Kirsten Sage, D.C., L.Ac
Chiropractor and Founder of Sage Health, Dr. Kirsten Sage is a native Californian and graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied Kinesiology and went on to earn her doctorate of Chiropractic at Life West College. She graduated from Life West Magna Cum Laude in 2000. She followed her dream of practicing in a beach community and moved to Encinitas to open her first practice with her husband, scientist and surfer, Carleton Sage.
Sarah Mackay, DCLearn More / Book Appointment
Dr. Sarah Mackay, has been a licensed Chiropractor for over 20 years. She is excited to serve within the Encinitas community. She joined Sage Health in 2018 after many years of owning and managing the ROC Wellness Center in Mission Valley, where she practiced with her husband. Over those years she had three children and then sold the practice once her husband graduated law school.
Dr. Kent Nishiya, D.C.LEARN MORE / BOOK APPOINTMENT
Dr. Kent Nishiya, a California-Board certified chiropractor of Japanese-American descent, grew up surfing the California coast with his father. His early passion for sports ignited an interest in human anatomy. Competing in the World Surf League, he pursued a Bachelor's in Kinesiology at CSULB, later traveling to Australia to surf and expanding his studies.
Christine Chang NDLEARN MORE / BOOK APPOINTMENT
Dr. Christine Chang is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed
acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She was born and raised in the
northern part of Taiwan. While growing up there, she had witnessed how
balanced nutrition and active health lifestyles helped people to prevent
certain illness and optimize the quality of their lives. From a young
age, she knew she wanted to advocate the importance of preventative
health care and to help people obtain better quality of life.
Dr. Greg Lane, DACM, LAcLEARN MORE / Book Appointment
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Dr. Lane specializes in treating patients with chronic pain from any origin. He is a veteran practitioner, educator and mentor, with over 28 years of clinical experience. Lane was the former Clinical Director of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) and former Academic Dean at Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly PCOM).
Lina Yerkes L.AcLEARN MORE / Book Appointment
Lina has over a decade of experience in the field of Chinese medicine and enjoys educating her patients on the powerful vital force that is inherent in each of us. She is committed to helping individuals achieve good health and live a more balanced life in the midst of our stressful modern world.
Dr. Elizabeth Swallow, DACM, L.Ac.LEARN MORE / Book Appointment
Elizabeth Swallow is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 20 years of experience as a somatic practitioner. She believes in treating the whole person with compassion, curiosity and skill. Elizabeth enjoys facilitating treatments that assist a person towards homeostasis in a joyful and educational way.
Robert Rohlmeier, L.Ac., LMTBook Appointment
Robert is a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist with over 25 years of experience. He practices deep tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Tui Na. Robert is a master of his arts and an esteemed member of our healing team.
Michael Rudzinski, HHPBook Appointment
Michael has been practicing the art of massage therapy for 25 years. He completed a 500-hour yoga training that influences his healing and peaceful massage techniques. Michael's specialties include craniosacral therapy and deep tissue. He has worked at Sage Health since 2008 and is a frequently requested therapist. When he is not in the office, you'll see him catching a wave or traveling the world. Book with Michael today!
Vanessa Escobar, LMTBook Appointment
Vanessa has been massaging for 10 years after serving in the Marine Corps. She was introduced and became passionate while serving our country. Her goal is to have her clients feel relief after one session and make sure they are feeling their absolute best! Vanessa specializes in integrative deep tissue, Swedish, stretching, and most importantly relaxation. She looks forward to seeing you!
Clarissa Castillo, LMTBOOK APPOINTMENT
Meet Clarissa Castillo, LMT a seasoned massage therapist with a true passion for healing and well-being. With mastery in a range of bodywork modalities, including cupping, stretching, and addressing head and neck pain, Clarissa offers an unparalleled experience in personalized wellness. Combining intuitive touch with a deep understanding of anatomy, each session is tailored to meet your unique needs. Embark on a journey of relaxation and relief today. Book your appointment and discover the transformative power of massage.
Ana Ralston, LMTBOOK APPOINTMENT
Meet Ana Ralston, your dedicated massage therapist and HHP based in California. With a deep-rooted passion for alleviating pain and enhancing the quality of life through massage and body awareness, Ana's journey into the world of healing began during her time as a contemporary dance student from 1984 to 1987. It was during these formative years that she recognized the profound connection between the body and the mind.In 1990, Ana embarked on her professional path, initially delving into massage and shiatsu techniques in Brazil. Her commitment to holistic healing led her to further her knowledge of Chinese medicine, including the pursuit of acupuncture studies in Brazil and continued education in China. Though she no longer practices acupuncture, Ana skillfully incorporates acupressure and cupping therapy into her massage practice.Ana's expertise extends to prenatal massage therapy, holding certification by Carole Osborne. She is deeply passionate about supporting expectant mothers during this extraordinary phase of their lives.Ana derives immense joy from witnessing the positive impact of her work, fostering healing, and nurturing an enduring sense of well-being in her clients. Experience the healing touch of Ana Ralston, where body and mind unite for your utmost wellness.
