Ramona is a Certified Massage Therapist who has been practicing in Santa Cruz for over five years. Ramona received her training at the Five Branches Institute (Santa Cruz) and is certified in various forms of massage including "therapeutic massage". She became interested in therapeutic massage after several knee injuries including a knee replacement. During each bout of rehabilitation she saw the value in pre and post-surgery massage. Also, as an American Council Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer Ramona is familiar with the biomechanics of the human body and is able to identify potential problem areas based on a person's activities and to apply proper techniques to relieve the stress placed on their bodies.
Ramona is a competitive athlete in the area of power lifting, bench press and cycling where she has won various medals in the Western States Police and Fire Games. Ramona is a retired Deputy Sheriff. She also owns and operates her own business, Functional Interval Strength Training.