Practitioners at Thrive on Health

Our practitioners each possess unique knowledge and experience to assist you on your healing journey. Come meet them today!

Joseph Onesta

Joseph Onesta, C.Ht. is a certified clinical hypnosis practitioner who combines hypnosis, mindfulness training and integrative coaching to help clients achieve their goals and establish mind-body wellness.  A cum laude graduate of the Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute in Newport Beach, CA, he is a also certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.  His practice is completely individualized and tailored to each client, focusing on their unique needs and goal.  Whether they are confronting chronic pain or illness, recovering from injury or surgery, coping with stress and managing anxiety, wish quit smoking, lose weight and enhance fitness or wish to perform their performance at home, at work or at sports, Joseph Onesta has demonstrated excellence, effectiveness and success.  He is the founder of Mind Power Pittsburgh (http://www.mindpowerpittsburgh.com), serving clients in Aspinwall and here in Brookline.  

Gabe Cantillo

Gabriel Cantillo is a PA licensed massage therapist. He is a graduate of The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and is trained in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute International. He customizes each session based on the uniqueness of the individual, specializing in CranioSacral, Chair, Therapeutic Swedish, Neuromuscular Trigger Point, Reflexology, and Reiki. He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, and owner of 3Rivers Craniosacral & Massage Therapy. As a practitioner, Gabriel’s focus, through intention and touch, is to facilitate awareness and healing, helping one’s own body heal itself from within.

David Rosenberg

My name is David Rosenberg, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and I practice Awareness Massage. My style was developed alongside the study of Tai Chi, beginning in 2010, through Eric Randolph at The Tao Applied in Oakland. I honed my technique with achieving a massage license in 2013 from the HR School for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork near Philadelphia. Since then, I have worked with many people to create the dynamic framework upon which my craft is based:

Massage is a conversation between the participant and facilitator; how the recipient receives a massage directly affects the outcome produced! My hope is to help promote observation-based body awareness and the development of a soft movement practice to support all avenues of functioning best. Don’t forget to breathe with ease!

Frances Desmone

Francie Desmone is an expert in women’s health specializing in Mastering Menopause. Working with women over 40 she treats hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain.
Clients have traveled hundreds of miles for her kind, compassionate care healing physical, mental, and emotional stress. Credentialed by UPMC, a Doctor of Acupuncture, Francie is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture and Duquesne University where she studied Philosophy and Art History.
She studied the Balance Method with Dr. Tan and Sports Medicine with Matt Callison. Previously certified as an EMT and Wilderness First Responder.
Currently she is in training to become a certified coach and facilitator with Feminine Power @ evolving wisdom.

To book with Frances, visit her website

Kelly Bender

Kelly is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. She values holding space, educating the client about their body and carefully listening to achieve the needs of each individual. Her style combines clinically based methods with flowing movement and specific work incorporated to aid in the body’s natural healing process. Her work can benefit athletes, chronic pain sufferers, and anyone seeking overall well-being. She also uses the intuitive art of Reiki to move energy and balance the chakras.  She especially enjoys working with clients who are looking for a renewed connection to and acceptance of their body. She also enjoys clients who are new to massage as she feels part of her gift is alleviating any apprehension or anxiety a person may be feeling about massage therapy.

Jason is trained with Certified Cuddlers and offers, completely platonic, fully clothed cuddle sessions. Each session is customized to the comfort of the client and their needs. This is your time to receive the love and attention that you deserve. You may hold hands, chat sitting close, hug, read, lie and cuddle big spoon/little spoon style, or try some of the many poses available. The goal is to help us in those moments in life where we either need more touch or simply don’t want to take anything from the amazing people in our worlds to get what we need. We want you to know that you matter and you are loved without the guilt, shame, and judgement our culture can sometimes bring us when we try to reach out physically. This is in no way sexual, but is intended to give you the feeling that you are not alone, and that the world is a good place. To book or learn more call or text: 412-339-0983 or email: jason@cuddlebrain.com

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