Chiropractic Healthcare Team in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A Place of Health Chiropractic is made up of Chiropractor Dr. Donna Watson and a team of wonderful health professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our doctors all have years of experience in the professions of chiropractics, pain management, acupuncture, and massage therapy. They work in concert with our office staff to try to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right chiropractic treatment to get you back to your optimal health.
Monica Rassel - Front Office Manager
I come to A Place of Health with 11 years of chiropractic experience. I first started in the Chiropractic field in Chicago as a Chiropractic Assistant and X-Ray Tech with Chiro One Wellness Centers.
After I moved to South Florida many years ago, I continued working in the chiropractic profession and became a registered chiropractic assistant and managed chiropractic offices here in Broward county expanding my knowledge of holistic medicine and wellness protocols. I love this profession and have seen miracles happen. I am so pleased to be managing A Place of Health and look forward to helping our patients achieve their goals in health and overall wellness.
I believe that an aligned spine is the key to health and our bodies system functions. If you keep the body aligned, all other organs and blood flow improves.
"If you keep your spine aligned, the rest will follow."
Trey Esparza - LMT, Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Trey Esparza, a Licensed Massage Therapist at A Place of Health Chiropractic. A graduate from the Massage Therapy program at The Cortiva Institute (Pompano Beach). My passion for massage is centered around helping others improve their wellbeing. In my role as a Massage Therapist, I focus on understanding the clients current situation and overall goals. Then utilize the information in a session that helps clients achieve their goals as well as improve their overall wellbeing.
During each session I work to release muscle tension as well as reducing stress. Each session is unique, and integrates different styles and techniques of massage including: Swedish, Trigger Point, & Deep Tissue.
I grew up in a small town in the Texas Panhandle and was very active in sports, the arts and academic events. After high school I received my Bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in 2002. Later that year I was accepted to graduate school at Florida State University. After graduating from FSU in 2005, I moved to South Florida began working in the Marketing & Advertising industry for local not-for-profits groups, as well as, a Fortune-500 company. After years in the industry it was time for professional change. I knew I loved massage therapy and knew how profound it could be as a healing tool . I just felt that calling to be in a healing, hands on environment. I couldn't be more happy with my career. I love working with our patient's to improve their issues and help to restore them to their full potential. I couldn't be more happy and grateful.
Maite Carrera - Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Maite Carrera. I am one of the massage therapists at A Place of Health Chiropractic. Originally born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from Havana Traditional Chinese Medicine University as a Massage Therapist & Holistic Medicine Practitioner. I've been working as a massage therapist for over 18 years in Cuba, Chile, Turkey and the US.
I have been a professional member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association since 2008. I have taken many continuing education courses in Florida like ETPS, Vedic Thai Massage, and Effective Treatments for Carpal Tunnel, Acupressure, Pressure Point Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release Massage, Tuina Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Reiki Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Massage and Reiki Massage. I love what I do and I am passionate to serve and help to improve the well-being of others through a healing touch.
Juan Soto - Massage Therapist
My name is Juan Felipe Soto and I was born in Cali, Colombia. At the age of 24 I moved to Canada where I lived for 15 years and where I completed my two years degree program in Massage Therapy at Bryan College. I am certified in the following areas: Sports Massage, Stretching, Pre-natal Massage, Pressure Point Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Massage, as well as Back to Work exercise programs. Currently, I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association where I continue to expand my knowledge and training through continuing education programs such as the holistic healing systems of Ayurveda Wellness: Doshas, Diet, Lifestyle, & Self-care.
Why did I become a Massage Therapist? The simple answer is, because I love it. And I love it because it works. I feel passionate about helping clients achieve wellness. I believe that through massage therapy, I am contributing not only to the physical health of my clients, but also their emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well.
Thomas Yang - Massage Therapist
Hello my name is Thomas Yang a licensed massage therapist and Tai chi instructor of A Place of Health Chiropractic. I have practiced massage for the last 10 years professionally. I graduated from American Institute of massage therapy in 2000. I am proficient in trigger point therapy, neuro muscular, myofascial release, Tai massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage. I am certified by the Phoenix Chen Tai chi association and instruct authentic Tai chi at A Place of Health. Through coordination of breathing and relaxed physical movement Tai chi practitioners improve metabolism, immune function, mental health and well being unlocking the bodies natural healing potential by opening the energy pathways called meridians. My goal is to improve the well being of others and inform them through massage and Tai chi how to control stress which depletes the immune system and can cause illness. I would like to be your massage therapist and share the power of the Tai chi experience with you. Wishing to all of you good health, peace and prosperity.
Melissa Heipley - Massage Therapist
Hello my name is Melissa Heipley and I’m a Licensed/ AMTA affiliate massage therapist at A Place of Health Chiropractic. I am a Florida native and love the weather and the beach! I graduated from Florida College of Natural Health (now Cortiva) in 2011 and began my massage journey.
I came to massage through my own personal experience with it during a trying time and realized the cache of benefits immediately. I knew right away that I wanted to be immersed in the world of health and well being and bring the best version of it to as many people as possible. I am proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, And Orthopedic massage and continue learning everyday.
My goal is help others on their personal journey to health and wellness. In addition to a strong family history with Chiropractic and knowledge of its many benefits, I can attest to its powerful positive effect on my own life and health and I look forward to seeing others increase their well being in mind, body, and spirit.