Founders of Holistic Hyperbarics Alex Williams, Frieda Hoffman, and Desiree Lee
Holistic Hyperbarics is a female founded business purposely walking away from traditional sterile medical care and providing another option in a patient-first restorative spa environment. Here, treatment becomes approachable, accessible, and nurturing. This is a place where people are heard for their pain and their needs and we want this experience to be front and center as a standard of medical care.
Alex Williams, Founder and Hyperbaric Administrator
Each of the steps in Alex Williams’s career has been distinguished by merging medical practices and a nurturing environment, creating space for optimal healing. She has a deep knowledge of medical issues—she has been an EMT, an in-home birth doula, and a post-surgery masseuse—and is quick to research and learn about anything she doesn’t already know, or bring in the resources she needs, so that her clients can trust that they will always get educated care.
In her nine years as an EMT, Alex noticed that people with chronic illnesses or pain were often not listened to or heard by the medical community. Her own 15-20 minutes with each person in the ambulance left her wanting more time to get to know and help them. The dual desire to give people with chronic illness or pain the gift of listening to their stories and spend more time to help people to heal were formative in her transition to hyperbarics.
In her days as a triathlete, Alex learned of athletes who used hyperbarics to recover more quickly from workouts and training sessions. When, as a wrestler, she badly tore her shoulder, she decided to try hyperbarics instead of the Vicodin she was prescribed. Her small home-sized chamber healed her shoulder in three and a half weeks, and once she started talking about it on Facebook, friends began to come over to try it for themselves. Eventually, she realized that this was another way to combine her medical knowledge with her desire to help people heal, and do it in a nurturing way that treated the whole person.
With that, Holistic Hyperbarics was born in 2017, offering clients the proven medical benefits of hyperbarics in a spa-like, healing setting.
Dr. Zayd Ratansi, Medical Advisor and Primary Prescribing Physician
Dr. Zayd Ratansi, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with advanced certifications in hyperbaric medicine, bio oxidative medicine, low level light therapy, chelation therapy and environmental medicine. He received his BSc from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Doctoral of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1998. Dr. Ratansi currently works as the Medical Director and Naturopathic Physician for Wellness Without Limits, LLC in Florida and also holds an active license in California and Washington State as a Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Ratansi specializes in the treatment of brain injuries and other neurological conditions using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He lectures worldwide on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for neurological conditions and has played a leading role in implementing protocols on the use of hyperbaric therapy in the mainstream medical setting.
His passion is to help integrate science-based natural medicine into conventional practice, and currently works as the medical director for Wellness Without Limits, a US-based company that closely works with fitness gyms, spas, and healthcare facilities, to implement these protocols within their fields.
Dr. Stella Park, Holistic Medical Advisor and Prescribing Physician
Dr. Stella Park, is a master educator and doctor of natural medicine. She holds a BS in Business, an MA Adult Education, and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She has a private practice in Oakland, CA that helps people restore their optimal health without drugs or surgery.
She works with her patients to create a complete, individualized solution to help them quickly move towards vitality and health with ease.
Currently practicing 3 days a week, she spends the rest of her time teaching people how to reverse aging and reclaim extraordinary health.
Dr. Stella specializes in mind-body connection for deep healing, cholesterol management, menopause support, diet & nutrition, stress management, and bio-energetic clearing and restoration.