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Meet the Team at Coastal Family Wellness

Lisa Cockerill

Lisa Cockerill – Certified Massage Therapist

Lisa was trained at The National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, CA. Lisa has worked throughout the Bay Area and is mostly a homebody and stays close to Pacifica!

Having been taught different modalities, studied, and practiced for many years, her distinct techniques are the culmination of the various styles she has combined to create a unique experience for each patient. Incorporation of hot stones, which are so tranquil and therapeutic on the muscles, melts away the tension while stretching is also performed throughout to mix therapeutic and relaxation together.

After practicing massage for almost 26 years, it’s not just a job for her. Lisa has a deep-rooted Passion and Love for helping people.

Meet Kristen Taforo

kristenKristen is the Office Manager for Coastal Family Wellness and loves her job! She loves dealing with the patients and works to ensure a welcoming environment. She likes kids of all ages, and has two boys of her own.

An Introduction to Wellness

A native of Nashville, Kristen moved to Pacifica because she loved the area. She moved to the city to attend SF State. She’s no stranger to chiropractic care, having her first treatment after a car accident at a young age. In her 20’s, she experienced numbness in her hand and knew right away chiropractic could help her.

Kristen has worked as office manager at several different locations. When she saw Dr. Lisa’s ad for the position, she knew it was the perfect position for her. With a massage therapist also on staff, Coastal Family Wellness is all things wellness.

Kristen has welcomed the practice change from pain-based to a wellness platform. Her kids see Dr. Lisa for adjustment on a regular basis. Dr. Lisa’s expertise has made a real difference in their lives.

Called to Make a Difference

Kristen has seen the difference the IN FOCUS tools and strategies have in her children, who began making huge gains while under care with the practice. After personally dealing with ABA, Speech, and OT therapy a whole body wellness approach seemed the natural bridge to assist in their development.

Outside the Practice

Kristen grow up with horses and is a motorcyclist enthusiast who loves to ride through the beautiful scenery of the area.

Julia Jun – Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Holistic Coach

Julia JunJulia is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher in Usui, Angelic, Karuna and Holy Fire Reiki. She is also a Certified Health Coach with a coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.

Previous to reiki and holistic wellness, Julia worked in the corporate world for many years. She has always had an interest in natural and plant-based remedies so it was only a matter of time before the universe lead her to reiki. Her first reiki healing experience was from a reiki practitioner in England. It was a distance healing session. In that ten-minute session, the most incredibly heavyweight of guilt and depression she had been carrying around for months was lifted, and like magic it helped her to feel lighter and freer. She had hope and felt she could move forward with the challenges she had been facing. Amazed with the fact that reiki could be so gentle yet so powerful, she knew that she had to learn everything she could about reiki.

As a Certified Holistic Health Coach Julia incorporates her passion for nutritional wellness with energy healing to further support and promote the body’s natural ability to balance and heal. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Southern California and she is a Board Certified Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a member of the Reiki Team at Stanford’s Neuroscience Center and she has also practiced reiki at ACTCM’s Ear Clinic in San Francisco.

In addition to one on one sessions for reiki treatments and wellness coaching, Julia teaches reiki in private one on one and small group settings to provide a personalized experience with lots of time for questions and practice.

Julia loves being a part of the Coastal Family Wellness team and loves the friendly community vibe on the coast.

Jean Shimizu, R.D.H., O.M.

Jean ShimizuJean Shimizu has worked in private practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 35 years. Her background in hygiene made her aware of the many negative effects poor management of the tongue and lips has on tooth position and general health. She went on to study myofunctional therapy. In February 2010, she completed her training and internship program as an orofacial myologist in Culver City, CA. She is currently practicing as an orofacial myologist in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Francisco Counties.

Myofunctional therapy is a program used to correct the proper function of the tongue and facial muscles used at rest and swallowing. The human body is a wondrous complex combination of tissues, bone and chemicals. to keep this body operating at its best, the body needs to properly coordinate its function. A with any complicated system, when an important function of the body is thrown off, problems arise.

Celene Matthews

celene MatthewsHaving dealt with skin issues most of my life, I come from a place of zero judgement and my biggest goal is to help you feel happy in the skin you’re in! Come and see me for a consultation and we can decide which treatment will give you the results you are looking for!

After receiving my Esthetician License in 2005 I worked for a decade in a Dermatologist office in San Francisco. I provided medical based treatments for our clients and although I saw results I knew I wanted to incorporate more Holistic treatments as well.  So In my practice I pride myself on blending the two together. I feel they both have their place and I’m a firm believer in using both systems to see optimal results.

I am very much focused on result-driven treatments and have tried everything so that you don’t have to!

I offer Gua Sha and Facial Cupping to help tone the muscles of the face and release fascial adhesions which can drag and pull our faces down with time. I also offer light to medium depth chemical peels which can brighten and lighten sun damage and increase cellular turnover. I love to use organic facial treatments as well that help to stimulate collagen and take your glow up a few notches. Some of my favorite Organic treatments that I use are the Vit A infusion from Osmosis and the 2B Bio Beauty treatment which is like microdermabrasion and a peel all in one. These have zero downtime!

Meet The Team at Coastal Family Wellness | (650) 359-6800