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Fabian Vidal- Senior Massage Therapist
Fabiana is from Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil. She got certified in Massage Therapy in 1999, from the Institute of Psycho Structural Balance – IPSB, Los Angeles. She is specialized in Swedish, deep tissue, oncology, and medical massage, clinical aromatherapy, Reiki, Craniosacral, prenatal and more. The search for continuing education led her to Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.
Fabiana has been the senior massage therapist at Palos Verdes Beach & Athletic Club since Summer of 2000, providing tailored holistic treatments to the South Bay community. She also works at Torrance Memorial Hospital providing integrative therapy services to oncology patients and educating nurses on essential oils clinical uses. She teaches Restorative Zen yoga, her signature class, at a local chiropractic integrative health clinic for patients with chronic pain, and also sees private clients. She teaches Integrative Therapy workshops on yoga therapy, mindfulness, essential oils, and compassionate care, addressing the classic symptoms of pain, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, fatigue, and stress of modern life.
Fabiana is a skillful holistic massage therapist, who fulfills people’s needs with specific care. She is interested in wellness, self-care, and how to teach people tools to assist them to heal naturally. She believes in the benefits of integrating Eastern therapies to Western medicine in a holistic approach. Instructors, students, and clients have described Fabiana as “skillful, loving, kind, devoted, compassionated, knowledgeable, deep and caring.”
She also holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Social Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.
Carmem has been a long-time certified and licensed massage therapist providing therapeutic services to Palos Verdes Beach Athletic Club members since 2003. After graduating from her 500hrs massage therapy program in Los Angeles at Institute of Psycho Structural Balance – IPSB, she also extended her knowledge by studying energy work and crystal therapy, aromatherapy, cupping and other specialized modalities that enhance her care to her clients by customizing the session accordingly with their specific needs. Carmem is a certified Reiki Master, Holy Fire® Reiki and Karuna Reiki® Master and she has been training new therapists since 2018. Reiki is a Japanese natural healing modality for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes wellbeing and healing. It is often described as palm healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body facilitating the life force energy to flow allowing the innate ability to heal by creating the ideal relationship between body, mind and soul.
Carmen’s approach to body work is vast, using different techniques as Swedish relaxation massage, Deep tissue, lymphatic massage, prenatal massage, Reiki, chakra balancing, cupping, oncology massage, Cranial Sacral, and hot stone massage, understanding the uniqueness of every client and customizing the sessions for their height benefits.
Ms. Cris has received her doctor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Bandeirante University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1995, with specialization in acupuncture, alternative medicine. In the United States she is licensed by the American Massage Therapist State Board of California.
Her main passion is to help individuals to free themselves from discomforts and pathologies through sharing vital information with patience and care in order to reach and maintain a high quality of life. She has extensive knowledge and experience of a wide variety of techniques that blends Eastern and Western practices and philosophies. They include Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, acupressure, quantum touch, myofascial release, cupping and stretching. She has worked both abroad and in the United States for several years.