Dr. Orreggio, an artist, medical informatician, master fitness trainer, and owner of Benessere serves on Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. Having a professional career path spanning over 30 years demonstrating a community commitment, he is uniquely suited for efforts that improve overall health and quality of life. He and Benessere continue to grow as an art and wellness knowledge, research, education, and services within the community.
Dr. Richard Garcia received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, with an emphasis in sports rehabilitation. He has been a licensed massage therapist for 20 years, and spent 10 years in the US Air Force as a Radiologic Technologist.
Dr. Garcia is a firm believer in "Healthy choices creating positive lifestyle changes—without judgement." He believes that everybody is a work in progress, and strives to work with--and learn from--everyone he meets. He specializes in Diversified adjustments, and uses ultrasound, EMS, and soft-tissue manipulation in his practice.
In his spare time (what's that?), Dr. Garcia enjoys hiking, wine-making & cooking with his husband Chris, is a movie buff, internet forum contributor, and occasional couch-potato. He is active in his local church, and is a strong advocate of mental health awareness, women's empowerment, and the LGBT+ community.
Dr. Alyssa Saterdalen originally trained at the Aveda Institute in Swedish massage, myofascial release and reflexology. She continued her training in cranial sacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, sports and auto injury, prenatal massage, and has over 17 years of experience in manual bodywork to her credit. She is currently the owner of Family Tree Chiropractic Clinic, and is also a registered acupuncturist.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Master of Oriental Medicine
Kathy has a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AAAOM in Minnesota. Kathy has experience treating neck, back and shoulder pain, migraines, stress, anxiety, sinus issues, problems with digestion, and women’s health issues. She has effectively used electro-acupuncture to treat conditions including Bell’s palsy and neuropathy. Kathy has certifications in cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, and abdominal acupuncture for weight loss and infertility, and continues to study Chinese Reproductive Medicine. Kathy says "I believe in the healing power of acupuncture and am dedicated to improving the health and vitality of my patients."
A life-long resident of Minnesota, Brad offers a full relaxation massage. Being in tune with the human body, he has the ability to relate to and understands the needs of clients. This inspired his entry into the field of therapeutic massage. An empathetic ear accompanies his healing touch. “I am happiest at the end of a session knowing my client feels better.”
Sports, Clinical (Deep Tissue), & Swedish Massage Therapist
Len is a Licensed Massage Therapist from Northern Wisconsin. A recent graduate from Northwestern Health Sciences University Massage Therapy Program. Time spent in the NWHSU Human Performance Center working with the Minnesota Vixen and other athletes led to a focus on sports massage and rehabilitative techniques. Len is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for fun. Len’s background is in construction and working with youth. Len says “I’m good with my hands and I love helping people, Massage Therapy is a natural choice.”
Carolyn wanted a career that would combine her love of people with the tactile use of her hands and massage therapy was a perfect fit. She specializes in helping clients who have headaches, neck and back discomfort, fascial restrictions and chronic pain. Carolyn is certified and experienced in Swedish/Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Fascial Release, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Geriatric Massage, Prenatal Massage, Oncology Massage, Hospital-based Massage, and Kinesiotaping. She says of her career: "To have a job that emphasizes well-being, for yourself and your clients, what more could one ask for?"
Kay opened Benessere Body in Balance (now Benessere Co. owned by Dr. Orreggio), a full-service wellness center in Minneapolis, in 2005. After nine years running a busy one-person Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) practice, Benessere is the fulfillment of Kay's professional dream to provide a full range of holistic care that effectively addresses clients' health care concerns.
Kay studied directly with Paul St. John, the developer of St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy, receiving her certification as a Neuromuscular Therapist (CNMT) in 1996. In addition to her private practice, Kay traveled across North America teaching the St. John method to doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors.
With Kay's 17 years of clinical and teaching experience, you can count on receiving some of the best NMT services in the country. In fact, Kay has clients who regularly drive over 200 miles for treatment, and some of her clients even fly in from as far away as New Mexico and New York. Kay also works on professional athletes, including players with the Chicago Bulls, the Minnesota Twins, and the Minnesota Vikings.
It's the hope in her clients' eyes and the progress they make that gives Kay passion for the work she does. Life becomes more limited when someone is in excruciating pain. "They come in hoping you can help," Kay says, "and when you do, it changes their life. When you see people become strong and healthy, they beam. You can see it in their eyes that their love of life is back. They start to challenge themselves in ways that they thought they had to stop, like running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or even just getting out of bed comfortably in the morning."