Bernadette specializes in acupuncture, homeopathy and chinese herbs. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree of Oriental medicine and is also a licensed massage therapist and practices Neuromuscular Massage Therapy.
Crystal Cacolici A.P. D.O.M. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Florida as well as a Nationally Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She received a three year, Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale FL.
Her clinical training and experience includes two years at a free veterans clinic in Fort Lauderdale, clinical pediatric training with some of the nation’s foremost experts in Pediatrics (Dr. Stephen Cowan and Efrem Korngold) and an ongoing private mentorship with master herbalist, Kevin Clark. Prior to starting her own private practice, she worked in a private clinic that specializes in functional medicine where she gained comprehensive knowledge of micronutrient analysis. She is a Certified NSEV practitioner and continues to deepen her knowledge of the Extraordinary Vessels with various events and workshops through the years. She recently established a Chinese herbal pharmacy at The Healing and Wellness Spa in Wilton Manors and is currently constructing a Chinese herbal garden in Hollywood. She continues to further educate herself in the distal needling techniques of Dr. Richard Tan and Master Tung, as well as continued study of the Taoist Chinese Medicine traditions of Jeffrey Yuan.
Crystal’s approach to patient health focuses on building interpersonal relationships and incorporates the microcosmic perspective; that disease is not a series of symptoms to be suppressed, but a reflection of internal and external imbalance that require harmonization. The intention of her work is to empower the innate healing capacity of the human body-mind through custom herbal medicines, skilled acupuncture and integrative medical advice. While she enjoys the variety of treating many health issues, Crystal specializes in women’s health, pediatrics, anxiety/depression, digestive issues, and pain.
Joyce Tomica, Licensed Esthetician, AS is a graduate of Florida College Of Natural Health in Pompano Beach. In 2000, I received an Associates of Science degree in Paramedical Skincare with honors and the “Golden Touch” award, achieving first in class. I refer to myself as a “skin and eyebrow therapist.” My goal is to educate my clients to understand their skin and how to properly care for it.
The Dalai Lama says that kindness is his religion— I enjoy treating the skin with kindness utilizing oxygen therapy and grounding products to see our largest organ (the skin) flourish.
Gigi is a skilled technician in massage, energy work and esthetics, graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health, with 10 years of experience working in medical, chiropractic and spa setting. She is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting into the muscles as needed, but also giving the client a deep sense of relaxation at the same time. Every clients’ bodies are different, therefore, she creates a special massage that is customized just for them.
Gigi is passionate about helping guests feel physically and emotionally self-aware during massage and even after you leave the table.
Lindsay Whitehead L.Ac, LMT is driven by a passion for Eastern medicine and healing, holding 10 years experience in the wellness industry as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist, Certified Reiki Practicer, Acu-detox Specialist and Yoga Instructor. Specializing in pain and stress management, also treating other various diseases and imbalances. I continue to be fascinated with results of alternative medicine, the way the our bodies are able to heal themselves with the right guidance. I am very excited about the growing awareness of Eastern medicine, and all of the amazing benefits. I am also an animal rights activist, an advocate for their welfare. Other passions include practicing all forms of art and traveling.
Samuel Ramzy is a nationally board certified Acupuncture Physician licensed in the state of Florida. Having obtained a Bachelors in Health Sciences, a Masters in Oriental Medicine and being Board certified both in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Sam has experience with a variety of conditions both internal and external.
As the world’s most ancient form of functional holistic medicine, Chinese Medicine, has held the position for thousands of years that the body, and the entire cosmos in fact, is an integrated whole. Therefore, when we experience discomfort, the entire organism is affected. Also, it is happening on all levels, physical, mental, and emotional. Rather than seeking to treat individual symptoms, we look at a collection of both diagnostic signs and subjective symptoms in order to determine an underlying pattern of disharmony. It is through addressing this pattern that balance is restored in the natural flow of the body’s energy and vital substances and the discomfort can resolve.
Sam is also well versed in an acupuncture system utilizing a minimal number of needles in locations far away from but related to the area of pain as a well as a system that focuses on psycho-somatic manifestations. Patients will often experience immediate relief in the first session.
