THE CENTER FOR BALANCE is a collective of holistic health care practitioners that have individual specialities and modalities of treatment that work together as a functional unit to provide a complete treatment plan for the patient needs.
Clifford Oliver, DC, RN
Dr. Oliver has been involved in complimentary, holistic medicine since 1972, working with nutritional and structural therapies for the last 33 years. He has presented numerous times at facilities such as UCSD Neurology Conference, Scripps Clinic, and SDSU. more
Valerie Field, HHP
Valerie is a Holistic Health Practioner and a graduate of School of Healing Arts, San Diego, Ca. She graduated in 1992 and holds certificates in Holistic Health Practioner, Chiropractic Assistant, Fitness Consultant, Lomi Lomi and is continually taking classes for client/practioner knowledge. more
Kathy Allen, RN, HN-BC Kathy Allan is a Holistic Nurse who is certified in the practice of Healing Touch, Interactive Imagery and Somatic Experiencing. She taught Healing Touch and Integrative Imagery nationally and has been a leader in the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is responsible for starting numerous volunteer Healing Touch Clinics in San Diego and in New Mexico and introduced the wildly popular practice of team healings at one of the New Mexico Clinics. She maintains a Private Practice in San Diego.
Jim O'Meara Jim O’Meara is an adapted physical education teacher, retired following 37 years of teaching and coaching both the mainstream population, and physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged students K through 12. Since 2001, Jim has been a certified personal trainer.more
Elizabeth Byrd Lizzie Byrd brings over 25 years in the health and fitness business to her bodywork practice. In addition to being a Holistic Health Practitioner, she is also a Joy & Fitness Coach and an A.C.E. certified personal trainer. Lizzie is known for a strong, skillful yet very nurturing approach with an important client education component to prevent injuries and facilitate faster healing.more
Laila Terada Bio coming soon.
Melvin Tann, MSc., L.Ac., HHP A California Board-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Melvin is also a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and massage therapist with over 4,000 hours of training. Melvin earned his Masters of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. more
• Personal Trainer and Nutritionist since 2003 • NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach • Ph.D. candidate in Professional Coaching and Transformational Education • MA in Education, Teaching • Former Semi-Professional Soccer Player • Boston Marathon Qualifier more
Simone Ressner Thai Massage is an artful massage that encourages harmony throughout the whole body by using an ancient system of zen lines, rhythmic palm pressing to relax the nervous system and muscles, and passive stretching to increase range of motion. Simone is a certified yoga instructor since 2007 and has been a thai massage practitioner since 2009, learning this art from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she is currently also studying to become a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She has enhanced her skills by learning from various teachers throughout San Diego and from Acroyoga instructors throughout the country. more
Jessica Scott, Ashley Hernandez and Jessica Gross Office Staff