Service Providers

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Estheticians

Diane Shackleton-Harper

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  • Hobbies: I have a husband and two teenagers and my hobby is spending time with them, going on vacation, the kids’ sporting events, enjoying time outside but staying protected from the sun.
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:My favorite thing about working at Hudavi , is the special personal relationships I have with most of my clients . Long Beach is such a “big city, small town”, We see each other outside of treatment room, to network and enjoy each others company.
  • Favorite (or Specialty) Treatment: I enjoy doing all facial treatments at Hudavi, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the Spice Enzyme facial. I have been working with Epicuren for 15 years and that treatment is so versatile, and is so easy to customize for ALL skin types, and concerns.
  • Practicing since: 1999
  • Diane is now offering our NEW Derma-planing Treatment!

Esthetician Diane Shackleton-Harper has been working in the Medical/Day Spa setting since 1999. With her advanced knowledge in Medical Skin Care technologies, she offers in-depth treatments for the ongoing Health and Wellness of your skin. Diane promotes overall contentment and general well-being. Let your daily stresses of life melt away in one of her deluxe Signature Facials. Using a mixture of Pressure Point Therapy and Therapeutic Massage Techniques, Diane’s facial will leave you deeply relaxed and restored with healthy, glowing skin. Diane is constantly educating herself on progressive treatments and products to provide you with current information to ensure you and your skin are always healthy and beautiful!


Ali Reichel

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: Licensed Esthetician
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2014
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:  I love sharing my knowledge with my clients to help them better their lives and feel beautiful in their own skin from the outside in.
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatments: Facials, microdermabrasion, peels, and waxing, body treatments and the use of aromatherapy and herbs

Shannon has been practicing skin care and waxing for the last 3 years. She attended and graduated from the School of Medical and Botanical Aesthetics in Denver, Co with a BA in complimentary and alternative therapies


Sherry Carpenter

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: CAMTC, Licensed Esthetician, Colon Hydrotherapist Certification, Reiki Practioner
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2005
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:  I love working with all the clients and patients to achieve the results they desire in a natural and healthy way.
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatments: Sports Massage, Mom- to- Be, Lymphatic Massage, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Body wraps/scrubs, facials, microdermabrasion, peels, Reiki, Colon hydrotherapy, hot stone.

Also one of our wonderful massage therapists, Sherry is a multi-talented graduate of the National Institute of Technology. She is a very knowledgeable esthetician, with a keen awareness for skin type and very natural, gentle ways of healing. Enjoy a wonderful facial followed by a lovely massage by Sherry! She really does do it all!

Sherry has been practicing massage since 2005.  Sherry performs numerous modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Reflexology. Sherry is passionate about Pre and Post Natal massage as she considers it her specialty. Sherry enjoys helping guests rid their discomfort through natural healing. She is passionate about massage as it’s a drug-free, holistic way to treat pain and discomfort. Sherry also practices Reiki and is passionate about the healing nature of this energy focused relaxed practice.


Regina Valenzuela

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: State of California Licensed Esthetician
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: before 2001
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:  She loves restoring confidence and helping her guests achieve their skin care goals.
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatments: Microdermabrasion, waxing and facials

Regina has been practicing skin care since before 2001. She attended the Career Academy of Beauty. Regina performs waxing services but primarily enjoys doing skin care to help all her clients in attaining the most gorgeous, radiant skin they can have. Regina is also trained in massage therapy, so her facial massages are life-changing. Additionally, she believes proper home care is essential to keeping lasting skincare results.



Specialty Bodywork

Kim Arnold

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  • 100+ hours training as a massage therapist
  • Practicing since: 2007
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi: I enjoy working with the people I encounter at Hudavi every day and that I get to help people in their journey to a healthier life.

Kim is a graduate of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa with a focus as a Fitness Specialist.  Kim has been performing Percussive Manipulation Therapy(PMT) since 2013 and has found it combined with Posterior Chain Training, superior in providing relief from repetitive-strain injuries as well as sports- or work-related injuries or strain. Kim’s desire is to provide clients with a proactive approach to muscular and posterior chain (upper and lower back) strengthening, allowing clients to move forward in their lives more easily and confidently. To learn more about the DMS® Machine Kim uses in her PMT click here.



