Meet The Team

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Lana De Vettori, LMT MA30927, MM31384 Owner / Licensed Massage Therapist/ Reiki Master/ Yogini

Since October 2013, Lana and husband, Lucho have combined their expertise with their team of practitioners to inspire Holistic Healing & offer Complementary Alternative Medicine to their South West Florida community.

Lana's passion for "hands-on-healing" began in 1994 when she discovered the benefits of Acu-Yoga, a self-healing discipline which implements holding acupressure points while engaged in Yoga asanas intended to relieve common ailments.  

In 1998, Lana De Vettori achieved National Certification for Massage Therapy and Bodywork in the top 10 percentile of the nation after receiving her 540 hr. degree from the world renown, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. Lana gained invaluable expertise working with acute and chronic injuries, muscular and neurological dysfunctions and diseases at a physical therapy clinic and discovered just how effective a Massage Therapy regimen can be in the physical rehabilitation process.

Prior to opening Beach Life Wellness, Lana polished her massage therapy & spa skills while working for the Gasparilla Inn of Boca Grande where she enjoyed a moment in history and had the opportunity to meet and treat interesting & prominent people on this hidden island;  people such as President George W. Bush, the First Lady Laura, daughters Jenna & Barbara, Sr. President George Bush & the First Lady Barbara, FL Governor Jeb Bush and the DuPont family.

As a Holistic Practitioner and FL Licensed Massage Therapist & Bodyworker for over 20 yrs., Lana is still passionate to guide her clients to mind, body, spirit wellbeing! Fueled by her background in Anatomy, Physiology, Acupressure, Massage, Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki, Lana is excited to see real results whether in the form of stress relief and restored peace of mind or in the physical rehabilitation that focused therapy can provide. "You only get one body, so let's take care of it!"

Advanced Certifications: Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Acupressure, MPS Dolphin/ Micro Point Electro-Stimulation, Reiki, Hydrotherapy & Thermalism, Lymphatic Drainage, Traditional Thai, Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo Fusion, Cupping, Pilates Mat, Pilates Ball, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, Aerial Yoga, Reiki Master.

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Lucho De Vettori, PhD, MS, PFS, MM31384 Owner/ AMP Specialized in Fitness, Nutrition & Clinical Exercise Therapy

"I will lead you to a longer and healthier life!"
Fitness has been Lucho's life-long passion!  Since he was a kid, he enjoyed joining his Dad's workout every morning, running on the beach, surfing the Pacific waves, doing Pull-ups on the monkey bars, and Push-ups before taking a swim. Lucho always had that sense of wellness that he learned through example from his family.  At the age of 5, Lucho began practicing the Traditional Shotokan Karate where he learned to develop respect for others and a stronger Mind-Body consciousness. At the age of 15, he earned his black-belt and besides his martial arts, he began practicing a variety of other sports such as soccer and tennis.

 

 In the late 80's, Lucho De Vettori joined the Navy where his values of respect, integrity, and compassion became more ingrained as he helped his colleagues to surpass all physical challenges. Those values and experiences layed down the foundation for his career in the health industry. 

In 1994, Lucho received his first certification in Physical Fitness Training from the Cooper Institute, and gained extensive experience working with athletes at the Pumping Iron Gym. He has since acquired multiple degrees, certifications, and recognition in the areas of Alternative & Natural Medicine, Fitness and Nutrition. Lucho has worked closely with Fawcett Memorial Hospital directing the senior wellness & fitness program (since 2004), Progressive Physical Therapy Health Club (2004-2013), and the Gasparilla Inn and Club (2007-2013), developing and directing specialized fitness and nutritional programs.

"My expertise and passion for what I do is the drive that keeps me and my clients going!  As your personal motivator, your goals are also mine and together we will achieve the body of your dreams!  I will lead you every step of the way to a healthier and more enjoyable life! 

My wife and I love wild life, the beach, the ocean, the sun, mountains, and nature in general... together we are living our dreams to have the most complete advanced and nature oriented wellness center for our community!  We are delighted to welcome you to join our wellness family!"
Advanced Degrees & Certifications: Master Trainer/ Performance Nutrition by ISSA, Physical Fitness Specialist by CIAR, Bodies in Motion and Resistance Tools by Silver Sneakers, Advance Health & Fitness Specialist by ACE, Clinical Exercise Therapist and Exercise Physiologist by ACSM, MS Exercise & Nutrition by Cooper University, PhD. Alternative Natural Medicine by Quantum University, Plant-Based Nutrition by Cornell University, Reiki Master/ Energy Medicine by Hardwood Yoga Center, TRX Suspension Training by TRX, Moms & Kids in Motion/ Group Training Fitness Instructor by SCW, Professional Recognized Member of IDEA, Martial Arts and Self Defense Instructor by WMAF and JKA, Hand to Hand Combat Training Specialist by Blackwater Training Center, BJJ Combatives & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Martial Artist.

