MEET THE PRACTITIONERS

Wellness Practitioner Oakland

Memi Vaughn

Founder & Principal Massage Therapist, CMT
 

Memi is a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and the Founder of Download Wellness. When starting this journey, Memi decided she wanted to have a wellness studio that was for all people and offered a variety of services under one roof with free parking. At the time, being a single mother of 3 (twins and a terrific toddler), she found that there wasn’t much time left in a day for self-care and relaxation. So Download Wellness was born. Download Wellness allows clients to come in and relax through massage therapy. Memi holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration & Management. Throughout Memi’s journey as a massage, she has witnessed the transformative shifts in health that can occur when clients adopt a routine of bodywork, diet management, and breathing exercise. She has established a strong client base and has an excellent reputation for bodywork throughout the Bay Area.

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Dr. Clayton M. Johnson, M.A., Psy. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist 

 

Dr. Johnson is from Los Angeles, California. He holds a Doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Management and Consulting. Dr. Johnson also has a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. With 10 years of experience in assessing and diagnosing clients of all ages, Dr. Johnson has a track record of being an advocate for all ages and backgrounds while assisting said clients in getting their needs met. Dually, he works as a director of Training & Development, with 15 years of residential treatment experience, former Psychology professor, and currently serving as an internal consultant & leadership coach for growing & transitioning agencies.

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Arthur Ramos
Executive Assistant

Arthur is the Executive Assistant to the Founder of Download Wellness. He holds a Masters in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. Growing up in the Philippines he was taught that people who have a health and wellness routine live long and have a better quality of life. He truly enjoys working at Download Wellness and continues to practice a healthy lifestyle.

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Leticia Williams, MBA

Director of Marketing

Leticia was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She attended Holy Names University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and an MBA. with a concentration in Marketing.  With over 20 years of experience, Leticia has worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She was an Associate Brand Manager for Advantage Sales & Marketing. Then, she worked as a Program Manager at IBM in the Omni-Channel & Marketing Department. After working at IBM, Leticia decided to try her hand at Entrepreneurship and is now considered a serial entrepreneur operating three businesses, one as an event planner, two as a brand and marketing consultant, and thirdly a promotions manager in the grocery industry.  Leticia thrives in settings with creative autonomy and can encompass her theory, experience, and marketing skills to get the job done for the organization and its customers.  

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Vivek Kumar

Digital Marketing Expert 

Vivek is a Digital Marketing expert from North India. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing & Business Management. He manages all marketing aspects of Download Wellness including the strategy behind growing the brand. He enjoys working at Download wellness because it is diverse and is aligned with the mission of work-life balance.

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Makena Silva
Community Partnership Manager

Makena is the Community Partnership Manager for Download Wellness. She brings experience in program management, communications, and grant writing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare. Working at Download Wellness combines her interests in nurturing community relations and bodywork as a healing strategy.

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Donald Eames

Certified Advanced Massage Therapist

Donald Eames is a Certified Advanced Message Therapist skilled in multiple modalities of body massage work. He is an Oakland, California native and received his certification from the National Holistic Institute advanced graduate and possesses advanced level skills in massage therapy. As an amputee, Donald is dedicated and focused on promoting body wellness. He is passionate about working with his clients and restoring their bodies to their total capacity. He believes that no matter what your physical challenges are, the body has the potential to repair and overcome any ailment or injury with massage therapy.

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Lovely Joy

Certified Massage & Aesthetics Therapist

Lovely Joy has over eighteen years of experience in the spa and health field, holding a dual license in Massage and Aesthetics. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute, concentrating in Massage Therapy and Health Educator and the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology for Aesthetics. After having her daughter, she was inspired by her experience studying birth and postpartum
Doula, so she trained with Roots of Labor Birth Collective in Oakland. She also graduated with an AS in Science from Laney College and AS in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training at Diablo Valley College. She is currently studying Health Care Management and Traditional Chinese Medicine, emphasizing sports medicine, herbalism, pre and postnatal care, pain management, and detox. 
Lovely continues to take advanced education to perfect and learn new skills in the beauty and health field. Lovely is certified in different modalities of massage and skincare and customizes her treatment for each client's needs. She can also perform full body hair removal, lashes, and other beauty and body treatments. Lovely has a passion for holistic wellness that transpires through her touch. It includes her Filipino background, offering traditional therapies such as Hilot Massage, which uses banana leaves, bamboo sticks, and fire glass cupping. This allows her clients to feel at ease and relieved from pain whilereceiving healing and energy work.

