Francene Carls

Hypnotherapist/ counsel


Mandala ♦ ️Francene Carls, MA, CHT, Hypnotherapist, Educator, and Spiritual counsel. Francene holds an MA in Depth Psychology, has trained with Dr. C.P. Estés in Jungian Psychology at her Archetypal & Cross-Cultural Institute, as well as her intensive teacher trainings on Women Who Run With the Wolves. Ms. Carls has studied Mindfulness, is a Grief Support Counselor at Hospice and has a private practice in Santa Cruz, Ca.

♦️ She teaches Soul-focused groups, for maidens and women, based on the inspirational text, Women Who Run with the Wolves; Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.

♦️ She conducts Rite of Passage ceremonies for maidens, BlessingWays for expectant mamas, weddings, & memorials.

♦️ Kindly contact Francene

 email: (
 phone: 831-335-5554

Jenny Johnston, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Planting Seeds of Wellness with...

  • Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
  • Lifestyle and Nutrition Counseling
  • Massage Therapy
  • Doula Services

(831) 535-3785,
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website (

Jenny is a California Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine. She completed a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches Institute in 2011 with over 3200 hours of comprehensive academic and clinical training in Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage, Western Biomedicine, and Dietetics. During her training, she apprenticed with local experts Frank He, L.Ac., and Holly Guzman, L.Ac., in orthopedics, neuro-musculo-skeletal issues, internal medicine, immunology, fertility, and women's health.

Jenny came to Acupuncture school with a background of training in massage therapy and yoga instruction through Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, Twin Lakes Healing Arts, and Heartwood Institute, and has been practicing therapeutic bodywork since 2006 using a combination of Swedish, Orthopedic Shiatsu, Tuina, Prenatal, Deep Tissue and Structural Balance. She enjoys planting seeds of wellness in her patients and empowering people to take an active roll in helping these seeds to grow and flourish.

Jenny is especially passionate about caring for women in preparation for and during their perinatal year. In 2010, she completed a Doula training before volunteering as an Acupuncturist and Doula at an all natural birthing and health clinic called Yayasan Bumi Sehat in Bali, Indonesia. She has studied acupuncture for the childbearing year extensively with pregnancy and childbirth expert Raven Lang, M.S., L.Ac, and with labor and delivery expert Claudia Citkovitz, M.S., L.Ac., at Lutheran Medical Center in New York. All the while she was becoming a mother herself. She advanced her studies in the area of fertility through working directly with expert Dr. Angela Wu, L.Ac., in San Francisco, as a practitioner at Revive Acupuncture for Fertility in Fremont, and through becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). She is a member of Santa Cruz Birth Network and Birthpoint Acupuncture Group. She strives to help women achieve a safe, healthy, and satisfying transition into motherhood.

On a personal note, Jenny comes from a biomedical family lineage, and has a strong passion to learn about her nature and align her life with that nature. She deeply enjoys being a mama to a wonderful daughter, a beekeeper & gardener, a dancer & singer, a yogini, and one who lives gratefully attuned to the rhythms of the Earth and her wisdom.

Linda Handley

Massage Therapist
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(831) 435-9007

About Linda


I specialize in a blend of therapeutic deep tissue and relaxing, long-stroke Swedish massage. I am particularly interested in helping people heal from injuries and work through chronic pain and limitations. I strive to understand the foundational issues leading to discomfort or pain, and I customize each massage to meet my client’s current needs. My work has been described as “both soulful and precise.”

I graduated from the Heartwood Institute of Massage Therapy in 1995 with over 750 hours of massage education. I am now continuing my study of clinical deep tissue massage at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland.

About Deep Tissue Massage

While Swedish massage relaxes the superficial muscles and stimulates the flow of blood and lymph, deep tissue massage focuses in on deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, including fascia and ligaments. Deep tissue massage can help to relax and lengthen chronically contracted muscles while facilitating the release of toxins from the muscle. It can also help to break up and reduce scar tissue, leading to increased flexibility and range of motion. Contrary to popular belief, deep tissue massage does not need to be painful in order to work. Deep pressure can be applied slowly and gradually, allowing the fascia to soften and the muscle to relax without resistance. Both Swedish and deep tissue massage have been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate, decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and increase levels of the mood enhancing and stabilizing hormones dopamine and serotonin.

Prices :
$65 for 60 minutes
$85 for 90 minutes
$5 off of each session when you pay for four or more sessions in advance.

I am able to offer a sliding scale to a limited number of clients. If you are interested in working with me and are unable to afford these prices, please contact me to talk about sliding scale options.

Please note that 60 minute sessions are best for a full body massage with one area of deep tissue focus (i.e. upper back, hips, or neck), or solely deep tissue focused on two or three areas.

If you would like a full body massage with two or three areas of deep tissue focus, or solely deep tissue focused on three or more areas, in order to allow enough time I ask that you please book a 90 minute session.

Michelle Laasi


(408) 446-4411,  email (

Ida Leong

MD/ Anthroposophical Medicine

(831) 272-4324,  

Dr. Sally Sherriff, L.Ac., DAOM, M.TCM, C.TOM.

(831) 295-6327,  

Schedule an appointment


Dr. Sally Sherriff is founder and director of Healthy Dragon Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude, in Chinese Language and Culture from San Francisco State University. She spent 2 years studying Chinese language in Taiwan and then moved to Japan, where she spent six years studying Japanese language and Traditional Japanese Medicine. She received Certification in Traditional Oriental Medicine, in Japan, 1993.

She holds a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1999 and received her doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2017.

She is Associate Professor at Five Branches University where she teaches Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Sally specializes in pediatrics, family health, allergy & pain relief. When she is not in her clinic or teaching, she enjoys gardening, yoga, studying, singing, playing harp and cooking. She also delights in spending time with her husband, their two children and her extended family.

For in-depth evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and herbal & nutritional recommendations steeped in the ancient wisdom of Traditional Asian Medicine, contact Dr. Sally Sherriff (831) 295-6327

Deborah Vitale


(831) 239-5854,  email (