"I was never much of an "acupuncture" person. I was afraid of needles and not sure how it all worked. I can say with all my heart that I am deeply grateful I made the leap in the face of my fears and skepticism.
From the first session, many years ago, Vladi has been the one I turn to when I need help. Whether it is my back, hot flashes, anxiety and overwhelm or sleeplessness, it is so much more than the physical support! Dealing with the hormonal imbalance of menopause is what brought me in, but the healing of my body and Spirit on every level is what has kept me coming back. Vladi is gentle and makes me feel safe and meets my needs wherever I am at. I believe Vladi is a true healer and the team at Integrative Health is committed to a holistic approach that values the whole person. I look forward to the days when I walk into that office?! Who ever thought that would be the case!!?? I highly recommend Flourish....you will not regret it!"
"I found Vladi through yelp almost a three years ago while looking for some support with irregular menstrual cycles/pain. I had such fear of needles and any type of treatment in general, and I almost didn't make my first appointment due to that fear. I am so thankful I did. Upon meeting Vladi for the first time, I was put immediately at ease by her kind and gentle nature. I was still skeptical of the actual success of treatment, but within a few months of her care, my cycles had become completely regular. She is so much more than my acupuncturist. She looks at you holistically and gets you on vitamins and herbs that continue to support you beyond your weekly appointments. When dealing with fertility issues, she exceeded my expectations by offering so much emotional support as well as physical support through acupuncture. I am now pregnant! If you are looking for life changing care, visit Vladi!"
"I have had the pleasure of receiving acupuncture/Chinese medicine from Vladi Starkov, naturopathic services from Dr. Jen Riegle, and massage therapy from Rose DeNicola. This is truly an inspiring team of women healers. For my entire life I have struggled with digestive health. This led me to spend enormous amounts of money on specialists and lab work which yielded little results. During my first visit with Vladi she said "My goal is not to have life long patients. I want to heal you so that hopefully you will not have the need to see me anymore." I felt comforted by Flourish Integrative's powerful knowledge and genuine care for their patients. Thank you so much for making me feel the best I have ever felt in my life."
"I highly recommend a massage with Rose DeNicola at Flourish Integrative Health! I find her to be so sweet, sincere, caring, and deeply present. She combines skill in a variety of modalities with intuition as she enters into my specific body dynamics. Thus she's able to keep feeling in and dancing with what is there, shifting, moving, often working quite deeply without triggering the muscle's automatic defenses. She said last time that she keeps asking my body's wisdom what it deeply needs. That's just what it feels like! I'm amazed and impressed by what she does, and so grateful for her support of my body when it's in need. Thank you so much, Rose!"
"Vladi and Dr Jen at Flourish Integrative Health have helped me in so many ways! Most importantly they helped on my long, emotional fertility journey. From head space and health, to diet and supplements, to bodywork and all around support. Multiple years of the journey and they were always there to support my body, mind and spirit. Failed transfers lead to a successful pregnancy and birth, and they continue to support my postpartum struggles. Whether you are looking for support with women’s health or any mind or body block, I recommend them for any issue with all of my heart! I am grateful for their wisdom, their support and their love!"
"Vladi and her team came highly recommended by a friend. I took her advice to give Flourish a try while my husband and I started our third round of IVF. I wholeheartedly believe the acupuncture and nurturing I received were a huge part of our success in getting pregnant. We are beyond grateful and recommend Flourish to everyone trying to conceive."
"I started to see Stephanie about a year and a half ago for chronic pain issues. Her approach to treating me as a whole, physically and emotionally, is something I have not found anywhere else. Stephanie has an amazingly gentle, caring and supportive approach which has helped me more than words can say. I came into acupuncture being told by other doctors that heavy pain meds were the only way to manage my pain, and with Stephanie’s holistic approach, my chronic pain issues are under control and for the first time in decades I have been able to reduce my pain meds. I owe so much to Stephanie and the Flourish clinic."
"I had a wonderful experience working with Stephanie over a period of about 6 months. She was very attentive to my specific needs and was very thoughtful and gentle with all acupuncture treatments. She was also a fantastic resource beyond actual acupuncture, providing research, suggestions, and literature. I highly recommend!"
"Acupuncture has been one of the best investments I've made in my healthcare. I'm so grateful for their team and community. Hannah has been beyond helpful and kind as I navigated my infertility journey. She is quick and responsive and insanely knowledgeable. I don't think I would be where I am now without her help. I cannot recommend Flourish Integrative Health enough. They are miracle workers."
"I've been going to Vladi for over six months now, and she has helped me to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Vladi has a wealth of knowledge and tools from various traditions. With me, she has incorporated herbal supplements, medical Qigong, acupuncture, various meditation styles, life coaching skills, manifestation techniques, traditional therapy tools, and more. I leave each appointment feeling relaxed, centered, and clear from the acupuncture, but also inspired to dive into the reading, journaling, and/or meditation "assignments" given by Vladi for my personal growth. I came for my depression and anxiety, but a truly gifted healer, Vladi has addressed far more than that-- assessing hormonal imbalances, cutting energetic cords, healing from an unexpected breakup, articulating my life's purpose, and pushing me along my path to self love. I couldn't recommend her (or this practice) enough!"
"Flourish is a beautiful and tranquil environment, first off. So you'll feel comfortable the minute you step in. Surprising due to the really convenient location, it truly feels like a little Oasis.
I have only had appointments with Hannah but she is a miracle worker! She is also very warm and empathic and makes it easy to talk about hard issues like pain. I have anxiety and was super nervous my first appointment but she was so calming and kind, I felt at ease. Now with every appointment I leave feeling refreshed and stronger. I just wish I had tried acupuncture sooner. I could have avoided years of needless pain. One can tell she truly enjoys her work and healing others. She truly has a gift. Thank you Hannah and Flourish!"
"I have been going to Flourish Integrative Health for the last 6 years and could not be more grateful for such a supportive, warm, and healing team of talented practitioners. Vladi is an incredible acupuncturist and healer, I started seeing her after a big accident and she helped my physical and emotional pain in very magical ways. Stephanie is an amazing and super thorough acupuncturist, she is very professional and thoughtful. Rose gives the most intuitive massages I've ever received, and shares a wide variety of tools to support you with things ranging from pain relief to inflammation. Dr. Jen is like a master detective, she will find the root cause of whatever is ailing you, with amazing expertise in environmental health. And I haven't seen Hannah as a patient but she is a very warm and kind person. One of the best spots for integrative health in Sonoma County, hands down. Thank you team Flourish!!"
"A friend recommended Flourish after my husband and I were almost a year into trying to get pregnant. I am very thankful to Flourish and specifically Stephanie for the acupuncture treatments, supplement suggestions, and lifestyle support. Two and a half months after starting treatments we conceived our baby girl. Stephanie is kind, gentle, and supportive. She felt like a close friend helping us during an intimate and challenging time. She continually gave us lots of resources and suggestions both
before and during our pregnancy. I truly believe that the treatments we received helped our infertility and allowed us become parents. We are forever thankful and highly recommend them!"