Dr. Jenni Ricker, DC
After completing her degree in Exercise Science with a focus in physical therapy from Western Washington University, Dr. Ricker spent a year gaining experience at Natural Way Chiropractic in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Ricker then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, graduating cum laude.
In 2009, she established The Health and Wellness Clinic, PLLC with the goal of offering collaborative natural medicine that ensures all aspects of patient’s health are addressed. Dr. Ricker provides personal attention with a specific and detailed approach to care. She is what is known as a diversified practitioner meaning she utilizes the most appropriate adjusting technique for the patient and problem.
Special interests include wellness, pediatric and pregnancy care, and sports injury. Dr. Ricker is certified in Webster Protocal, a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment, the goal of which is to allow the baby to comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. She is also a certified FAKTR and Graston practitioner, with tools to address soft tissue and fascial distortion. Stretches, strengthening exercises, posture training and ergonomic education for every patient gives them tools to ensure a healthy lifestyle beyond their initial complaint.
Dr. Nadya Assaf Rubinstein, ND, CPM, LMP
Dr. Nadya Assaf Rubinstein is graduate of Bastyr University’s Naturopathic Doctoral and midwifery programs. She and her husband opened their clinic, Natural Reflections Healthcare, in 2010. Their clinic offers naturopathic healthcare to all ages. Dr. Nadya’s specialties include midwifery, pediatrics, women’s health, thyroid, depression and anxiety, lactation/breastfeeding support, and fertility support.
She received her Masters in Human Development specializing in Human Lactation where she spent several hours working with mothers and babies addressing lactation issues. Since a young age, she has been passionate about being a doctor. Thanks to a long-time mentor and friend, she learned about Naturopathic Medicine and her dream of helping others became a reality. Dr. Nadya Assaf Rubinstein enjoys working with the individual and supporting the wisdom of the body in healing itself.
“Naturopathic Medicine has so much to offer my patients. I tailor treatment plans to the individual. Herbs, homeopathic remedies, water therapies, diet and lifestyle counseling are used when appropriate to address the underlying cause of symptoms. It is important to me that I address the whole person when deciding on a treatment plan.”
Dr. Joshua Rubinstein, ND
Dr. Joshua Rubinstein is a graduate of Bastyr University where he received his doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in practice since 2004. In addition to seeing patients, for the past 10 years he has taught the minor surgery courses for Bastyr University. He uses this knowledge to help patients with various skin disorders.
Dr. Joshua Rubinstein uses a very gentle form of manipulation along with a combination of nutrition, herbs and homeopathy for patients suffering from pain.
“I believe in the body’s inherent healing power. Often, if the body is left alone and allowed to function properly, it will heal itself…it’s more about removing obstacles to cure rather than adding on more to our busy routines.”
Vicki Lundsford-Hartzog, NTP, BEC
Vicki is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Body Ecology Diet (BED) Coach, has completed Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) through Advanced Clinical Training, and is the founder of Pura Vida Northwest. Guiding people on their journey to a more balanced and healthy lifestyle, while ultimately helping them feel the best they possibly can, is her passion.
Her interest in health began as a teenager after her health issues from Candida dramatically improved once she changed her diet – leading her to discover of the power of food and its drastic effect on one’s overall health and well-being. Many years later, she discovered the Body Ecology Diet – a way of life that was originally designed to rid people of yeast and fungus. With an increase in popularity, it was discovered that relief from a variety of issues was being experienced once people had integrated the 7 Body Ecology principles into their lives. This includes, but is not limited to, IBS, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and many families even found their autistic children making terrific improvements!
Vicki offers Body Ecology Coaching sessions, Nutrition Response Testing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and can occasionally be found teaching classes or leading cooking demonstrations locally.
Jiwan Shakti K Genceli
Jiwan Shakti’s goal is to “Address Dis-Ease to Prevent Disease”. She strives to do this by providing simple affordable support and education to help women and children safely and effectively reach their health goals before disease sets in. She listens closely and thoroughly to you to understand your unique situation. After careful analysis of the information, Dr. Genceli uses the timeless wisdom of the science of life (Āyurveda) and applies it to your current reality. She then empowers you with knowledge and understanding about the causative factors that are involved, how to remove or address the cause and bring ease and a healthy balance in body-mind-spirit. She incorporates Āyurvedic treatments, Yoga, massage and cranial sacral therapy as needed.
