew, Matt completed his Holistic Health Practitioner’s Certifcation in a 1000 hour education at the Institute of Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego. Matt also was their Tai Chi teacher for 9 years.
From 1984 to 1987, Matt studied acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, where he also taught acupuncture for a few years. He continued his acupuncture studies after graduation to become Board Certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics (treatment of soft tissue injuries).
Matt started practicing at the Encinitas Acupuncture and Massage Center in 1989 and is one of the partner/owners of that facility. His treatments are a skillful blend of acupuncture and bodywork. Matt alos gives lessons in Tai Chi and Chi Kung there also.
For the past 25 years Lisa has been researching the importance of diet, exercise, lifestyle and herbal and nutritional supplementation to support her client's health. She uses the Bio Meridian diagnostic screening to detect energetic imbalances in the body and incorporates the NAET Allergy Elimination Technique for patients with acute and chronic allergies.
Wesley A. Boyce completed his B.S. in Biology at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in 1982 and went to work in the pharmaceutical industry long enough to become disenchanted with the indiscriminate use of drug therapy. He then returned to school and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling at Cal State Fullerton in 1987 and began his career as a Deep Tissue Massage Therapist that same year. He traveled around Asia and upon returning to California he joined the Encinitas Acupuncture and Massage when it was still called the Massage Center in 1990. In 1995 Wes graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine passed his state boards and began practicing Acupuncture. He is a Diplomat with the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics.
When treating the musculo-skeletal system, Wes works deeply into the soft tissues to create release and circulation close to the bone. It is here where blood vessels and nerves are especially compressed by tight, fibrotic muscle, tendon and facia. He promotes pain relief and increases range of motion at this level using a variety of modalities including myofacial release, neuromuscular techniques, sports massage, stretching, and foot reflexogy. Wes also treats many other internal systemic disorders such as sinusitis, depression, insomnia, and immune deficiency using nutrition, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Christiane Stefanoff's interest in natural healing and promotion of well-being began in her early twenties when she obtained a degree in psychology with a minor in biology from San Diego State University. She continued on in receiving her massage license and while working with an acupuncturist was impressed with the wide range of ailments he was able to treat and the many patients he was able to help.Read more: Christiane Stefanoff
Donna has a both a state and national license in Acupuncture and Herbology.
She completed her Holistic Health Practioner's license in 1986 and has 1200 hrs plus of massage training in addition to 25 years of full time experience. She has had her acupuncture/herbology license for 12 years. This program was a 4 year degree and she is both state and nationally certified.
Donna most often does combination acupuncture/massage treatments with recommended life style enhancements. Essential oils and linaments are commonly applied. Either modality is also singularly offered.
Her massages consist primarily of deep tissue,neuromuscular, and trigger point techniques for general aches, pains, and injury. No injury or pain then perhaps Donna's relaxing, restorative massage is what is needed.
She works with many different situations including emotional, and women's issues. Pregnancy massage and induction of labor with acupuncture is also in her scope of practice. She is a compassionate and caring practioner who is committed to helping others improve the quality of their life. All are welcome !
Donna is co-owner of the business and has been in practice at this establishment for 23 years.
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Mark started studying and giving bodywork in 1976, He now has thirty years experience in this field.
Open Monday Through Saturday, 9am to 6pm*
Phone: (760) 942-1128
Fax: (760) 942-3184
EAM is located at:
121 West E. Street.
Encinitas, Ca 92024