Holistic Chiropractic is a complete medical, creative, and personalized approach to your wellness that emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person, not just the symptoms and signs of disease and disorder.
Your entire body, mind, and emotional states all work together to create a healthy biological balance called “homeostatic equilibrium…” Every tiny cell in your body is constantly trying to stay balanced for the whole being – for you!
Our modern lifestyles have a way to throw this balance off and create pain, stiffness, tension, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, organ dysfunction, mental fog, and more. Stress, alone, is a primary cause of more serious diseases than science previously understood years ago.
“Chiro” means “hands” and Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) utilize their hands (and hearts) in a variety of healing ways to improve the quality of your life. During your adjustments, a “popping” or “cracking” sound may be heard and felt, which can be strange and intimidating. This is the quick release of pressurized gas bubbles (carbon dioxide) from your joint spaces, allowing for less stiffness, decreased inflammation, and reduced pain. Regular adjustments tune-up all of your body’s systems; they boost your immunity, improve certain organ function (like respiratory and digestive), and reduce stress by improving your ability to cope with mental & emotional triggers.
At Zen Wellness, our Chiropractic visits include more than just the adjustment. Our Doctors combine wellness modalities from around the world including various massage techniques, specialized stretching for muscles and connective tissues, nervous system reeducation, nutritional guidance, mental and emotional self-care tools, and overall lifestyle support. We truly care about everything effecting your health and we can help build your Wellness Plan for your longterm, lifetime goals.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Rene Nevarez, DC – ReikiPractic ™ Chiro plus Reiki Healing, Gentle to Medium Pressure, Somatics, Energy Medicine
Dr. Rene graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 2007 and has since worked both in private practice and as an Orthopedic Surgical Assistant to the Chief of Orthopedics at Los Angeles Downtown Medical Center, where she developed a deeper understanding of body biomechanics and physical rehabilitation. She is also a Qualified Medical Examiner, gaining extensive professional experience in treating complex cases.
Dr. Rene is also a Reiki Master, infusing this ancient, Japanese energetic healing modality into her treatments with patients. She is deeply dedicated to helping people live happier and healthier lives. It is her belief that the pain we experience has physical, emotional, and energetic components, and that “every body” is uniquely different. She addresses the specific needs of every patient, providing individualized care and support.
Dr. Rene’s spiritual practice and her westernized education allows her to treat a wide variety of patients, combining stretching, targeted massage, nutritional & lifestyle guidance, and the many wellness benefits of Chiropractic. Her holistic practice is the fruition of her lifelong passion for helping others heal completely and live the path of wellness. Her kind, caring, and attentive soul connects with all of her patients and she is dedicated to providing the most loving and gentle care in every session. Book w Dr. Rene HERE.
Dr. Gopal Cabrera, DC – Chiro Medium to Strong Pressure, Deep Tissue, Dancers/Athletic Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy
Dr. Cabrera acquired his Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo followed by his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He brings a deep passion for health along with a functional and holistic approach to treating patients.
Growing up in the small town of Grass Valley, California, his love of the outdoors, diverse sports, and playful competition allowed him to understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle. Dr. Cabrera comes from a family of medical doctors, acupuncturists, and wellness practitioners, allowing him to understand both Eastern and Western approaches to wellness. In pursuit of a greater understanding of diverse backgrounds and cultures, in 2009-2010 he accomplished two chiropractic mission trips to the Dominican Republic. There he was able to provide chiropractic care to thousands of patients in various locations, such as schools, retirement homes, and Haitian villages.
Dr. Cabrera continues to treat patients in a wide variety of settings. He has worked on film locations as a personal chiropractor and health consultant in Los Angeles, Bulgaria, and England. Furthermore, he has treated patients on site at marathons such as the AVIA Wildflower Triathlon, and has been on the sidelines at various professional athletic events. From 2011- 2015, Dr. Cabrera was on staff as a chiropractor and consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers.
He is expecting his first child in May and is enthusiastic and passionate about Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic. He is intuitive, observant, and an excellent listener, providing a sensitive, yet, strong approach to your healthcare and optimal wellness. Book with Dr. Cabrera HERE.
Dr. Linh Smit, D.C. – Gentle Pressure, Mobilization, Family & Senior Care
Dr. Linh has been in the medical and wellness field most of her career, working closely with Chiropractors as a Chiropractic Assistant and as a senior administrator, who inspired her to continue her studies and become a Chiropractor herself.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Southern California and California State University, L.A.. Dr. Linh then graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences, adding her Doctorate to her growing list of certificates and accomplishments, including Foundations in Functional Medicine, HIPAA for Healthcare Workers, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure in Workplace, and Heads Up To Healthcare Providers 2020!
Dr. Linh is a Holistic Family Chiropractor, treating everyone from newborns to teenagers to seasoned adults. She also specializes in women’s health with an emphasis in Prenatal and Postnatal care, working closely with Dr. Bobbi Jones to learn additional tools and techniques that Dr. Jones has picked up over her 30 years of practice.
She enjoys quietly reading, spending time with her family, especially her teenage daughter, and is passionate about educating patients on how to improve the quality of their physical, emotional, and mental health. Dr. Linh cares about all aspects of your life, especially the things that have the greatest impacts on your wellbeing. She is an empath, highly intuitive, and deeply compassionate, bringing a mature and sensitive approach to your specific wellness needs. Book with Dr. Linh HERE.
Dr. Bobbi Jones, D.C. holds her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA… Zen Wellness is her life dream come true… She founded this Silverlake community wellness center in 2014.
Dr. Jones has dedicated her life to helping people understand their bodies, connect with their minds, and develop a deep reverence for their natural, and sometimes seemingly magical, healing abilities.
In addition to being a Chiropractor, she’s an Advanced Yoga Teacher, seasoned Massage Therapist, and Somatic Trauma Therapist, and has been helping people on their paths to wellness for over 30 years. Dr. Jones teaches SELF Yoga & Somatic Release in our Garden Studio on our Somatic Sundays. Sign up HERE
Disclaimer: Information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem or condition; nor is it intended to replace the advice of your physician.