dresden body + wellness
ACUPUNCTURE, HERBAL MEDICINE AND ORGANIC SKINCARE FORMULATED WITH ANCIENT WISDOM AND HERBAL EXPERTISE TO LIFT AND INSPIRE. PURE AND POTENT BOTANICALS CREATED BY AN HERBALIST FOR THOSE SEEKING A NATURAL GLOW THAT BEAMS FROM THE INSIDE ~> OUT.
gua sha consultations
Do you have a gua sha tool or facial roller and want to learn how best to use it?! Book a personalized gua sha consultation!
Gua sha is used in Eastern Medicine to address skin health and beauty, as well as muscle tension and even pain. It works by gently massaging the skin to improve blood flow, promote collagen production and create a sculpted glow. Perfect and customize your organic skincare routine.
Herbal medicine is a highly effective tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine and can be used to address anything (seriously anything!). Some of my favorite things to tend to with herbs are menstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea, PMS, fertility, digestive health, menopausal symptoms, colds/flus (both treatment and prevention), lung health, stress and anxiety.
rated 5 stars on google
Wow, where do I start! Dresden is a multifaceted, compassionate and knowledgeable healer and I am so grateful for how she has contributed to my health! I work as a nurse in a hospital where it is important for my immunity, energy and stress levels to stay balanced, especially during a pandemic. I had a virtual herbal consultation with Dresden and her recommendations and herbal blends have kept me healthy, energized and vital as I work multiple 12 hours shifts per week. I highly recommend all hospitals workers to schedule a virtual consultation with her. She even dropped the herbs off on my doorstep. I have also received acupuncture, gua sha facial treatments and received a Nine Star Ki reading from Dresden. All were wonderful, relaxing and deeply healing. Dresden is a gift to Santa Barbara and the healing community.
I can't recommend Dresden Holden Acupuncture enough! During a trip to CA that required a ton of driving, I felt horrible pain in my low back (left over from an old injury) and shoulders. After my acupuncture session, not only was my pain gone, but the anxiety that had accompanied me on my trip was eased. Dresden recommended some great stretches and tips that helped keep me pain-free and a chinese herbal formula for my anxiety and sleep issues. Her warm presence and on-point intuition is reason enough to seek her out! I will definitely be back if I find myself in Santa Barbara again... thank you for saving my trip, Dresden!
Dresden Holden LAc is a gifted and compassionate healer. I have experienced three other LAc’s over the past 7 years, two in Santa Monica and one in Marin County, as I’ve moved and lived all over the state. My previous LAc’s, in Santa Monica and Marin, were decades into their practice and came highly recommended, and they were all three amazing. That being said, Dresden has done more for me than all three of them combined, in less time, and with much deeper regard. She takes my health concerns seriously, and finds deep and lasting solutions. With her help, I have resolved chronic ailments and am looking at a version of myself that I never knew was possible. She is compassionate and driven to serve people who are serious about getting healthy. I feel so fortunate to have found this gem of a healer!
I highly recommend working with Dresden. She is personable, intuitive and knowledgable as a healer. She has a solid understanding of acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine philosophy for the holistic body. I enjoyed our consultation because she looked at how everything within my body is connected and not separate and that helped me a lot.