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Jessica Hobbs, FB9749177, BW9708, MM31384 Licensed Esthetician/ Body Wrapper

 

"Holistic skin therapy for sound body and mind"

For as long as she can remember, overall health and wellness has been important to Jessica Hobbs.

It was from learning about and receiving Reiki that opened up a newfound passion in healing for others

and is where she began her path towards skin care.

Jessica Hobbs completed a 600 hour professional esthetics program, earning her license as a Facial

Specialist and as a Body Wrapper. She is also a Reiki II practitioner, offering energy healing to achieve

not only radiant skin but also sound body and mind.

Jessica strives to help clients diagnose and better understand their skin issues through a tranquil and

relaxing experience. Whatever your skin concerns or conditions may be, she will use her skills and

knowledge to give you a luxurious experience and recommend a home care regimen that will keep your

skin looking and feeling fabulous between facial visits. Jessica is passionate about nutrition and the

affects it has on the skin as well as exploring organic ingredients and products that are safe and useful. Continuing her education on new skin care techniques and treatments is a priority. She enjoys spending time with my family and friends, loves reading, the outdoors and nature.  "I’m excited to be a part of the talented team of individuals who offer full-body wellness at Beach Life Wellness!"

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Barbara Ann Sanchez LMT MA92528 / MM31384 Licensed Massage Therapist

Barbara graduated from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in April 2019. She is a Venice native and is currently raising her two children in Venice. In Barbara’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and her daughter, trips to the beach, and working out. Her interest in massage started with her son. She started doing research on alternative therapies for school aged children to help them be successful in the classroom. After discovering the numerous benefits of massage for people of all ages, she decided that she wanted to do something fulfilling with her life and bring healing and serenity to as many people as she could. As of recently, she has also taken up a passion for whole body wellness and wants to pursue more studies with holistic health. Her future goals in Massage Therapy include certifications in Pediatric Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai Therapy, Stretching, and Sports Massage. She is also working towards a Personal Training certification. Barbara is excited for the opportunity to join the Beach Life family in hopes to bring her passion for healing and overall wellness to all of her clients. 

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Dr. Tera Lanier, AP 3867, MM31384 DOM, AP - Acupuncture Physician

Tera Leigh Lanier is a licensed Acupuncture Physician. She has a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She attended East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota where she lives with her two children. She is trained in Master Tung’s Acupuncture protocol  and incorporates this effective style with Traditional Chinese Medicine to enhance the body’s own  natural ability to heal itself when it is guided to do so. With electric stimulation and cupping she is proficient in pain management and joint therapy.  She believes combining acupuncture, Chinese medicine, clean eating and the proper exercise is truly the way to a long, healthy life. As well as treating chronic illnesses, Dr. Tera can guide the patient to the importance of Acupuncture  as preventative medicine to insure a healthier future. Although she has spent years in Colorado, South Carolina and New England, Tera is a native Floridian and has herself continued to benefit from the beach lifestyle. 

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Summer Ball, LMT MA88828, MM31384 Licensed Massage Therapist​​

Summer is a third generation native of Venice Florida who wants to make a positive impact in our community by improving the quality of life and activities of daily living for our clients. Summer's parents had both been Equine Massage Therapists when she was introduced to massage therapy as a small child. Over the years Summer and her family have had specialists in the field of acupuncture, cold laser,  and chiropractic working on their horses and dogs. She has witnessed how beneficial these therapies are for not only their animals, but for her and her family too. That’s what motivated  Summer to start her journey to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Summer graduated from the 800 hr. program at the prestigious Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in  September 2017. With her understanding of anatomy & physiology and by applying the various techniques studied, she is not only able to help her clients with their physical injuries but also with the wear and tear  mental stress puts on their bodies. Future goals for her career include certification in Neural Muscular Therapy, Thai Massage, and Sports Massage.   

“I’m excited to be working with the wonderful staff at Beach Life Wellness and can’t wait to make a positive change in more lives.” We at Beach Life Wellness are pleased to have this talented, kind and enthusiastic practitioner on our team!

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