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Pasadena Acupuncture




Dr. Marios Michael, DC, CNS, DAAPM
What is that “pop”?


During the adjustment, the spine has undergone quick and gentle stretching of the spinal joint. The patient may hear a cracking or pop noise as the joint is opened. Research has proved that small pockets of air or bubbles are found in the tissue fluid surrounding a joint capsule. When the joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air ‘pop’ creating a cracking sound.





Chiropractic services are offered by Dr. Marios Michael. Chiropractors are trained to identify misalignments of the body's musculoskeletal system. These misalignments or subluxations, as they are called, can cause a range of symptoms including pain, headaches, stiffness, soreness, reduced mobility and other ailments that cause an individual to seek treatment. Using various chiropractic techniques, chiropractors are able to manipulate the body into its proper alignment and restore the body's normal function and mobility. Dr. Michael’s utilizes a diversified chiropractic technique to help you stay aligned and in optimal health.


The diversified technique uses a variety of adjusting techniques to detect “subluxations” and to create motion in the vertebral joint and extremities. Chiropractors who use diversified technique are more likely to offer appropriate hands-on spinal manipulation than those who use a “special technique.”



Massage Therapy​


Massage is an effective treatment for injuries, chronic conditions, pain relief, stress relief, and relaxation. Massage therapy helps improve blood circulation in areas of treatment, thereby reducing swelling and pain for most muscle or joint related ailments. Massage uses touch through rubbing or kneading different parts of the body to aid circulation, relax the muscles, and provide healing stimulation. Massage is one of the oldest and simplest forms of therapy. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well- being. Massage helps to uplift the soul and put the body in a positive and healing state. Our patients can choose massage therapy in combination with other therapies or as a stand-alone service.​

Rebekah Neel

Rebekah is a massage therapist focused on giving personalized care and encouraging patients to spend time listening to their bodies.

She has massage experience in both private and clinical/chiropractic settings, and her goal is to develop a holistic, compassionate, caring experience for each patient.

In acquiring her massage therapy degree from North-West College, Rebekah gained experience in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Pre-Natal massage. She is pursuing further education for a massage specialization in Pre-Natal and Delivery Care for mothers.


Rebekah is also an art educator who teaches children at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA).​



“At times I need a good therapeutic massage that will attend to a muscle spasm and ease my body’s tensions. Other times stress-relieving relaxation is what I seek, which allows me to take a well-needed deep breath. I have been to several massage therapists and most sessions have been pleasant. But when I want all-of-the-above, I call Cindy. Her hands are strong, her knowledge and experience is deep, her sensitivity is instinctive, and her ability to zero in on the body’s essential needs is uncanny. She is, quite frankly, THE BEST!”

— Inez Woods



Cindy is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and has been practicing therapeutic massage for over 25 years.


Working within chiropractic, her objective is to effect relief from tension, injury, and pain.


Cindy’s approach incorporates Swedish techniques along with Deep Tissue bodywork, providing an experience that rejuvenates and facilitates the well-being of body, mind, and spirit.

Cindy Lusnia
AMTA (American Massage Therapist Association)
Colleen Crosby


Colleen has been working in a clinical setting as a massage therapist for the last ten years. She has studied bothEastern and Western modalities including Thai, Shiatsu, and Swedish massage. Her personal yoga practice over the last 13 years has greatly informed her massage work and she continues to explore ways of integrating the two.



“Colleen isn’t just a massage therapist; she’s a true healer. She has accelerated the healing of my routine back issues and severe chemotherapy side effects and eliminated my post-surgery scar tissue. Before seeing Colleen, my heightened pain levels made me apprehensive about massage, but during our first session, I came to trust her completely. 


Colleen is compassionate, nurturing, experienced, and focused on one thing: the well-being of her client.”

— Carolyn Quinn



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