Diego Doty, LMTBOOK APPOINTMENT
My name is Diego I’ve been a LMT for 12yr. I graduated from Kapland College, I specialize in deep tissues/sport/ trigger massage. I’m very detailed in my sessions. The reason I got into the holistic practice, long story short, I got into this for my Grandmother, who wanted to become one but wasn’t able to. Therefore, I became a massage therapist so I may honor her. I look forward to seeing you and providing my skills to help your relaxation experience.
Jasmine Snyder, L.E.BOOK APPOINTMENT
Hi I am Jasmine! I love pairing antioxidants and enzymes together to tailor your session to help you achieve your ideal skin. I'm a believer in educating clients about prevention, the importance of hydration, and how to properly layer products to maximize benefits in your at home skincare routine. I have been utilizing my esthetics license since 2018 and I am constantly continuing education through hands-on demos, seminars at esthetic conventions, and other beauty industry events. I enjoy calming and nourishing stressed skin that suffers from extreme environmental stressors or skin sensitivities while I also enjoy extracting congested skin. I take pride in creating effective results, perfectly matched to each client's needs and lifestyle. I relocated to California from the east coast a couple of years ago and reside in Carlsbad with my two dogs Fisher and Mr. Drysdale
Anastasia Atieh, L.E.BOOK APPOINTMENT
Anastasia is a licensed esthetician and has been practicing holistic skincare for the last few years. She is passionate about health and clean beauty and believes that skincare starts within. She’s determined to support every guest to achieve their healthiest skin and natural glow by providing customized services and helping to create a personalized at home skincare routine. Anastasia moved from Los Angeles and now resides in Carlsbad with her husband and younger brother. Anastasia recently joined the Sage Health team and finds enjoyment in providing a hands on treatments and supporting customers through their skin journey.
Katy ContrerasBOOK APPOINTMENT
Introducing the remarkable Katy, your go-to wellness artisan at our serene center. Katy is not just any massage practitioner; she's a Holistic Health Maestro, proudly bearing her license from the prestigious International College of Holistic Studies. An herbalist and energy healer in her own right, Katy's hands possess an extraordinary touch.
Meet our Staff
Does Sage Health take insurance?
Different providers take different types of insurance. It is important to note that coverage can vary case by case and you will need to contact your insurance company for the most accurate information. No insurance is accepted for massage through our practice, however you can request a superbill to submit to your insurance on your own terms. If you have any questions about what insurance our providers take, please call the front office!
Dr. Sage takes: United Healthcare, Optum, Blue Cross, Blue Shield
Dr. Ariel takes: United Healthcare, Optum, Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Health Net, Scripps, SCAN
Dr. Sarah Mackay takes: United Healthcare, Optum, Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Scripps
Dr. Sage takes: United Healthcare and Optum
How can I get a superbill?
You can get a super bill by calling the office and they can email it to you at their earliest convenience or while in office the front office staff would be happy to assist you!
What are your hours?
Saturdays: 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm is by appointment only
Sunday: By appointment only
What services do you offer?
Sage Health offers chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and skin care services. Additionally, we have blends of modalities such as chirosage, acusage, and C.A.M. treatments. Add-on services include:kinesiology taping, graston, fire cupping, traditional cupping, and medi-cupping. We offer cold laser, NAET, ART, kinesiology taping, acupressure, and bach flowers.
I’m a new patient, what should I do?
First off, welcome! To schedule as a new patient you can book online or by phone for a “new patient exam” for either chiropractic or acupuncture. If you are planning to use insurance, please let us know by calling the front office so we can verify your benefits and best support you through your health and wellness journey!
Does Sage Health have a membership program? How does it work?
Yes! We offer a membership program that gives patients access to discounted rates for our services! There is a one-time sign-up fee of $100 and a monthly auto-debit of $80 that will be credited to your account to use toward our services. If you are interested in becoming a member, we offer 15-minute membership consultations to discuss our program. Those who complete this consultation will receive a 30-minute massage gift certificate as our way of saying thank you! To sign-up for a membership, call us at (760)753-2157.
Does Sage Health sell retail?
Yes! We have a variety of skin care products, vitamins, bach flowers, handmade jewelry by Dr. Sage, KT tape, CBD gummies, CBD cream, and much more! View our shop