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Welcome to Blossom,

Where the Art of Life and Healing Happens.  

Are you ready to feel better?

Call or Text: 707-257-1011
Located at 
305 Post Street
Napa, CA 94559

We love being a part of your health care team.

At Blossom we are a united
family practice with two very
unique Chiropractors.
 

Once you decide to begin care with us you will schedule your new patient experience, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours. This starts with one on one connection time with your Doctor.  During this time we review your health history and current health concerns.  We want to know what your hopes and goals are and how your current life experience is relating to the big picture of what is going on.  This time allows us to connect to you as a whole person.

 

We will do a Complete Chiropractic analysis including Computed Infrared Paraspinal Thermography and Precision Digital X-Ray Imaging to determine the precise way in which the spinal stuckness is affecting the function of the nervous system.

 

Once we know what the problem is and precisely how to begin correcting it, you will receive your first adjustment and a tailored plan of care for you.

 

We will not sell you on any more care than you need.  In fact, we offer a maximum of 16 visits purchased at any time.  We build our relationship with you through the results we create in your life.  If we aren't creating these results, then we help you find the practitioner who can.

The Chiropractors

Dr.Austin

In Person Session Offerings:

First Visit Evaluation and Treatment

(1 Hour) $195

Single Treatment/Training Session

(20-30 min)$75

1Hour Personal Treatment & Training Session $150

 

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Dr. Austin Komarek 

Current office hours:

Monday and Wednesday 8am-6pm,

Tuesday and Friday 8am-12

Skillsets and Patient Care Focus:

-Using a creative style of care that blends treatment with training.

-Manual treatment focused on healing and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic joint problems.

-Management of post surgical orthodpedic joint cases. 

-Teaching patients Foundation Training, a whole body daily practice to help the human body function better.

Foundation Training

-Teaching patients FRC, a daily practice focused on regaining joint movements and maintain new ranges of movement over time.

Functional Range Conditioning

-Teaching patients how to design a "Morning Routine" for their movement needs. Teaching patients how to integrate new movements into their daily lives. 

-Helping patients find and build an integrative team of local skilled practitioners to assist in their healing if needed.

 

What does my ideal day looks like?

 

For me it looks like working with a variety of patient issues, conditions, and goals primarily joint/articular related. Each patient gets 30 minutes of my undivided time; in that time, I employ classic chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy and movement training which each patient. Each session is tailored for their needs. I like to be able to both help people function better with my manual work and also through our training efforts together. In other words, I enjoy utilizing a fairly wide variety of treatment options for each person, employing the most effective and efficient means possible for each case (based on biological tissue findings).  

 

What tools are in my tool box:

I've spent the better part of the decade learning how to give a very precise chiropractic adjustment and to know when to do so. My manual therapy tool box continues to grow daily as each case shows me new ways to work with the human body. 

-Certified FRCms with Functional Range Conditioning 

-Certified Level 1 Foundation Training Instructor

What am I excited to keep learning:

I'll be honest in stating that I'm deeply devoted to and interested in my work. My clinical interests exist at the intersection of orthopedic function and neurology. Where brain meets tissue, that's where the magic is for me. I'm quite interested in furthering my learning in both areas of study. I love to learn from other practitioners of different skillsets for example, manual therapists, trainers and scientists etc.

 

I love anatomy. With the introduction of some really excellent anatomy software called Complete Anatomy 21 (check it out), I find myself looking deeper and deeper into the connective tissues matrixes for my answers to clinical problems. 

 

Currently I am pursuing physical challenge and learning of endurance athletics through my cycling. I spend a lot of time on my bikes. I like riding my bike to Blossom, most days you will find one of my rides parked out back. 

Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek

Current office hours:

Thursday 9am-12:30

What I am the most specialized to help people with:

 

Resolution or improved capacity to live with overwhelm, loss, disease diagnosis & treatment, anxiety/dysregulation, or other somatic symptoms arising from current or accrued life stressors.  This includes moving through life transitions such as pregnancy and parenthood. 

