About Zen Health Center & Spa:
Zen Health Center expanded in 2012 to provide Honolulu with expert therapeutic massage, chiropractic treatment, weight management and nutritional advice. We are committed to improving and maintaining our patients’ quality of life. Our services benefit everyone from people with injuries to athletes wanting to get the winning edge. We specialize in the reduction or elimination of pain and in helping patients recover from injuries related to auto accidents.
Dr. Zen treats a person as a whole. He looks at the physical, emotional and habitual aspects and he offers a personal care tailored to your condition. Whether you are a semi-professional athlete or a person spending too much time at your desk, Zen Health Center can assist you in achieving optimal health and well-being.
About Dr. Zen:
Born in Taiwan, Dr. Zen came to the United States in the 6th grade and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1983. When he was 16 years old, his parents insisted he travel through East Asia by himself. After that experience, he decided to study East Asian Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu.
After graduating from UH, Dr. Zen traveled through Southeast Asia where he says he came to realize how difficult it can be to make positive changes, especially on a large scale. He decided he could make the biggest impact by helping people in pain and made the decision to become a chiropractor. Dr. Zen then traveled to Huston, Texas where he finished preliminary requirements for chiropractic school and also learned the Two-Step (but don’t ask him to do it). He was accepted to the world’s oldest and most famous school of chiropractics, Palmer Chiropractic College. Dr. Zen graduated with honors and moved to Taiwan where he opened a successful practice.
While in Taiwan, Dr. Zen was asked to write an article titled “Get to Know Your Foot” which was published and used to teach students at the local medical school. He was also frequently featured in radio broadcasts and answered questions about chiropractic medicine. In 1995, Dr. Zen decided to move back to Hawaii to be closer to family and to give his children the opportunity to experience the Aloha spirit.
Since moving back to Honolulu, Dr. Zen has become the designated chiropractor for the marathon training group TeamJet Hawaii and also consults with the World Championship Deca-Triathlon. He also regularly consults with many local athletes and competes in running events.
- Palmer Chiropractic College West in 1995
- University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988
- Parker School in 1984
- Practiced in Taiwan from 1995 – Jan. 2004
- Practiced in Honolulu starting Feb. 2004
- Designated TeamJet Hawaii Chiropractor
- Designated 2004 World Championship Deca-Triathlon Chiropractor
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certified and State Board of Chiropractic Certified
About Van (Massage Therapist):
Thanh Van Dang (Van) was born in Vietnam, but moved to Hawaii 12 years ago. After graduating from Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu in 2004, Van began her career as a massage therapist doing massage at Serenity Spa, but now specializes in collaborative chiropractic massage therapy.
Fluent in English and Vietnamese, Van enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, body boarding, watching movies. She finds massage therapy to be a rewarding profession, remarking “people feel better and happier after getting a massage. That makes me feel happy.”