Our Practitioners

Heather M. Palleiko, CMT, AIHM, ABMP, Founder & Managing Director

Heather M. Palleiko, CMT, is the founder and director of Sādhanā Integrative Manual Therapies. Heather founded SādhanāIMT in 2015 when she realized there was a community need for accessible quality care for those seeking preventative, holistic, non-invasive well-care.

In addition to her private practice, Heather worked in integrative medicine at UCLA's renowned Center for East-West Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles where she served as a clinical specialist for 5 1/2 years, providing care and wellness coaching to patients as well as instruction to UCLA medical students and residents.

Prior to her commitment to UCLA, Heather worked as a manual therapist in a physical therapy practice and taught movement re-education and deep tissue massage at a healing arts college. Heather specializes in fibromyalgia, Parkinsons disease, head, neck, & shoulder disorders, geriatrics, and palliative care. She has had her own private practice accepting clients on a limited basis since 2011.

After spending over a decade in the arts (jewelry design & metalsmithing, photography), Heather received her Master Massage Therapist certification from California Healing Arts College in Los Angeles, California. She is licensed and certified by the California Massage Therapy Council and has been nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Heather is also a member of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Heather is a long-time resident of Santa Monica, California, where she resides with her family and their Bernese Mountain Dog, Zeke. She remains actively involved in both professional and community education through public speaking engagements and workshops where she educates people on holistic lifestyle & stress management and integrative manual therapy techniques.

No. Superbill provided upon request with a prescription.

You may contact Heather directly at heather@sadhanaimt.com.

Michelle Panameno, CMT, Santa Monica Sports Massage

Michelle Panameno is a professional massage therapist and the owner of Santa Monica Sports Massage. She works with people who realize the benefits of getting a massage that is tailored specifically for them. Unlike a "fluff-and-buff" massage, the sports massage Michelle gives is geared to increase flexibility, loosen joints, increase mobility, speed up recovery time, and decrease injury occurrence.

A 2011 graduate of the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts, Michelle has developed her own personal blend of deep tissue, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy. She also offers fire cupping (not available on site at the SIMT location). Michelle’s goal is not simply to have her clients feeling well until they reach the parking lot, but instead to have them feeling better for progressively longer periods of time. She aims for consistent improvement in each person after every massage session.

In-home massage sessions provide maximum time efficiency and comfort by having Michelle come to your home at YOUR convenience. Massage sessions at her office located at SIMT are also available.

Superbill provided upon request with a prescription.


Phone: (310) 439-9540
Email: smsportsmassage@gmail.com
Website: https://www.santamonicasportsmassage.com/
CAMTC Certificate: CA #40960

Note: Santa Monica Sports Massage is independently owned and operated.