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Dr Saskia D'Cote Ph.D, L.M.T
U.S. Region: Massachusetts

International Region: England | Holland
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch



Eric Raldiris M.S., O.T.R./L, L.M.T.
US Region: Orlando, Florida

International Region: Puerto Rico
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, German​
Eric Raldiris is an Occupational Therapist who holds a Master's degree in Health Science education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also a licensed Massage Therapist with specialized training in Neuromuscular Body Work, Myofasial Release and Active Isolated Stretching.  He is certified in the use of Microcurrent Point Stimulation (originally called Electrotherapeutic Point stimulation) and also holds certification since 2008 in Holistic Manual Lymph Drainage from the MLD Institute International in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  Mr. Raldiris has been a field work educator for over 15 years for both OT students and COTA students and has been a popular presenter of seminars dealing with treatment of shoulder pain at the Florida College of Health Sciences in Orlando.  He has worked in a variety of hospital, outpatient and nursing home settings as well as running a busy private practice treating clients with acute chronic pain.



Elisa DiFalco  M.S., O.T., LMT
U.S. Region: All
International Region: All
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish





Gearla Pharuns-Paul C.O.T.A., L.M.T.
U.S. Region: Tampa, Florida

International Region: Haiti, Caribbean Islands
Languages Spoken: English, French, Creole

My name is Guirla(Gear-la) Pharuns-Baptiste.  I am fluent in English and Creole.  After graduating from Loma Linda University 26 years ago my career has been in the field of Occupational Therapy. In recent years I have acquired my certification in the delivery of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. As a practitioner I'm fortunate to have reminders of why life is precious and why it is to be cherished. Past experiences with sick family members has given me a bird's eyes view of how illnesses can change  the lives of everyone involved. Based on my experiences the healing power of touch is not measurable but rather it supersedes most modalities. My desire is to assist those afflicted with health issues from the core.   

​is an Occupational Therapy clinician and a Certified Holistic Manual Lymph practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the delivery of rehabilitation services to patients and clients in the acute care, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings. She is a graduate from Loma  Linda University and is currently a Director of Rehabilitation at a local rehab center in the Tampa Bay area.



Elian Oramas L.M.T., Esthetician
U.S. Region: Ft Myers, Florida

International Region: Italy
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian, French
My name is Eliane Oramas. I’m from Caracas, Venezuela. I’ve been living in Fort Myers, Florida for the past 20 years. Being far away from my loved ones and new to a different culture I was feeling touch deprived. I started receiving massages at the local school. It was there that I discovered the power touch and the interest in becoming a therapist. In 2007 I graduated as a massage therapist, this changed my life, I became who I was intended to be. I started changing one life at a time
through touch. I was so anxious for touch to reach multiple people I decided to teach. Since 2009 I’ve had the privilege to educate new hands and really see how powerful touch is and how many people are touched deprived. Since I became a therapist inflammation was a topic that sparked my interest with the years I observed that edema was more and more prevalent in most of the population.
Through a miracle I found Elisa DiFalco with the MLD Institute International and I became a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner. It is my mission to educate, treat and pass on the gift of MLD.



Renee Scioville L.M.T., President Miami-Dade Massage Therapy Association
U.S. Region: Miami, Florida
International Region: All Latin America Countries (Central & South America)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish





Dr. Chip Pepitone D.D., C.W.D., X.Y.Z.,

U.S. Region: South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida

​Technical Educational Liason 

Director of IT Services / Website Design & Development

Languages Spoken: English, Technical Geek Speak

Chip has served in the IT Industry since the beginning of the World Wide Web.  The first websites were created by scientists to exchange information.  Chip started with building and repairing computers and then quickly moved onto Website Technology.  

Now, many years later, Chip is teaching Website 101 for the MLD Institute International.  Instructing on the core of what goes into a website and how to Properly create a website that will have a strong impact on your business.