With over 20 years experience as a massage therapist, Nina Kalin creates a safe, comfortable environment based on each client’s needs. She has worked in various clinics since graduating and has had a private practice since 1998.
Nina values her ongoing enrichment through continuing education courses and is passionate about facilitating healing through the power of touch. Her treatments include a variety of modalities such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial, massage cupping, Swedish massage and neuromuscular therapy. Patients’ conditions may , but not limited to whiplash, neck and back pain, sciatica, sport injuries, and overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and frozen shoulder.
Nina is a firm believer that the mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body. She considers it an honor to assist her clients towards this integration of mind, body and spirit.
Maruan Fakhuri, LMT, RMTI, MSW
is originally from Munich, Germany, and is a German registered naturopath for Psychotherapy, with his master’s degree in Social Work. He has more than 12 years experience in bodywork with in-depth trainings in Shiatsu and PsychoDynamic Body-and Energywork (Biodynamic, Gestalt and Postural Integration). He graduated in 2004 from the European Shiatsu Institute where he was then invited to join the faculty. He has been a Shiatsu Teacher with the Institute since 2006 and continues to offer courses in Europe and the U.S. In 2012 he became licensed as a Massage Therapist in New Mexico. In 2014 he assisted in the Somatic Polarity Program at New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and joined Santa Fe School of Massage, offering continuing education classes teaching in the Zen Shiatsu program.
Maruan provides a quality of touch and approach that deeply supports your well-being, addresses “symptoms” which cause discomfort, and opens the space and understanding for you to discover how these may be related to your life situations. It is a process led by giving careful attention to your embodied being, its signals, needs and unique expression.
Maruan specializes in Zen Shiatsu, a Japanese bodywork that addresses the whole body through a system of meridians. His approach connects East and West by connecting meridians and fascia. Shiatsu includes finger, palm, and elbow pressure, holding points, range of motion movements, and meridian stretches to support your self-regulating abilities.
Maruan is looking forward to working with you at Blue Lotus Santa Fe, providing whole-person support through the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of experienced practitioners.
After having been a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing a mindful approach to massage for over 10 years, it’s not uncommon for clients to say that Audra’s work is the best they have ever experienced. She specializes in deep tissue, specific injury, prenatal, whiplash, and myofascial techniques along with sports massage. Audra has also been trained in SourcePoint Therapy, and she uses this unique expertise in her massage therapy and offers sessions in Source Point Therapy as well. SourcePoint Therapy ® is a simple, non-invasive energetic approach to healing, and works with points in the human energy field that connect to the universal blueprint of health that contains the order, balance, harmony and flow necessary to sustain life. Audra believes that everyone has the ability to rejuvenate themselves, and she feels grateful to help facilitate the healing process through massage.
Prior to her massage career, Audra began her study of the body by teaching dance in a variety of venues in New Mexico and New York—from co-directing a dance company of individuals with disabilities to outreach in creative movement and modern dance for children and adults. Audra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1999), and a massage certificate from New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe (2003).
Her interests include hiking, running, dancing, strength training, probiotic nutrition and baking banana bread with her two children.
Audra Specializes in the following:
- Myofascial Release
- Pain Management
- Specific Injury Treatment
- Sports Massage
- Source Point Therapy
Working holistically with the chiropractic and acupuncture team at Blue Lotus, Kathrin’s practice focuses on healing and positive progress for individuals who are recovering from physical injury.
Kathrin works to relieve painful conditions by using therapeutic massage techniques that have been refined through years of experience. She encourages awareness of patterns, stresses and environmental settings that can cause or contribute to pain so that clients can actively participate in the management of their health.
Her expertise includes deep tissue massage and myofascial release techniques to address acute and chronic pain, shoulder and neck conditions, and TMJ imbalances. Through the use of structural assessments, she helps clients to improve their posture, range of motion and natural alignment. She is also an experienced pregnancy massage practitioner and encourages an upbeat attitude towards healthy aging.
As a licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner with over 10 years of practical experience, Kathrin works with each client to meet their health and wellness goals in a caring, effective and respectful way.
Kelly Frith, DOM graduated from Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Her specialties include herbal medicine, internal medicine, and Japanese acupuncture. She is a certified Seitai Shinpo Acupuncturist under the rigorous training of Dr. Chieko Maekawa, L.Ac. (www.seitaishinpoacupuncture.com/) The primary goals of Seitai Shinpo Acupuncture are to balance the nervous system, vitalize the organs, invigorate the blood, and stabilize the posture and spine. With her skills in acupuncture, moxibustion, nutritional counseling and herbal medicine, Kelly welcomes all patients with any health concern. She is dedicated to the highest quality of care for every patient and strives to provide a positive, thoughtful and supportive environment.
Kelly’s interest in medicine started while studying with herbalists in high school and college in Arizona, Oregon, and Hawaii. Since receiving her Masters degree in 2005, she has been in private practice and also an instructor of herbal medicine at TCMCH (HICOM). Kelly is the founder and owner of Botanical Blends LLC, a company devoted to creating topical botanicals. Currently, she is licensed as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico, and a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Hawaii.
Her commitment to holistic and botanical medicine springs from a deep love of the natural world. Outside of the clinic, Kelly spends her time nurturing a small farm with her husband and exploring the great outdoors.
Dr. Kerrilyn Chew has been a practitioner in the realm of Healing Arts for over 17 years. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, the founder of Blue Lotus Integrative Healing Arts and an eternal student of the Healing Arts. She has had a full-time clinical practice for over 12 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico and now continues her practice in Mexico for part of the year. She is keenly interested in how to support each individual client through exceptional presence combined with strong understanding of the dynamics of disease states and the healing process in the context of being human in the conditions of the modern world.
