About Us

Dandelion Thrive Foundation

Our Begining

Our mission is to promote individual wellness. Through our foundation we strive to alleviate complex stress through a diverse range of alternative healing modalities, including aquatic therapy.
Dandelion Thrive’s origins are the result of the life journey of our founder, Chris Serrano. His trauma-filled childhood and a path of substance abuse brought him to his knees in 1987 when he was given the willingness to change and has had continuous sobriety ever since. In 2014, Chris discovered his passion for the healing arts. It was during his time in massage school he envisioned a space dedicated to helping individuals affected by trauma as he was. This dream became a reality with a $100,000 donation and the establishment of Dandelion Thrive Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 charitable organization.

Our Founder

Mr. Serrano is the Founder and Chair of Dandelion Thrive Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving people’s lives. With over 30 years of experience, he brings leadership and entrepreneurial skills to his work, driven by his passion for helping others.

His journey began while working at Bear & Company, a publishing company, where he was exposed to transformative ideas and beliefs. Inspired by a shamanic retreat he supported in New Mexico, he discovered the power of healing practices. This experience ignited his desire to become a healer.

After Bear & Company closed its New Mexico location, Mr. Serrano started cleaning homes to make ends meet. This led to the creation of “Tidy Co.,” which became one of the largest cleaning companies in New Mexico. He later sold the company and moved to Spain.

Returning to the United States, Mr. Serrano volunteered with “And Justice for All,” where he became a paralegal advocating for victims of violence and people with disabilities. His dedication led him to develop sensitivity trainings for law enforcement and fire departments.

In 2014, he began working on the concept of Metta, LLC., a luxurious spa focused on providing transformative experiences. With his vision realized, he later used Metta as a template to establish Dandelion Thrive Foundation, Inc., a sanctuary for healing and transformation. The foundation received a $100,000 grant to establish a space for healing by the Fall of 2024.

Throughout his career, Mr. Serrano has also been involved in humanitarian efforts, serving as a Board Member for the Philippines Humanitarian, an organization aiding families in need.

Mr. Serrano’s expertise includes over 35 years of management experience, project management, facility coordination, workshop leadership, and various massage and aquatic bodywork practices.

Elsa Verina


Karen Smith


Dyas Kardinal


8-Week Trauma Recovery Program - Spring 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

Your first visit begins with a warm welcome. You'll fill out a brief consultation form to help tailor your experience. Our staff will guide you through the available services, answer any questions, and ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed.

During your consultation, we'll discuss your preferences, specific concerns, and desired outcomes. Based on this, we'll recommend treatments that align with your goals.

The frequency depends on individual preferences and goals. Many clients enjoy monthly spa visits for ongoing relaxation, while others schedule treatments based on specific needs. Our team can provide personalized recommendations during your consultation.

Absolutely. We use high-quality, gentle products suitable for various skin types. During the consultation, please inform us of any allergies or sensitivities, so we can customize your treatment accordingly.


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Creating a space where fragmented pieces are made whole - that is a gift - Thank You

Saurel That is a gift

This is the perfect place to get lost and feel like nothing else in the world matters.

Jess Love it and love you

The massages are heavenly, and the staff's attention to detail is remarkable. It's become my go-to place to unwind and de-stress.

David S Stress-Free Convert

As someone with a demanding job, I never realized the importance of self-care until I discovered this spa. It's become our ritual for reconnecting myself.

Alex B Truly a gem!
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