Alternative Healing Network

3239 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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619-546-4806 – Office
619-546-5326 – Fax


Kristi Emanuel, CMT, is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, cupping, and Swedish. She enjoys customizing sessions by blending different modalities, including Tui-Na, to address each patient’s specific needs.

Kristi has a background in competitive swimming, coaching, lifeguarding, and water aerobics. In order to offer a well-rounded and fitness-based lifestyle, she holds a certificate to teach group exercise classes and is currently enrolled in a personal training course. She is also a qualified CPR instructor. In her free time you can typically find her outdoors doing open water swims, lifting weights, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and learning how to surf.

Michelle Morris, CMT Raised in a small town in Southern California, Michelle served in the US Navy from 2004-2009. She began her journey in massage in 2010, where she studied at the Cortiva Institue of Seattle, an all western modality program. In 2013 she went back to study eastern modalities at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, where she obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Holistic Health. She has maintained continuing education, to include Oncology Massage and a yoga teacher training.

Using her eclectic blend of modalities to create a unique massage for each individual, she specializes in Deep Tissue, Tui-Na, numerous Sports modalities, and injury rehabilitation.

Savina Tisnado, CMT

Savina Tisnado, CMT loves to promote natural wellness with massage! She works with a wide range of ages from teens to seniors. Specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Circulatory and Passive Joint Movement. Savina really enjoys custom blending modalities for each body.

She graduated from the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego and continues to further her studies dedicated to Holistic Healing.

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.


Gaby Aparicio, CMT

Gaby Aparicio, CMT began her massage journey in Orlando, FL in 2009. She got her license at NPTI in Orlando and furthered her knowledge by becoming a Medical Massage Practioner and Kinesio© Taping Certified. She specializes in pain resolution, sports massage and energy work with an intuitive touch. She was a member of the Florida Sports Massage Team for several years, also worked for the NBA Orlando Magic team, as well as various other professional athletes in various sports.

Gaby moved to San Diego in 2014 to pursue parallel careers of music and massage, which to her go hand in hand. She values being open and vulnerable to really hear what the client’s body needs, and loves the alternative & holistic approach to healing one’s Self. She can customize your massage to suit whatever your need be!

Nicole DeJong (Famiglietti), 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.

Kathleen Lisson, CMT

Kathleen is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She offers Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage to clients with lymphedema, those who have a cancer history, and anyone who wants to reduce swelling in the face and body.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a relaxing light pressure massage that activates the lymphatic system, reducing swelling in the face or body. Kathleen was trained in America and Germany in the Vodder style of manual lymphatic drainage.  Click here for more information on Manual Lymphatic Drainage

She is the author of:  Swollen, Bloated and Puffy: A manual lymphatic drainage therapist’s guide to reducing swelling in the face and body available at our Adams Avenue Integrative Health Wellness Center as well as Amazon