Modalities: Chiropractic, Kinesiology


Welcome! I’m Dr. Rick Schlussel. My patients call me "Dr. Rick". Your body has the innate ability to heal itself and my job is to remove the obstacles that are in the way of your healing. I work with you, based on your goals, to create and implement customized treatments to restore and maintain your vibrant health. I invite you to meet with me, step into your own healing power, live pain free, and experience optimal health and well being. I began my private practice in Auburn in 1992 after receiving degrees from UCLA and Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. My love of, and confidence in, natural healing and chiropractic has deepened through my years of practice and I look forward to working with you.


  • Doctor of Chiropractic, cum laude, September 1991, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, June 1988, University of California at Los Angeles

  • Certified Applied Kinesiology, May 1995, International College of Applied Kinesiology

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, November 1994, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West


Modalities: Massage


I started my journey with massage therapy after experiencing the profound healing benefits myself. Massage not only helped to restore my range of motion, reduce scar tissue and correct misalignment after a severe bike accident, it also addressed trauma that occurred with the head injury, healing anxiety and discomfort held in my mind and body. Along with a devoted yoga practice, it was massage therapy that connected all the pieces and supported a nurturing, whole recovery. I believe that in order to work with the deeper layers of restriction that are held in the body, relaxation is essential. Massage is inherently a spiritual act- a practice of presence, intention,  empathy and compassion - and I feel fortunate, with each and every massage, that this is what I can offer to you to further your own healing path.



In 2005 I graduated from a 750 hour  Massage Therapy program at Lakeside School of Massage in Madison, Wisconsin. Here I received a wonderful foundation of practical, clinical massage therapy from  gifted, insightful  teachers. Since then,  I have continued my studies in modalities that I feel compliment every massage  and help me to better address the needs of each individual, each session. I have knowledge of and experience in applying Neuro-muscular re-education, Shiatsu, Trigger Point,  Deep Tissue, Sports massage and  Myofascial Release techniques to a massage session that is rooted in the relaxing, rhythmic flow of Swedish massage. I also specialize in pre-natal massage and feel passionate about providing safe and effective care for women at this powerfully transformative stage in life.



In 2007, I graduated from a 1240-hour Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork program at Bryan College in Gold River, CA. I specialize in Deep Tissue, Trigger-point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Pre-natal Massage and I integrate Swedish techniques throughout the session to relax the muscle tissue.

Modalities: Massage


It has been my mission in this life, from a very young age, to help as many people as I can to feel free from pain; and in doing so, give them peace and calm, so they can live their best lives. I strive to provide a calm, serene atmosphere where one can relax and unwind; experiencing a professional and healing Massage Therapy session.

Each session is tailored to the needs of the individual, always working towards the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit. I promise to maintain a safe and ethical healing environment in an effort to ensure that all my clients will feel comfortable and welcomed at all times.



Modalities: Skin Care


Love the skin you are in!


With over fifteen years experience and maintaining a successful practice in Santa Barbara County, I look forward to working together with you to achieve the healthy, glowing and youthful skin you have always dreamed of.


In my youth I was surrounded by many cultures and healers which have allowed me to provide a relaxing, peaceful, yet results-oriented facial practice, using natural and organic products that I have researched and trust. I look forward to sharing my experience to help you achieve your skincare goals.



I graduated from the Santa Barbara  School of Barbering and Cosmetologist in 2003 as a licensed Aesthetician. I am also a Certified DNA practitioner and have continued my education obtaining diplomas in many different modalities including Ayurveda, Reiki, Specialized Massage techniques, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, Waxing, Advanced Extraction Technique, Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massage, Thai Massage, Fascia Blasting, and Resistance Flexibility Level 1. 

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