Welcome to Blossom,
Where the Art of Life and Healing Happens.
Are you ready to feel better?
At Blossom we specialize in chiropractic care designed to unveil the freedom from within by increasing the functional movement of the body and nervous system. This innate freedom allows for the healing power of the body to go to work repairing cells, restoring physical health, and assisting you to integrate your life experiences. It also liberates the healing power of the mind and emotions to regain the resilience needed to move forward in life.
Serving clients through physical healing at all stages of life as well as pregnancy and pediatric care.
Best practices are currently in place to ensure we are following city guidelines with regards to Covid-19.
Call or Text: 707-257-1011
We love being a part of your health care team.
The office environment is delightful, the staff-amazing and the work they do is life changing. I have been in pain for over 20 years with an auto-immune disease. Today, I have been pain free for the first time. This shows me the potential my mind and body have and I can't wait to go back!
Blossom changed my life: physically, mentally, and emotionally. Stressful life events had taken their toll and eventually, I was in enough physical pain to do something about it. I could not be more pleased with the care I receive at Blossom. I feel better than I have in years. Doctors Austin and Rhea genuinely care about people and that empathy and support puts Blossom in a league of its own. Napa is fortunate to have this level of chiropractic care.
Both Rhea and Austin work magic. The care I receive at Blossom is beyond what I ever imagined chiropractic to be. The reasons are simple. First they absolutely know what they're doing. Second, their approach comes from the heart, which immediately makes you feel at ease. Last, the openness and warmth I feel just after an adjustment translates into most of my week thereafter. I sleep better, I have more energy, and I stand up taller. The entire office is top notch. They get it and genuinely love what they do. It shows.
At Blossom we are a united
family practice with two very
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.
Dr. Austin Komarek
What I am specialized to help people with:
-Optimizing the way people move their body. Helping patients better understand their physical bodies.
-Healing and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic joint problems.
-Regaining spinal control and capacity with Foundation Training.
-Teaching patients how to regain joint movements and maintain new ranges of movement over time with specific articular practices.
-Helping individuals take better control over their musculoskeletal health with daily practices.
-Helping patients find and build an integrative team of skilled practitioners if needed.
What does my ideal day looks like?
In office my ideal day looks like working with a variety of issues and conditions. With the uniqueness of each patient, it never gets dull and each case has unique needs to address. I most enjoy when I can use an appropriate combination fo manual therapy, classic chiropractic adjustments and movement training to help a patient. I like to be able to both help people function better with my hands on work and also through our training efforts. 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. On a typical day I will treat about 20 patients and the normal patient time spent one on one with me is minimum of 20 minutes.
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. Most commonly I use compression therapy for common joint issues in the arms and legs. Many times I use end range isometric exercises to help a patient expand and strengthen their ranges of movements. I use soft tissue tools like the Theragun to assist in soft tissue changes. As a Certified Foundation Training Instructor, I use Foundation Training daily with patients to give them a great physical practice for pain relief.
What am I excited to keep learning:
My interest clinically exists at the intersection of orthopedic function and neurology. I'm quite interested in furthering my learning in both areas of study. I enjoy learning from other practitioners of different skillsets like other manual therapists etc. Currently I am pursuing further knowledge into the Foundation Training system as it has helped so many patients already in my time using it. Furthermore, in 2021 I will be pursuing certification in Function Range Conditioning and Functional Range Release from the Functional Anatomy System. I have also considered going back to graduate school for either a Doctor in Physical Therapy degree or a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience, though a the moment that's still far off in the future.
Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek
What I am the most specialized to help people with:
Resolution or improved capacity to live with pain, diagnosis, or other physical body symptoms arising from life stressors.
Increasing the body’s resilience and adaptive qualities to increase healing of the entire being. Healing being an integration of what life is presenting for an increase in quality of life, no matter what stage of life one is in.
One Hour Embodiment Sessions that focus on skill building for at-home self-care using principles from Continuum and Polyvagal Theory. Skills including applied lifestyle principles as well as very gentle somatic movement instruction. These sessions can be virtual, or in person to include a chiropractic adjustment.
Pregnancy and Post-Natal care for creating optimal conditions for baby positioning (Webster Technique certified) and greater comfort through the threshold of this poignant time in life.
Infant care after difficult births or in relation to finding a good latch or increase in resiliency for overall development.
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 chiropractic adjustment rippling fluidity into the system, and then can continue as the client is able to feel this fluidity with guided movement and sound instruction.
With that adventure in mind, an ideal day of service are my one hour embodiment sessions intermixed with some pregnancy care sessions. I love that I am also able to offer one hour sessions virtually for those not in the area or wanting to remain in their homes for self-care during this time.
What are the specific “tools in your toolbox”:
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 self.
Currently an “Insight Timer” meditation instructor with free guided visualizations available.
Zone Healing Chiropractic, 12 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.
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 release of patterns of dysregulation throughout the body.
Activator and Drop Table
Webster Certified for Prenatal Care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Somatic Movement/Embodiment Training:
Continuum Teacher Apprentice with Beth Riley
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.”
Yoga Teacher, trained at Om Yoga in NYC in 2000. This, along with a 20 year practice, may inform some of my care and familiarity from the inside out of working with those who practice a variety of forms of yoga. I enjoy helping clients to find safer ways of doing their asana for their particular body at this particular time, and also to assist in finding ways to contribute to their practice becoming more of an embodiment practice where nuance and fluidity can be found.
Polyvagal Theory and Applied Lifestyle For Healing Training:
Professional Training and mentorship with Jeff Rockwell
Study of the work of Deb Dana
Study of Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory
Personal Development courses with Amber Grey
Development of the course “Befriending The Nervous System” through Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Embodiment with Continuum.
Professional Development Through Experience:
Retreats and ongoing participation with Tamalpa Institute and the work of Ana Halprin (2010-Present)
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)
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 myself, and with the ever emergent work of collaborating in the care of others.
Of biggest interest right now to my learning is:
Apprenticeship as a Continuum Teacher
Applied Polyvagal Theory
Emergence as a way of Being
How to live in and contribute to a healthy Biome and Virome
Continuing to grow in my own resilience, optimism, and fluidity in relationship to the myriad of pressing challenges we are currently facing in the realms of public health, environmental health, and social change.
Dr.Rhea Offers Virtual
Or In Person
One Hour Sessions:
Gentle Movement for Increasing The Fluidity of Self-Regulation & Applied Polyvagal Theory Lifestyle Coaching
$195 New Client Session
$150 Current Client Session
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
The New Patient
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 for your healing.
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.
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. If we aren't creating these results, then we help you find the practitioner who can.
I went to one chiropractor who wanted me to come three times a week, at a tune of about $4500 for three months. I quickly realized that the doctor was not for me. Then I found Dr. Rhea. I finally feel like I have found a doctor who really takes my whole person into account when she decides on a course of action. Within the first few visits, my back aches had subsided, and my overall well being had improved. For the first time in months I feel like I can truly enjoy life. I'm able to run again, do yoga, and have even started doing Pilates. Other chiropractors want you to commit to their predetermined health approach without much thought about the individual. Dr. Rhea is all about what works for you.
I love that I get to rest in the relaxation room after the adjustments. I feel like my body gets to enjoy the aligned feeling of the adjustment and it's my personal quiet time to get some calm and quiet in before I'm back at it with my day. I am so glad that I found Dr. Austin and Blossom. It's my go-to for self care that fits into my crazy schedule.
We absolutely adore getting on mission to help our clients achieve the results they are looking for.
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.