Laureen F. and Stephanie L.

BayTree Wellness Center was founded in 2002 by Laureen Fanucchi and Stephanie LaCarrubba. Our team includes some of the Bay Area’s finest practitioners in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, massage, skin care, mind/body, and spiritual services.

Stephanie LaCarrubba, RN, LAc

With a B.S. in Nursing Science from the University of San Francisco and a Masters in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University Stephanie was a clinical nurse specialist and worked with people with cancer and immune disorders for 20 years. After seeing the wonderful results some of her patients achieved through acupuncture treatments she decided to study Chinese Medicine and received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. Stephanie has been practicing in the Bay Area for over 16 years. She is licensed in the state of California and board certified to practice nationwide. She has also completed a certification course in pediatrics and Reiki level 1 training. Stephanie will design individual treatment plans using nutraceuticals, Chinese Medicine, and exercise to manage a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Laureen Fanucchi, CN, CMT, CST
Laureen has been in practice for over 18 years. Born and raised in the Bay Area and the mother of two children. Former competitive soccer player and runner. Laureen has a degree in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Laureen has worked as a Doula and is a infant massage instructor where she does group classes and private sessions with clients. She has training in the healing arts such as: Reiki Level 1, 2, 3, chakra balancing, AromaTouch and essential oils. She received special training through Upledger Institute in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and has completed training in pediatrics. Through CST and different healing modalities Laureen has helped many families. Laureen has received additional training in massage in areas including Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Prenatal and Postpartum. In addition Laureen has also completed personal training certification and has continue education in movement therapy which she uses with her clients to give them exercises that can help heal their body. Laureen works on all ages from newborns to seniors. She has experience working with athletes, babies, children, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Pregnancy, Injuries and much more. When clients are at BayTree her goal is for her clients to feel safe, supported and at peace. Also, to provide a place to heal their mind, body and spirit.

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  • A few years ago I was diagnosed with acute tendonitis in my wrist. After multiple cortisone injections, I was told I would need surgery in order to have the use of my wrist again. I decided to look into Chinese Medicine. To my relief, Stephanie was able to alleviate the pain in my wrist fairly quickly and with continued treatments, my wrist was good as new. Although I’ve seen Stephanie for many other aches and pains over the years, my wrist isn’t one of them… I continue to have a pain-free wrist without surgery!

    – R.S

  • I have been going to Laureen for a massage since I was pregnant with my first child 8 years ago. She is wonderful. Very accommodating, and does a great job at listening to your body and making the massage relaxing and restorative. Stephanie has treated my children for asthma 4 years, my daughter started when she was 5 and my son started when he was 4. The results have been amazing. My daughter no longer needs treatments because her lungs have healed and have become strong, I believe as a result of acupuncture.

    – Gwendolyn Holden

  • BayTree people are amazing! They know women’s bodies and how to help us heal and maintain our health. Coming into BayTree Wellness Center is always wonderful — from the warm way you are greeted upon entering to the time out of the “real” world in order to focus on yourself. I highly recommend coming here for issues related to fertility, immune system issues and over all well-being

    – Melissa Hessekiel

  • Dr. Stephanie is great. Very caring and intuitive. She creates a relaxing environment and each time I have felt better. As she gets to know me and my needs, she is able to hone in on the acupuncture points I need for healing.

    – Brien S.

  • I have been a long term “wellness patient” of BayTree Wellness Center – working a very hectic and stressful job. I believe that my preventive treatments at BayTree contribute significantly to my high energy output.

    – Derene