Dr. Kerrilyn Chew firmly understands that the human body was designed to to release and eliminate elements that cause disease and to regenerate and heal itself, given the proper conditions. We have an eliminatory system, filters for the blood, and cells that are incredibly programed to rebuild, replicate and repair themselves. We have an energetic field and a Meridian System that indicates health or imbalance even before it becomes apparent on in a blood test or MRI. Health is part of our birthright if we support it properly. Kerrilyn works with a Bioenergetic model of Medicine that allows a practitioner to assess the where, what and why of a bodies imbalance. This, combined with individualized nutritional evaluations and protocols, herbology and homeopathics, as well as over 13 years in the field of Oriental Medicine, provides a strong foundation for helping an individual achieve their health goals efficiently and affectively.
In acupuncture and bodywork, her foundational approach is a style of Japanese Meridian Therapy shared by Dr. Koei Kuwahara and the Hari Society. Hari (‘Acupuncture’ in Japanese) is used to balance and increase energy in the meridian and organ systems, release tension and pain, create a sense of connection and relaxation to the body and mind. From this foundation she incorporates incredibly effective pain relieving techniques from the Dr. Tan system of acupuncture, essential oil therapy, breath awareness and Taoist abdominal massage (Chi Nei Tsang) as core components of each hands on session.
Kerrilyn also firmly believes in client empowerment through education and emperical evidence based information. Finally, ensuring a healthy amount of physical activities that move the body’s energies like yoga, qi gong, dance, weight resistance training, running, nature hikes or whatever inspires the individual is a must to achieve vital health. She has a passion for helping people discover the unique magic in our bodies, the healing process, and then a profound inspiration in life. Her studies have taken her to China, India, Japan and most importantly, deep within.
Services that Dr. Chew provides:
- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Asian Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang
- Individualized Nutritional Assessments and Dietary Protocol Recommendations
- Strategic Detox Protocols
- Shollamaya Healing
Dr. Sinberg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University in Dallas, TX in 1997. He began his private practice in Durango, CO where he worked for 3 years. In 2000 he was offered a unique opportunity to manage a large private practice in the Netherlands. From 2000-2005, Dr. Sinberg gave over 13,000 treatments to patients from over 40 different countries. In addition to his clinical experience as a Chiropractor, Dr. Sinberg has also worked in the medical device industry for 7 years as a manager and technical consultant to surgeons in the operating room. Having worked on both sides of the healthcare spectrum, Dr. Sinberg is well-versed in complimentary care treatment options as well as in the medical model. It is this unique blend of clinical experiences that guides his approach to patient care.
Dr. Sinberg’s practice is centered around the conservative care of spinal and extremity neuromusculoskeletal conditions Even though problems can be incredibly complex, his philosophy is rather simple: collaborative care with other specialists to obtain the best outcome for his patients. Spinal conditions are optimally treated using a variety of treatments from a variety of specialists. As no two individuals are the same, Dr. Sinberg spends as much time as necessary to help diagnose and treat those who come to him for care. Whether it is reading MRIs, performing orthopedic/neurologic testing, checking range of motion, doing a comprehensive case history, Dr. Sinberg will help guide his patients in the right direction.
Dr. Sinberg has extensive training in anatomy, biomechanics, many forms of chiropractic manual therapies of the spine and extremities, rehabilitation, radiology, chiropractic pediatrics, soft-tissue treatment, and more.
“The Blue Lotus is an amazing environment to work in because it is truly an integrative care clinic where we have outstanding experts in their specialties…all working together for the patient. When a patient combines chiropractic with therapeutic massage and acupuncture it is incredibly powerful and effective at helping many, if not most problems that come through our doors. “
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by: Audra Genduso
Picture this: You arrive at Blue Lotus with pain, injuries, perhaps feeling stressed from a long week at work. After the massage you are feeling lighter, free of pain, relaxed, perhaps even energized. If you could find the secret to making that feeling last longer, would you try it? Well, I’ll let you in on the answer, and it’s really no mystery. The secret is self-care. We often focus on the massage as the method that will heal, but in reality self-care between sessions is just as important. Hydration, Epsom salt baths, and rest are important for maintaining the results of myofascial work. This gives your nervous system an opportunity to integrate new information from the session.
Why hydration? As a Massage Therapist, I always recommend that my clients drink plenty of water after a session. But why is this so important?
Hydration helps the circulatory system work more effectively. This, in turn, benefits the lymphatic system, which is essential in the body’s ability to fight, manage and eliminate infection.
Water assists in the body’s waste elimination processes (urination, defecation, perspiration and respiration). Toxins in the body – including those in your muscles and lymphatic system, are eliminated via these processes.
How does an Epsom Salt bath help muscles? Epsom “salt” is not actually salt but a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It works by absorption through the skin. Magnesium has many health benefits, some of which are easing muscle and nerve tension and reducing inflammation. Sulfate helps with detoxifying and absorption of nutrients.
Why should I rest if I’m feeling energized? After a massage the nervous system is integrating and retaining new information. Rest is important so that the lymph system can function to eliminate toxins. It’s important to give your muscles a break after adhesions have been broken up through deep myofascial work and to allow toxins to be eliminated.
Audra Genduso is a Licensed Massage Therapist at Blue Lotus. Specializing in deep tissue, she has been practicing massage for 10 years.
Many types of headaches have their origin in the muscles, connective tissue, and spinal joints. Chiropractic manual therapy when combined with deep tissue myofascial release, and acupuncture are effective in addressing the chronic inflammation that can fester in the neck and shoulders. These treatments are safe, drug-free, and cost-effective. They also address the cause of the problem while aiding in symptomatic relief.