Oceano Hotel and Spa, Half Moon Bay

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Oceano Coastal Spa

Oceano Coastal Spa

 

STAFF BIO’S

BEN OONG, CMT, Reiki Master

Ben’s philosophy towards bodywork is to allow the mind and body to return to its natural state of harmony. Ben spent time in China in Tui-Na training, DeAnza College and Skyline College with teachings in Pathology, Physiology and Massage Therapy.

Ben uses a combination of soothing Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilization and Tui Na in his sessions. He however, believes in the customization based on client’s needs is the real key to a successful body treatment. All body work and message sessions are ended with a little energy healing, he received his Reiki Master title in 2013.

Ben has recently completed another 60 hour Acupressure bodywork training. Acupressure uses a similar principle of Acupuncture, excluding the needles. Acupressure uses the hands instead; a highly effective functional massage for persons with acute or chronic body pain(s).

LISA WARNS, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist

Lisa has been practicing massage work for many years. She is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute with more than 900 student and clinic hours.

She provides customized sessions for the whole body wellness, combining techniques from the wide range of therapies she has learned. She has a relaxing and intuitive touch and considers bodywork a moving meditation. Her specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Acupressure, Myofascial Therapy, and Shiatsu. Lisa looks forward to helping you have a wonderful spa experience.

KARI HUGSTED, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist, Reiki Master

Kari came to the massage field after working many years in the traditional health care; she transitioned to a career in bodywork when her interests started to center more and more on connections between thoughts, beliefs and general health of the body.

She has an extensive background in spa therapies, relaxation massage (Swedish, Esalen, TMJ, Deep Tissue and Prenatal), along with her special skills in pregnancy massages.

Kari truly believes in the healing power of massage, through the simplicity of touch - The #1 reason she loves this work, and takes joy in making people feel good.

NORMA ROSS, Esthetician, Spa Treatment Specialist, Make-up Artist

Norma is an esthetician with focus on anti-aging and problem skin. She has a strong background in skin care products but has a naturalists’ leaning, which complements our raw botanical enzyme based products at the Oceano Coastal Spa.

She also is well trained in spa body treatments (wraps and body facials), and is currently furthering her career in different massage modalities.

Norma also is a make-up artist with experience in makeup for film/video and photography. She currently does wedding makeup for our wedding parties here at the Oceano Hotel and Spa.

JACKIE KUAN, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist, Esthetician

Jackie became a massage therapist because of her passion to have a career where she could help people. She not only wanted to help people relieve stress in their lives, but to also provide a sense of comfort and relaxation in this busy world we live in.

She completed the introduction to massage and spa technician program in 2011 and graduated from the Massage Therapist Program at Skyline College in 2012. She was certified by CA Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) in 2012.

Jackie is a dedicated professional, whose goal is to provide quality and therapeutic massages. Her skills range from Swedish massage, deep tissue, sport massage, hot stones, body stretching, traditional thai massage and ROM.

Jackie’s passion for helping her clients feel rejuvenated with massage, inspired her to receive her skin care education. Jackie completed her Esthetician program at Skyline College in San Bruno, Ca. in the Spring of 2016. She became a licensed esthetician in the Summer of 2016.

The knowledge and care that you receive from Jackie is the beyond exceptional.

Working with her clients is a unique experience, she is able to customize the session according to your needs by combining different techniques. At the end of your appointment, you will leave feeling rejuvenated.

Dove Yu

Dove is California State Board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dove graduated from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 3000 hours of academic and clinical training from ACTCM Community clinic and their Auricular Clinic, Health-Right 360 (former Haight Ashbury Free Clinic), and Stroke Rehabilitation Center at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition, she pursued advanced training at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China in March 2014.

Rachel Cobb, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist

Certified spa tech. since 2009. Graduated from Skyline College in 2012 and became a certified Massage therapist. Trained in Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy, and pregnancy modalities. Relax, get comfortable, and let me guide you to a more serene state of being, in a nonjudgmental environment. Rachel lives the belief that massage is not only a luxury, but also a necessity for optimal vitality.

Carmina Michel, CMT, Cosmetologist, Esthetician

Carmina graduated from Monterey County’s Wayne’s College of Beauty in 2001, from the esthetician and cosmetology program. Certified in herbal green peels, eyelash extensions, brow and lash tinting, permanent makeup artist. After seeing how much she enjoyed enhancing her client’s physical beauty, she became interested in enhancing her client’s inner beauty. In 2007, she graduated from Monterey Institute of Touch massage therapy program in Carmel Valley. Specializing from Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal massage, traditional Thai massage, La Stone hot/cold massage, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. Carmina loves our spa body treatments where she can give use her extensive training personalize your visit.

 

 

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(650)263-2008 by phone
(650)263-2010 by fax
270 Capistrano Rd. #42 in the Harbor Village Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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