About Us

Joanna Yañez

Founder of Rebirth

Certified Massage Therapist #33921, Herbalist 


 Joanna Yañez, the founder of Rebirth, was born and raised in the San Diego area. She has cultivated an interest in the healing arts since her youth, beginning with her Great Aunt, a traditional healer. Joanna’s interest in natural medicine and healing practices have taken her up and down the west coast and deep into Central America where she studied native medicine with Indigenous healers, Herbalist, Sobadores (traditional body workers), and Midwives.  Joanna combines her knowledge of ancient techniques with modern medicine, anatomy and physiology to provide excellent and attentive care.



Joanna is a Certified Massage Therapist of over 10 years, an Herbalist, and Doula. She is an abdominal therapist certified in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™, Chi Nei Tsang, and Hara Abdominal Therapy. Furthermore, she has received advanced training and certification in pre-conception support, pregnancy and postpartum massage, as well as certification in manual lymphatic drainage, reflexology, parasympathetic massage, and guided meditation. She loves working with women through every stage of their healing journey. 

Liz Mexia 

Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist , Certified Massage Therapist #77689 

Liz is a certified massage therapist that graduated from the esteemed Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She specializes in prenatal massage, Thai massage, cranial sacral and deep tissue. Her massage style flows with a firm pressure and attention to detail.  She originally pursued a career  in law for many years before deciding to follow her true passion in holistic prenatal health. Being a proud mother of two she knows how important care is prenatal and especially postpartum. She is a certified postpartum doula and placenta encapsulation specialist. She loves connecting and working with women from all walks of life. 

Veronica Eddings 

Certified Massage Therapist #79906

Veronica is a Los Angeles native, but has always had a connection to San Diego. Spending summers in San Diego with her cousins, she knew that one day her path would lead her here. The energy of the land and Spirit of the ocean captivated her at a young age and never let go. In 2003, after finishing school to become a massage therapist, she made the move to San Diego to begin her new life as a married woman. 


Being a multi-instrumentalist musician, she understands sound frequencies and vibrations can assist as a vessel of healing. Her natural curiosity and intuition always has her acquiring more knowledge in natural healing and holistic modalities. After three children, the call to provide healing and nurturing has become even more loud and clear. She realizes the importance of womb health and the relationship it has with the overall well-being of the Divine Feminine mind, body, and spirit.

Karelly Quezada

Front Desk Associate 

Se Habla Espanol

Karelly is the lady who holds it all together! She is our wonderful Front Desk Associate. Before working at Rebirth she helped run a day care. She loves babies! She welcomes any picture sharing you might want to do!  She is always happy to help you book your appointment and answer any questions you may have!

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