The Palma Sola Wellness Team
The best part about the Palma Sola Wellness Team is that it’s made up of real people that care about you and how you feel. They are also highly educated professionals in each of their subsequent area of expertise, so you know that you are getting the highest level of care available to you. Please keep reading if you’d like to know more about who we are!
Karol Schuyler, RN, MMT
My Approach & Philosophy
Though formally trained as a Registered Nurse specializing in Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine. I have deepened and expanded my training to incorporate complementary healing practices. The beauty of integrative medicine is its ability to take Western, conventional medicine training, with its modern understanding of the human body and modern therapeutic techniques, and integrate it with ancient healing traditions and naturopathic practices. It is not simply using ancient healing philosophies to “complement” medical practice or to use them as an “alternative” to conventional medicine.
Karol Schuyler, RN MMT
Karol Schuyler has been on a mission of healing for as long as she can remember. College was devoted to becoming a registered nurse, graduating from Northern Arizona University. For the next twenty years, she worked alongside caring medical professionals in Cardiac Surgery, Intensive care, and Emergency department medical units. But Karol knew that that medicine alone could not put everyone on the right path to wellness, which is why she studied extensively on functional health consulting. Wellness Management, massage therapy, natural care and treatments were all to become a part of her integrative holistic approach to health and wellness.
The integrative holistic approach to health considers the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of their daily life alongside sound medical practices. For over four decades, Karol is keenly aware of the therapeutic relationship between Holistic Wellness Coach and her clients and works passionately, incorporating evidence-based research and experience to make your health and wellness journey achievable. Karol’s approach to her healing work emphasizes healthy living for everyone, functional health consulting that targets your unique needs, and total wellness tools to guide you to achieve your goals through simple lifestyle choices.
Dr Sandy Mannon, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, RYT, CPT-ACE
Dr Sandy Mannon began her career as an RN in critical care which started in 1992. She believes that knowledge is power and she makes sure her focused care for her patients is making sure they understand their diagnosis and treatment care plan. Since one of Sandy’s strengths is education, she always wants to share her knowledge and how to life a healthy lifestyle. She has taught basic and advanced cardiac life support, pediatric life support and trauma nursing critical care courses. She went on to pursue her Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner the followed by a PHD in Nursing Practice leadership. Sandy has been an adjunct professor for the last 10 years teaching for Concordia University, South University and Nova University, specializing in teaching senior nurse practitioner students.
Her specialties include functional medicine, which is simply finding the root of a problem not just treating the cause. She has been nominated as as one of the Top 100 Nurse practitioners in the US. She has also been a certified Yoga Teacher for 30 yrs and is a certified personal trainer. Sandy is married and has four sons. She enjoys Yoga, Biking, Kayaking and the warm Fl Sunshine.
Dr Edna Zuluaga, AP DOM
Dr “Z” is a compassionate, patient focused Physician with over 7 years of comprehensive medical field experience. Her passion is Traditional Chinese Medicine and being able to help guide her patients to wellness.
Dr “Z” emigrated to the US from Colombia at the age of nine, and returned to earn her Bachelor of Science Doctor of Medicine from 2011-2017. She then continued her studies for Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Science and then completed her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She enjoys time with her family and traveling.
Bridgette Halliburton, LMT, CNMT
Bridgette Halliburton is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and Bradenton native. In 2000, she completed her massage training at Atlanta School of Massage to help others improve the quality of their health and lives. Bridgette’s specialties are CranioSacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Medical Massage.
She is a Clinical Aromatherapist and loves to incorporate essential oils and other natural remedies into a patient’s healing process. Bridgette is known for her warm personality, professionalism, and integrative approach to improving your health & wellness through massage therapy and aromatherapy. FL License #MA 33055
Monica is originally from Houston, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and master’s in Urban Planning. She is the single mom of young men, Harrison and David. As a competitive gymnast and dancer starting at five years old through high school, she’s always had a love of physical activity and competition.
Monica is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. She is a certified Spinning® instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics®, a Rollassage Specialist, and brings all of her passions to Palma Sola Therapies, to share with her clients.
In the spring of 2018, Monica founded MuniPlan, her urban planning and permit service consulting firm. She also writes the weekly sports article for the Anna Maria Island Sun. In her spare time, Monica enjoys playing co-ed soccer and flag football, along with volunteering and trying out new types of exercise and self-care to make the most of every day. Living life to its fullest is part of her personal philosophy.
Luis, Massage Therapist
Luis is a graduate of Sarasota School of Massage and is fluent in English and Spanish. He enjoys therapeutic massage with the intention of improving physical and mental wellness. With the ability to adjust to a client’s needs, he delivers different massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and the energy balancing Reiki.
He has experience with chronic pain in the shoulders, neck & hips, releasing muscular trigger points that cause headaches and sciatica. If you need stress reduction, his delicate touch can align brain and body into a calm and deeply relaxed state.
Callie Acre, RN, LMT, EMT
Callie is motivated to integrate your relaxation and therapeutic needs. She has over 8 years experience in bodywork and holds a BS in Chemistry, Biology and Nursing.
Callie would love to help you meet your expectations of what an excellent massage can be and can tailor your appointment for a personalized holistic session. Modalities include Swedish and Deep Tissue massage or consider a relaxing & rejuvenating treatment day. One time visits and multiple-session packages are encouraged to keep your mind, body and spirit whole.