Our Wellness Team
Our uniquely designed wellness center provides you with access to practitioners in acupuncture, massage therapy and energy healing. Each practitioner is independent, but can work with you in a tailored program to enhance your wellness. We invite you to read the practitioner bios, below.
Health, wellness, and enjoyment of life have long been ingrained in Dr. Custodio since she was young. Growing up in the Philippines, her exposure to simple home remedies instilled in her the belief that health can be promoted naturally. Dr. Custodio’s desire to find alternatives to conventional Western medicine ultimately led her to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
After completing a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science and Health Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Custodio attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine ("PCOM") where she earned her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Traditional Oriental Medicine. While at PCOM, Lesley received advanced training in Japanese-style acupuncture (i.e., less invasive techniques). Lesley is also a specialist in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Dr. Custodio is a California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Custodio is also licensed in her home state of Nevada as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.). Nevada and California are known in the industry as the most difficult jurisdictions to gain admission into. Dr. Custodio formerly served as Lead Supervisor at the PCOM Acupuncture Clinic, where she supervised key personnel and was responsible for the clinic's day-to-day management of operations.
When Dr. Custodio is not treating her patients she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as cooking, traveling, and yoga.
Dr. Lesley Custodio, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.
Nakea Andrews, Licensed Massage Therapist
Nakea Andrews is a certified massage therapist who completed her associates degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2015. Nakea has experience in Asian body work of Tuina, Deep tissue, and Swedish/circulatory massage. Nakea will create a plan of treatment that is specific to your chief complaint with the use of different modalities. Please feel free to schedule your massage with Nakea to experience a sensational massage that will relax you, awhile getting your body back into balance. Nakea has worked with treating: knee injuries; neck, shoulder, and back pain; joint pain, and overall wellness.
As the name suggests, the therapist at Natural Healing Massage, Nakea, aims to heal clients only through natural means. She completed her associate degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2015 and has ever since been treating individuals to customized massage sessions. The modalities that she incorporates into her work includes Tuina, deep tissue, shiatsu, as well as Thai and Swedish massage. Tuimassage, for instance uses both fingers, thumbs, palms, and feet to apply pressure that is said to regulate the activity of the autonomic nervous system. Tuina on the other hand is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy, where the therapist kneads, rolls, and rubs areas between each of the eight joints, known as the eight gates, attempting to boost energy flow within the meridians and muscles. All of these can be further complemented with add-ons such as cupping, moxa, as well as scalp, shoulder, and foot relaxation massage.