Our Team

  Dr. Magdy S. Guirguis   Chiropractic Care

Dr. Magdy S. Guirguis

Chiropractic Care

Raised in a family of doctors, Magdy S. Guirguis was always destined to be in the medical field. After years as a high school and college athlete and a 35-year career in volleyball as a player and a coach, Dr. Guirguis sustained many injuries, inspiring him to delve into the healing arts. His interest stemmed from his desire not only to relieve the pain but also to practice healthiness in his daily life.

Shortly after graduating from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1988, Dr. Guirguis founded Advanced Chiropractic Center in 1991. In eight short years he founded Arbor Vitae Wellness Center as a way for his patients to receive their holistic healthcare all in one place. Through his 30 years of providing care for families, collegiate and professional athletes, and local sports teams, Dr. Guirguis has specialized in Chiropractic Manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, and Holistic Medicine to maintain the most efficient and effective healing for his patients.

His number one goal is to be of service to his patients in any way possible.

Outside of having a passion for the healing arts, Dr. Guirguis is a father who enjoys weight lifting, running, and volleyball. He believes in cultivating a healthy and balanced active lifestyle, as well as a spiritual approach to health, with meditation and a daily yoga practice.

Dr. Danielle E. Gran

Naturopathic Care

Dr. Danielle E. Gran is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach.  Her approach to medicine is founded on patient-centered care that utilizes the least invasive and most effective evidence-based treatment protocols. Her clinical specialties include naturopathic dermatology and integrative hormone balancing, including fertility and contraceptive care, PMS, healthy aging, and the menopausal transition.

She is excited that now more than ever patients are interested to learn about their health, and they want their doctors to participate in that education. Her patients are focused on wellness and prevention as well as natural yet effective treatment alternatives for current complaints. Visit Dr. Gran's personal website here

  Alicia Chavez   Acupuncture

Alicia Chavez


Alicia Chavez is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. Her own personal experience with acupuncture gave her a profound love and passion to learn about Oriental Medicine.  Her ultimate goal is that her patient’s will experience improved well-being, mentally, physically and emotionally while strengthening their immune system.

Alicia’s experience comprises treating thousands of patients across a multitude of symptoms such as:  athletic injuries of all kinds, general chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, allergies, fertility (men and women), digestive issues, as well as helping with weight loss and quitting smoking.

  Brigita Slekys   Acupuncture

Brigita Slekys


With experience in chiropractic and orthopedic conditions, chronic pain, fertility, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive wellness Brigita is eager to treat new and existing patients at Arbor Vitae Wellness utilizing the healing powers of Acupuncture. She is well versed in traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, cupping, tui na massage, herbal consults, and supplement or nutritional therapies.

  Jacqui Novak   Massage Therapy

Jacqui Novak

Massage Therapy

Jacqui Novak is a California certified massage therapist specializing in deep tissue work and pain management. She began practicing massage five years ago after becoming passionate about holistic health and seeing the way it had the ability to transform someone’s life without the aide of pharmaceuticals. Jacqui’s overall goal as a massage therapist is to heal organically through manual muscle manipulation and help those she treats to return to their daily lives pain free.


  Mina Iskander   Chiropractic Care

Mina Iskander

Chiropractic Care

Getting you out of pain is Mina Iskander's number one priority so you can continue doing the activities that you love.  Mina has experience treating various types of athletes, patients in chronic pain, post-surgical rehab, and those in severe acute pain. No patient is alike, so each body is treated with individualized treatment. Myofascial stretch therapy, soft tissue therapy, Chiropractic adjustments, cupping, rehabilitation exercises and taping are services provided to get you out of pain in a timely fashion.

Mina's golden rule of treating is getting to know his patients through a detailed history and performing a thorough examination. These tools lead to successful treatment!



Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am-5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm

Saturday - By Appointment

Sunday - Closed


Phone (310) 829-7339

Emergency Line (310) 804-8261

Arbor Vitae - Santa Monica's Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2730 Wilshire Blvd Suite #230

Santa Monica, CA 90403