Mateo Silva, Certified Massage Technician since 2007, Holistic Health Practitioner since 2009
Mateo Silva, Sonia's significant other, specializes in Tui Na Chinese medical massage. Tui Na utilizes a combination of unique hand techniques to work muscle and connective tissue, along with acupressure, to increase the circulation of blood and Qi, enhancing the body’s natural healing process. The origins of this traditional Chinese modality date back to 2,500 BC, and treatments can provide relief from a wide range of conditions including chronic and acute pain, tight muscles and joints, limited range of motion, headache, fatigue, post-surgical, depression, digestive issues, and more.
Mateo enrolled in the HHP program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2006. During his time at PCOM he was trained in Tui Na traditional Chinese medical massage, Thai massage, both Zen and Seitai Shiatsu, circulatory massage, Jin Shin, foot reflexology, medical Qi Gong, Tai Qi, along with various other energy modalities. He became a Certified Massage Technician (CMT) in 2007 and received his Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) certification in 2009.