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I do this through a combination of gentle hands on chiropractic care, somatic movement education, and applied polyvagal theory through the "Befriending" process. The Befriending process allows an individual to come to understand why they feel the way they do in response to life's "triggers and glimmers."  It is also a polyvagal informed way to organize healing resources including  lifestyle modification.  This combination of care helps to increase the body’s resilience and adaptive qualities.  This in turn increases the individual's capacity to be fluidly present within and for oneself, others, and life itself.

What does a great day at the office look like for you?

 

I am finding that as I slow down to yield to my own biorhythm, I am also enjoying slowing down inside of my client care rhythm.  I am feeling a lot of inspiration as well from following an impulse to focus a lot of my professional development on tools that I can teach and “give” to clients so that they become more deeply empowered inside of their day to day lives with tools to help engage with a feeling of ease that may begin as a gentle chiropractic adjustment increasing fluidity in the system, and then can continue as the client is able to feel this fluidity with guided movement and sound instruction. 

I also very much enjoy working as a team with unique client situations to apply Polyvagal Theory and the Befriending Process.  I love helping them find ways to use and organize their resources so that they find more fluidity and friendliness towards themselves as their bodies move through different states throughout the day.  

 

What are the specific “tools in your toolbox”:

They are wide and varied!  I also love being somewhat of an investigator to locate my own client's specific tools and resources so we can help you use what you know and love in ways that truly serve your healing and well being as it meets your life experiences.  These are some of the primary areas of influence that inform the resources I help clients with:

Chiropractic Training:

Zone Healing Chiropractic, 13 years of experience.  I apply adjusting the patterns of the specific zones either tonally, with rocking of the areas of the spine associated in order to have a healing “conversation” with the nervous system, or through the more classic style of higher velocity adjusting where the “sound” is heard.  I prefer to use the least amount of force needed to assist the body towards greater fluidity and to help teach the body how to access it's own integration off of the table.

Bio Geometric Integration, 12 years of experience with my own approach to this chiropractic philosophy and practice.  This creates an in-depth way in which I can feel and help to release patterns of held tensions and traumas throughout the system, in a way that is the most gentle and respectful of the person and tissues at hand.

Polyvagal Informed light touch of areas of the head and neck associated with cranial nerves and the vagal nerve that make up the "polyvagal" neurological system.

Activator and Drop Table

Webster Certified for Prenatal Care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Somatic Movement Training:

The Soul of Continuum Apprentice Program with Beth Riley, Marcella Bottero, and Marilyn Montgomery June 2021-December 2022

B.A. in Dance from University of Washington with focus on Dance Therapy and Improvisation

Polyvagal Informed exercises for at-home practice.  These assist the body to find a more fluid and regulated state of being instead of “up-regulated” or “down-regulated.” 

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, trained at Om Yoga in NYC in 2000.  

Countless hours in studios in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Boston, and Burlington with Haitian, Cuban, West African, and Modern Dance instructors and choreographers across numerous dance and dance theater specializations.

Conference Participant:  Engaging Embodiment; Somatic Applications for Health, Education, & Social Justice, Feb-Dec 2021 through ISMETA

Continuum Student & Personal Daily Practice Fall 2019 to Present (Teachers I have experienced include Beth Riley, Marcella Bottero, Marilyn Montgomery, Amber Grey, and Bonnie Gintis)

Hannah Somatics Personal Daily Practice learned from senior teacher Phil Shenk also informs my somatic awareness.