Massage Therapists



 Angela Elder

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2002
  • Favorite (or Specialty) Treatment:  Pain management with neuromuscular rehabilitation and stress relief/somatic therapy for emotional trauma therapy

Angela has been practicing for 15 years since 2002. She attended Bryman College to train as a massage technician, but has since attended UCLA Pre-hospital Care for Emergency Medicine and University of Phoenix for Health Administration and Criminal Justice. Angela is extremely well-rounded performing many different and beneficial modalities: craniosacral, myofascial release, trigger point, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Prenatal and Lymphatic. She is also trained in Reiki which is the balancing of energy and can help with stress relief.

“I am passionate about providing pain relief and emotional release held within the body from stress,” Angela says, “I enjoy Chakra balancing and providing clients with a complete mind, body, soul rejuvenating experience through body work and Reiki.”


Alex Drum

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2013
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatment: 100% Deep Tissue and Swedish, Hot Stones, Sports Massage and PNF Stretching.

Alex has been practicing massage since 2013. He attended the California College of Physical Arts. The reason Alex excels in massage is because he enjoys helping others to better understand the signals their bodies are giving them and helping to alleviate that pain and/or discomfort.


Jimmy Nguyen

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 1999
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:  The guests
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatment: 100% Deep Tissue

Jimmy began his journey with us long ago at our former location. After spending time abroad, we are delighted that Jimmy has brought his body work skills back to Hudavi Wellness. Jimmy specializes in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. He is adept at identifying areas of tense, knotted muscles and uses intricate massage modalities to bring relief to his guests. Many of Jimmy’s regular guests enjoy adding hot stones or reflexology to their massages.


Jazzy Jones

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2015
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi: “I love making people feel better.”
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatment: Signature & Deep Tissue Massage

Denise Nutter

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification, Reiki Master
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2007
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi:  The people I encounter everyday.
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatment: Reiki

 

Denise has been practicing Reiki since 2007, and has been a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher for over 5 years. Denise has been trained and attuned to practice Usui Shiki Ryoho and Usui Ryoho Reiki. While trained in traditional Reiki practices, Denise’s practice of Reiki has transformed into its own form energy work that is always unique to the individual receiving it. Denise enjoys being able to provide healing , balance and relaxation. She finds it a truly rewarding experience to see the sense of peace and well-being that people have after receiving Reiki.


Alicia Abagat

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2006
  • Favorite thing about working at Hudavi: The wonderful clients and the fact that I get to do work that helps people feel better.
  • Favorite (or specialty) treatment: 100% Deep Tissue and Swedish massage
  • Hobbies: I hand make candles that can be bought at Hudavi.  I also enjoy hiking, skating, dancing, yoga and learning astrology.

 

Alicia has currently been practicing therapeutic massage since 2006 and believes in her heart that massage brings wellness and balance for the mind, body and spirit. She is also a candle maker, a consultant for Doterra Essential Oils and is an avid student of Astrology and Holistic/Metaphysical studies.


Laura Arrazola

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  • Professional Training/ Education/ Certification: California Massage Therapist Certification
  • Practicing in the spa industry since: 2005
  • Favorite (or Specialty) Treatment:  Swedish Massage and Mom-to-Be Massage
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.

Over a decade ago, Laura decided she wanted a career that would enable her to positively affect other peoples’ lives. She chose to embark on a journey into Massage & Body Work to fulfil that desire. After attending Lincoln Institute in 2004, Laura became a California State Licensed Massage Therapist and quickly integrated herself into the world of health & wellness. Having lost her eyesight at the young age of 18, Laura has developed a masterful set of skills which enable her to care for all of her guests’ aches & pains. With her background working in a chiropractic office, Laura’s specialties include treating guests with sciatic pain, neck tension & headaches. She regularly attends classes to learn better and more effective ways to identify the causes of pain and how to treat those causes. Her treatment knowledge ranges from Swedish and Deep Tissue to Sports and Prenatal massages. Laura firmly believes that everyone should receive regular massage treatments to help prevent serious pain or injury.


 

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