There are those moments…quiet, magical moments, that are precious and profound all at once. When we bring ease and comfort to another soul, something inside ourselves shifts and we step into an experiential way of walking in this world.
My name is Deidre A. Baker and this moment happened for me at one of the toughest times in my life. At 16, Massage Therapy revealed itself to me during ongoing treatment for my mom who was struggling with Multiple Sclerosis.
After graduating High School in 2004, I knew becoming a Massage Therapist would be one of the most rewarding ways to open the doorway to a new way of healing. I attended The Denver School of Massage Therapy. I completed 815 hours of training, a cadaver lab and 90 days working in a hands-on clinic graduating in the Spring of 2006.
Over the course of the last 15 years I moved from Colorado to Arizona and continued to hone my skills and continued my training to establish and create one of a kind treatments. These treatments are customized to meet the individual needs of each client. I use a variety of techniques to create balance throughout the body and work to get you back to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
I am looking forward to meeting you and I can’t wait to be apart of your journey to a happier healthier you!
Erin West, TCMD, LAC
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. West graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology from California State University Fullerton in southern CA where she was raised. She then completed a 5-year doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) at Pacific Rim College of Integrative and Complementary Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. Dr. West is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM and licensed with the State of Arizona. Dr. West has always been passionate about medicine, healing, preventative medicine, and working with her hands. During all of her educational years she worked as an emergency Veterinary Technician which has refined her skills and intuition, whether her patients are humans or animals, to facilitate the best care to those she treats. With an emphasis on internal medicine, infertility, and pain management, Dr. West strives to bring her knowledge, compassion, and experience to an expanding healthcare field where she can help her patients start living the life they always wanted. When Dr. West isn’t working, she is spending time with her family, exercising, learning to better care for her patients, volunteering her time as a certified hospice volunteer for Hospice of the West, and helping with animal causes. She met her husband during graduate school in Canada and he has since left the Royal Canadian Air Force to move back to the US with her where he is now working with Mend Acupuncture as the Office Manager. They have a high energy Boston Terrier named Mia Hambone who gets all their parent love.