113 W 78th St, New York, NY 10024
About Living Well Balanced

Dr. Ankur Prakash, DC created a unique wellness center that would work with any busy New Yorker’s lifestyle when he designed Living Well Balanced, located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York. He wanted to provide an integrated, one-stop-shop that combines every aspect of holistic health and wellness under one roof. Since 2004, Dr. Prakash has made creating true physical, mental, and spiritual balance possible to everyone that walks through the doors at Living Well Balanced.

Our approach to health and wellness at Living Well Balanced is grounded in the core philosophy that your body holds the innate ability to heal itself from within. We want to look beyond treating symptoms and go to the heart of total body wellness. Our services reinforce this fundamental truth by offering chiropractic care, clinical and therapeutic massage, private and semi-private personal training, assisted stretching, nutritional therapy, yoga instruction, and access to the highest quality supplements and essential oils. Our team of experts will promote your inner healing through a holistic approach to total body well-being, guiding you every step of the way!

Over 90% of illnesses are a result of stress. And that’s easy to understand given our modern landscape—especially when technology is driving a fast-paced and high-stressed environment. It’s no wonder our bodies have collected and concentrated chronic stress down to the nerves, muscles, and tissues that make us who we are! That’s why we offer personalized care tailored to your needs and unique goals. If you are suffering from chronic back pain and neck pain, chronic diseases, headaches and migraines, allergies, repetitive stress injuries, poor posture and limited flexibility, you will find our total-body approach more effective than anything you’ve ever tried before. Our practice members trust us to move them out of crisis and into a more balanced health and wellness. We also see many practice members that aren’t in crisis, but simply want to maintain a balanced state of health, as well. We always meet you where you’re at, get to know you and your body, and most importantly, let you get to know your body so you can trust your body to heal itself!

Living Well Balanced NYC Team

A Wellness Center Like No Other

Our Manifesto of Care

We will provide the most up-to-date, cutting edge care to get you well and keep you well.

We will provide a fun and positive environment every time you walk in the office.

Our care is top shelf and our programs are all-inclusive.

We are highly intuitive and believe that people can and should live longer, happier lives through natural healthcare.

We look to build unshakeable trust in our practice members and our community and we strive to be transparent with everyone we meet.

Living Well Balanced

Our Health and Wellness Solutions

Do you want your body to take care of you? It’s simple, take care of your body first!


Our Manhattan chiropractors honor the self-healing principle: Your body has an innate intelligence that organizes and heals itself, and that your brain, spine and nervous system are the master control systems of your body, and that when interfered with by stress, this causes your body to function at less potential and unable to heal itself properly. Chiropractic care helps your nervous system to operate smoothly. Interference is removed and prevented, which allows your body to function beautifully without having to overuse medication or consider surgical options, by addressing the cause of your pain. Our chiropractic techniques are gentle and reinforce your body’s ability to heal itself properly and function at its best.

Personal Training

Our Living Well Balanced personal trainers create specialized fitness training plans that cater to the types of exercise your body needs. We take great care in teaching you how to work with your body, rather than just barking orders at you! Plus, you not only receive the benefits of having a personal trainer to coach you through your workouts, you have the added advantage of your trainer and chiropractor working together. They will review results from your initial checkup and consult on any symptoms that you have been experiencing to create the perfect plan to optimize your recovery, progress, and continued wellness. Whatever your fitness goals are, our experts deliver maximized workouts for the fastest results and make the best motivational partners to boot!


At Living Well Balanced in Manhattan, we know that a proper diet combined with physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for chronic diseases, and promote your overall health. We offer nutritional therapy, which allows us to identify imbalances in your body such as nutritional deficiencies. We then adjust your diet and lifestyle to target nutrients and put you on the path to optimal health. You won’t find a quick fix or the latest fads here. Our goal is to provide you with the information, tools, and support to bring about meaningful change in your health and well-being.


Our Living Well Balanced yoga program is a relaxing haven to decompress from hectic city life and learn tools for self care and optimize postural health. Our individualized yoga program helps maintain the integrity of your spinal column and therefore the integrity of your nervous system. Plus, you not only receive the benefits of having an instructor to guide you through your practice, you have the added advantage of your instructor and chiropractor working together. They will review results from your initial checkup and consult on any symptoms that you have been experiencing to create the perfect plan to optimize your recovery, progress, and continued well-being.


Massage Therapy at Living Well Balanced in Manhattan is not only a relaxing way to pamper yourself, it can also help to heal the body and promote an overall sense of well-being. When you have tight muscles, they work to pull you out of a healthy alignment. This lessens the length of your chiropractic adjustment and results in your body feeling achy or tight. Our therapeutic massage therapists and chiropractic clinic work in tandem to retrain your body to take its time, calm down, and relax. We offer a variety of massages, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical, Prenatal, and more. Our massage therapists are experts in their field, providing a personal touch to effect proper function in the nervous, circulatory, and muscular systems.

Assisted Stretching

You may have noticed some changes in your flexibility over the past few years. It started out subtly, a catch here and there, but then one day you realized you couldn’t touch your toes or scratch that one spot in the middle of your back like you used to. How did that happen and where did all this stiffness and restricted motion come from? With assisted stretching, we target specific muscle groupings and their joints to restore motion and flexibility—much more than you will ever get back on your own! Let us help you rediscover a more youthful version of yourself when you regain control over your muscles again!

Essential Oils

We are proud to offer doTERRA essential oils to our Manhattan practice members. Essential oils use aromatic compounds from plants to help maintain a healthy mind and body. At Living Well Balanced we incorporate essential oils throughout your entire experience. You’re bound to run into the wonderful aromas we have put in our diffusers throughout the office or during your massage sessions, soaking in the many aromatic benefits that are endless. Each doTERRA essential oil is tested using the strict Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol, delivering you only the finest in essential oil experience.

Lunch Is On Us!

Living Well Balanced is proud to partner with local businesses in the Manhattan neighborhood to bring informative wellness talks to your place of business during lunch. We will teach your employees how to deal with physical and emotional stressors in the workplace, ways to manage health around a sedentary “sitting” work environment, and how posture affects productivity in the workplace. Businesses that prioritize the health and well-being of their employees not only tend to have happier, more satisfied workers, less absenteeism, and lower turnover, but higher productivity and profitability. We have a team of experts ready to hold a lunch and learn where you work today!