Specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santiago graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1996 and was mentored by Chinese master Tom Tam. He is a highly skilled TCM diagnostician and practitioner. Santiago worked as an acupuncture physician and researcher at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine and at Community Healthcare of Broward, where he “led” the HIV acupuncture program.
He also has an extensive background in research and consulting, as well as a particular interest in the practical and clinical application of classical Eastern thinking, and motivational strategies. He has done extensive work in institutional settings as a clinician and consultant; and has presented and written on the subjects of acupuncture, relaxation, and complementary-alternative medicines (CAM). He has practiced and taught Tai Chi and Qigong since 1986.
||Monica Velasquez, LMT
Monica, a native from Yonkers, NY, has lived in South Florida since the age of 15. For many years she worked in the corporate world. However, her natural instinct to help people and the ability to alleviate and heal motivated her to go back to school. She graduated from National School of Technology and received her Massage Therapy license in 2000.
Monica is also a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) since 2008. She enjoys teaching parents to understand their baby’s unique language and cues, through massage. Helping them understand the benefit from massage and its ability to form a stronger bond, is a strong principle to her work. Monica has always been into fitness and wellness. In April 2014, Monica finished her Reiki III level receiving certification as a Reiki Master. Her primary focus is to improve lives, and to support and encourage others to reach their goals in life.
Monica is also certified in prenatal massage. Her method incorporates the use of holistic healing.
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||MA 73159Laura A. Pfeffer is certified in Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy.
Years of research have convinced medical and alternative medicine doctors that a large percentage of illness and disease is due to toxic overload and that a healthy functioning immune system is vital to experiencing and maintaining good health. Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy can boost the immune system, assisting the body to heal itself.
Laura’s passion for holistic health and wellness led her to change her career path, specializing in the field of Lymphatic Decongestive Therapy. She supports and educates clients in preventative techniques to promote a healthier lifestyle.