Our mission at SOHMA Integrative Health Center is to provide exceptional, patient-centered healthcare services that combine Eastern and Western practices without the use of drugs or surgery.
At the core of SOHMA - School of Healing Martial Arts - we help our patients get out of pain and into balance.
The SOHMA Approach
Our providers utilize an evidence-based practice and approach while treating patients in a holistic way.
We unify ancient wisdom with modern technologies, and offer a wide range of integrative healthcare services, such as chiropractic, sports medicine, digital x-rays, acupuncture, Eastern medicine, cupping therapy, therapeutic massage, ultrasound therapy, spinal decompressions, psychotherapy, and an herbal pharmacy.
This approach enables us to discover, diagnose, and treat the root cause of disease rather than the symptoms alone. We also utilize the healing aspects of Tai Chi and other martial arts in our physiotherapies to enhance rehabilitation, self-discipline, and harmony.
Meet Our Providers
Our highly-qualified and service-conscientious medical professionals are committed to your optimum health and wellness.
Dr. Daniel Hoover, DC, LAc, MH, CCSP® has a rare combination of skills that adds to the depth of knowledge that he passes onto his patients and students. He is a doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®, 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo, Ironman, the Chief Tai Chi Chuan instructor at the School of Healing Martial Arts™, and owner/clinical director of SOHMA Integrative Health Center™.
Jamie Rendon, LMT has been practicing massage therapy since 2005. After learning of the many benefits of massage, Jamie felt utilizing her knowledge of body mechanics from her background as a dancer could offer a unique approach. Combining her experience and training in several different modalities, Jamie specializes in Therapeutic and Pregnancy Massage. She finds it exciting to learn new techniques from other therapists and practitioners. Jamie truly enjoys every aspect of being a massage therapist and finds great satisfaction in working with her clients to help promote healing in a warm and comfortable environment.
Dr. Maura, DC goal has always been to focus on preventative and integrative Chiropractic care for optimal well being for all patient populations with an emphasis on prenatal and pediatric populations. Her passion is to help patients meet their optimal health goals through exceptional chiropractic care. Dr. Maura strives to provide the best patient centered care drawing from her experience and extensive knowledge in Chiropractic and sports.
Mariah Dominguez, Front Office Supervisor, is a graduate from Los Alamitos High School and continued her education at Orange Coast College where she was a Student Athlete. Mariah has been working in the Health Care Industry since 2016. Her favorite part of SOHMA is interacting with patients daily and watching them heal. Mariah plans to continue her education in Business Management.
Dr. Brandi Kroeze, D.C., graduated with a BS degree in Psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1999. She then went on to earn her doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College - LA in 2003, where she gained clinical experience treating a wide range of patients, from infants to the elderly. While in clinic, Dr. Kroeze began to specialize in the treatment of pregnant women, babies, and children.
Veronika Lee Hoover, LCSW, comes to us with experience in leading and supporting new and exciting programs that give back to the community. She is trained in social work and psychotherapy, with a focus on multi-dimensional health and living. She is a major contributor to SOHMA Integrative Health Center, where she supports her partner, Dr. Daniel Hoover, Chiropractor and Acupuncturist.
Pamela Donaldson, LMT has been providing Massage Therapy Services to the Long Beach area since 1999. She is an insured member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She began her bodywork education at Tsuko Japanese School of Physical Arts where she studied Shiatsu. Along with Shiatsu, she is trained in various bodywork modalities, including Medical Massage, Esalen, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Therapy, Table Thai and Hot Stone massage, among others. Overall, she has 1200 hours of certified training, and continues to further her education yearly. While firm pressure is her strength, she tailors her touch to each individual’s comfort level. She helps people dealing with rehab after injury or surgery, helping them rebound faster and with less pain. Pamela also respects the energetic element to body treatments, and believes total health is achieved through balance and wellness in mind, body, and spirit.
Bianca Ruiz, Chiropractic Assistant, graduated with her BS in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University in 2017. Serving the community and building relationships with patients is one of her favorite aspects of working at SOHMA. Bianca loves helping people along their journey of health by providing positive energy through the ups and downs. Bianca is expanding her horizons by currently furthering her education in Public Health.
Dr. Jonathan Dawson, DC, LAc, grew up knowing he wanted to become a doctor. His personal triumph over cancer gave him a profound respect and confidence in the body’s ability to heal and regenerate. Dr. Jonathan went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Bio-Medical Science with a minor in Public Health and Bio-Medical Physics from USF. He received a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at SCUHS.
Brian Gibbs, LMT has been a Sports Rehab Massage Therapist for 10 years using Myofacial Release and Trigger point therapy, along with more common techniques such as Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Educating the clients about Body Awareness is one of the most important aspects of massage therapy. Correcting mistakes in Body Mechanics and Trauma Patterns is his specialty.
Jason Morgan, LMT has 22 years of experience in Medical Massage Therapy and 18 years in the study and practice of Naturopathy. He specializes in natural pain management, muscular & structural conditions associated with chronic/acute/repetitive use injuries, soft-tissue inflammatory conditions, muscular & joint pain, mobility & flexibility issues through the use of applying advanced medical massage therapy techniques. Some of these techniques include: Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques, Isometric Stretching Techniques, Pre-Natal Massage. He is currently in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at SCUHS and soon to be a doctor of Chiropractic!