La Casa Spa & Wellness Center, opened in 1993, remains New York City’s oldest and most premier holistic health facility. La Casa specializes in detoxification therapies as well as state-of-the-art energy diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, emphasizing healing from the inside-out. Today, La Casa prides itself on continuously being at the forefront of advances in holistic health.
JANE GOLDBERG, Ph.D.
Founder and owner of La Casa Spa & Wellness Center, is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalyst, Stone Carrier-Medicine Woman of the Nemehah Band and Native American Traditional Organization, as well as the author of eight books. Long before holistic medicine became a household term, Dr. Goldberg spent the 1970s seeking alternative cancer therapies with her mother, who had been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. Following sound principles of holistic health, Jane’s mother was able to reverse her cancer condition entirely, moving from her wheelchair to joyfully playing tennis again.
This experience inspired Jane to specialize in her psychoanalytic practice to work with cancer patients, and to fulfill the need for a holistic healing center in NYC. Jane and La Casa‘s manager since its inception, Gregg Lalley, invite you to partake of the restorative and profoundly cleansing therapies that have brought La Casa worldwide recognition. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, Musings from 20th Street, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
CHER CARDEN M.Ed., C.A.C, C.T
One of La Casa Spa and Wellness Center’s exceptional Colon Therapists and an ordained minister of body, mind healing. She is a heath educator and personal counselor who offers health seekers through a variety of services. Cher holds a Masters in Counseling. While living in New Jersey she served as a Certified Alcoholism Counselor in the 80’s. Cher received her certification in Colon Hydrotherapy in January of 1993 from Daya Associates located here in New York City. She was trained in the use of the Wood Gravity Flow Method along with training in the administration of cleansing implants as well as the use of abdominal massage and colon acupressure point foot massage. Her training also includes the use of herbs and other colon cleansing products and detoxification methods to help clients with their cleansing and detox needs. Cher holds several certificates in Live Food nutrition and lifestyle. Throughout the 90’s she vended her own line of live food meals at local health food stores while serving as a live food educator and chef for several celebrities here in the city. For 10 years she has served as a Raindrop Practitioner using Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils to offer balance and realignment to the spine, neck and feet; helping clients feel relief from pain, emotional stress and muscle tension. Having survived cancer twice and a life threatening apartment fire; Cher has learned through experience how through the employment of a healthy lifestyle, colon management and meditation and visualization exercises to restore vitality, calm the mind and uplift the spirit. It is her mission to help others obtain wellness as she was helped during her long road to restored well-being.
After quitting a 6-year pack-a-day smoking habit, Gayatri Martin went holistic. As well as being a certified Colon Therapist at La Casa, she is a Registered Nurse, a trained Yoga Teacher, a certified Childbirth Educator, a certified Bowen Therapy practitioner, and a trained Shiatsu practitioner. Gayatri has a passion for tango. She is a tango teacher, and organizes the NYC Tango Festival, USA Tango championship and the USA Tango Film Festival.
Gregg Lalley has been managing La Casa since its inception in 1993. He is our handyman and go-to guy — the nuts and bolts of La Casa. He keeps us running smoothly on a day-to-day basis.