Meet the Doctors
Deena R. Hackett, DOM
Dr. Deena is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Radford University in Virginia. Although initially trained in the Western tradition, she has always been interested in Chinese Medicine and an holistic approach to healing. While employed as a biologist/geneticist for the University of Florida she decided to pursue her doctorate in Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine in 2004. In addition, Dr. Deena has been certified in Acu-Injection Therapy and Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Integrating knowledge from East and West, she uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diet/lifestyle counseling in her acupuncture practice to help patients achieve holistic health.
She has been practicing in Sarasota since 2004. She has had great success in the treatment of infertility, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain and weight loss.
Rita Specht-Anderson, AP, DOM
Dr. Rita is a graduate from East West College of Natural Medicine. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Rita has been a Sarasota resident for 26 years. Dr. Rita has been in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practice for 16 years and has over 30 years of experience in alternative healing modalities. Dr. Rita’s training includes acupuncture, herbology, homeopathy, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, massage and Polarity bodywork, pediatric care, fertility and women’s health, anti-aging and addiction. She is licensed by the State of Florida and recognized by The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a member of FSOMA. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
“I am pleased to be a part of the 941Wellness family. I am grateful to share the benefits of my training with you. Together we can achieve your optimum health and wellness.”
Sydnie Bryant, Nationally Certified in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; State Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Bryant loves working with anxiety and depression, fertility, women’s health, headaches, thyroid, hair loss, immune support, autoimmune, and digestive concerns. Dr. Bryant is a great resource for those who have not found help with their physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns from other resources. Her acupuncture style is gentle and effective.
She is an essential oil enthusiast and utilizes essential oils when appropriate. Dr. Bryant is an advanced student practitioner of meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza. Sessions with Dr. Bryant may also include Reiki, EFT, Sound Therapy, and angels.
Lois Winkler, R.N. C.H.C & Aromatherapy
Lois has a varied background in health and wellness. She worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for 22 years as an R.N. with experience in Intensive Care, Oncology and Med. Surg.
She started working with a neutraceutical company in 1996 where she started to lean more toward alternative medicine expanding her knowledge of supplements and essential oils.
In 2009 she was administrator of a nurse registry working with Hospice and persons with disabilities. Essential oils were used in the treatment of some of these patients. That is when the love for the essential oils started! Lois became a certified aromatherapist and Certified Health Coach and in 2017 started to do raindrop therapy for 941 Wellness.
“A great day is when someone gets off my table feeling better than when they got on.” The oils are so amazing and powerful!
Kimberly Shea Love, State Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Originally from Greenville, MS; Shea has recently relocated to sunny Sarasota via Nashville, TN, where she has lived for 15+ years. While living in TN, Shea attended the Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies, graduating in 2014.
After obtaining her Professional License, Shea has continued her education with additional training in the following areas:
- Craniosacral Therapy
Shea has worked for various massage studios/spas in the Nashville area, while also maintaining a thriving private practice of her own. She is now looking forward to servicing clients in the Sarasota area.
In her free time, Shea is a beginner beekeeper and enjoys raising caterpillars and butterfly gardening. She loves the water and the outdoors (one of the reasons she moved here) and enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, yoga, bicycling, and other outdoor activities. I also love creating new things in the kitchen.