Tanya Hauck is a licensed massage therapist, master Reiki practitioner, and certified Reiki master teacher. At Therapeutic Healing Massage, Tanya strives to provide each client with healing treatments tailored to meet their needs, which she assesses in two ways. The first is by conducting an initial interview to gain insight into her clients’ histories, needs, and goals. Tanya specializes in intuitive massage, an approach that entails reading musculature and posture in order to discover the roots of discomfort and figure out which funny bone is stealing jokes. Tanya offers Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massages. Hydrating and detoxifying body wraps are also available, as are spa packages inspired by the earthly elements: earth, wind, water, and firemen.
A certified green spa, AQUA Spa & Wellness Center uses organic and all-natural products, including handmade Eminence Organic skincare salves from Hungary. The spa?s team performs an array of facials that use fruit pulp and seeds to help remove dead skin cells and clean dirt and oil out of pores. They administer body treatments such as body-contouring wraps with M?lis products that help boost circulation and detoxify the body. View their full menu of services [here].
More than 25 years ago, licensed massage therapist and single mom Peggy Irvin was facing the challenges of raising two children on her own. Despite her personal struggles, Irvin dedicated her life to making other people more comfortable. She founded the original Body Massage Wellness Spa as a massage-only establishment, but through creativity and determination, has assembled a team of highly trained professionals and designed a space that is as soothing as the spa treatments on offer.
Guests sip warm cups of tea before a fragrant aromatherapy or deep-tissue massage, then head to a private room for a facial, Zerona laser body-contouring session, or Botox or Juvederm injection. During manicures, guests sit in cushy high-backed leather chairs facing wooden room dividers whose mirrored panels are ideal for admiring newly polished fingers or seeing how long you can make eye contact with yourself before it gets weird. To further banish quotidian stress, Irvin has outfitted the reception area with tranquil beige and blue-green earth tones and an abundance of plants.
The root of the word medicine, mederi, is a Latin term meaning “to heal.” It’s also the perfect name for Mederi Health, where a team of MDs and licensed acupuncturists do exactly that. Through alternative medicine, chiropractic care, and functional neurology, the clinic’s trio of doctors aims to alleviate a range of maladies. For example, Bio-identical hormone management can correct simple problems such as weight gain, fatigue, and crying during jewelry-store commercials, and acupuncture and chiropractic services can assuage lower-back pain, headaches, and carpal-tunnel syndrome. Modern medicine may not have developed a cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s yet, but Mederi’s functional neurologists can help victims maintain an ability to perform everyday tasks through simple exercises.
Traditional Chinese medicine is built on the belief that healing begins when the two forces at work within the body settle into equilibrium. The practitioners at Berkeley Community Acupuncture and Massage trust this holistic principle will overcome their modern patients’ afflictions just like it did for those who practiced it before “ouch” was even assigned a petroglyph. Their acupuncture and massage treatments cure pain and disease from the inside out, and whereas acupuncture enlists thin needles to rebalance the flow of energy through the body, massage does the same thing using gentle kneading motions. Clients can combine the techniques or select just one in order to help ease digestive and respiratory disorders or simply diminish the stress of daily life.
Today's wellness-wonder Groupon gets you 60 minutes of wonderful wellness at Botanica Wellness Sanctuary, a natural therapy clinic that blends modern science with western and alternative healing techniques. Choose one of the following services: acupuncture ($120), herbal therapy ($70), chiropractic ($125), Reiki ($70), reflexology ($70), naturopathy ($150), cranial sacral therapy ($75), nutritional counseling ($70), or general counseling ($75–$90). The Art Museum: To make up for your rejected art school application, vow revenge on the entire town. The Hypnotist’s Office: To make up for your rejected art school application, steal the hypnotist’s hypno-coin and command an army of birds to enact vengeance on your enemies. The Police Station: To make up for being unjustly accused of ghastly crimes that were clearly committed by birds, allow your bird-servants to lay siege to the building and free you. Leave only one survivor who couldn’t possibly track you to the unfinished high rise. The Unfinished High Rise: To make up for losing your sanity in an bacchanalian spree of bird crime, surrender and hand the hypno-coin to the surviving police officer. Though he seems incorruptible, he shockingly uses the hypno-coin to allow the birds their revenge on you.