Therapists' Bio

Grace Kim: Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Grace Kim has over 18 years of qualified experience practicing and teaching Asian Medicine and Science & Acupuncture, as a dean & professor in clinic and universities - including LA Dongguk University, Yuin University, and Golden State University.               Her extensive knowledge and experience truly help her patients overcome many illnesses.


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 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.