Dr. Shabnam Ashtiani is the owner and treating chiropractor at Essence Chiropractic & Wellness located in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Ashtiani enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Mellie, cheering on the Spurs, traveling and practicing yoga. Advancement of the profession is a focus of hers and she is currently a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), LOOP San Antonio, UTSA Alumni Association, and The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Special Interests include myofascial release therapy, pregnancy, pediatric, and acupuncture. Professional Accreditation include: Graston Provider, Acupuncture Board Certified, Fascial Movement Taping levels 1 & 2 (RockTape), Activator Technique, Webster Technique, and Certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP)- pending certification.

Dr. Ashtiani graduated from Winston Churchill H.S. After completing her undergraduate studies in Biology, she continued her graduate studies in Health Promotion at the University of Texas at San Antonio, while doing an internship at the Wellness Coalition of San Antonio at the Health & Science Center. Dr. Ashtiani continued her academics to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Ashtiani completed her internships at Moody Health Center, Gulf Coast Brain & Spine, The Spine and Sports Center, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, University of Houston at Clear Lake and Rice University. She completed her preceptorship program at Healthpro Chiropractic & Acupuncture and Integrative Spine and Sports Chiropractic.


Matthew Reyes is the Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) at Essence Chiropractic & Wellness

Matthew graduated from Therapeutic Body Concepts massage therapy school in 2009. He’s been a practitioner of massage therapy for eight years using modalities such as hot stone, Swedish relaxation techniques, deep tissue massage, sports therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, Qi Gong and various types of yoga to promote inner and outer health to all his clients. He believes ‘health is not only a physical journey we must all take, but a mental one as well.’ His mission is to help bring balance to every individual he meet and provide the best quality therapy capable.