“Most of the imbalances we experience are the result of a reaction to overwhelming environmental stimulus. This is, at the time a useful response that helps us to cope with a traumatic experience. By not properly integrating and processing these experiences, however, we end up in a perpetual state of stress that inhibits our natural homeostatic processes. The treatments are designed to open up these blockages, restore healthy functioning, and put you in touch with your own natural healing ability.”
Hello my name is Amelia Salvador, I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina I came to this country 20 years Ago, I’m married and have a beautiful daughter Priscila who is 15 years old.
I used to work as esthetician and massage therapist in my country , when I arrived to the US I decided to stay home and dedicate my time to raising my daughter.
In 2011 I was looking for something to do that I allow me the flexibility to work when I wanted an d I returned to school to receive my massage therapist and esthetician license . During my training I was introduce to Bernadette who has given me the opportunity to work with her company working at Cornerstone Rehab Center . I love helping people and enjoying working with such a professional and caring team at the rehab center.
Marcia makes excellent use of her professional skills to provide quality massage therapy to personal clients. Her clients are repeat customers who highly value her services for their personal health and well-being. Her laser-focus on customer delight earns her the respect of many clients and friends.
Marcia has had a diverse career path, which has contributed to her success. She is an experienced event planner, former manager of food and beverage, and an accomplished Chef. She has been serving clients with the highest quality and satisfaction for her entire career.
Her entry into the Massage Therapy and Skin Care / Facials industries is the result of her passion for customer service and delighting clients. She is a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), where she chairs the Education, Social Media and Event Planning Committees. She has published articles in the Massage Message Magazine, and she was most recently Voted President of the Broward Chapter of the FSMTA.
Marcia also finds time to support “The Smart Ride” a non profit organization, which sponsors a 165 mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West that benefits HIV/AIDS agencies. She also participates in many other volunteer community events.
Marcia has resided in four countries and is fluent in four languages. Since the beginning of her career, she has excelled in providing quality and memorable services to clients and customers. She will continue this passion and professional service as she progresses further in the Massage Therapy and Skin Care Industries.
Michael Torres, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Practitioner of Rolf Structural Integration is a New Jersey native, began his love and passion for enhancing the lives of others in 2001 when he acquired his certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for a Personal Trainer, only so that he would be able to help a friend in dire need.
During that time he developed a keen interest in biomechanics, particularly in human movement. Michael observed that many of his clients had difficulties performing basic movement patterns. This inspired him to obtain additional certifications and further his studies in corrective exercises and performance enhancement programming. His client base was mostly comprised of those with postural deviations and muscular imbalances. Even with his vast knowledge of correcting these issues, and the appeasement of his clients, Michael still wasn’t satisfied with the results. In 2006 Michael discovered the world of massage and hand manipulation. During his time and education at the American Institute of Massage Therapy, he was introduced to a specific therapy named “Rolfing”, also called Structural Integration (SI). Once hearing about what this specific bodywork was about, Michael instinctively knew this was what he was in search for to better the human body. After finding The Institute of Structural Integration in Miami Florida in 2013, Michael has never looked back.
Michael is devoted to helping his clients live their lives to fullest extent of their desires, without interference of pain and restriction in ordinary movements. He considers the Rolf Method of Structural Integration to not only be the most effective treatment for postural issues and pain, but also a guided journey for the client through his/her own body.
Abrahan Paredes LMT, joined out team 5 years ago and quickly became the go to Massage Therapist for patients with severe neuromuscular conditions. He believes in listening to his patients and intuitively finds the source of their pain. Healing the body through the power of touch is what Abrahan is passionate about.
Florida Licensed MassageTherapist, trained in Therapeutic Massage & Advanced Massage Therapy, at the Florida College of Natural Health. He received his Associates in Science of Natural Health. Continued his education at the International Training Massage School (ITM), Chiang Mai, Thailand. Abrahan constantly expands his body of knowledge and keeps up to date with the newest modalities. Prior to his studies, Abrahan served our country in the US Navy, on Submarines during the Gulf War.
Current member and Past President of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association.
Luisa Mosquera, DOM, DNBHE, joins our office bringing 25 plus year of experience in Acupuncture and Homeopathy.
Having lived many years in South America, she also worked with Shamanic healers confirming that as healers we are but the vessels through which Spirit guides our master intent. Combining her ACCOMPLISHED eduction along with her intuitive vision, she has helped guide her patients from Dis-ease towards whole-ness.