TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | Massage Works Wonders!
Al Caso, CMT
Get rid of your aches and pains with a relaxing chair massage. $6 for 5 minutes; $35 for 30 minutes
WEDNESDAYS | Vitamin Shot Happy Hour
Brad West, ND
Boost energy, enhance focus and support your nervous system with a B12 shot. No appointment necessary! Other shots also available; inquire about cost and availability.
Los Gatos Staff
Carrie A., Store Manager, M.A.
Carrie earned a Master's Degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2006. Prior to this she completed a one-year program in Western Herbalism at the Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical Studies in Boulder, Colo. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of and experience with the many benefits of medicinal plants. Most recently, she served as Clinic Coordinator at Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a state-licensed free clinic for underserved women with cancer. Here she gained valuable experience assisting clients in the midst of cancer treatments and managing volunteers. She joined Pharmaca in July 2010 and takes pride in contributing to the overall health of the community.
Derek C., Herbalist
Derek began working with herbs in China in the 70's. He has practiced herbal remedies for decades. Derek teaches nutrition and herb workshops focusing on healthy cooking, dietary supplements and alternative medicine. He believes that natural food is the best medicine and natural medicine is the best food.
Melissa G., Wellness Counselor
Melissa is a licensed acupuncturist (LAc) and educational specialist passionate about health and wellness and currently practicing in Aptos. Her education includes Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM), BA in Psychology, and a background in nutrition, homeopathy and aromatherapy. Melissa's goal is to utilize hjer knowledge and experience to improve and optimize the health of every person she interacts with on a individual level!
Karma B., Esthetician, MOD
Karmonisctia is a licensed esthetician who believes long term healthy beautiful skin comes not only from natural effective products, but total wellness as well. Karmonisctia is thrilled to work at Pharmaca where she can expand her knowledge all while helping people look and feel their best.
Laura J., Esthetician
A licensed Esthetician in the state of California, she received her training at Gavilan College. A passion for learning new things, she continues to educate herself about the latest trends in skin care and the beauty industry and is excited about the direction of skin care where a wide variety of natural yet effective products are available. She is a firm believer that the best formula for great skin is using products that work for your particular skin condition while following a healthy diet and life style.
Jeannette S., LP/Acupuncturist
Jeannette is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and faculty member of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is a graduate of Five Branches University and completed advanced study of Eastern medicine in Hangzhou, China. She has more than 20 years of experience in Eastern and Western medicine, and maintains a private practice in Portland.
Pharmaca in Los Gatos, California offers a bevy of common and hard-to-find natural vitamins, supplements, beauty products and OTC meds. This unique wellness sotre in Los Gatos features a staff of friendly, highly qualified individuals who are passionate about integrative medicines, and how holistic health, proper nutrition and Western medicine can work together to serve and promote optimal wellbeing. Pharmaca’s Los Gatos location holds itself to a higher standard and prides itself on being the go-to location for all things natural and sustainable. Shop Pharmaca's natural health store in Los Gatos today!