to the All Natural Herbal Experience at Zen Sanctuary!
Sanctuary is a place of complete relaxation. The
highest level of training, customized treatments
and herbal remedies are combined with the best
therapeutic massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine,
skincare, energy healing and hypnotherapy to help
people reach the most complete balanced self they
can achieve. This beautiful sanctuary, with all
bamboo floors, awe inspiring scenes of nature
depicted by large paintings is truly a calm retreat,
a place of Re-nourishment to help people breathe
deeper and live a more "stress free"
life. Come into Zen and enjoy refreshing spring
water or nourishing herbal tea. You'll be glad
you treated yourself to better health.
order to better serve you please contact the following
staff members for more information or to make
Debbie Burgeson, Licensed Esthetician, Reflexologist
Debbie has over 30 years experience in the health
and wellness field. As a licensed Esthetician
and reflexologist, she passionately applies this
knowledge with each of her clients and enjoys
customizing their treatments to meet their individualized
Debbie was responsible for bringing skincare to Zen in the beginning and is continuously educating herself to keep up on all the latest ingredients and technologies. She believes in a holistic approach and strives to guide her clients to a more relaxed, healthy balanced state of being. She has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of skincare needs, in both clinical and spa settings.
"The skin is our largest organ and what we place on it is vital. Having balanced, healthy skin sends a positive message to the outside world as well as significantly impacting our overall health, and well being,” says Debbie.
Currently She is using and retailing Source Vital ( A natural, organic line utilizing the purest ingredients from the ocean and Earth ) and Dermaquest (Precisely formulated from scientifically proven ingredients which are results oriented and without parabens).
Come in today and experience the best from the East and West in a nurturing and Peaceful environment.
Jerrie Stringer, Licensed Esthetician
Jerrie is a longtime resident of Kensington: the "small town" she loves. She formerly had a 32-year career as a Speech Language Specialist in the fast-paced world of Education where she learned to highly value serene moments in life. To relax, she started receiving regular facials and soon saw the benefits to her skin and to her sense of well-being. As a licensed Esthetician, she seeks to provide her clients a serene treatment environment where she treats each person's skin on an individual basis. She uses state-of-the-art products full of peptides, enzymes, antioxidants and skin-communicating ingredients to address skin issues such as premature aging, acne and sensitive skin. She loves pampering her clients and helping them to get the results they want. She really enjoys seeing her clients emerge from the treatment room relaxed, refreshed and happy!
Rayna Benson, Licensed Acupuncturist, CMT
Rayna began her path as a healer over 10 years ago. Since that time, it's become a lifestyle and a career. With training from The School of Healing Arts, Maui Academy of Healing Arts, and a Masters degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in addition to many individual certificates and credentials from various programs and mentors, she's developed a well rounded and eclectic style of treating.
Rayna provides gentle, intuitive and restorative acupuncture treatments, energy healing and bodywork, as well as Chinese cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, facial rejuvenation and related modalities. Her sensitivity and openness bring presence and compassion to every treatment. Each session is custom tailored to the goals, needs and comfort of the patient. Creating a safe and welcoming space for people to heal and renew, is her passion.
Specialties include: stress and anxiety, insomnia, grief, trauma and emotional and energetic blocks. Treatments can also be scheduled to treat pain and decrease recovery time for injuries, strengthen immune function and various internal conditions and woman's issues.
When she's not working with clients to provide relaxation and wellness through luxurious and nurturing treatments, she finds herself inspired by further study of healing modalities and techniques. For Rayna, constantly growing as a healer, is a lifelong journey. While taking a break from assisting other's on their path to bliss, she enjoys her own with a dedicated meditation and yoga practice.
"Even when I'm not performing acupuncture, I'm considering the body through that lens. Each body has a story and a message. As therapists, we are allowed the creative opportunity to try to communicate with the body in the specific way that will facilitate the deepest healing for our clients."
Phone: (619) 726-8962
MASSAGE THERAPY & Bodywork:
Warder, Owner, HHP, Instructor
David was brought up in a household with holistic values, where massage was used every day as first aid to all forms of ailments. By high school he had built the habit of self-treatment and
internalized the simple principle of "push where it hurts". His experience with the benefits of bodywork lead him to continually tout the power of massage to those around him, and quite naturally he decided to
hone his own skills with formal training earning
both California and National certifications.
specialist in Triggerpoint Therapy and Zen Shiatsu, two modalities with polar opposite approaches, he is able to go far beyond the "push where it hurts" concept to search out the root causes of imbalance which may be hiding far from the symptoms. He is naturally drawn to a more therapeutic and problem-solving approach with his sessions, but feels strongly that the work must be kept in a comfortable range rather than the "no pain, no gain" attitude found elsewhere. For those looking for a more relaxing visit, David usually draws on the continuous and hypnotic techniques found in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. Very similar to Swedish, Lomi is a circulatory massage that uses oils to soothe away the stresses of the day.
