Oceano Hotel and Spa, Half Moon Bay

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Oceano Coastal Spa

Oceano Coastal Spa



BEN OONG, CMT, Reiki Master

Ben’s philosophy towards bodywork is to allow the mind and body to return to its natural state of harmony. Ben spent time in China in Tui-Na training, DeAnza College and Skyline College with teachings in Pathology, Physiology and Massage Therapy.

Ben uses a combination of soothing Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Joint Mobilization and Tui Na in his sessions. He however, believes in the customization based on client’s needs is the real key to a successful body treatment. All body work and message sessions are ended with a little energy healing, he received his Reiki Master title in 2013.

Ben has recently completed another 60 hour Acupressure bodywork training. Acupressure uses a similar principle of Acupuncture, excluding the needles. Acupressure uses the hands instead; a highly effective functional massage for persons with acute or chronic body pain(s).

LISA WARNS, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist

Lisa has been practicing massage work for many years. She is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute with more than 900 student and clinic hours.

She provides customized sessions for the whole body wellness, combining techniques from the wide range of therapies she has learned. She has a relaxing and intuitive touch and considers bodywork a moving meditation. Her specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Foot Reflexology, Acupressure, Myofascial Therapy, and Shiatsu. Lisa looks forward to helping you have a wonderful spa experience.

KARI HUGSTED, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist, Reiki Master

Kari came to the massage field after working many years in the traditional health care; she transitioned to a career in bodywork when her interests started to center more and more on connections between thoughts, beliefs and general health of the body.

She has an extensive background in spa therapies, relaxation massage (Swedish, Esalen, TMJ, Deep Tissue and Prenatal), along with her special skills in pregnancy massages.

Kari truly believes in the healing power of massage, through the simplicity of touch - The #1 reason she loves this work, and takes joy in making people feel good.

NORMA ROSS, Esthetician, Spa Treatment Specialist, Make-up Artist

Norma is an esthetician with focus on anti-aging and problem skin. She has a strong background in skin care products but has a naturalists’ leaning, which complements our raw botanical enzyme based products at the Oceano Coastal Spa.

She also is well trained in spa body treatments (wraps and body facials), and is currently furthering her career in different massage modalities.

Norma also is a make-up artist with experience in makeup for film/video and photography. She currently does wedding makeup for our wedding parties here at the Oceano Hotel and Spa.

Dove Yu, DACM, L.Ac., RD

Dove graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in both Master and doctorate degrees. She is California State Board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dove specializes in pain management, women’s health, allergies, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, cancer support, and facial acupuncture. Her post graduate studies included Dr. Tan’s balanced method and Master Tung’s theory to relieve pain and internal issues, and Dr. Lucas’s Mei Zen protocol for facial rejuvenation, and internal conditions such as infertility, fibromyalgia, and weight reduction. Dove is also a registered dietitian and has provided nutrition education at San Francisco General Hospital before switching her career path to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Rachel Cobb, CMT, Spa Treatment Specialist

Certified spa tech. since 2009. Graduated from Skyline College in 2012 and became a certified Massage therapist. Trained in Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy, and pregnancy modalities. Relax, get comfortable, and let me guide you to a more serene state of being, in a nonjudgmental environment. Rachel lives the belief that massage is not only a luxury, but also a necessity for optimal vitality.

Carmina Michel, CMT, Cosmetologist, Esthetician

Carmina graduated from Monterey County’s Wayne’s College of Beauty in 2001, from the esthetician and cosmetology program. Certified in herbal green peels, eyelash extensions, brow and lash tinting, permanent makeup artist. After seeing how much she enjoyed enhancing her client’s physical beauty, she became interested in enhancing her client’s inner beauty. In 2007, she graduated from Monterey Institute of Touch massage therapy program in Carmel Valley. Specializing from Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal massage, traditional Thai massage, La Stone hot/cold massage, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. Carmina loves our spa body treatments where she can give use her extensive training personalize your visit.




*Spa treatments are by appointment only.
(650)263-2008 by phone
(650)263-2010 by fax
270 Capistrano Rd. #42 in the Harbor Village Half Moon Bay, CA 94019