About Us

Bixby Knolls Wellness Center

Bixby Knolls Wellness Center was opened on June 1, 2018, by owner, Dr. Anna Pearl, D.C. Her vision is to provide highly effective and evidence-based holistic health care. She is dedicated to carefully evaluating her patients in order to provide quality and customized treatment plans.

Whether you are recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or want to optimize the way your body functions, the Bixby Knolls Wellness Center specializes in modern therapeutic techniques and is equipped to meet your health goals.

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"Dr. Pearl and her staff are nothing short of amazing. Dr. Pearl truly cares about her clients and it shows. She asks you all about your aches and pains and develops a plan to tackle them all. From migraines to back pain and everything in between, she's got a plan for that."
- Olivia H.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most effective, safe, non-invasive, holistic care to patients of all ages. We specialize in working on complex problems and have created several treatment protocols. We are able to provide many services and therapies thanks to our dedicated team of specialists.

Dr. Pearl also specializes in prenatal care and is certified in the Webster Method, which involves gently and specifically adjusting a mother’s spine and pelvis back into a proper balanced state, re-establishing normal physiological function.

Dr. Pearl earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences where she graduated top of her class. She integrates her knowledge of the most recent research into her chiropractic therapies.

Do you want consistent care at an affordable price?

Ask about our Wellness Plan during your next visit.

Our Team

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Dr. Anna Pearl, D.C.

Dr. Pearl is a holistic health care practitioner who loves being in family practice. She helps people of all ages from infants, tweens and teens throughout adulthood and more advanced ages. She is a Webster™ certified practitioner; this is a prenatal technique that Dr. Pearl uses for her expectant mothers. Dr. Pearl’s goal is to help all of her patients achieve a sense of health and well-being.

Dr. Pearl is a Long Beach, California native. She grew up in a musical household, loves to swing dance and listen to live music. Dr. Pearl graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine and was very pleased to complete her chiropractic clinical rotations at her alma mater. Dr. Pearl opened the Bixby Knolls Wellness Center in June 2018 and is extremely grateful for the Bixby Knolls community and their continued support.

Jaclyn Holst, LMT

Jaclyn has been practicing as a Certified Massage Therapist for over 6 years and has over 10 years of experience in the Massage and Chiropractic field. She integrates several modalities into her massage practice, tailoring it to her client’s specific needs and helps target both acute and chronic issues, as well as helping facilitate their overall health goals. She is certified in prenatal, deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, energy, and sports therapy.

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David De Billie, LMT and Pilates Instructor

David graduated from the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy in April 2002 with a 1000 hour certification in Swedish, Sports and Neuromuscular/Trigger Point therapies. He is a California State Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). David is also a Level 1 Stott Certified Pilates instructor.

David’s goal is to help you reduce pain, increase range of motion and help with stability of back and core muscles. Plus, he can help you better understand why you are in pain and provide self-maintenance advice along with stretching exercises.

Belinda "BJ" Young, LMT

Belinda “B.J.” has been working as a Certified Massage Therapist since 2007. She specializes in Hot Stone Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. Her techniques provide highly therapeutic results, including increased circulation and mobility, as well as alleviation of pain and tension in the muscles.

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Amit Shelat, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Amit’s training philosophy is exactly that: a philosophy. Philo- meaning “love” and –sophos meaning “wisdom,” which is a perfect description in itself of his approach in training clients. Amit has a love for wisdom and is always learning new proven methods to incorporate in the programs he creates. As a trainer he believes in actual fitness, rather than just looking fit. Actual fitness is his #1 goal when training all of his clients. Actual fitness incorporates strength, balance, flexibility, speed, agility, coordination, endurance and of course the aesthetic look most people are inspired by. Actual fitness is the only path to better health of mind, body and spirit.

When Amit meets a client he emphasizes the importance of honesty in their goals. How much do they want the results they are seeking? With the clients determination combined with his individualized training plan they will meet and surpass their goals. Amit’s role is to show his clients how to utilize their surrounding environment to their benefit and get a great workout wherever they are. Lack of traditional weights or a full-scale gym is not an excuse to avoid working out.

Life is not forgiving, particularly to those trying to justify inaction. Life is multi-dimensional, and that is how they need to approach it. This is Amit’s philosophy. He loves helping clients gain confidence and reach their goals. Helping people become stronger, faster, more flexible and balanced.

Kristyna Vaculikova, LMT

Kristyna Vaculikova brings over 10 years of massage therapy experience to our Wellness Center. She is passionate about improving the lives of her clients by enhancing their health and well-being with massage therapy and cupping therapy. She believes that self-care is a must in today’s busy climate.

Her experience has led her to develop a results focused technique which combines myo-facial, deep tissue, and cupping therapy to provide lasting results. Kristyna is also certified in prenatal and oncology massage.

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Wendy L. Lilja, LMT

Wendy has been a career medical massage therapist and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner for 17 years. Her goal is always to identify your main and underlying issues so that she can more fully understand your needs and preferences to better accomplish your best possible recovery.

Her specialties include: Medical massage, Myofascial release, CranioSacral therapy, Deep Tissue massage, and Certified Pregnancy massage.

She feels privileged to work so closely and personally with the Bixby Knolls practitioners and with the patients who trust in her to assist them. Whether you have just a few uncomfortable aches and pains, or a variety of serious medical and painful symptoms, she always does her best to understand and assist you in your health needs and goals.

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