Retreats and ongoing participation with Tamalpa Institute and the work of Anna Halprin (2010-Present)

Polyvagal Theory and Applied Lifestyle For Healing Training:

The Rhythm of Regulation formal Training Level 1 with Deb Dana Trainers, April - August 2021

Professional Training with Jeff Rockwell​​

Personal Development courses (Ground in the Swirl) with Amber Grey

Books:  Polyvagal Theory for Safety and Connection, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory, Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Mind/Body Training:

Training in Relaxation Response instruction as researched by Dr. Herbert Benson

Ad Hart Facilitator, for teaching the Hart Math method of establishing coherence

Self-Compassion technique as taught by Dr. Kristin Neff

Conferences with The Greater Good Institute on Gratitude and Awe

Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference with a full day of study with Rupert Sheldrake

Former Concept Therapy instructor.  Through deep participation with this work I have found ways to help clients both through the use of “mind/body” awareness for one’s benefit, as well as a deep understanding of the potential pit-falls of using “mind/body” techniques and metaphysical approaches that begin to actually dysregulate the nervous system through denial of one’s whole experience.  Deep understanding of the pitfalls of focusing only on "the good" while ignoring the body's need to be listened to when signaling "the bad."  

Currently an “Insight Timer” meditation instructor with free guided visualizations available.

Professional Development Through Experience:

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Documentary Filmmaking of the film “Love Bomb” (2015)

Development of the “My Love Bomb Program” (2015-2018)

Leading and developing women’s “You Matter” groups throughout the U.S. (2016-2018)

Professional Cycling Team Chiropractor for Bontrager Livestrong, 2012 & 2013 seasons

Volunteer Chiropractor for Pathway Home Program, 2011 -2013

International Chiropractic Service work in El Salvador, India, and Peru

Being a Parent, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend and Human in the ever unfolding process of life.

What am I excited to keep learning?

I am deeply engaged in the laboratory of learning through mentorships with others, courses, and personal development inquiry through direct experience both within my own daily practice, and with the ever emergent work of collaborating in the care of others.​​​

Streams of inquiry, along with applied Polyvagal Theory and Embodiment include depth study of the Bhagavad Gita with Swami Sri Atmananda and continued study for learning/unlearning of  systemic racism and other social and environmental issues as they intersect with our lives and our health.  

My son is perhaps my greatest teacher, along with Mother Nature, with whom we spend an enormous amount of time.

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Dr.Rhea Sessions:
Gentle Movement for Increasing The Fluidity of Self-Regulation & Applied Polyvagal Theory Lifestyle Coaching

New Client Session 1 Hr. $195

1 Hour Session $150:
Tailored combination of hands on gentle chiropractic care (if in person), The Befriending Process of Applied Polyvagal Theory, and Continuum/Somatic Movement all geared towards helping you build your own tailored resources for moving with your life rhythm and feeling more at home inside of your body.

Single Chiropractic Session $75: 
Chiropractic w/Micro Applied Polyvagal or Somatic Movement max 30m

The New Patient

Experience

 

Once you decide to begin care with us you will schedule your new patient experience with the chiropractor of your choice. This lasts approximately 1 hour and starts with one on one connection time with your chiropractor.  During this time we review your health history and current health concerns.  We talk in depth about your health and life healing goals.  This time allows us to connect to you as a whole person and begin to formulate a plan in alignment with the help you desire.

 

We will then do a chiropractic analysis based on our individual technique expertise.

 

Once we have fully connected to your individual health and life history and formulated an idea of how it relates to our chiropractic systems, you will receive your first adjustment.  You will also learn activities you can begin doing at home to augment your care.  These specialties will vary depending on the chiropractor you have chosen at that visit.

 

We finish by providing a tailored plan of care for you. We are conservative in our approach to recommending care in that we want to make sure we are making a positive impact in your goals each step of the way.  We build our relationship with you through the results we create in your life visit by visit.  If we aren't creating these results, then we help you find the practitioner who can (sometimes this includes an in-office referral when we think you will find your next step of solution with the other chiropractor).  In office referrals to the other chiropractor do not incur a new patient fee.  Once a Blossom client, you are free to receive care from the chiropractor of your choice, or both!

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We absolutely adore getting on mission to help our clients achieve the results they are looking for.

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Connect with us Today

We love to ensure that we are the right fit.  When you are ready to inquire about care, text or call and let us know your name, number, and that you will be a new client and we will schedule a consultation with the chiropractor of your choice.  

 

You can reach us easily by phone or text message at 707-257-1011.