The Point Lumineux Team
Dr. Sera Balderston, AP, DOM, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician
Dr.Sera, founder of Point Lumineux, has created a team to offer specific chosen modalities that work to increase the light flow in your body in rhythm with your natural energy. Dr. Sera is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Growing up in an intentional healing community in Pennsylvania, her mother and stepfather fostered her abilities to connect and help others heal. They also stressed the importance of healthy eating and nutrition since her father had succumb to cancer earlier in her life.
She went on to study biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University and then furthered her studies in Oriental
Medicine right here in Sarasota, FL and also in China at Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Dr. Sera has also earned postgraduate certifications in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Cool Sculpting, Cold Laser Therapy and Acupoint Injection Therapy.
Dr. Timothy Hoffmeister, Medical Director
Dr. Timothy Hoffmeister is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing primarily in the Orlando area. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, he received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and is a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Hoffmeister has a passion for helping his patients be pain free naturally after a personal experience with severe back pain and surgery. Having studied with Dr. John Holden, a Yen Fellow who developed the ovarian-pituitary axis, he is also a great resource for our functional medicine, hormone replacement therapy, and medical weight loss programs here at Point Lumineux.
Rev. Cyndy studied 25 years in an intentional spiritual community in the Pocono Mountains of PA where she mastered and taught the healing arts of energy transformation and mediumship to hundreds of students over the years. One of those students was her daughter, Dr. Sera Balderston. While she was pregnant with Sera, Rev. Cyndy was practicing the art of channeling angels through harp music. This is why she wanted to name her daughter Seraphim.
Cyndy went on to study hypnosis graduating from Omni Hypnosis Training Center in Deland, FL. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. She was ordained on 11-11-11 in St. John’s Church of Faith after years of study with the Metaphysical Universal Ministries in Allentown, PA. Her latest accomplishment was becoming a certified vibroacoustic harp therapist with Sarajane Williams, the creator of the sound therapy harp healing modality known as VAHT. Sound healing helps your mind, body and spirit attune with your natural state of harmony. Cyndy will tune the harp to your name or your birthday and play your song to your soul. This clears away any limitations on your path in life and anything keeping you from reaching your dreams.
Olivia Hylen-Baez, Licensed Massage Therapist
Olivia is a licensed massage therapist since 2003. She studied at the Institute of Aesthetics Arts and Sciences in 2001 and continued her education at the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy in 2003, where she was licensed. She found an eye opening love within the study of Anatomy, Physiology, Chinese Diagnostic Medicine, breath work and food health.
She is joining the talented team at The Point to continue to help guide her clients in their healing path. She works with Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and stretching mixed with a soothing touch. Olivia combines all her techniques and training to develop a personal massage session for each individual client to tailor their specific needs.
She believes in helping making the world a better place one massage at a time. “Living within your body” is her motto.
Shanon Bogert, Licensed Massage Therapist
Shanon has been a massage therapist for 24 years. Born of hippy parents in the mountains of California, she has always had affinity for a more natural, holistic approach to health and life. Shanon attended Venice School of Massage in 1992 in Venice Florida, and later studied for her Associates in Nursing at State College of Florida. The majority of her career focused on working with Chiropractors and Pain Medicine Doctors to help rehabilitate post-injury patients.
Shanon’s experience working in the medical field has taught her how to recognize patterns of pain and what types of musculoskelatal problems and/or injuries may be causing them. She treats each patient as a unique case, because everyone has different pressure thresholds, and everyone responds to injury differently, based on their age and health.
Shanon’s extra training and certifications includes: Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage, Athletic Injuries, Myofacial Release, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, Rotator Cuff pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Whiplash Syndrome, TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) dysfunction, Chair Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
Rani Mayer, Licensed Massage Therapist
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Great for detox, lung issues, and pain!