Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax
info@althealnet.org

Clinicians

Sean Figge, HHP, CMT

Sean Figge, HHP, CMT

Sean Figge, HHP, CMT
Sean has had a strong interest in massage and body work from a very young age, practicing massage since he was 14 years old.  He has always been interested in healing through herbs and touch, and has studied it informally from high school age on.  After coming to San Diego, he discovered the Mueller College of Holistic Studies and began his formal training in many different modalities, including deep tissue, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Swedish and facilitated stretching.  After graduating from Mueller massage as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Sean has continued  to accumulate knowledge through hands on training and intensive studying.  Through years of practice, Sean has created his own approach to integrative massage customized to his clients’ needs.  As a member of Adams Avenue Integrative Health, he has continued doing what he loves, working in the field of health,  with like minded practitioners to develop a customized protocol for each individual patient’s needs.

 

Nicole DeJong, CMT

Nicole DeJong, CMT Nicole is a first generation San Diego native. She started her journey into alternative health with the intention of becoming a doctor. When she realized the western style of medicine did not align with her own values and ideas of health and wellness, she decided to pursue a career in massage therapy.  As soon as she started school, she knew that she was in the right place. She specialized in Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT) at IPSB College, and will continue in her education to include Thai and prenatal massage specialties as well.

Practicing massage therapy has taught her more than she ever imagined it would. She especially enjoys having the opportunity to work with clients who are interested in and willing to dig deep to the root causes of their pain in order to have lasting relief. She loves practicing her Thai skills on the table, and often uses the stretches blended with Swedish, Deep Tissue Sculpting, and NMT. She is very excited to see what her alternative medicine future holds.

 

 

Cara Linser, CMT

Cara Linser, CMT/HHP

Cara is a San Diego native working in the city she loves. She grew up watching her dad do massage but never thought she would do it professionally. When she found Mueller College of Holistic Studies she knew she had found her calling.
She has a therapeutic touch and specializes in integrative massage, using Swedish, deep tissue, and other modalities learned in school.

 

 

Kathleen Lisson, CMT

Kathleen Lisson, CMT

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at 40 years of age and her journey through the process of healing her skin cancer has given Kathleen Lisson, CMT unique insight on working with the body, mind and spirit. As a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist, she utilizes Swedish, NMT and Ayurvedic deep tissue massage techniques to reduce pain and increase range of motion in her clients. As a half marathon runner and RRCA Certified Running Coach, she enjoys working with athletes, using the power of massage to reduce the negative effects of a stressful schedule and overtraining. Kathleen is also a Meditation Teacher and Labyrinth Facilitator and teaches Meditation and Mindfulness at IPSB college in San Diego. She volunteers at Integrative Health Night, UCSD Moores Cancer Center and the Trees for Health garden in Balboa Park.

 

Carly Delso-Saavedra, CMT

Carly Delso-Saavedra, CMT

Carly has studied with some of the very best in the holistic bodywork industry through the School of Healing Arts, the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) and Greet the Day.

She approaches each client with compassion, curiosity, a learner’s mind and a deep understanding of the modalities she practices and their powerful capacity to heal.

She customizes each session to meet the needs of her clients using a therapeutic blend of Swedish Massage, Rhythmic Deep Tissue and Deep Tissue Sculpting – adding in Sensory Repatterning, Neuromuscular Therapy, Tui Na, Table Thai and/or Structural Integration where and when needed.

She also offers more gentle modalities, such as Jin Shin energy work and Lymphatic Drainage, both of which are done while the client is lying face up and fully clothed.  These  two modalities are perfect for people who may have health issues that contraindicate traditional massage work or who are simply looking for something new to help with issues such as joint pain, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and depression.

Gretchen Vogt, CMT

Gretchen Vogt, CMT first began practicing massage therapy in 2010 in Columbus, Ohio after graduating from the American Institute of Alternative Health. Her initial primary specialty was Swedish relaxation massage, though her interest in deep tissue and sports massage inspired her to pursue more training in these areas. She moved to Melbourne, Australia where she worked with a wellness clinic for two years and continued to refine her massage therapy style and expand her knowledge of different modalities, particularly neuromuscular therapy and clinical massage. Returning to Columbus, Ohio and working at a spa-based practice allowed her to learn how to merge the more site-specific work she had been focusing on with her original interest in relaxation massage.

Her most recent move to San Diego has been incredibly inspiring in that in addition to continuing to grow her style and knowledge of massage therapy, she has also trained in oncology and more medical-based massage. She is continually honored by the opportunities her clients give her to help them achieve their highest level of health and wellness, which challenge her to keep expanding her knowledge of techniques and modalities in order to do so.