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.

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.

Athena Amores: Esthetician and CMT

From the most relaxing Swedish massage sessions to expecting mothers, she excels in pampering all her clients with her extensive experience for many years now. Combining her Esthetician and massage therapist education to make your spa packages as blissful as possible.

Athena believes that we need to take care of ourselves first, so we can take care of others in our life. Athena has a passion for relaxation and making her clients feel revitalized. Her sessions help alleviate stress and rejuvenation. Athena’s goal is for each client to be in a state of relaxation and well-being throughout the whole body.

Jiraporn Hongsila: CMT, Cosmetologist and Spa Technician

Since 2009, Jira has worked in both luxury spas and athletic clubs. She studied both Eastern and Western modalities, from San Francisco School of Massage and internationally, in Thailand, at the Ramkhamhaeng University. She regularly engages in continuing her education, to study new modalities.

In addition, she is a licensed cosmetologist. She has fused her wide range of experience, to offer her clients the best therapeutic massage. Each session is customized for each individual lifestyle, making it a most memorable and rejuvenating spa experience.

Lillian Leon: CMT, Spa Technician, Esthetician

In 2008, Lillian began her education to become a Spa Technician and an Esthetician/Cosmetician at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. In 2009, she found her passion working at The Oceano Coastal Spa. She is a Certified Massage Therapist, a graduate from The World School of Massage and Healing Arts in San Francisco, CA. She is skilled in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy, Cranial Sacral Balancing, Foot Reflexology, Reiki and Lymphatic Massage.

She works intuitively to tailor her sessions to each individuals needs for healing and relaxation.

 

 

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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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