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!
Phone: (619) 895-7173
Joyce Warder, Owner, HHP
Leah Joyce Warder is an intuitive
and charismatic Holistic Health Practitioner.
Traveling extensively from a young age, she has
experienced and learned different cultural approaches
to massage and holistic health. Leah integrates
a blend of Eastern and Western Modalities to create
an individualized experience, designed to bring
balance to the body and spirit. Leah’s touch
is firm and nurturing. She specializes in a flowing
relaxation massage, incorporating the use of pressure
points, deep tissue manipulation and trigger point
therapy, to target specific problematic areas
while retaining the client’s state of deep
relaxation so that healing may occur.
Leah is passionate about community and education,
and considers herself a lifetime student. She
graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Family and
Human Development from Arizona State University.
Leah studied bodywork at Healing Hands School
of Holistic Health, and went from volunteering
for small projects to becoming the schools admissions
director over the course of her studies. After
graduating she launched a mobile spa business
focused on bringing women together to enjoy pampering
When she had her first baby she wanted to stay
closer to her home in Normal Heights, so it seemed
serendipitous when the opportunity arose to become
a member of the beautiful Zen Sanctuary and its
talented team, which includes her beloved husband
passion for healing and wellness has been the
driving force that has led him to become a Holistic
Health Practitioner. His therapeutic touch, and
desire to serve the needs of others is apparent
and directly felt under his healing hands. Brandon’s
extensive education integrates bodywork modalities
from many different cultures. From the eastern
approach of Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Acupressure,
and Reiki to the more western trade of Swedish,
Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. His integrated
body therapy brings one into a blissful state
of balance and well being.
Phone: (760) 519-7970
Aubrey Crocker, HHP
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.
Phone: (760) 703-1334
Angela Zarrabi, CMT, Yoga Instructor
Angela was born and raised in North County San Diego. She grew up surrounded by nature and lived with her family on her mother’s flower farm. Her mom and dad being entrepreneurs have inspired Angela to follow her passion at an early age. Falling in love with holistic health was only natural for Angela as her mother educated her in organic living and nutrition. A year after high school she attended Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Escondido. She immediately was fascinated with the positive effects massage had in people’s lives, including her own. Angela witnessed each student in her massage classes go through some type of inner transformation by receiving bodywork weekly. While attending Healing Hands, she not only learned massage but a conscious way of living. She had an instant connection to the eastern medicine approach to healing and highly believes in the power behind acupressure points. These points are used to revive the stagnated energy that is held physically and mentally, which results in muscle tension release. She likes to incorporate a blend of Shiatsu, Tu-Na, and Deep Tissue in her fundamental massage.
She started doing bikram yoga at the age of sixteen and was hooked on all its purifying qualities. Yoga has awakened her self-awareness and confidence. Her passion for healing and connecting one’s mind, body, and spirit is what has brought her to become a Yoga Teacher. She started Hot Power Fusion Teacher Training with CorePower Yoga in the summer of 2014. Teaching yoga has been a life changing experience that continues to bring balance and mindfulness into her life. She currently teaches yoga at three different Corepower locations in San Diego while staying proactive developing her massage therapy career. This is only the beginning to a lifelong passion and career she loves expressing to the world. Angela’s open mind for feedback and consistent practice is how she has been feeling success in all ways this early into her career. She spends her free time exploring nature, doing yoga and spending time with the people she loves.
Phone: (760) 315-6272
Andrew Culver, HHP
Andrew Culver is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist, born and raised in North County. His studies at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health have cultivated a diverse set of massage modalities, such as Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy. He has worked in many different settings from prestigious resorts and spas, sports clinics, chiropractic offices and even his own private mobile practice in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His knowledge of the body and athletic experience allows him to customize a massage based on your individual needs. Andrew grew up playing club soccer around the United States and even Internationally. His athletic experience and current levels of activity give him additional knowledge about the body, and allow him to address problem areas effectively. Andrew’s favorite modalities to perform are Thai Massage and Shiatsu, or even a combination of the two. He has found the blend of both modalities to be excellent for extremely active individuals who need help with stretching themselves out. He also enjoys blending Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Swedish, and Lomi Lomi into a beautifully customized sports massage leaving you relaxed and more physically balanced.
Phone: (760) 975-7966
Jamie Harb, HHP
Jamie began her holistic journey in 2013 after she received reiki healing for the first time. She was so intrigued that this prompted her to learn energy work and become a Certified Reiki Master in 2015. During this time she had a very difficult foot surgery that led her to an amazing physical therapist who changed her view on the healing abilities of physical touch. She decided then to learn massage. Her massage therapist and best friend of 15 years talked her into moving from Detroit out to San Diego to study.
She completed 1000 hours at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Escondido and received her HHP and California State Certification in 2014. She focused her training on modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release Technique, Sports Therapy, Structural Integration and Energy work. She then completed a 150 hour Structural Integration mentorship program in Anaheim with Ken Smith; which also led her to then assistant teach his Structural Integration class. In her massages Jamie focuses on structural misalignment issues, injury rehab and soft tissue release.
Jamie has incorporated holistic healing into her lifestyle with herbal remedies, yoga and meditation. She believes that body work is a way to connect the mind, body and spirit to alleviate pain and imbalance.
Phone: (734) 612-6973
Christal Maxedon, HHP
Christal is a Southern California native and a certified California Massage Therapist, Holistic Health
Practitioner, and Level II Reiki Practitioner. Prior to her career in holistic health, she was naturally drawn
to alternative medicine for first aid and common ailments. Growing up her family and friends were
heavily involved in the alternative health community, which helped lay the foundation for an early love
of holistic health. She spent 12 years Colorado, and with the births of her two children, she was able to
practice and explore various remedies and was delighted with the results. A total life change resulted in
a return to her roots here in San Diego County where she enrolled in the Healing Hands School of
Holistic Health. It only took one class to fall in love with the healing modality of massage and the
community that came along with it. A little further into her studies she saw the effectiveness of massage
and bodywork in the emotional and physical states, and has since become passionate about supporting
its role in the health and wellbeing of every body.
Christalís touch can range from light to firm based on the clientís preference and is very intuitive and
compassionate. Her sessions typically involve a relaxing Circulatory massage with Deep Tissue, Trigger
Point Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy blended in to address her clientís needs. She is a strong
believer in Prenatal Massage for expecting mothers because happy moms produce happy kids, and our
world could use some more happiness. She also enjoys performing Craniosacral and witnessing the body
wake up through it, as well as taking any chance she can to use Reiki healing energy.
She feels fortunate to be a part of the Zen Family, and looks forward to using her training and
experience to help you feel relaxed, aid in the healing of your pain, and support your overall balance and
Phone: (970) 903-5052
Jenny Winne, HHP
Jenny Winne has been practicing massage for seven years. Utilizing many modalities, she specializes in therapeutic massage focused towards those who suffer from chronic pain, desire more flexibility and circulation. She also is a fitness instructor focusing on strengthening and stretching the body to alleviate pain and encourage proper alignment.
Phone: (619) 804-6577
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.