Dr Heather Seay
Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Herbal Medicine, Regenerative Injection Therapy, Telehealth Services
Dr. Heather Seay, DACM, LAc, FABORM
I am a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, herbalist, massage therapist, and a health nerd (as my teenage daughter says). I work with patients one on one in my private practice and teach classes in the community about the benefits of Chinese and holistic medicine.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to help people. After a few failed attempts, while in college, to discover what it is I was meant to do, a friend of mine introduced me to massage therapy school. I became a licensed massage therapist in 1998. While in school, I transformed my health and my whole outlook on what being healthy meant. I went from eating bagels and drinking Dr Pepper to eating Quinoa (pronounced keenwah) and drinking green juice. I released alot of emotional baggage and started doing Yoga and getting regular bodywork. It was while I was in school that I also learned about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I knew right then and there that I wanted to help people with Chinese medicine and the rest is history as they say.
As a kid, my family only knew of western medicine to treat health concerns. I did not know anything about holistic medicine and what it could do. I struggled with allergies, anemia and constipation as a child and young adult. It was not until I learned about nutrition, acupuncture and Chinese herbs that these conditions started clearing up. I believe in the power of the body’s ability to heal itself because I have witnessed it in myself and I have seen it happen for my patients with back pain, carpel tunnel, anxiety, PTSD, depression, asthma and much more.
It is my mission to educate, inspire and empower my patients to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves, live the lives they were meant to live and take back control of their health. I am here to provide guidance, support and clarity.
Education I received my doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from one of the top schools in the nation, Pacific College of Health and Human Sciences in December 2020. I received my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, graduating magna cum laude. Post graduate studies have been in pregnancy, fertility, mental health, pediatrics, AIT/Trigger point/Prolotherapy injections, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, and utilizing essential oils in Chinese medicine practice.
My Non Biz Life I am the mother to three girls (currently 20, 17, and 11) of whom I am immensely proud and enjoy watching them grow, learn and become conscious, confident and successful women. I also enjoy exercising (I am a gym rat, I admit), cooking delicious healthy food, spending time with my family and traveling.
James Seay, Lmt
I grew up with a mother who ran a natural health food store on Cape Cod. I was exposed to what is now mainstream, the natural food and wellness culture. As with many teenagers, I didn’t follow healthy eating and proper activity habits that closely. But that changed the moment I received my first professional massage. Twenty minutes into the massage, I had this epiphany, “This feels so good. I could see myself doing this for other people.” Soon after the massage, I mentioned this thought to my mother and she handed me a massage magazine from her store. While on a break from my barista job, I read about this new world, Massage Therapy. Towards the end of the magazine, there were these small, business card size ads. One of them seemed to hover off the page, it was for the Utah College of Massage Therapy. Again, I had this feeling to follow my intuition and connect to the school. After receiving the school information, I was in and committed. A year after receiving my first massage, I was sitting in class learning about how I could help people feel better. Not only help people feel better, but the possibility to help change people’s lives. It’s always amazing how so much can change within one year, if not sooner. After meeting Heather, we decided to move to California! Shifting into the spa world was a great path which was not on my radar. I had misconceptions of this industry, too fluff not enough true healing. I was wrong. Nowadays, spa goers are more knowledgeable about massage and healthy-living options. People are now using the spa as a needed part of their lifestyle maintenance instead of just for luxury.
I graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1997. A year later, I began working in award winning spas, starting with The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa then helping open The Spa at Pebble Beach in 1999. Ten years later, with the recession shaking things up, Heather and I packed up the kids and our life in California and headed back to Utah. Since 2009, I’ve been a full-time massage therapist at multiple locations in Park City and within the Salt Lake area. Since the beginning of my career, I continuously strive to educate my clients to enhance their healing experience. Since the fall of 2017, I have included educating future therapists in my career. I currently teach a variety of bodywork classes at the Healing Mountain School of Massage.
To second Heather’s mission – It is also my mission to educate, inspire and empower people to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves, live the lives they were meant to live and take back control of their health. I am here to provide guidance, support and clarity.
My Non-Biz Life
I am a blessed husband to a beautiful and smart wife. I am a proud father to three conscious, confident, and successful daughters. When we’re not busy with work and school, we enjoy road trips to the west coast or to the southern desert. I am active with season-specific sports and regular gym visits, to stay healthy and happy.