Dr. Charisse Balance, DPT, RYT
Dr. Charisse Balance is a physical therapist licensed in the state of California. She has always been fascinated with the interactions between the body and mind, leading her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Psychology from UC Davis, and later a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has many years of experience treating patients with chronic pain and has found that treatment of the pelvic floor is often the missing link. She appreciates the interconnected role the pelvic floor plays in mind/body interactions and treats the muscles of the pelvic floor to more comprehensively address her patient's symptoms.
In 2015, she obtained her yoga certification (RYT-200) and pursued specialization in both Restorative and Yin yoga. She appreciated the physiological benefits of the quiet, restful, supportive practice of restorative yoga and the physical and energetic benefits of a slower yin practice brought not only to the fascia, but also to the overall sense of wellbeing. She now uses the connection between the disciplines of yoga and physiotherapy to empower her clients to build physical awareness and to minimize and prevent injuries. As a yogi, she incorporates an individualized holistic approach to treatment, addressing the body, mind and spirit. As a physiotherapist, she informs her offerings with the science of movement, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy.
Bobbi Knowles, CMT
Bobbi Knowles, CMT is a massage therapist certified in the state of California (Cert. #54990). She is a graduate from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA, with over 1400 hours of massage training and applied sciences. In addition to her training, she has over 200 hours of teaching assistance and over 5 years of massage experience. Bobbi specializes in delivering focused, therapeutic bodywork while providing an experience that is deeply relaxing. Integrating a variety of modalities such as deep tissue, trigger point, shiatsu, and more, she customizes her sessions to address clients' areas of discomfort while creating a space which allows them to let go of stress and tension collected in their bodies. Her touch is strong, nurturing and effective long after the session has ended.