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, DO, 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.
Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Florida Medical School. He also completed both an internship in family medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Chen is a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been serving the Sarasota Community for over 30 years. At Point Lumineux he serves our clients with care and compassion while helping them through their journey with medical cannabis.
Rev. Cyndy Mayer (Mom), Sound Healing, Hypnosis and Art Therapy
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.
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!
After several years of living in Jacksonville and Tampa, she moved to Sarasota but shortly found herself faced with a late stage, metastatic cancer diagnosis. Rhiannon decided to take the path less traveled and healed her body with nutrition and natural therapies without the use of chemo nor radiation. This opened up a whole new passion for Rhi. She went on to study Holistic Nutrition so she could share with others and has been a practicing Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach since graduation in 2014.
Rhi believes that health comes from within and so does beautiful skin.
In addition, she understands that applying mind/body techniques to balance and calm our busy brains helps us to glow. Rhiannon is also a Reiki II practitioner and uses energy healing in her appointments upon request.
Now, armed with a strong passion to merge Skin Health, Nutrition, MindBody, and the Newest, Non-Invasive Technologies, she is very proud and excited to be part of the team at Point Lumineux. Come see her for your skin, leave feeling like a friend.
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 to make the world a better place one massage at a time. “Living within your body” is her motto.