Stars of Light- A Private Membership Association
Rik Halstead and Karla Downing
Rik has been a practicing acupuncturist for over 35 years. Rik studied, trained and worked as an acupuncturist in Taiwan and Japan before moving to San Francisco and earning a Masters degree in Chinese medicine.
His treatments target a wide range of disorders including digestive problems, anxiety, insomnia, stress, muscular skeletal pain, endocrine imbalances, immune deficiencies, and many others. He also treated members of the SF Symphony Orchestra, Opera and Ballet to help alleviate repetitive stress disorders and maintain optimal mental and physical performance.
He uses a combination of acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine in his treatments. His experience has shown this to be an excellent method to treat problems and to promote health and wellness, allowing his patients to live fuller and more balanced lives with a minimum of pain and illness.
Rik also teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes as another way to relax and cultivate the body's internal energy and vibrancy. These ancient practices are excellent methods to balance, strengthen, and nourish mind and body.
Karla has been a holistic health care practitioner and bodyworker/massage therapist for over 40 years. As well as being a Registered Nurse, she is also a certified iRest/Yoga Nidra meditation teacher. She uses Breath, movement, manual therapy, and awareness to help people unwind the blocked areas in their physical and energetic bodies.
She enjoys helping families connect through pregnancy massage, infant massage classes and leading mindful parenting classes.
Her passion is to use her hands and heart to skillfully inspire others to open their hearts and connect with their full potential.