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Sara Wyrick

Certified Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Sara Wyrick is a  Certified Massage Therapist who graduated from National Holistic Institute and is trained in Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Pre-Natal, and Sports massage styles as well as Aromatherapy and Reflexology. She strives to help her clients understand the causes of muscular malfunction to help them prevent further issues from arising throughout life. She likes to read and learn new things and loves spending time with her daughter.

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Cherie Harper

Certified Intuitive Massage Therapist

Cherie was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. She moved to Oakland, California in 1995, where she discovered the art of massage. A former co-worker gave her a gift certificate to receive her 1st massage in 2001, and the rest is history. She attended the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA, and graduated in 2003. 

For many years, she looked at massage as a luxury. She saw it as something that was for people who had lots of money. After she received her 1st massage in 2001, she felt as though her therapist was removing boulders from her shoulders. She knew at that moment that she was wrong. At that moment, she knew that massage was for EVERYONE! She knew that massage has benefits that remove stress, anxiety, and increase flexibility, and improves sleep to name a few. She felt relaxed and cared for! At that moment, she knew she wanted to make people feel like they had someone who would be with them for an hour to provide a space of hospitality and comfort.

List of Modalities:

Deep Tissue MassageIntegrated MassagePregnancy MassageSport MassageSwedish MassageTherapeutic MassageSciatica Massage Relief for Discomfort & PainNeck & Shoulder Myofascial ReleaseTrigger PointPlantar FasciitisIsolated StretchingChair Massage

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Andrea Tyrrell

Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
 

Andrea Tyrrell grew up in Canyon, a small town in the Oakland hills. She is a Bay Area native and feels fortunate to have found her passion in working with people as they go through life's transitions. With a deep respect for the human body, she loves giving back to others through her work as a Massage Therapist, Birth Doula, End of Life Doula, and Childbirth Educator. She attended massage school at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, CA in 2014 to gain a more in-depth understanding of the body. She offers a personalized approach to massage with a foundation in swedish massage and reflexology with further training in health transitions such as pre and post-natal, chronic health conditions, elders, and hospice. With over 6 years of experience in massage, Andrea has learned to meet her clients at their comfort levels and discover how to use massage therapy to facilitate them in healing and finding balance in their physical body. 

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Sergio Herrera

Certified Swedish Massage Therapist

Sergio is a Certified Massage Therapist that specializes in Swedish Massage. He is highly professional and passionate about his clients’ health and wellness by offering care focusing on optimal healing. He desires that his clients who have sustained injuries gain their full mobility back to live their best lives. Sergio blends the most effective techniques for a customized session tailored to individual needs and preferences.

List of Modalities:

Deep Tissue MassageIntegrated MassageSwedish MassageTherapeutic MassageNeck & Shoulder Myofascial ReleaseTrigger PointPrenatal Massage

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Gail Clemente

Certified Bodyworker

Holistic Lifestyle Practitioner

Gail, your Integrative Lifestyle Practitioner, has been practicing and sharing body-mind principles and exercises since 2007.  She graduated with honors from National Holistic Institute in 2009, with a concentration on combining eastern and western modalities and principles to assist you in your journey to better awareness of your body mechanics and enhanced lifestyle.

List of Modalities:

Deep Tissue MassagePregnancy MassageShiatsu MassageSport Massage, Swedish MassageTherapeutic MassageHot Stone MassageSciatica Massage Relief for Discomfort & PainNeck & Shoulder Myofascial Release, Trigger PointPlantar FasciitisIsolated StretchingChair Massage

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Patrice Johnson

Certified Medical Massage Therapist

Patrice is a Certified Massage Therapist and has been practicing massage for many years. She is passionate about self-care, health, wellness, and pain management. She wholeheartedly believes that a holistic approach to health and wellness is integral in optimizing wellbeing. Her massage skills are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, MediCupping, Body Contouring, and Clinical Massage. Patrice's intention with the bodywork she performs is to allow the body to relax, reset, and recuperate.​

List of Modalities:

Deep Tissue Massage, Integrated MassagePregnancy Massage, Sports MassageSwedish MassageTherapeutic Massage, Sciatica Massage Relief for Discomfort & PainBody Contouring - Lymphatic DrainageMediCupping Therapy, Face Lifting and DrainageLymphatic Drainage, Neck & Shoulder Myofascial ReleaseTrigger Point, Chair Massage

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Juan Alvizar

Certified Massage Therapist & Integrative Healer
 

Juan was born in Southern California. He attended Everest College to become a Certified Massage Therapist.  He has learned different modalities such as deep tissue, sports reflexology massage, shiatsu, Swedish, pregnancy massage, and energy work. Juan has completed the athletic program of kinesiology classes to further his education in sports massage.  He also helps injured athletes rehab quickly through bodywork. Juan’s main objective is for all his clients to reach optimal health. He believes that educating his client about awareness of what is going on in their body and ways to avoid stress along with different stretches and self-home care will lead to a more balanced life.