From Olympic and high school athletes to pregnant mothers and businessmen, David is able to find the right treatment for each client. He can help whether your goal is to avoid a surgery, balance a workout routine, reduce the impacts of a long flight, smooth emotions after a loss, or so much more. Feel free to directly call or email with any questions.
When not in session, David spends his time at his home in Normal Heights with his wife, Leah, and two wonderful daughters, Willow and Aspen. He also teaches Zen Shiatsu and Triggerpoint Therapy at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health.
Phone: (619) 395-1639
Waurig, HHP, Instructor
Mellody Waurig is a graduate of Mueller College, as well as North State Massage Institute, and has been practicing massage since 2005. She trained over 1,300 hours in a verity of massage techniques to became a Holistic Health Practitioner and California Certified Massage Therapist.
In her sessions she brings together a synergistic blend of techniques to provide each client with a customized blend of body work. Some of those technique include Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular facilitation, myofascial release, sports massage, cranial sacral and Asian cupping.
After an long time career in corporate customer service, she understands the havoc that high level of stress and the demands the environment can create in us. She feels a calling to help restore wellness and balance to as many as are drawn to her service.
Phone: (530) 356-8099
Jeanne Marie Auger, HHP, Instructor
Jeanne Marie Auger is a Holistic Health Practitioner. She has almost 1800 hours of training from different schools in Canada, New York and the West Coast and has been practicing different types of bodywork and energy workmodalities for the past 25 years. She is also a yoga practitioner and instructor and extensively uses the awareness, knowledge and experience she hasgained through this practice in her approach to bodywork.
She has experience working in a variety of settings such as massage-therapy centers, high-end spas, in partnership with a chiropractor and in personal healing practice. Today, this allows her to provide a wide variety of treatments to her clients and address several of their needs.
Her sense of wellness goes far beyond the body. While being very attuned to its needs and limitations, she intuitively perceives how body and mind interact together to either create tensions and blockages hindering the Spirit or to empower it to emerge and manifest Itself fully. The core of her work focuses primarily on releasing these tensions and blockages and allows the body and the mind to re-align with the Spirit. The outcome is a deeper sense of congruency and oneness and the resulting inner peace, fulfillment and Self-realization.
Depending on the client's desired outcome, she uses several different modalities. At the muscular level, this includes Structural Integration - also known as Rolfing, NeuroMuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue and Swedish massage. At the energetic level, this includes Acupressure, Jin Shin Acutouch, Reiki Tummo, Biodynamic Boyasen and “Body-Mind-Spirit Alignment”, a method that most directly focuses at uprooting energy patterns in the body and clear their resulting stagnant energies. She also practices Reflexology, a most highly recommended addition to any treatment as it very effectively and rather quickly helps mechanically release tensions all throughout the body - not only externally but also internally, including the internal organs and glands - through the reflex zones of the feet.
Jeanne Marie will be very pleased to answer any of your questions and work with you to help you assist your goals. You are most welcome to request her at the Zen Sanctuary... See you there!
Aubrey Stephenson, HHP, ThetaHealing Practitioner
Aubrey's passion for holistic healing came in 2007, when she became hospitalized due to liver and digestive issues. She turned to nutritionists, chiropractors, and other such body therapists for guidance to self healing. She was introduced to raw food and vegetarian diets, along with yoga and meditation. She became fascinated by the body's innate ability to heal itself, and was able to understand its full potential. The support and love she received during that time sparked the fire that would carry her onto her career path.
Since then, Aubrey has earned over 1000 hours of training and the title of Holistic Health Practioner from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. She is also a California certified massage therapist.
Aubrey has training in several different modalities including Deep Tissue Sculpting, Shiatsu, and Trigger Point, along with Hawaiian style Lomi Lomi, Lymph Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki energy healing. She combines her intuition and knowledge of both Western and Eastern approaches to massage to create unique sessions based on her client's needs. Aubrey focuses her work on helping clients deal with pain management and facilitates healing from physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.
She believes that bringing the mind, body, and spirit into alignment opens the door for healing to occur, allowing a sense of wholeness to set in.
With the birth of her son in May of 2014, Aubrey has become very passionate about women's health, and is eager to work with women during the pregnancy and postpartum journey.
A better connection with ourselves leads to a better connection with our families, communities, and the planet.
Chance opened Zen Sanctuary in 2003. Over 14 years later, it continues to be a
place of peace and much needed renourishment. All
of the staff continue to travel and seek out greater
knowledge and skills so that we can bring those
things back to our clients and community. We know
that you are going to enjoy your visit. Most people
feel better just by walking in, but by receiving
a treatment, you are going to feel profoundly changed.