about us : the my acu spa family

My Acu Spa
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Hope Acuna, Owner, Licensed Esthetician Dea Brite, Owner, Business Execitive
Marci Wuebben, L.E. Cary Clark, L.Ac. Meghan Griffin, L.Ac.
Dr. Joe Dubroff Yael Ben-Porat, L.Ac. Laura Lassaline, LE.
Hope Acuna, LE

Hope Acuna, LE.

Owner — Licensed Esthetician

I have found great satisfaction in treating my clients so that they feel cared for and have their skin look great. Our skin is the largest organ we have and it is important to keep it healthy and beautiful. There are many types of treatments that I offer. They are personalized with a skin and lifestyle analysis so that I can understand your needs, and the products that I use are carefully selected. My goal is to combine technique with compassion and feel gratified to have many returning clients.

I hope you will give me the opportunity to work with you to obtaining your skin care goals.
Dea Leigh Brite

Dea Leigh Brite

Owner — Business Execitive

Professional consultant in information and Accounting Systems with recent emphasis on small business accounting and profitability, 8 years. Positions and consulting engagements in a variety of industries, including but not limited to Medical, Legal, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Construction, Education, Transportation, and other Small Businesses.

Professor of Business Information Systems, Instructor of Accounting Systems and Computer Science for the San Diego Community College District tenured and University of San Diego Adjunct, 18 years.
Joe Durboff

Dr. Joe Durboff

On-site Doctor

Dr. Dubroff is an alternative doctor and practices a three prong approach to holistic medicine. Scientific evidence based botanical/nutritional medicine, stimulating the individual’s natural resources to heal (homeopathy and hydrotherapy) and diet and lifestyle to promote and insure health and wellness.

Cary Clark, M.S., L.Ac.

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET®)

Cary is specially certified to treat allergies, using NAET, which incorporates kinesiology, acupuncture and acupressure techniques in order to clear allergens in a drug-free, non-invasive way.  In addition to allergy clearing, Cary is qualified to perform Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, which involves a series of acupuncture treatments to help reverse the aging process in a natural and non-invasive manner. Her other areas of interest include treatment of orthopedic disorders, women’s health, drug and alcohol addiction, stress management and preventive medicine.  Her goal is to treat each patient with a holistic approach, which allows for optimal results.

Cary is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.  She focuses her practice on acupuncture, herbology, Chinese medical massage, nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification.

Yael Ben-Porat

Yael Ben-Porat, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine

Yael Ben-Porat, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M Yael’s initial interest in the diversity in approach to the human condition is evidenced by her early career choice to pursue a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in the Anthropology of Medical Practice from UCSD. As Managing Editor of the Journal of Medicinal Food she has maintained her strong ties to traditional western science and medicine while forging to bridge the gap between what was once a great distance between Eastern and Western approaches to health and well-being.

Certified as a licensed acupuncturist both by the California Acupuncture Board as well as nationally, she earned her Masters of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. She has also aquired additional training and certification in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvination, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, and has served a one-year Internship in the application of Acupunture Techniques to specifically address issues involving Orthopedic and Sports Medicine applications. “My commitment to my patients’ health and well-being is absolute. I employ a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na, Qi Gong and postural alignment exercises, as well as diet and lifestyle modifications as needed to help my patients restore and maintain their health and well being. It is never too late in life to turn your health around and begin living a stronger more satisfying existence.”

 Yael’s special interests include internal medicine, drug and alcohol addiction, orthopedic disorders/sports injuries, facial rejuvenation, women’s health/infertility issues, mental health (neurology), endocrinology, gastrointestinal dysfunction and pain diseases, immune disorders and overall illness prevention.
Meghan Griffin

Meghan Griffin, M.S., L.Ac.

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Massage

Meghan is certified as a Licensed Acupuncturist by the California Acupuncture Board, a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and a Massage Therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council. She earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating at the top of her class from both schools.

Having experienced the power of individualized, holistic care firsthand when she overcame chronic back pain with the help of Chinese medicine, Meghan is dedicated to bringing the benefits of individualized, holistic care to her patients. She uses a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage to help her patients meet their healthcare goals. She also incorporates dietary and lifestyle counseling to empower her patients with the tools they need to get well and stay well. Her special interests include acute and chronic pain, stress and stress-related conditions, women’s health, preventive medicine, smoking cessation, and endocrine conditions.
Dinorah Ledesma

Dinorah Ledesma, M.T.

Massage Therapist, Wellness Educator

Dinroah has over 20 years of experience n the healing arts, Dinorah attended highly respected National Holistic instituted. Dinorah is gifted in the powers of healing touch, and enjoys combing a variety of techniques such as Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Points, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, stretching, Pre-natal, Injury treatment, and Divine Openings (a program for awakening the guru within) to create a massage that is fitting to each client’s wishes and health.
Kaitlin Daniels

Kaitlin Daniels, LE.

Licensed Esthetician

I enjoy serving my clients with a great experiences and a wonderful result with their treatments. I hope they leave from their treatment with all expectations met.
Laura Runyan

Laura Lassaline, LE.

Licensed Esthetician

My intention is to educate my clients so they have long lasting results with their beauty and skin care. I enjoy helping people to feel good about the way they look and confidant in their skin care knowledge.
Marci Wuebben

Marci Wuebben, LE.

Licensed Esthetician

Marci is joining the team at The Acu Spa. She has been a licensed Esthetician, Make-Up Artist, and Waxing Therapist for over fourteen years. Marci's expertise in Skin Care is also paired with Make Up Artistry. Skin Care techniques include Peels and Microdermabrasion, as well as educating the client on maintaining healthy, luminous skin, in a deeply relaxing environment. Her professional approach to Wedding Make Up has made her a popular choice for your Special Day! Make Up Classes are also offered, to inform the young and mature of natural techniques of applying makeup. As a Waxing Therapist, she maintains a steady clientele, performing all waxing needs.
Marci just relocated to Mission Beach from The Temecula Area, where she owned her own, successful Spa Business.
Marci is also an Actress and a member of the Actor's Equity Union. She currently can be seen in "MiXtape," an 80's review, downtown at the Horton Grand Theatre.
Marci looks forward to introducing herself to you and creating a professional, Aesthetic friendship!
Jessica Schaefer

Jessica Schaefer, LE.

Esthetician On-Call

Jessica is our esthetician on call, as a passionate advocate for the skincare community, I enjoy serving and education my guests and clients with relaxing experiences and result driven treatments. I hope that my clients leave from their treatment feeling rejuvenated and with all expectations met. I wish, as well, that they can leave more knowledgeable about their care needs, and with an understanding of the importance of skin care and its overall benefits.

I look forward to working with you to achieve all your skin care desires.