MEET THE PRACTITIONERS

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 for 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.

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.

Arthur Ramos
Executive Assistant

Arthur is the Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO Of Download Wellness. He holds a Master in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. Growing up in the Philippines he was taught that people who have 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.

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.​

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

Monique Selvester

Certified Somatic Massage Therapist

Monique graduated from National Holistic Institute and has advanced training in meditation and somatic bodywork. She takes a holistic approach to heal the body and creates a safe space to evoke deep relaxation to revitalize the natural regenerative powers of the body. She specializes in pelvic floor issues and sciatica working with ligaments and muscles that interconnect and support the pelvis and sacrum including hamstrings, hip flexors, glutes, and core. Her Lymphatic Drainage and Abdominal Massage with aids detox, weight loss and digestive issues. In her Somatic bodywork sessions, you will work together to explore the somatization or the manifestation of emotional distress that is being stored in the fascia and the nervous system. Through breathing, movement, and Eastern and Western techniques, you will work together to unblock the brain-body connection.

Lien Le

Certified Relief Massage Therapist

Lien incorporates all types of modalities to help people heal physically and emotionally. For the body's healing, she helps clients release their body pain and restore their body’s function. She provides therapeutic massage which is an intuitive and energy massage.  It is based on the needs of the individual’s body that she decides what type of modalities are required for the pain of the body parts to be healed. She uses neuromuscular massage, Thai massage, trigger points, stretches, shiatsu, Swedish, and deep tissues massage. In addition to the massage techniques, she uses her intuition to sense the client’s body energy to see where the energy is stuck or blocked so that she can help it flow to create healing faster. She specializes in injuries and chronic pain. Helping people free of pain uplifts her.

When she faced a failed marriage in 2006 and crashed financially in 2007, she was left hopeless to search for the meaning of life.  Through her search, she went through a spiritual journey and found refuge in her own solitary. In that, she discovered her healing, and it inspired her to help others heal too. And to do that, she became a healer, massage therapist, and personal development coach.

Dr. Dena Johnson

Herbalist & Certified Massage Therapist

Dena has been doing massage therapy for over 17 years and studying Astrology for 4 years. She obtained an MA in Metaphysical Science. Being an herbalist, she's able to heal naturally from the earth in addition to pulling tarot cards to check the energy around people's past, present, and future. She can assist you with navigation through your personal journey, astrology, and your personal birth chart.

Her journey led her here because she wants to heal the community with traditional ways of healing. And incorporate them all into one place, for a maximum form of healing... from the inside out. She believes that healing from the earth is the highest form of self-love, but knowing who you are at a foundational level is the key to live authentically.

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 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 increases 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.