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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

Dr. Rick Schlussel, DC Chiropractor
Annie Mellan Massage Therapy

Modalities: Massage


The intention of my work is to facilitate clients to feel and understand their bodies in new ways. My intuitive, therapeutic massage draws from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, and Craniosacral. My style is deep yet nurturing. More than merely applying strokes or techniques, the quality of my touch is paramount. I aim for a present, receptive, caring touch that in turn informs the strategies and outcomes of each session. Often what we do is not as important as how we do it. I truly love this work. Bodywork continually challenges me to expand the receptivity and awareness of my own body. I offer both full-body and specific focus sessions, as well as Hot Stone Massage. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing, restorative massage or a deep, therapeutic session, I look forward to working with you. 



Thai Massage at Shivagakomarpaj in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Craniosacral and Trigger Point Therapy at San Francisco School of Massage.

5 Elements Acupressure at Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA 

Craniosacral Balancing, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Structural Foot Balancing, Vibrational Healing Massage at the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing, San Francisco, CA

Pam Blankenship esthetician skin care

Modalities: Skin Care


As I look back on why I started my esthetics journey, I realized that I have always struggled with acne. I went into school with a mindset to help others with the same skin condition as I had growing up. I specialize in acne, fine lines and wrinkles with corrective maintenance. I also specialize in waxing all areas of the body.



A graduate of the Hoss Lee Academy with emphasis on esthetics and extensive knowledge of skin and skin conditions.

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Karen Trowbridge Massage Therapist

Modalities: Massage


After growing up in the Bay Area, I moved to the foothills 31 years ago.  This is now my 35th year as a massage therapist.  I love my work. 



My training is in the following modalities:  Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Energy Work.
In my practice I have intuitively learned to synthesize these techniques to serve the needs of each individual.

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Modalities: Skin Care


I am passionate about holistic wellness and botanical skincare including how all parts of our life and body work together to create the beautiful skin we are in. I am locally raised and returned after 10 years of living out of state and abroad. I am gentle, careful and nurturing with my clients. Ultimately I am here to serve you and your needs whether to treat a skin condition with targeted customized treatments, tone and tighten, rejuvenate, or simply relax. I enjoy supporting and empowering clients through self care



A graduate of the Hoss Lee Academy as an Esthetician with special certifications in Sugaring hair removal, and Kinetic Dermabrasion. She specializes in Peels, Dermabrasion, and Therapeutic Deep Cleansing to calm the skin

Lindsay Jacquier esthetician skin care.
Lindsey Jacquier skin care
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