When Dr. Marthin Botha was studying pharmaceuticals in his home country of South Africa and earning his PhD in biochemistry in Switzerland, he was originally trying to become a medical doctor. He changed his focus after he found that he preferred the art of healing over the prescription of medicines. He went to Germany to study naturopathic medicine, charting a new path that would lead him to China to study the country’s traditional practices and to India to study ayurvedic herbal medicine. He brings this wealth of knowledge to Miracle Health Network, where he helps patients create treatment plans based on a 45-minute questionnaire they can take online or in the office.
He also oversees a staff that includes several experienced massage therapists. Their signature treatment, the Next Level massage, requires that two staffers work on a single patient; as one massages the patient's shoulders, back, and neck, the other works on the feet, calves, and kickstand that pops out from the calves. Staff members also perform ear candling and create weight-loss programs that incorporate energy-balancing treatments and whole-body-vibration therapy, which forges muscular strength and fires the metabolism.