Dr. John Cassone
MS, MSAOM, PhD, LAc, Diplo OM, DAOM
Dr. Cassone began his career nearly thirty years ago using lifestyle modifications and nutritional therapies with the goal of reducing chronic illness and ultimately improving the quality of life for those he serves. He holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition, a Ph.D. in clinical nutrition, a second master's degree in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, and acupuncture, and a second doctorate in integrative medicine (DAOM). He has the highest level of education available in the field of Functional Medicine and has effectively treated patients from all over the world. Dr. Cassone is a board certified licensed Primary Care provider in the state of California, is nationally certified (NCCAOM), holds a teaching position at South Baylo University educating licensed practitioners, and has published three books.
"As a scientist and a researcher, it has been my life's work to sort effectual from ineffectual treatment models. As a doctor, it is my art to investigate the complex origins of each patient's condition and to apply techniques of corrective physiology. It is only by understanding and treating the root cause that long term health is possible." - Dr. Cassone
In 2000, Dr. Cassone opened and operated Range of Motion, a fitness center located in San Pedro, California which grew to become a South Bay leader in fitness & wellness (it was forced to close in August 2020 due to COVID restrictions in Los Angeles County on all gyms). The main practice is located in Temecula, California however he is able to treat patients anywhere using modern technologies and internet conferencing.
Kelly Cassone, CME
Clinical Director, Certified Medical Esthetician
Over 20 years ago Kelly owned and operated Skin Wellness Center. Her staff included Registered Nurses, Licensed Massage Therapists, Medical Estheticians, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Her knowledge in clinic operations and patient care makes it possible for a patient-centered practice.
As Clinical Director, Kelly is the liaison between the providers and the patients and oversees all care. She monitors treatment plans, answers questions, and provides coaching through the lifestyle changes that are sometimes needed during holistic care. Kelly is in charge of operations for both the San Pedro and Temecula locations.
As a State Licensed Esthetician and Certified Medical Esthetician, Kelly offers customized clinical skin treatments for teens, women, and men. Her services are by appointment only.
John Finnell, MSAOM, Diplo OM, LAc
After years of sitting behind a desk stressed out, he accrued his own array of physical and emotional ailments, which became the catalyst for traveling abroad in search of a healthier lifestyle. Although deeply enriching, it left him even more sick and tired. He then turned to Dr. Cassone as a patient and, through his own healing, found a deep level of meaning and purpose in Holistic Medicine. He has since committed himself to the study and practice of Holistic Medicine with the goal of offering patients lasting relief.
John Finnell is a board licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California, and carries a National Certification in Oriental Medicine. He graduated with honors from South Baylo University with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has received two distinguished Clinical Awards for outstanding patient care and three Academic Awards for outstanding academic achievement.
Dr. Cynthia Nobriga
MSAOM, LAc, DAOM
Dr. Nobriga has been working with patients for the last 10 years and has had great success treating chronic and complex conditions. She completed her Master's and Doctoral programs at South Baylo University where she was close friends with Dr. Cassone. It was fantastic news when she decided to join the Cassone Wellness team. She is committed to the ongoing study and practice of holistic medicine and her caring heart is impossible to miss.
Jennifer Zoccoli, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jennifer Zoccoli is excited to be bringing the beautiful modality of massage therapy to Cassone Wellness. She has been in practice since 2006 and truly believes that massage can help bring the body back into balance. One of her favorite elements of massage is the fact that there is no one size fits all. She utilizes her training in craniosacral, reflexology, various deep tissue techniques, and aromatherapy to design a custom experience based on the patient's needs. Whether you are looking to work on a specific area of concern, or need overall bodywork, Jenn is here to help your healing process.
Rico Zavalee, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist and Doctoral Student
Like many healers, Rico began his journey with medicine after suffering his own ailments that eventually led him to Holistic Medicine. After several successful treatments, he credits Dr. Cassone with sparking the fire that led him to begin his DACM degree. His Doctoral program required him to take a massage course early on to better understand the healing element of touch. After the first course, the importance of massage as a component of holistic healing resonated with him and he began taking every massage course he could. Having accrued over 500 hours of massage training in the classroom and countless more learning from exceptional therapists in the field, Rico, to the best of his ability, looks forward to helping others find relief and tranquility.
Rico Zavalee is a Certified Massage Therapist in the State of California, and is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM). He received his bodywork training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. There he learned to combine techniques from several massage modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Thai, and Foot Reflexology. Rico is also a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.
Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness and Health has been in Siena's family professionally for three decades. Fitness played a major role in Siena's own health moving from fatigue and weight gain to full of energy and athletic. It has become her personal passion and highest goal to take Cassone Wellness patients to the next level in their fitness. Siena tailors exercise routines to specific body types using combinations of high intensity, strength and flexibility training, along with cardiovascular exercises to ensure all aspects of fitness are improved.