About Sonia Kaufmann
Greetings! I wanted to share with you a little bit about my background and how I came to create the "Golden
1 am originally from Barcelona, Spain. I grew up with a tremendous passion for the Arts - dance. music, oil painting, sculpture. and architecture, and an interest in sports, history and the sciences, especially biology and medicine. At an early age, I excelled at ballet and ultimately became one of the youngest ballerinas at the Operta Liceo in Barcelona. When I turned 18, I was fortunate to become Miss. Costa Brava, and then became an international model in Europe for fashion shows and commercials. I was educated in both Spain and France and ultimately got my Master's Degree in International Business. I then continued my modeling, but also worked as a buyer and sales manager for two successful businesses in Barcelona, Import of Oriental Arts and the prestigious Lanvart Gallery, travelling all around Asia, but mostly China. Read More
Along the way, I developed an interest in Holistic Medicine and natural therapies. I became certified by the
Hospital Sagrada Familia in Barcelona in Reflexology, Yoga, Phytology and Aromatherapy, and all of the sciences
in the botanical field, including Bach Flower Remedies, and their functions and applications in terms of the
human body. That lead me to an amazing understanding of the human body and its obvious uniqueness for every
person—how our anatomy, behavior and development relate to who we are emotionally and physically and to our very
soul and energy.
In 1997, I married and came to the United States. Then, because of my passion for body work and natural medicine, I enrolled in the School of Healing Arts in La Jolla, California, and became a certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP). This led to my deep interest in wellness and provided the road map. for a career in Holistic health that combines athleticism, beauty and therapeutic body work. I was privileged to work at Spa MD, one of the most prominent team of plastic surgeons in San Diego, and I became the lead in the Spa Department. l specialized in medical massage and anti-cellulite treatments as a certified practitioner in different machines for those treatments. And it was there, in 2006. that I created my own technique for effective anti-cellulite treatment and body sculpting, melding the French body sculpting method, "Manual Palper Rouler," with lymphatic drainage.
From Spa MD, I had opportunity to work at one of the premier Relais and Chateau hotels in the United States, the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California. 1 specialized in virtually every type of massage modality, and won for Rancho Valencia the coveted Forbes award for the best hotel treatment in the U.S. in 2016 for Watsu, a unique type of aquatic bodywork. And, finally, I moved to Los Angeles with my husband.
Now, I bring all of my knowledge and background to my clients by applying my own certified technique, which I call the "Golden Silhouette," fusing the body contouring Palper Roulet with my own lymphatic drainage massage techniques, and providing energy balance and life style coaching to attain the benefits of greatly improved overall health and wellness.
I bring to the community a place of safety, hope, friendship and caring - a place that provides real results for women and men, with treatments that provide effective detoxification, improved functioning of the lymphatic system, a lighter and less heavy feeling, a better shape and body contour, and - the ultimate goal - a healthier life style. That's why I created the "Golden Silhouette."
Also trained in all types of massage and medical/therapeutic applications, including: Facial Modelage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cranio-Sacral Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Kinesiology, Russian Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Energy Channels and Accupoints, Trigger Point Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zen-Touch and Thai Shiatsu, Buddha Dharma & Hannmi Healing Techniques, Reiki, and Qigong Healing & Breathing Applications
Certifications and Licenses
Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Practitioner
- Velasmooth-Contour Body Applicator
- lonithermie Les Complexes Biotechnique
- Tri-Active Laser Systems
- LipoMassage Endermologie
- Endermologie Pre/Post Liposuction
- Endermologie Therapeutic Lymphedema
- Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP)
- National Board Certified Massage Therapist
- California Certified Massage Therapist
- Certified Watsu and Tansu Practitioner
- Deepfeet Ashiatsu Bar Therapy Practitioner
- Certified Yoga Instructor