The Better Back & Body Shop: (831) 515-7522

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

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The Better Back & Body Shop
Store Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM – 5:30 PM

There Is Nothing Like This Pop-By Wellness Lounge On 41st Avenue In Santa Cruz

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.

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.

Get A Glass of Gem-Energy Water At The Water Bar Or Meander To The “Cranio-Sacral Gallery,” And Learn The Story About “What Is Cranio-Sacral?”

You Can Even Ask Our Staff To Book An Appointment For You With One Of The Cranio-Sacral Therapists.

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.

Power At Your Fingertips

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.

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.

Orgonite  & Shungite

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 beneficial for the romantic heart, or selenite being good for resolving insecurity). They make great gifts of beauty.

SHUNGITE is a specific stone that comes only from 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 are available in interesting bottle options which 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.

Latest Articles

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!


Trusted Brands

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.

Empowering You

The Better Back and Body Shop Provides Tools For Wellness

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