Heather Palleiko

“Live creatively and with purpose.” -Amy Shah, MD

Heather M. Palleiko, L/CMT is the Owner and Director of Sādhanā Integrative Manual Therapies. Ms. Palleiko has been a certified and licensed Master Massage Therapist practicing Manual Therapy in the State of California since May of 2012. She is a member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine as well as Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Ms. Palleiko has worked in integrative medicine, serving as the on staff Clinical Specialist as a manual therapist for The Center for Eas...

Heather M. Palleiko, L/CMT is the Owner and Director of Sādhanā Integrative Manual Therapies. Ms. Palleiko has been a certified and licensed Master Massage Therapist practicing Manual Therapy in the State of California since May of 2012. She is a member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine as well as Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Ms. Palleiko has worked in integrative medicine, serving as the on staff Clinical Specialist as a manual therapist for The Center for East-West Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine from October 2012 to May 2018, held a position as a massage therapist at a boutique physical therapy practice, and has taught a variety of bodywork modalities at a healing arts college. During this time she has accepted clients on a limited basis through her mobile practice run from her home office. Currently Ms. Palleiko is expanding her mobile practice and opening a wellness center in Santa Monica, CA. She is continuing to provide in-home visits during this transition.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

CA # 33675

Education
2011

California Healing Arts College

Master Massage Therapist

Experience
Bodywork

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine - Clinical Specialist

Work closely with physicians as part of a team approach to complementary integrative patient healthcare, blending western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Duties include patient care, education, and follow-up. Instruct medical students and residents in soft tissue manipulation (manual therapy techniques) and the benefits of a variety of modalities for the management and treatment of medical conditions. Actively involved with community and caregiver education through public speaking engagements and workshops. Additional areas of interest: MedSEA Facilitation (Medical Social Emotional Arts) Research, Program Development

UCLA Center for East-West Medicine - Clinical Specialist

Myofascial Pain Presenting as Idiopathic Testicular Pain: An Integrative East-West Approach: Reporting two cases of referred myofascial pain presenting as idiopathic testicular pain. Poster Session presentation at 2014 AIHM Conference. Co-Authored with Dr. Andrew Shubov, MD and Dr. Lawrence Taw, MD

UCLA 2015 STAR Award

Awarded in acknowledgment of excellent performance, contributions made, and goals achieved on behalf of the Department of Medicine and Center for East-West Medicine.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Peter on Jul 07
Heather has the skills and knowledge for a therapy of this kind. The convenience of home treatments is very welcome and eliminates the anxiety of you having to drive or find parking, or fight the ftraffic.
by Anonymous on Jun 17
Seeing Heather is the only thing that controls my migraines. She is a miracle worker.
by Anonymous on Jun 05
Heather conveys both warmth and professionalism. She is both knowledgeable and sensitive to levels of pain. She makes the experience a collaborative one between patient and therapist.
by Anonymous on May 11
Heather is a miracle worker.
by Laura on May 09
Heather is a highly skilled practitioner. She knows bodies and how to fix them. She is also a terrific person!
by Elfreide “Friedle” on May 08
The massages I receive from Sadhana are the best massages I ever received and I am enjoying them now already for 4 yrs. and will not be without them. It was a tremendous help after my car accident. Elfriede Podeyn
by Nina on Apr 29
Heather is an amazing professional person and her manual therapy has really benefitted me over the last 4 years.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Manual Therapy

Coaching

  • Mobile Other

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