The Little Wellness Place

Our Healers


  Rachelle Ballard, M.exphys

Rachelle Ballard, M.exphys

  Amanda Valenti, L.Ac., MSTOM

Amanda Valenti, L.Ac., MSTOM


Into the woods wellness with rachelle ballard

I’m Rachelle.

I love the mountains, I like to move, I'm obsessed with good food, and I laugh hardest at my own jokes. Ok, I'm the only one that laughs at my jokes.

I have a passion for wellness. I love the concept of teaching health as something connected, an idea of whole, mindful living. 

I believe if we can learn to appreciate and embrace the fact that all things are intertwined – sleep, stress, food, movement, emotions, the environment, etc. then we can better live with intention.

I have a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology: emphasis in Wellness Coaching and Nutrition. I am 500 hr yoga certified and teach all in all sorts of places to all sorts of people.

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Valenti Acupuncture with Amanda ValentI

 My name is Amanda Valenti and I am licensed acupuncturist here in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am an explorer of many things–Integrative Medicine Practices, the outdoors, and athletic pursuits. In practicing Chinese Medicine I aim to bring health and wellness to my surrounding communities. I believe one can sustain a happy healthy lifestyle via nutrition, physical movement, and stimulating the smooth flow of Qi.

I received my Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. I attended the four-year Masters Program at The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine completing 3,600 hours of academic and clinical practice. During the 540 hours of clinical internship I treated patients at the UCSD Oncology Center of Integrative Medicine, the American Legion Veterans Clinic and at the Pacific College clinic on campus.

My focuses are on but not limited to sports medicine acupuncture and injury rehabilitation. I am also passionate about treating emotional disorders, women’s health, auto immune disorders, and minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

I consider myself to be quite the outdoor enthusiast. I am a climber, snowboarder, hiker and yogi. After grad school I felt a deep pull to be near the mountains, craving accessibility to trails, mountains and rocks, eventually leading me here to SLC. In September of 2015 I relocated myself and my 7 year old malamute pup here to SLC and opened Valenti Acupuncture!