Women & Children issues: pain, headache, ADHD, digestive health, focus & calm, coping mechanisms for stress, menstruation, pre-conception, conception, IVF support, prenatal, post-partum, menopause, breast health.
Dr. Genceli has taught as an adjunct faculty member for the Masters Level Āyurrvedic Sciences Program at Bastyr University since 2014. She has also served on the faculty of the Āyurvedic Institute and enjoys teaching and mentoring medical professionals who want to incorporate the wisdom of Āyurveda into their work. Her main studies in Āyurveda culminated in over 3 years of full-time study with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Āyurvedic Institute in the US and his clinics in India. She has been a Certified Āyurvedic Practitioner since 2009, Prenatal Yoga instructor since 2007 and Massage Therapist since 2004. Her initial career as an Engineering Scientist provided a solid foundation on which to study the body and the science of life. For more information: www.BridgesToWellness.com
Gail Clevenger, LAc
Gail has always been interested in health and wellness. As a child she wanted to pursue a career as either a medical doctor or veterinarian and she was impassioned with helping people (and animals!). As she grew up and started learning more about the human body it became clear that Western Medicine, although powerful and appropriate in certain situations, was not the best path to health. She learned how the powerful effects of holistic medicine and the importance of treating the whole person, rather than focusing on the symptoms, leads to wellness.
The profound changes she experienced after a series of acupuncture treatments inspired Gail to explore Chinese medicine and pursue a career as an acupuncturist. Gail graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2003. She has learned that we are each our own special mosaic of biochemistry, emotions and spirit. She finds great joy in discovering the path that can best assist each patient towards improved health and wellness and believes with healthy food, mindset and lifestyle choices healing is available to each of us.
Gail specialized in pain management. Her experience as a massage therapist for 13 years coupled with her continued exploration of the brain and body lends to Gail’s expertise in dealing with pain management. She works with patients of all ages and collaborates with practitioners in other fields of wellness when necessary.
When Gail isn’t practicing acupuncture she can be found running through forest trails, practicing yoga, exploring ways of being a better human or bouncing on the trampoline with her two kiddos. She looks forward to collaborating with you in achieving optimum health, balance and joy in your life.
Tina Palmer, LMP
Tina found body work later in life, being called to massage through a love of comforting and nurturing having spent over five years as a doula. Tina enjoyed working with and nurturing women and families going through this big transition in life. She especially enjoyed the physical comfort and emotional support that opportunity provided. Tina feels massage is another way for her to provide comfort, guiding her clients toward healing.
Tina’s goal as a therapist is to provide massage that meets the clients every need, as well as give them tools they can use at home. She is well versed in: Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. The connection between fascial restriction, pain, and loss of function is something Tina understands well as an avid runner and the basis for her love of myofascial work. Tina is well versed in: Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.
Suzanne Pardee, LMP, CAP, RYT, MPA
Suzanne promotes health and well-being by providing massage that is both relaxing and therapeutic. She combines techniques from the Swedish, Trager, Āyurvedic, Kiatsu Pressure Point, and Medical Massage to create a gentle, healing experience.
Suzanne has helped a wide range of clients to improve how they feel and function – from children to seniors, expectant mothers to athletes, and computer/ tech workers to whiplash patients. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Practitioner, Suzanne Pardee is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Āyurvedic Practitioner, having taught yoga in the Edmonds area since 2000. Suzanne enjoys sharing her knowledge of Yoga and Āyurveda with her clients, providing suggestions to improve health or reduce pain.
Sean McDonald, LMP
Sean came to massage a little later in life. He spent 17 years working in the construction/maintenance field but has also worked as a certified nurses aid and a wheelchair service technician. His family has always worked in the health care field, his mother as a living skills counselor for United Cerebral Palsy Association, and his father worked at Rainer State Hospital. Sean felt his calling. He graduated from Ashmead school of Massage in 2005 and have been working in the field ever since. Over the years he has come to believe that the human body is born with the innate ability to heal itself and is confident in the combination of massage and chiropractic’s ability to aligning the body and open pathways for healing. Sean is well versed in trigger point, deep tissue, myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage and traction.
Sean enjoys camping, hiking , hunting, music festivals, yoga, and spending time with family in his down time.