Meet Our Team
Chiropractor Tony Baratta D.C.
My name is Dr Tony Baratta and I have been a licensed chiropractor since 1997. I have been practicing here in beautiful Carmichael, California since 1999.
My practice has gone through many changes over these years but I cannot be more excited about the most recent changes. I am a firm believer in holistic health and that doesn't stop at chiropractic care.
I feel that other alternative health options in conjunction with what I do can have a dramatic effect on a patient's well-being. Sometimes chiropractic care is not the answer and my ego is not that big to recognize that. I have always offered massage therapy at my office and have seen the beneficial results of both services--especially combined with each other. But I always felt like I could offer more to my patients.
That is why I have decided to expand my office here and open the door to other alternative practitioners, such as an acupuncturist and a Reiki healer.
I am in practice for one main purpose-- to get people well. This is not about reducing pain or eliminating headaches, it is about getting the patient to heal within both physically and emotionally.
I am proud to introduce the following services to the local community:
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Massage Therapy (Deep tissue, Thai, Swedish, Sports, Shiatsu and Myofascial Release)
- Acupuncture & Herbs
- Reiki Sessions
- Mindful Meditation (Classes or Private sessions)
- Acupressure Sessions
- Weight Loss Programs
- Holistic Nutrition Counseling
- Wellness Classes
I would also like to mention that I do work with several medical doctors in the area and refer to them on a regular basis. Sometimes alternative medicine requires some conventional intervention.
If you are interested in getting on the road to good health--through natural means--then I think that you will enjoy our center here in Carmichael, California.
With over 35 years of combined experience between our practitioners, your health and wellness will be in good, nurturing hands.
There is no time like now to make a change, a change that is not too late to make. You owe it to your spouse, significant other, your kids, your parents, loved ones and especially - yourself!
Joann (Jody) Wetherill, MBA, CMT
Jody is a Certified Massage Therapist through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC #57094), is a Certified Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP #1073567) and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Tech University.
Jody began practicing bodywork in early 2014. Her training from the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA includes a blend of Western and Eastern modalities and she practices an integrated blend of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Acupressure and Reiki.
After receiving her Certified Massage Therapist certification from the California Massage Therapy Council in June of 2014, Jody opened Joann Wetherill Bodywork located within the Baratta Holistic Center in Carmichael, CA. She is excited to be the owner and operator of her own practice.
Jody lives in the Arden neighborhood of Sacramento, CA with her husband Brett and relaxes through yoga, meditation, cooking, reading, Sci-Fi movies, Blues music and enjoys savoring and sharing food & wine pairings.
Stephanie Dean - Certified Massage Therapist
Stephanie has been with us for five years and is a specialist various techniques.Stephanie started her massage therapy career in 2006 at McKinnon Institute in Oakland, Ca. She enjoys relaxation therapy using Swedish techniques. She is also certified in Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Therapy.
We love Stephanie's passion and the energy that she brings to the office and the constant smile that lights up every room.
Jaimie - Chiropractic Assistant
My name is Jaimie (jay-me) I am a Pacifica native and have been working in the medical industry since High School. Since moving to Sacramento I have worked for a couple years at Dental and Chiropractic offices. I have always wanted to find an office where I could combine my many years of office managing experience with my personal love of all forms of Holistic Healing. After becoming a part of Dr Baratta's team I knew this was the place I had been hoping for. I strive everyday to do my part to make sure patients leave feeling better than when they walked in and that all starts at the front desk.I truly believe having a caring and upbeat attitude travels from person to person. In my spare time I love yoga, meditation and anything else I can do to feel my best inside and out.
Al Striplen - Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing®
Al Striplen is a certified Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing®. He received training in Reconnective Healing® from Eric Pearl, originator of this healing modality, in Los Angeles, CA, March 2017. Reconnective Healing energy frequencies have been researched and verified by science and are considered to be a new, all-inclusive spectrum of energy, light and information. Al also teaches meditation to facilitate balancing, rejuvenation and learning practical methods to enhance clarity and effective decision-making.
An MA in counseling and more than 40 years of experience counseling, teaching, and immersion in Native American culture, allow Al to use a broad spectrum of skills working with individuals and groups. His sessions are done in a comfortable, non-threatening manner focused on practicality, understandable language, and the specific needs of each person.
Al is of Native American and Aztec heritage. He plays and teaches Native American flute, writes & illustrates children’s books, and serves as a Reader at Sunlight of the Spirit Books. He also volunteers at the State Indian Museum in midtown, Sacramento. An interview with Al can also be found in the October 2020 issue of Inside Magazine (pgs. 44-45). Consult www.alstriplen.com for further details.
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