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Healthcare Naturally!

Welcome! Alternative Healthcare is a growing area of healthcare as patients ask more questions about what they are putting into their bodies.  At The Healing Collaborative, healthcare naturally is our byword and with a variety of practitioners under one roof we are working towards making alternative healthcare more accessible. Together we are committed to providing and guidance to all those who desire good health. Our site includes various presentations, assessments, scientific articles and case studies to aid in your quest for perfect health.

Please be welcome while you peruse our site and get introduced to our various practitioners.  We are committed to your health and wellbeing.

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Meet Our Practitioners

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  • Rick Sanchez
    Certified Massage Therapist


    Rick Sanchez is a Certified Massage therapist that specializes in muscle recovery.  His modalities include Therapeutic Massage, Myo Fascial Therapy, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu.  He is additionally a CrossFit Certified Instructor.

  • Erin Gamble
    Pilates Teacher and Exercise Physiologist


    Erin is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She has over 20 years of experience teaching Pilates, movement, and therapeutic exercise. Her love of learning has led to her earning Pilates Advanced Specializations in Core Control & Systems, Essential Biomechanics, and Post-Rehabilitation. She has worked in rehabilitation clinics and personal training studios assisting clients with injuries as well as pre/postpartum clients and athletes. Her passion is helping people move better with less pain in all stages of life. 

  • Stephanie Thompson
    Certified Massage Therapist


    With 20 years of experience and 1,500 hours in certifications, Stephanie brings a very holistic approach to her massage table. She uses circulatory massage, stretching, body treatments, and lymphatic drainage techniques to help her clients achieve an overall sense of well-being.

  • Dr.
    Dawn Arredondo
    DTCM, MTCM, L.Ac.
    Licensed Acupuncturist & Sifu in Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan


    Her areas of expertise and continuing education include Chinese Energetic Medicine, Yang Family Taijiquan, Daoist Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm), Yiquan (Mind/Intent Boxing), as well as the ancient Qigong (energy skill), Shengong (spirit skill), and Neigong (inner skill) training associated with these different combat traditions.

  • Dr.
    Trinette Gilbert


    Chiropractic and massage combined in a 30-minute treatment.  50 minutes massage therapy sessions available with an experienced licensed massage therapist.  Pilates rehabilitation and/or fitness sessions available using the reformer, trapeze table, chair, and mat.  In-house billing for Chiropractic, Massage, and Pilates. Provider of most insurance.

  • Dr.
    Deena Hakim


    Dr. Deena Hakim integrates Chiropractic and Myofascial Release, which includes stretching, trigger point therapy and postural exercises.  Massage is available for her patients by licensed massage therapists. Active care options of one-on-one yoga and pilates sessions available.

  • Lauren Racusin
    Licensed Aesthetician


    High-performance European skin care including peels, microdermabrasion, lightening treatments, and facial and body waxing.  Beauty treatments, including brow shaping, eyelash tinting, all-natural mineral makeup application, and instruction.  Recommendations for personalized skin care regimens for home use. Check out Lauren's products at:


    I have enjoyed the Healing Collaborative to the fullest! All the staff are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The massage chairs in the waiting room certainly add to the experience. 

    First, I enjoyed a birthday treat of massage and a facial which left me supple and relaxed. 

    Another visit was to see Dr Gilbert for chiropractic. I woke up in the morning with such a bad back that I could barely walk. My plan for the day was to take a very long run in marathon prep. I was afraid without this run, I wouldn't be able to do the upcoming marathon. Dr Gilbert saw me. The results were amazing! I walked out of the office with no pain or discomfort, enjoyed my long run, and smiled all 26 miles of trail two weeks later. It felt like a miracle.

    Sarah D.
misty mountains


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Office Hours

Office Hours variable by Practitioner. For appointment Information please contact individual Practitioner.

Pacific Grove Office


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