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  • At Santa Cruz Skin Solutions and Integrated Wellness we aim to treat our clients with a holistic, clinical approach to healthy skin and a healthy body.  Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, our skin—the largest organ of our bodies—tells us what is going on inside and out and we aim to solve your skin care concerns as such.

    We use only organic products that harness the healing powers of Mother Nature while targeting and treating specific skin and body conditions.  We have made a commitment to choosing products and practices that support a sustainable and ecologically responsible way of offering therapeutic treatments. We tailor each treatment to your specific goals and needs to make sure each visit is as special and unique as you.  This approach will achieve positive changes in your body and skin all while improving its overall health, be it through nutrition, bodywork and skincare.

    At Santa Cruz Skin Solutions and Integrated Wellness we understand that all ranges of skin concerns can have a profound impact on the way you feel about yourself. We offer focused skin care treatments, going a long way in protecting and repairing our client’s skin health as well as self-esteem. Everyone has their own unique skin, and we will customize your treatment to match.

    Our goal is for clients to feel the calmness, serenity and efficiency within our touch, as well as the effectiveness of the products. We want to motivate you to become your own home-esthetician through education about the skin and product ingredients as well as your own wellness provider to support your body’s health from bodywork to nutrition.

    Established in 2012, the therapists of Santa Cruz Skin Solutions and Integrated Wellness bring an unprecedented level of service to the Santa Cruz Community.

    We are proud members of the Monterey Bay Green Business Program as well as the Eminence Green Spa Program and Think Local First – Santa Cruz County.  As well as recipients of the 2013 Good Times Best of Awards for runner up Best New Business, Best Facial, Best Spa and Best place to get Waxed.

    For many years I have had a deep passion for skincare and the incredible physical, mental and emotional benefits it can create for an individual when it is taken care of.  I could not be more thrilled to share that enjoyment and knowledge with all the wonderful men and women that experience a treatment with me. If it is possible to find a soul mate in a career, I have found mine!

    My education began at a school in Santa Clara with the highest standards and enthusiasm for success. In addition, I have received extensive training from the International Dermal Institute, Concepts Institute and Eminence Organics. I continue to take advanced education classes in subjects such as skin conditions, Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the face, massage techniques, and product ingredients and essential oils. With my most recent accomplishment and stepping stone in my career being certified as an ONCOLOGY Esthetician! In my opinion education is one of the most important things I can do for my job because as they say, “knowledge is power.” The more informed I am, the better I can inform you!

    I am the type of person that jumps for joy from even the smallest things. My life could not be more fulfilled thanks to Adam, my wonderful and adoring husband, and our two little girls Iylee and Marley. Iylee is a skin care connoisseur, I constantly find her with facial cleanser all over her belly and face and asking if we can take a bath and put on a masque. There is nothing that can make you appreciate everything in your life like the family I wake up to every day.

    I can’t wait to meet you!

  • Melanie Kay 
     I graduated from the University of North Carolina, with a degree in International Studies.  During this time, I became interested in the healing practices of different cultures and explored the Egyptian’s use of natural oils and dead sea salts, the Ayurvedic use of herbs and spices, and the Roman baths.  The extensive beauty rituals of the Egyptians, Indians, Romans and beyond fascinated me. This cultural curiosity along with the experience I gained in my travels inspired me to learn more about how ancient traditions cared for their skin. What I have grown to love about all of it, is that I can assist others to feel and look their best!  I took my first yoga teacher training in 2006, attended the Cypress Health Institute in 2008 for massage therapy and continued my education at Shoreline school of Cosmotology to become an Esthetician.

    One of my biggest joys about the esthetics field is the opportunity to know and work with natural and active ingredients from nature and pass that knowledge on to you and inspire you to reach your skins optimal health.

    I enjoy taking advanced education courses to stay current with ingredients, trends and the latest techniques to help you take care of your skin.  Most of all I look forward to helping you look and feel beautiful both inside and out.

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     As a Certified Nutrition Consultant, I inspire individuals to achieve optimal health through diet and lifestyle change. With my own personal understanding of healing and a deep appreciation for holistic nutrition, I will thoughtfully educate and empower you to embrace the therapeutic properties of whole foods, herbs and supplements (when needed), as well as relaxation and exercise programs unique to your health goals.

    Beyond individual counseling, I offer functional blood work analysis, pantry evaluations and grocery store tours. I also offers First Line Therapy, a program specific to individuals concerned with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and/or diabetes.

    My love for food and nutrition began at a young age with a mini baking set. A Nutrition and Food Science degree was the obvious choice when choosing a major. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, I started my career as a Food Technologist. I then furthered my studies in Food Communications at The Culinary Institute of Florence and completed the Nutrition Consultant certificate program at Bauman College. I continue to find joy in learning as a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and The Institute for Functional Medicine.

    I share my time as a Nutritionist also working as a Organic Certification Specialist for CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) and help support organic food processors certified to the USDA National Organic Program standards. In my spare time I enjoy playing outside, practicing Pilates, spending time with my family and experimenting in the kitchen.

  •  crystal maxey Somatic Massage
     Crystal Maxey CHMT Integrative Sessions for the Body, Mind and Spirit

    I bring comprehensive training in Massage Therapies, Intuitive Spiritual Development, Rebirthing Breathwork, Somatic Emotional Clearing and Meditation to my practice as a Certified Holistic Massage Therapist. I have 16 years of experience providing a safe, comfortable and informed sessions and workshops for people. My work is designed to help people let go of physical tension, mental stress and emotional holding. Providing a deeper level of freedom and connection on the level of body, mind, spirit and emotion.

    Holistic practices such as Somatic Bodywork guide a person to have a deeper understanding of their body-mind connection, while Breathwork will help a person to release deeply patterns of holding or held trauma from the body along with related mental stress. Relaxing and Deep, Massage Therapy techniques help your body to let go of physical tension and headaches and recover from injury. Call for an appointment today and feel your worries and tensions melt away. Sessions are available to accommodate your busy schedule.



    Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Reflexology

    Body~Mind Wellness Sessions

    Somatic Emotional Clearing

    Rebirthing Breathwork

    Classes & Workshops

    Group Breathwork and Intuitive Meditation & Healing Classes Upcoming!

  • AnnaLizaVanDine 

    When I was a young girl, people asked me to place my hands on them to heal their headaches. Soon, many people were asking me to help them for a variety of issues.  Because these types of experiences have persisted throughout my life, I have taken the opportunity to embrace my calling by attending the Master’s Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the FiveBranchesUniversity in Santa Cruz, CA.

    Currently I apply the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to my bodywork/ massage practice because doing so is simply a natural extension of health and well being.  For instance, if there is pain when I palpate the meridians during your session, I then focus on that particular meridian (Energy pathways) and together we will dissolve your health issues!

    I am excited about the response I have received with regard to my own proprietary style of massage which I have named the “TwoShotPress”. I feel certain that you will notice a significant difference with my intuitive healthy bodywork service. This is not ‘just another massage!’

    As a Senior Intern about to graduate, I am excited to open my forthcoming practice where I will treat people using Chinese Herbs, Acupuncture, Diet, Massage/ Bodywork, and Energy Breathing.

    Additionally, I offer services such as: Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Tuina, and Hot Stone Aromatherapy.

    Cheers to Mother Earth, Let the Love Roll!


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