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Healer integrates health into people's lives
10 Questions | Marcelo Neme, Vital Health Acupuncture Massage and Herbal Medicine

Healer integrates health into people's lives

Marcelo Neme

Marcelo Neme is a massage therapist at VitalHealth Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal Medicine.

Marcelo Neme said his own family’s frequent use of herbology, homeopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic care influenced his interest in the healing arts.

Neme began his studies at an integrative medicine school in his home country of Argentina and then traveled to Spain to continue his studies of Korean acupuncture called Su Jok.

After meeting his wife, Dr. Lynn O’Connell, “we decided to open a practice together one day,” he said.

Through some 10 years of traveling and more studies, “I further developed my specialty of therapeutic and medical/sports massage. We decided to settle down in Napa to start a family and make our dream a reality,” Neme said.

Neme is a Certified Massage Therapist in California. He is also nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

1. Which three people would you most like to have dinner with?

Salvador Dalí, Gaudi and Leonardo Da Vinci.

2. What job would you like to try/not try?

Try: Antique restoration

Not try: Office job in front of a computer all day.

3. What was your first job?

At Coca-Cola in Argentina. My job was watching and inspecting bottles for eight hours a night.

4. What is the biggest challenge your business has faced?

The pressure of relocating right after celebrating our fifth anniversary in Napa. It ended up being a wonderful move for our practice.

5. What’s on your to-do list?

Travel the world more.

6. What is one thing you hope to accomplish in your lifetime that you haven’t yet?

Skydive and paragliding.

7. If you could change one thing about your business, what would it be?

Integrate more practitioners and grow a bigger wellness center.

8. What’s something people might be surprised to know about you?

I studied computer programming for four years at college to advance within Coca-Cola. At some point, I realized it wasn’t for me.

9. What was your childhood ambition?

Helping people, independence and success.

10. Which other Napa County business person would you like to see featured in this column?

Malcolm de Sieyes, Silverado Cooking School.

Neme can be reached at or 707 265-8350.

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Jennifer Huffman is the business editor and a general assignment reporter for the Napa Valley Register. I cover a wide variety of topics for the newspaper. I've been with the Register since 2005.

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