Dr. Tricia Graziano
Founder and Owner
Hello, my name is Tricia and I wanted to welcome you to Aluna. I am so grateful to share with you my lifelong dream of opening a holistic healing center. My passion has alway been in health and the healing arts. At a young age, I was fortunate to discover my calling in life. I was determined to have a career that felt fulfilling and purposeful. I realized I felt a sense of fulfillment when given the opportunity to help other people feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
With this knowledge, I went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Nutrition, from James Madison University. In order to further my passion for natural medicine, I completed a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine. I have been practicing as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine since 2006.
For several years, I worked as a sole practitioner and rented out a small room on the north end of Anna Maria Island. I spent many years daydreaming about the holistic wellness center and spa I would hopefully one day open. I wanted to create a place where people felt instantly peaceful from the moment they walked through the door. A space where people could heal not only through acupuncture but by utilizing a combination of healing therapies.
In 2012, I finally decided to take a leap of faith, follow my lifelong dream and open a healing center. Thanks to the support of my friends, family and even some of my patients, we were able to create a true healing space.
In 2017, I gained another valuable Aluna team member and co-owner when I married my best friend, Matthew Lyndon. Matt is the creator and architect of our gorgeous himalayan salt wall. You will often see him buzzing around the spa tending to zen garden. I love my patients and the amazing staff that works with me at Aluna. I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity to serve my community. I hope that when you walk into Aluna you instantly feel better and that you leave uplifted and elevated.
About the Aluna Team
Spa Manager and Reiki Master
Karen Chambers was a Registered Dental Assistant until her move from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to the sandy beaches of Bradenton, Florida. You will see Karen’s smiling face when you first enter Aluna. She is the Spa Manager as well as a healing practitioner at Aluna.
Karen holds both Personal Trainer and Exercise Therapy Certifications from International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Karen is a Reiki master/teacher in Usui Reiki traditions, and leads private and group meditations. She offers Reiki classes for those interested in learning this ancient art of healing to help them achieve a sense of balance and wellness in their daily lives. She has worked with both human and animal clients. She enjoys teaching others how to empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives. It is difficult to explain the various healing modalities, so we as practitioners say: “you have to experience it for yourself”.
Dr. Tamarra Geno, DOM, Acupuncture Physician
Dr. Tamarra Geno graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine with a Bachelor of Professional Health Science and a Master of Science in Oriental medicine. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and certified by NCCAOM, which encompasses acupuncture, herbology, and other modalities.
Terra Cole, LMT
Terra Cole has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2010. She is an Anna Maria Island native. She was trained in Northern Thai Massage, spending time in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She completed her massage training in Sarasota. Upon being licensed, she left her hometown of Bradenton Beach, Florida and moved to Vieques, Puerto Rico, where she worked for a couple of years at the prestigious W Retreat and Spa. Terra has extensive training in neuromuscular techniques and incorporates this into her work. She is currently in school studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and will eventually become a licensed acupuncture physician.
Janae Monroe, LMT
Janae is an amazingly intuitive massage therapist, specializing in deep tissue, Thai massage, positional release therapy, reflexology and Reiki. As a gifted healer with over 18 years of experience in the health and wellness field, she shines with her passion for inspiring people to live vibrant healthy lives. Janae is a Reiki master, she is licensed in New York and nationally as a massage therapist, and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified Holistic health counselor accredited by the American association for drugless practitioners. She also has been featured several times in the “Luxury Spa Finder Magazine”, and in 2007 was inducted into the massage therapist hall of fame as one of the top massage therapists to experience worldwide. During your massage session, Janae will create a safe and healing space that supports your body to relax deeply as years of stress and tension just melt away. Receiving a healing with Janae brings you back to balance, and we could all use a little balance in our lives.
Rose Brewer, LMT
Currently providing massage therapy services through Aluna Wellness Spa since 2012. Rose is an experienced therapist of 16 years & loves helping people feel better. Her massage styles range from stress reduction relaxation massage to deep tissue & medical massage. Rose had worked in a variety of settings: Country Club, Hospital & Holistic Center.Rose’s Mission is to support individuals in achieving a balance in overall health by creating a massage that will suit your specific need. Rose believes the body is capable of healing itself but needs specific techniques to strengthen that ability.
Pamela Sullivan, LMT,
Reiki Master, aesthetician
Pamela Sullivan has been in the Holistic field since 1999. Having a license in massage therapy aesthetician and being a Reiki master. Her signature massage which is healing, relaxing and therapeutic. She lets her intuition guide her for the client to receive a whole healing experience. The goal of the work is to infuse all different types of modalities to help reduce, remove and manage symptoms that are causing discomfort, injury or illness in the body for an overall improvement of wellness.
To book your appointment
Please Call us at 941.778.8400
The name for our wellness center comes from a Kogi word. The Kogi Indians strive to preserve their culture today by living isolated from the rest of the world in the mountainous jungles of Colombia.
They see themselves as the guardians of life on Earth and believe that it is their mission to care for our planet. Picture The concept of “Aluna” is central to their spiritual philosophy.
The word means “pure potential” and “creation”. We chose the name Aluna, to represent our belief in the same philosophy that we have the ability to create anything we desire in this life.