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Dr. Kate Campos, L.Ac, DTCM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

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My name is Kate Campos and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I have a Masters degree in Acupuncture from The Asian Institute of Medical Studies and a Doctorate from Five Branches University in CA with a research focus on neuropathy.   While I enjoy the variety of treating many health issues, I specialize in migraine headaches, chronic pain, neuropathy and women’s health.  I am a founding member of the Tucson Chapter of the National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers and Professionals and am passionate about helping those suffering from chronic pain enjoy a better quality of life.

I am a native Tucsonan who loves to travel. I stay active with yoga, pilates and dance, and am enjoying the adventures of raising a family with my husband.  If there is any time left in the day, you can find me with my nose in a book.

Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

I began receiving treatments at the age of 14 to regulate my cycle and was amazed at the power of acupuncture. Finding this medicine at such a young age was a real blessing for me because not only did I receive treatments for a specific condition, but I was also taught how to modify my lifestyle and pay attention to the subtleties of my body. This resonated with my yoga practice and I felt so much more empowered and balanced. Once I was open to the possibilities, I returned back to Chinese Medicine as other ailments popped up over the years, whether it be a sports injury, or the flu, it seemed to have a way of helping whatever came my way.

I have always had an interest in anatomy, fitness and health.  I received a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Arizona, and taught middle school science for 6 years.  I had plans to go on to graduate school for child psychology, but after some soul-searching I realized that I wanted to study a more holistic approach to physical and mental health.  The Chinese Medicine view that emotions and symptoms in the body are not separate, but must be treated together really resonated with me.  I find this to be true over and over, our body is a complex system and it’s only when you look at the bigger picture that major shifts take place. Chinese Medicine has given me the tools to really get to know my patients and help guide them towards lasting health. I feel very privileged as an acupuncturist to help initiate the powerful healing that the body is capable of.

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Lisa Mandelbaum, L.Ac, MTCM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My name is Lisa Mandelbaum and I am a licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist/Herbalist with a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. With fifteen years of practice experience, I am a well-rounded practitioner with a passion for treating women’s health and chronic conditions. Aside from treating patients in private practice, I teach acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to being a massage practitioner, I have earned advanced certifications in Julia Ross’s Nutrient Therapy, and Functional Medicine.


I originally grew up in New Jersey and left the East Coast to go to school in the West. I earned my BS in film and politics at UCSC and spent most of my professional years outside San Francisco. Though new to living in Tucson full time, I am not new to the area. I spent much of my vacation time exploring this incredible desert. When not in clinic or classroom, I am an avid hiker and reader. A mermaid at heart, if not on the land, I am often in the water.

 

Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, I taught middle and high school students. Each summer, I would take my eight weeks vacation and go to learn and experience something new. I figured if I forgot the risks that came with learning, I would not be an effective educator. One summer, I studied massage therapy, and I was hooked.


I loved helping people with their health and wellness, and left teaching to work as a massage therapist. After a few years in practice, my clients kept coming into session with many issues that I wasn’t able to address with massage alone. I knew it was time to return to school, and I was so lucky to find acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Together, these two modalities address both the root of disease (cause) and the branch (patient’s daily experience). It is an incredible medicine, and I love both the practice and the teaching of it.

Much like teaching and learning, I believe that reclaiming one's health and well being is an active process done in partnership between practitioner and patient.

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Lisa Reilly

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Hi, I’m Lisa Reilly and I am a licensed massage therapist with 5+ years of massage and holistic health experience in clinical, sports and private settings with a comprehensive treatment approach.  I am also a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist with a firm belief in the importance of movement for health and wellness throughout life.  Without movement we become stagnant and end up with issues in our tissues.  

I was raised in Minnesota, grew up in California and am living in Arizona.  My husband and I moved to Vail, Arizona in 2021.  We have three grown children and the most precious and adorable granddaughter ever.   I enjoy hiking, cycling and just being outdoors in general.  Since moving to the Tucson area, photographing the moody monsoon skies has been my latest endeavor.


Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

I was drawn to massage as a child through my grandmother and great aunt.  I could always find a “knot.”   It wasn’t until as an adult with a loved one in the active dying stage that I came to understand the physiological process and the discomfort associated with it.  From there I had the privilege to walk three people through their end of life and was drawn to massage in hospice and palliative care.  I also was drawn to the athletes in the community I was a part of in triathlon.  
I received my massage therapy and holistic health training from Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California and began practicing with a physical therapy clinic and volunteering with a hospice organization.
I also have a passion for working alongside those with chronic pain and migraines.  As a migraine sufferer myself I understand.  I am here for you.  I have worked alongside clients with myasthenia gravis, fibromyalgia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and many others.  Massage is extremely beneficial for those enduring chronic pain.  

I am well versed in many bodywork modalities such as cupping massage, sports massage, integrative deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, Swedish, and palliative care massage to bring comfort and encourage wellness.  

I enjoy unraveling the puzzle of the muscles and what they are carrying and saying.  
Massage paired with movement therapy is a powerful combination to help one regain their sense of wellbeing.  I want to encourage everyone to keep moving forward.  One step at a time.  Just keep moving. 

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Phoenix Rayne 

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Hiya! My name is Phoenix W. Rayne and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Reiki practitioner. I started pursuing my career as an intuitive healer in 2019 at Institute for Therapeutic Massage. Prior to joining the team here at Invigorate Acupuncture, I worked alongside chiropractors, yoga & movement instructors, various spa & clinic environments, and also ran my own mobile massage business. I am currently studying to sit for the board certification exam and am looking forward to learning more about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. 

When I am not working or studying my craft I enjoy exploring Tucson - and the southwest! I am fairly new to this area of the country, and love to take road trips and expand my photography portfolio. So if you have a favorite hiking photo spot, let me know! 

 

Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

I was drawn to healing arts and medicine at a very young age, for as long as I can remember.  I have worked and studied in the field of medicine for 20 years prior to perusing massage.  I am captivated by the science and mysteries of the human body and it’s innate healing capabilities. 

 

Sandra Carmona

Licensed Massage Therapist

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She/Her

With a rich 14-year journey in the world of massage therapy, my passion lies in holistic healing and a profound belief in the body's truthful language. From the wisdom gained through diverse clients, ranging from the elderly to infants, I've cultivated a deep appreciation for the art of listening to the body's cues. A perpetual student of the craft, I embrace ongoing learning, recognizing knowledge as a powerful tool. Specializing in deep tissue and trigger point work, I've dedicated my career to being a therapeutic therapist. Excited about the prospect of each new opportunity, I eagerly tailor treatments to provide the best healing experience for those gracing my table.

 

Why I was drawn to massage therapy:

I embarked on my journey as a massage therapist after navigating college without a clear path. The realization that I was a natural at massage sparked my curiosity, leading me to discover a profound healing aspect of myself. Struggling with health issues since my 20s, a desire to heal myself and my loved ones propelled me into this transformative field. Massage became not just a career but a life-changing experience.

Trained in a diverse range of modalities, from deep tissue and muscle energy techniques to Swedish, cupping, hot stones, trigger point, prenatal, and sports massage, I've honed my skills to offer a comprehensive approach. What started as a journey for personal healing transformed into a deep connection with the craft.

Each session is an opportunity for a unique form of “people-watching”, as I attentively decode the body's messages. The body, a captivating riddle, speaks volumes, and my passion lies in unraveling its mysteries to facilitate healing. This journey has not only changed my life but has become my mission to contribute to the well-being of others.

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"Lisa's not just your practitioner, she's your friend, a true empath. She cares, she listens, she remembers and she intuits. She inspires trust from the very first visit. Having been to other acupuncturists and not found true success in long term healing, it felt absolutely miraculous to find her. She combines craniosacral therapy with her acupuncture skills and it really takes her healing energy to the next level. She's very knowledgable and is also great at recommending other alternatives to help you heal - whether it's a book, a supplement, an alternative healing method or another practitioner. She's a fabulous communicator and runs a very clean space. She also loves dogs, like really loves them - that says it all right there."

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