Born in the Philippines and raised in Orange County California, Keoni has been in the Health and Fitness industry since 1992 as a Personal Trainer, Group exercise instructor, Fitness model and Massage therapist. He has an Athletic Training degree from San Diego State University, A.C.E. certifications, is one of the first San Diego therapists certified in Advanced cupping techniques, and has over 1500 hours of Bodywork education from California State accredited schools and numerous workshops across the United States.
As one of the most requested massage therapists at the world famous La Costa Resort and Spa, Keoni who has instructed and mentored thousands of students also is a “Teacher of the year” award winner with his Hawaiian Lomi Lomi program which has been taught and practiced in various San Diego and North County massage schools and institutions. Keoni also has developed and teaches his one of a kind “Vacu-pressure” © Dynamic Cupping classes and also is an instructor of Sports massage, Deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and Chair massage. He has consulted, facilitated workshops, and developed numerous Spa and massage protocols for corporate staffs and individual practitioners throughout his 20 plus year career. His unique and intuitive massage and bodywork sessions stem from a blend of Sports massage, Deep tissue/Orthopedic massage techniques, Relaxing Esalen style, Thai massage and Hawaiian Lomilomi. His style of bodywork has made him a local favorite to many professional athletes, active individuals, and other massage therapists and health professionals.