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Julia Bertrand

Julia Bertrand is the owner and founder of Manaluna. She is a Skincare Therapist, Reflexologist, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and Tuina Practitioner. Julia specializes in blending all of her disciplines to meet you where you are for the time you are on her table. The result is an overall sense of well-being, healthier skin, and a happier body.

She began her career over 10 years ago when she started dabbling in her own holistic practices. After she graduated from Nine Gates Mystery school, where she received her start with Intuitive Healing practices, she attended a speciality massage school where she achieved a high standard of education pertaining to Energetic Healing and graduated in the top 10% of students who spanned the history of the school's 25 years of operation. In 2004 Julia began to practice Organic Hungarian style Skincare. This lead to a fantastic career with the Eminence Organic Skincare line. In the Fall of 2004, while she worked as an Educator for the top spas and wellness centers in Northern California, Julia also began Manaluna.

The goal with Manaluna was to create a special place where people could go just to hang out or receive treatment from highly talented individuals. "The place should feel like you went to your best friend's house who stepped out for a bit. You feel comfortable enough to kick off your shoes, grab a drink, and curl up on the couch with a book while you wait for them to return". Relaxation is a crucial step in wellness.

Born and raised in Modesto, Julia wanted to appeal to her home town to keep their dollar local rather than going to the Bay Area for services that could be easily attained in town with the right talent. She carefully chose each practitioner over several years based on her experience receiving treatment from them.

Julia's skincare approach is to focus on health from the inside out to help you age gracefully while living an active and realistic lifestyle. In addition to dealing with sensitive and allergy prone skin types, Julia strives to balance your skin using organically derived hand made products which all include high levels of antioxidants to provide consistent anti aging results. Each treatment is custom designed to meet the needs of your skin that day.

Intuitive Energy Work and Massage are Julia's passion. She begins most sessions by blending Reiki, Polarity, and Qi Gong into her Reflexology to "read" your body. The rest of the session address the findings directly on the body using a conglomerate of modalities including Tuina, Deep tissue, and Facia release.