List of Modiliaties:

Deep Tissue MassageIntegrated MassagePregnancy MassageShiatsu MassageNeck & Shoulder Myofascial ReleaseChair Massage

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Meredith Simon

Certified Neuromuscular & Trigger Point Massage Therapist

Meredith is a passionate, charismatic, and talented California State Certified massage therapist who graduated from the National Holistic Institute, in San Jose, CA, in December of 2009 and continues studies in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy and Trigger point Medical massage at NHI in Emeryville.  Highly skilled in the modalities of Trigger point therapy (neuromuscular therapy), Swedish, firm Swedish, deep tissue, energy work, Shiatsu, hot stone, and aromatherapy, Meredith brings both intensity and grace to the massage therapy session.  Each session is mindful and co-created with you in regards to pressure levels, where, why, and when.  They blend a slow, therapeutic Neuromuscular deep tissue treatment to help unwind your tension areas throughout a relaxing Firm Swedish massage.  Many clients report pain relief from their sore spots, increased range of motion, and a blissful glow!!

List of Modalities:

Deep Tissue MassageIntegrated MassageSwedish MassageTherapeutic MassageSciatica Massage Relief for Discomfort & PainNeck & Shoulder Myofascial ReleaseTrigger PointChair Massage

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Dijonae Powell
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Dijonae Powell is a Certified Massage Therapist from Oakland, Ca. She graduated from National Holistic Institute and offers integrated therapy specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and various other modalities.

Dijonae got into the industry because she loves getting massages herself. She loves helping others and seeing the difference between when her clients come in to see her and when they leave their appointments. She targets her clients' focus areas and customizes their massages specifically for them.

She also loves being a Massage Therapist because she believes massage therapy helps people in many ways that medication can't. Health and wellness are essential because to live a healthy and long life; you have to take care of your body and keep your health up.

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Ryan Coolahan
Cranial Sacral Massage Intern

Ryan Approaches Bodywork with gentle, intuitive, and spacious energy that allows his clients to sink deeply into an ocean of relaxation and restoration. With a certification in Craniosacral Therapy, Biodynamic Stillness Touch, and a background in meditation/spiritual coaching, energy healing, astrology, and massage he assists people to cultivate balance holistically and is deeply committed to helping others achieve wellness, rejuvenation, and transformation.

List of Modalities:

Craniosacral TherapyNervous System/Emotional Balancing, Healing Impacts of TraumaSwedish MassageChair MassageSciatica Massage Release For Discomfort & Pain (MFSA)

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Elisha Vasquez

Certified Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Elisha is from Los Angeles, California. As an experienced and Certified Massage Therapist, her favorite modalities include sports, deep tissue, and myofascial techniques. Personally, she has and continues to remain physically active through training capoeira, running, swimming, and surfing. For this reason, she loves to practice deep work on clients because she knows how it feels to work your muscles hard and experience the incredible release of tension from knotty, tight muscles. Other modalities she employs include sports massage, lymphatic drainage, swedish, and prenatal massage.

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Le Mon Harris

Certified Massage Therapist 

 

Le Mon is from Oakland, California, and has been a certified massage therapist since 2008.  He is passionate about helping people find relaxation and relief from the pains that show up in their bodies because of stress. His bodywork style is holistic and healing. With over 10 years of experience, Le Mon's skills and intuitive touch help powerfully unwind the unique tension in your body, while helping your mind and spirit deeply rest and unwind. He is a certified member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). He is trained in various modalities of therapeutic massage and bodywork including myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, reflexology.

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Neka Woods

Phlebotomist B12

Neka Woods was born and raised in Oakland, California. Neka works closely with Chemists, Technicians, and Doctors to ensure each client gets accurate results during their time of service. She takes pride in offering services and support to each client with limited to no mobility, actively engaged lifestyle, transportation restrictions, or phobias.

List of Modalities:

Teeth WhiteningEar CandlingThermo Wrap Sauna BlanketOzone Steam Lymphatic MassageChair Massage