Our Associates

Sesame Unlu

Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Certified Herbalist

 Sesame Unlu received her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2011 at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Sesame is a general practitioner with a special interest in Women’s Health, pain management and injury rehabilitation. She integrates acupuncture, massage, yoga therapy, Chinese herbal medicine and functional medicine with her patients’ conventional care. Sesame’s acupuncture style is greatly influenced by her 12 years of experience as a massage therapist. She palpates the meridians as part of her diagnosis, while also gently opening and preparing the meridians for needle insertion. In her experience, the combination of acupuncture and massage therapy provides exponential healing potential. Her work is also greatly influenced by Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist master, with whom she completed a yearlong study in Advanced Acupuncture at the Jade Purity Foundation in New York City. Sesame is a long time student and friend of Dr. Malik Cotter. If you’re not able to make an appointment with Malik, he recommends that you make an appointment with Sesame. Having apprenticed with Malik and assisted him in his clinic, she is very familiar with his approach to healing through the use of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition, and cleansing.

Learn more at www.mauihealthandwellness.com.

Lala Naidu

Doctor of Ayurveda, Holistic Health Coach, Massage Therapist, Yoga Nidra Facilitator. Member of the Ayurvedic Institute, NM, and American Herbalist Guild (AHG)

Aloha! My name is Lala! I Love and Celebrate Life and Living! – A Positivity and Bright Outlook that I Naturally Share with Others.

The theme of my pursuits and passion is to: “Align Body, Mind and Emotions with our Divine Nature” – and thereby live Healthy Vibrant Fulfilling Lives…

Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing science provides us with tools to do just this – And it is with Ayurveda’s time-tested principles and wisdom, I support motivated individuals in living healthy harmonious lives.

Since 2003, I have worked with wellness, running nutrition-focused businesses in Los Angeles and Maui, and have had the pleasure of supporting many in making positive shifts in lifestyle habits relating to *Nutrition, *Exercise, *Pain and Stress Management.

Currently, I see clients at my Makawao office as a practitioner for support in Nutrition and offer Therapeutic Body Treatments.

LivnAloha Ayurveda Nutrition & Spa: 3681 Baldwin Avenue G-103, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768

For more info please visit www.LivnAloha.com, or call 949.735.5625

Katie Paradiso

Licensed Massage Therapist

Aloha!  I am a proud graduate of the Makawao School of Therapeutic Massage and have been cultivating my craft since 2011. Modalities include Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Sarga Bodywork, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Cupping.

I believe in the body's natural intelligence and desire to heal itself. Our detail-oriented sessions will help facilitate this, as I have worked in clinical settings, providing me valuable protocols and procedures for addressing sports and overuse injuries.

At Paradiso Bodywork & Massage you can expect to receive effective, therapeutic bodywork, a professional experience, and excellent customer service. You can book with Katie directly here or learn more on her website at paradisobodyworkandmassage.com.

Victoria Sikirji

Flower Essence Therapist

Victoria Sikirji was a core part of The Dragon’s Den Herb Shop and was one of the original owners during the first 3 years the store was in business. She has been involved in numerous healing modalities for the past 33 years.  Her background includes the study and practice of:  Crystal and Stone Therapy, Western and Chinese Herbs, Aromatherapy, Flower Essence Therapy and formal education in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Although she does not work at the Dragon's Den anymore, she now focuses on a business of her own, Goddess Rising Perfumes.