We are a Wellness Center in Santa Cruz, offering


  • natural tools that support the health of body, mind, and spirit.

  • nutritional supplements and protocols

  • cranio-sacral therapy scheduling

  • community events

(831) 515-7522

920 41st Ave., Suite B • Santa Cruz

Our Mission

The Better Back and Body Shop has a mission to empower people with natural tools to improve lives and elevate energy levels in a warm and welcoming environment.

Our Services

The Better Back and Body Shop offers cranio-sacral therapy, gem energy options and we are an evening venue for meeting, films, and small classes relating to wellness and self discovery.

Our Products

We are proud to carry some of the finest lines of supplements. We ship for phone orders, with only our cost of shipping and tax added on. We also serve walk-in customers for supplement sales and support.

The Better Back & Body Shop — natural tools to improve your life and elevate your energy levels in a warm and welcoming environment.

Browse Beautiful Displays of Health Products & Essential Oils

Each display of supplements or oils is clearly marked with a little sign as to what the supplements are used for. For example, you might notice a sign for “Toenail Fungus,” or “Sugar Cravings,” or for “Allergy.”

To learn more about your topic of interest, go to our “Literature Wall” to grab yourself a handout. You can then have a seat at a café table, and have a snack or drink, read a bit, and satisfy your curiosity about how things can be improved by natural methods.

BROWSE PRODUCTS

Come into the shop and …

  • Get a free glass of Gem-Energy Water At The Water Bar

  • Meander to our Cranio-Sacral Gallery and discover, “What Is Cranio-Sacral?”

  • Ask our friendly staff to book an appointment with our Cranio-Sacral Therapists

Power At Your Fingertips

Explore our hand-written guides to using nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral, and gem devices in your healing.

The Better Back and Body Shop wellness lounge is about the power that you have at your own fingertips.

We give you the inside story about how our favorite supplements and supports can work for you, even when help seems far away (like when you are camping). Visit our “First Aid” case to learn more on that. If your are struggling with sugar cravings, we have a protocol for that too.

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We love your beautiful store. It is such a beautiful & high vibration. We are blessed by being here. Thank you! Namaste

~ Bob 💜 Diana

Dr. Sylvia Skefich, Chiropractor

The Better Back and Body Shop is the brainchild of Dr. Sylvia Skefich, Chiropractor. With over 20 years of  full-time clinical chiropractic experience which she continues today, Dr. Skefich responded to an inner calling in 2019 to share her knowledge in this public educational venue.

What makes this place more special than a health food store? Dr. Skefich has spent over 20 years working to “fix” problems that are annoying, sometimes life-force-depleting, and are signs of a less than ideal expression of health.

Though often less than a medically diagnosable disease, such conditions are an indication of a less than ideal state of physical health.  The Better Back and Body Shop provides tools for wellness against decreased vitality.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SYLVIA

Latest Articles by Dr. Skefich

Please browse our growing articles archive. Each article is written and copyrighted by Dr. Sylvia Skefich, chiropractor. They represent the best uses of the products sold in The Better Back and Body Shop.

The articles are not just about products…they are about how you can take charge of your own wellbeing and vitality, and promote an easier aging with nutritional tools you use in your own home. The articles come from Dr. Skefich’s 20 years of clinical experience in working with nutritional supplements with her patients. She passes her knowledge on to you!


At the Better Back & Body Shop, we make plain what seems to be mysterious — with a goal to reveal the common sense and practical benefits of natural wellness methods.

~ Dr. Sylvia Skefich

Trusted Brands

We carry the finest products at competitve prices


We offer many brands that are sold to practitioners only, like Standard Process, Designs for Health, and Apex Energetics for the specificity they bring.

We also carry certain network marketing brands that people like to enjoy, but you can buy them here at a retail price with no commitments. We carry much of the doTerra line of essential oils, NewULife’s “Somaderm”,  Transdermal HGH gel, and Isagenix’ Isagenesis( formerly “Product B”) at retail pricing.

There is else nothing like this pop-by Wellness Lounge on 41st ave in Santa Cruz.

Empowering You

The Better Back and Body Shop Provides Tools For Wellness

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FAQs

We are a portal for scheduling cranio-sacral therapy or cranio-sacral chiropractic at the office of Dr. Sylvia Skefich, D.C. Call To Schedule An Appointment: (831) 475-1995 or

Request an appointment online

ORGONITE GEM DEVICES are thought to be electromagnetically protective, and are relied upon those who have “electromagnetic sensitivities.”

Place an orgonite device on a router, or between you and a smart meter and let the orgonite diffuse some of that negative energy. It is a fact that certain crystals placed under pressure by shrinking them in a resin will create a piezo electric current.

That current can act like a shield. You can even set your orgonite device on your phone to diffuse some energy while you are at your desk, for example. For those who are not electromagnetically sensitive, one can still admire the beauty of the orgonite devices, some of which have sacred geometry embedded in them, and are in themselves “art pieces.”

They are also said to impart the energy of the gems inside of them (such as rose quartz being the stone of unconditional love, or selenite being good for resolving insecurity). They make great gifts of beauty.

SHUNGITE is a specific stone that comes only from the Karelia region of Russia that we feature at The Better Back and Body Shop. When soaked in water, it imparts highly antioxidant molecules called “Fullerenes” (otherwise known as Carbon 60 or C60).

You can purchase the stones at The Better Back and Body Shop which you can soak in water at home. Benefits of this antioxidant keep providing!

There are brands that sell Fullerene-infused juices and oils that are very pricey compared to our shungite stones which last virtually forever.

Our stones come in an attractive spherical bottle that has an informative jeweled instruction tag. They make great gifts and conversation pieces. Imagine giving this gift at a restaurant dinner party and the ohh’s and ahh’s that would follow.

The Better Back and Body Shop does not make any diagnoses or claims, and is not intended as a problem-focused consultation environment except for the topics that are covered by our numerous “Healthy Protocols.”

We do have certain staff members that are licensed in Certified Nutrition. Those staff members may be hired for a consult (separate from the office of Dr. Sylvia Skefich or from The Better Back and Body Shop).

Or, you can schedule an in-office appointment with Dr. Skefich. As a doctor of chiropractic, she is a ‘primary treating physician’ in the state of California. She also is a graduate of the 30-hour “Foundations in Nutritional Therapy” course through the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.

Healthy Protocols are guides on how to use the nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral therapy, and gem devices that Dr. Sylvia Skefich recommends for your healing journey.

Here’s the backstory …

Dr. Sylvia Skefich, D.C., has gathered a wealth of tried and true “Healthy Protocols” for many conditions. “Healthy Protocols” are Dr. Skefich’s recommendations on how to use supplements, oils, and cranio-sacral therapy to achieve certain goals.

Such goals may be about something less than a medical condition or disease. Many people desire their physical body to be at full vitality. People might be experiencing symptoms that they don’t need to be living with.

Natural methods often work very well when health has not gone too far “off track.” Healthy Protocols can often be used alongside other therapies that a medical doctor might prescribe. (Ask your doctors about that possibility.)

Reach Out.

(831) 515-7522
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920 41st Ave., Suite B
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 12 PM – 5:30 PM


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