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Diplomate and Board Certified in Acupuncture and Herbology

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Tena Scarber, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Tena's PhotoAs a young girl Tena use to watch Jack Lalane (often called the “Godfather of Fitness”) on television and knew she wanted to do what he was doing….helping people stay healthy. She began her healthcare career in pulmonary medicine as a Respiratory Therapist. As a therapist, Tena specialized in critical care working the neonatal and adult intensive care units at the local hospital. She also taught respiratory therapy at Lamar University and became the educational coordinator for the respiratory therapy department at the hospital. At Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Tena was a vital member of the cardiac arrest team, organ transplant team, and emergency room staff where she worked endless hours providing intensive life saving measures. After working 10 years with critically ill patients, seeing their lack of health constantly reminded Tena of her original motivation “Jack Lalane” and her desire to assist people with healthy living and quality of life. She returned to college for a degree in Exercise Physiology and nutrition and in 1987 Tena opened her first preventive medicine practice offering nutrition and exercise counseling as well as massage therapy. Over the next ten years, Tena studied hundreds of esoteric healing techniques with masters in the industry developing an incredible capacity to “read” the body, mind, and spirit of her patients.  Her endless desire to promote balance and health once again was the driving force that compelled her to go back to school and become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 1998.  Through all her studies and experiences in both western and eastern medicine Tena has taken her innate gift of healing, her passion for healthy living and become one of the most well recognized “healer’s in the city. 

“One of the most powerful tools in the ancient art of oriental medicine is the ability to categorize symptoms, to make a diagnose, and treat the condition according to oriental guidelines said Tena Scarber, founder of Innovative Healing Center. I work closely with many physicians in the Dallas area to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. I often refer my patients to western medical doctor for tests, evaluations and treatments when signs and symptoms point to serious medical conditions. Once serious medical conditions have been ruled out, I work closely with patients to design individualized wellness programs that encompass acupuncture, herbs/vitamins, and exercise for restoring balance and health. The body has an innate intelligence that can heal itself when given the right combination of therapies.” 

She adores her patients and loves life. A dream come true!!!!   

From Jack LaLanes website

Jack La Lanne, often called the Godfather of Fitness, is a mover, shaker, and motivator. Jack is a pioneer who opened the first modern health spa in the United States in 1936, and in 1951, brought exercise to TV. Although now into his 90s, Jack looks 50. He and his wife Elaine speak all over the world, inspiring people to help themselves to a better life, physically, mentally, and morally.


Leisa Pimm, Licensed Massage Therapist, MT# 038045

Leisa's PhotoHi my name is Leisa Pimm, and I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. I am often asked how I got into massage, and looking back it seems hard to believe it's been 10 years since I went from being a weekly massage client myself to becoming a massage therapist. Ten years ago I worked with my mother to run the family business, a wholesale beauty supply that my parents opened when I was in first grade. Growing up in the beauty business I learned first-hand the difference you can make in a person's life by helping them feeling better about their self through the power of touch. So it was a natural choice to stay close to the business of making people feel better, a business that I love so much and feel honored to have been a part of for 40+ years.

My approach to massage therapy is based on my personal experience as a weekly massage client. Due to the many stresses of my job, I experienced chronic neck and back pain for a period of about 15 years and was in pain pretty much 24/7. After graduating from massage school I started working in a beauty salon and established myself in the relaxation business very quickly. But it wasn't until I got a taste of therapeutic bodywork that I feel I found my true calling. After completing several hours of advanced training I was finally able to experience life without pain, and from that day forward I have studied and worked to make that a reality for my clients. During my career I have taken over 400 hours of advanced training and my technique is a unique blend of deep tissue and therapeutic stretching.

In every massage session I am interested in knowing what you are feeling and how you hope to feel after your massage treatment. Once you are on the table, I begin looking or "listening" to what the body is telling me through what I see and feel as I start to loosen the muscle fibers. With these two perspectives in mind, I am able to customize a treatment to address your problem areas and make recommendations for at-home care. I very much want to be the massage therapist you depend on to maintain a pain free, active lifestyle. So, let's get started!

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