Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well (Marcus Valerius Martial)
During the course of our life we experience aging, stress and injury. These factors cause imbalances
which are the antithesis of longevity. I offer a variety of treatments to help the body maintain
homeostasis (balance). I do this through therapeutic massage, holistic facials, energy work,
Ayurvedic consultations, and body treatments.
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old healing system which promotes longevity.
Ayur translated from Sanskrit means “life” and veda means “longevity” the knowledge of longevity.
Ayurveda focuses on you, the individual, how your body deals with daily, environmental and physical
stressors which can then be put into balance with rejuvenation or detoxification.
I am very proud and honored to be a graduate of the Desert Institute of Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ 1000 hour massage program, Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetics in West Park 600 hour program, NY and Seaside Academy of Massage and Ayurveda, Newport, Rhode Island certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
My 15 years of professional experience have been at some of the finest spas and practices in North America. As well as being a Reiki Master, I facilitate couples massage workshops, regularly advance my life knowledge with continuing education, and am proficient in deep/ specific techniques.
I love to blend East and West practices for your well-being.
Renee Auriemma, LMT, LE, AHC
"Holistic skin therapy for sound body and soul"
For as long as I can remember, overall health and wellness has been important to me. It was learning
about and from receiving Reiki that opened up a newfound passion in healing for others and is where
I began my path towards skin care.
I completed a 600 hour professional esthetics program, earning my license as a facial specialist and as
a body wrapper. I am also a Reiki II practitioner, offering energy healing to achieve not only radiant skin
but sound body and mind also.
I strive to help clients diagnose and better understand their skin issues through a tranquil and relaxing
experience. Whatever your skin concerns or conditions may be, I will use my 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. I’m 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 my
education on new skin care techniques and treatments is a priority of mine.
I enjoy to spend time with my family and friends, love 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!
From a very early age, I knew that my desire in life was to help and inspire people so they could live a
positive, healthy and active pain-free life. I grew up in the country in Minnesota and still enjoy a healthy
and active lifestyle. I love nature and all it has to offer. I spent a number of years living in Pennsylvania,
working with the elderly and adults as well as children with developmental disabilities. In 2008, I moved
to Denver, Colorado and found what I believe to be my, “True calling” as well as passion, massage
therapy. In 2008, I graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado and since then, I have
been committed to helping people become pain free through Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage,
Neuromuscular Therapy, Table Thai Massage, and also Myofascial Therapy. I’ve also studied Asian
Healing Arts and have undergone training in Reflexology. Additionally, I am a Reiki I and II practitioner.
I can perform a relaxing
Swedish massage or deep therapy, geared for athletes or those with injuries and chronic pain-related
issues. I am a longtime, 10-year yoga practitioner and I study nutrition and am very much a believer in
holistic health care, in which massage therapy plays a very important role. I believe in taking care of the mind, body, spirit and soul in order to achieve wellness. I am fulfilling my lifelong dream where I can live and work close to the beach on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. I very much want to inspire and help others so they can fulfill their dreams and their health and wellness goals!
Dr. Britt Dienes, Acupuncture Physician, is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated in 2014
from East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a
Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, pain
management and physical rehabilitation, stress reduction and mindfulness. Britt is a prolific yoga
teacher and frequent lecturer on Yoga Anatomy as well as an Amazon published writer and former
adjunct professor of writing at Ringling College of Art and Design. We are honored to have
Dr. Britt Dienes as part of our Beach Life team!
Jake is the youngest member of our the team, although his knowledge goes beyond his age!
Jake has worked hand to hand with doctors helping them rehabilitate patients, specially the ones with bone problems. Jake has worked with us since we opened in September 2013 and besides his popularity as a personal trainer. We are proud of Jake's achievements over the past 3 years, he has completed his training to become a physical therapist in December 2016.
Jake's big smile, enthusiasm, compassion and positive attitude makes him a great addition to our team. He loves working with the elderly and people with limitations of any age. All of our older fitness customers love to train with him and they have obtained great results from muscle strength to balance and range of motion. Jake is also our mobile trainer; so if you can't make it to our facility, Jake will go to your place with all the necessary fitness equipment and give you a fantastic training session in the comfort of your own home or hotel.
