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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 practitioners.
About Us

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 Practitioners


Dr.Austin Sessions
First Visit Evaluation (FRA)
and Treatment
(1 Hour) $195

Single Treatment & Training Session
(30 min)$85

1Hour Personal Treatment & FT/FRC Training Session $170

 



 

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Dr. Austin Komarek, D.C. 

Chiropractic & Movement Training

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 seamlessly blends hands-on treatment with movement training.

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

-Co-Management of post surgical orthopedic joint cases. 

-Teaching patients Foundation Training to create long term whole-body changes. 

Foundation Training

-Teaching patients how to Use Functional Range Conditioning to create long term tissue changes.

Functional Range Conditioning

-Teaching patients how to design a Morning Routine of practices specific to their movement needs. 

-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?

 

It looks like working with a variety of patient issues, conditions, and goals primarily musculoskeletal related. Each patient gets 30-60 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. Needs are assessed routinely. 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. Below are the systems I utilize heavily in my practice. 

-Certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist FRCms

-Certified Functional Range Assessment Specialist FRA

-Certified Functional Release Spine Provider FR Spine

-Certified Level 1 Foundation Training Instructor

What I am excited to keep learning:

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: fellow manual therapists, doctors, 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 challenges. Deeply understanding the human anatomy is a skillset I find essential to my work. 

 

Outside of my work I ride bikes, mostly road bikes. Napa Valley is a great canvas to explore endurance athletics on a bike as we have some of the steepest climbs to test ourselves on. I spend a lot of time with my family camping in our teardrop trailer. Meeting and engaging with other active people of the Napa Valley is a continual goal of mine.  

Dr. Rhea Komarek, D.C., RSME

Somatic Life Coaching

Current office hours:

Wednesdays 9:30 am-Noon 

Thursdays 9am-4:30 pm

Somatic Life Coaching for those moving through a Rite of Passage.  Please see my program page for more information.

About Dr. Rhea:

I hold a B.A. in Dance from the University of Washington with special interest in improvisation, dance therapy, and Laban Movement.  I am also a certified yoga teacher 200 hours from Om Yoga Studio in New York.  My somatic movement work is influenced through hours in the studio with Anna Halprin, Tamalpa courses and retreats, as well as Continuum training both private and group.  My work has emerged through a combination of experiential study, professional experience, and development of curriculums.  It continues to emerge in the relational space between me, the people that I work with, and mentors.

 

My trainings and influences are listed below by category.  

Chiropractic Training:

I am no longer accepting new chiropractic clients, however, a decade and a half of working hands on with the spine and focusing on nervous system tone informs my somatic movement work.  

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:

Ongoing Individual Mentoring with Amber Gray, PHD, MPH, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, Summer 2021-Present

Tamalpa Level 2 Training Class September 2023-October 2024

 

Tamalpa Level 1 Training Graduate April 2022-Spring 2023

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

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, trained at Om Yoga in NYC in 2001.  

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) with Anna Halprin, Rosario Summartino and Daria Halprin.

Polyvagal Theory Training:

Ongoing Individual Mentoring with Amber Gray, PHD, MPH, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, Summer 2021-Present

Polyvagal Institute Summit Oct. 2022

The Rhythm of Regulation formal Training Level 1 with Deb Dana and Trainers.  Offered through the Polyvagal Institute.  April -Aug 2021

Safe and Sound Protocol Certified for In Person and Virtual Delivery (SSP) (Not currently delivering SSP)

Professional Training with Jeff Rockwell​​, DC, DOMP 2020

Personal Development courses (Ground in the Swirl) with Amber Gray 2020

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, Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child

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", aka spiritual bypassing.

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.​​​​

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Sessions with Dr. Rhea

Coming in Spring 2024:  Dr. Rhea spends one hour per session with clients as they make their way through her 9 month Somatic Life Coaching for moving through a Rite of Passage programFor more information, please see this page with the full program description.

Getting Started
With Care

 

Once you decide to begin care with us you will schedule with the practitioner of your choice. 

 

Each practitioner's method of beginning a client's care is unique.  Please connect with us directly if you would like to learn more specifics on what to expect, and to see if it's the fit you are looking for.

 

We both believe in a client-centric approach to our work.  We build our relationship with you through the results we create in your life visit by visit.  No huge sales packages.  One session at a time.

 

 Many clients enjoy the combined results from working with both Dr. Austin and Dr. Rhea.

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We absolutely adore getting on mission to help our clients.

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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 practitione of your choice.  

 

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

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