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


My intention is to assist you in igniting your body’s ability to heal itself, while also, reconnecting your awareness to your body. I blend and layer modalities for a truly unique and specific healing experience. My approach to the body does not work against it but rather with it. This allows me to alleviate pain and tension, all the while, bringing relief, relaxation and restoration. I absolutely love what I do and that love is an integral part of every session I am a part of.



I graduated from Bryan College of Gold River, CA in 2012. I acquired 1080+ hours of training in addition to an AA in Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. I am proficient in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Prenatal. As a working professional in the field for the past 8 years, my experience and knowledge form my solid and ethically based foundation as a Massage Therapist.


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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