In the late 80's, I joined the Navy where my values of respect, integrity, and compassion became
more ingrained as I helped my colleagues to surpass all physical challenges. Those values and experiences layed down the foundation for my career in the health industry.
In 1994, I received my first certification in Physical Fitness Training from the Cooper Institute, and gained extensive experience working with athletes at the Pumping Iron Gym. I have since acquired multiple degrees including a MS, certifications, and recognition in the areas of Fitness and Nutrition. I have worked closely with Fawcett Memorial Hospital directing the senior wellness & fitness program (since 2004), Progressive Physical Therapy Health Plex (2006- 2012), and the Gasparilla Inn and Club (2008-2012), 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 wellness, the beach, the ocean, the sun, nature, and together we are living our dreams to have the most complete advanced and nature oriented center for you and 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, Plant-Based Nutrition by Cornell University, Reiki Energy Medicine at 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. I am currently working on my PhD in Natural and Alternative Medicine from Quantum University.
In 1998, I attended the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy where I received my 540 hr. diploma for Massage Therapy and Bodywork. In 1999, I became Nationally Certified. Directly out of massage school, I gained invaluable expertise working with acute and chronic injuries, muscular and neurological dysfunctions and diseases at STAR Physical Therapy and discovered just how powerful a Massage Therapy regimen can be in the physical rehabilitation process.
12 years prior to opening Beach Life Wellness, I have had the pleasure of serving the fine people of Boca Grande. I have had many wonderful opportunities to meet and serve an eclectic group of prominent people on this exquisite 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 frequented the Spa at the Gasparilla Inn where I served 11 wonderful years.
This has been an exciting year for me! On top of all the excitement of starting this new business venture, I came full circle and completed an amazing 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Certification Program including Aerial Yoga & Reiki. I also enjoyed a Cruise to Bermuda for a Medical Massage Certification. I have so much to share. Whether you are looking for relaxation or specific deep muscle therapy, I am committed to sharing the amazing health benefits and wellness lifestyle that massage therapy & yoga is such an integral part of. With my understanding of Anatomy, Physiology & Modern Medicine combined with my background in Eastern Healing Arts, you can expect to experience a level of relief of your common aches & pains and support on your wellness journey in our first session together. You only get one body, so let's take care of it!
Advanced Certifications Received in: Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Electro-Stimulation, Reiki, Hydrotherapy & Thermalism, Lymphatic Drainage, Traditional Thai, Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo Fusion, Pilates Mat, Pilates Ball, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, Aerial Yoga Certification, Reiki Level 2
" I will lead you to a longer and healthier life!"
Hi there! I think that the best way to start here is by telling you that Fitness has been my life-long passion! Since I was just a kid, I enjoyed joining my 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 and watching the people exercising along the beautiful shores.
I always had that sense of wellness that I learned through example from my family. At the age of 5, I began practicing the Traditional Shotokan Karate where I learned to develop respect for others and a stronger Mind-Body consciousness. At the age of 12, I earned my black-belt and began practicing a variety of other sports such as soccer and tennis.
As of late Oct. 2013, my husband, Lucho and I are excited to combine our expertise with other respected professionals from our area and open a business of our dreams only 0.7 miles from the beautiful Casey Key and Nokomis Public Beach! We are here to support you on your wellness journey and provide the best Holistic Healing & Preventive Medicine services to our community!
My inspiration for "hands-on-healing" began in 1994 when I discovered Acu-Yoga, a self-healing discipline which implements holding acupressure points while engaged in Yoga asanas intended to relieve common ailments.
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Since graduating from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in 2009, Wyatt has honed his skills working at the award-winning Spa at Mohonk Mountain House (Topping Lists in Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure).
With over 1050 hours of training before becoming licensed in 2009 and years of experience, Wyatt has recently relocated to Florida to pursue a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine.
Combining knowledge of the body, experience in the martial arts community and genuine compassion, Wyatt brings his natural intuition to every treatment. Acupressure/Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue/NMT, Sports Massage, Myofascial Stretching and Hot Stones are just some of the modalities he offers.
Here at Beach Life Wellness, we are very happy to have Wyatt as a member of our team of professional therapists!