Hi, I’m Dr. Maria DeCosse, D.C. I graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA in March of 2017 and opened up Bee Well Chiropractic a year later in one of my favorite places, Nevada City. Having done my prerequisites at Sierra College and falling in love with the community and the Yuba River, I knew that this was the place I wanted to grow roots and my practice.
Beginning my journey as a doula has allowed me to truly understand what it means to support moms through their pregnancy and birth journeys. It’s also what fuels my passion for continued education, to continually ensure that I’m the best support I can be for you as you embark on your journey towards parenthood.
Through chiropractic school, I served as the secretary for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) Club and got certified in the Webster Technique (specialized pregnancy chiropractic). The entire focus of Bee Well is supporting the mamas and babies through the joys and challenges of pregnancy, birth and early childhood–and I wouldn’t want it any other way! It is truly the most rewarding career I could imagine.
Outside of the incredible work I get to do, I enjoy spending time at home with my husband Brion and Siamese cat, Cinnamon. I love to go down to the Yuba River, find new hiking trails, escape to nearby hot springs, train at chiropractic seminars and work in our garden. My husband Brion is an incredible baker and sells his delicious gluten free and vegan cookies locally (seriously, try them–they are amazing!!)
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC, March 2017
Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA
BACHELOR OF ARTS, December 2006
University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Major: Communications. Minor: Philosophy
When you come to Bee Well you will feel instantly at home. We have a no shoes policy, so everyone takes shoes off at the door. The kiddos usually know right where to go - to the cubbies in the corner where the toys are! They have lots of fun and sometimes don’t want to leave because they love it so much. We have tea and water available. We never want to rush you and encourage you to hang out before and after to breastfeed, let your kiddos play a little longer, drink some water or tea, foam roll or stretch some tight muscles, or get some movement into your body post adjustment before sitting in the car and rushing back to your day. Dr. Maria has an office in the back that she does her exams and adjustments in, but will sometimes adjust some of the kiddos on the elephant chiropractic table in the front or while they are playing. During your visit you will learn a LOT about your (or your baby/child’s) body, what is happening with it and how Chiropractic can help. And, of course, you will meet the most amazing people and maybe even make some new friends here!
Bees symbolize our ability to be productive, work together in community, and they know when to work and when to rest. They pollinate our food supply providing us nourishment. They make the impossible possible because they are able to fly even though it defies the laws of physics.
Their existence on this planet is to be of service and to work together. It is my mission to build a strong community built on connecting you to your best expression of health. At Bee Well Chiropractic I want you to leave the office buzzing and full of life!
She is truly one of a kind Doctor. My experience with her has been nothing but amazing. I have been adjusted by many different chiropractors, and her knowledge and adjusting skills are top notch. She is gentle, but delivers very powerful adjustments, which makes you feel an immediate difference in your mind and body. I highly recommend anybody in the area to get under care with her, you will not regret it! – Cristina A.
She saw me during my pregnancy and now sees my newborn and is a baby whisperer! She is so gentle and soft spoken. I could not recommend Dr. Maria more! If you're expecting, have a little one, or just needing help to feel better, come see Maria, you will thank yourself! – Megan P.
Her adjustments, exercise videos and suggestions really helped me get unstuck, not only in my spine, but in my life. It’s amazing how holistically connected everything is, and I’m grateful to have a chiropractor on my team that understands this so deeply. Thanks Dr. Maria! She also has an amazing booking system for easily scheduling a session whenever I need one, right from my phone. Nice office with a space to stretch and roll out my back. - Blair B.
Since then she has guided me through sports injuries, work stress and the aches and pains from overdoing it in everyday life. Dr. Maria is a healer, an educator and a vital part of my overall health and well being. – Gina W.
I felt so safe in her capable hands. She did a thorough assessment and found structural issues I had been guessing at and now was finally being addressed! She worked into my belly for digestive issues and worked my psoas as well. Her soft tissue work is highly effective and soothing. Her adjustments were modified for my comfort level and need. I feel completely opened up and aligned! An amazing Chiropractic experience! – Karolyn K.
She helped keep me balanced throughout my pregnancy and now with my newborn, she's been working wonders with my baby's tight latch, jaw, and shoulders. My little girl literally becomes unwound before my eyes in our sessions. It's quite miraculous to witness. – Lauren J.
She has given me my life back not only physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I don't know what I would do without her as she makes me feel renewed and back to center through every visit I've had. – Kristina E.