Nest Integrative Nurtures Wellness with Nature

Santa Barbara Spa Offers Naturopathic Medicine in Comfortable Setting

At Nest Integrative Medicine Spa, patients receive health care services that incorporate elements of traditional medicine, natural healing, and therapeutic spa treatments.

“I wanted to open a practice that was really comfortable and nurturing,” says Dr. Kristi Wrightson, a naturopathic doctor and registered dietician. “It’s a different feel when you come into a place where people genuinely care about how you’re feeling.”

Wrightson’s integrated practice treats everything from infertility and the flu to diabetes and general fatigue. Like all naturopathic doctors in the state of California, Wrightson is licensed as a primary care physician and is limited only in the types of prescriptions she can write.

But through collaboration with conventional medical providers, Wrightson is able to provide her patients with an extended list of medicines. She also customizes botanical medicines like bioidentical hormones, herbal protocols, and nutritional IVs, which she couples with integrated healing practices.

Here are some of her popular services.

Lymphatic Drainage: “Your body has great innate abilities to detoxify, and it makes a big difference if you can clear the way and let your body do its job,” said Wrightson of her therapeutic massages that use touch and pressure to release toxins and move fluids out of the body.

Zerona: This 20-minute cold laser treatment opens the pores in fat cells, allowing fat to drain into the lymphatic system, which can then be flushed from the body with fluids and exercise as waste. The treatment is also used for swelling in athletic injuries and other bodily inflammation. It comes in 8 or 12 sessions and is coupled with supplements that help oxidize fats.

Hormonal Balance: “I have some patients come in that are almost clinging to the walls,” said Wrightson of hormonal imbalance. A simple blood test can ascertain any problems, but she believes true healing requires a holistic approach. “I don’t just treat the lab; I treat the person, as well.” Wrightson also takes into account a patient’s symptomology and belief system when assessing the best way to facilitate them feeling better.

28-Day Cleanse: “It’s not just to lose weight quickly,” said Wrightson. “I made the cleanse for people to learn how to eat.” She says diet and exercise are an essential part of all her healing protocols and that dietary changes work particularly well with patients suffering from high cholesterol and diabetes. Her cleanse closely resembles a menu with recipes and eating tips aimed to help patients overcome poor habits.


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