• Essence Acupuncture & Wellness is located in the heart of Alamo Heights in San Antonio, TX. Our goal is to provide you with the best Traditional Chinese Medicine healthcare in a calm and healing environment. We also provide a variety of massages and relaxing spa treatments. Essence takes pride in the importance of professionalism and client care. We offer individualized treatment plans and focus on a holistic approach to restore health and balance.



  • Chasity Brown, L.Ac, LMT

    Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Herbalist

    Chasity Brown is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Herbalist in the state of Texas. She attended Texas Health & Science University in Austin, TX where she received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She holds the highest National Board Certification for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).  In addition to acupuncture training, the curriculum incorporated additional education in the areas of herbal medicine, practical clinical experience, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, as well as supplemental therapies including Tui Na, (Chinese bodywork), Chinese Dietary Nutrition, and more. During her schooling Chasity traveled to Hangzhou, China to study and observe as a student of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. She truly loved her experience of seeing Traditional Chinese Medicine used in the hospitals and clinics in China.

    Chasity earned her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science from Texas State University in 2004.

    Upon graduating she attended the Academy for Massage Therapy and Training and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been practicing as a massage therapist for over 11 years along with continuing her education. After completing massage training, Chasity finished her pre-med coursework and worked as a summer intern for the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office. 

    As a practitioner, Chasity aims to help her clients live more balanced and healthy lives. She has a very nurturing approach a large passion for life. She believes the human body is powerful and has the ability to repair and heal itself in many ways.

    Texas State of Acupuncture Board Lic. # AC01660

    Texas Department of State Health Services Lic# MT047394

  • Renee Hernandez

    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Renee Schinker-Hernandez is a graduate from Academy for Massage Therapy and Training. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 13 years. Renee loves massaging and feels like it's rewarding to be able to help so many people with her gift. She has seen first hand the benefits of what massage can offer to her clients and takes pride in being able to make a difference in others lives.