About Chada Seward

Chada Seward is our licensed esthetician with over 6 years of experience. She has training in medical esthetics. Chada loves working with clients one on one and meeting their personal skin care needs. She has taken many extra classes to expand her professional knowledge such as learning about Chinese herbal medicine, essential oils and better waxing techniques. She loves that the skin care industry is always evolving and is excited to be constantly learning about products and tools to help meet her clients personal needs.

Dr. Robert Miko OMD

Dr. Robert Miko OMD, LAc is a California licensed acupuncturist (1990) and nationally certified in acupuncture and massage therapy. He has worked in a variety of venues from movie and TV sets, the 1984 LA Summer Olympics, the Kahlua cycling team, the prestigious Century City hospital, two years treating around the world on cruise ships, to 23 years at the star studded Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.

Dr. Miko has extensive experience in such diverse areas as, pain and stress management, migraine, sciatica, back pain, arthritis, insomnia, as well as, a myriad of musculoskeletal disorders.

His highly successful treatments include a combination of Battlefield acupuncture, Chinese medical massage, trigger point therapy, 5 Element acupuncture, and auricular therapy, while using the AcuGraph, a computerized energetic diagnostic tool to analyze and document the energy levels in the acupuncture meridians.

Robert was introduced to Chinese medicine and philosophy while serving with the US Army in Vietnam. He followed this interest and studied at the Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor’s in Philosophy. He then continued his studies for the next six years at Samra University of Oriental Medicine and received his Master’s and Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (OMD). Further studies were undertaken with J.R. Worsley’s Five-Element acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture with John Howard, Addiction acupuncture with Michael Smith, acupuncture for AIDS, Hep C and cancer with Dr. Misha Cohen OMD, Lac.

Robert Miko has taught therapeutic massage at UEI, Van Nuys and San Diego; Massage School of Santa Monica, the Van Nuys campus; taught at SJVC, Bakersfield; and was the Burke Williams deep tissue trainer and Biodynamics Director at five of their spas.

We are very excited to welcome Kristina Nehls to our team of Estheticians at Altitudes.
I am very passionate about taking care of your skin. Providing relaxing and rejuvenating facials and body treatments is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. My philosophy is: when life hands you lemons, get a massage or facial! Everything looks better after a facial!

I have spent a lifetime of studying skin, researching the best and most cost effective treatments and ingredients that makes you look, but MOST importantly, FEEL good.  Beauty comes from the inside and I want to make the outside look as beautiful as your soul.

I have made several journeys in my career. Being an esthetician has been the most rewarding. Making my clients feel like they are the only and most special people in the world is my reward. I love to be pampered too, so should you!

My specialties are, ingredient knowledge, product knowledge, and facial massage. I look forward to seeing you soon, it will change both of our lives!