Therapists' Bio

Olesia

 

Olesia Farberov: Doctor of Chinese Medicine
 

Olesia Farberov is a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine & Chinese Herbal Medicine, licensed nationally by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
Olesia is well loved by her patients for her compassion, wisdom and for her gentle needling technique. She combines her knowledge of functional medicine, acupuncture, herbs and nutrition to skillfully treat a myriad of disorders, alone or in conjunction with Western pharmaceuticals, to help her patients lead healthier, happier lives. Olesia specializes in the treatment of pain, brain disorders and skin disorders.


 

Joyce Sonoda: Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
 

Joyce Sonoda LA.c., is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified in Clean Needle Technique.  While completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, her enthusiasm for complementary medicine led her to simultaneously accomplish a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OM).  Joyce looks beyond symptoms to treat the whole person through Acupuncture, OM modalities, OM nutrition and herbal medicine.  With her well-rounded background in Kinesiology, sports medicine, and Acupuncture therapy, Joyce is capable of achieving effective results addressing underlying conditions that may make the body more susceptible to injury.  Her primary goal is to provide every one of her patients with quality care so that their mind and body can perform at their best.  There is nothing more rewarding to Joyce than to see a patient improve their health and wellness through a collaborative relationship with their health practitioner.  Joyce is also a provider in the American Specialty Health network.


 

Mingyang Sun: Massage Therapist
 

Ming has a great depth of knowledge of Chinese medicine, which he applies to help customers improve their health and relieve of back and shoulder pain. Our customers are amazed at the well-being feeling they have after every massage! Ming really is the best massage therapist!


 

Mary Ruth Velicki: Reiki Master
 

Mary Ruth Velicki MS, DPT, Reiki Master combines holistic bodywork with her physical therapy background to provide an integrative treatment approach. She is a Reiki Master with training in complementary treatments such as Myofascial Release (John F. Barnes Approach) and CranioSacral Therapy (The Upledger Institute). Before working with these alternative/complementary treatments, she specialized in the rehabilitation of adults with neurological disorders and taught at the university level.

Mary Ruth also worked for over five years to heal from debilitating pelvic pain using methods from Western, Eastern and alternative sides of medicine. She is the author of the book: “Healing Through Chronic Pain” and continues to write and speak in the area of healing and the body/mind/spirit connection.


Lynda Buitrago

 

Lynda Buitrago: Nutritionist & Yoga Instructor
 

Lynda Buitrago, MS, RYT, Functional Nutritionist, combines elements of traditional Chinese medicine with her modern functional medicine-based nutrition education. She identifies and corrects the imbalances at the root of her clients' chronic health challenges though lifestyle, nutrition, and herbs, supporting their body's own healing process and returning them to the path of health and happiness. Lynda holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and has studied fingernail & tongue analysis with Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi and functional medicine testing with Dr. Daniel Kalish and other noted practitioners in the field.
 
In addition, Lynda has practiced yoga for 15 years. During this time, she followed her love of yoga and earned her 500-hour teacher certification from Cloud Nine Yoga, specializing in teaching gentle Hatha yoga. She creates a non-intimidating atmosphere and loves to introduce yoga to new students who say they aren't sure yoga is for them.


Aaron

Aaron Timmer: Massage Therapist
 

Aaron is a California state licensed massage therapist, who has been studying and practicing the art of massage therapy for the last 18 years! With all this knowledge and experience, he provides clients with amazing therapeutic massages for a healthy body and mind! He is available six days a week at our facility and also specializes. Come and get a fantastic massage from a true professional.



Vicky Rivas

Vicky Rivas: Massage Therapist
 

Vicky (Gricelda) Rivas, California Certified Massage Therapist and Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner, has been practicing massage therapy for over ten years. As a graduate of the Holistic Program at Golden West College, Vicky holds accreditation in many modalities ranging from Swedish Massage to Reiki.

With a great passion for wellness, Vicky specializes in: Thai Yoga and Massage Cupping - therapeutic modalities that promote circulation for immune health and healing; and Myofacial Release - a massage technique focused on relieving and correcting medical conditions such as frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel and TMJ.


Fariba Zandpour

Fariba Zandpour: Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Vegan Chef, Rieiki Master, & Herbalist!
 

Fariba is another fantastic addition to our team: She is a certified massage therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, vegan chef, Rieiki Master, and Herbalist!

Her mission is healing through counseling, energy therapy, herbs, nutrition, yoga, and massage. She has been a professional member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association and member of California Massage Council.