Within its intimate spa space, the professionally trained team of nimble-fingered professionals at Brio assuages weary hands and feet with an indulgent duo of manicure and pedicure services. During the manicure, guests select from a shaken libation of puckered pink-lemonade, blueberry, or apple-martini flavors that tartly unhinges the senses. Finger and toe shields are sufficiently soaked, trimmed, clipped, and filed before they are topped with an armored color of choice. Set aside an hour with your mates or cabin boys to rove Brio's seas of undulated relaxation, where you can share cocktails while spreading unsubstantiated rumors.
At Schinnerer Chiropractic, Inc., Dr. David Schinnerer has been combating pain with low-risk spinal adjustments and physical therapy for more than 20 years. He tailors these treatments to each individual, locating sources of pain rather than simply covering them up with pills or putting a blanket over his head so he no longer sees them. Alongside the holistic health-care practitioner, a certified massage therapist supplements pain relief with soothing massage strokes.
Faccia Bella Beauty Studio’s staff primps clients with a diverse selection of aesthetic services—they can render anything from a simple brow wax to body-slimming therapy. Aestheticians can whisk guests past the wood cabinetry-outfitted styling area to the skin treatment area for microdermabrasions and enzyme peels that mitigate visible signs of aging, and their permanent makeup applications can fill in brows, darken eyelines, and add color to lips. With Aveda products, hairstylists render exquisite styles, or they can manipulate texture with perms or Japanese straightening treatments. Alternatively, nail technicians adorn digits with crackle and long-lasting gel polish—they can even do a Chuck Taylor sneaker design that looks uncannily real. The staff even goes beyond aesthetics, offering personalized massages that address any problem areas, such as an attic that has so many cobwebs you have to contort your way through it and hurt your back.
Having spent two-and-a-half seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs’ associate alternative team doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic Darrick Sahara has the chiropractic chops to keep both regular patients and top-level athletes injury-free. At his clinic, he combines traditional chiropractic techniques with a variety of other alternative modalities, including homeopathy, hyperbaric-oxygen therapy, and applied kinesiology to treat injuries and ailments with a holistic approach.
Registered acupuncturist and medical professor Dr. J.R. Zhou helms Acupuncture Clinic of Pasadena, where she uses sterile, disposable needles and natural herbs to break cycles of illness and anxiety. During acupuncture sessions, Dr. Zhou stimulates specific points across the body, helping to unblock energy pathways, pinpoint new freckles, and potentially assuage stress, anxiety, or pain. She also prepares customized herbal teas and supplements that, in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine, deliver natural curative benefits to the body.
During his training at King's College Hospital in London, Claude Matar mastered the old-fashioned art of listening. Today, he still believes that the key to providing a successful diagnosis lies in taking the proper time and energy to listen to each client's concerns. Though he no longer practices medicine, the nutritionist, board-certified naturopathic physician, and founder of Pasadena Weight Loss Center has used his ears and his education to help thousands of clients achieve their individual health goals, including former Dallas star Linda Gray and professional football champ Dwight Hicks.
To help clients shed inches, he utilizes the highly personalized Matar method, a system he believes offers patients their best chances for long-lasting results. It begins with an in-depth evaluation including a nutrient analysis, thyroid tests, and identification of any factors inhibiting weight loss. Matar then consults with the client to develop a plan focused not only on diet and exercise but also on strategies for improved sleep, hydration, and detoxification. He and his staff stay in daily contact to answer questions regarding progress or tips for turning uneaten bear claws into table art and will also reevaluate clients' success at a weekly face-to-face meeting.
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