Local Integrative Therapists and Centers

San Luis Obispo County has many Integrative Therapy options close to home.  We've compiled the following list to help our patients find high quality Integrative Therapies.

Fitness Program FREE for all 1st Year Cancer Survivors

  • Avila Bay Athletic Club and Spa - 6699 Bay Laural Place, Avila (805)595-7600 ext.122

    The Cancer WellFit Program was initially developed in 1994 by a physical fitness expert, Julie Main in SB, as a way to recover from a battle with breast cancer.  After months of chemotherapy and radiation, the body takes quite a beating.  This 10-week program is a jump start to wellness.  It was designed for small groups and is FREE for any 1st year cancer survivor.  The program helps build/restore muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, improve energy levels and self-esteem, and gives the tools for the survivor to continue their own fitness routine.

Acupuncture (Please note that some insurance companies DO pay for portions of acupuncture; unfortunately, medicare does not)

  • Patrick Paine, LAc At Spirit Winds in SLO.  1422 Monterey, Suite 3102 (805)541-1980
  • Jean Yu, LAc - 1415 Higuera Street, SLO (805) 543-8958
  • Janet Leach, LAc - 855 4th Street #123, Pismo Beach (805)773-3301
  • Mary Chung, LAc - Practicing since the 1980s and also has a vast knowledge of herbals.  1145 E. Clark Ave #D, Orcutt (805)938-5577

Massage

  • Diane Paver, Serenity Day Spa - 104 S.Main Street, Templeton (805)434-1924
  • David Sennewald, Sukha Wellness Center - 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach (805)801-8088 **Be sure to check their website regularly as they offer many integrative services, including education and wellness fairs**
  • Healing Touch Day Spa - 1810 Mary Avenue, Nipomo (805)931-0512
  • Laurie Waller - 316 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805)474-4527

Reiki

  • MaryBeth Corbin-Devillar - 5 Cities Medical Center, 855 4th Street, Pismo (805)441-0791
  • Sukha Wellness Center - Owners David and MarySage Sennewald - 6615 Bay Laurel Pl, Avila Beach (805)801-8088 *Reiki Circles every 2nd Sunday of the month from 1-3pm*
  • The Hearst Cancer Resource Center - Available on Mondays 11-1 by appointment only (805)542-6234

Tai-Chi and Chi-Gong

  • Dr. Troy Smith, DC, Co-owner of AG Health and Wellness - *Group tai chi at the gazebo at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach every Saturday 10-11am.  First two classes are FREE then $10/session.
  • The Hearst Cancer Resource Center - Tai Chi: Wednesdays 10:30-11 (beginners), 11-12 (advanced).  Chi-Gong available on some Mondays 5-6pm

Restorative Yoga and Guided Meditation

  • Lisa Jansen, Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, practicing since 1984.  Lisa offers regular classes at Yoga Village, as well as several healing workshops and private yoga and reiki sessions *Be sure to visit her website for upcoming events and workshops*
  • Yoga Centre in SLO - Recommend Healing/Restorative classes with MaryAnn or Kiyoko, or the hour Meditation class *First class is FREE if you mention that you were sent over from CICC*
  • Shoosh Crutzer, founder and executive director of Enhancement, Inc. - works to improve lymphedema and the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.  FREE yoga for all cancer survivors and their caregivers at the SLO Veterans Hall (corner of Monterey and Grand Ave., every Wednesday 4-5pm).  Mats are provided. 
  • Sukha Wellness Center - YogaNidra, also known as iRest or Integrative Restoration with MarySage Sennewald on Thursdays, 6:30-7:30
  • Guided Meditation Class at the HCRC (All classes at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center are Free and available to all cancer survivors and their caregivers):  every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Creative Medicine, Healing Bowls, Group Laughter Therapy, Knitting Circles

  • The Hearst Cancer Resource Center (805)542-6234

Nutrition and Healthy Cooking

  • Nancy Walker and Stephanie Austin, H.H.P. at the Wellness Kitchen - A non-profit organization.  1225 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton (across from Twin Cities Hospital) (805)434-1800
  • The Hearst Cancer Resource Center - Available on Fridays by appointment only (805)542-6234

Herbal and Naturopathic Medicine

  • Dr. Zoe Wells, ND - 1495 Palm St, SLO (805)541-2614
  • Mary Chung, LAc - Located at Clark Ave in Orcutt.  Mary has been practicing since the 1980s and has vast conscientious knowledge of herbals as well. (805)938-5577

Survivorship Retreats and Programs

Support Groups

Individual and Family Counseling