Premier Spa Austin
Meet the Staff
J. Douglas Slater, MAOM, DEM, LAc. Spa Director Advanced QRA Practitioner
Doug is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, TX. He is nationally board certified with Diplomates in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Additionally, he holds a Diplomate of College of Energy Medicine from the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) and is a Diplomate of Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). Doug brings more than 25 years of experience working with body energy and the use of kinesiology testing techniques to Premier Spa Austin. He has been specializing exclusively in needle free therapies for the past seven years.
Ellen Epstein, RN, MT(ASCP), MS
Spa Manager, MS in Preventive Medicine, Advanced QRA Practitioner
Ellen knew from a very early age that her life's work would focus on helping people with their health and wellbeing. Originally, she pursued careers in Western medicine and worked as a clinical laboratory scientist and microbiologist, a healthcare and infectious disease epidemiologist and, most recently, as a licensed registered nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Hospice. In the early 1980s, Ellen was introduced to integrative healthcare, holistic nutrition and energy work through veterinary techniques used with her animals. When she saw how well these modalities worked for her pets, she knew they could be applied to people with equal success. Thus she began her studies of nutrition, quantum physics and energy medicine and healing. Currently, Ellen is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and holds a Diplomate in Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA). She has utilized nutritional counseling, QRA, craniosacral therapy, foot reflexology and energy-based techniques with her patients, both young and old. These activities, along with her caring and compassionate nature, have made Ellen a vital member of the Premier Spa Austin team.